Friday, November 3, 2017

6th Ward OPEN HOUSE & Henderson & Kane Holiday Market Pop Up



“In New York, 6 blocks is your life...” If any neighborhood can make something similar happen in Houston, it’s Sixth Ward... and the Mercantile (Henderson @ Kane) is one of the many keys to making that dream a reality. John and Veronica Avila are putting the final touches on Henderson & Kane General Store, a Sixth Ward corner store they hope to open in January at 715 Henderson (at Kane) that will function like an old mercantile offering hot and cold deli options, coffee, and beer and wine. Henderson & Kane also speaks to a distinctly Houston neighborhood – the old Sixth Ward that has the city's largest concentration of Victorian and early 20th Century bungalow homes. The structure at 715 Henderson is an original 1930s mercantile. Want a peek of what Henderson & Kane will offer? They are holding a one-day Holiday Market on Sunday, November 5 starting at Noon.

While you are out exploring the Sixth Ward, be sure to stop by my Open House at 2019 Decatur St. (http://www.har.com/2019-decatur-st/sale_66972948) from 2:00pm – 5:00pm and visit with the Why I Love Houston Properties team. This gorgeous 3 bedroom 2.5 baths home is priced to sell at $649,900. 




Thursday, October 26, 2017

Houston Islamic Arts Festival (November 11 & 12)



Houston is such a diverse city, representing various customs and cultures. It’s this diversity that makes Houston such a unique place to live and one of the many reasons “why I love Houston.”

The 4th annual Islamic Arts Festival is scheduled for November 11 & 12, 2017. Co-sponsored by The Islamic Arts Society & Rice University's Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, the Islamic Arts Festival is the largest and oldest of its kind in North America. The festival will bring together children and adults of all faiths, religions and cultures for two days of fun, festivity and learning.

Everyone is welcome to this FREE event being held at 16700 Old Louetta Rd, Spring, TX 77379.

With over 5000 art pieces and over 50 artists, there is something for everyone to enjoy and share. More than 7000 visitors are expected to attend the festival this year.
According to the Islamic Arts Society: An estimated 200,000 Muslims live in the Greater Houston area. The purpose of this event is to celebrate culture and promote the positive image of our community among Muslims and non-Muslims.

By promoting Islamic Arts and the Islamic Arts Festival, my aim is to promote cultural understanding and bringing the broader Houston community together.

We would love to see you all come out and support this great cause in a couple weeks!

-- Kathlyn, Nick & Jean-Luc

Friday, June 30, 2017

4th of July Fireworks Across Houston


Happy 4th of July, Houston, from the team at Why I Love Houston Properties! As we approach the upcoming holiday, I wanted to take a moment to share some fun activities to consider across the city of Houston.

Freedom Over Texas (http://www.houstontx.gov/july4/) is the Mayor’s official 4th of July celebration. This annual festival brings out more than 40,000 people into the heart of our favorite city for food, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display. This year the festival is being held from 4:00pm – 10:00pm at Eleanor Tinsley Park and Sam Houston Park downtown along Buffalo Bayou.

ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: A Star Spangled Salute is being held at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Enjoy an evening with Conductor Michael Krajewski and the Houston Symphony, listening to patriotic American music. Be sure to stay until the end for the 1812 Overture—complete with booming cannons! This celebration concludes with a magnificent display of fireworks provided by the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office.

The Katy Freedom Celebration fireworks display will be launched between the east side of the Katy Mills Mall and Katy Fort Bend Road. This display begins at approximately 9:30pm and can be viewed from several miles around the mall area. This event is free to the public.

Another free event is the Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza being held at Town Green Park and Waterway Square in The Woodlands, TX from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. The event culminates with one of the largest fireworks displays in the Greater Houston area, with the 18+ minute Fireworks Extravaganza beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m.

We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for across the city of Houston. Feel free to share some of your favorite spots to view fireworks across this great city with me and our fellow Houstonians! I’d be delighted to take you and your loved ones on a property tour and show you more of the reasons why I love Houston, so don’t hesitate to contact me or my team for your any of real estate needs. Follow us on Facebook and be sure to share this blog post with your friends and family—I really appreciate that. I'll be sharing a post about my favorite parks across the city in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back on my blog to learn more about Why I Love Houston!

Happy 4th of July, Houston!

-- Kathlyn

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Why I Love Houston...2017 Summer Camp Ideas



Welcome to Why I Love Houston Properties!!! School is wrapping up for the year and parents are exploring educational opportunities for the summer months. I wanted to share some of my favorites summer camp recommendations for you to consider.

Once you’ve signed up for some of these fun ideas, let me know, as you just might run into Jean-Luc and me exploring these exciting summer camp ideas! You can connect with me here on my blog and also on Facebook.

Houston Summer Art Camps

City ArtWorks

Every summer, City ArtWorks offers 9 weeks of art classes at their community studio that include sculpture, clay, printmaking, drawing, painting, mixed media and other visual art mediums. For children ages 4 to 12, summer art classes encourage creative problem solving, help develop critical thinking skills, and expose children to visual arts concepts and history.

Alley Theatre Play Makers Summer Camp

Play Makers participants join their peers for a full rotation of group activities designed to help even the most timid child find the confidence to step onto the stage. Alley Master Teaching Artists guide fun and informative lessons that teach theatre skills in improvisation, dance and movement, visual story telling, and character development. Your young creative masterminds will learn performance skills here that they will use their whole lives.

Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Education Camps Houston Summer

Lone Star College Discovery College

Discovery College provides the opportunity for children ages 6-17 to explore and expand their interests and skills using engaging, hands-on curriculum in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) focused classes held in a campus-based educational environment. 

Companion Camp (Houston Humane Society)

Companion Camp is a wonderful opportunity for children ages 7-13 (or ages 12 - 15 during teen week) to work hands-on with animals cared for by the Houston Humane Society. Campers learn valuable life lessons concerning the welfare of all animals. During a typical day, campers participate in humane education lessons, workshops from animal experts, games, crafts, and hands-on animal activities.

I hope you find these summer camp recommendations useful as you are exploring all the great things to do in Houston this summer. Don’t forget to stop by our website at whyilovehouston.com to check out our current property listings and other information about my team and me. We’d be delighted to take you on a property tour today and explore Houston with you and your loved ones!

-- Kathlyn