Beth DeLozier-Hayes

Correspondent

  • Houston, TX, USA

Beth DeLozier-Hayes is a Houston correspondent for Forbes Travel Guide. DeLozier-Hayes also writes for various national publications, including Life+Dog magazine, Bespoke Magazine and her award-winning local style blog, Houston’s Weekly Chic. When she isn’t writing, DeLozier-Hayes serves as a lifestyle expert and owner of Très Chic Designs, a Houston-based company known for creating smashing interiors, wardrobes and lifestyles for clients.

  • On April 1, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What is the weather like right now in Houston?

    April is one of the most delightful times of year to visit Houston.  Winter is likely gone until next season, but the steamy summer heat is still a ways away.  The temps may still flip flop a bit, so it is important to check the forecast when traveling.  However, it is unlikely this late in the season that the temperature will dip much below the 60's.  Pack thin layers of clothing as you may find one day is a comfortable 70 degrees, the next could be as hot as the mid-80's, and you could have brisk evenings in the 50's.  This is the perfect time of year to take advantage of Houston's numerous restaurants and bars with outdoor seating.  Favorites include Backstreet Cafe, Baba Yega, and Cafe Benedicte.  
  • On April 1, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best day trips near Houston?

    If you long for the nostalgia of the boardwalk complete with sea breeze, carnival rides and the smell of funnel cakes wafting into the air, the Kemah Boardwalk is only about an hour from downtown Houston.  Popular restaurants include the Flying Duchman, Red Sushi, and Salt Grass Steakhouse.  If you don't mind venturing off of the boardwalk a bit, Opus Bistro is a fantastic fine dining choice in the town of Kemah.

    Or, if you’d like to actually take a dip in the water, Galveston Beach is just a hop, skip, and a jump from downtown Houston as well.  Other than catching rays and playing beach volleyball while you are there, you can also spend a few hours enjoying the exotic rainforest or aquarium at Moody Gardens, scream yourself silly on the Iron Shark coater on our brand new Pleasure Pier, or even have an amazing seafood dinner at Gaido’s.  However, if you find yourself too exhausted to drive back into the city, I’m sure you’ll find a decadent room at the beautiful Hotel Galvez.
  • On April 1, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best day trips near Houston?

    If you long for the nostalgia of the boardwalk complete with sea breeze, carnival rides and the smell of funnel cakes wafting into the air, the Kemah Boardwalk is only about an hour from downtown Houston.  Popular restaurants include the Flying Duchman, Red Sushi, and Salt Grass Steakhouse.  If you don't mind venturing off of the boardwalk a bit, Opus Bistro and Madeline's are fantastic fine dining choices in the town of Kemah.

    Or, if you’d like to actually take a dip in the water, Galveston Beach is just a hop, skip, and a jump from downtown Houston as well.  Other than catching rays and playing beach volleyball while you are there, you can also spend a few hours enjoying the exotic rainforest or aquarium at Moody Gardens, scream yourself silly on the Iron Shark coater on our brand new Pleasure Pier, or even have an amazing seafood dinner at Gaido’s.  However, if you find yourself too exhausted to drive back into the city, I’m sure you’ll find a decent room at the beautiful Hotel Galve
  • On April 1, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best day trips near Houston?

    If you long for the nostalgia of the boardwalk complete with sea breeze, carnival rides and the smell of funnel cakes wafting into the air, the Kemah Boardwalk is only about an hour from downtown Houston.  Popular restaurants include the Flying Duchman, Red Sushi, and Salt Grass Steakhouse.  If you don't mind venturing off of the boardwalk a bit, Opus Bistro and Madeline's are fantastic fine dining choices in the town of Kemah.

    Or, if you’d like to actually take a dip in the water, Galveston Beach is just a hop, skip, and a jump from downtown Houston as well.  Other than catching rays and playing beach volleyball while you are there, you can also spend a few hours enjoying the exotic rainforest or aquarium at Moody Gardens, scream yourself silly on the Iron Shark coater on the brand new Pleasure Pier, or even have an amazing seafood dinner at Gaido’s.  However, if you find yourself too exhausted to drive back into the city, I’m sure you’ll find a decent room at the beautiful Hotel Galve
  • On April 1, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best attractions in Houston?

    Jim DeLozier Photography
    Houston Zoo
    The charmingly well-kept Houston Zoo is beloved by Houstonians and visitors alike.  Whether you are into amphibians, mammals, or reptiles, they have a little something for everyone.  To truly feel like part of the wild action, I recommend grabbing a slice of pizza or a sandwich at the Twiga Terrace,  snagging a table on the patio, and chowing down along with the rhino's and giraffes.  
     
