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Weekend Getaway: Houston Edition

February 15, 2010

by Elizabeth & Emily

To be quite honest, we both get a little carried away when planning weekend getaways. For instance, Elizabeth and Sarah’s trip to Houston began with a quick email to check on potential dates. Per usual, once that date was found, the “quick email” morphed into a ridiculous, multi-colored, !!!! and OMG filled, email banter extravaganza planning our 48 hours together down to the minute. We are totally ridiculous. Don’t you love it?

What we never admit during our weeks of planning, is that we could never possibly make it through our list of things to do, people to see, restaurants to try, doodling to do. If we did, there would be no sleeping (not that we actually do sleep when friends are in town!), we would have to speed eat, we could barely say hello to other friends, and there would be little to no time for champagne. Unacceptable.

The good news is that we are way ahead of schedule for preparing for the next adventure down to Houston. Until then, we’ll share the things we did, the things we’d still like to do, and the fabulous memories we made!

Friday Night Arrival:  The Menu

Wine + Champagne
Spinach & Parmesan Bites (with sausage, a hit!)
Anytime Truffle Honey Baked Brie + baguette (most amazing thing ever. we die.)
Traditional Apricot Baked Brie + Carr Crackers
Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart, thank you Ina


Houston Museum of Natural Science: Faberge Exhibit. With a successful museum shop treasure hunt!

The Menil Collection + The Rothko Chapel


Indulge Decor – beautiful goods for your maison

a bientot – jewelry, bags, gifts, shoes, doodles, stationary, scarves, wraps, Mary Nichols bags!
Mariquita Masterson – on the hunt for a statement piece!

Kuhl-Linscomb – endless treasures! From John Derian to fine china…

Olivine – le sigh, I want everything. Now.

A stroll through Thompson & Hanson after lunch.


Lunching at Tiny Boxwood’s

Truffle oil pizza amazingness at Dolce Vita


Still dreaming of The Grove at Discovery Green and a special meal at Mockingbird Bistro.  One day…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2010 11:09 pm

    Chef Lea is doing the happy dance–she was thrilled that you made her brie recipe and loved the critique. I have to tell you that she made it for our crew during a shoot and we all hovered around it and no one came up for air until it was all gone!

    What a great getaway with friends…I need to do this…and soon.

  2. March 10, 2010 9:56 am

    We love Nesting Newbies! Chef Lea has such great recipes and entertaining ideas. And the truffle baked brie was seriously to die for. We make baked brie just about every time we entertain, but this was the first recipe we saw with truffle oil too – genius!

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