We had the good fortune of connecting with Crystal Alexander and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Crystal, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
A creative is just who I have always been since I was a little girl. I’ve always expressed myself through my talent of always wanting to DIY anything! I also enjoyed all things food including baking and curating my own events for family and friends!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I believe what sets me apart from others is that I am not shooting for a particular type of aesthetic, I am aesthetic and everything that I feature is my aesthetic. Some days I am loud and creative and other days I am calm and neutral, but both days I am still me!

The reason I am here today I because of the people who were willing to help me get here. There are a lot of other influencers that want to see us all when and they have helped me tremendously.

I believe it takes consistency to be successful! Not striving to be the best to ever do it but striving to remain consistent and do your absolute best! Doing it this way will always yield success!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had a friend come in town, I would definitely take them to:

The Breakfast Klub for Breakfast
The Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Hermann Park Paddle Boats
Hopdoddy for Lunch
Fete 832
Monkey’s Tail for Happy Hour
The Lymbar for Dinner
Clarkwood for Cocktails
Behing Closed Doors for Dancing

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am Crystal A. of @hougottatrythis and I am a Houston based food and travel blogger! I love sharing the best local and National food options with my followers as well as inexpensive ways to experience luxury travel! The main goal of my blog is to encourage my audience to find new places, try new things, and never miss out on everything Houston and beyond has to offer! Apart from travel and food, my other interests are Special Event Planning, Shopping & Interior Design!

Website: HouGottaTryThis.com

Instagram: Instagram.com/HouGottaTryThis

Other: TikTok.com/HouGottaTryThis

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