    Cockrell Butterfly Center
    Located next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, this awe-inspiring butterfly habitat delights guests with its glass-enclosed rainforest conservatory filled with thousands of fluttery residents and exotic plants.  With a magnificent 50-foot waterfall cascading down the center, you will feel like you've been transported to a magical tropical wonderland. 
     
    The Menil Collection  
    Easily one of the most fabulous free attractions in Houston, the Menil is a smashing gallery that has a vast selection of truly awe-inspiring pieces.  The museum houses the vast and eclectic private collections of John and Dominique de Menil, as well as regularly hosting new exhibits and events.  If you are looking for a relaxed, quiet afternoon of fine art, the Menil is your place. 
     
    National Museum of Funeral History
    Looking for an attraction that truly unique, but isn't too lively?  If you are looking for a place that you won't find anywhere else, the Funeral Museum is your best bet.  With the perfect combination of creepy and cool, this place is entertaining even for the stiffest of stiffs in the crowd.  Don't miss the 'Thanks for the Memories,' exhibit with artifacts from dozens of different celebrity funerals.    

    Williams Waterwall 
    The Waterwall is a breathtaking architectural wonder that sits on the south end of the Williams tower, right next to the Galleria.  The site of many a wedding, wedding proposal, and an occasional concert, the Waterwall was designed by award winning architect Philip Johnson.  It's a great place to relax, catch some fountain spray on a scorching day, and just enjoy the multi-story structure in all its glory.  It is open  to the public daily from 10 am to

    Karbach Brewery
    Named after its location on Karbach Street, the Karbach Brewery is owned and run by people that just simply love beer. The laid back tours are a perfect way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon, and they even encourage you to bring along your own food to nosh on while you taste. Their Bombshell Blonde and Rodeo Clown Double IPA are magnificent, but be sure to sip on a little bit of everything.

    Imax
    The Wortham Giant Screen at the Natural History Musexum is a state-of-the-art Imax with 4k digital film projection and 3D technology.  When things get warm outdoors, the Imax stays nice and cool for you to enjoy the current feature.  What’s playing now?  Flight of the Butterflies 3D, where a film crew follows the migration of butterflies from Mexico to Canada, and Sea Rex 3D an underwater prehistoric experience. 

    Old Town Spring
    If you’d like to escape the bustling city for a few hours, old town Spring is a charming little area full little local antique shops, restaurants and museums.  Coming up this month is the SpringFest Wine and Art Festival March 23-24th.  Visitors can sample from more than 20 local wineries, and shop for original artwork.   

    Downtown Aquarium
    The Houston aquarium is home to over 200 species from all over the world, and a great way to relax and rejuvinate for a couple of hours.  While you are there, be sure to have lunch or dinner at their full-service restaurant, where you can gaze at the 150,000 gallon tank full of gorgeous aquatic creatures right from your table.
  • On April 1, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best attractions in Houston?

    Jim DeLozier Photography
    Houston Zoo
    The charmingly well-kept Houston Zoo is beloved by Houstonians and visitors alike.  Whether you are into amphibians, mammals, or reptiles, they have a little something for everyone.  To truly feel like part of the wild action, I recommend grabbing a slice of pizza or a sandwich at the Twiga Terrace,  snagging a table on the patio, and chowing down along with the rhino's and giraffes.  
     
    Cockrell Butterfly Center
    Located next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, this awe-inspiring butterfly habitat delights guests with its glass-enclosed rainforest conservatory filled with thousands of fluttery residents and exotic plants.  With a magnificent 50-foot waterfall cascading down the center, you will feel like you've been transported to a magical tropical wonderland. 
     
    The Menil Collection  
    Easily one of the most fabulous free attractions in Houston, the Menil is a smashing gallery that has a vast selection of truly awe-inspiring pieces.  The museum houses the vast and eclectic private collections of John and Dominique de Menil, as well as regularly hosting new exhibits and events.  If you are looking for a relaxed, quiet afternoon of fine art, the Menil is your place. 
     
    National Museum of Funeral History
    Looking for an attraction that truly unique, but isn't too lively?  If you are looking for a place that you won't find anywhere else, the Funeral Museum is your best bet.  With the perfect combination of creepy and cool, this place is entertaining even for the stiffest of stiffs in the crowd.  Don't miss the 'Thanks for the Memories,' exhibit with artifacts from dozens of different celebrity funerals.    

