Come join Issa Chou, editor-in-chief for Yellow Magazine and founder of we wear things for a Happy Hour and Trunk Show at Cakewalk Style Shop - The boutique will be showcasing several of the hottest Australian brands and at prices that won't break the bank. Brands like Finders Keepers, C/MEO Collective, Keepsake, and Ringuet
Plus a portion of sales will be donated to Learn Grow Lead, a non-profit focused on bringing education to every child. See you there!:)
Ever wanted to play speed racer in a MINI?? Yeah, me too. The MINI motoring challenge will allow you to make that tire burning dream come true. To get more specific, it's a test drive event where MINI lets you drive their newest 2 and 4 door Hardtops on closed-course autocross tracks. This "Ride & Drive" as they call it in the auto industry, is pretty common, but of course MINI takes it up a notch.
First of all, it takes place at night, with local food trucks, a silent disco, The famous Bumbys (just in case you need a fair and honest appraisal of your appearance), and live screen printing where you can make your own custom t-shirts....which could totally be trouble.
The driving (or motoring, as MINI calls it) is also quite kick ass. The three autocross tracks simulate a getaway drive, a pinball machine, and a famous British racetrack, respectively. There are no speed limits on a closed course (even more trouble), or so I’m told, and as long as you can safely keep the car between the cones you are free to drive like Ricky Bobby (when he's not on fire). MINI has always been known for its legendary handling, but now the cars boast BMW Group turbo engines that make them faster and meaner than ever.
The MINI Motoring Challenge is visiting several cities this year, and in Houston it will be at NRG Park on May 29th – 31st. Check out www.minimotoringchallenge.comto RSVP. The event is free, but spots are super duper limited.
MINI is also one of the most customizable cars you can buy. Their website has THE coolest configurator where you can build out your dream car (I'll take the Union Jack mirror caps please), so go make your own little dreamy vehicle.
There is a very cool little online business popping up in Houston that all of you chic friends need to know about. This week, our darling friends Sarah Gruber and Heather Wright are launching Mulberry Muse, a Houston-based retail and consignment fashion site that is a win-win for both consumers and small fashion boutiques alike.
For those of us that can never have enough Chanel draping our boudoirs, Mulberry Muse will provide you with a shopping experience full of all the designer pieces you adore, at deeply discounted prices.
So where do these pretty little items come from?
Their collection of apparel, jewelry, shoes, and accessories are curated from numerous upscale boutiques, as well as their Black Tie Service consignors across the US. Their "Black Tie" service gives all of you fabulous fashionable ladies the opportunity to turn your unwanted luxury pieces into cash or credit on-site. Not a Houstonian? No worries, you can always ship your selections to them for a full appraisal.
For the boutique owners in the crowd, this is a brilliant way to recoup costs associated with overstock items you no longer need, that still deserve to find a happy stylish home.
You can also visit mulberrymuse.com for professional styling tips, fashion features, and interviews with trendsetters and influencial peeps across the county.
For more information on Mulberry Muse or to inquire about consignment opportunities, upcoming tour dates or boutique buyouts, visitwww.mulberrymuse.com or email at: email@example.com .
A few weeks ago, my husband (Houston) and I were lucky enough to have a date night courtesy of our fabulous friends at the Alamo Drafthouse. It was my first time visiting an Alamo Drafthouse, so I expected our trip to Vintage Park would be similar to all of the other foodie movie taverns I'd visited before. Boy was I wrong. My first clue, the amazing local and craft brews on tap at the bar. I got our movie time wrong (oops), so we had some time to kill at the bar, and we were quite happy that we did. Houston was like a kid on Christmas morning when he realized they had a large barrel of Sailing Santa (Saint Arnold's), anxiously awaiting his arrival. If you've never had a Sailing Santa, be sure track it down. Elissa + Christmas Ale = holiday hops happiness. It is released in a very limited supply, so the fact that Alamo Drafthouse had it was très impressive. I had a Bombshell Blonde (Southern Star), my personal favorite, and Houston was also able to squeeze in a Buried Hachet Stout before our showtime.
During the movie, the two of us absolutely destroyed our burgers, but we made sure to leave room for some dessert. We went with the hot out of the oven cookies. Ooooooh the cookies. We ordered two chocolate chip and two oatmeal raisin. I don't think Houston had more than a bite because I inhaled them before he had the chance. They were amazing. I may or may not have also had a Long Island Iced Tea during the flick, but that's neither here nor there.
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Giddy up for the inaugural Haras Cup benefiting Kids' Meal Houston on Friday, October 24 - Sunday, October 26.
Free and open to the public, horse lovers and people of all ages and interests are invited to gather at Haras Hacienda, an elegant ranch located just 40 minutes from downtown Houston in Magnolia, TX, for a three-day event featuring a a highly-acclaimed equestrian competition and carnival filled with good music, food and exciting activities. Guests can experience equestrians of all ages and levels compete with national and international competitors, in addition to an array of exhibitions, vendor booths and entertainment for adults and children. Event highlights include a fashion show sponsored by local designer Jonathan Blake, an opening night cocktail party with a DJ, and a hat derby sponsored by Thomas Markle Jewelers. VIP tickets will be available for purchase, which includes prime seating during the competitions and gourmet foods and beverages service throughout the weekend. For attendees who do not wish to purchase a VIP ticket, general seating has access to a wide variety of delicious, international food stands and cash bars. Attendees will also be able to participate in a silent auction.
