Montrose + The Menil Collection

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I live close to Houston, so I really love taking day trips down into the city! I love the Montose area, but I had never really taken the time to explore. I had heard about the Menil Collection and The Rothko Chapel for some time and I have always been intrigued by it. Apparently, The Menil Collection is a privately owned collection and it’s free of charge to view! I’ve been to most of the museums around Houston and I really enjoyed this one! It is super aesthetically pleasing and they have some really interesting pieces.  It took about an hour to slowly browse though, it’s a nice size collection but it isn’t an entire day commitment. The Rothko Chapel is right down the street and I recommend to as least go check it out. It is one of the most peaceful places I’ve ever been to. There is a lot of free parking nearby, so it isn’t an insane hassle, plus it feels pretty safe for the most part, but remember not to let your guard down!

Speaking of safety, after we went to the Menil Collection we wanted ice cream and I’ve been wanting to try Cloud 10 for some time now. The ice cream there was fantastic and not expensive for ice cream (and located in Rice Village, not Montrose whoops) When we decided to leave, we noticed that we were being seriously followed in a really strange situation by a woman, so we trusted our gut and stayed in the ice cream shop for about an hour. We called HPD but because my situation didn’t have enough ‘just cause’ (but I have vowed to trust that nasty nervous feeling whenever I feel it) and they told us if we wanted help we would have to wait about four hours. Luckily, we found a security guard to escort us to our car and we got out safely. It was an incredibly scary and I am thankful we trusted out gut. That being said, anytime you go around Houston, or anywhere for that matter, please be aware and do not feel dumb for asking for help. It takes one second to be in a really dangerous situation, even in the safest of places.

This is my other Houston Guide for the musuem district!

Sweater: Old Navy; Jeans: American Eagle; Shoes: Charlotte Russe

-Hannah

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Hannah Meade

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