We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Washington and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lauren, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I’m originally from Atlanta, GA and I moved to Houston in 2015. I started Searching High with Lo with the intention to highlight some of the restaurants and bars that I enjoyed. I was constantly going out with my husband and friends, so I wanted to showcase some of Houston’s gems on Instagram for others to enjoy as well. I’ve completely fallen in love with Houston and truly believe it has so much to offer. It’s my goal with my platform, Searching High with Lo, to inspire my audience to feel the same way!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Searching High with Lo began as an foodie Instagram account, but has evolved into a blog that primarily features the hottest places to eat and drink in Houston. I’ve created a niche with Searching High with Lo to take my followers on a journey with me as I discover Houston’s vibrant food and bar scene. I have a passion for sharing these gems with my audience to help everyone discover Houston’s nightlife! Whether you’re a resident or just in town for the weekend, Searching High with Lo is a resource to ensure you have a good time in Houston!
As a new content creator, my Instagram, TikTok, and blog have grown very quickly! It’s been a lot of hard work to build an engaged audience. At the beginning, I had challenges with finding my niche, posting consistently, and finding the right content to feature, but with time and a lot of patience, Searching High with Lo has begun to blossom. It’s been fun to try new marketing strategies to improve my growth and engagement.
My ultimate goal with Searching High with Lo is for it be utilized as a complete hub for all things Houston! Some of my Instagram Guides include topics like the best date night spots in Houston, where to celebrate a birthday, and the best happy hours! I hope my followers go to some of my recommendations and create lasting memories and have fun experiences!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is such a fun question! The first stop is always going to be tacos! Some of my favorites are Torchy’s, Velvet Taco, and Taco Stand! We’d probably check out some chill places to grab drinks like Present Company, Trash Panda Drinking Club or Permission Whiskey Service & Co. Dinner at Kata Robata or Rosie Cannonball. Then we’d head out for a girl’s night probably at Kamp, or Urban Social.
Brunch is obviously a must! Traveler’s Table and Lucille’s are my go-tos. Then we’d head Bar 5015 or Belle Station for Sunday Funday!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to thank my husband, family, and close friends for their continued support. There have been times when I felt discouraged about my platform and its growth. But they’ve always encouraged me to be confident and dream big. Their support has been unwavering and really has inspired me to keep going!
Other: TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@searchinghighwithlo