Today is the first of October. I’m currently finishing a job assignment in Texas. Although it is officially fall, the blazing Texas daylight hours and warm nighttime gulf breezes make it hard for me to come to terms with the changing seasons. Everyone is ordering Pumpkin Spice Lattes and I’m looking for the blackberry lemonade. Afterall, I’m a New Yorker and I knew fall had arrived when the leaves changed color, the air turned crisp, the nights required a light jacket and markets were no longer selling watermelon. But since traveling to different southern cities for work, I find things are not so clear-cut. And I can find watermelon at almost any market in Houston right now. It reminds me of the time I went to Disney World at 12 years old for the first time. It was December but it was so hot and sunny. Little Liz questioned why people celebrated Christmas in places where it did not snow. Although I now understand why every state still celebrates winter holidays, I still have a hard time adjusting to places where the seasons do not change.
So Here I was galavanting around Uptown Park’s Post Oak Hotel in Houston on what felt like a summer day to me, hence my summer frock. Admittedly, the restaurant we chose inspired my outfit choice. Even still, I cannot resist a bright ensemble to match the sun’s sweet kisses. Bloom and Bee was the locale for Sunday Brunch followed by delectable dessert drop in at the hotel’s French-inspired bakery Bouchée Patisserie. You know my middle name is Ambiance (not really) so Bloom and Bee gets two thumbs up from me for the overwhelmingly pretty in pink and floral decor. It is a girly-girl’s dream restaurant experience. The croissants and brunch options weren’t too shabby either.
Bouchée Patisserie was just as adorable offering fine tea and yummy macaroons. I couldn’t resist taking selfies and capturing the moment to share with my friends.
The Post Oak Hotel restaurants and bakery are a perfect location for a ladies’ brunch, birthday, shower, or Mommy and me date. Be sure to make reservations and dress the part!