Wine, dine and capture the moment at four of Houston’s most Insta-worthy spots.
Step inside Gratify and find the perfect backdrop from every angle, with a lush outdoor patio full of colorful greenery and fuchsia flowers. Influenced by owner Grant Cooper’s European background, the decor radiates a vibrant and contemporary aesthetic, featuring baroque and Versailles-inspired architecture. For the ultimate photo op, we recommend a backdrop of the restaurant’s shimmering disco ball or a pose on a lavender or emerald velvet chaise. 5212 Morningside Drive, gratifyhouston.com
Catch Me If You Can cocktail at Gratify
Whether sipping on a tequila or mezcal cocktail at the polished marble bar or dining under the opulent canopy of more than 40 chandeliers, Flora Kitchen is Mexican cuisine reimagined. Situated among the treetops along the Buffalo Bayou, Flora’s outstanding menu features carnitas de puerco and mole enchiladas. Some Houstonians may recognize its name from Flora Farms, owner Grant Cooper and his wife’s favorite sustainable dining spot in San José del Cabo, Mexico. His vision was inspired by organic roots, handcrafting dishes with the love of a home-cooked meal. 3422 Allen Parkway, florahouston.com
Otherworldly decor and red velvet booths create a luxe club vibe at
The apricot-colored walls, Aztecprint upholstery and cute cactus decor give Bebidas a desert-chic vibe. This cute cafe serves Instaworthy acai bowls and refreshing juices as well as nourishing all-day eats. No trendy spot is complete without a neon sign, and Bebidas amplifies its game with a snow cone walk-up window with pink and white outdoor umbrellas. 2606 Edloe St., bebidashouston.com
Opulent design with colorful flair summons with this summer sip.
Mystify your senses and enjoy tapas with a twist at MAD, where diners can enjoy modern molecular dishes. Owner Ignacio Torras brought his childhood smells, flavors and textures from Spain to life while incorporating Madrid’s vibrant nightlife. The dishes are just as pictureworthy and detail-oriented as the restaurant’s otherworldly interior. Bright red bar chairs and deep blue velvet curtains and booths create a luxe club vibe, while unique decor such as the replica of the Cassini satellite keep diners curious. 4444 Westheimer Road, madhouston.com
Photography by: GRATIFY PHOTO BY KIRSTEN GILLIAM; MAD MAD PHOTO COURTESY OF MAD HOUSTON;