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Shop These Texas Designs for Your Showstopping Rodeo-Ready Look

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    Christina Greene Jewelry | Squash Blossom Necklace | $1,100 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Christina Greene Jewelry
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    Strom Rinzen | Cream Leather + Gold-embossed Alligator Leather Purse and Champagne Hair on Custom Hide Belt with Swarovski Crystals + Hand-cut Cream Leather Fringe | $155 and $245, respectively | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Strom Rinzen
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    CITY Boots | The Georgia | $650 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of CITY Boots
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    Dos Carolinas | Custom, Handmade Guayaberas | Shirts from $160 to $280 | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Dos Carolinas
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    Ila and Bertie | Custom, Hand-Embroidered Vintage Bandana | $35 and up | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Ila and Bertie
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    Emerson Rose | Byron Dress Mexicali by Show Me Your Mumu + 3 Stone Moon Necklace by Gemelli | $145.95 and $74.95, respectively | Shop Now» | Image courtesy of Emerson Rose

Houston’s abuzz as everyone gets ready for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world’s largest livestock show and richest regular-season rodeo. This unmatched, multi-week event kicks off on Tuesday, February 27 with Garth Brooks’ sold-out concert, and the good times (which include a big-purse Rodeo, some of the biggest names in the music industry, the largest Western shopping mall, a carnival, and amazing food) roll on through March 18.

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Shop Handmade Southwestern Style from Ila and Bertie

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If you love the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, you know that Texas style shines big and bright. From boots to bangles, all aspects of Southern fashion celebrate the bold spirit of the west. As the fourth largest city in America, Houston has its fair share of designers. One such local up-and-comer is Amelia King, founder of Ila and Bertie, who’s bringing handmade Southwestern jewelry to fashionistas with flair. As you prep your Rodeo outfit, meet the lady behind this new Texas label.

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The Top 5 Things to Love About Houston

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On this day of love, we celebrate not only the special people in our lives, but also the beautiful city in which we make some of our best memories. Houston is a stunning place—a sprawling giant with distinct and memorable corners. It is Space City, where we celebrate the next frontier. It is Bayou City, which sometimes floods but always comes back stronger than ever. It is Clutch City. It is Astros City. It is the city we call home, and the city we’re so proud to welcome you to.

There are so many reasons to love Houston—here are our favorite few:

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Get Celebrity-Status Frames Just in Time for Mardi Gras

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Just in time for Mardi Gras, New Orleans-based purveyor of sleek sunnies and stylish opticals, KREWE, is coming to Houston! Their too-cute-to-be-true mobile Tiny House boutique will land in the high-end River Oaks District on Saturday, February 10, and you’re invited to their launch party.

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The Lash Lounge Debuts A Gorgeous New Location

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The beauty industry is constantly evolving, always bringing us inspiring looks and new things to try. One of today’s biggest trends? Eyelash extensions. It’s no mystery why this unique service has become so popular — not only do extensions enhance the appearance of eyelashes, but they also eliminate the need for mascara. Lash volume and a low-maintenance beauty routine? Yes, please.

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

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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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Bespoke Menswear Purveyor Launches New Outpost at Lifestyle Destination Heights Mercantile

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The tastemakers of the world share a secret — a common thread that elevates their style from the trend of convenience to the lasting legacy of class. The answer? Customization, and top-notch service to complement it.

The entrepreneurs behind Q Clothier and Rye 51 know this, and they’ve been bringing modern, yet classic style to discerning men since 2003. Even in this digital age, they’ve attained unprecedented success. Their latest achievement is a sleek brick-and-mortar in Houston’s newest mixed-use development, Heights Mercantile.

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The Holiday Delights of Downtown’s GreenStreet

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Houston’s city sidewalks are all decked out in holiday style. The scene is complete with laughing children and smiling shoppers, especially in our beautiful, bustling downtown. Treasures abound all over, but the fabulous new mixed-use development, GreenStreet, has some of the best.

Whether you’ve come to dine, stay, or shop, GreenStreet has it all and then some. This holiday season, discover the magic of downtown Houston.

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Explore A West Houston Shopping Wonderland

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To know West Houston is to love it. One of the city’s most affluent parts of town, West Houston is home to some of the most swank real estate, best restaurants, and world-class hotels. It also boasts fantastic shopping.

Meet CITYCENTRE, a premier destination for everything from shopping to dining to accomodations. This season, head west and take care of your holiday shopping at one of Houston’s best stops for all things high-end and fabulous.

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For the Most Unique Gifts in Town, Shop Here

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We can all agree that the best gifts are the unique ones—the memorable surprises, the unexpected treasures.

Discerning shoppers know that Houston is home to some of the best shopping centers and districts in the nation. This holiday season, we’d like to direct your attention to one of the city’s most memorable little shopping corners: The Museum Shop at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

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