Musing with Mel

Musing with Mel

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Roof Top Cinema Club

Roof Top Cinema Club

Houston is now home to its very own Rooftop Cinema Club! It joins the ranks of London, Los Angeles, New York, and San Diego. As you can see, the club is pretty exclusive and I’m excited OUR city made the list.  Rooftop Cinema Club opened to […]

How I Beat A Cycling Challenge

How I Beat A Cycling Challenge

I have two mantras for this new year. Consistency Less talk, more action When my local cycling studio, RYDE, announced their 25 RYDEs in 30 Days Challenge – I knew that I had to participate because it encompassed both consistency and turning all of my […]

Friday Faves

It’s for you too sis ! : A Black Woman’s Guide To Laser Hair Removal”

It’s for you too sis ! : A Black Woman’s Guide To Laser Hair Removal”

The idea of laser hair removal (LHR) has always sounded amazing, fairy-tale like to say the least. But if I’m going to be absolutely honest with y’all, I have always been hesitant about going through with it until recently. Why you ask?! Well, mostly because […]

How I Turned A Las Vegas Girls Trip into A Grand Canyon Hiking Dream

How I Turned A Las Vegas Girls Trip into A Grand Canyon Hiking Dream

In December, my best friend asked me if I wanted to go on a girls trip with her and 2 other friends to Vegas. I was a bit hesitant because the last time I went to Las Vegas, I needed a vacation after the vacation. […]

Nothing but Truffles:  – The Truffle Masters Event

Nothing but Truffles: – The Truffle Masters Event

Truffle Masters is here and it is EXTRA in the best way. The luxe foodie event is back for its fifth installment at the Reviare on January 29th from 7pm- 9pm.

The event features first rate black truffle inspired dishes from 25 of the BEST restaurants and chefs in Houston like Potente, A’Bouzy, Emmaline, Fig & Olive, etc. You can eat as many bite sized truffle laden dishes as your heart desires and the event also includes Gloria Ferrer wines, specialty cocktails, and desserts. What more could you need ?!

Truffle Masters is presented by Dr. Delicacy , Houston’s premier fine food retailer. The purveyor of delicacies also speacilizes in importing truffles (shocker) year round to the Houston area and beyond. The event isn’t just about the truffles, each ticket purchased benefits Second Servings of Houston. An awesome nonprofit perishable food rescue organization dedicated to fighting hunger and ending food waste.

I had a small taste of the main event (literally and figuartively ) at the Pre Party located at Central Market this past week and I was blown away. I HIGHLY reccommend it. The event featured wine, charcuterie boards, live demos, and four deliciously distinct truffle inspired dishes. My personal favorite was the black truffle pasta from Potente!

And let me tell you, they don’t skimp on the truffles y’all!

5 days stand between you and this one of a kind spectacular. There are 3 different ticket levels from GA to Ultra VIP with your own personal butler (Yes, you read that correctly). Whichever way you decide to enjoy, this event is a foodies paradise that you don’t want to miss! You can purchase tickets here!

You can use my code “partner19” for 50% off ticket sales
Crispy Sweet & Spicy Sprouts

Crispy Sweet & Spicy Sprouts

So is it just me or have Brussels sprouts become very trendy over this last year? I feel like they’re the new kale , and for good reason too. Sprouts are packed with Vitamin K & C, full of antioxidants, high in fiber, and may even reduce inflammation. Lucky for us, […]

“When are you going to Italy ?!”

“When are you going to Italy ?!”

The true answer, the real answer, the simplest answer is, “I don’t know”. The long drawn out answer is that there’s more to the story. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, the story starts here and there’s a follow up here. ! […]

5 Reasons to Visit La Reserve Whiskey Bar

5 Reasons to Visit La Reserve Whiskey Bar

The Omni Houston just completed a 300 million dollar renovation to take its aesthetic and guest experiences to new heights. The renovations are a hit and the Whiskey bar, La Reserve, steals the show. Even if you’re not staying at The Omni, here are 5 reasons why you need to check out La Reserve.



1. The Ambiance is Cozy & Inviting

The bar is beautifully decorated with plush leather arm chairs and low lighting plush small touches of Texan style make this bar one of a kind.Its a man cave no doubt but beautiful and full of character – old fashioned. 


2. Mixologists > Bartender

You won’t find your run of the mill “bartender” here. All of the men behind the bar at La Reserve are certified mixologist. And it shows! The passion they have for their craft and knowledge really shines through. Their also great companions for bar chatter if you need it.


3. It’s Entertaining

Watching the mixologist make up your drink is a mini show and some great entertainment. From shaking to smoking to branding? Yes, that’s right, I said branding. At La Reserve they brand their ice cubes with a special brass stamp, first done at a bar in Kansas City called The Monarch. I think its the perfect touch of style. These guys really know how to put on a performance!


4. Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey, & more Whiskey

The whiskey selection is over the top! They have 99+ to choose from. You are sure to be able to find whatever your little whiskey heart desires.
There’s a cocktail for EVERYONE, even if you’re not a whiskey fan… like me! I fell in love with their LA Reserve Whiskey Sour. The egg white on top is the perfect touch. It’s now my new go to cocktail if I’m drinking brown!


5. The food is fantastic

The food really surprised me! I’m still dreaming about the fried chicken baos. They also come in a pork belly and short rib variation – both equally delicious! The menu is very unique which I love. I also had the chance to try the lobster wedge salad which I would recommend if you’re looking for a lighter option. It’s loaded with lobster and I really normally don’t even like wedge salad so it was an unexpected bonus. They also have an amazing burger to add some local flare to the menu!


Houston Restaurant Weeks : “Champagne taste on a beer budget”

Houston Restaurant Weeks : “Champagne taste on a beer budget”

Houston Restaurant Weeks is like Christmas in August for any foodie but it’s especially sweet for a foodie on a budget. “Whys that you ask?” Because it gives restaurant goers the chance to try some of Houston’s finest cuisine at budgeted prices. Not to mention, […]