Houston has made Travel + Leisure's top 36 list of cities for hanging out with hipsters and we have no idea what they’re talking about.
First of all, who plans their vacations around the best place to hang out with hipsters? Anyone? I didn’t think so. Second of all here’s how they define a hipster: you’ll know one when you see one. (But don’t even think of asking one just to make sure.)
Then there’s their description of Houston:
"Like many cities, Houston gives nicknames to its trendy neighborhoods. Case in point: LoWe, short for Lower Westheimer, where you can hang out at Mediterranean-themed coffee shop Agora, dive lounge Catbirds, or El Real Tex-Mex within a historic 1930s theater. Houston also has two seemingly incompatible draws, according to readers: it ranked well for both luxury shopping and for being affordable."
How does one pronounce LoWe? Is it like Lowe’s the construction store? Or is it like low-we? I'm guessing no one but the hipsters doing their affordable luxury shopping in the Galleria know how to pronounce this word.
Click next for more ridiculousness on hipster tourism. To see the complete list go here.
Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle