Howdy, Houston!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! The Mr. and I went to Houston to visit friends and chill by the pool. The weather was gorgeous, though a bit on the hot and humid side. We stayed at the St. Regis, which we would recommend for comfort and a quiet neighborhood.


The Mr. and I being "romantical" in Houston

On Friday evening, we hit this amazing cocktail bar called Anvil, which subscribes to the careful cocktail-making ethos which is very much in fashion at the moment (our friends told us that the bar even purchased a $20,000 ice machine because they were obsessed with perfect ice cubes).


Anvil

On Saturday, we hit some boutiques in the Montrose area, and I'm kicking myself for forgetting my camera's battery that day. There were so many great affordable independent boutiques, and I scored a few dresses, a great faux leather quilted jacket and some vintage pieces.


Vintage-inspired floral print dress from Wish


Navy studded and fringe-y dress from Nonno



After recharging with some wine at our friend's immaculately decorated flat (think DWR meets art deco pieces), we dropped by The Galleria to gawk at the merchandise. I also had to try on some very expensive over the knee boots. You know, just to say hi.


Chilling at our friend's triplex. Like I died and went to interior design heaven.

On Saturday evening, we had dinner at RDG + Bar Annie, which not only had divine Southwestern inspired cuisine, but a Houston "seen and be seen" vibe that was amusing for its blondest blonde patrons and on the way out, a table of local socialites dressed up in glittering Indian costumes.

On Sunday, we spent time by the pool, before heading to the airport. We enjoyed our time in Houston very much. It was my first time there, and surely not my last!


Staying cool by the pool...

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54 comments:

la petite fashionista said...

love all of your photos-- hope you're having a fantastic time in houston!

p.s. received your postcard yesterday, so so exciting-- thank you :)

InnyVinny said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip, lovie! Makes me want to go somewhere with dudeguy and go exploring. I may have to do that soon.

And those.shoes. You must have quite the collection because I always seem to be fawning over your footwear!

Savvy Gal said...

sounds like such a fab vacation.

Deka said...

the st. regis - NICE!!
glad you had a good time :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

How fun! That little Nono makes me want to say yesyes. AHAHAHAHA D you love meeee! And I got my postcard!! YAY!! Thanks babe!

So jealous of your jet-settin ways!

Eli said...

wow, what beautiful dresses!

jaassnnaa said...

first pfoto is so sweet....i love youre dress so amazig and shoes...:D

Brigadeiro said...

Ooh, what a fantastic weekend! Have never been to Texas, would love to! :)
xx

WendyB said...

It's only polite of you to say hello to the boots!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

You're making me miss Houston so much! Even if I've never visited either of the bars you went to. The St. Regis, however, is quite nice. Glad you had a good time!

Sher said...

You needed time away, just to recharge. And it worked, it shows in your face :)

Now about those boots......

daisychain said...

love the new dresses =)

thanks so much for the postcard, it made my monday!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip! I love the pics of the pool and you friend's house. So lovely. And that black dress you're wearing is stunning on you. :)

Sheena said...

Houston looks lovely and I love your boutique finds. I need to visit Anvil because I'm also obsessed with the perfect ice cubes as well (I'm weird, I know)

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hello Houston ;)

So many wonderful pictures!
I´m in love with your vintage inspired dress!
It looks stunning on you!

Enjoy your week ahead with lots sunshine and happy moments!

Taylor Sterling said...

Looks like a lovely trip! I love the teo dresses! GREAT FINDS!

Jaime said...

Cute pic of you 2..and loving the outfits!! Sounds like a great trip.

Susan said...

I have just got your postcard, darling! thanks so much, it made my day :))
xoxo

kpeach said...

that wish dress looks very marni for Spring 10-pretty, pretty

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Loving that dress...gorgeousss!
Enjoying all the FUNtastic photos darling... XO*

lisa said...

It sounds like the perfect relaxing getaway!

Midtown Girl said...

Would it be too much to ask your dear friends where they purchased their coffee table from?

