In Houston, I'm staying at the aloft hotel on Westheimer, and it's pretty sweet. I'm a sucker for a hotel with Bliss products in the bathroom. I stashed a few extras to bring home, because I'm like that.
My first thing to do in Houston was to visit the famous Athena Elliott who is the wonder woman of nails in Houston. She recently did Estelle's nails for her latest music video. Athena gave me what's all the rage right now- the 3D nail.
As a demo, Athena worked her magic to create the stiletto 3D nail look first for camera and then filed them down because this girl gotta work.
With my nails all done up, I was ready for a full-night out. Slim Thug came to pick me up at the hotel in his swanky ride and we literally drove just down the street to Club Roxy where a party for his artist J-Dawg was being thrown.
The next morning, Slim Thug met me for some hungover chicken & waffles and catfish & grits at the legendary Breakfast Klub. This was the one must-hit that Slim said I had to absolutely try and he wanted to personally introduce me to it himself. Rumour is that the Breakfast Klub just may make the move to Toronto... and we need it.
With a heavy stomach, I left the Breakfast Klub to head to the north end to Takeover Studios where Bun B is making the finishing touches to his upcoming album Trill OG.
I'm gonna say it right now. Bun B is the dude. Within seconds, Bun's infectious charm and hospitality had me staying at the studio for hours. We went through the history of hip hop in Houston as well as every detail of his new album.
We also talked about how he got introduced to Drake long before Young Money, and the collaborations with the Canadian rapper on Trill OG.
Slim Thug came by the studio to record a verse for Bun's new album. Seeing how tight the Houston community is amazing.
Afterwards, we went to the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark.
There's a great view of the Houston skyline from the Sabine Bridge just across from the skatepark.
To end my health kick in Houston, we visited City Crescent Beignets where they make 'em fresh to order.