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Houston Epic Photos
We will meet in downtown Houston to get eye-catching photos for your social media accounts and photo books . This will be a group session unless you book a private session . Group sessions are cheaper but you will share time taking pictures. You will be able to take photos by yourself but other people will also attend. Only private sessions are able to choose locations. Once we meet I will setup my professional Canon DSLR and we will begin to take pictures at the graffiti murals. I will edit up to 60+ images for FREE !!!!!. It will be fun and energetic all while capturing beautiful moments. Every location will have a place where you can get an amazing shot and create memories for many years to come .
Custom candle making in Heights boutique
At the Candle Bar, you will have the opportunity to learn a new skill and create 2 unique one-of-a-kind candles. Come pull up a chair and we'll serve you a drink of your choice (red or white wine, or a local beer). Take in the beautiful aesthetics of the store and make something special for someone special...or simply just yourself. Here you can take a piece of Houston back home with you. We'll start off by teaching you the process behind making your own personal candle and the science behind building a fragrance. Then we'll walk you through building your own fragrance. Once we've completed that, we will guide you through making and pouring your own candle. While the candle is drying, feel free to shop at Forth & Nomad, or relax on our beautiful, wooden patio under our historic oak trees. Please allow up to 3 hours for your candles to dry before taking them home. You can also pick up your candles at another time. If you have a party greater than 8, please send us a message so that we can discuss the options! We hope to see you soon!
THE HOUSTON HUSTLE Scavenger Hunt
It all begins at a scenic spot that's a local favorite. We will get our missions and go over instructions/ground rules for the game. After a warm-up to prepare for this true sport, teams will take off to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations throughout town. You'll drive in your car (special carless version available on request) to the various checkpoints, solving clues and accepting challenges that involve getting outside your comfort zone at each spot! Both family and dog friendly, the game alternates between the indoors and outdoors with plenty of alternative spots and free choices too! You'll send photos to your host to document your progress. You can even interact with locals who can help with clues! You won’t be able to avoid having fun, uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, making memories, laughing and learning along the way! You’ll be part of the rich culture of this dynamic city! Every turn is full of surprises, so questions in advance are welcomed! Unlock future discounts on our hunts in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Corpus Christi!Great for corporate teams and other special groups too! Other things to note We can offer special diet friendly and rainy day checkpoints - bonus missions too! We can accommodate larger groups, special dates/times, and private groups on request. Custom adventures available!
Al's Paranormal & History Excursion
Welcome. I'm a paranormal and historical researcher. I take people to paranormal active areas that i research and log. 1503Tours later, i still enjoy sharing this experience with people who appreciate history and the paranormal. This a small group experience. This isn't a ghost tour. It goes beyond that. This paranormal experience looks to anything strange science can't easily explain along with history. I'm passionate about history and the Paranormal. Please request availability or a private tour if need a certain date/time. If you message me we can Try to make your tour or private tour happen. All information and evidence beyond factual history is my personal creation, I do not allow anyone to film me, my voice, nor copy my paranormal evidence. I do help people try to capture their own evidence which is something I'm passionate about as well.
Surf Lessons with a Local Surf Coach
Learn to Surf with a Galveston Local ! Lessons for all ages! This experience is perfect for all ages who like adventure and a good challenge . Surf lessons are one of the best ways to enjoy a vacation on Galveston Island on the Gulf Coast. Unlike most large “surf schools”, our private surf lessons ensure that your small group is given the time and attention required for a successful, first time surfing experience. From learning the basics of surf etiquette to riding your first wave, Eddie is sure to have you " Surf Bitten " before you ever leave the water. This Lesson is set for a 1 1/2 hour experience, However often we can extend it up to 2 hours for those who want to go the distance. This class is about learning to get up on a wave so an extra thirty minutes is great. Join Eddie today and start catching waves! Since Eddie’s passion is sharing his love for surfing he always spends the time necessary to make sure his Guest have the Best experience. Eddie will also share his favorite local places to eat and things to do if you ask. He may even join you for dinner at a local restaurant after the lesson because after your lesson you will be hungry! Tips are always welcome and there will be Photos available upon request !

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Houston Pottery Throw Down
First time introduction to pottery throwing with the pottery wheel and clay. Learn to use the pottery wheel, center clay and make a bowl, cup or plate. Students will be given two hours to play with clay. We will learn how to use a pottery wheel to make a bowl and cup. BYOB. Call or Msg for last minute bookings, it is possible... At the end of class you'll get your choice of a comparable sized / priced cup, vase, plate or bowl from the gallery to take home. Direction to the shop: “Park near Holler Brewing Co. Walk through the breezeway next to the brewery and take a right once you get through. The shop will be on your right”.
Howdy H-Town's East Downtown Food Tour
PUBLIC TOURS AVAILABLE OCTOBER - APRIL Taste some of the many flavors Houston has to offer as your guide takes you to five delicious venues. Through food, art and history you will see how EADO has evolved from Houston’s original Chinatown into one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the country. Sample delicious food from a bakery, a taco stand, a BBQ restaurant, a unique supermarket and a Vietnamese restaurant as you hear expert commentary about the graffiti art, architecture, public art and green spaces that have helped shape EADO. Your guide will provide you with Howdy H-Town’s Ultimate Guide to Houston- A curated list of things to do, where to eat and drink so you can continue exploring Houston like a local after the tour.
Delicious Chinese Dumplings Cooking Class Secret recipes
Make your trip to Houston complete by learning to make delicious Chinese dumplings that become popular across the world. Go home with a stomach full of dumplings and a recipe book so you can enjoy them again after your trip.
Abstract Watercolor Painting & Vision Board Workshop
During the 2 hour workshop, you will: *Learn about neurographic art and create your own abstract watercolor painting using the neurographic method *Create a mini vision board *Complete a 2022 reflections and gratitude worksheet and 2023 goal setting worksheet
Project Freedom: Tour a Plane Home
This isn't just a plane tour. It starts upon arrival in your car to the property where the guests will be greeted by airport ground control and directed where to park as if they had just landed their private jet and were being directed to the terminal building. Will talk a few minutes about the history of Project Freedom. Where the idea came from and how the airplanes got here. As we walk up to the first airplane an MD-80, I like to ask what do they think they will see inside as the conversation continues. The first thing people notice is that the airplane seats aren't there and it's quite spacious inside. Having a regular size household bathroom with shower, sink and toilet is always unexpected to see. And those overhead cabinets really work good for dishes and towels. The master bedroom is of course first class. As we move over to the next airplane called Spirit. The guest will be taking unique pictures while sitting in a completely refurbished cockpit from 1979. This is where the tour becomes exciting as the guest are promoted to pilot for an interactive flight from here to your dream destination without ever leaving the ground. Other things to note Contact Joe to check availability for dates or for a large group.

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Things to do near Downtown Houston

Houston Pottery Throw Down
First time introduction to pottery throwing with the pottery wheel and clay. Learn to use the pottery wheel, center clay and make a bowl, cup or plate. Students will be given two hours to play with clay. We will learn how to use a pottery wheel to make a bowl and cup. BYOB. Call or Msg for last minute bookings, it is possible... At the end of class you'll get your choice of a comparable sized / priced cup, vase, plate or bowl from the gallery to take home. Direction to the shop: “Park near Holler Brewing Co. Walk through the breezeway next to the brewery and take a right once you get through. The shop will be on your right”.
Houston Epic Photos
We will meet in downtown Houston to get eye-catching photos for your social media accounts and photo books . This will be a group session unless you book a private session . Group sessions are cheaper but you will share time taking pictures. You will be able to take photos by yourself but other people will also attend. Only private sessions are able to choose locations. Once we meet I will setup my professional Canon DSLR and we will begin to take pictures at the graffiti murals. I will edit up to 60+ images for FREE !!!!!. It will be fun and energetic all while capturing beautiful moments. Every location will have a place where you can get an amazing shot and create memories for many years to come .
Custom candle making in Heights boutique
At the Candle Bar, you will have the opportunity to learn a new skill and create 2 unique one-of-a-kind candles. Come pull up a chair and we'll serve you a drink of your choice (red or white wine, or a local beer). Take in the beautiful aesthetics of the store and make something special for someone special...or simply just yourself. Here you can take a piece of Houston back home with you. We'll start off by teaching you the process behind making your own personal candle and the science behind building a fragrance. Then we'll walk you through building your own fragrance. Once we've completed that, we will guide you through making and pouring your own candle. While the candle is drying, feel free to shop at Forth & Nomad, or relax on our beautiful, wooden patio under our historic oak trees. Please allow up to 3 hours for your candles to dry before taking them home. You can also pick up your candles at another time. If you have a party greater than 8, please send us a message so that we can discuss the options! We hope to see you soon!
