LOCAL MUSE PROJECT: Amber Elliott

 
 Amber Elliott at  Brasserie 19 .   Photo: Brandon Holley ( @fearlessness ), Beauty: Andrea Simmons of FACEFORWARD ( @faceforward )

Amber Elliott at Brasserie 19

Photo: Brandon Holley (@fearlessness), Beauty: Andrea Simmons of FACEFORWARD (@faceforward)

Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle Society Writer

 

What Amber's wearing

Texa-Tassel Earring in White, Rusk Rings in Brass, Bagby Bangle in Brass & 59 Cuff in Brass 

 

What is your zodiac sign?

Libra

 

What characteristics of that zodiac best describe you?

Perfectly balanced in every way - just kidding! Libras are determined, social, spirited and loyal. I like to think that I embody those qualities.

 
 
 Amber at  Brasserie 19 .  Amber is wearing the  Texa-Tassel Earring  in White,  Rusk Rings  in Brass,  Bagby Bangle  in Brass &  59 Cuff  in Brass.   Photo: Brandon Holley ( @fearlessness ), Beauty: Andrea Simmons of FACEFORWARD ( @faceforward )

Amber at Brasserie 19.

Amber is wearing the Texa-Tassel Earring in White, Rusk Rings in Brass, Bagby Bangle in Brass & 59 Cuff in Brass. 

Photo: Brandon Holley (@fearlessness), Beauty: Andrea Simmons of FACEFORWARD (@faceforward)

PERSONAL LIFE

Tell me about your family.

I'm the oldest of five! Four girls and one boy. My brother is a very patient man.

 

Best Mom (or pet mom) advice.

Have fun with it. Life's too short to follow the rules.

 

Tell me about your pet(s).

My sweet Maximilian is a dachshund and cavalier king Charles spaniel mix. I'm unsure how old he is; his previously owner was elderly and abandoned him in Hermann Park. Four teenage boys found him and a couple who splits their time between Houston and Canada offered to take him temporarily. They registered him with Camo Rescue and that's how I found Max! The couple miraculously lives on my street, so it was meant to be.

Max and I enjoy long naps, short walks, and whatever I'm having for dinner. He's terrified of the broom and loves trying to eat sand whenever I play volleyball. We're currently training for our first road trip.

 

What are your 2018 goals?

To learn to say "no" gracefully, prioritize down time, convince Prince Harry that he's marrying the wrong girl, and as all writers say, "Write that darn book!"

 Close up of the  Rusk Rings  in Brass,  Bagby Bangle  in Brass &  59 Cuff  in Brass.  Photo: Brandon Holley ( @fearlessness )

Close up of the Rusk Rings in Brass, Bagby Bangle in Brass & 59 Cuff in Brass.

Photo: Brandon Holley (@fearlessness)

LIVING IN HOUSTON

Favorite place to meditate/relax in Houston?

Kuhl-Linscomb. Just kidding, I go nuts in there.

 

Favorite place to get inspired/excited in Houston?

Walks around our Chronicle building give me clarity. I can solve any problem in a sand volleyball court.

 

Favorite Houston charity.

Second Servings, I Know Somebody Houston, Discover U, Breakthrough and Emerge.

 

Your go-to going out spots (restaurants, bars, etc.)

Brasserie19, State of Grace, Steak 48, Original Ninfa's on Navigation, Eight Row Flint, Bobcat Teddy's, Owl Bar. 

 

Houston goals (What do you wish for Houston?) 

As Houston continues to grow, I think it's important to honor the history and origins of our neighborhoods. Just because an area is trendy, doesn't mean its new. Gentrification shouldn't be a divisive process - we can improve there.

  Texa-Tassel Earring  in White &  59 Cuff  in Brass.   Photo: Brandon Holley ( @fearlessness )

Texa-Tassel Earring in White & 59 Cuff in Brass. 

Photo: Brandon Holley (@fearlessness)

Favorite social media platform and your handle info.

Instagram @amberjelliott

 

What is your favorite thing to post about/ favorite emoji to use?

Definitely the eye roll. I remember the first time someone sent it to me, I was hysterical.

 

What kind of stuff do you “like”?

Fashion, food, when people are funny and don't caption themselves too seriously #blessed

 

Who are your favorite people to follow?

Lauren Santo Domingo, Kyle Editor, Amy Astley of Architectural Digest, Alison Cook, Colores by Kathryn Swain, Natalie Bloomingdale, Brock Collection, Kate Young, Cynthia Cook Brides, Tory Burch, Houston Chronicle, Vogue Magazine, Andrew Carmellini, Chrissy Teigen, Into the Gloss, Vanity Fair, Town and Country, Sarah Bray 

 

Who do you follow as a guilty pleasure?

The Fat Jewish, My Therapist Says, Betches, Gary Janetti

Amber Elliott at Brasserie 19

Video: Brandon Holley (@fearlessness), Beauty: Andrea Simmons of FACEFORWARD (@faceforward)