Top 3 Cupcake Shops in Houston

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When you have a craving for sweets, this classic boutique bakery will surely hit the spot. With your sweet tooth’s desires laid neatly before your eyes, choose from one of their many delicious offerings. Our favorite – dark chocolate on dark chocolate because of the rich taste of cocoa and the moist cake. Feeling a little out of the box, try unique flavors such as peanut butter or banana. Flavors change by the day so come in and try something new each day of the week. For vegans with a sweet tooth they also offer classic flavors including vanilla and red velvet. If you’re watching your figure or diet, but still want a savory treat try the sugar free or mini cupcake options!


Everything Bundt Cake

This shop is a bundt cake lover’s haven. True to it’s name is serves a variety of bundt cake options – making it a unique presence in the land of gourmet cupcake shops. Reminiscent of grandma’s house this shop breeds happy thoughts – mostly because of the delightful bundt cakes they offer. With personal size bundt cakes, you can grab-and-go a piece of homely cake heaven. Our favorite – red velvet cake with icing on the top – once you bite into them you can enjoy chocolate chip treats!


Sugar Rush 

Everything sparkles at Sugar Rush – including the cake! These delicious pastries prove that everything that glitters in this bakery is gold. With dozens of unique flavors and equally unique designs, presentation in Queen in this land but so is taste. With flavors such as Oreo cookie you can have a two-for-one of your favorite desserts – a larger than normal cupcake with butter cream frosting, a few chocolate chips nestled inside the chocolate cake, and an Oreo cookie to top it off . Not only do these cupcakes look desirable but once you bite into them you feel like you’ve hit the gold rush.

The Happenings: 12/01/2013-12/08/2013

Los Angeles

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What: Christmas Market – Holiday Bazar-Experience German culture!

Description: In Huntington Beach Old World Village there will be a festive celebration of German culture. A large selection of fun activities will take place revolving around arts and crafts. This is a free event and great for the family. Many German style dishes will be served. For the adults, German red wine can be enjoyed with these dishes. Santa Claus will be greeting the family and children will get to partake in face painting.

When: Sunday, December 8, 2013 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Where: Old World Village, 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Cost: Free


What: Divine Design 2013– Update your wardrobe and save a life!

Description: Interested buyers will be able to choose from designer clothing and items for the house. All of the money earned will be payed to Project Angel Food. Project Angel Food is an agency that is non-profit, and provides healthy food options for all (men, women, children) who are suffering from HIV/Aids, cancer, and other life threatening diseases. Such designer names as Kenneth Cole, Guess, Marc Jacobs, will be found at this event.

When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 6:00 pm-Sunday, December 8, 2013 8:00 pm

Where: 2nd Floor, 8767 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. CA 90211

Cost: $25.00 (per day) – $150.00 (ticket purchase)

San Francisco


What: California Academy of Sciences Free Day- Education is key!

Description: Experience the four story rainforest exhibit where there are birds and butterflies. Nature is very beautiful, so why not take the time to appreciate it and learn from it. Not to mention, the experience is open to everyone on this day. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, you never know, your children may just be inspired and discover their career path!

When: Sunday, December 8, 2013 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, CA 94118

Cost: Free!


What: Increase Your Social Skills for the Holidays! [Workshop]—Develop a new you!

Description:  In a day and age where technology is dominating our everyday lives, this workshop could prove to be beneficial to many. Family is everything for many during the holidays, and reconnecting or getting to know our families is usually very comforting. Developing and working on ourselves makes us feel good, and family will notice the change during the holidays. There are so many of us who feel isolated and want to be more open and less fearful of holding a conversation or socializing. This is the workshop for those who want to work on themselves. Topics to be discussed: the law of attraction, how to manifest our own reality, how to be happy being you. You never know, trying new things could just change your life!

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: WeWork Golden Gate, 25 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Cost: Free!



What: Tequila Wednesdays-Be social and have fun!

Description: Who would pass up on $5 tequila shots? Not just one type of tequila either, try a variety! Many of us will want to have some fun after slaving away at our jobs, or maybe to celebrate our accomplishments and be grateful for our hard work? You never know. This could be a new get together area for friends and family! Girl’s Night Out!!

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 8:00 pm

Where: Emmit’s Place, 4852 Benning Dr., Houston, TX 77035

Cost: $5 per shot + have fun

happpontoonboat3What: Buffalo Bayou Christmas Cruises-Holiday Cruise!

