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Mary Cate S. has 85 articles published.

Mary Cate is a Houston-based writer, photographer, and reading fiend, recently returned to her native city after time in Austin and New York City. She loves sharing the best of Houston with the world — margaritas, anyone? She and her husband serve local businesses through their digital content company, Two Cats Communications.

Celebrate Easter with Houston’s Most Sumptuous Easter Brunches & More

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It’s easy to love Easter, that most joyful of spring holidays. The world is flowering, your favorite pastel outfit is ready to go, and the ones you love can’t wait to see you. Now, the only question is: Where to celebrate Easter Brunch? You’ve come to the right place. Houston is brimming with perfect choices, from elegant, champagne-toast affairs to New Orleans-style revelries. Here are a few of Houston’s best Easter Brunches, lunches, and more.

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Experience the Flavors of Spain at Lucille’s Tapas Wine Dinner

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Lucille's Houston

The Museum District is a hub for all things sensory: Beautiful art, sunny sidewalks, and delicious food await. One of the best spots to stop for a bite is Lucille’s, a homey restaurant serving refined Southern comfort dishes and handcrafted cocktails. They’re recognized throughout town as a favorite, from weekend brunch to their monthly wine dinners. This month, you’re invited to travel to Spain with a 7-course tapas wine dinner.

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The Houston Cookbook Every Foodie Needs

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Paulie's Houston

For 20 years, family-owned restaurant Paulie’s has been dishing up some of the best Italian food in town. To celebrate two decades in business, the restaurant’s namesake and owner Paul Petronella has put together a gorgeous cookbook. Chock-full of recipes, photos, and even guidance for folks who want to open their own restaurant, Paulie’s: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston’s Montrose District deserves a place on your shelf.

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Pop-Up Alert: Shop Stunning Reimagined Vintage Kimonos at Collectivo in River Oaks

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Collectivo River Oaks

You can never get bored shopping in Houston. With its cultural diversity and fantastic designers, Bayou City is a hotspot for unique looks and exciting new concepts, like Collectivo, a new River Oaks concept store that specializes in luxury Latin American designs.

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Top Specials To Know About During the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

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All Roped In Package at Hotel Derek

This beloved Galleria-area hotel is offering a package worth lassoing! Book your stay with the All Roped In Package and enjoy the best in Texan amenities. Kick off your stay with a signature welcome gift, including locally-smoked beef jerky and honey roasted Texas pecans. Enjoy overnight accommodation, then fuel up with a Southern-inspired breakfast at acclaimed onsite restaurant Revolve Kitchen + Bar. Don’t worry about your buggy—valet is complimentary. Click here for more information and booking.

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Downtown’s Magnificent Discovery Green Park Kicks Off Jazz & Blues Concert Series

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Bayou City Music Series - Bun B performs at Discovery Green_Photo by Katya Horner

There’s nothing like spring in Houston. The sun is out, the air is clear, and the temperature is hovering in the 70’s. Inarguably, there’s no better time for an al fresco concert series, and downtown’s beautiful Discovery Green park is swooping in with a fantastic start to its 2018 Spring Season: the Bayou City Music Series.

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Premier Mediterranean Hotspot Debuts First Texas Location in Houston Galleria

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Fig & Olive Houston

Fig & Olive, the acclaimed concept beloved across New York, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Chicago, and Washington D.C., is making its Texas debut in the Houston Galleria. This March, discover the concept’s authentic French, Spanish, and Italian flavors, expertly woven into seasonal dishes and signature premium olive oils.

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Shop These Texas Designs for Your Showstopping Rodeo-Ready Look

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    Christina Greene Jewelry | Squash Blossom Necklace | $1,100 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Christina Greene Jewelry
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    Strom Rinzen | Cream Leather + Gold-embossed Alligator Leather Purse and Champagne Hair on Custom Hide Belt with Swarovski Crystals + Hand-cut Cream Leather Fringe | $155 and $245, respectively | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Strom Rinzen
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    CITY Boots | The Georgia | $650 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of CITY Boots
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    Dos Carolinas | Custom, Handmade Guayaberas | Shirts from $160 to $280 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Dos Carolinas
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    Ila and Bertie | Custom, Hand-Embroidered Vintage Bandana | $35 and up | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Ila and Bertie
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    Emerson Rose | Byron Dress Mexicali by Show Me Your Mumu + 3 Stone Moon Necklace by Gemelli | $145.95 and $74.95, respectively | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Emerson Rose

Houston’s abuzz as everyone gets ready for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world’s largest livestock show and richest regular-season rodeo. This unmatched, multi-week event kicks off on Tuesday, February 27 with Garth Brooks’ sold-out concert, and the good times (which include a big-purse Rodeo, some of the biggest names in the music industry, the largest Western shopping mall, a carnival, and amazing food) roll on through March 18.

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Indulge in Nostalgic American Favorites at New Heights Restaurant

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BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures

The California team that brought popular River Oaks-based restaurant Bosscat Kitchen + Libations to Houston is launching an exciting new concept in the Heights. Travel back in time at BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures, a neighborhood bar and eatery serving American fare alongside classic and specialty cocktails.

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This Weekend’s Champagne Tasting Event at Camerata

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Camerata Montrose

If you love champagne, then we’ve got an event for you. This Saturday, February 17, Paul Petronella’s (of Paulie’s fame) popular Montrose wine bar, Camerata, is teaming up with legendary importer Skurnik Wines for a seminar featuring methode champenoise sparkling wines from Europe.

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