Gwendolyn is a sixth-generation Floridian who also spent a decade of her adult life living it up in New Orleans before joining Houstonia in December 2017. The author of the memoir After A While You Just Get Used To It: A Tale of Family Clutter and a featured writer in The Best American Travel Writing 2017, Gwendolyn is also the former food editor of the Houston Press and Eater NOLA. Because she can’t make it a day without scarfing down some form of ridiculously sinful dessert, you’ll often find her running for miles along Buffalo Bayou or in Memorial Park or perhaps straight to the House of Pies.

Run for the Hills

Two Hill Country Road Trips for Christmas Light Fanatics

When you've seen all of Houston's Christmas lights and you don't mind driving.

11/15/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Road Trips

There's an Epic Dance Hall Party in Seaton This Weekend

Hop in the car to celebrate the life of Alice Sulak, owner of Tom Sefcik Hall.

11/13/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go Off

Here's The Line-Up For Astroworld 2019

Get ready to party with...Marilyn Manson?

11/08/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hard Road to Travel

These Are the Worst Airports for Holiday Flight Delays

Surprise, Houston Hobby is among them.

11/04/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Holly, Jolly Houston

How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Caroline Harper Knapp—of the popular lifestyle blog House of Harper—shares her tips. Plus: Where to find a real Christmas tree in the Houston area.

10/28/2019 By Abby Ledoux and Gwendolyn Knapp

Holly, Jolly Houston

This Store in Upper Kirby Is Full of Christmas Spirit, Year-Round

Christmas Rocks offers everything Christmas, every day of the year.

10/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Flying High

How Many Pies Does Flying Saucer Pie Co. Sell for Thanksgiving?

A Houston institution for Thanksgiving pie, by the numbers.

10/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bayougraphy

Bob Randall Is Spreading the Gospel of Organic Gardening, One Plot at a Time

He launched what is now the fourth-largest community garden program in the country, Urban Harvest, 25 years ago this month.

10/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

BOO!

5 Family-Friendly Halloween Outings for You and Your Little Boos

Pumpkin patches, trick or treat trails, and more events happening now.

10/18/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Brunch Abroad

Wander + Feast Is a New Travel Company for Houston Foodies

The first excursion heads to Jalisco this month.

10/07/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Way To Go!

Discovery Green Is Named One of America's Great Public Spaces

The American Planning Association honors our downtown park.

10/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The Past Is Present

Uncovering Frost Town, Houston's First Working-Class Community

A sneak peek at a few of the most interesting artifacts from the neighborhood established at the same time the Allen brothers founded Houston, and what they reveal about a neglected part of Houston’s past.

09/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Restaurants 2019

The Best New Restaurants in Houston in 2019

The 39 restaurants featured here show that there’s never been a better time to eat in Houston than at this very moment.

09/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, and Alice Levitt

Best Restaurants 2019

The 6 Best New Breakfast and Dessert Spots

Wake up and wind down at these eateries.

09/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm and Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Restaurants 2019

The 20 Best Things We Ate in Houston This Year

These dishes from 20 new restaurants are already Houston classics.

09/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm, Gwendolyn Knapp, and Alice Levitt

CAW!

OMG! It's Houston Bird Week!

Birding and beer for Houston Audubon's 50th anniversary? We're in.

09/24/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

#Imelda

Houston Social Media Reacts to Imelda

We're still under flash flood warnings, so please stay inside.

09/19/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mark Your Calendars for the Houston Arboretum Fall Native Plant Sale

On October 25-26, find all the native plants you can handle.

09/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Oopsie

The Texas Medical Center Accidentally Created a Venomous Caterpillar Outbreak

Bird netting created a wonderland for tree asps.

09/11/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

H is for Hawk

Birds of Prey Swoop Into Discovery Green This Month

Plus, a free concert longs for your picnic blanket and West Texas dreams.

09/06/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp