Take Note: Fall + Holiday 2019 Edition

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Houston is full of business that feed both your mind and body. Our fall + holiday issue launched our newest series, ‘Take Note’ – a collection of places to go, dishes to eat, treatments to indulge in and more all with wellness in mind.

RYDE Downtown

Photo Courtesy of Obi Grant

Working or staying downtown? Make sure to book one of the 57 bikes at RYDE, Houston’s only downtown spin studio. Co-Founders Andrew Pappas, Ashley Gooch and Lisi Garcia have created a reputation for being inclusive of all skill levels, using high-end equipment, delivering physical results and having a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Results come from a mixture of talent within their team and state-of-the-art data that is tracked throughout the class and sent to clients via a private email after class. It’s all specifically tailored to your age, gender and weight. As an added bonus, their contemporary studio is also packed with luxury bath products, including Dyson hair dryers and topoftheline equipment. 


Photo Courtesy of sweetgreen

The national salad chain with a local footprint, sweetgreen, is serving up salads to Texans for the first time. The first is in the always popular, Rice Village Shopping district and the second will be in the heart of Montrose. The cult following comes from their delicious and healthy warm bowls, salads, and seasonal options. You won’t find another restaurant of its type dedicated to locally sourced, sustainable, and good-for-you food. Choose from one of the pre-made salads or bowls to build your own bowl of goodness, up to you!  

Paloma Nails

Photo Courtesy of Ben Hill

Have you ever thought about what goes into your weekly manicure or what nail polish is made of? Probably not, but thankfully, Maryam Naderi of Paloma Nails has done the research for you. The clean beauty nail and facial salon opened in 2016 and uses only non-toxic products. Both locations, Heights Mercantile and BLVD Place, are zen and free of that typical nail salon scent. We recommend booking an appointment with one of the talented nail art techs for a more playful manicure.  

The Spa at The Post Oak Hotel Uptown

Photo Courtesy of The Post Oak Hotel Uptown

The Spa at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown is the only Forbes Five-Star rated spa in the state of Texas. It exemplifies the tone of the entire hotel with impeccable service, lavish design and high-quality amenities. It also offers a few exclusive facial treatments including the Pollution Defense Facial (triple-action peel and refining mask hydrates the skin, removes impurities and creates a protective layer against harmful environmental toxins and rapid aging) and the In-Skin Ultimate Radiant Complexion (two-hour treatment featuring microdermabrasion, oxygen, LED lighting, radio frequency, electroporation and air massage). In fact, The Post Oak Spa is the only hotel spa in the state offering the In-Skin Facial System technology used in this facial. This German-engineered and Italian-manufactured device seamlessly integrates six high-performance functions to deliver a results-oriented facial experience. 

Lemon Laine

Photo Courtesy of Caroline Sharpnack

Lemon Laine is a natural beauty and wellness store based in Nashville, TN. The Heights Mercantile location marks its first expansion since the store opened, and beauty junkies are obsessed. The shop is filled with a curated selection of natural skincare and makeup productsalong with hair care, wellness supplements and more–think Goop, Vitners Daughter, Moon Juice and Tata Harper. Ever dreamt about customizing your skincare? You can at Lemon Laine’s Oil Bar. Make an appointment for you and up to five friends, where you will work one-on-one with a beauty expert to create a unique blend of carrier and essential oils to tackle your specific needs. It’s the perfect way to introduce your skin to oils or add something special to your regimen.

Feature Photo Courtesy of Ben Hill 

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