In case you haven't noticed,
Houston is chock full of the world's best restaurants!
This one happens to be close to home!
It's called Blue Water Seafood!
Fresh Seafood and Great drinks!
Ok, let me tell u what we have here!
This drink was so good!!!
It's a blueberry/champagne concoction that's refreshing and boozy--
just the way I like it!
That bread in the background is called a Pistolet.
It's a bread filled with a compilation of cheesy crawfish tails.
Grilled Mahi-Mahi over shrimp fried rice with creamy shrimp over top
a side of garlic toast & grilled veggies!
My Guy had his classic favorite!
Their tagline is:
If it were any fresher, It would still be swimming.
I was at the Spring location.
The staff and My Beau get along smashingly!
and they made me feel like a part of the family!
Even coaching me through my first taste of a raw oyster!
In case you haven't noticed,
I come here on my every trip to Houston!
See Y'all Again Soon!
Well Hello my Royal Family!!!
As you know, I was in Texas for a while!
And you know I couldn't help but visit a couple of home good stores!
In case you didn't know,
Regalia Lifestyle is all about
And where better to feed that than
I had to get my Beau a few things!
He's gunna use it to double as a display for
extra soaps and washcloths in the bathroom.
The throw matches his living room walls perfectly
And this linen storage ottoman is a perfect place to
kick our feet up and keep extra blankets and trinkets.
As for the candles?!
Where do I start?!
These scents are each beautiful and clean, yet manly and refreshing.
He loves them!
Back in NY,
I went almost immediately to my favorite Home Goods location!
My mom & I needed to catch up on my Texas trip &
grab a few items!
I got these towels!
I love living a luxurious life &
I love living it on a budget!
I enjoy a cup of something warm in the morning,
so I got this new mug!
(Of course I found it in the check out aisle--
It's filled with things that you needed but didn't know it! Lol)
The first drink will be of this Ginger Honey Mix.
My Mom told me she loves hers and I'm going to try it!
(she said to add hot water to about 2 spoonfuls)
I also fell in love with a store called World Market!
They have a wonderful variety of almost
everything a person could ever need! LOL
From wine to soaps, greeting cards to scarves,
lamps to teas, kitchen ware to snacks!
I grabbed about 10 soaps for my Love &
kept these bars for myself.
I also enjoy burning sticks of incense
I found this dish and these scents that are simply indulgent!
Can you imagine how beautiful my home smells?!
It's somewhat of a tradition for my Beau & I to go
home decor shopping on a Sunday in Texas.
We went into West Elm
There were so many perfect items that I need! LOL
He saw this crown and said
He wanted me to have it!
I can't even get into how much I love him!
Back to shopping!
Of course, I had to get journals!
I am addicted to buying them..
And you know the colors must be pink & gold.
I got these from two stores.
At Home & Tuesday Morning
I will be telling you a lot more about these stores in the future!
This time around, from At Home,
I got this gold 'My Thoughts' journal
And from Tuesday Morning,
I grabbed the marble & pink 'More Creating' journal,
the Eiffel Tower journal is thing, and the tower is pink and gold,
the book is cardboard and off white,
the Stay Bold journal really got my attention by being just that-- bold!
Brown paper hard cover, with smears of
teal, hot pink, orange, green with a teal rubber band to keep it closed.
I hope you enjoyed this shopping recap!
And allow me to add..
It's officially Sweater Weather in NY
I'm having a good makeup day!
Here are some new things I tried today!
I hope you all keep your home fit for the royalty that you are!
See you next time!
Are you salivating yet?!
Omg! I have no idea where to start..
What you see is what you get!
Macaroni & Cheese is not a dish easily mastered by many.
It's no secret that many people are
hesitant to try others' take on the famous dish.
But lemme tell you about Jus' Mac!
They've got it!
(my mouth is watering just thinking about it)
I took the rest home!
And it was just as good, maybe even better
the second time around!
The staff was perfect! Helpful & knowledgeable!
I will definitely be visiting again!
Maybe next time, I will have room for dessert!
Just remember, I told you!
Houston has THE BEST FOOD!
Tell them the Queen sent you!
Be Stuffed! Be Happy!
My Royal Family!
As if I didn't already LOVE Houston...
I just fell in love with it even more!
The reason why?!
The Street Art!!!
Please relive these moments of greatness with me!
Let's start with the Largest Mural in Houston!
"Preservons la Creation"
which means "Let's Preserve the Creation"
(in case you don't follow me on SnapChat--
which, you should be!
But I love you anyway)
So, my GPS said: You've reached your destination!
I didn't see it.
Until I whipped my head around!
OMG!! Talk about AWESOME?!
French-born artist: Sebastien "Mr. D" Boileau took 27 days
60 ft x 180 ft
500 cans of spray paint
150 gallons of paint
I stood there in absolute awe!
Then I went over to the Hue Mural Exihibit!
I couldn't stop thinking about the amazing, talented people that created these!
I hope you enjoyed the walk-through I've given you!
It helps to ease your day
When you take a moment to take in the sights around you!
A quick moment to turn up!
Ok, a moment of seriousness:
The last photo of the day struck me the hardest...
Especially given the country's recent happenings.
I pray you all stay safe!
Hello My Royal Family!
I'm on yet another visit to the beautiful city of Houston, Texas!
Follow me on Instagram, Facebook & especially SnapChat for the play by play!
And of course--
I've got to eat!
Tiny Boxwoods is not far from the hustle and bustle of the busiest parts of Houston.
Yet, as soon as you enter the treelined property,
you're instantlly transported to this beautiful oasis!
From the custom chalkboard menu, to the wood burning stove,
galvanized steel cabinets at the self serve water and coffee station,
best of all.. the chocolate chip cookie you're greeted with!
Can you tell I am enjoying this white wine mojito?!
Here's a screen grab from my snapchat!
I had the Wood Fired Salmon Salad!
The arugula was dressed lightly, but well enough to make it delicious!
It was topped with a beautiful french bread and salted butter!
It feels like the staff at Tiny Boxwoods laid out the red carpet for me!
Thank you for making this NY City Girl feel welcome!
I will definitely be seeing you all again very soon!
I want you all to check this place out!
Tell them Queen Es sent you!
My Royal Family!
I celebrated my birthday this weekend!
Relive it with me NOW!
Words are powerless to express my gratitude!
Our lives are always so hectic, with little time to spare,
and it's a wonderful feeling just to know you all
Thank you for the memories we created!
We documented as much as we can!
Here are the Snapchat vids!
I hope you enjoyed it!!!
If you feel like you missed out:
I am accepting apologies ONLY with
a Sad Face Selfie!
Send it to me & all will be forgiven!
Thanks you all for the well wishes and
helping to make my birthday so awesome!
A year wiser, better & stronger
Hello My Royal Family!
This Summer introduced me to my new favorite look!
As recommended by my stylist,
Amber @ The Glam Experience:
a Halo braid!
It's the easiest, chicest way to add a little panache
to my natural hair on these humid days!
And who doesn't love a good dress?!
I found this dress online
(A '.com' is my favorite shopping center!)
This one came from a search on eBay
And the moment we've all been waiting for:
These are JustFab's Raenetta!
It takes a few extra minutes to adorn,
but once you're strapped up..
You're ready to turn heads!!!
I hope you all like this look as much as I did!
It's definitely a look that I'll be taking into my New Year!
My birthday's tomorrow!
Have a great day, Royals!