As I’m typing this on Monday morning, I’m wishing I could go back into time and restart the weekend.
Sadly, that’s not quite possible. So I’ll just have to go through the photos we took and relive it one more time.
It certainly was an A+ weekend. My long time friend Nicole found herself in Houston for work and was able to add a few extra days onto her trip for a short visit with me.
With only 26 hours in Houston, I had a lot to show her in a short amount of time!
Sunday morning we woke up bright and early and headed to brunch in Discovery Green
Discovery Green is a 12-acre park located right smack dab in the middle of downtown Houston. With several restaurants, a giant playground, a hill for picnicking (or watching movies during summer evenings) there is plenty to do in this bustling park!
We opted for a delicious brunch at The Grove
, a trendy restaurant with a huge glass wall overlooking the park.
My Chicago friend was very impressed with The Grove’s special on bottomless mimosas. All you can drink for only $11!
With the pitchers of OJ and champagne swinging by every five minutes or so, they were right on the money about the “bottomless” part of the deal. I don’t think either of us ever saw an empty glass!
Their Sunday brunch menu was fantastic and the two of us ordered something different so we could share, naturally.
I chose the corned beef hash with a poached egg & cheese grits. Nicole had the Chilaquiles, a delicious Mexican dish that we couldn’t pronounce but it tasted wonderful!
The two of us strolled through Discovery Green’s Field of Light exhibit, imagining how amazing the bulbs would look when lit up at nighttime.
Something I must definitely remember to check out while it’s still around!
Another fun thing about Discovery Green, is, well, there is a whole lot to “discover!”
Like this winged statue, which is just begging for you to climb up and take a picture with.
Say cheese, Nicole!
Nicole and I spent a good chunk of the morning catching up while walking through the park. We then shopped for a bit in Highland Village and headed to Cedar Creek in the Heights for an afternoon cocktail under the palm trees.
I like to think that Sunday’s 76 degree weather was Houston’s gift to my Chicago friend. Poor thing had to go back home to snow and below freezing temperatures last night.
I was happy to stay behind in Texas. 🙂
As you know, I can’t wrap this post up without sharing a little bit about what I wore!
Sporting my favorite (and very frequented on this blog) black cut out wedges, I paired them with this flowy Embroidered Isolde midi dress from Anthropologie. The darker colors in this dress make it perfect for the transition from winter to spring. But I have to say, my favorite part of the look is the gorgeous red embroidery throughout.
But, I’ve always been a sucker for anything embroidered!
Do ya’ll have a favorite look or type of clothing that you particularly gravitate towards, too?
And as always, thanks for stopping by the blog! Wishing you all warm weather and a happy Valentine’s Day week!