Howdy H-Town's East Downtown Food Tour
PUBLIC TOURS AVAILABLE OCTOBER - APRIL Taste some of the many flavors Houston has to offer as your guide takes you to five delicious venues. Through food, art and history you will see how EADO has evolved from Houston’s original Chinatown into one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the country. Sample delicious food from a bakery, a taco stand, a BBQ restaurant, a unique supermarket and a Vietnamese restaurant as you hear expert commentary about the graffiti art, architecture, public art and green spaces that have helped shape EADO. Your guide will provide you with Howdy H-Town’s Ultimate Guide to Houston- A curated list of things to do, where to eat and drink so you can continue exploring Houston like a local after the tour.
Celine Saturdays at Eleven Eleven
NOTE:: BEFORE BOOKING OUR EXPERIENCE PLEASE message us so we can discuss section seating and bottle minimums. Sections cost 250$ (this is to reserve the section NOT including bottles). The section also covers up to 10 guests. *THIS EXPERIENCE IS ON SATURDAYS. We will discuss which date you/group would like to do the experience. Syn Saturdays: @11:11 *Guests will need to pay for bottle minimum depending on which section is selected once arrived in the section* First, at 10:00 PM we will all meet up at the club (11:11) Second, we will get everyone checked in at the door & then get escorted to the section we RSVP Third, Throughout the night the team & I will be attending to customers needs DRESS CODE : Men: NO shorts, sandals or flipflops, hats, Plain Tshirts Female: NO sandals or flipflops ** BRING YOUR PASSPORT or ID CARD**

Things to do near Midtown

THE HOUSTON HUSTLE Scavenger Hunt
It all begins at a scenic spot that's a local favorite. We will get our missions and go over instructions/ground rules for the game. After a warm-up to prepare for this true sport, teams will take off to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations throughout town. You'll drive in your car (special carless version available on request) to the various checkpoints, solving clues and accepting challenges that involve getting outside your comfort zone at each spot! Both family and dog friendly, the game alternates between the indoors and outdoors with plenty of alternative spots and free choices too! You'll send photos to your host to document your progress. You can even interact with locals who can help with clues! You won’t be able to avoid having fun, uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, making memories, laughing and learning along the way! You’ll be part of the rich culture of this dynamic city! Every turn is full of surprises, so questions in advance are welcomed! Unlock future discounts on our hunts in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Corpus Christi!Great for corporate teams and other special groups too! Other things to note We can offer special diet friendly and rainy day checkpoints - bonus missions too! We can accommodate larger groups, special dates/times, and private groups on request. Custom adventures available!
Friday Nights at Sekai
NOTE:: BEFORE BOOKING OUR EXPERIENCE, please message us so we can discuss section seating and bottle minimums. Sections cost 250$ (this is to reserve the section NOT including bottles). The section also covers up to 10 guests. *THIS EXPERIENCE IS ON FRI & SUN. We will discuss which day/days you/group would like to do the experience. Heist Fridays & Sun Funday: @Sekai *Guests will need to pay for bottle minimum depending on which section is selected once arrive in the section* 1. At 10:00 PM we will all meet up at the club (Sekai) 2. We will get everyone checked in at the door & then get escorted to the section we RSVP 3. Throughout the night the team & I will be attending to customers' needs DRESS CODE : Men: NO shorts, sandals or flipflops, hats, Plain Tshirts Female: NO sandals or flipflops ** BRING YOUR PASSPORT or ID CARD**
Sunset picnic & photoshoot in the heart of Houston
The guest who book this experience will enjoy an afternoon sunset in Houston's most local preferred park and garden with the Houston skyline as the back drop. When the guest arrive I will introduce my self and give the guest info about the area and park, I will then walk them down to their unique picnic set up and capture that first look moment followed by a 10 min photo session. After I have captured some portraits I will then leave them to enjoy the experience on their own. They will then be able to enjoy the views along with local rose and charcuterie board as well as some fun board games perfect for couples , girls date , or just a special afternoon in Houston. coming soon to Galveston Island !
