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‘Tis the Season to Shop: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

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‘Tis the season to shop! Britons know how to queue; New Yorkers know how to hail a cab; Los Angelenos know how to find the beach; and 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 to you.

As the leaves change and the weather cools, Christmas jingle bells and the soft light of menorahs make our worlds more merry and bright. Our extended Holiday Gift Guide has something for each occasion: Shower your loved one with the sparkle of diamonds from the premier jeweler, de Boulle. Mosey down to Pinto Ranch to be fitted for a pair of handmade boots and bundle up in all things western. As for the home, discover Kuhl-Linscomb‘s emporium of upscale goods including décor, furniture and kitchenware. Whether it’s for your significant other, your home or your little one, we point you in the direction of the perfect gift.

Discover our cover girl, Caroline’s, picks for her favorite items on our thoughtfully curated list. If you dig her style, be sure to follow her @houseofharper, for more gifting ideas as the holidays approach.

Happy shopping!

Strom Rinzen Clutch | Rolex from Deutch and Deutch | Boots from Pinto Ranch | Cashmere Wrap from Mirth | Menorah from Kuhl Linscomb | Necklace from J Landa | Humidor from Gordy & Sons | Bangles from De Boulle | Cuff from Collectivo | Earrings from Christina Greene | Candy Box from Cacao and Cardamom | Decanter & Bowtie from The Contemporary Art Museume of Houston | Suitcase from Away Travel  | Vase from Asher Gallery 

Switch2Pure Pop-Up Comes to River Oaks

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Make the switch to pure research-based beauty and skincare products at the Switch2Pure pop up at the River Oaks District. The pop-up will feature 1,000 products scientifically-proven to be healthy the pop-up across from Stella McCartney for products that will make you look good and feel good this holiday season. Keep Reading

Your Complete Neighborhood Guide to the Galleria & Uptown

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The Galleria is more than just the shopping mall anchored at the corner of Post Oak Boulevard and Westheimer. The Galleria area is home to a bustling business district, Williams Tower, the tallest building outside of Downtown Houston, and the nearby tony neighborhood of Tanglewood and childhood home of ZZ Top guitarist, Billy Gibbons. Always expanding, with more ritzy retail and restaurant options in every direction, it’s no surprise that the Galleria area also goes by the name Uptown.  

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It’s Time For The Holidays Largest Shopping Event

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The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Cruising into Christmas returns to NRG Center November 8-11. Over 270 merchants will showcase unique gifts such as home décor, food, apparel, toys, jewelry, and more. Whether you are shopping for a loved one or just perusing holiday gifts, you’re bound to find something you love at the Nutcracker Market! Keep Reading

Natural Beauty & Wellness Shop Coming to the Heights

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Nashville based beauty & wellness shop, Lemon Laine, is coming to Heights Mercantile on November 3rd. The founder and CEO Laura Lemon says, “Houston is the largest small town I know,” and as a former Texas resident is proud that, “It’s one of the most populated and culturally diverse cities in the U.S., but still has a friendly feel, with tree-lined streets and neighborhoods buzzing with people that say hello to strangers. That balance in a community really speaks to me.” We couldn’t love her thoughts on Houston more and are excited to welcome her second location!  Keep Reading

Fashion Forward: Meet Local Designers Behind their Labels

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Houstonians have always had impeccable style, and designers are beginning to take notice. We chatted with three of our favorite local designers about their story, collections and why they love Houston. Keep Reading

Mostess is Simplifying Home Entertaining One Subscription Box at a Time

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After years of scrambling to put together the perfect baby show, seasonal dinner party, and many other events after working long hours, Lindsey Rose King knew there had to be an easier way. In 2016 King launched, Mostess – a subscription box service, delivered once a season including everything you need to be the perfect hostess. “Styling and entertaining in your home should be fun, not a burden,” says King. “With each Mostess Box, my goal is to provide women with essential items to welcome guests into their homes in the same manner as the generations of my grandmother and mother.” Keep Reading

Sport Your Best Look with Gordy & Sons

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You have to look the part to play the part. And finding the right look can be hard to do alone. At Gordy & Sons Outfitters their new personal shopping experience will find the perfect gear for your next fishing trip or your newfound hunting hobby. Their style team provides expert help in ensuring you look and feel confident for whatever it is you need. Keep Reading

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

Summer Style: This Season’s Hottest Items

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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.

Happy Shopping!

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