Where I Go… {The Meyerland/Bellaire Edition}

I live in one of the most amazing parts of Houston…an area where I am surrounded by anything and everything that I could possibly dream of having or needing. My family lives in the Meyerland area, but we are just a stone’s throw away from Bellaire too – which means that we are so close to so many local shops and restaurants. Here are a few of my favorite places to go!

1. Where I go to have a quick manicure and/or pedicure :: Q Nails and Spa in Bellaire is THE PLACE to go!!! I am in and out of this place within an hour, and my nails always look amazing! Tony, the owner, is super sweet, and he and his wife make sure you are comfortable and satisfied with everything! Plus, the massaging pedicure chairs are the best in Houston. Seriously.  {The color below is Essie’s Butler Please.}


2. Where I go when my toddler is sick and his pediatrician is closed :: Without hesitation, we go to Urgent Care for Kids off of Kirby. Yeah, so…this place is technically not in Bellaire or Meyerland – but it is almost as close, and we get ALL of our questions answered and this momma gets peace of mind that her kid is okay. The entire staff is so kind and caring, and I would recommend this pediatric urgent care center to anyone with kids!

3. Where I go when I need a good burger :: Bellaire Broiler Burger, baby!!! Hands down this place has the best cheeseburgers on this side of town!! I need one now! And some onion rings!

4. Where I go when I need to clear my head :: I take a long walk around Brays Bayou when the weather is nice and just relax! I also like to sit on a park bench and watch the world go by around me – so many people take advantage of the trails around the bayou and walk their dogs or rollerblade. It truly is such a relaxing place to be!

5. Where I go when I need a fresh bagel and hot cup of coffee :: The New York Bagel Shop on Hillcroft has the best cup of joe anywhere! This breakfast joint is a for sure stop for my family at least once a month.

6. Where I go when I need a shopping fix :: I head over to Meyerland Plaza for all of my shopping needs! The plaza is home to some of my most coveted shops like Marshalls, Carters, Target, Kirklands, etc… They have it all!

7. Where I go when I crave Hibachi and Sushi :: Samurai Japanese Steak and Sushi is a family favorite of ours that never lets us down! My family is always entertained when we dine here, and we always leave stuffed and super happy! The service is top notch and the Hibachi chefs always make us smile!


8. Where I go when I want amazing pasta and Tiramisu :: Auntie Pasto’s in Bellaire is one of our go-to restaurants when we are craving homemade Italian cuisine! From the fresh warm bread to the awesome selection of wines, this place is a family favorite that is sure to leave your spaghetti-craving stomachs satisfied!


9. Where I go when I need a margarita :: Fajita Flats on Fondren! This is another family favorite of ours…my husband and I had one of our first few dates here too! Aside from good margaritas and holding a special place in my heart, Fajita Flats has one of the best menus in town – I’ve never had a bad meal here. Plus, birthday celebrations here are a hoot! Don’t believe me? Go there on your birthday and see what happens!!

These are just a few of my local favorites in the Meyerland/Bellaire area. What are some of yours? Can’t wait to visit some of them too!

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Texas born and raised, Michelle married her husband Michael after seven years of dating and currently resides in the Meyerland area. In December 2012, Michelle and Michael welcomed their first son {affectionately called Baby Apple} and enjoys spending every moment spoiling him! Michelle is a full time working mom in the field of education and a full time student working on her Master's degree {to become a principal one day!}, but in her spare time she enjoys shopping, anything Kate Spade, reading, writing, and traveling. Check her out over at Michelle's Desk to read about all things baby, life, and love!


  1. I’m in Meyerland, too…I love Auntie Pasto’s and the NY Bagel Shop, too. I’m also a huge fan of the paninis at Fioza (coffee shop). Thanks for the tip on the pedicures…I may check them out this week.


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