    Williams Waterwall 
    The Waterwall is a breathtaking architectural wonder that sits on the south end of the Williams tower, right next to the Galleria.  The site of many a wedding, wedding proposal, and an occasional concert, the Waterwall was designed by award winning architect Philip Johnson.  It's a great place to relax, catch some fountain spray on a scorching day, and just enjoy the multi-story structure in all its glory.  It is open  to the public daily from 10 am to

    Karbach Brewery
    Named after its location on Karbach Street, the Karbach Brewery is owned and run by people that just simply love beer. The laid back tours are a perfect way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon, and they even encourage you to bring along your own food to nosh on while you taste. Their Bombshell Blonde and Rodeo Clown Double IPA are magnificent, but be sure to sip on a little bit of everything.

    Imax
    The Wortham Giant Screen at the Natural History Musexum is a state-of-the-art Imax with 4k digital film projection and 3D technology.  When things get warm outdoors, the Imax stays nice and cool for you to enjoy the current feature.  What’s playing now?  Flight of the Butterflies 3D, where a film crew follows the migration of butterflies from Mexico to Canada, and Sea Rex 3D an underwater prehistoric experience. 

    Old Town Spring
    If you’d like to escape the bustling city for a few hours, old town Spring is a charming little area full little local antique shops, restaurants and museums.  Coming up this month is the SpringFest Wine and Art Festival March 23-24th.  Visitors can sample from more than 20 local wineries, and shop for original artwork.   

    Downtown Aquarium
    The Houston aquarium is home to over 200 species from all over the world, and a great way to relax and rejuvinate for a couple of hours.  While you are there, be sure to have lunch or dinner at their full-service restaurant, where you can gaze at the 150,000 gallon tank full of gorgeous aquatic creatures right from your table.
  • On April 1, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    Where can you get the best view of Houston?

    Eleanor Tinsley Park, just off of Allen Parkway is a beautiful place to relax and take in some breathtaking views of the Houston Skyline.  It's also the site of many Houston events including the city's fireworks on the Fourth of July.  While you are there, you can also enjoy the hiking and biking trails, the Jim Mozola Memorial Disc Golf Course, and a playground for little ones.  If your little ones happen to be furry and walk on four legs, you'll want to visit the Dog Park area located at the 2700 block of Allen Parkway at Studewood.  Even Fido enjoys a good view of the Houston skyline. 
  • On March 29, 2013
  • On March 28, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best attractions in Houston?

    Jim DeLozier Photography
    Houston Zoo
    The charmingly well-kept Houston Zoo is beloved by Houstonians and visitors alike.  Whether you are into amphibians, mammals, or reptiles, they have a little something for everyone.  To truly feel like part of the wild action, I recommend grabbing a slice of pizza or a sandwich at the Twiga Terrace,  snagging a table on the patio, and chowing down along with the rhino's and giraffes.  
     
    Cockrell Butterfly Center
    Located next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, this awe-inspiring butterfly habitat delights guests with its glass-enclosed rainforest conservatory filled with thousands of fluttery residents and exotic plants.  With a magnificent 50-foot waterfall cascading down the center, you will feel like you've been transported to a magical tropical wonderland. 
     
    The Menil Collection  
    Easily one of the most fabulous free attractions in Houston, the Menil is a smashing gallery that has a vast selection of truly awe-inspiring pieces.  The museum houses the vast and eclectic private collections of John and Dominique de Menil, as well as regularly hosting new exhibits and events.  If you are looking for a relaxed, quiet afternoon of fine art, the Menil is your place. 
     
    National Museum of Funeral History
    Looking for an attraction that truly unique, but isn't too lively?  If you are looking for a place that you won't find anywhere else, the Funeral Museum is your best bet.  With the perfect combination of creepy and cool, this place is entertaining even for the stiffest of stiffs in the crowd.  Don't miss the 'Thanks for the Memories,' exhibit with artifacts from dozens of different celebrity funerals.    

    Williams Waterwall 
    The Waterwall is a breathtaking architectural wonder that sits on the south end of the Williams tower, right next to the Galleria.  The site of many a wedding, wedding proposal, and an occasional concert, the Waterwall was designed by award winning architect Philip Johnson.  It's a great place to relax, catch some fountain spray on a scorching day, and just enjoy the multi-story structure in all its glory.  It is open  to the public daily from 10 am to

    Karbach Brewery
    Named after its location on Karbach Street, the Karbach Brewery is owned and run by people that just simply love beer. The laid back tours are a perfect way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon, and they even encourage you to bring along your own food to nosh on while you taste. Their Bombshell Blonde and Rodeo Clown Double IPA are magnificent, but be sure to sip on a little bit of everything.

