Make Your Home A Smart Home With Hive

Smartphones? We all have it. But what about a smart home? What if a smart home means a peace of mind and freedom to live the outgoing or traveling lifestyle that you love?

Thanks to Hive, now it’s possible more than ever, to have a home that you can control through an app from your phone.

Have you ever used your flat iron and left home and wondered if you have switched it off and afraid that it might burn your place down? Or have you ever gone traveling and wonder how you can turn the lights on and off at certain times to make it look like someone is home at night?

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How To Host A Block Party With A Wow Factor

Summer is the perfect time for parties! You can totally make use of your backyard or patio as the perfect spot to gather friends and neighbors if you’re planning on hosting a block party. Whether you’ve just moved in to your neighborhood or you’ve been there for a long time, it’s always fun to host one. 

There are a couple of ways to do a block party: You do it simply or you do it with a WOW factor! 

I know you’re probably thinking that parties are tedious. Not only do you have to prepare food but you also have to put the decor and everything else involved.

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Where To Dine in Houston: Le Colonial

Houston is very multicurally diversed and that’s one of the things I truly love about this city. Part of our diversity is food! I’ve said before – when it comes to dining and places to hang, we don’t disappoint. 

Craving for anything specific? Just ask, we might have it! We’re huge on food trucks as well as fine dining and anything in between. That’s how we Texans roll! We can wear boots while trying on every dish at a Food Truck Festival or wear stilettos at a fine dining! 

You feel like eating BBQ? Of course we have it! You feel like eating South African food, we have it as well! How about some Italian, French, Mexican, or Asian? We have them all!

Speaking of Asian, do you know that, based on the most recent census, the Asian population is Houston’s fastest growing group? And a lot of Houstonians have to come love Vietnamese food, including yours truly. Unlike in Miami where I came from a decade ago, Houston has a ton of Vietnamese restaurants from mom and pop to elegant ones and not all of them are created equal!

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Where To Hang and Dine In Houston: Axis Lounge at Royal Sonesta Hotel

If Houston is known for anything (other than “Houston, we have a problem!”), it would be that we definitely have a ton of places that are good to dine! We’re not only known for our Southern hospitality but we’re also famous for our good food – from food trucks and casual restaurants to fine dining and bars and lounge, Houston will not disappoint! 

If you’re a local, then you’re probably familiar with Royal Sonesta by the Galleria. But do you know that inside Royal Sonesta is Axis Lounge? It is a sleek and uncrowded spot for a happy hour with your friends. Its menu has recently been re-hauled by Executive Chef Robert Graham who previously served as the Executive Chef of the Ritz Carlton in Florida as well as private El Dorado Golf & Beach Club in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. Axis Lounge menu covered every palette from Chicken Liver Pate made with local honey and a Crispy Baguette to a bar favorite 44 Farms Sliders made with lettuce, tomato, pickle, american cheese and Axis’s special sauce.

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Reebook Girls’ Night Out

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with Reebok on a fun Girls’ Night Out event at DSW. I’m sure y’all are familiar with this brand. At some point in my growing up years, I had worn a pair of Reebok Classics in white and I was so excited to be have reconnected with another pair again!

It’s like reconnecting with an old fling. Ha! The Reebok Classics are so comfortable that they’ve become my go-to shoes everyday since I received them. Whether I’m running an errand in shorts, jeans, or a casual dress, I feel confident and comfortable in them.

Make no mistake. Don’t equate classic with old-fashioned. A lot of women my age and younger are wearing them and it’s just as stylish as any other style or brands that you would want to wear with your casual clothing items.

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