A Weekend In My Life: The Galleria & Brunch.


This weekend was pretty chill. We got to explore some new areas of the city and I got to eat brunch. It was a winning weekend for me I would say. Keep reading to see what else I was up to in the Big H. You can see most of the pictures that are in these posts on instagram weeks in advance but if you want to hear some background info and read all about me being me; then I highly recommend you keep reading because #GabbyThings! Keep sharing your posts on Instagram on #swirlsocial (we’ll pick our faves to showcase in our monthly recap) and enter our giveaway with jimmyCASE here!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I was going to throw two weekends in one post because I didn’t think one weekend would make a long enough post, but it did! My second weekend in Houston started a little bit late, because as you all probably can tell by now: THE SWIRL GOT AN UPGRADE. I spent most of Saturday morning {while everyone was sleeping} transferring over posts and designing our new social media headers and touching up our media kit. Would anyone be interested in a post on media kits? Let me know in the comments! 

And then I got a text message. One of my friends wanted to go to the The Galleria Mall in Houston and I slowly died inside because pay day wasn’t until next week. But, I always love a good window shopping opportunity. I ended up getting a super cute romper which I’m literally obsessed with!!

I fan girled over the store layout of H&M and snapped some nice pictures for you guys of this adorable sign and shoe wall. I’m not lying when I say I ran past the MAC store so that I would not be tempted. We ate a quick dinner and then headed over to Nordstrom Rack which is my favorite store of all time. I picked up the most adorable gold Greek Letter charms {good big-little gift, but even better for yourself gift}. Now, I just need a chain that I like!

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

So, I really wanted brunch. Typical. But, by the time everyone was ready to go; we had missed the breakfast menu at Barnaby’s Cafe in the Museum District. It was okay for me because I was in a lunch kind of mood anyway. I got the Chicken Caesar Salad {you’ll see this is a go-to for me} and I split an order of Sweet Potato Fries–both of which were super tasty!


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The metro has been a great way for us to explore Midtown, but I liked that we got a chance to walk a little bit from the metro station to the restaurant! We got a little taste of the Museum District which was a good way to pick up some new ideas for Museum day that we want to have in a couple of weeks!

I’m very excited to actually have breakfast, maybe next weekend. And maybe, I’ll even learn how to two-step ?! Until next weekend,


Did you like this post? Should I do more of these this summer {& possibly into the school year?}
Sound off in the comments and let me know!
  • Haha I love how you ran pass the MAC store. I actually hate window shopping for that reason. I don’t want to see something that I like and not be able to buy it. The Caesar salad looks soo good!

    Yvanne | http://composedcollected.blogspot.com

  • This looks so good! By the way, I would definitely be interested in a media kit post! It’s the next thing on my blogging to-do list, but I don’t know where to start!

    Amelie | http://awanderersadventures.wordpress.com

    • Media kIt post is already in the works and hopefully it’ll be a good one!! Thanks for reading girl!
      xo, Gabby

  • Yes, yes, yes to a media kit post! And I love these weekend posts because they totally let us get to know you better! I’d love to see them during the school year as well 🙂 Sounds like you had an amazing weekend, and I’m definitely going to have to add Houston to one of my cities to visit.

    • Yes, Go to Houston- the food is delicious and its just a great city! I’m glad you’re enjoying them; I wasn’t really sure how people would respond to them! But, they’re doing great so far!
      xo, Gabby