- Pumpkin Pie from Brixology Crafted Cocktails. Craving a festive taste of the holiday season? Then everyone’s favorite pie mixed into the yummiest cocktail will have you wanting seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths!
- The Professional from 51Fifteen. Stoli Vodka and blue cheese olives? You had us at hello. Have it dry, strong, straight up, shaken, stirred… whatever you fancy! James Bond will be proud.
- Tiny Bubbles from Caracol Mexican Coastal Kitchen. This sparkling wine cocktail has ginger liqueur with guava and pomegranate. Your taste buds will be having the ultimate party, and you’ll be joining that party in no time with just a few refreshing sips.
- A Margarita from Vibe Sports Bar Lounge. A tried-and-true favorite, but the key here is to get it in bulk: $20 for a pitcher every Tuesday. Perfect to wash down those 50-cent hot wings!
- Arnold Palmer Texas Tea from Marquis II. A Texas classic, a Southern favorite, just like Grandma used to make… However you slice it (or pour it, as it were), this favorite is the perfect reminder you’re not on Long Island anymore. You’ve never had tea this hard, twisted, and delicious!
- Watch the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade… in person! The largest Thanksgiving event in Houston takes place downtown, and the weather is slated to be perfect. So grab a few friends and family members, and be sure to arrive early to get a good spot. Bonus for sticking around to spot Santa!
- Host a “friends-giving” feast! Who doesn’t love a good potluck turkey dinner?! Assign a few of your loved ones to bring the stuffing, the pumpkin pie, and the cranberry sauce, and host your Thanksgiving dinner feast comfortably at home in Alta City West.
- Volunteer to feed others. Houston’s own Annual Thanksgiving Big Super Feast is one of the best events of the year to spread the joy and thankfulness to those who may not be feeling it this time of year. Tis the season to get involved with a charity.
- Dine out with friends… When all else fails, West Houston’s got plenty of restaurants around our neighborhood here that are featuring dinner deals. Never fear! If you’ve burned that turkey, you can still have the chance to stuff your face!
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- Know the games and times. Obviously, this is the most important one – you don’t want to miss a game. We’ve got full confidence in the Astros’ ability to bring it home, but we’re still expecting a close match-up with the LA Dodgers, with all seven games being played. How about you?
- Looking for tickets? You may have to shell out for some expensive ones, but it’s not an impossible situation. Check online for a source that is verified… and if all else fails, we think that at home at Alta City West isn’t too bad of a place to cozy up and watch the game.
- Traffic may be gnarly, especially around the stadium on game days… plan a route accordingly to avoid the Minute Maid Park craziness if you want to get home at a reasonable hour. Or maybe that’s an even better excuse to stay in?
- Have fun celebrating. Let’s be honest, celebrations can get pretty rowdy, so be sure to prioritize a fun and respectable time for everyone. If you need a designated driver or Uber or Lyft, don’t be afraid to call one – and be inclusive and friendly as we all celebrate the wins together as a close, friendly community!
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Fall is in the air, pumpkin spice lattes are in hands everywhere, and the smell of apple cider and hot chocolate makes taste buds water (well, at least ours do)! This October, there’s so much to do around Houston to celebrate fall, so we didn’t want to let another week go by without highlighting some fun activities to do and ways to partake.
For this week’s blog, we’re giving you a few can’t-miss opportunities to show your fall pride. Let us know which of these are your favorite… or if we’ve missed any, of course!
- Enjoy the pumpkin patch at Blessington Farms, where you can pick your own pumpkins in true harvest style, and also enjoy the Farm Funland with friends and family. There’s nothing quite like a fall tradition like a corn maze, not to mention some delicious fall flavors that you can buy fresh and local. Dewberry Farm nearby also has some fantastic (and delicious) homegrown options.
- Hit the Haunted Trails for a spooky good time right here in Houston, where you can explore a haunted house, work your way through an eerie hayride, and explore the history and lore behind some of Houston’s spookiest secrets.
- Make some autumn decor, and take some fall pictures for a photo shoot. Whether you’re dressing your place up for the season, or you’re getting yourself decked out in costume for Halloween, fall is the perfect time for some new photos – get your groove on and spice it up in (fall) style.
- The Annual Fall Fest weekend takes place on October 22nd this year – don’t miss out on fun celebrations, attractions, and local favorites for all ages. It’s a Houston tradition, and one you won’t want to miss out on!
Whether this is your first time celebrating the harvest season in Texas, or you are used to autumn festivities year after year, you don’t want to miss out on the fun. Join in, and share with us how you’re celebrating the fall. We at Alta City West want to hear all about it… we may even feature you on our social media. Happy fall-ing!
September is winding down, and now that fall is in the air, we’re taking some time to enjoy it. Here around Houston, we may be used to the Texas weather, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune to the joys of fall. From pumpkin patches to harvest festivals, Halloween costumes to hayrides and apple crisp, we love it all!
For this week’s photo blog, we’re spreading some of the autumn joy around this part of Houston. We at Alta City West love experiencing fall in all its delight, even if we don’t get the foliage and cool, crisp air that normally comes with the season. Share your favorite fall pics with us, too – we may just feature you on an upcoming blog or social media post! 🙂
The last few weeks in Houston have been quite a whirlwind in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We here at Alta City West have been quite occupied with the Wood Residential Services campaign for all of us at WRS to come together and help Texas. Of course, because our hometown of Houston has been hit so hard, we’re all feeling it, which is why banding together as a community is so important.
Here in Houston, our hearts go out to our entire community. If you’re one of those people still looking for ways to get involved and make an impact, then this week’s blog is for you. We’re tallying up some resources and tips for those looking to get involved, give back, and provide relief here in our community. Below are some great charities that are doing important work around our city, each with their own ways to get involved.
- First and foremost, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund is always looking for donors. This charity is ongoing and will constantly need help as Houston rebuilds. Other funds and charities needing donors include the Houston Food Bank, The United Way of Greater Houston, and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (if you feel moved to donate blood).
- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston takes the cake for nonprofit organizations making an impact on kids in our city. What better way to make a difference in a child’s life than volunteering to become a mentor? You’ll build relationships, be apart of great events, and affect kids for the rest of their lives in the best possible way. What’s not to like?
- Another fantastic way to help kids around this area of Texas is by volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House. One of the most moving charitable organizations we can think of, the RMH is a place for families to find love and support as their child undergoes medical treatment or any other health emergencies. The care given here makes a difference for a lifetime, and you’ll certainly get your dose of charity and acts of service!
Houston, we’re all in this together. Here at Alta City West, we’re partnering with all our friends, family, and community at Wood Residential Services (WRS) to create relief kits for Hurricane Harvey. While we’re thankful for our community banding together at this time of great need, our hearts continue to go out to our city and the neighborhoods all over so many miles that have been affected.
Obviously, many people have been displaced from their homes, and we view it as our duty to be able to come together and provide what we can to those in need. We’re putting together care packages here at WRS, and if you feel it in your heart to give, we’d love your contributions. These personal disaster relief kits will take all of our efforts, so please stop by the office to donate whatever you can from the following supplies and relief materials:
- Twin-sized air mattresses
- Pillows and pillowcases
- Blankets and sheet sets and extra bedding
- Bath towels and washcloths
- Toilet paper and paper towels
- Brushes, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and other basic toiletry needs
- Small blankets
- Food packets
- Treats and toys
- Food bowls