    Imax
    The Wortham Giant Screen at the Natural History Musexum is a state-of-the-art Imax with 4k digital film projection and 3D technology.  When things get warm outdoors, the Imax stays nice and cool for you to enjoy the current feature.  What’s playing now?  Flight of the Butterflies 3D, where a film crew follows the migration of butterflies from Mexico to Canada, and Sea Rex 3D an underwater prehistoric experience. 

    Old Town Spring
    If you’d like to escape the bustling city for a few hours, old town Spring is a charming little area full little local antique shops, restaurants and museums.  Coming up this month is the SpringFest Wine and Art Festival March 23-24th.  Visitors can sample from more than 20 local wineries, and shop for original artwork.   

    Downtown Aquarium
    The Houston aquarium is home to over 200 species from all over the world, and a great way to relax and rejuvinate for a couple of hours.  While you are there, be sure to have lunch or dinner at their full-service restaurant, where you can gaze at the 150,000 gallon tank full of gorgeous aquatic creatures right from your table.
  • On March 28, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best attractions in Houston?

    Jim DeLozier Photography
    Houston Zoo
    The charmingly well-kept Houston Zoo is beloved by Houstonians and visitors alike.  Whether you are into amphibians, mammals, or reptiles, they have a little something for everyone.  To truly feel like part of the wild action, I recommend grabbing a slice of pizza or a sandwich at the Twiga Terrace,  snagging a table on the patio, and chowing down along with the rhino's and giraffes.  
     
    Cockrell Butterfly Center
    Located next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, this awe-inspiring butterfly habitat delights guests with its glass-enclosed rainforest conservatory filled with thousands of fluttery residents and exotic plants.  With a magnificent 50-foot waterfall cascading down the center, you will feel like you've been transported to a magical tropical wonderland. 
     
    The Menil Collection  
    Easily one of the most fabulous free attractions in Houston, the Menil is a smashing gallery that has a vast selection of truly awe-inspiring pieces.  The museum houses the vast and eclectic private collections of John and Dominique de Menil, as well as regularly hosting new exhibits and events.  If you are looking for a relaxed, quiet afternoon of fine art, the Menil is your place. 
     
    National Museum of Funeral History
    Looking for an attraction that truly unique, but isn't too lively?  If you are looking for a place that you won't find anywhere else, the Funeral Museum is your best bet.  With the perfect combination of creepy and cool, this place is entertaining even for the stiffest of stiffs in the crowd.  Don't miss the 'Thanks for the Memories,' exhibit with artifacts from dozens of different celebrity funerals.    
    
Williams Waterwall 
    The Waterwall is a breathtaking architectural wonder that sits on the south end of the Williams tower, right next to the Galleria.  The site of many a wedding, wedding proposal, and an occasional concert, the Waterwall was designed by award winning architect Philip Johnson.  It's a great place to relax, catch some fountain spray on a scorching day, and just enjoy the multi-story structure in all its glory.  It is open  to the public daily from 10 am to

    Named after its location on Karbach Street, the Karbach Brewery is owned and run by people that just simply love beer. The laid back tours are a perfect way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon, and they even encourage you to bring along your own food to nosh on while you taste. Their Bombshell Blonde and Rodeo Clown Double IPA are magnificent, but be sure to sip on a little bit of everything.

    Imax
    The Wortham Giant Screen at the Natural History Musexum is a state-of-the-art Imax with 4k digital film projection and 3D technology.  When things get warm outdoors, the Imax stays nice and cool for you to enjoy the current feature.  What’s playing now?  Flight of the Butterflies 3D, where a film crew follows the migration of butterflies from Mexico to Canada, and Sea Rex 3D an underwater prehistoric experience. 

    Old Town Spring
    If you’d like to escape the bustling city for a few hours, old town Spring is a charming little area full little local antique shops, restaurants and museums.  Coming up this month is the SpringFest Wine and Art Festival March 23-24th.  Visitors can sample from more than 20 local wineries, and shop for original artwork.   

    Downtown Aquarium
    The Houston aquarium is home to over 200 species from all over the world, and a great way to relax and rejuvinate for a couple of hours.  While you are there, be sure to have lunch or dinner at their full-service restaurant, where you can gaze at the 150,000 gallon tank full of gorgeous aquatic creatures right from your table.
  • On March 28, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best adventure outings in Houston?

