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.

Check The Box Yes or No

Memorial Park Wants To Know How Much You Like It

Take this survey by Dec. 31 to help build an ever better park.

12/12/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Running Notes

A Close Encounter With Coyotes in Memorial Park

A quiet night on the Seymour Lieberman Trail with three unexpected guests.

12/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ace Attorneys

These Local Lawyers Are Helping Kids at the Border

Meet the heroes of the Children’s Immigration Law Academy.

12/01/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Black Friday

27 Travel Deals to Book By Cyber Monday

From Florida to Ireland, these are the sales to books now.

11/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Good Stuff

Cornelius Nursery Expands to Sugar Land

Also, get those poinsettia orders in. They benefit a local charity!

11/27/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Run, Run Rudolph

Get Festive With These Holiday Hotel Packages Near and Far

It's not too late to get away in December.

11/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bah Humbug

Texas Has Some of the Deadliest Highways for Holiday Traffic

Why you should be especially vigilant when driving during the holidays.

11/20/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

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