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Make Waves at this Luxurious Blowout Boutique

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Whether you have an upcoming occasion, special night out, or just love to look your best, there’s one beauty routine that’s a cut above the rest: Blowouts from Drybar. The service is just as luxurious as it sounds, too. Forget the cut and color—blowouts are all about getting gorgeous locks, from a show stopping updo to mermaid waves.

Houston has always been a great place to treat yourself to fantastic hair. Drybar has two beautiful boutiques in River Oaks and Uptown Park, and they’ve recently announced the grand opening of a brand new location: Sugar Land in First Colony, which will debut on Friday, April 13.

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Image courtesy of Drybar.

The new spot is a gorgeous girls’ retreat, with almost 1,500 square feet of space, 10 styling chairs, and too-cute-to-be-true décor: Think custom Italian chairs, tufted fabric walls, marble bars with built-in phone docking stations, and flat screens featuring cult favorite chick flicks. As with every Drybar location, over-the-top customer service and attention to detail will be at the core of your experience—perfect for brides, bachelorettes, and Southern socialites.

Signature in-shop services will include the Classic Blowout, Uptini (an updo), Mudslide Treatment, Bay Breeze Hydrating Shot, Shirley Temple (special service available for ages 10 and under), Barfly Memberships, Dry Pro styling, weddings, group specials, and parties. The Drybar menu has a look for every hair need.

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(L) Drybar look: Uptini. (R) Drybar look: Mai Tai. Images courtesy of Drybar.

Drybar’s new Sugar Land in First Colony location debuts on Friday, April 13. Its address is 16535 Southwest Freeway Sp 3015, and hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. till 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. These hours are tentative and subject to change.


Featured image courtesy of Drybar.

Tall Ships Galveston Sails into the Harbor

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Galveston Tall Ships

Keep a weather eye on the horizon… Tall Ships® Galveston is coming to town! From April 6-8, you’re invited to Galveston for a weekend of family-friendly fun. Explore this enchanting city’s historic harbor and downtown, all while enjoying daily events, eye-catching ships, live music, food, and more!

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Photos: Tilman Fertitta’s Game-Changing The Post Oak at Uptown Houston is Now Open

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The Post Oak at Uptown Houston

Some things you have to see to believe.

Today, Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta debuts his legacy mixed-use luxury development, The Post Oak at Uptown Houston. Primely located on 10 acres of gorgeous, oak-studded grounds, the 38-story tower is an instant must-visit for global luxury travelers and discerning Houstonians.

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Giveaway Time: Highlights of the 2018 Astros Promotional Calendar

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Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is less than three weeks away, and Houston is already abuzz about the Astros. Minute Maid Park will be a hot destination all summer long as the team mounts its World Series title defense. Lucky for us, the folks at the ballpark have made celebrating the ‘Stros easy this summer—by stuffing their schedule with fun promotions and unique giveaways. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites below. Plan your trip to the old ball game this summer around this fun collection hats, shirts, bobbleheads, and more.

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Raise a Glass for a Cause at the 9th Annual Keels & Wheels Uncorked

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The Post Oak at Uptown Park

If you’re an aficionado of such luxuries as classic cars and vintage wooden boats, chances are you’re already looking forward to nationally-acclaimed Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, an annual spring showcase that welcomes approximately 200 cars and 100 boats, and has raised more than $1.7 million for local charities. This year’s event will take place May 5 and 6 at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. The weekend-long showcase draws thousands of participants and spectators from all over the U.S. and Europe—be sure you’re one of them.

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Top Spring Shows You Don’t Want to Miss at Smart Financial Centre

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Photo by Dave Rossman, courtesy of SmartFinancialCentre.net

Houston, already the nation’s fourth-largest and most diverse city, is growing by the day.  There are countless reasons for this, but one of our favorites is its world-class cultural amenities. Beyond its quartet of high-profile professional sports teams and Space Center Houston, Bayou City boasts a thriving museum district and some of the best concert venues in the nation. Look no further than Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for proof of this — they attract a dizzying array of top-notch talent, running the gamut from classical music to rock and pop to stand-up comedy and beyond. No matter your taste, Smart Financial Centre’s lineup always has the right show for you. Check their website for their full spring lineup and details on each performance; below, we run down a few of our favorites.

