Eleanor Tinsley Park
If you like to get your jog on, take a leisurely stroll on some paths with amazing city scenery, take a trip to Eleanor Tinsley Park. The Houston skyline and hills offer both beautiful scenic views and enough rolling topography to feel like you got a good workout in! Also, it’s home to many festivals and events. Eleanor Tinsley Park located at 150 Sabine Street in Houston, TX 77007. www.buffalobayou.org
Golfers and those who want to be surrounded by them this is the place to be! Combining the driving range with food, drink, and live music entertains the masses. This west side of Houston attraction has three separate levels and more than 100 bays where patrons can hit balls into a range with ten different targets. This is the wave of the future my friends! Top Golf is located of Memorial Brook Blvd in Houston TX, 77084. Call 281-406-3176. www.topgolf.com
Welcome to Houston’s multipurpose downtown park. Set in the shadow of skyscrapers, this 12-acre space is the stage for outdoor concerts, dog park, lawn space, restaurants, water gardens, 100 year old oak trees, all with a spectacular city skyline for a background. Depending on the season the property’s lake feature becomes an ice skating rink, hot air balloon rides, festivals, yoga in the park, etc. Nearby is the convention center, Hilton Americas Hotel, and the Phonecia Foods international grocery market! Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney in Houston TX, 77010 or call 713-400-7336. www.discoverygreen.com
Jonathan’s The Rub
One of the best BYOB’ and open kitchen concepts in H-town is this place! Executive Chef Jonathan Levine defies tradition and impresses purists with his crustacean creations….think lobster, halibut, salmon. The menu pleases all including Tex-Mex, steak, chicken, lamb, duck, you name it!. The big hit is the lobster though….claw and tail! Bring your fave wine and indulge in this quaint Memorial-area neighborhood establishment. Jonathan’s The Rub is located at 9061 Gaylord Street in Houston TX, 77024 or call 713-465-8200. www.jonathanstherub.com
If you are active in the social scene you know about Tootsies! This locally owned full line specialty store offers ready to wear, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and accessories. Nestled in 35,000 square feet of full fashion flair, this store has every designer you need to know and to wear! Think Victoria Beckham, Celine, Brunello Cucinelli, Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Ferragamo, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen, J. Mendel, Zac Posen, Nina Ricci, Elie Saab, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Jean Paul Gaultier, Michael Kors, Missoni, Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Etro, Brunello Cucinelli, and The Row. Honestly this houses too many couture collections to count! Enjoy stellar service, enormous fitting rooms, exclusive trunk shows, charity events galore. Tootsies is located in the River Oaks development called West Ave. Check out their website at www.Tootsies.com .
River Oaks District
Sophisticated travelers from around the world visit River Oaks District Houston to experience this distinctive outdoor shopping and dining district. Showcasing a curated collection of more than 60 fashionable and luxury retail shops, restaurants and cafes set amidst beautifully landscaped streets, River Oaks District Houston is a must on every traveler’s itinerary. In addition, visitors are entitled to a complimentary Global Access Card, which provides exclusive access to special offers, services and experiences from participating retailers and restaurants. My foodie faves include Le Colonial, Toulouse, and Steak48. For more information visit www.riveroaksdistrict.com .