4 Hidden Shopping Gems in Montrose

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Montrose has that "off the beaten path" feel. The shops are a little worn around the edges, the buildings seem to have a story to tell, and anything shiny and new looks kind of out of place. The entire area is teaming with hidden gems, but I did my best to find a few that stood out among the old oak lined streets and coffee shops.

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10 Presidents' Day Sales, Because We Can't Stop Shopping in Houston

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Presidents' Day may be the most forgotten winter holiday. We roll out the red carpet for Valentine's Day and Martin Luther King Day has a parade, but good old Prez Day gets no love, unless you are a career shopper. Since Prez Day is the last holiday before spring, it has the pleasure of being the day, or week in some cases, where stores slap deep discounts on their Winter gear in the hopes that us shoppers clear it out before March.

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Valentine's Day Gifts He Will Actually Like

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Mark your territory ladies!
If you are shopping for the lady in your life, check out my previous gift list for women. If you're hunting for men's items, you have clicked to the right place.

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Valentine's Day Gifts Void of Hugging Bears and Naked Cupid Babies

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Valentine's Day is next week - pause for those who didn't know and are now in a panic. If you haven't purchased a gift for your significant other, you still have a handful of shopping days left, so make the most of them by high tailing it to the nearest store - online or in real life.

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Aubrie Layne and Laura Landry Bring Lucky Cat Beauty Studio to Montrose

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Photos by Cherise Luter
If you have ever seen an Elaine Turner photo shoot or David Peck lookbook, chances are you have seen the work of Aubrie Layne. The world renowned makeup artist has evolved from the bright eyed beginner, to Global Makeup Artist for Houston based beauty giant Laura Mercier Cosmetics, to go-to girl for the female movers and shakers of Houston. Now, she can add studio owner to that list with the recent opening of Lucky Cat Beauty Studio. Layne, with co-founder, beauty business guru, and fellow Laura Mercier veteran Laura Landry, is on a mission to bringing professional level services and products to the people, especially people like me with a deep seeded fear of the makeup counter.


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5 Hidden Shopping Gems in Almeda Road Corridor

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Almeda Road isn't just the street just west of Highway 288 running between Downtown and the Museum District. It is also a cultural and commercial center poised for revitalization. In fact, it is that centralized location near Downtown and the museums that makes Almeda an area to watch and people are watching.

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5 Last-Minute Gifts for the Renaissance Man in Your Life

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My first last-minute-shopping-ideas article was for the men shopping for women, but I couldn't help the guys without lending a hand to my girls, too. For those shopping for a gentleman, a man into style, grooming and the finer things in life, he will love one, if not all, of my suggestions. You are welcome, ladies.


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5 Last-Minute Gifts for the Fashion-Obsessed Lady in Your Life

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I know what you are feeling. The panic that creeps up your spine when you realize we are less than one week away from Christmas and you have not finished your shopping. Fear not, if your loved one is a fan of fashion, I have a few last minute suggestions that are easy to find, and sure to be a success - some you can buy without leaving the house.

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Katie Scott Merges Style, Spirit and Symbolism to Create Katie Design Jewelry Line

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Chic + Edgy Collection
Artists don't often place their spirituality at the center of their creativity, but Katie Scott of Katie Designs has done so and seen her career go from a superficial pursuit to a deeply fulfilling part of her life and career.

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More Houston Thanksgiving Sales and Events for Your Shopping Pleasure

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Back by popular demand, I have a whole new list of Thanksgiving Weekend sales, promotions, and special events from some of Houston's best a brightest retailers. And if you want more, then check out my first list of sales - 9 Thanksgiving Weekend Sales at Houston Stores, Avoid the Stampedes & Shop Local.


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