This is exactly what I have been looking for - size, mirrored EVERYTHING.

Please let me know - I NEED THIS!!

Luvs & Hugs!!

XOXO Amy

Diana said...

Awesome, it looks like you had a great vacation.

The Socialite said...

Great pictures! Love the shoes!

Manju said...

looks like you had a fantastic time! :) love the studded dress
have a great week ahead hun
xx

Laura said...

Your shoes are to die for and I can't believe that I just found your fab blog. Love your blog sweetie. Come stop by for a slice of San Francisco...

Nubiasnonsense said...

How awesome that you got to go away. I'm in love with that vintage floral dress its very pretty

Fashionista said...

lovely floral dress and your friend's flat is awesome!!!

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous photos, darling! Love both of those looks so!

xoxox,
CC

Gabby said...

Looks like a fantastic trip!

issa said...

oooh glad you had a fabulous time in Houston!!

and great blog you have here!

boubou said...

waou love the embroidery of your dress !! lovely !!
Bouchra xx

Hanako66 said...

what a perfect weekend...you look fabulous!

JHE'ANELL said...

good times! looks like so much fun...and I love your shoes!

Gabbi said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful weekend! I'm wondering what the ice cubes look liked? :) AND I love your new outfits. ♥

drollgirl said...

you and your man are making houston look pretty damn good!

and you are so gorgeous and i love your outfits!

and i'd like to go to anvil. have you seen the movie anvil? ohmylord how i love that movie. don't watch it if you hate heavy metal. it is a really cool story though. :)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

looks like a super lot of fun!!!

Natalie said...

I love ur floral dress, looks great! :)

xoxo

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

AsianCajuns (Lauren) said...

Ooo that sounds like a perfect weekend! I've never been to Houston, but I've always wanted to go for the art... and now the shopping, and sitting by the pool, and seeing the perfect ice-cubes ;)
ps- Your "romantical" photo is too cute!
pps- They had a "Wish" in NOLA too- I had never heard of it before.

Fashion Moment said...

Hi doll! I am so happy to be with you, again!
Big, big hug! :))

FM~FP~AF

Kristin said...

I really loved shopping the indie boutiques when I loved in Houston!

Lily G. said...

fab hun! Love those shoes!

Kendra said...

love love love your blog

http://stoleninspiration.blogspot.com/

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

Great new buys! I need to get my butt over to Texas one of these days.

Pop Champagne said...

holy crap your friend has a NICE HOUSE!!! wowww :D and it sounds like you had a great trip! I also wanted to check out "The Beautiful Life" just to see Mischa's acting, but I guess it's too late now lol

Dream Sequins said...

Thanks for your comments everyone :) So difficult to adjust back to life in NY after such a lovely weekend.

BTW, the shoes are by Kelsi Dagger, which I got for a steal on Gilt. ;)

Maria Confer said...

I've always wanted to visit Houston. Sounds like you're having a splendid time!!

Gorgeous photos and I adore your black dress.

lululetty.blogspot.com

San Francisco Stylephile said...

Ah! I'm dying for your friend's chandelier! Also love the blousy volume of your floral print dress. So pretty!

Kari said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog to comment!

Your shoes are incredible, and I love how you wear a studded dress in a way that looks utterly feminine and beautiful.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Oh I love the 'Vintage-inspired floral print dress from Wish', it's lovely!
And the 'Navy studded and fringe-y dress from Nonno' is absolutely gorgeous on you!

Florrie x

PinkBow said...

cute outfits...looks like you had a fabulous time

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

I'm sooo happy that you went away and had a great time. That place definitely looks like interior design heaven. UGH, I'm jealous.

And that first dress is gorg, the 2nd one has studs, so you know already how much I love it!

PS: Loving the way romantical

Miss Neira said...

love the long sleeved navy dress!!

xoxo
Miss Neira

Chessa! said...

I am DYING over that living room...sitting room...whatever it is. DIVINE! and you look fabulous pairing those fierce shoes with two very different looks.

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