Wine Tasting Like a Pro
I bring the vineyard experience right to you during this 4 flight tasting at a private location. We will first start by evaluating 2 whites and 2 red wines using the systematic approach to wine tasting. We’ll also explore traditional and unique wine styles, discuss the differences between still and sparkling wines, and you’ll pickup tips to have you tasting like a pro in no time. I’ll help build your wine confidence and palate in an hour as we enjoy a Texas themed wine & cheese tasting.
Learn to Thrift at Houston Stores with Stylist
We’ll hit the ground running while visiting my absolute fav thrift stores. The first gem offers a lot of discounted designer pieces for those of us that enjoy luxury items. Next, we’ll slide over to another store that offers current, on trend pieces. Lastly, we’ll mosey over to a hidden gem that vintage clothing as well as home decor options. As your host, I will assist you with personal shopping, help with styling, and answer any questions regarding fashion. Other things to note: The experience will last approximately 2 hours. *Arriving 15 minutes after scheduled experience will be considered a no-show* Please contact host if running late. Each guest MUST purchase individual experience. ABILITY TO GO TO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS DEPENDS ON TIME SPENT AT EACH STORE. Host will be very patient. However, please keep in mind depending on time this may decrease the ability to go to all 4 locations. *Transportation is not provided during the experience. Please be prepared to use your own transportation*

Things to do near Cypress

Project Freedom: Tour a Plane Home
This isn't just a plane tour. It starts upon arrival in your car to the property where the guests will be greeted by airport ground control and directed where to park as if they had just landed their private jet and were being directed to the terminal building. Will talk a few minutes about the history of Project Freedom. Where the idea came from and how the airplanes got here. As we walk up to the first airplane an MD-80, I like to ask what do they think they will see inside as the conversation continues. The first thing people notice is that the airplane seats aren't there and it's quite spacious inside. Having a regular size household bathroom with shower, sink and toilet is always unexpected to see. And those overhead cabinets really work good for dishes and towels. The master bedroom is of course first class. As we move over to the next airplane called Spirit. The guest will be taking unique pictures while sitting in a completely refurbished cockpit from 1979. This is where the tour becomes exciting as the guest are promoted to pilot for an interactive flight from here to your dream destination without ever leaving the ground. Other things to note Contact Joe to check availability for dates or for a large group.
Abstract Watercolor Painting & Vision Board Workshop
During the 2 hour workshop, you will: *Learn about neurographic art and create your own abstract watercolor painting using the neurographic method *Create a mini vision board *Complete a 2022 reflections and gratitude worksheet and 2023 goal setting worksheet
Waller County Horseback Riding Adventure
This country horseback riding experience offers a Texas style adventure on a 300 acre property located in Waller, TX. Enjoy a peaceful guided ride along the trails and then end at the campfire. Your guide is none other than a 5x NFR qualifier who has made his living off riding bucking horses. He has lifelong experience with horses and will give you the comfort you need to ride these majestic animals along the trails. Being out in the country you never know what you will see from deer, hogs, eagles, and even armadillos. Come enjoy this experience located only minutes outside of Houston. It is guaranteed to be a memorable experience!
Become a Barista at a Coffee Shop
Well meet at my coffee lounge, and go over what you already know about coffee and espresso...if your new to this we will start from the top , what is espresso , what is the difference between latte and cappuccino and macchiato.... how we grind the beans to pulling the shot to foaming the milk for cappuccinos. We will even get a chance to see what makes a true barista from frothing the milk to talking to customers to the clean up process to how the 14,000 dollar espresso machine actually works Update: From now all classes will be hosted by owners , to give a better rich experience !
