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Emily Lunstroth

Emily Lunstroth has 137 articles published.

Local Houstonian and Editor of Houston Hotel Magazine. Follow her on Instagram for her latest adventures around the city, @emilylunstroth.

River Oaks District Welcomes Avant Garden

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The world-renounced event designer Todd Fiscus has brought his Dallas-based flower boutique in all its glory to The River Oaks District across from Toulouse Café and Bar this month. His dazzling display will occupy an open and bright 2,500 foot showroom with 19-foot ceilings where the beautiful arrangements can be properly admired.  Fiscus pushes the boundaries of conventional conceptions of art with his awe-inspiring and creative works realized through flowers. The boutique draws inspiration from the glitz and glamour of the 1920s and Gatsby injected with a sense of modernity that proves the undeniable link across generations though art and beauty reflected in floral. Keep Reading

The KREWE Pop-Up is Back in Town

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New Orelans based sunglasses company, KREWE, is back in Houston this week! Their too-cute-to-be-true mobile Tiny House boutique will be in Heights Mercantile until Sunday, September 22nd. Keep Reading

This All-Day Café Will Make You Feel Like You Went On Vacation

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Tropicales, is the newest charming all-day café, located where the Museum District meets Rice Village. The name may immediately make you think of clear beaches and that is intended,  both the menu and interiors are vacation-inspired. The team drew inspiration from the Caribbean and the lush landscaping of the surrounding historic neighborhood as well as Houston’s rich Latin culture. Keep Reading

You’ll Want to Spend Time at Montrose Cheese & Wine

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The hospitality team behind Rosie Cannonball and Goodnight Charlies, Goodnight Hospitality, recently opened Montrose Cheese & Wine. Your, chic and curated, one-stop-shop for all things wine and cheese. Keep Reading

A.D. Players Presents the World Premiere of The Hiding Place

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The Hiding Place portrays the true story of a Dutch family who selflessly hid Jews during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands. The original film released in 1975 has captured the hearts of audiences across the world and throughout the years of its existence. A.D. Players’ very own founder Jeanette Clift George was cast in the film as Corrie ten Boom and was nominated for a Golden Globe and a British Academy Award for her outstanding performance. The world premiere of The Hiding Place in September pays tribute in many ways to the late founder.  Keep Reading

Organic & Tasty Popsicles from Local Entrepreneur

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Like many nostalgic items coming back into trend, popsicles have also found their way back into the hearts, minds, and stomachs of 2019! Unlike their retro counterparts, you’ll now find this summertime favorite made with organic ingredients versus processed sugar. KICPOPS, the popular popsicle company founded by local Houstonian, Clifton Gillock, strives to bring unique flavors to the market. Using as many locally sourced products as possible, as well as whole fruits, this is the perfect healthy sweet treat.   Keep Reading

Cult Favorite Salad Chain Has Landed in Houston

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sweetgreen, the national salad chain with a local footprint is serving up salads to Texans for the first time. The first location is in the always popular Rice Village Shopping district, with a second slated to open in Montrose this fall. In the past few years the healthy food scene in Houston has grown and the opening of sweetgreen gives you the perfect fast-casual option. Keep Reading

MAD Will Ignite All Five of Your Senses

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Over 5 years ago, partners Ignacio Torras and Chef Luis Roger made their mark on the Houston restaurant scene with the concept, BCN (named after the Barcelona airport code). BCN may be quiet and tucked away in Montrose but their newest concept, MAD (after Madrid) is anything but subtle. The avant-garde concept in River Oaks District will transport you out of Houston and straight into Spain. Keep Reading

Contemporary Seafood Hits River Oaks District

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Atlas Restaurant Group, out of Baltimore, have had their eyes set on Houston for quite sometime and this summer landed two prime location in River Oaks District. Loch Bar and Ouzo Bar are standalone restaurants with only a few [key] things in common, great atmosphere, the highest quality seafood and impeccable service. Keep Reading

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