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Small Business Saturday, Houston-Style

One of Houston’s many nicknames is “The Energy Capital of the World” because we have over 5,000 energy-related businesses in operation across our greater metro area. While Houston is known as a titan of the oil industry, our renowned diversity heralds constant creativity and innovation. We have so many new enterprises in a myriad of industries, and it’s basically impossible to leave empty-handed when celebrating Small Business Saturday in Houston. Whether you’re treating yourself or treating…

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Uniquely Houston Gifts

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the nation, so when you’re looking for a gift to take home after your visit, you’re probably not going to head to the nearest Target. Our local businesses have an expertly curatorial eye that reflect the vibrancy of our artists and makers. The creative underbelly of Houston is like a string of holiday lights that, together, make all 669 square miles of our city shine brighter. Even if you don’t have a gift idea in mind, these shops did the hard part…

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Boutiqalicious: Houston's Best Boutiques

We’ve all run into this problem: It’s the day before a party and you forgot to pick up a gift. You could just run to Target for something generic, or you could opt for getting a present that shows you care and win brownie points with your originality. Luckily, next time this predicament occurs, keep these Houston boutiques in mind and we guarantee you’ll find the perfect present. Biscuit You probably recognize Biscuit from its highly Instagrammed dripping paint wall, but what’s inside is…

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Summer Lewks

One of Houston’s greatest treasures, rapper Fat Tony, has recently furthered his online cult status with the Super Deluxe show Thrift Haul. Inspired by Fat Tony’s infamous vintage thrift aesthetic, Thrift Haul is a competitive fashion show where two contestants compete to see who can get the better outfit on a budget. The contestants and judges are often widely beloved LGBTQ darlings, like gay comedian and actor John Early, trans comedian Patti Harrison, gender fluid icon Freckle, and beloved…

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Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

Winter is coming. Although the weather doesn’t dip too low in Houston, that is no reason not to splurge on clothes that meet the current fashion trends. From jackets to eyewear, we’ve got our finger on the pulse of the hottest trends to keep you looking sharp this winter. Quilted jackets This season quilted jackets are all the rage. The little extra volume is the perfect balance of fashion and function. It’s perfect for work and for a casual night out with the boys. If you are opposed to…

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Houston Holiday Gift Guide

Ho Ho Ho! No, we aren’t shaming you for any escapades at Rich’s from last night, ‘tis the season for shopping of course. The clock for buying the perfect gifts has already started and the holiday season will be over before you know it. We’ve saved you some time, stress and a little extra shoe leather by coming up with some fabulous gift ideas for this holiday season. iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case This sleek iPhone case is perfect for anyone who complains about Grindr draining their battery…

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Fashion Must-Haves for Fall/Winter '16

Winter is coming and while it doesn’t exactly get frigid in Houston, we all want to look our best when braving the elements. We’ve come up with some top trends that will keep you looking sharp through the season. Duffle Coat: A classic that you probably already have in your closet is making a comeback this season in runway shows from the likes of Maison Margiela, Coach and Dior Homme. According to GQ.com, the coat is being revitalized with new lengths and textiles for nouveau-classic sure to…

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Houston Artist Kiki Neumann Makes Treasures from Trash

"It has to come from the street, it has to have been undervalued and it has to have been underappreciated, like me," Kiki Neumann says when describing her art. Her life in art is an ever-changing journey that began with garden benches and has morphed into more than 30 products created from discarded license plates. Her license plate merchandise ranges from jewelry to yard art, but her biggest sellers are her line of greeting cards featuring manipulated plates. "My sources come from different car…

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Joey & Jaime: Instilling Houston Pride One T-Shirt at a Time

Joey Garza and Jaime Loera want you to show your pride in Houston. And they'd really love it if you wore one of their t-shirts to do it. The local duo's small apparel company, Joey & Jaime, showcases unique designs that speak to the dynamics of Houston, from the city's skyline and neighborhoods in the pattern of an "H" to spots that are quintessentially H-Town like the Astrodome. Those designs are quickly catching on among Houstonians looking to show their love and support for the city. The…

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