Author: Christina Uticone

Five Houston Spots for Cinco de Mayo

Five Houston Spots for Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is the annual celebration of Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, and it is generally marked with parades and festivals,  food and drink.  For us bartenders, Cinco de Mayo is also known as “Amateur Night” (along with New Year’s Eve,...
May 5th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Art Car Museum & Parade

Art Car Museum & Parade
We only spent an hour or so at the Houston ArtCar Museum; one hour on a rainy and humid Saturday afternoon.  That’s all it took to get excited about this long-standing Houston artistic tradition.  In a city full of museums, this one makes a lasting impression due to its unique character and charm,...
May 1st, 2010 | Houston | Read More

The Houston Polo Club

The Houston Polo Club
The game of polo is about 2000 years old, and The Houston Polo Club has been playing it for the last 82 (that’s “since 1928″).  According to their website, the club has been home to the prestigious United States Polo Association’s Silver Cup since 1998 – the oldest polo prize...
April 30th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Living is Live Music

Living is Live Music
In lieu of my usual Weekend Roundup I have compiled a list of the hottest shows coming to Houston this summer.  Tickets sell out so fast, and I didn’t want you to miss out on any of these amazing acts. May 1: An Evening with Van Morrison When & Where: 8 PM at The Woodlands, Cynthia Woods Mitchell...
April 29th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Yukon Territory, Canada

Yukon Territory, Canada
When we moved out of Alaska my husband and I decided to make it an adventure to remember, so we took our time; three weeks to be exact, a sort of pre-wedding honeymoon.  Our first seven days were spent driving and tent camping along the AlCan Highway through the Yukon Territory, British Columbia and...
April 28th, 2010 | Photo Highlights | Read More

15 Mother’s Day Ideas: Houston

15 Mother’s Day Ideas: Houston
It’s almost Mother’s Day and if you have yet to plan anything special for your mother…you’re in trouble!  I am here to give you a hand; here are fifteen things to do with (or for) your mommy in Houston on May 9. Shopping The Galleria (map) The biggest mall in Houston, the...
April 27th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Houston Photo Friday: Minute Maid Park

Houston Photo Friday: Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park (map) is home to the Houston Astros.  The park bills itself as a “classic old-time park with the amenities of modern ones.”  My husband took this photo of the famous engine (it’s a replica) that moves along the exterior walls of the park when an Astro hits a home...
April 23rd, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Weekend Roundup: April 23-25

Weekend Roundup: April 23-25
Here are my hot picks for what to do in Houston this weekend, April 23-25. iFest This is the last weekend to hit the Houston International Festival.  Enjoy food, music, dance, and culture from around the world.  See my previous article for more details on the festival. When: Saturday April 24 12 PM-10...
April 22nd, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Laugh Lately?

Laugh Lately?
As a huge Chelsea Handler fan I couldn’t let you miss out on her Houston standup dates.  Ms. Handler is on the road promoting her third book, New York Times best-seller “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.”  Her current tour (of the same name) will stop in Houston on Friday April 23.  If...
April 20th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Craft Brew at St. Arnold Brewing Co.

Craft Brew at St. Arnold Brewing Co.
St. Arnold: Patron Saint of Brewers, credited with the miracle of providing a never-ending mug of beer to the parishoners of his church, who exhumed his body and carried him from his original resting place in Remiremont, France to their church in Metz, France for reburial. (BeerChurch.com) When we...
April 19th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

iFest: Houston International Festival

iFest: Houston International Festival
The Houston International Festival, or iFest, is one of the oldest in the city, its first incarnation appearing in 1971 as “Main Street 1 Salute to the Arts.”  What began as a cultural salute to the performing arts is now one of Houston’s largest festivals, one that celebrates Houston’s...
April 17th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Weekend Roundup: April 15-18

Weekend Roundup: April 15-18
Here are my top picks for what to do in Houston this weekend, April 15-18.  What’s on my plate?  Friday is still up in the air, Saturday is a tour of St. Arnold Brewery, and Sunday is a super-secret mission related to Operation Bluebonnet.  Tonight I’ll be attending the 2010 Mayor’s...
April 15th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Small Luxuries: Breaking News in Bed

Small Luxuries: Breaking News in Bed
Research Reading the paper in bed is one of those luxuries I can’t even afford myself on the weekend anymore: the dog needs walking, the dishes need washing, and the laundry continues to refuse to fold itself, no matter how much I beg.  So when we take a vacation I want to start each day in bed...
April 12th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Hitting the Links

Hitting the Links
If you’re like me, you are sitting inside on a beautiful day watching the Masters!  In my defense I did run a charity 5k this morning so I don’t feel too guilty about spending the day on my couch, polishing my own clubs.  In honor of The Men In Green Jackets I am listing my top golf course...
April 11th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Weekend Roundup: April 9-April 11

Weekend Roundup: April 9-April 11
Here are some of my top picks for this weekend, April 9-11, in Houston. At The Ballpark This weekend the Houston Astros celebrate their 45th anniversary with a three-day series against the Philadelphia Phillys.  I’ll be at the game this evening - tonight is “Cap Night”, with the...
April 9th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate!

Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate!
Five magical days of Disney start next week at Reliant Park in Houston, TX.  Disney on Ice presents “Let’s Celebrate!” Wednesday April 14 – Sunday April 18.  Get in on the fun as Mickey, Minnie, Lilo & Stitch, the Disney Princesses, and the rest of the cast of characters...
April 7th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Houston…Unleashed!

Houston…Unleashed!
Traveling with your pet can be a great adventure or a grand disaster.  With a little planning though, bringing Fido and/or Fluffy can be as easy as a walk in the park.  Speaking of parks… Parks and Recreation Most parks in the city of Houston allow dogs on a leash.  Hermann Park (map), Memorial...
April 6th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Vacation Solution: Farmers’ Markets

Vacation Solution: Farmers’ Markets
When we go on vacation my husband and I love to treat ourselves to expensive dinners at fine restaurants.  There is nothing like getting dressed up and having a romantic meal complete with a nice bottle of wine and rich desserts.  However for lunch we often find that we want a quick bite rather than...
April 5th, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Operation Bluebonnet

Operation Bluebonnet
As soon as I moved to Houston people started telling me, “Wait for the bluebonnets! You have to go and take a picture in the bluebonnets!”  Bluebonnets being, of course, the Texas state flower.   This spring tradition requires that one drive to any number of places (“go north toward...
April 2nd, 2010 | Houston | Read More

Shell Houston Open

Shell Houston Open
Don’t forget this weekend is the Shell Houston Open Golf Tournament.  The SHO is a $5.8 million PGA Tour event that is played at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, TX.  This year’s field includes Angel Cabrera, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Y.E. Yang, and defending...
March 31st, 2010 | Houston | Read More