Discover the Houston Galleria’s Revamped Saks Wing

Since its founding in 1970, the Houston Galleria has undergone several major renovations. The most recent, a $300 million overhaul of the mall’s former Saks wing, was unveiled two months ago. Known as Galleria VI, the 110,000 square-foot wing will bring 35 new retail and restaurant concepts to the mall. Not every retail and dining space planned for the new wing is open for business, but several are. And these new shopping and dining destinations are just a ten-minute walk from AMLI Uptown. Here’s a look at some of the revamped Saks wing’s highlights.
Sophisticated design
There’s a lot to appreciate about the […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

Best Hikes for Viewing Aspens in Full Fall Glory

Colorado has far more evergreen pines than deciduous tree species. But the Centennial State is home to a handful of trees that change color during fall. And for most, fall in Colorado is about one of them: the slender, white-barked aspen. While there are enough aspen trees in Denver to give residents a taste of their autumnal beauty without journeying into the mountains, aspens’ fall colors tend to be more dramatic and are usually best admired in environments where the tree thrives naturally.

Here are twelve hiking trails within two hours’ drive of Denver where you can revel in the yellow, gold, orange […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

Fun, Family-Friendly Fall Outings in Chicagoland

Cool, crisp fall air can feel a welcome change after a hot and humid summer. But autumn in the Windy City tends to be fleeting. Make a point to get out and appreciate the season before it’s too late and you regret not having done so. Here are some fun fall outings the entire family can enjoy.
Go apple picking
Enjoy quality family time and stock up on apples for eating and baking with this timeless fall activity. One option, just over the Wisconsin border from Illinois, is Apple Holler Family Farm. Nicknamed “the apple picking amusement park,” Apple Holler’s farm park is home to […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

7 Seattle Parks to Visit Before Summer’s End

The Seattle parks system tied for 11th in the Trust for Public Land’s 2017 ParkScore Index ratings and has been recognized by CNN Money as one of the country’s best park cities. Seattle’s hundreds of parks, which together constitute more than 11% of the city’s total land area, have a combined 120 miles of hiking trail between them. While most Seattle parks are open year-round, the northwest seaport city does have something of a park season. And it’s drawing to a close. Before Seattle’s clear summer skies once again fill with rain clouds and the days grow dispiriting-ly short, hit up one or […]

By |September 10th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

7 Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in Austin

Designed to fill the long gap between lunch and dinner, afternoon tea is a British tradition of socializing in the mid-afternoon over tea and sandwiches, scones, or cake. If you’re fond of the afternoon tea ritual or are interested in trying it one weekend afternoon, here are seven Austin teahouses, cafes, and restaurants that serve afternoon tea.
1. Brentwood Social House
Suzanne Daniels and Sarah Olano’s recently opened European-style cafe hosts a multi-course afternoon tea every other Sunday for $34. The menu includes premium Zhi Tea, curried chicken finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and vanilla shortbread cake. You can also visit […]

By |September 6th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments