The Mashburns know a thing or two about what people want. The dynamic duo’s namesake Houston shops, their second set of boutiques outside their hometown of Atlanta, has gained cult-status for being a go-to place for stylish men’s and women’s fashion, accessories and more. Here, a few items for the holidays they’ll be giving.
What is your favorite thing about the holiday season?
Sid: More people, more love, more happiness… not so much in the sense of more stuff, but more good vibes and generosity. I really just love the atmosphere of helping people make their holiday great – there are a lot of gifting dilemmas. People come in, we get to connect & share & they leave with their problem solved and a smile on their face. Ann and I usually work in the shops on Christmas Eve and love the last-minute pace and spirit…
Ann: family – the best thing Sid and I ever did was have a big family. Christmas morning is so fantastic. We are pretty militant about one present at a time, slowly, in order from youngest to oldest, so we go around and around and really stretch out the morning until a very late breakfast. All of the sisters get really into the gift selection and are so silly and thoughtful so it’s mostly a lot of laughing and enjoying each other.
What is the worst gift someone has given you?
Sid AND Ann: we are so excited to get anything that we both racked our brains trying to think of something – painted rocks? even the worst gift with the hopeful heart of the giver kind of kills us….
Who is the hardest person to shop for each year?
What’s your motto for the holidays?
Ann: Start late finish first.
Sid: love and happiness.. again… which is my favorite motto always.