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Texas’ de Boulle is Taking on France’s Le Mans Race

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Former Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Champion, Nick Boulle— of de Boulle, an independent fine jeweler here in Houston and Dallas, is part of Jackie Chan DC Racing’s lineup for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active sports car race for endurance racing and is held annually since 1923 near Le Mans, France.

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Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop

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The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft will be hosting a pop up this weekend in the Asher Gallery, Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 13, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., with a wide variety of earrings made by celebrated jewelers from all over the country.  Keep Reading

One of a Kind Hand-Painted Vintage Bags

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Painting on designer handbags has been happening for years, starting with Goyard painting stripes and initials on their bags since 1853. Now in 2018 painting a designer handbag, new or vintage, has become more of a creative art, giving your bag a one of a kind unique touch.

“Custom painting one of a kind luxury handbags, luggage and accessories with your monogram, initials or personally inspired work of art is an even more significant way to make your style stand out in a crowd.” – Donae Cangelosi Chramosta of The Vintage Contessa Keep Reading

Dash on Over to Houston’s Premier Home Décor Market

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DASH Spring Market

Twice a year, Houston is treated to one of the very best home décor and design markets around: DASH (an acronym for Design-Art-Style-Home). This expertly-curated, four-day event brings some of the best local and national vendors of antiques, art, textiles, clothing, jewelry and more to Houston, producing a market that’s versatile, comprehensive, and just plain fun. DASH Spring Market launches at Silver Street Studios on Thursday, April 26 and runs through Sunday, April 29—circle those dates in red on your calendar!

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Make Waves at this Luxurious Blowout Boutique

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Drybar Shop Interior

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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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.


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Beautiful, Brave, and Bold: Elaine Turner on Fashion, Philanthropy, and the Future

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Elaine Turner

Odds are, you haven’t met Elaine Turner, the Houston designer and philanthropist who’s reshaping the retail landscape with her fashion and lifestyle brand. But step into one of her eight eponymous storefronts, and you’ll get a pretty good idea of what she’s about—gorgeous, glam, and community-oriented, each Elaine Turner space sparkles with the personality and passion of their founder.

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Discovering Design: Meet the Principal of Lacey Michalek Interiors

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Lacey Michalek Interiors

Everyone wants to have it all—a happy family and fulfilling professional life—all with plenty of time to explore Instagram, of course. It turns out that Houston-based interior designer, Lacey Michalek, is winning in all categories. With a beautiful family and successful business to her name, the entrepreneur is flying high with a diverse slew of projects and more opportunities on the horizon. Meet the principal of Lacey Michalek Interiors—whether you’re in the market for a design professional or are an aspiring designer yourself, you’ll love getting to know this Houston entrepreneur.

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Don’t Miss Out on this Glitzy River Oaks Shopping Center Pop-up

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Luxury Garage Sale

For one month only, Luxury Garage Sale is bringing unique consignment glam to Houston. Through April 15, head down to the River Oaks Shopping Center to peruse LGS’ standout inventory of top designer brands. From Louis Vuitton and Chanel to Hermès and Gucci, you’re guaranteed a luxe parade of clothing, handbags, shoes, and accessories.

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Pop-Up Alert: Shop Stunning Reimagined Vintage Kimonos at Collectivo in River Oaks

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Collectivo River Oaks

You can never get bored shopping in Houston. With its cultural diversity and fantastic designers, Bayou City is a hotspot for unique looks and exciting new concepts, like Collectivo, a new River Oaks concept store that specializes in luxury Latin American designs.

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