It’s FRIDAY THE 13th! I have some spooky ideas for you to check out if you want to celebrate this freaky holiday. Get to your Friday the 13th plans below:
1. Go to Axelrad’s Haunted House to get a liiiiittle bit spooked, but also proceeds are going to victims of Hurricane Harvey. So it’s for a good cause AND you get to celebrate Friday the 13th in STYLE.
2. Watch a scary movie. HERE is a list of 36 movies to watch this October on Netflix. Can’t beat a free flick— but you could always go to the movies and see It (I enjoyed it and I’m not big on horror or scary films) OR if you want a more happy halloween film, do a throwback and rent Halloweentown on Amazon.
3. Or get out to Slowpokes in Garden Oaks on Friday to see Ghostbusters! Starting at 7:15. Grab your friends, get a drink, and get in the halloween spirit.
4. CultureMap has a great list of the top 10 pumpkin patches in Houston, so go grab a pumpkin and carve it up with friends. Another idea would be to paint them like this DIY. Get creative, friendz.
Usually my weekend guides are in a lot lighter tone — such as new houston restaurants to eat at, where to grab a drink with friends, local art markets that are going on. I sat with three dogs, a cat, and my boyfriend this past week watching in disbelief as Hurricane Harvey destroyed homes just streets away from us. Somehow we were unscathed, and for days we watched helicopters circle the neighborhood. After donating Monday and seeing how many people were out helping, I decided I wanted to do something a little different this weekend.
Here are a ton of events you can go to donate and help Houston in it’s time of need. Let me know if I missed anything in the comments below and I’ll add it to the list. Have a great weekend, Houston & stay dry. Also if you’re looking for a more generalized list of places to donate — here is a great list from NPR (and another from Huffington Post) with a ton of organizations that are in need.
Note: Will continue to update this with events as found.
- Until 6PM Friday, they will be accepting donations at The Space HTX near Downtown. Click the link to see what they’re in need of!
- White Oak in the heights is having a big relief Benefit tonight — including places like Fitzgeralds, Tacos A GoGo, Onion Creek, and Christian’s Tailgate. Saint Arnold’s Beer will be all over & tons of live bands!
- This weekend ALL ComedySportz shows are free and they will be taking donations of non-perishable food, toiletries, baby supplies, bedding, and packs of new underwear.
- ALSO — heard today that as of now GRB, NRG, and BBVA are short on volunteer staff and new families are starting to show up.
I’ve been drooling lately over Paloma Nails, a non-toxic Houston nail salon off Post Oak. It’s kiiiiiiind of beautiful. Located right around the corner from Whole Foods and right next door to North Italia (so yum), this place ushers you in with lots of natural light and even has tile on the doorstep that says Escape to beautiful. So you know it’s going to be good.
Paloma’s mission is to match beauty with wellness. They should be able to coexist. Paloma has successfully been able to exclude harmful chemicals like dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, or camphor, which are used in traditional nail salons. This is good for our sakes, but also their technicians. Their nail colors come in a large range and are long-lasting. Their brand is gorgeous from the decor to the nail menu.
Did I mention they’re superstars at nail art? But like cool nail art, not your pre-teen self’s nail art. You know what I’m sayin’? Generally I shy away from these things but since it was my birthday weekend, I decided to get some evil eyes painted on two nails. Cause when else can you go all out? I did a blue eye to match blue toenails (i know i’m soooo crazy) with a gorgeous neutral under layer.
Also need to throw out there that they have a foolproof 18 step method. Which sounds long, but it was very enjoyable. Having hands and feet massaged is always a good thing. 😉
Can we talk about those navy plush chairs? Drool-worthy and so comfortable. I want one for my home! The technicians were so kind and accommodating that I know I’ll be back when I’m wanting to get my nails done outside my own home. DID I MENTION they’re opening another location in the heights?! Y’all know I’m sold.
Are you convinced yet that this is the coolest Houston nail salon? Where’s your favorite? Let me know in the comments!