Shower Power

The One Thing That Makes Summer Showers Amazing

Evangelizing the awesome power (and beauty benefits) of the cold rinse.

07/06/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Water Parks & Rec

Katy's New Typhoon Texas Will Take Your Breath Away

You haven't ridden a water slide until you've ridden one with laser guns.

05/31/2016 By Teresa Rodriguez

Q&A

Aerin Lauder and the Scents of Summer

The beauty expert on what makes the perfect summer fragrance and the magical place that inspired her latest scent.

05/23/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Summer Lovin'

Celebrate Out of the Box: Date Night

Treat your sweet to Movies on the Lawn at Tiny Boxwood's where Saturday nights are reserved for the classics.

08/19/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Cool Moves

Chill Out: Raspas at Mango Beach

Concession stand classics like Frito pie and snowcones make this Heights favorite indispensable during the summer.

07/28/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hot Houston

Celebrate Out of the Box: Houston's NOT Flooded

It's been weeks since we've needed our rain boots, umbrellas and canoes. Let's put #HoustonFlood to rest and celebrate the summer the right way.

07/15/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Independence Day

Insider's Guide to 4th of July

Brave the crowds and summer weather and choose from timeless July 4th celebrations in Houston

06/26/2015 By Trey Strange

Catch of the Day

Star Ingredient of the Season: Octopus

Wait, what? Yes, seafood has a peak season too, and octopus makes a perfect summer dish.

06/24/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Novel Drinks

Summer Books and Summer Cocktails

A roundup of classic American authors, their favorite drinks and where to get them in Houston.

06/22/2015 By Nick Esquer

Summer Solstice

Here Comes the Sun

Welcome the longest day of the year.

06/19/2015 By Trey Strange

Eat Fresh

Star Ingredient of the Season: Summer Squash

Summer squash is at its peak, and Sparrow is serving it up in a creative way.

06/15/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Hit the Road

Four Texas Coastal Getaways

That aren't (our beloved) Galveston

05/29/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Summer Style

The Case for Caftans

Five reasons you should make 2015 the Summer of the Caftan.

04/28/2015 By Brittanie Shey

H-Town How To

European Style to Steal

You don’t need a plane ticket to take a sartorial adventure.

08/08/2014 By Sarah Gabbart

Summer Fitness

For Kids Playing Outdoors, a Heat Advisory

Remember: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

06/02/2014 By Catherine Matusow

Editor’s Note

On Heat Intolerance

Why doesn’t a Houston summer get the respect of, say, a Chicago winter?

06/02/2014 By Scott Vogel

Summer In Session

Sheer Shandymonium

With a low ABV, light body, and sweet flavor, the shandy is poised to make a comeback this summer.

05/23/2014 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

Swim Style

Swimsuit Shopping Made Easy

This is the bathing suit every Texan should own.

05/16/2014 By Katie McNew

Summer Fitness

Beat the Heat: Four Summer-Friendly Exercise Alternatives

Workouts delightful, even when the weather outside is frightful

05/01/2014 By Kerry H., John Lomax, Katharine Shilcutt, Chris Abshire, and Catherine Matusow

Summer Camps

Best Summer Camps: Overnight Camps

Whatever your child’s interests—be it horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, or camping under the stars—we’ve got them covered.

03/03/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax