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Father's Day 2009

HHH has some ideas for you to celebrate your Father, Houston style:

Take Dad on an outing:

If Dad likes beer, St. Arnold's Brewery, is Houston's first and most successful microbrewery. Named for the patron saint of brewers, Saint Arnold offers public tours of its brewery every Saturday at 1pm, followed by a beer tasting in a small pub set up right on the premises. No reservations are required, but you must be 21 or older. Tickets $5.

713 686-9494

2522 Fairway Park Dr
Houston, TX 77092




Or if Dad prefers wine, take a nice little road trip up highway 6, and make a weekend of Father's Day. Head to the Messina Hof winery. Their 100-acre estate, of which 42 acres host the vineyard, is nestled in Bryan, Texas. In addition to the winery, the estate is home to The Villa bed & breakfast, The Vintage House restaurant and the Winemaster's Room wine bar. They are open everyday. Check their websites for hours of operations. You may want to make a reservation to ensure your spot at either a tour, the restaurant, or the B&B.

4545 Old Reliance Rd.
Bryan, TX 77808
979-778-9463 - www.messinahof.com

Put a smile on Dad's face with a gift he soon won't forget.

Personal Pod Coffee Maker

This Keurig personal brewer has a sleek, space-saving footprint that specializes in quick, single serve brewed coffee. Just pop in a pod of gourmet coffee (also available at Macy's) and voile la -- a coffee experience like the finest coffee house. Great for Dad's dressing area or office. On sale at Macy's $79. Also available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, Kohl's, JC Penney, and Sears.


For outdoor activities we found these gift ideas:

Motorized Pool Float and Bumper Boats

Hop on this inflatable pool lounge chair and go for a ride. Two quiet, but powerful motors propel you around your backyard pool. You can even position the handles so you turn in large lazy circles as you relax.

Take a fun ride around the pool in your very own motorized bumper boat. So easy to inflate and steer, you'll never want the ride to stop! This large, comfortable float features a quiet single motor with one-button acceleration and steering wheel control making it easy to pursue your opponent or just enjoy a fun, self-propelled spin around the swimming pool. Includes electric air pump for quick inflation. Holds adults up to 200 lbs. Uses six D batteries (not included). $99 Brookstone -- catalog or web only

Similar motorized boats also available in-store at Macy's.




Green Rope Hammock with Pillow

If Dad wants a snooze on his Day, what better way than in a hammock! This rope hammock accommodates two people, and requires no assembly. This style is $78. You can find it, and other styles and prices at Lowes.


Haute Couture for Dad -- Custom Made Shirts

Whether Dad works in an office or outside, treat him to a tailor made shirt from
Hamilton Shirt Co. This family owned business is run by David and Kelly Hamilton,
great-grandchildren of the company's founders.

They have more than 700 fabrications from top mills around the world,
including Loro Piana, and Alumo.

Instead of relying on laser cutting and other modern techniques, Hamilton makes shirts the traditional way, taking custom measurements and creating paper patterns for each customer, then hand-cutting the fabrics.


5700 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77057 29.7317 -95.4786


We wish all Houston Dads a hip and haute Father's Day!


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