Posts tagged #houston favorites

I Can't Believe it Took me This Long! The Menil Collection.

I hadn't even heard of the Menil Collection until I randomly stumbled upon their Facebook page a few months ago (apparently, Houstonians are good at keeping secrets...!). Immediately, I promised myself I'd visit the first sunny weekend I get. Fast-forward a few sunny weekends (life has a way of keeping you busy) and I finally made it this Sunday!

Posted on April 26, 2015 and filed under Be Inspired.

Reasons to Love Houston: The Art Car Parade

What do flying zebras, roller-blading vikings, and the mayer of Houston have in common?

I had driven by the Art Car Museum, I had heard of the Art Car Parade, I had even seen some of the cars that participate in it on Houston's streets. But that did not prepare me for what I witnessed yesterday on Houston's Allen Parkway!

Posted on April 12, 2015 and filed under Travel Diaries.

Well, That Took "Long" ... Back to the Japanese Gardens!

The Ideal Saturday Morning...

...Is when you are not in a rush to do anything and you grab your coffee, book and camera and go to the park. And even more so, when you are able to fulfill a promise you made the day before (which in this case was going back to Hermann Park's Japanese Gardens to capture their full glory in full daylight). This truly was a glorious morning - a crisp 54 degrees F, clear blue skies, and lovely vistas. Thank you Houston for having so much to offer at the unbeatable price of $0.   

Posted on November 1, 2014 and filed under Travel Diaries.

Houston Favorites | Memorial Park

Welcome to my Zen Place

Before I moved to Houston, my only city park experience in the US had been the finely managed and manicured grounds of NYC's Central Park. And although I still find Central Park to be my most favorite place there (High Line, you are a very close second...), I have come to really love my hometown park for its natural and unruly beauty.  

Most importantly, it is the one place where all worries are forgotten and everything seems to start anew.  My cherished 3-mile (well, technically 2.92-mile) daily runs there are something I always look forward to, be it 100F, or a stormy Houston day.

Today, I got weather-lucky and thought I might take a few pictures of the pretty skies and inspiring greens. Now, I am all ready to take on this week! Happy (almost) Monday!

Posted on September 21, 2014 and filed under Travel Diaries.