The land of milk + honey
Austin-based spa chain milk+honey opens its first Houston location in West Ave. at River Oaks this winter. The spa will take over the former Trenza space at 2800 Kirby Drive. Coming in at 8,249 square-feet, it will be the largest milk + honey location (there are currently 4 existing locations in Austin), and will feature eight salon chairs, six manicure and pedicure stations, 15 treatment rooms, steam showers and a lounge and locker room. The spa menu includes massages, facials, peels, waxing, lash extensions, natural nail therapy, haircuts, color, styling and bridal services. Houstonians can expect the brand’s signature line of natural and organic products, in addition to amenities like complimentary wine and beer, free touch-up trims between haircuts, and milk + honey’s VIP (Very Important Partisan) rewards program.
“We are thrilled to bring milk + honey to Houston,” says owner Alissa Bayer. “Our natural and organic line of products are made in Austin and we look forward to providing treatments that assist in natural healing processes.”
To celebrate its opening, milk+honey is offering exclusive specials until October 31. Find out more details here.
After opening a new location in Highland Village on September 1, Madewell brings its coveted denim to CityCentre with a new location in November. This will be brand’s third Houston location.
Brooklyn-based West Elm opens at 12848 Queensbury Lane Thursday, November 5. Expect the brand’s signature clean lines and natural materials in addition to goods from eight Texas-based creatives including Houston’s own Workhorse Printmakers. Get a glimpse of all the products here.
Upscale bowling rolls into CityCentre with Dallas-based concept Bowl & Barrel. The new outpost is Texas’ third location and features world-class bowling lanes as well as an extensive food and drink menu. An opening date has not been released.
Olive & Vine, which offers one of the region’s widest selections of fresh olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar, made its CityCentre debut in 2011, and now it’s expanding to new digs. The larger store will be between PaperSource and the forthcoming Madewell.
River Oaks Shopping Center gains a new boutique nail salon with the recent opening of [nail-tique] at 2001 West Gray Street. The salon offers an array of manicure and pedicure services and boasts zero-gravity spa chairs that recline 180 degrees to give clients complete relaxation during service. You also won’t see any built-in spa tubs here. All pedicures are conducted with custom and individual sanitized pedi bath bowls. To celebrate the recent opening, the salon is offering complimentary take-home soft scrubs.
What’s New at Baanou?
This December, fashion boutique Baanou leaves its location at 5116 Westheimer for a new outpost at the newly opened River Oaks District.
Stag Provisions for Men has teamed up with Red Wing Shoes for a special collaboration — the Red Wing Mohave boot for Stag. Retailing at $260, the boot showcases a design introduced by Red Wing in 1919 and offers the comfort of an oxford with the strength of a work boot. Red Wing has also covered the boot’s silhouette in Olive Mohave Rough Out, which is the same leather it ships to the Marine Corps for military boots.
“Since Stag opened, in 2009, we’ve established a strong relationship with the folks at Red Wing Heritage and the boots they build. We share a similar ethos in offering uncomplicated, authentic, and well-made products and thought it made sense to partner with Red Wing for our first shoe collaboration,” report Stag co-owners Don Weir and Steve Shuck.
The boot is available at all Stag locations (Austin, Dallas and Houston) and can also be purchased online. Stag will host an event on Saturday, October 24, from 2 to 4 pm officially launching the Mohave boot. Complimentary cocktails and Shiner beer will be served, and guests can enter a raffle for a chance to win a pair of Red Wing boots and a boot care kit.
Grammy-winning country singer/songwriter and Texas native Kasey Musgraves is no stranger to cowboy boots. Now the songstress has teamed up with luxury bootmaker Lucchese for the launch of the Kacey for Lucchese collection, which is inspired by Musgraves’ personal and musical life experiences. Launching November 1, the boots retail from $300 to $450 and can be purchased at Lucchese’s Houston store (4051 Westheimer Road) as well as its other 3 locations (Nashville, San Antonio, Santa Fe) and can also be found online. Browse the collection here.
Happy Birthday Brooke Feather
West Coast style boutique Brooke Feather is turning 1! To celebrate, the store is hosting a birthday bash on October 21 from 6 to 9 pm complete with sweet treats, drinks and live tunes courtesy of DJ Narcissus. Customers will also receive a 20 percent discount on all sales throughout the day.
Arts & Smarts
To celebrate the MFAH‘s Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, Hotel Zaza has unveiled the Arts & Smarts package, which includes overnight accomodations at the hotel, valet parking and two tickets to the Rothko exhibit. The hotel also created a special cocktail for the occasion, the Untitled 5701, which includes Gosling’s Dark Rum, Goya Ginger Beer and lime. Reserve your Arts & Smarts package here.
Don’t miss these upcoming trunk shows and personal appearances.
Elizabeth Anthony is in store for a busy week, with three trunk shows through Friday, October 16 — handbag line Judith Leiber, Romana Keveza spring 2016 evening wear and a Vaubel designer jewelery trunk show and personal Appearance. Then gear up for trendy Manhattan brand Lafayette 148‘s resort 2016 trunk show through Saturday, October 17, 10 am to 5 pm. Catch the Carlos Falchi exotic handbags trunk show and personal appearance Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday October 22, 10 am to 5 pm. Then round out the month with the Liancarlo spring 2016 eveningwear trunk show and personal appearance by Carlos Ramirez on Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Bering’s Hardware hosts a Herend artist signing event at its 6102 Westheimer location on Friday, October 30, and on Saturday, October 31, at its 3900 Bissonnet location.
Stop by Zadok Jewelers for a Heather B. Moore trunk show and personal appearance Friday, October 23, and Saturday, October 24, 10 am to 6 pm.
J.Landa hosts an American Cancer Society holiday shopping kickoff party Friday, October 23, beginning at 10 am. Light bites and mimosas will be in full effect for shoppers, as well as door prizes and a special gift with any purchase. The boutique will also host a Richard Schmidt trunk show Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31.
Neiman Marcus welcomes jewelry line Jamie Wolf on Friday, October 16 and jewelry line Kostantino on Saturday, October 17 (includes personal appearance).
Saks Fifth Avenue gears up for winter with a Bisang fur trunk show through Sunday, October 18, followed by a Nini jewelry trunk show Saturday, October 17 through Tuesday, October 20. Then gear up for a Carolina Herrera resort and spring 2016 trunk show Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23. The Mirella Ripetta trunk show begins Tuesday, October 27 and ends Wednesday, October 28. Wednesday the 28th also marks the highly anticipated Aquazzura personal appearance. Round out October with a Katy Briscoe trunk show on Wednesday, October 28 through Thursday, October 29, and a Brunello Cucinelli trunk show Thursday, October 29, through Friday, October 30.