The Copper Studio left the rolling pastures and hay bales of Dallas for the vast glimmering towers of Houston. We bowed down in Beyoncé’s booming hometown to be schooled in all things Texan – from cowboy boots to deep fried Oreos. H-town greeted us with a friendly “Hey y’all,” as we parked the Copper beacon under sweeping oaks around the corner from our Rice Village shop.
The good people from Bumble and the crew at Manready Mercantile added dash of spice to Real Talk. Our favourite icebreaking question was “What movie best describes your best/worst relationship?” The cheeky inquiry garnered a variety of real responses, such as: Gone with The Wind, Groundhog Day and – our personal favourite – Die Hard with a Vengeance.
Houston’s modus operandi isn’t all stylish urban sprawl – local tradition is alive and kicking at the Houston Livestock Show, the largest rodeo in the world. Hot tip: tuck into a funnel cake (a swirling, sugar-dusted delicacy) and crack open a cold one for this spectacle. Cowboys and gals of all ages competed for gold in the rodeo showdowns, in-between two-stepping onto the Ferris wheel. Yee-hawing was very much encouraged.