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Tell Your Story with Kendra Scott Charms

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Now that she is a national brand you may not have known that Kendra Scott was founded in (2002) and is still based in Austin, TX! Known for her colorful and playful jewelry, she is excited to be expanding into charms this Fall. If you have ever visited her store or website you may be familiar with the Color Bar™, which allows customers to design their own piece of Kendra Scott jewelry.  Keep Reading

The ‘OG Pilates’ Comes to Houston

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Courtney Lindsay and Kale Luhrman opened Control Studios earlier this Summer to bring the classical approach of Pilates to Houston. OG (original) Pilates is based on Joseph Pilates original method called, Contrology which focuses the act of controlling the strength of your body – hence the name of the studio – Control Studios. Keep Reading

Boulle to Debut at Spa with Rinaldi Racing

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Nick Boulle of de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry, will be part of the Rinaldi Racing’s lineup in their #488 Ferrari GT3 race car. The 24-hour endurance race is part of the SRO Blancpain Endurance Cup that features four classes – Pro, Pro-Am, Am and National Cup. Nick recently came in 8th place finish in class at the Le Mans 24 Hour and is excited about his next race.  Keep Reading

Trading One Spotlight for Another: Meet Daniella Rodriguez

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You’ve probably heard of Daniella Rodriguez: from her trickling first pitch before an Astros game last August or from Carlos Correa’s momentous proposal after winning the World Series. Despite retiring from her pageant life after winning Miss Texas USA in 2016, Rodriguez has stepped into the spotlight once again. Not only is she more than willing to laugh at herself, as she did after her botched pitch at the Astros game — showing off that endearing pageant attitude Texas fell in love with — but her list of talents makes it easy to see how Correa could fall head over cleats for this Mexican-American sweetheart.

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Helene and Dror Zadok Inducted into the National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame

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Helene and Dror Zadok from Zadok Jewelers have been inducted into the National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame! The family-owned Zadok Jewelers has been a Houston favorite for over 42 years, serving fine jewelry pieces for any occasion. Keep Reading

Stephen Marchione’s Masterful Handmade Guitars

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Photo courtesy of Marchione Guitars.

In a light-filled studio behind a small house in Houston’s historic Montrose district, Stephen Marchione and his team of artisan woodworkers craft some of the finest guitars in the world. You wouldn’t know it, driving down the tree-lined residential street where he makes his music magic. You wouldn’t know it if you ran into Marchione walking his dogs around the block—he’s affable and down-to-earth, never mind that he’s received special orders from musical icons like Paul Simon and Mark Knopfler.

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James Beard-Winning Chef Chris Shepherd on Cooking and Community

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Chris Shepherd on the Underbelly line—Photo by Julie Soefer Photography

Let’s get one thing straight: Chef Chris Shepherd doesn’t sleep. How else can we explain the vast sea of his accomplishments, which range from a 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest to a themed restaurant concept that closes each year, only to unveil an entirely new menu and look one month later?

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Stash Co.’s Cheryl Schulke is Building Bags (and More) for Leaders

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Cheryl Schulke Stash Co.

As many stories do, this one begins with a journey—a forty-minute trip west to the small Texas town of Sealy, where the land is mostly undeveloped and the sky is big and free. Down back roads and across train tracks, there waits a mattress factory. It looms large, tall and white against the Texas sky, with more than one hundred years of memories housed within its wooden walls.

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Blue Ribbon Beers: Saint Arnold Brewing Company is the Best Mid-Size Operation in the Nation

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Photo by Two Cats Communications

Meeting Brock Wagner at Saint Arnold Brewing Company feels like meeting a kid in a candy store. Never mind that Wagner founded the company 24 years ago and can be found working long hours most days—you get the sense that he’s just as excited to be there as the legions of fans that show up for twice-daily (thrice on Saturday) guided tours. Wagner’s enthusiasm, his belief in what he’s doing, is what allowed Saint Arnold to survive as the first microbrewery in Texas, long before craft beer was even a gleam in the average consumer’s eye. You can taste it in the beers that he and his team create, from the Amber Ale that started it all to more recent efforts, like a collaboration with local James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega.

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