creatively inclined.

We asked a few of Texas' creative forces to share what they enjoy most when it comes to design, sightseeing and reveling in the city they call home. Here, Houston-based jewelry maven Katy Briscoe reveals where to find the most delicious turtle soup, a traditional high tea and up-and-coming local artists.

01. For Art's Sake

The Gremillion & Co. Fine Art Houston gallery is a serene sanctuary. I love the work that is represented here - many by local artists - and I'm looking forward to an upcoming exhibit featuring Erik Offermann's beautiful painting on canvas. I always check in with the art advisor (and good friend), Elizabeth Moore Arnold, when I'm there - she is so knowledgeable and I love her added commentary. gremillion.com

02. Great Expectations

The St. Regis Houston is everything you'd image from a AAA Five Diamond-rated hotel. Just around the corner from Memorial Park, it is a majestic retreat from the hustle and bustle of downtown. I love that the Tea Lounge offers traditional afternoon tea Wednesday through Sunday. Be sure to make a reservation, as they book up very quickly.starwoodhotels.com/stregis

03. Southern Hospitality

In a city filled with renowned restaurants, Brennan's of Houston is at the top of my list. The food is so delicious; the turtle soup au sherry is not to be missed. It has sumptuous wingback chairs scattered throughout the various dining rooms that seem to grab hold of you. I love sitting in the gorgeous second-floor wine room, which is especially cozy during the winter months.brennanshouston.com

04. Sky High

The Houston skyline wouldn't be complete without the dramatic 64-story Williams Tower. I love the Williams Waterwall, which is a sculptural fountain found on the south end of the tower. If you stand right in the center of the fountain, you actually start to feel almost weightless. Designed by architectural team Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the building is so impressive and completely transforms the horizon. williamstower.com

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