You'll hardly ever find the Catalyst team in one place. I can think of maybe three times when our Editor, Photographer, and Creative Director sat around one table, eating Indian food, and wildly brainstorming on an oversized piece of craft paper.
In just the past few months, Carly, our Photographer, has traveled to Sweden, Italy, Seattle, and New York for weddings, while our Creative Director, Jen, has spent the last three months hunkering down in Hong Kong, and Editor, Liz, has relocated from Washington, DC to Houston, Texas.
While distance makes collaboration challenging, new places provide endless inspiration for raising up our toddler, Catalyst Wedding Magazine.
Here are the top five awesome things I've found in Houston in the past two months:
That's right. This bus is a creative Millenial's dream come true. It's a traveling indie magazine shop, full of design-oriented publications from around the world, likely parked outside your favorite coffee spot. Founders Vico Puentes and Keiwing Chong are starting a tech rehab revolution right here in Houston.
2. Sugar & Rice
Sugar & Rice is a beautiful print magazine based in Houston that explores Gulf Coast food culture and economy. The founders own multiple popular restaurants in Houston, including Down House, Hunky Dory, and Foreign Correspondents. If you're a foodie interested in the politics and culture of your favorite regional cuisine, Sugar & Rice delivers.
3. Zine Fest
Burning Bones Press is a printmaking studio and collective workspace for letter press artists, screenprinters, and more. Located in the Heights, they are open to the public for classes and workshops. If you're in a bind and need to find the cool people of Houston, check here first.
Tuesdays Together is a national meet-up for creatives and entrepreneurs that believe in #communityovercompetition, which takes place regionally. The monthly Houston meet-up is huge, a reflection of the incredible grassroots arts and community-building efforts taking place in this industrial city.
Liz Susong is the CEO & Editor-in-Chief of Catalyst Wedding Magazine. She sees potential everywhere for community building and advocating for social justice through creative efforts. If you're in Houston, drop her a love note at firstname.lastname@example.org.