Description: Celebrate with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership on a thirty minute boat ride. The boat can hold up to twenty one people, so act fast and get yourself and your family on the boat! Meet at Allen’s Landing.

When: Friday, December 6, 2013 5:00 pm – Saturday, December 21, 2013 7:30 pm

Where: Allen’s Landing, 1001 Commerce St., Houston, TX 77002

Cost: $5.00 – $7.00

New York City


What: 14th Annual Winters Eve at Lincoln Square

Description: Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and sponsor Time Warner are having a festive celebration that is part of NYC history! There will be free jazz performances, dance exclusives, circus events, and all around fun! Not to mention diverse food options.

When: Monday, December 2, 2013 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Lincoln Square Winters Eve, 1841 Broadway Ste 1112, New York, NY 10023

Cost: Free, aside from food expenses


What: Columbus Circle Holiday Market 2013-Shopping Galore!

Description: Event will take place at Columbus Circle Holiday Market, located in Central Park. This market has lots of food choices, gifts, clothes, and jewelry.  Bring your family and friends! There will be a lot of vintage items, and the food choices range from Hispanic dishes to Turkish food.

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:00 am – Tuesday, December 24, 2013 10:00 pm

Where: Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Cost: Free!



What: Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker- Experience a timeless masterpiece!

Description: Atlanta Ballet is presenting…The Nutcracker! Families alike have loved this musical and work of art for many years, so why not come to experience Atlanta’s rendition? Music and dance are a great way to ground the soul and to bond with family and friends. Get lost in this winter wonderland play.

When: Friday, December 6, 2013 7:30 pm – Sunday, December 29, 2013 7:30 pm

Where: The Fabulous Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303

Cost: Price ranges from $20.00 – $120.00


What: Sweet Dreams Couture Charity Fashion Show-Fashion is now! Fashion is you!

Description: The “Sweet Dreams Couture.” What is this exactly? This is a fashion event that exposes us, the audience, to the newest fashion designs and styles that are coming up this season. Be an insider to where the fashion industry is heading. Even students will get to express their talent and eye for fashion. Runway performances will take place and live music. Let’s encourage our youth, they are the gateway to the future!

When: Saturday, December 7, 2013 6:00 pm

Where: Colony Square Mall, 1197 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30361

Cost: Free! Bring an open mind!

The Happenings: 11/17/2013-11/24/2013

Los Angeles


What: We Run The City: USC vs. UCLA—Running for a cause!

Description: Run or Walk in this 5k athletic event. All proceeds go to the Special Olympics athletes of Southern California.  Anyone is able to participate, so grab a friend and get ready! The run will be held near the USC Campus. This is a great way to build friendships, get in great shape, feel good about yourself, and connect with your inner athlete.

When: Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:00 am

Where: Exposition Park, 701 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Cost: $35 registration fee + medal + t-shirt

What: Disney’s THE LION KING: Relive the memory!

Description: A new Broadway rendition of the classic tale of a young lion cub named Simba, and his personal journey to become king of the Pride Land. Directed by Julie Taymor, who conducted such masterpieces as William Shakespeare’s: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the audience will be enraptured by the imagery and the plot of, The Lion King. The heartfelt song by artist Elton John, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” will be a memory to never forget as the allure of the plot unfolds. Families of all ages will love this musical.

When: Wednesday, 11/20/2013, 8:00 pm (Duration of showing: 2 Hours and 40 Minutes (including intermission) [November 20, 2013 -January 12, 2014(ongoing)

Where: Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Cost: Ticket purchase

San Francisco

What: Patchwork Show: Oakland Fall 2013—Discover your inner artist

Description: A display of various artistic displays that range from a handful of talented artists. Artisan food, which is food that is produced non-industrially and more home grown will be available, among varying workshops and arts and crafts activities. The Patchwork Show has marked its seventh anniversary. Items sold by the artists will include jewelry, ceramics, art for the home, and even art for children. This event is very beneficial to families as well as a great cultural experience.

When: Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Jack London Square, 2 Broadway,  Oakland, CA 94607

Cost: Free!

