T. Hee Greetings & Gifts' ever-changing selection of candles, party supplies, and custom-printed greeting cards brims from kaleidoscopic shelves, enriching special occasions and everyday experiences alike. The store's bevy of gifts and stationery supplies rotates regularly, bringing in a constant influx of new, distinctive products such as custom stamps ($30), custom iPhone skins ($29.95), and personalized scarves ($24). Note cards emblazoned with a name or initial, such as Crane hand-engraved initial correspondence cards, lend a personalized touch to correspondence—from lengthy love letters to passive-aggressive notes on a roommate's unwashed dishes or unfinished Frankenstein creatures. Mom agendas ($39.95–$42.95) keep parental reminders effortlessly organized, while cross-themed notepads ($7.95) spritz grocery lists with vibrant color. Party supplies and thoughtful gifts lavish guests of honor at any age, with decorative verbena bamboo candles ($27.95) ideal for grownups and Klutz face-painting books ($24.95) ideal for children and undercover CIA agents.
Master stylist, educator, and platform artist Nina Grossman traveled the country before settling in Texas. Over the course of 16 years, she honed her skills from Alaska to New York, landing in Austin in 2007 to open Luxe A Boutique Salon. Throughout her career, Grossman has mentored up-and-coming beauty pros on the art of hair design as well as the importance of listening to clients' needs and reinterpretations of show-tune classics. She's gathered a team of master stylists and color specialists, makeup artists, and aestheticians to perform services that range from haircuts and highlights to peels and threading.
Her salon's exposed-brick walls and leather chairs lend it sophistication, and damask-like patterns juxtaposed with animal prints nod to both vintage and contemporary sensibilities. In a private, chocolate-toned skincare room, associates perform fragrant facials with Éminence Organic Skin Care products, soothing complexions in the way the floral artwork soothes the mind. Afterward, women can shop for apparel and accessories in the boutique area or head to the outdoor patio to relax before reemerging into the world.