Shop Houston Heights
"The Heights has a small-town feel to it," Morgan says. Although they stay busy, the couple is always eager to show off their neighborhood and their top picks on where to shop and eat in The Heights.
They started Revival Meats (713/410-2744), now located on the family farm in Yoakum. Revival Market (713/880-8463) features a deli offering its premium meats and co-owner and chef Ryan Pera's homemade sausages, sandwiches, and salads.
"This is our go-to boutique for gifts," Stacey says. Hello-Lucky's retro, one-of-a-kind items include hand-printed pillows, locally made pottery and Western, rockabilly-inspired clothes by Tupelo Grease Co. and Hello-Lucky.1025 Studewood St.; hello-lucky.com or 713/864-3556
A few blocks down Studewood St. from Hello-Lucky, Oolala is a hot-pink boutique that specializes in eclectic, handcrafted gifts like French linens, fragrant candles, and decorative home accents. 833 Studewood St.; oolalagifts.com or 713/862-9800
The Webers visit this unique antiques store whenever they need home improvement ideas. Every nook and cranny of Becki and Jur van der Oord's store and custom workshop is filled with decorating vignettes and inspiration. 611 West 22nd St.; installationsantiques.com or 713/864-6125
Buchanan's Native Plants (pictured)
A short drive from Installation Antiques, this well-attended garden center features one of the city's best selections of native vines, perennials, and succulents, as well as organic gardening supplies. 611 East 11th St.; buchanansplants.com or 713/861-5702
The Webers called Catalina their go-to spot before they started carrying coffee roasted by Catalina's owner at Revival. Make it yours for the pastries and rich, creamy cortados (espresso and steamed milk). 2201 Washington Ave.; catalinacoffeeshop.com or 713/861-8448
This spot has a casual elegance and a menu that doesn't take itself too seriously. Try the fried pickles coated in a Cap'n Crunch (yes, the cereal) breading. It's food you won't find anywhere else in Houston, and that, like The Heights itself, is precisely the point. 705 East 11th St.; zelkobistro.com or 713/880-8691