San Francisco

What: Japanese Kabuki Theatre on Film: Tribute to Shikan-Art in movement

Description: Japanese Kabuki Theatre is the performance of a classical Japanese dance combined with a dramatic story. This event/educational experience will dive deep into the style associated with Nakamura Shikan VII, who is considered to be a legend of Kabuki. The Kabuki theatre has been at the heart of Japanese culture in terms of art and expression, and even dates back to the Edo Period (1603-1867). Don’t speak Japanese? No worries! There will be an English translation, so don’t be discouraged.

When: Sunday, November 24, 2013 2:00 pm

Where: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94115

Cost: Free!



What: Free Pet Photos with Santa at Houston Humane Society-

Description: Pet owners! Bring your pet to the Houston Humane Society to have his/her picture taken with…Santa Paws! Children are welcome to be in the photos as well. Make this holiday season a festive one! The photo is free, but a donation of a pet food or toy is needed. All pictures are emailed to the pet owners.

When: Saturday, November 23, 2013 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Houston Humane Society,  14700 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77053

Cost: Free!

What: Yelp’s Grape Escape Wine Club! November What: A Thanksgiving Wine Up-A night to relax

Description: Thanksgiving Wine’s galore!

The wine distributor is the Plate and Bottle, and this company sells diverse wines. Stop by for wine tasting.

Admission & RSVP: Attendance is no cost and free, but hurry because space is limited. Every guest needs to RSVP first before attending.

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Plate and Bottle,  5411 Morningside Dr., Houston, TX 77005

Cost: Free!

New York City


What: Yelp Passport UYE: Yoga Class at Mimi For Me Yoga Studio-Ground yourself and connect with your Chakras!

Description: Join your fellow yogis and ground yourself in this yoga event. Meditation and Yoga are a great method for naturally detoxifying the body of such stress hormones such as Cortisol, which is created from the body’s fight or flight response. The amount of people in the class will be a max of 10, so there is enough room to breathe and the atmosphere is calm. Anyone attending can rent a yoga mat for $1.

When: Saturday, November 23, 2013 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Mimi for Me Yoga, Mind & Body Wellness Studio, 76-11 37th Ave. 2nd Floor,   Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Cost: $10.00

What: “COMMON GROUNDS – Coffee Inspired Art from Around the World” Curated by Andrea Arroyo—Universal Thought!

Description: Bringing universal consciousness to the world! The main area of focus for this event is on the economic, political, environmental and social impact of the coffee trade. That cup of coffee your drinking originates from somewhere! Best to know just how its made. There will be a collection of masterpieces by artists from Mayan villages of Guatemala.

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 10:00 am – Monday, December 2, 2013 5:00 pm

Where: The Grady Alexis Gallery, 2710 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Cost: Free!


What: Dr. Seuss Holiday Show Extravaganza- A merry Seusmass!

Description: This will be an event to discover the art work of the Dr. Seuss Collection, an untimely favorite of children alike. There will be Dr. Seuss books to buy, and some never before seen works by Dr. Seuss. Not to mention, there will be some yummy Dr. Seuss treats! Bring the family!

When: Saturday, November 23, 2013 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Jackson Ann Galleries, 932 Canton St., Roswell, GA 30077

Cost: Free!

What: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Description: “I’m gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket…” Remember those words from the hit Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis? That’s right! Come out and celebrate these acclaimed artists. Both originated from Seattle, Washington. Now they are here to visit Atlanta!

When: Friday, November 22, 2013 7:30 pm

Where: The Arena At Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097

Cost: $29.50 – $49.50

Goode’s Armadillo Palace


You haven’t experienced Houston until you’ve visited Goode’s Armadillo Palace -an authentic Texas experience. Centrally located in Upper Kirby, with a huge armadillo in front and right across the street from its sister restaurant Goode’s BBQ, you can’t miss it!

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You know your in Texas when the door handles of a restaurant are pistols! Goode’s entrance takes you into the world of the Wild West! Wooden interior gives it a Western salon style ambiance with a bar area centrally located and dinning around the perimeters. Before eating you can’t help but take in the interior. With a deer head overlooking you and animal skin table coverings, the rugged South West is alive. Join the fun when they offer live Texas music throughout the week!


It wouldn’t be Texas if the waitress wasn’t wearing boots, jean shorts and a holster! Armadillo’s menu is the South West at its core. Of course meat is king here! Try the Backyard BBQ Chicken meal served with Goode’s original BBQ sauce, bacon, Shiner Bock braised onions, sautéed mushrooms and melted Jack cheese. Another meat lovers option is the Hill Country Pork Chops that have been brined and grilled to perfection, finished off with a Hill Country Peach glaze. Crispy corn tortillas stuffed with smoked chicken and cheese, served with avocado cream sauce offers a departure from Southern BBQ. Hardy burgers, sandwiches, and select salads are also available.

