Harmony Blue was designed to empower women to embrace their beauty in every form, fashion or flaw. Every woman has uniqueness about her but shares the same desire to sustain the look and spirit of beauty. Indulge in the essentials all women possess, the beauty of character and undeniable love of oneself, wholeheartedly.
CultureMap is exactly that: a map that plots routes to the most dynamic and compelling cultural events in Houston via a daily digital magazine. An in-house team of editors, photographers, and writers provides real-time coverage of breaking news and local art, fashion, dining, and musical events, as well as social happenings and zoo-escapee updates. They couple their expertise with a savvy team of contributors, creating a singular unit available on the web and on a mobile platform. Recent reports include features on the Houston Texans, coverage of Fashion Houston, and an exploration of Yo-Yo Ma’s recent concert.
An online wine community, Bottlenotes connects vino enthusiasts in the pursuit of discussing wines, getting recommendations, and connecting with experts. Staff members organize public interactive tastings in 10 major cities, gathering people of varying experience to sample vintages and blends from around the world or from a particular region. Each interactive event expands into creative spaces, such as art galleries and museums, emulating the ancient practice of how artists celebrate their paintings' birthdays. Bottlenotes' online wine collection—supplied through retailer Sherry-Lehmann—gives enophiles a communal browsing space for popular tipples. To help guide purchases, the website's interactive forum lets commenters share their tasting notes and wine ratings for each bottle. A daily e-newsletter also fills subscribers' inboxes with articles discussing interesting winemakers, wine-related products, and winemaking regions, keeping them up-to-date on current wine trends and the migration patterns of grapes.
Finger Furniture, which has been family owned and operated for the past 50 years, has a 100,000-square-foot showroom holding a wide selection of home furnishings and décor. Let the expert staff inform you of potential items, such as the 2'x3' Rizzy Rugs Jute rug ($10), which adds grace and style to hardwoods marred by fingernail scratches, and accent pillows ($29/ea), which can be used for sleeping or lying really still and pretend-sleeping. A Stein World folded-ribbon table lamp ($139) sets the mood for dreaming atop a Provence headboard and footboard from Largo ($200). Finger Furniture also carries Urban Leather for custom-designed sofas and chairs. While browsing the furniture selection, stop by the Houston Sports Museum, an on-site haven for sports memorabilia.
Founded in 1964, Houston Antiques Dealers Association is just shy of antique status itself. The organization tirelessly promotes the exchange of beautiful, storied goods through its biannual shows, which gather many international antiques dealers and designers together and provide a portion of proceeds to many local charities.
Because the vendors sell thousands of wares?everything from vintage jewelry to heirloom china to antique robot vacuum cleaners?the show can be somewhat overwhelming. That's why the association encourages visitors to attend shows held throughout the year to learn more about antiques and gain the confidence to make informed purchases. Of course, HADA also makes sure its vendors possess a suitable level of expertise, display plenty of enthusiasm, and regularly don a thick coat of dust.
The 2004 MLB All-Star Game. The longest baseball game in postseason history. Craig Biggio’s 3,000th hit. For a stadium that just opened in 2000, Minute Maid Park has already hosted its share of memory-making moments. Astros fans pack the field’s 40,963 seats during baseball season. The Astros invite fans to take in full-field views from luxury boxes and terrace decks or track players from seats along the first and third baselines situated within 43 feet of the game's action. The stadium welcomes teams and performers from across the spectrum of sports and entertainment. Whether tracking the pitch during international soccer face-offs or jamming to tunes of artists including Madonna and Taylor Swift, visitors stay comfortable beneath a retractable roof designed to combat the unique climate conditions that Texas weather can present.
Designed with Texas’s railway history in mind, the park blends naturally into the classic red brick and glass looks of nearby Union Station. A full-sized vintage locomotive runs intermittent trips along 800 feet of track along the left-field wall, giving fans a glimpse of Wild West transportation and the lead character of next summer’s Cowboys Vs. Transformers.