Hot Chocolate at Cocoa & Cardamon, Houston, USA

I wouldn’t call Houston the ultimate hot chocolate destination…or even a hot chocolate destination at all. Houstonians aren’t really into hot chocolate and understandably so as it is hot here, really hot, melting hot. But I think Houstonians have also not really been interested in hot chocolate because they haven’t had anyone in the city show them how incredible a real hot chocolate can be (no, that chocolate like drink at Starbucks is not a hot chocolate). That is until now. Now Houstonians have Cocao & Cardamon. From now on, I will remember Houston as one of the cities I [...]

2017-12-18T04:00:10+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Houston, NORTH AMERICA, Texas, USA|

Hot Chocolate at Cafe Brazil, Houston, USA

Cafe Brazil is one of those places I love, over do it a bit and get tired of and don’t go for a long time, before finding myself there again and loving it all over again, wondering why I stayed away. Every time I go through this cycle (and this happens several times a year), I order their hot chocolate, very specifically their Mexican hot chocolate which comes with a hint of cinnamon and a tiny bit of kick. I'm not even sure if it is on their menu as I've just asked for it by name for years. It [...]

2017-07-31T07:00:27+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Houston, NORTH AMERICA, Texas, USA|

Barbarians, lots of skin and a hot chocolate at the Renaissance Festival, Houston, USA

Today we discovered the most incredible thing. Deep in the forest, miles away from the city of Houston, is a world that magically appears for one month a year. This world is called the Renaissance Festival, and apparently they have them all around the world but, not surprisingly, this one in Texas is the biggest in the US. Despite being surrounded by many individuals in costumes, or perhaps in their normal clothes, we ventured in to take a look. An extremely full bosomed fairy gave Rich a big fat kiss on the cheek as we entered this fully formed village [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Houston, NORTH AMERICA, Texas, USA|

A Walk around Rice Village and a Hot Chocolate at Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe, Houston, USA

I have learnt never to expect to have a good hot chocolate when I go out in Houston. There are few surprises, as they are on the whole really not that great. But if there is anywhere where I would expect to find a good hot chocolate it would be Rice Village. There are quite a few options in this area. Mercantile has a decent hot chocolate, a new Italian café called Fellini does a thick hot chocolate (review coming soon). Then of course there is the ever popular Chocolate Bar that makes a hot chocolate for serious sweet tooth chocolate lovers. I’m still testing [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:05+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Houston, NORTH AMERICA, Texas, USA|

Hot Chocolate at Patika, Austin, USA

We almost drove past Patika as it’s incredibly easy to miss. But others haven’t missed it, and today the parking lot and inside were both packed (they also have an outside terrace but its 40degrees Celsius outside…empty). The front part seems to be not just where the coffee is ordered and made, but where people who come with friends and family stay and chat. This is a pretty small space but it is gorgeous. Very minimalistic, clean lines, interesting accents and lots of fantastic light makes it the kind of place I'd love to spend the day…maybe even live in. [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:14+00:00 September 25th, 2015|Houston, Texas, USA|

Houston We Have a Problem – Hot Chocolate at the NASA Space Centre, Houston, USA

Houston we have a problem…the hot chocolate at the Space Centre is not out of this world, in fact it is really terrible. But to be completely honest I only tried the hot chocolate so I had an excuse to bring you all with me to the Space Centre. I’m not really a Space Centre kind of girl. But today an opportunity came up to visit and I thought I should at least see it once to see what all the fuss is about. As soon as we entered we took the tram tour (highly recommended) which drove around part [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:18+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Houston, NORTH AMERICA, Texas, USA|

Hot Chocolate at Common Bond, Houston, USA

  Houston has been in need of a beautiful bakery for quite some time now, at least in my opinion. So when Common Bond finally opened a few weeks ago, we didn’t wait for an invite! On this corner in Houston there used to be an old historic house which housed an antique store. When the store burnt down over a year ago we wondered what would take its place and not surprisingly a very modern looking building popped up. Common Bond set up in the corner, and they’ve created a stunning space. It has incredibly high ceilings and windows [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:30+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Houston, NORTH AMERICA, Texas, USA|

Hot Chocolate at the Rodeo, Houston, USA

When March comes around, all everyone seems to be talking about in Houston is Rodeo. This makes sense of course because the rodeo in Houston is big, big like Texas, seriously big. When I first arrived in Houston I was disappointed that there weren’t any cowboy hats and cowboy boots to be seen on the streets, it just isn’t that kind of place despite its location. But one month a year everyone dusts off those boots and hats, puts them on and heads over to the Rodeo. In fact this year 2.48 million people attended the rodeo! Yup, they don’t [...]

2017-01-04T22:41:31+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Houston, NORTH AMERICA, Texas, USA|
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