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Emily Lunstroth has 79 articles published.

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

Reindeer Games & Festive Fun: Christmas Village at Bayou Bend

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The 4th Anual Christmas Village at Bayou Bend kicked off recently and is bringing you holiday cheer until January 5th! Each year the Museum of Fine Arts Houston fills the 14-acre estate with a light trail, carolers, a hand-crafted model train, and festive activities, including a cotton snowball toss, reindeer games, and a 90-foot faux snow sledding slope! It wouldn’t be a holiday event with a photo opp and the Christmas Village doesn’t disappoint. Take those last minute holiday photos with Santa, Rudolph, and a giant sleigh! Keep Reading

One of a Kind Gifts and Decor from Laurier Blanc

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Laurier Blanc was founded in 2014 by Suzanne Coppola as an ode to her travels across the globe! Giving Houstonians and beyond the chance to decorate their home with one of a kind finds from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Her collection of mid-century art and antique decor is perfectly curated and sprinkled with gift items from current designers that round out the selection.  Keep Reading

Tribute Celebrates The City’s Past, Present and Future!

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TRIBUTE, The Houstonian’s newly renovated restaurant opened this fall and the city is buzzing!  “TRIBUTE is a name that reflects the past, present, and future of The Houstonian brand in a timeless way and allows us to pay homage to our great city, our authentic and regional cuisine, and the enduring traditions of our guests,” said The Houstonian Hotel General Manager, Steve Fronterhouse. TRIBUTE is coining a new term for the type of food they are offering, “Tex-Lex” to account for the inspiration that comes from Texas, Mexico, and Louisiana. Keep Reading

Ford Fry Opens Side by Side Concepts in The Heights

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Ford Fry, the brain behind State of Grace in River Oaks is at it again with two new concepts, La Lucha and Superica. The two restaurants may be side by side but they are unique in flavors, decor and overall feel. Superica originated in Atlanta as an ode to Fry’s love of Tex-Mex and grew to Charlotte, North Carolina not long after. Where La Lucha is an ode to Fry and Houstonians beloved San Jacinto Inn- known for Gulf seafood and fried goodness.  Keep Reading

Luxury Shopping in Houston is Better Than Ever

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Luxury Shopping really took off in Houston in 1970, with the opening of The Galleria Mall and the arrival of Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. The Galleria was the first covered mall in the citythe original place to see and be seen. Since then, other retail centers across the state have created a massive buzz, not only for their roster of retailers but for the unique shopping experiences offered to customers. From worldwide names in luxury to Texasbred restaurants, Uptown Park and The River Oaks District are changing the face of Houston shopping. Keep Reading

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at A.D. Players Club

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It’s A Wonderful Life is a classic American Christmas story that has been reimagined many of time and popular with all age groups. This Holiday season A.D. Players at The George Theater is turning the story into a 1940’s broadcast radio show. With just 6 actors and actresses playing multiple characters the classic story will unfold in a unique way.  Keep Reading

Ditch the Apron: Top Places to Dine this Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is around the corner and as much we love a homemade meal we know that sometimes for one reason to another that can’t happen. Thankfully the great chefs of Houston are here for us! We rounded up the top places to either spend Thanksgiving or pick up classic TG dishes to pass off as your own. Keep Reading

Natural Beauty & Wellness Shop Coming to the Heights

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Nashville based beauty & wellness shop, Lemon Laine, is coming to Heights Mercantile on November 3rd. The founder and CEO Laura Lemon says, “Houston is the largest small town I know,” and as a former Texas resident is proud that, “It’s one of the most populated and culturally diverse cities in the U.S., but still has a friendly feel, with tree-lined streets and neighborhoods buzzing with people that say hello to strangers. That balance in a community really speaks to me.” We couldn’t love her thoughts on Houston more and are excited to welcome her second location!  Keep Reading

Brunches, Bars & Snappy Hours: Fall + Holiday 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 Fall+Holiday Issue we highly suggest it and hope you get to check out all of these amazing spots this season!

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Fashion Forward: Meet Local Designers Behind their Labels

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Houstonians have always had impeccable style, and designers are beginning to take notice. We chatted with three of our favorite local designers about their story, collections and why they love Houston. Keep Reading

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