Donae Chramosta Cangelosi, is the woman behind the popular luxury vintage store, The Vintage Contessa. Donae not only finds amazing pieces for her store but is always on trend with her personal style as well. We chatted with Donae on everything spring fashion to help get you inspired for the warmer weather. Keep Reading
Each holiday season the Houston Ballet hosts the Nutcracker Market, the largest shopping event of the season. This year they decided that people deserve to shop unique vendors more than just once a year – cue the Spring Spectacular. The inaugural event, scheduled for the second week in April, will host over 150 merchants from across the country including 30 new vendors. Keep Reading
We got an exclusive sneak peek with designer, Torie Halbert of To the T. Interiors, of the incredible backstage set up created for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo each year. Torie, who has been a Rodeo committee member for 12 years, has been designing backstage for the show for 7 years now and she just keeps outdoing herself! Bringing elements of Houston into each of the 6 rooms backstage, she’s showcasing just how great the city is and leaving a lasting impression on the biggest music artists in the country, just before and after they hit the stage. These rooms are available to the performers to get ready before the show, unwind afterward, and receive their commemorative belt buckles, the Rodeo’s version of a trophy for playing the big stage. Keep Reading
Look no further for your special someone’s equally special gift for this upcoming Valentine’s Day! Lauren Ashley Studio, the hand-curated gift box company, features bundles of meaningful and memorable gifts that are sure to make lasting impressions on the ones that you love. The diverse collection ranges from sets of elegant spa-day salves for her, to dapper grooming necessities for him, with each sets’ name as creative and thoughtful as the items of which they are comprised. Keep Reading
Whether you’re seeking self–care or in need of pampering without apology, leave it to the professionals at Houston’s top spas. Each spa on our “me time” tour takes a unique approach to the spa experience from ambiance to special ingredients in their signature treatments. With so much variety in H-Town’s spa scene, you might have to try them all. Keep Reading
We know it sounds crazy – shopping after the holidays, but we promise this event is worth it! The Houston Tri Delta Alumni Chapter has put together a two-day shopping extravaganza that benefits MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Center. Who doesn’t love shopping for a cause? Keep Reading
Laurier Blanc was founded in 2014 by Suzanne Coppola as an ode to her travels across the globe! Giving Houstonians and beyond the chance to decorate their home with one of a kind finds from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Her collection of mid-century art and antique decor is perfectly curated and sprinkled with gift items from current designers that round out the selection. Keep Reading
Luxury Shopping really took off in Houston in 1970, with the opening of The Galleria Mall and the arrival of Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. The Galleria was the first covered mall in the city — the original place to see and be seen. Since then, other retail centers across the state have created a massive buzz, not only for their roster of retailers but for the unique shopping experiences offered to customers. From worldwide names in luxury to Texas–bred restaurants, Uptown Park and The River Oaks District are changing the face of Houston shopping. Keep Reading
‘Tis the season to shop and you’re in just the right place! 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, beauty, furniture and kitchenware. Whether it’s for your significant other, your home or even you, we point you in the direction of the perfect gift.
Discover our Fall+Holiday cover girl, Caroline [Harper] Knapp’s, picks for her favorite items (stared below) on our thoughtfully curated list. If you dig her style, be sure to follow her @houseofharper, for more gifting ideas as the holidays approach.
Axis Clutch from Strom Rinzen | Rolex from Deutsch Houston | Boots & Pocket Knife from Pinto Ranch | Cashmere Wrap from Mirth | Menorah from Kuhl Linscomb | Necklace from J. Landa | *Humidor from Gordy & Sons | Bangles from deBoulle | Cuff from Collectivo | Earrings from Christina Greene Jewelry | Decanter & Bow Tie from Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | Suitcase from Away | Vase from Asher Gallery | Guitar from Marchione Guitars | Chocolate Gift Set from Cacao & Cardamom | Duffle from King Ranch Saddle Shop | Julie Vos Jewelry from The Monogram Shop