Houston shopping is a unique mix of big-name luxury and local high-end brands. Summer in Houston is all about color and accessorizing because we’re not about to let the heat stop us from looking chic. Our summer gift guide offers one of our favorite colorful handbags, leather belts, a fresh linen dress and of course, cowboy boots —a year-round staple.
Our gift guide includes home decor from the Asher Gallery at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – Bold Tulum earrings from Christina Greene – The Western Boots from City Boots – Turquoise bangle from J.Landa Jewelry – Breezy Dresses from Mirth Caftans – Stunning Diamond Bands from Rice Village Diamonds – Wooden Watches from Contemporary Arts Museum Houston – Alligator Belts from Maida’s Belts & Buckles.
For two days only, experience exclusive styles at Sultana’s Agora, a sensational pop-up marketplace scheduled for June 13-14 inside J. Landa Jewelry. The event will be the first of J. Landa’s “designer lab” series, which features up and coming brands with unique pieces you’re sure to love. Keep Reading
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.