What Is Flag Day and Why Do We Celebrate It?

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official […]

Your MLK List of Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston MLK Weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, January 18 to MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 2019.  Cheer on athletes competing in the annual Chevron Houston Marathon; catch a hilarious, Tony Award-winning musical; don your cozy onesie for a bar crawl down Washington Avenue; honor Dr. Martin Luther […]

What Happened That Tuesday Morning

Many of the children born on that day are now coming of age. They haven’t grown up in a world where we haven’t been at war, in fact, that’s all they know. I’m not sure how sensitive they are to the great loss the we all faced that early Tuesday morning in September 2001. A […]

Father’s Day Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this Father’s Day weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17, 2018.  Hear readings from a New York Times best-selling author, transport to Hogwarts during a magical concert from the Houston Symphony, cheer on hundreds of golfers in the Major Series of Putting, treat dad […]

Get Mom & This Fun List Of Things to Do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this Mother’s Day weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, May 11 to Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018.  Create a customized piece of fine jewelry with help from a high-end designer, take a spooky tour of Hotel Galvez, show your love for the Astros as they take […]

Cinco de Mayo Fun on Your Things to do This Weekend List

  Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 6, 2018.    Dress up like a flapper girl for a roaring ’20s soiree, catch a free, outdoor performance by the Houston Ballet, drink beer and run a 5K with the crew at Saint […]

Your Rockin’ List of Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25, 2018.  Jam out to your favorite bands at In Bloom Music Festival, celebrate German heritage in Tomball, raise funds in a floppy hat at Hats in the Park, cheer on a hilarious performance of Doomsday […]

Women and Jewelry: Elsa Peretti

She was born in 1940 in Florence, Italy, the daughter of a well-to-do Roman family. She was educated at Volbicela School in Rome, with a diploma in interior design. She moved to New York in the 1960s, where she began designing jewelry for a handful of top designers, including Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio […]

The Mystery Behind The Creation of The Margarita on Margarita Day!

The margarita is often hailed as the quintessential “Mexican” cocktail, but just like cervesa, the origins of the drink are not definitively Mexican. Simply put, no one knows who dreamed up this delicious cocktail – but the stories behind the invention of the margarita are pretty colorful, even though only some of them actually take […]