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.

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

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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

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Our Relaxation Must-Haves

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

12/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Dark Matter

The Cistern Will House a New Art Installation in March 2021

Time No Longer will bring out the reservoir's eerier side.

12/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Stay home, feel fab

We Loved Working in Our PJs in 2020. Here's Why We Should Get Dressed in 2021

Tips on mastering the professional work-from-home style ... and okay, you can still wear your PJ bottoms.

12/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Year in Review

Our 10 Best Travel & Outdoor Stories of 2020

Catch up on our most-read travel posts of the year.

12/25/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Winter Sale

Hotel & Resort Deals to Snag Now for 2021 Travel

Discounts on stays, buyouts, and even e-gifts, near and far.

12/24/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Where Is My Mind?

Seismique's Trippy, Interactive Art Installations Will Save Your Weekend

Augmented reality meets experiential art at this must-see museum for the whole family.

12/23/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Park News

5 Things to Keep in Mind If You're Heading to Memorial Park This Holiday Season

Land Bridge construction, Covid testing, holiday lights, and a new trail? There's a lot happening at our favorite park.

12/18/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Top Lawyers 2020

Why Haven't You Heard of CES Openshaw?

The lawyer made a splash in the '30s fighting capital punishment with a high-profile Barrow Gang case.

12/14/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Mean Green

Buffalo Bayou Partnership's East Sector Plans Get a $10 Million Boost

A Houston Endowment grant helps launch the 20-year master plan.

12/09/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp