Aug 19, 2014

Houston, Texas


 I had the almond croissont!

 it was so hard to choose a flavor..they all looked so good!
 The vibe in here was so cool...and i loved the tall windows and industrial look.

 The restaurant is located right next to a nursery so there was greenery/flowers/trees everywhere!


 a simple dress for some shopping!
If you've been following my Instagram, you might have seen some of my travels!

Hey guys! 

So in one of my previous posts I talked about how I was going to Houston and I wanted to share some of my favorite places with you! So before I left, I got some recommendations on restaurants and shopping areas, and even though I couldn't go to all of them, I really enjoyed my whole trip! Despite the heat, I loved the city and I found Houston to be  very clean, modern, and interesting...and a much needed change of scenery from where I live

For a quick breakfast and a coffee, I absolutely loved Common Bond! The atmosphere was really welcoming and the interior was so cool...think modern, industrial, and simple! I ended up getting an almond croissant and a cappuccino on our first day - both very, very delicious! We went back a second time (there was a line out the door!) and I tried the iced coffee and a macaron (raspberry pistachio)- again, both extremely tasty:) If you live in the area then definitely try Common Bond for a quick coffee of breakfast/brunch! I will most definitely be coming back here when I visit my brother.

For lunch, I tried Tiny Boxwoods! Even though we used a GPS to get there, it was so hard to find! It's located right next to a nursery but it was kind of in an alley. When did find it, though, I couldn't help but take a million pictures because there were trees and flowers everywhere and the building was practically covered in greenery. The outside was so cute and there was a ton of outdoor seating (we sat outside even though it was like 100 degrees outside)! My salad was delicious and the mint lemonade was so refreshing! The interior of the restaurant was very parisian chic... a lot of white and black with rustic decor but an overall polished look!

My trip to Houston was just to bring my brother to college but since he was meeting us from his internship, we had some time before he arrived! At the very last minute, we decided to take the 3-hour drive to San Antonio to explore the city and see the city. The town was so cute, it reminded me of Mexico and the town where some of my family lives in! We explored the Alamo (it wasn't really what I expected..), took the river tour, and had dinner. Even though I didn't want to go out first, I had so much fun exploring San Antonio!

The rest of my trip included a shopping trip and then a whole day of moving my brother into his room! 

Have you been to Houston? What's your favorite place there?
-Jessica

6 comments :

  1. Love the photos! Looks like your having fun-those sweets look delish

    Xo,
    Adalia
    seabreezeandstyling.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! The pictures don't do them justice...they were delicious
      -Jessica

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  2. The restaurants look so cute!! I've only been to Texas for a layover on the way to Hawaii so I would love to go back there to explore everything beyond just one of the airports, haha!
    xoxo, Jamie
    www.thefashionnewcomer.com

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    1. This was my first time visiting (except for a layover) but I'm so glad I did. It was such a modern city and there are tons of little hidden gems, plus hte museum/gallery scence is pretty cool!
      -Jessica

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  3. I live about an hour away from Houston and love the city so much! I wish we went more because it is so interesting and has great little shops and restaurants. So glad you enjoyed your time there!

    xoxo,
    Carrie
    http://carrieonblogs.com

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    1. Thank you! You should totally plan a trip soon...but maybe when it gets a bit cooler. I found some amazing shops and restaurants and I had so much fun!
      -Jessica

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