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SPEC’S FEST: A FLAVORFUL EXPERIENCE!

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Houston, Texas – Gourmet your way to Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods for the 2nd Annual Spec’s Fest Saturday, Aug. 16 at 2410 Smith Street.

Enjoy a huge selection of samples focusing on the deli and gourmet food offerings at Spec’s while gaining insider tips on wine and food pairings from the Spec’s experts!

Make a day out of it with live music, amazing door prizes and thousands of specials on wine, beer, spirits and all things delicious! The festival is FREE to the public and runs from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 • 10AM-7PM

2410 SMITH STREET • (888) 526-8787

 

So, who’s joining me?

The Art of Taste: Shepard Fairey x Hennessy

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HOUSTON, TX – Created by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, Hennessy V.S. unveils new design of its fourth edition- Limited Edition bottle series. Incorporating the iconic elements from Fairey’s distinctive imagery and color palette, the design stays significantly true to the history of the Hennessy brand.

 

In 1989, Fairey became somewhat of a phenomenon in the skater community with his Andre the Giant Has a Posse sticker campaign, eventually spilling over to the hip-hop community. Later, it evolved into the “Obey Giant” campaign growing into an international network of collaborators replicating Fairey’s original designs. In 2008, Fairey became widely known for his Barack Obama Hope Poster designed during the US Presidential election.

 

Recently in Houston hosting a media brunch at the Esperson Gallery to debut his limited edition collaboration with the Hennessy brand, Fairey shared insight as to how the partnership began. “ I began talking with Hennessy a few years ago actually right before Kaws did his collaboration. From the get go, I was a fan of the brand. I became familiar with the brand from cultural luminaries like Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre, who I’m a big fan of. However, little did I know that Hennessy has such an incredible history. It’s like art. It’s not just production. It’s like art, what they do,” stated Fairey.

While the Cognac brand has been around for quite some time, the Hennessy V.S. Limited Edition bottle by Shepard Fairey won’t. While at the media luncheon, I received word that Spec’s had already sold out and had to restock. Each individually numbered bottle is available for $32. There are also a very limited number of box sets that include two versions of the Fairey design, three stickers and a collector’s edition booklet for $150.

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Join The Lola Brand for #HashtagLunchbag

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The LOLABRAND is a proud sponsor!

Launched in 2012 by Los Angeles based non-profit, The Living Through Giving Foundation, #HashtagLunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to creating fun-family environments to bring together diverse groups of compassionate people in local communities with one common goal: to give back.

#Hashtaglunchbag has exploded into more than 60 cities, using more than 1,000 volunteers to distribute more than 22,000 lunches to those in need. In a very short period of time it is on its way to ending hunger, one lunchbag at a time.

Hunger is a large issue here in Houston, and affects a wide number of demographic groups. This makes events like this important.

Please join me in giving back!

Andre is Back #Texans

So, Andre showed up to camp.  Here are my thoughts ( any yes, I am a HUGE Texans fan).

Andre sure made a big hoopla about not wanting to play for Houston and oh yeah, demanded a trade after not being able to get his million dollar bonus.  So, we can go 2 ways on this.

He said he wasn’t going to show up and hold out until he got the trade. Looks like that didn’t happen.  Now, he’s saying the past is the past and he’s ready to contribute to the team from here on out.

On the other hand, there might be some kind of motivation for showing up.  Maybe like getting fined $33k a day?

I love my Texans and no doubt that Andre is a great player but I’m going with the “fine” theory and let’s not forget, he is owed a nice $10 million this year.

Yeah, I would show up too.

 

 

 

FREE! Houston Family Fun Fest

HOUSTON, TX – Family Fun Fest presented by  Houston Family Magazine. 

This Sunday from 12pm-4pm, head on out to Discovery Green (1500 McKinney Street) for all kinds of family friendly activities that will include face painting, fun activities under every tent, food trucks, inflatable and rock wall, arts and crafts, door prizes, music, performances on stage, HFM swag bags and more!

 

More info at HoustonFamilyFunFest.com

 

Beat the Heat with Pollo Campero (Free Drinks!)

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On Monday July, 28th, your local Pollo Campero will be helping guests to stay refreshed in the summer heat. We are introducing all-natural Latin drinks to the menu. To celebrate the launch, we are offering free, 100-percent natural, Latin drinks to guests from 11 AM to 9 PM.
Guests can beat the summer heat with all-natural versions of the restaurant’s popular Latin drinks. While flavors vary by location, most restaurants feature Horchata, Jamaica and Tamarindo —YUMMY!

Snow Day is Returning to the Houston Zoo

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Thanks to Sunny 99.1 and TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo on Saturday, July 26th, guests can enjoy this winter wonder from 9 a.m. until noon (or until the Texas heat melts it away)!
 
There will be two snow fields; a smaller field for the little ones and a larger field for the bigger kids, so this event is fun for the entire family.

All Snow Day activities are included in your Zoo admission and FREE for members. 

More info at HoustonZoo.org

 

Spider-Man Swings by Children’s Museum of Houston in Celebration of Spider-Man Day

Join me as Spider-Man swings by the Children’s Museum of Houston in celebration of Spider-Man Day!

Friday, August 1

Our spidey senses are tingling! The Children’s Museum of Houston will get tangled in a web of excitement during a two-week long Spider-Man celebration which includes interactive activities, a Spider-Man appearance and the first-ever Silly String Showdown! On Spider-Man Day, Aug. 1, 80-visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the Showdown. Sign-up is on site from 10 a.m. to Noon on Aug. 1. (First-come, first serve).

For more info, visit www.cmhouston.org

Full write up and pictures to follow on StyleMagazine.com 

See you there!