You might remember Laure from our Miami city guide, or perhaps you know here from her from her amazing store, The Webster. Speaking of which, she’s recently opened a store location in Houston – today she shares with us her favorite bits of the Texas city.

Best part of getting to spend time in Houston: Since opening in January of 2016, I have had the opportunity to spend many days in Houston and getting to know the local community has been the best part of this new venture.

Favorite place to eat: Fernando’s – it’s the most incredible Mexican cuisine and their queso fundido is a must try!

Best souvenir someone could bring back: A vintage collectible object from one of the vendors at The Pavillion, an antiques and interiors design collective.

Best place for a cocktail: Anvil Bar and Refuge, in the Montrose section, is hands down one of my favorite places in Houston to unwind; their cocktails are delicious and inventive without being overly complicated.

Most unexpected thing about the city: The Menil House, which was designed by Philip Johnson in 1948, was the one of the first great modernist houses in Texas.