Friday, December 23, 2011

New Lease Listing - 3/4 Hyde Park, $1550


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Soo Kim
Greenwood King Properties

General Description
This so very cute complex is located in the wooded neighborhood of Hyde Park/Montrose, under beautiful large oak trees and across the street from a Hyde Park walking trail/park. This community is centrally located and nestled between luxury patio homes and a new construction high rise. It's a small gated community with a pool and has Spanish Saltillo tile, extremely large living, built ins, 2 cedar closets, a very spacious master bedroom and 4 bathrooms!
Listing Price: $1,550
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Address1410 Hyde Park Bl 1
City Houston
Zip Code:77006-2562
Subdivision:Hyde Park
Property Type:Residential Lease - Multi-Family
Status: Active on Market
Bedrooms:3 Bedroom(s)
Baths:4 Full & 0 Half Bath(s)
Garage:2 Car Attached
Stories:2 Story
Year Built:1976 / Appraisal District
Lease Terms:One Year
Mrkt Area:Montrose
Key Map® :PAGE 493S
MLS# / Area:68699561 / 16-Central

Thursday, December 22, 2011


This shop at Highland Village (former pet adoption center) is so cute. A ton of wedding and wedding party dresses and accessories. It looks really really expensive, but you can actually find really nice dresses for under $300. It's not cheap, but it's still somewhat affordable. They also have lingerie, shoes, jewelry, crafts, etc. Very cute shop, go visit!

Little Lamby Hannah Behind a Fence

Christmas Joy!

Christmas photo cards are the best and they double nicely as holiday decorations!  Thanks all for the awesome cards, they're so cute!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Petite Sweets (Upper Kirby)

In the home of the former yogurt shop that I've never been to.  I think the location is probably a little more hidden and hard to find than hoped for.  It's really not a sexy location and it's always pretty empty when I drive by.  My former roommate was in town and was craving frozen custard, apparently the new hot trend.  We do some searching and Petite Sweets pop up and since it's been on my to do list, that's where we're going.  We're pretty excited about it too.

Petite Sweets is a joint effort by owner of BRC and Ruggles Green.  They had cleaned out the yogurt machine so we end up getting the packaged frozen mango custard from the refrigerator.  I ask Petite Sweets man to recommend one in each category, so we get the pumpkin spice macaron, carrot cake ball, bacon and something mini cupcake, I forget it's been at least a week since my visit, sorry.  We split them all and the only thing we thought was good was the macaron.  I mean, everything was so cute I was excited to be there, but the carrot cake ball was too wet and thick.  The mini bacon cupcake was just not good.  The frozen custard was ok.  Very disappointing experience.  Though my tasting experience wasn't very good, I'd probably give it another go. This time, pick my own favorite flavors.  The displays are really well done, very pleasing to the cupcake, sweets and everything-cute connoisseur!  :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Complete!

I never win anything, but at a recent Christmas party I was the grand winner of the ultimate prize, a life size toy solider. I thought it was silly at the time, but it was delivered today and it looks fantastic! This was the first year I decided to decorate and this toy solider really completes it!
Merry Christmas all!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Goo Dog Hot Dogs (Food Truck)

This food truck has been on my list of to dos for some time. Being lazy, I have not made an effort to find it's daily locations, but thankfully they were parked at Antidote for Lights in the Heights. I was so excited to have the chance to finally try it.

I asked them to recommend something, he said "Sunshine" or "Zapato" dog. I got the sunshine and wasn't crazy about the idea of cream cheese, but decided to just go with it. Diana got the Guac dog and we decided to split. I was really impressed and thought they were both really good! The cream cheese on the Sunshine wasn't overbearing and the pickled veggies added the perfect amount of tang. The Guac dog was a little more tamed, but equally good. It had a hint of smokiness. Both great choices! I was surprisingly impressed. The dogs were really good, almost tasted like a bagel dog. The bread was really good too, mo wonder it's artisan bread.
Sorry, so eager to eat, no photo of dogs.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Cody Pose

Hi, my name is Cody and I'm so cute.

Smells Like Christmas!

My first real Christmas tree purchase! Houston Garden Center has a huge lot full of trees starting at $39.99. They'll cut the bottom for $2.00 and apply it to the stand and mount it on your car. It smells like Christmas in my house!

Merry Christamas y'all!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Maggie Rita's

New off of Shepherd near the tracks. There are hardly any cars in the parking lot. Jay and I were wondering if it was opened. We walk in, the manager says they are, so we go into the restaurant and the interior is not what we were expecting. With "rita" in the name, you think margarita, fun, festive Mexican, but no, it's four topped, black tablecloth on the tables with folded black napkins on table settings in a dining area. There are three sets of customers, including us. We contemplate leaving but quickly decide that's rude behavior. So we sat through sub par chips and salsa and they totally screwed up both of our orders. The sweet potato chips were really good though. We both ordered 1 entree 2 sides, but what came out was 2 entree, me 1 side, Jay 2 sides and our sides switched. Our server kept saying it was his first day and later when Jay had mentioned that our orders were mixed and wrong, he responded with "cut me some slack".

I give this place 6 months.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Bird & the Bear

New off of Westheimer near Kirby, by Ouisie's.  Passing by I'm sure most have seen Bird & the Bear in works. Well, it's officially open and it's really nice and upscale inside with a little sass.  It has a bit of the Ouisie's flair, brick exterior, black canopy, and the red door, and also has tufted bench seats that are a deep reddish pink, beautiful chandeliers, a ton of sunlight, unlike Ouisie's more dark atmosphere.  I'm not sure I get the meaning of the floating chairs and table, but it's definitely interesting. 

Bird & the Bear just opened a month ago, service excellent.  I want to say nearly 5 servers and a manager stopped by to greet and ask us how we were doing.  Our server's name was Tin, which is probably not spelled right.  Terry ordered the "damn Eggplant", (with shrimp, jumbo crabmeat & oysters in a spicy brandied sauce with wild rice & shallots, $20), which she said was good.  Jodie got the "Ouisie's Not Entirely Classic Caesar", (Romaine lettuce, deviled egg, anchovies, fried capers, croutons, parmesan & aioli & Caesar dressing, $22).  We were curious and made her search for achovies and yup, there it was, in whole form.  We encouraged her to taste it, and she did, and said it was really fishy.  What a trooper!  I asked Tin to pick a really good dish for me and warned him, it better be good!  He ordered me the "Meat Paella" (beef, wild boar Italian sausage, lamb & chicken, served with saffron rice & English peas, $19), which I initially thought he said "Meat Pie", hmm, brazen name I thought.   It was nice to look at, but the flavors were just ok and it was really greasy.  We also ordered the Lemon Meringue pie, which I liked and it was pretty to look at.

I'd defnitely have to give Bird & the Bear another try.  Though I liked the atmosphere, the service, and I do like the parent company, I thought my food was a little bit of a disappointment.  Oh well, better luck next time!