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Texas’ Own de Boulle Motorsports Returns to Star-Studded ROLEX 24 at Daytona

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Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

Founded by Denis and Karen Boulle in 1983, de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry continues a legacy of craftsmanship rooted in family history. 18th-century French artisan André-Charles Boulle completed royal commissions for the likes of Henri IV and Louis XV; today, the de Boulle Collection™ of fine jewelry offers meticulously handcrafted, unique masterpieces to modern royalty — discerning clientele.

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The Extraordinary Luxury of The Post Oak

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The Post Oak at Uptown Park

How do you define luxury?

As the sole owner of over 500 properties spanning 50 unique brands, Houston tycoon Tilman Fertitta is uniquely poised to set that standard. The uncompromising Landry’s head and proud new owner of the Houston Rockets can always be counted on to deliver excellence, and the world can expect that and more from his latest development, the hotly-anticipated Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston.

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Discover Houston’s Luxury Hotels

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Hotel ZaZa - Memorial City

“There is no need to leave once you arrive,” explains Octave Brunet. He’s talking about the Omni Houston Hotel, a glittering urban oasis that graces the swank Galleria area with striking architecture and resort-style amenities. Although it suffered in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the top-notch hotel will be back and better than ever in 2018. That’s the Houston spirit. Continued convention, business, and tourist travel—as well as trendy “local tourism”—has the nation’s fourth-largest city thriving, even as local recovery continues. Meanwhile, the hospitality industry continues to enjoy an extended hotel boom, as a plethora of high-end developments crops up across town.

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The Art of the Gift

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    Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 by Rolex | Stainless steel with smooth bezel, radium dial, and Jubilee bracelet. $7450 » deutschjewelers.com
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    In the Pink Earrings from de Boulle Collection Pink sapphires set in 18K rose gold in overlapping ovals with an inner circle of brilliant diamonds. Call for pricing » deboulle.com
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    Spalted Maple Bowl by Peterman's Boards + Bowls from Kuhl-Linscomb $75-507, depending on size » kuhl-linscomb.com
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    Dos Carolinas #195: The Classic Guayabera | Custom, Classic Guayabera Shirts from $160 to $300 » doscarolinas.com
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    Lucchese McKinley Men's Boot in Crocodile $2,695 » lucchese.com
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    Patek Phillippe 5270R Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar, from de Boulle Call for pricing » deboulle.com
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    Mischka Collection by Lauren K. Earrings, from Deutsch & Deutsch | Black rhodiumed 18K white gold, 39.89ct pink/grey sapphire, 0.77ct diamond pave frame Call for pricing » deutschjewelers.com
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    Chef Hugo Ortega's Holiday Gift Set | Street Food of Mexico cookbook, Mexican chocolate, molinillo, & mugs $60 » chefhugoortega.com
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    Lucchese Juliette Women's Boot in Black Python $1,495 » lucchese.com
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    Handmade Felina 22kt Gold Plated Spiral Choker and Gold Plated Earrings from Collectivo $360 » collectivostore.com
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    HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplace | Tall HearthCabinet in Black, Model #202 $6,650, trade pricing available » hearthcabinet.com
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    Passport Case by Stash Co Starting at $129 » stash-co.com
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    Scottie Dog Push-Along by Little Bird Told Me, from Kuhl-Linscomb $120 » kuhl-linscomb.com
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    Frame Bag from Nasher Sculpture Center | Durable nylon & vinyl bag designed by Konstantin Grcic $295 » nashersculpturecenter.org
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    Paramount PM-TE Travel Guitar by Fender $699.99 » shop.fender.com

Britons know how to queue; New Yorkers know how to hail a cab; Los Angelenos know how to find the beach; Houstonians know how to shop. Ever since the city struck liquid gold, the finest brands and boutiques have dropped a pin on the Texas gulf, well aware that Houston visitors and locals alike had a keen eye for the crème de la crème. The legacy of that appreciation for quality lives on today—no matter the occasion or holiday, Houston is guaranteed to offer the perfect token to show your friends and loved ones how much they mean.

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