Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cakewalk Style Shop Passport to Australia with Issa Chou





























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!:)





Thursday, May 14, 2015

MINI Motoring Challenge May 29th-31st



The MINI Motoring Challenge is coming to Houston!  

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.com to 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. 




This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were 100% genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by MINI Motoring Challenge to review this product

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mulberry Muse Launch



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: info@mulberrymuse.com .



Monday, February 9, 2015

Cirque du Soleil's #Amaluna Ticket Giveaway


Everybody's favorite French Circus is coming to town, and we have a 2 sets of tickets to giveaway for the show on Feburary 18th! Visit our FB page, give it quick like, and leave a comment to enter.

Want more entries? Give Cirque du Soliel some love:)
(1 additional entry each)


Contest ends 2/13/15

Monday, January 5, 2015

Breakfast with Adara Medical Spa



Drop the kiddos off at school and head over to Adara Medical Spa for a fun and informative breakfast with hostess Candace Thomas of Luxe with Kids. Enjoy lite bites, mimosas & coffee while learning
about various treatments and products that will keep you busy moms 
looking refreshed and beautiful with little to no downtime!

All attendees receive 10% off treatments/products purchased
that morning, complimentary makeup touch ups & a goody bag!

Bring a friend and be entered in a raffle to win a
complimentary HydraFacial treatment! 

For more information and to RSVP, click here. 



Friday, January 2, 2015

Date Night giveaway from Alamo Drafthouse!


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.    

Ready to have your own date night full of craft beers, cocktails,  savory food, and hot out of the oven cookies????

I thought you might:)

To ENTER for TWO movie tickets and a $50 gift card follow the simple instructions below...

1. Leave a comment below OR on our Facebook page. You can tell us why you deserve your own date night, what movie you'd see, or just a random fact about your life. Doesn't really matter, as long as you leave a comment, you're entered.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Manor Pop Up Shop at Atrium Ready to Wear


So excited to announce Manor's first ever Pop Up Shop!! Come visit us at Atrium Ready to Wear on Tuesday, November 4th from 4-6 pm. Monica of Classy and Fabulous and Bethany of Southern Chic Style are the evening's hosts. Over the next few days, I'll share some of the fun gifty items that will be ready and waiting for you:)  See you there!
xo
Beth

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Haras Cup this weekend!


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.

Click here for VIP tickets and more details:) 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Serente Spa Airbrush Tan


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.

Tonight..David Peck for JW Marriott Houston Downtown


Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Fashion Event benefitting GAN research



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.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Splendid Kiddie Shoes Launch!




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.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Adara Medical Spa Grand Opening September 10th

 

The sought-after dermatologists behind the Dermatological Association of Texas have opened a new, upscale med spa concept in the heart of the Museum District. Adara Medical Spa is hosting its grand opening celebration benefiting Latin Women’s Initiative on Wednesday, September 10. 

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:) 


Friday, August 22, 2014

Chia Derm Launch


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.


 For more information or to purchase the products visit http://chia-derm.com/. Or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest



Monday, August 18, 2014

Luxurious Lashes from Serente Spa





Last week, Serente Spa gave me some serious pampering.  I visited them in Uptown Park for my very first eyelash extensions.  I went in knowing almost nothing about the process, and was pleasantly surprised by how quick, easy and pain-free the whole process was.  Brittney, the master aesthetician was unbelievably fast.  Extreme eyelash extensions are natural looking, synthetic eyelashes that are glued to your individual lashes one by one. The bond is created by special glue developed by an ophthalmologist, so there is no risk to your own lashes and no harm done to your eyes.

The best part.  No mascara for two full weeks.  I've worn significantly less make-up these past two weeks, because I wake up with my eyes looking fresh, bright, and ready to run out the door.  Super low-maintenence that is ideal for those of us that are often too busy to even run a brush through our hair in the morning:)

Thinking of trying out these beauties?  Here's some more practical info:
  • Your initial full set of extensions takes around 45 minutes, while refills can be done in as little as 30 minutes. 
  • Be sure to remove any mascara to ensure a strong bond. To maintain the full, thick appearance of a new set of eyelashes, they recommend coming in every two-three weeks, based on your own natural eyelash growth cycle.
  • Full set is $175
  • Fill in starts at $65 and goes up to $120 depending on how many lashes need to be added.
  • Usually 2 weeks is time for a fill in. You'll know when it's time after you've lost about 1/3 to a 1/2 of them!
  • You won't need mascara, but you can use eye shadow and liner, just use an oil free makeup remover 
  • Don't get them wet for 24 hours if possible. And try to be aware they are there during showers and swimming.