Last month, we packed up the office and headed to Houston to promote our upcoming show (this Saturday, people!) and hold trunk shows at West Elm and Anthropologie. We hawked vintage clothing, brass baubles, a whole slew of belts, home decor we handpicked from flea markets around the globe, and our own Gypset Wraps.
We also pounded the pavement for three days to pass out more than 1,500 flyers and tape 20 posters all over town to spread the word about our amazing show at Silver Street Studios. We’re back in Houston this weekend with more than 110 creative vendors in addition to a bar, dog adoption, live DJ spins, giveaways and more. It’s going to be a blast!
If you’re traveling in like we are, we wanted to share a few of our H-Town faves, should you need recommendations. Here’s a YouTube video to see all of the action, in case you’re near a bag of popcorn.
See you Saturday, Houston!!!
Aloft Houston by the Galleria: We stayed here during our two Houston promotional tours. We love the location — convenient to all that Westheimer has to offer — and the patio bar with a fire pit, where we’ve been known to put back a martini or two. We hear the new downtown location is also fab. Maybe next time.
Catalina Coffee: This is our go-to for caffeine before, during and after the show. It’s down the street from our venue, Silver Street Studios, and has the best joe in town. The taco truck in the back lot has tasty breakfast bites too.
The Owl Bar: Our first trip to Houston led us to this spot that serves free popcorn with its sips. Can’t beat that! There’s occasionally live music, and if listen, you can hear the neighborhood owl hoot when you’re sitting outside.
Shade: This restaurant is across the street from Manready Mercantile, and it’s hugged by vintage, antiques, record and juice shops. The area has a hipster vibe. The food was healthy and delicious — don’t miss the grilled watermelon salad and hummus plate.
North Italia: We are obsessed with this small chain (rumor has it they’re opening up near us, in Plano, soon). The fig and procuitto pizza was divine! We loved the atmosphere — helloooo, hundreds of dangling Edison bulbs! — as much as the fare.
Tiny Boxwoods: We had one of our favorite staff dinners ever at this charming Houston institution. Snag a seat on the patio if possible: It’s a magical setting with pretty landscaping and garden relics for sale.
Get tickets to the Houston show online or at the door. We want to see your face!