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  1. Teeth are a very important characterisitc, in the business world and in your personal life. In the business world, people won't take you seriously if you don't have nice teeth. It's true. Have you ever seen a powerful executive with bad teeth? No. Success and looks are a stereotype that goes hand in hand. I can remember a group of people I once over heard talking about how gorgeous this girl was but when she smiled it killed the whole thing. I think that's sad so I say whatever makes you feel better you should do. Just like when women start to age, they feel less attractive and the men their age start looking at younger women. Self confidence is so important and whatever avenue you take to get it is each person's personal choice. Just do your research and go to well-known doctors.
  2. Drive around River Oaks. Some of the mansions have spectacular lights. You will give them the WOW factor with the houses and the lights. The neighbors on Robinhood Street in West University used to get together and have every single tree that lined the street lit up with white lights. Not sure if they still do it. And there's always 'Lights in the Heights.'
  3. Had a gas line moved by them Torres Plumbing Luis Torres 713.695.8046
  4. Does anyone know of any blog sites or forums on Urban design strategies, planning & development, etc? I would really appreciate the input.
  5. Actually there are more residences closer to Bayou Place. I lived at the Rice Lofts and walked to the movies at Bayou Place among all of the other places around that part of downtown. There are other lofts within blocks such as Hogg Palace, Sabine Street, Franklin Lofts, St. Germain, Keystone Building and several others on nearby streets. I just wanted to point that out. I'm not sure how the Pavillions will do, I guess we'll have to wait and see. I work in a building one block from the Pavillions, so I can tell you that there aren't many restaurants in this part of downtown. We have the Park Shops and a few little quick casual restaurants in the tunnels, but there are only 3-4 actual restaurants to have lunch meetings or take clients to. We usually have to go to the other side of downtown. Some decent restaurants in the Pavillions are much needed.
  6. I think it moved over to the Museum of Natural Science, called Mixers & Elixers.
  7. Yeah they are fundraising machines, too bad they seem to do that more than interesting exhibits. One of their last shows featured dog portraits. How interesting...
  8. I just got back from Dublin, Ireland and definitely felt the weak dollar. It was expensive. I met a girl who is begging me to ship her some things from here, she was discussing this whole topic in depth. Very interesting city in terms of the economy. I talked to a lot of people, particularly cab drivers about it:) Almost the whole population of the city is like an average age of 30. It was so young, it was crazy. Companies are locating there and recruiting yound people from all over the world. Every business (particularly restaurants and pubs of course) are busy at all times. Most of the older people I talked to said they bought a house like 12 years ago or around that time frame for around 30,000 to 40,000 pounds (former currency before switch to euro). Their homes are now worth 850,000 to 1.something million! This is very notable. Just thought I would share.
  9. Yeah it should be interesting to see what kind of crowd this place draws. Nonetheless, it's good for this area and businesses like Corkscrew who were pioneers in that part of Washington. All of this activity should clean things up a bit down there. Another place that's basically the same format (lounge) called Pandora's is opening in December down the street in the former Rhythm Room location on Washington.
  10. Have you ever been there? It's a circus, but it's entertaining at least. Anyway, I think we are all being amused by this thread, but no plan is being made. Just decide people.
  11. Exactly, so why would you want to hang out with a bunch of HAIFers you've never met while the guy next to you is doing a line? It's not exactly a scenario for conversation, especially given the rhetoric some of you guys like to carry on with. I envision a Saturday Night Live skit:)
  12. This place is owned by the same people that own The Red Door. It's across from the Corkscrew, close to Houston Ave. The actual entrance is on Center street which runs parallel to Washington.
  13. Lol, and how does your imagination see someone on HAIF? And who the hell is talking about meeting at La Strada? Why would anyone want to do that? I can't imagine anything weirder.
  14. I wasn't really a fan of the old Sherlocks, but the new and improved location is pretty good. It's nicer with a little better crowd and it is really big and they have pretty good food and happy hour specials. West Gray is accessible and right between downtown and the Galleria. Just a thought. I probably can't even go. Have you guys picked a date yet?
  15. This guy Stephen Klimas owns this firm which is located off of Washington Avenue in an old church. Small but growing architecture firm in Houston is seeking qualified graduates who are either licensed, or exam pending. We do primarily industrial and commercial architecture, but our work also ranges into restaurant/entertainment and fire stations. Work will consist of taking a project from design to punchlist. We have steady, repeat clients. How far you go with us is based on how hard you work to get it done professionally and profitably. KEGroup, Inc. 1919 Decatur Houston, Texas 77007 (713) 868-5151 o (713) 861-4084 f
  16. I admit I strayed away due to some of the reasons given above. But I'm back and curious as to what's going on these days.
  17. Regent Square is supposed to be home to some high end retailers in addition to a boutique hotel and is breaking ground in the next month. All of these developments should be very interesting and exciting for Houston.
  18. First of all, congratulations! Good for you for taking the life change plunge. I did it recently and things couldn't be better. I think the options you've come up with are viable and interesting. Telecommuting is the way of the future (I'm writing an article on how this affects employee/office culture). Maybe you should move to Marfa, it costs next to nothing to live there and property values out there are booming. My parents have a friend that lived in their airstream on some land they bought for like 2 years while saving to build a house. People are creative out there. The Marfa Lights Festival is this weekend and Chinati weekend is October 5-7, maybe you should check one of those out. Just FYI, my parents just got rid of their sailboat because they CONSTANTLY had to do maintenance on it and not to mention the slip was $500 a month! Good luck!
  19. Salvaging materials is really a great thing. I posted a thread about this exact topic recently because the new Regent Square mixed-use development that is replacing the Allen House is currently doing this and donating all of it to Historic Houston. But the problem might be that this hotel is so trashed out by the drug addicts and prostitutes that there might not be anything left worth salvaging.
  20. NASA's Astronaut Quarantine Facility is just LEED certified, not gold or silver. It's a neat building and the first Green building for the Johnson Space Center. I still love the Hindu mandir in Stafford. This is a mesmerizing worship facility. I highly recommend googling it, then going to see it because the pictures don't even remotely do it justice. Although it doesn't represent Houston's architecture, it represents the cultural diversity that we have. Just google Hindu mandir in Stafford, TX, the name I can't remember.
  21. I also love Farrago's brunch on the weekends. It's in midtown at Bagby and Gray under the Post Midtown Square Lofts. Best Huevos Rancheros ever! (they use the Italian canellini white beans) Cream cheese stuffed and fried french toast Cajun eggs benedict with crafish tails $8 bottomless mimosas And great people watching!
  22. Between beds and showers, downtown provides wonderful amenities. The best is the Roman Baths across from Cabo on the southeast corner of Travis and Prairie. There is a stand-up shower and a tub there.
  23. A friend of mine did the PR for the opening of BoConcept furniture on Westheimer a couple of months ago and their things look really nice and modern. It's in Highland Village where Surprises used to be. It's Sweedish but more upscale than Ikea obviously.
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