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.

Not Again

The Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Took a Hit During the Winter Storm

Reports of dead and distressed bats rolled in over the weekend at Buffalo Bayou Park.

02/22/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Helping Those in Need

The Houston Food Bank Needs Our Help Right Now

As Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo sheds light on a growing food and water crisis , let's step it up and help our neighbors.

02/18/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Park News

Bagby Park Gets a Little Facelift (with Tacos Coming Soon)

Here's what's up at the Midtown pocket park.

02/12/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Frost Bites

Time to Protect Your Plants from the Arctic Blast

Here's how to help your yard survive our upcoming weather woes.

02/11/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Date night 

10 Ways to Have a Romantic, Social-Distanced Valentine’s Day

Pull off a grand romantic gesture without getting sick. 

02/03/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Catherine Wendlandt

Weekend Escapes

The Best Texas Getaways for Valentine's Day

The beach, the golf course, a library filled with fresh roses? We've got some ideas for lovebirds.

02/01/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Screen Time

The Sundance Satellite Film Festival Lands at Moonstruck Drive-In This Weekend

Catch these Sundance Film Festival selections from Jan 28 to Feb 2.

01/27/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Season Pass

The Space City Weather Guys Talk the Ike Dike and Last Year's Hurricane Season

A chill Houston (hurricane-wise) 2020 is no reason to get complacent, Matt Lanza and Eric Berger say.

01/26/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hooray!

More New SPARK Parks Are on the Way

The nonprofit will debut 15 new parks and update 15 more over the next four years.

01/14/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

clutch city

The Best Running Gear to Get You Ready for Race Day

Log those miles for the Chevron Houston Marathon—and beyond—in style.

01/13/2021 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

You Got This

How to Make it Through a 26.2-Mile Run Alone in Houston

You registered. You trained. You will make it through the 2021 virtual Houston Marathon.

01/12/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Double Feature

The Drive-In Off Navigation Goes Big for 2021

The new location for Rooftop Cinema Club expands its screen (and changes its name) for the new year.

01/08/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Stay home, feel fab

3 Ways You Can Prioritize Your Mental Health This Year

You shouldn't have to "white-knuckle it" through these stressful times.

01/01/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Stay home, feel fab

4 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Your Detox

These splendid and blended drinks will help your digestion, protect you from the flu, and taste good, too.

12/31/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp Photography by Jenn Duncan

Stay home, feel fab

How to Maintain a Balanced Diet

A local dietician walks us through how improving our diet can improve our overall health.

12/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Stay home, feel fab

Meditation, for Beginners

Local yoga practitioner and wellness influencer Jazmin Porter walks you through finding your zen.

12/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Good Tidings

Literacy Now Needs Volunteers for Houston Reads Day 2021

Sign up now to read to a child on March 2. You'll be glad you did.

12/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

On The Road Again

9 New Texas Hotels to Book in 2021

From sushi bars to curated vinyl to old school Austin lake life, these hotels are worth a stay.

12/29/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

stay home, feel fab

Our Relaxation Must-Haves

10 essentials to relax, recharge, and reveal your best (homebody) self.

12/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp