A native Austinite, Catherine Wendlandt spent almost six years in the Midwest for college and graduate school at the University of Missouri (MIZ). While there, she talked about Texas and missed queso so much she had to come back. 

In school, she worked as a city government reporter and page designer for the Columbia Missourian, a communications intern at a local jazz company, a food editor and later the managing editor at Vox Magazine, and a research assistant for the Association of Health Care Journalists. She's worked in Missouri, Dallas, and Barcelona, Spain, and interned for Houstonia in 2018, when she fell in love with everything about the city, except maybe the traffic and mosquitos. 

When she's not at work, you can find Catherine curled up reading a good book, out exploring local parks, taking lots of sunset pictures, and trying to pet every dog she sees (in spite of the allergies). 

Get In, We're Going Shopping

Retail Roundup: Luxury Is Bigger and Better in Houston This Spring 

Plus, one local nonprofit is a Gucci Changemaker. 

03/18/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

For the win

Have Your March Madness Bracket Ready? Get a $100 Jewelry Gift Certificate 

Dubin’s Fine Jewelry is offering gift certificates to anyone who participates and bigger prizes for the winning brackets. 

03/17/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Peace Out

Where For Art Thou ... Miami?

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is departing.

03/15/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt and Gwendolyn Knapp

Give us the money

Congress Just Passed $1.9 Trillion in Covid-19 Relief

Here’s what to know about stimulus checks and where all that money is going.

03/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Home Edition

I Had a Ball at the 2021 Virtual Houston Ballet Ball

Guests got the VIP treatment last Friday night.

03/10/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

RIP

The Houston Rap Community Mourns Chucky Trill

The 33-year-old rapper was killed early Friday morning in Atlanta. 

03/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Big News

Gov. Abbott Reverses Practically Every Covid-19 Mandate, Including the Face Mask Order

Houstonians react to the governor’s March 2 announcement.

03/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt With Timothy Malcolm

Market Watch

The Spring Nutcracker Market Is Coming Back to NRG

After a year of cancelled and virtual events, the Houston Ballet’s annual shopping spree is returning in person this April.

03/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Boldest and grandest 

5 Ways to Celebrate Texas Independence Day in Houston Today

A pandemic isn’t going to squash our pride. 

03/02/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Shop Local

Our Favorite Shops in West University

Our curated West U shopping guide.

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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Our Favorite Shops in Memorial

Because Town and Country is everything you want it to be and more.

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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Our Favorite Shops in Third Ward

Where to go in The Tre.

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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Our Favorite Shops in River Oaks

Whether you're looking for a new rug, your wedding dress, or an old map of Texas, you'll find it in River Oaks.

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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Our Favorite Shops in the Heights

Find whatever you're looking for inside a cute bungalow.

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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Our Favorite Shops in Montrose

An eclectic list from one of Houston's quirkiest neighborhoods.

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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Our Favorite Shops in Uptown Park

Why go downtown when you can head uptown?

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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Our Favorite Shops in Katy

Here're the places to check out if you're tired of the mall.

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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Our Favorite Shops in Sugar Land

A guide for T-shirts, soaps, and more.

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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Our Favorite Shops in The Woodlands

Where to stop into on your way up I-45.

03/01/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Warm and fuzzy feelings

Mattress Mack Went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Yesterday

The TV host gave Jim McIngvale $20,000 to help in winter storm relief.

02/25/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt