LOCAL MUSE PROJECT: Amber Elliott
Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle Society Writer
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What is your zodiac sign?
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.
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!"
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.
Favorite social media platform and your handle info.
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