The number one question that I get on the Channelling Dolly Facebook and Instagram pages is where do I take my photos. Houston is such a vast city with so many great locations for photography. Like any other large city Houston is also constantly changing so there is always a new favorite place on the horizon. Below you will find a list of Houston’s most Instagram worthy hotspots! Continue reading Houston’s Most Instagram Worthy Hotspots→
The island of Galveston lies alongside the Gulf of Mexico 50 miles southeast of Houston, Texas. Not only is it a popular location for locals, but its’ beachside community and cruise ship terminal make it a tourist destination for over 6 million visitors per year. When in Galveston one can’t help but notice the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier at 25th Street and Seawall Blvd. Jutting out over the water the pier provides an atmosphere of nostalgia for the modern-day amusement park goer. Continue reading Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier→
There are several reasons that I love supporting local businesses. One is that it is amazing to see people live out their dream of doing their own thing. Hearing their stories about how they started small and were able to ditch corporate America is so empowering. It is also refreshing to find products that are unique and well made. In this week’s addition of Let Me Introduce You To, I would like you to meet Stateline Designs!
Thanks to social media I had known of Stateline Designs for months before finally meeting owner Ellyse Espinoza at the Flea Style event in Houston this past weekend. Their glittery Texas tee’s had me the first time I saw them sparkle! Not only do the tee’s sparkle, but so does Ellyse! Hearing her story about starting up Stateline Designs while being a single mom working a full-time job was so inspirational. Along with her best friend, Ellyse started up the tee company on Etsy hoping that it would take off. And take off it did! To the point that Ellyse was able to quit her job to focus solely on Stateline as well as moving the shop into this snazzy mobile boutique! That’s right people! Girl power at work! Continue reading Stateline Designs→
Have you ever walked into a place and exclaimed,”This is the best thing I have ever seen”? That was me when I finally had the chance to visit The Orange Show in Houston. Located on what is quickly becoming my favorite street in town, Munger Street, this artistic creation is a few feet from Smither Park. Continue reading Let Me Introduce You to The Orange Show→
The amazing thing about the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston, Texas, is that there is always a hidden gem that is yet to be discovered. One such gem that I had the chance to recently visit is Smither Park. After seeing this spot time and time again on Instagram I knew I had to see it in person. Pictures do not do it justice!
This week on Channelling Dolly I am introducing a new post category called “Let Me Introduce You To..”. This new spot on the blog will be your snapshot into the city of Houston. There are so many amazing places in the city that it is a shame many only know about us by the phrase “Houston we have a problem”! Well I am here to show you that this city is thriving! We have world class shopping and theatrical events. Our food is so good that you almost won’t mind going home with a few extra pounds, (pack your stretchy pants). And we have art! Art galleries, festivals and local artists filling up our spaces with bold color! First up let me introduce you to our Houston Murals!
The Station Theater is the home to several murals including the David Bowie and Gene Wilder memorials. This is a must see when mural hunting for fans of these legends.
Looking for your 90’s cartoon fix? This alley by Merchant and Market on Westheimer will provide you just that and a great photo op! Continue reading Houston Murals→
Today your belly is probably still full from turkey and you may be rushing about to the big box retailers. Don’t forget, however, that there is a very special day tomorrow: Small Business Saturday! It is a day to support your local businesses and make a difference in the community in which you live.