So you may have seen the unbelievable eyelashes I had a couple of weeks ago from when I visited Serente Spa for my first eyelash extensions. A week later (this post is super duper delayed), I went in to experience their Airbrush tan. As somebody who is a bit challenged in the pigment department, there are few services that I need more than this one. Brittney did an amazing job, and took her time making sure the color that she used was customized specifically for my skin. She even stopped spraying to adjust it a couple of times which was amazing. I could tell she really cared about making it the best match for my skin tone, and it was. Not too orange, not too dark. She also did some airbrush sculpting, where she shaded certain areas a bit to make them look more toned and defined. Pretty much making anyone unstoppable in bikini. Want your own? Contact them now to get 20% off your first pampering. Here's what you need to know to prep for your session: INFINITY SUN AIRBRUSH TANNING
To reduce skin damage and yet still look golden and healthy, they offer the Infinity Sun sunless spray. This all natural, anti aging spray tan is applied by a certified airbrush professional by hand, leaving the skin looking radiant and healthy with a natural-looking golden brown glow.
Shower, shave and exfoliate before your appointment, removing all lotion, moisturizer and makeup from the face and body to ensure a clean
After 8 hours the tan is fully developed and should be rinsed off
wear something loose and dark. Loose black maxi dresses work the best and wear flip flops!
You're welcome to wear a swimsuit, just your skivvies, or go totally buff during the tan. It's up to you!
One Tan 15 min/ $45 Bring a friend, book back to back- 30 min/ $80 total Party packages also available Contact them here.
Every now and then an event comes across my desk, that really touches my heart. This benefit is ones of those cases.
On Thursday, September 25th, stylist Rebecca Matthews will host a Fall Fashion benefit for Justin's TRIumph Over GAN and Hannah's Hope Fund. These AMAZING organizations raise money for research to fight Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN).
So what in the world is GAN? It is a rare, fatal genetic disorder that effects only 50-70 children worldwide. I was especially intrigued by this disorder, when I learned that 2 children that live in our community, Justin Clark (13) and Lexi Clark (9) from Bellaire, TX were diagnosed with GAN last year. Without money for research to find a cure, Justin and Lexi's life expectancy is in their early 20s.
This lovely event will be a luncheon at the Junior League. Tickets can be purchased here
100% of the net profits will go towards finding a cure for GAN.
Those of you that have been with us for a while, know how much I love love love the LA based brand, Splendid (that also has a cozy little location in Highland Village). Well their stores just got a whole lot cuter. They now have their first-ever children’s shoe line with a limited edition collaboration with Stride Rite. The Splendid for Stride Rite collaboration merges Splendid’s happy and relaxed style with Stride Rite’s dedication to trusted craftsmanship
Inspired by Splendid’s signature rainbow of stripes and bright palettes, each style in the the Splendid for Stride Rite collection will be fun to wear every day and feel as good as the clothing they take their inspiration from. The focus of this new collaboration was comfort, style and flexibility and each style was designed to dress up or down.
There are ten styles for baby girls 0 to big girl size 3 and boys ages 0-2, ranging in price from $25 to $68. Splendid for Stride Rite shoes are now available at Splendid in Highland Village, as well as Striderite.com, and Splendid.com.
Event attendees will receive 15% off all regularly priced cosmetic treatments and products. Guests will enjoy white wine, champagne and light bites by Rosemary's Catering and desserts by KUU Restaurant. A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Latin Women’s Initiative in its mission to make a difference in the lives of Latin women and their families in Houston through service and support to organizations that provide community resources, education and health services.
The sleek and modern spa was designed by local firm, MC2 Architecture, and as you can see by the photographs, it is just plain amazing:)
An extremely amazing local skin care line just launched called CHIA DERM+, and I am in love. The first two products are the CHIA DERM+ Serum and the CHIA DERM+ Balm, both of which are just delightful. They are made with chia seeds (as I'm sure you guessed) and a unique blend of other natural ingredients.
So how did CHIA DERM come about? After first discovering the amazing benefits of chia seeds, VP, Co-Founder and local Houstonian, Kelley Walker, traveled the globe in search of areas where chia seeds are indigenous, discovering additional medicinal attributes that complement the centuries-old use of the oil. She then sought out and partnered with a highly respected and experienced formulator. They spent three years tirelessly researching and testing different formulas for skin care products featuring chia seeds as a main ingredient until they perfected it.
Co-Founder and CEO, Steven Jefferies, first discovered the miraculous health benefits of chia seeds while searching for a ‘superfood’ ingredient that would sustain him through long nights in law school and intense jujitsu training. Jefferies explained the long list of health benefits to his aunt, Kelley Walker, including large amounts of antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and Biotin. Walker recognized that the benefits could also be used for anti-aging, scars, hydration, healing and skin protection. “It just clicked – this little seed has it all in terms of skincare needs. The next step was creating the purest product possible,” said Ms. Walker, now Vice President and Co-Founder.
Chia seeds are everywhere, so what makes their products different? The CHIA DERM+ Serum - a ‘superfood’ for your skin - is one of the first in the world containing 100 percent pure chia seed extract (most products on the market contain trace amounts) and is packed with an abundance of valuable nutrients.)
After testing it out for several weeks, I can honestly say I saw a difference in fine lines around the eyes, and forehead. The balm and serum are both so rich with moisture, that they stay put almost all day, and soften and smooth the skin underneath them. I definitely give these products a BIG A+. Here are some more specifics:
The CHIA DERM+ Serum, a ‘superfood’ for your skin, contains just one ingredient - pure chia seed extract - packed with an abundance of valuable nutrients. With high levels of anti-aging and anti-inflammation substances including Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and rare trace elements, the serum provides a powerful blend to help heal, protect and preserve skin against signs of aging. It is also ideal for hair care, promoting a healthy shine and creating a shield against environmental damage.
CHIA DERM+ Balm can be used on age-susceptible areas that require protection from the elements including the lips, elbows, knees, feet, hands, and cuticles, between the fingers and around the eyes. It also has healing properties when applied to irritated skin that is burnt, cut or inflamed, reducing the appearance of scarring.