Fresh Pasta Making Classes
Danjoy's Homemade Pasta Cooking Class is a private setting - if it is just you, your significant other, or a group, the space is yours and will not be shared with anyone else. In a private setting you'll learn how to make fresh homemade pasta from scratch, with a twist! You are not only learning a life-long skill, you are experiencing true hands-on instructions in an inviting, intimate setting where you are treated like family. All of our classes are BYOB - Bring Your Own Beverage. One of our many priorities is to use nothing but the best ingredients, we use a high quality chef-grade flour 100% Made in Italy. You'll have the opportunity to learn the importance of quality and ingredients and why it is so important when making fresh pasta. ​ Our classes are 100% customizable. We can create any experience to fit your needs, such as birthdays, team building, date night, girl's night, kid's parties and so much more. The PASTAbilities are truly endless. ​

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Strand Ghost Tour with Author of Ghosts of Galveston
Join the author of the book "Ghosts of Galveston" for a walk through Galveston's historic Strand Street as she shares stories of some of the island's most famous ghosts. Spirits of Civil War soldiers, 1900 Storm victims and even a murderess dwell in the buildings and along the street, never quite able or willing to depart from their beloved Galveston. We'll be walking at a leisurely pace, taking time to see if you can capture photos of ghosts through windows and on the street like so many have before. But don't be surprised if someone unseen tugs on your sleeve, or you feel a chill on this winter night...it's just their way of saying "hello." Your host is Kathleen Maca, the author of "Galveston's Broadway Cemeteries," "Ghosts of Galveston," "Ghostly Tales of Galveston" and "A History of the Hotel Galvez." A local historian and writer, she has spent over 45 years researching historic cemeteries and folklore. We'll meet in front of the Shearn Moody Plaza Building (home of the Galveston Railroad Museum) at the intersection of 25th and Strand. Please note: Please wear comfortable walking shoes. The Strand is well lit, so flashlights aren't necessary. No video or audio recording allowed during the tour. STILL PHOTOS ARE ENCOURAGED! Please be mindful that historic stories will be shared that include deaths and injuries - not appropriate for young children.
Houston Pottery Throw Down
First time introduction to pottery throwing with the pottery wheel and clay. Learn to use the pottery wheel, center clay and make a bowl, cup or plate. Students will be given two hours to play with clay. We will learn how to use a pottery wheel to make a bowl and cup. BYOB. Call or Msg for last minute bookings, it is possible... At the end of class you'll get your choice of a comparable sized / priced cup, vase, plate or bowl from the gallery to take home. Direction to the shop: “Park near Holler Brewing Co. Walk through the breezeway next to the brewery and take a right once you get through. The shop will be on your right”.
Houston Epic Photos
We will meet in downtown Houston to get eye-catching photos for your social media accounts and photo books . This will be a group session unless you book a private session . Group sessions are cheaper but you will share time taking pictures. You will be able to take photos by yourself but other people will also attend. Only private sessions are able to choose locations. Once we meet I will setup my professional Canon DSLR and we will begin to take pictures at the graffiti murals. I will edit up to 60+ images for FREE !!!!!. It will be fun and energetic all while capturing beautiful moments. Every location will have a place where you can get an amazing shot and create memories for many years to come .
Custom candle making in Heights boutique
At the Candle Bar, you will have the opportunity to learn a new skill and create 2 unique one-of-a-kind candles. Come pull up a chair and we'll serve you a drink of your choice (red or white wine, or a local beer). Take in the beautiful aesthetics of the store and make something special for someone special...or simply just yourself. Here you can take a piece of Houston back home with you. We'll start off by teaching you the process behind making your own personal candle and the science behind building a fragrance. Then we'll walk you through building your own fragrance. Once we've completed that, we will guide you through making and pouring your own candle. While the candle is drying, feel free to shop at Forth & Nomad, or relax on our beautiful, wooden patio under our historic oak trees. Please allow up to 3 hours for your candles to dry before taking them home. You can also pick up your candles at another time. If you have a party greater than 8, please send us a message so that we can discuss the options! We hope to see you soon!
The Art of Candle and Soap-making
***Join us for a Wick & Wine - Massage Candle-making Experience on Saturday, February 11th at 3 PM*** ---- Love a nice scented candle and soap? Now you can make your own. In this LIVE super-fun experience, we will guide you in creating soy wax (plant-based) candles and soaps! We will walk through - an overview of the candle and/or soap-making, scent formulation, and essential candle and/or soap-making steps, as well as share tips, tricks, and troubleshooting. We also welcome curious learners who would like to learn about candle and soap making in this event - no skills required. Create a unique label design and fragrance for your customized candles and soap by using creativity. ​ All guests will leave with 6 bars of soap or two candles: 1 - 8oz 1 - 4 oz **For groups 10+, we can come to you** Great for groups, Great for teams, Great for team building, Great for couples, Great for solos
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