    Interested in viewing Houston from a slightly different perspective? Kayaking down Buffalo Bayou might be just the adventure for you!  There are several different companies that offer guided tours for varying experience levels.  The Buffalo Bayou Shuttle Service, offers tours that highlight the skyline, history tours for those interested in a little educational action, and tours for the seasoned kayakers with rapids and other tests of endurance.  If you consider yourself a bit of a kayaking expert, you might be interested in the marathon tour that covers the entire 26 mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou.  Be sure to slip your camera into a ziploc and bring it along for the ride.  You’ll be able to snap some amazing shots of the Houston skyline that you can take anywhere else in the city
  • On March 26, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What is the weather like right now in Houston?

    April is one of the most delightful times of year to visit Houston.  Winter is likely gone until next season, but the steamy summer heat is still a ways away.  The temps may still flip flop a bit, so it is important to check the forecast when traveling.  However, it is unlikely this late in the season that the temperature will dip much below the 60's.  Pack thin layers of clothing as you may find one day is a comfortable 70 degrees, the next could be as hot as the mid-80's, and you could have brisk evenings in the 50's.  This is the perfect time of year to take advantage of Houston's numerous restaurants and bars with outdoor seating.  Favorites include Backstreet Cafe, Baba Yega, and Cafe Benedicte.  
  • On March 25, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best restaurants in Houston?


    Zelko Bistro
    Everytime I visit Zelko in the Heights, I linger for way too long.  Between the delightful atmosphere, and Chef Jamie Zelko’s brilliant takes on American Fare, I always want to waste away the afternoon sipping on a glass of vino from their exceptional wine list.  I've never had a bad dish here, but I always seem to reorder their rich and creamy shrimp and grits, and succulent Saint Arnold Shortribs.  

    Hay Merchant
    A restaurant bar created by beer enthusiasts for beer enthusiasts.  Serving up bar food with a serious gourmet twist, Hay Merchant has quickly become a regular place for Houstonians to hang since opening its doors last year.  A wide selection of craft brews, served at the perfect temp, pressure, and with the appropriate glassware, you’ll appreciate the extra effort even if you are just a beer drinking novice.  

    Golden Seafood
    A little bit of hidden Houston gem, but with seriously delicious seafood dishes for a steal.  If you have a hankering for cerviche there’s is heavenly, and my go-to is always their snapper with oyster gravy sauce over broccoli and fried rice. I have dreams about the oyster gravy.
  • On March 25, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best restaurants in Houston?


    Zelko Bistro
    Everytime I visit Zelko in the Heights, I linger for way too long.  Between the delightful atmosphere, and Chef Jamie Zelko’s brilliant takes American Fare, I always want to waste away the afternoon there sipping on a glass of vino from their exceptional wine list.  I've never had a bad dish here, but I always seem to reorder their shrimp and grits, and Saint Arnold Shortribs.  

    Hay Merchant
    A restaurant bar created by beer enthusiasts for beer enthusiasts.  Serving up bar food with a serious gourmet twist, Hay Merchant has quickly become a regular place for Houstonians to hang since opening its doors last year.  A wide selection of craft brews, served at the perfect temp, pressure, and with the appropriate glassware, you’ll appreciate the extra effort even if you are just a beer drinking novice.  

    Golden Seafood
    A little bit of hidden Houston gem, but with seriously delicious seafood dishes for a steal.  If you have a hankering for cerviche there’s is heavenly, and my go-to is always their snapper with oyster gravy sauce over broccoli and fried rice. I have dreams about the oyster gravy.
  • On March 25, 2013
    Beth DeLozier-Hayes answered the question: Beth DeLozier-Hayes

    What are the best restaurants in Houston?


    Zelko Bistro
    Everytime I visit Zelko in the Heights, I linger for way too long.  Between the delightful atmosphere, and Chef Jamie Zelko’s brilliant takes American Fare, I always want to waste away the afternoon there sipping on a glass of vino from their exceptional wine list.  I've never had a bad dish here, but I always seem to reorder their shrimp and grits, and Saint Arnold Shortribs.  

    Hay Merchant
    A restaurant bar created by beer enthusiasts for beer enthusiasts.  Serving up bar food with a serious gourmet twist, Hay Merchant has quickly become a regular place for Houstonians to hang since opening its doors last year.  A wide selection of craft brews, served at the perfect temp, pressure, and with the appropriate glassware, you’ll appreciate the extra effort even if you are just a beer drinking novice.  

    Golden Seafood
    A little bit of hidden Houston gem, but with seriously delicious seafood dishes for a steal.  If you have a hankering for cerviche there’s is heavenly, and my go-to is always their snapper with oyster gravy sauce over broccoli and fried rice. I have dreams about the oyster gravy.