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Emily Lunstroth

Emily Lunstroth has 107 articles published.

Local Houstonian and Editor + Digital Director of Houston Hotel Magazine. Follow her on Instagram for her latest adventures, @emilylunstroth.

Shopping & Dining at Uptown Park is Better Than Ever

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Almost a year ago, luxury shopping center Uptown Park began renovations to the property. Recently, this renovation came to a close and included a few new and exciting retailers and restaurants. The changes made Uptown Park even more of a top destination for visitors and locals; with updated walkways, brightened exteriors and modern communal spaces. This is all thanks to real-estate developer, EDENS.  Keep Reading

New Hotel Honors The Mother of Houston

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The landmark Allen Center, in downtown Houston, has been going through a complete renovation and re-identification thanks to Brookfield Properties. Anchoring the center will be the C.Baldwin Hotel, (formerly the DoubleTree Hilton) a luxury property that will embody everything modern day Houston has to offer. Named after Charlotte Baldwin Allen, known as the mother of Houston thanks to her generous donations that helped fund the city.  Keep Reading

Brunches, Bars & Snappy Hours: Spring Edition

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Every issue we round up the best brunches, bars and happy hours from around the city! If you haven’t had a chance to flip through our Spring Issue, we highly suggest it and hope you get to check out all of these amazing spots this season! Keep Reading

Ethically Sourced Stones at Jianna Jewelers

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Jianna Jewelers may be new to Houston but the team brings decades of experience to their new store in Kirby Collection. The jewelry store celebrates its rich history as a third-generation, custom-jewelry manufacturer that has a dedicated focus on providing ethically-sourced stones.  Keep Reading

Uptown Sushi is Back and Better Than Ever

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Uptown Sushi has been a go-to Japenese restaurant in Houston since 2004. After 15 years it was time for a renovation, which took six months and debuted this past February. The space, now an open concept with a bright color pallet, compliments the fresh new menu perfectly.  Keep Reading

Houston Grand Opera Comes to Miller Outdoor Theater

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To close their season Houston Grand Opera is having three free outdoor performances of La bohème at Miller Outdoor Theater and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. La bohème, tells the dramatic and heartbreaking story of a group of young, Parisian artists during the bohemian revolution in the Latin Quarter of Paris. This beloved production features current and former artists from the HGO Studio, the company’s prestigious young artist training program. With soaring music that you may recognize and is enjoyable for all ages. Keep Reading

The Top Places to Celebrate Mom This Year

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Every Mom deserves to be extra spoiled on Mother’s Day and we know just the place you should take her!  Keep Reading

Spring Spirits: A Bartender’s Guide to Spring Cocktails

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Josh Alden is the Bar Manager of Midtown hot spot, Mongoose versus Cobra, where he is dreaming up the next great cocktail for his guests to enjoy. After being in the hospitality industry for over ten years, Josh still works at being innovative behind the bar because he believes his customers deserve the best. “I’m here to make sure you have a good time, your drink is your drink,” Josh says when we asked him if there is ever a drink he hates making. Josh’s passionate mindset is with every drink, no matter how simple the ingredients, has room for growth. Viewing it as a constant puzzle, “how can I make a round of 5 cocktails faster?” or “how can I make this ingredient more sustainable, more cost effective for our business?” The physics and chemistry of making a cocktail and all of its ingredients are what keep Josh, and serious bartenders across the city, striving to create the next great cocktail. Keep Reading

Five Star Service at The Post Oak Hotel Spa

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The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown is the only AAA Five Diamond rated hotel in Houston and now has another prestigious award under their belt. Recently the spa, which opened three months prior, was awarded Forbes Five Star Rating. This milestone is incredibly exciting especially because it is now the only Five Star Rated spa in the state! The spa continues the tone of the entire hotel with impeccable service, lavish design, and high-quality amenities.  Keep Reading

Derby Day + Cinco de Mayo Weekend Celebrations

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Here in Houston, we are known for our amazing Tex-Mex and that means one thing this time of year – all out Cinco de Mayo celebrations. This year, (Sunday, May 5th) Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby (Saturday, May 4th) fall on the same weekend, which means double the fun! We have rounded up the top places to celebrate both holidays.  Keep Reading

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