Hello, Spring! Are you there? Yes, it is… Today is the first official day of Spring–or at least that’s what the meteorological calendar says. We’re in Texas, so we really don’t know. And, in Houston, things are even worse! Houston is one of the most moody cities that I’ve ever lived in. One day we have torrential storms, the next day it’s halter tops and BBQing by the pool.
If I have a favorite season, Spring is definitely it. It’s a time of anew: renewed positivity, fresh starts, and personal growth. In this blog, I’ve enumerated all of the little things that I love about Spring in Houston, Texas!
Spring brings with it the acceptability of wearing halter tops, rompers, daisy dukes and sundresses without people looking at you like you are crazy. Also, you have the widest range of shoe options. You can pair an outfit with flip flops, sandals, wedges, heels… The possibilities are really endless. Then, there’s the accessorizing: sunglasses, belts, watches, bracelets, and hair adornment. I’m getting excited just talking about it.
As if I didn’t have enough excuses to visit Houston’s premier dining and cocktail venues… Warm weather means we should all be outdoors with a drink in hand. If you’re into people watching and patio dining, then I recommend Memorial City’s City Centre, Sugar Land’s First Colony Mall, or Downtown’s Axelrad Beer Garden . These spots allow for easy bar hopping, as well as sophisticated bites. These are perfect options for a business luncheon, date night , just going out with the girls.
PartiesThis is the best time to throw a party. The weather is typically just right! Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, a fancy themed tea party, or just parlaying by the pool… I love it all. Being under the veil of direct sunlight just does something so miraculous to my soul. Parties mean food, so you know you have to come with your A game! People will definitely talk about you if you’re host to a party with bad food! Having been in Houston for so long, I feel that I’ve mastered all of the best party dishes. If I’m trying to show out, Crawfish is by far my favorite menu item. If I’m wanting something easy and relaxed, I love to do a loaded nacho bar. Cold beer and food. Side note: Spring socials are a great way to meet people in a relaxed setting. So, if you’re an introvert like me, spring is your season boo!
As Spring approaches, Texans begin to prepare for all of the upcoming attractions. My favorite are Mardi Gras, the Houston Rodeo, and all of the concerts at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. In Texas, events like these are a low key fashion shows. Think stylish, but functional enough to still move around. My typical attire for outdoorsy events is usually blue jean shorts, a pair cowboy boots or wedges, and a cute tank. Oh, and don’t sleep on all of the great parks! My favorite are Discovery Green and Herman Park. These are great for relaxed fun in the sun with friends. Check out a listing of Houston’s most up to date festivals for the year.
I have so many past Spring time memories and I plan to make even more this year.
What do you love about Spring? Let me know down below.