Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Houston, we have a problem. No, I’m just kidding, but I’m excited to share this post; Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding.

There’s just something special about Texas that intrigued me and I’ve always wanted to visit. It could have been all those western movies that my dad and I used to watch when I was younger. In addition, it could also be all the country music he played at home.

I have been planning this trip for months, because of the wedding and wanted to get the most out of it. Hence why I added Houston to my itinerary. I would get to hang with my cousin, see the new baby and explore the dessert shops in Houston. Then off to Austin for my high school bestie’s wedding. It was going to be awesome!

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

However fate had other plans. In my culture there’s a saying “while man a plan, God a sweep”. Initially Qi was supposed to be a part of the trip, but due to unforeseen circumstances aka life, she couldn’t go. So not only was I traveling solo but my adventure started 36 hours after it was supposed to, because the airline canceled my flight due to thunderstorms. I was totally bummed, but after what seems like 100 calls to the airline, I was en route to Texas! My first stop was in Houston to see my family. I must admit when the plane was taxi-ing towards the gate, I thought “wow, this is where queen Bey is from!”. Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

My first and only full day in Houston started with a very tired me, because I took the red-eye in. On a positive note I did gain an hour which I absolutely needed. After watching too many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy we were finally dressed and ready to go explore the city. The weather was like Spring time (my favorite season) and I was loving it. I totally wasn’t missing that chill in Philly. Admittedly, I didn’t get to explore Houston like I wanted, but I did get to check out a couple dessert shops and the famous Texas Roadhouse.

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Amorino Italian Gelato

Our first stop was the very upscale River Oaks District to Texas’ only Amorino shop. Amorino has a special rose design gelato, inspired and created by the founder; Christians in France.  I had a chance to have a quick chat with the owner, Natalie. When I asked why a location in Houston, it was a simple and relatable answer; beautiful weather and very polite people. I must have said “wow everyone here is so nice!” to my cousin at least 10 times while in Houston. Natalie also told me about what makes Amorino so unique, which is the fact that the gelato is made from real and fresh ingredients. You already know how I feel about any dessert that’s made with great ingredients, and Italian Artisan gelato is no different.

 Like a kid in a candy store I indulged in all sixteen {16} rather delicious  gelatos and sorbets. My rose gelato flavors of choice were the strawberry sorbet, blackberry gelato and vanilla bourbon gelato with a mango macaron. I truly enjoyed everything about Amorino, the friendly staff and significantly the sweet treats. No surprise there lol.

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

WHERE: 4444, Westheimer Road, Unit C150, 77027, Houston, TX

PRICE POINT: $2.50 and up

CUISINE: Italian gelato,

STAFF:  Very nice, informative

 

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Honey Art Cafe

Honey Art Cafe has the most beautiful murals painted on the wall. Well it’s no surprise as the name suggests it’s a creative hub. Owners Lulu and Lin both combined their love of food with their passion for art to create Honey Art Cafe.

They offer art classes and has a monthly art class, but most importantly they have desserts! Honey Art’s top dessert is the Hong Kong Egg Waffle, which we definitely had, as it’s big enough to share for two. The egg waffle was warm and had a bit of crunch, a texture I appreciate. Of course I had the vanilla bean ice cream, with both strawberries and coconut shreds as toppings. To be completely honest, I couldn’t stop eating the waffle, especially when paired with the vanilla ice cream. In addition to the egg waffle, another favorite are the mousse cakes. Plus you can have coffee and dessert based beverages as well. My absolute favorite things about Honey Art Cafe is the fact that every now and then they have dessert decorating classes. What’s better than decorating your own macaron, parfait or waffle and then eating it?

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

 

WHERE: 3516 South Shepherd Dr (at Richmond)
Houston, Tx 77098

PRICE POINT: $3 and up

CUISINE: Asian infused desserts

STAFF:  Very nice, informative

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

The Wedding

Congratulations to Terri and Lennox on their vow renewal of 10 years! #10tolife, may that be #50tolife.

It was a pleasure being the day of planner and just making sure everything ran smoothly. Definitely swans for life.

Visiting Texas: Dessert

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

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Have a fantabulous day! Love, Atalee

Visiting Texas: Desserts and Wedding

 

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