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You haven’t experienced Houston if you haven’t tried Goode’s Armadillo Palace – a unique South West Experience!

The Happenings: 10/13/2013-10/19/2013

San Francisco


Who: 43rd Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival: The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous, heavyweight champion pumpkins, three stages of smashing entertainment, non-stop live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and more!”

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:00 am – Sunday, October 20, 2013 5:00 pm

Where: Downtown Half Moon Bay, Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Cost: Free

Scotty Boy

Who: Scotty Boy + Fyasko: “Voted one of the Top 10 DJ’s in America the past 3 years by DJ Times Magazine and “Best House DJ” in Las Vegas 2010 & 2011, DJ Scotty Boy has been rocking dance floors across the country for over 20 years. Scotty Boy’s signature style of “Electro Mash” or as he calls it, “Las Vegas Mash Up” has made him a staple in the dance music industry, and one of the most sought after DJ’s in the nightclub scene.”

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:00 pm – Sunday, October 20, 2013 2:00 am

Where: 85 Campton Pl., San Francisco, CA 94108

Cost: $0-$30

Los Angeles


Who: Skylight Fall Film Festival: “While we prepare the galleries of the Annenberg Space for Photography for our upcoming exhibit, The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years, we encourage you to take part in our Skylight Studios Fall Film Screenings.”

When: Saturday, September 28, 2013 11:00 am – Sunday, October 20, 2013 5:00 pm

Where: Annenberg Space for Photography 2000 Ave Of The Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Cost: Free

Pink Party

Who: The Pink Party: “Each September, fashion meets philanthropy as pink-adorned and-accessorized guests and celebrities join forces to raise awareness of women’s cancers. Style guru Elyse Walker established the Pink Party, now in its eighth year, to benefit Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.”

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Where: Hangar: 8 Santa Monica Airport, 3100 Donald Douglas, Loop North, Santa Monica, CA 904005

Cost: Varies



Who: Glam Shop Girls Fall into Fashion: “Glam Shop Girls will put together an over the top event that will bring out local and non-local beauty, fashion, and lifestyle vendors for a one day pop-up shop seeking product exposure and brand recognition in a sophisticated and refined atmosphere.”

When: October 16, 2013 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Mr. Peeples, 1911 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002

Cost: $10-$25


Who: Soul Night at Hotel Sorella with Roxy Roca: “Time to throw down in H-town! ROXY ROCA lays down the Dynamite Texas Soul for you in the Monnalisa Bar at Hotel Sorella from 10pm until midnight. FREE SHOW!”

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:00 pm

Where: 800 Sorella Ct., Houston, TX 77024

Cost: Free

New York City 

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Who: The Smith Street Fest: “Smith Street Classic is a cocktail competition between some of Smith Street’s foremost cocktail bars and restaurants. Each restaurant is tasked with creating their own signature cocktail for the event comprised of Green Hook Gin and Lejay Lagoute Liqueur.”

When: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:00 pm – Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:30 pm

Where: Dassara Brooklyn Ramen, 271 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11231

Cost: $35.00

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Who: Empire Drive-In: “Experience another kind of drive-in movie theater. Climb in and out of 60 cars reclaimed from a New York junkyard as you watch a live show or film projected on a big screen.”

When: Friday, October 4, 2013 10:00 am – Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:00 pm

Where: 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368

Cost: $5-$15


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Who: Feline Film Festival: “The Feline Film Festival showcases the best in feline cinema from around the globe. One film will receive special recognition and win the Pawe d’Or!  The Feline Film Festival is a benefit event for Lifeline Animal Project (and a bastion for bad puns).”

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where: Studioplex on Auburn, 659 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Cost: $10.00

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Who: 3rd Annual Naturally Pretty – “Natural Goes Glam”: We are excited to announce the 3rd Annual Naturally Pretty event hosted by Vlogger Natural Chica and Celebrity Makeup Artist MiMi J, benefiting the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. This year’s theme is “Natural Goes Glam” and we celebrate with a fashion show featuring designers Rafael Cox, Avnah Long, and Natt Taylor.

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: The Defoor Centre, 1710 Defoor Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Cost: $15-$20