Texas Stores and Shopping

Boutique Apparel and Accessories at Bless Your Heart (38% Off). Two Locations Available.

Bless Your Heart

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

Cozy, densely packed stores stock Toms shoes and locally made jewelry

$20 for $40 Worth of Adult Toys and Novelties at Amazing Intimate Essentials

Amazing Intimate Essentials

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Massage candles, lotions, lingerie, and adult toys at shops staffed by friendly experts; officially licensed Fifty Shades of Grey products

Women’s Apparel and Accessories from Caché (50% Off)

Caché

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Day dresses, evening wear, and lifestyle separates sport eye-catching prints and rich colours, as well as demure neutral tones

$25 for $50 Worth of Hair Extensions, Tools, and Accessories at Hair Pop

Hair Pop

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Shop for hair extensions ranging from synthetic to natural Remy tresses, along with tools, styling products, and accessories

Customized Collage Blanket from Collage.com. Multiple Sizes Available from $39.99—$49.99.

Collage.com

Online Deal

$109.99 $39.99

Soft and durable fleece blanket customized with a collage pattern of your choosing and finished with personal photos

$35 for $75 Towards Red Wing Heritage Boots at Red Wing Shoe Store

Red Wing Shoe Store

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

Durable, stylish men's work boots fit to each customer's foot and available in wide range of sizes and colors

$15 for $30 Worth of Verizon Wireless Phones and Accessories at Wireless Communications

Wireless Communications

South Side

$30 $15

Wide variety of Verizon products like the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3, tablets, and accessories like cases, chargers, and speakers

Luxury-Car-Themed Models, Phone Cases, and Shirts at Platinum Car Collectibles (50% Off).

Platinum Car Collectibles

The Shops at Willow Bend

$30 $15

The store caters to the true automobile fan, who loves to celebrate cars with models, apparel, and other memorabilia

$29 for an Electric-Cigarette Starter Kit at Smoking Vapor (Up to $89.95 Value)

Smoking Vapor

Laredo

$90 $29

Electric cigarettes deliver nicotine hits synced to users’ drags without traditional cigarettes’ tobacco and toxic extras

New and Recycled Fashions and Accessories at Culture Clothing (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Culture Clothing

South Overton

$20 $10

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Pieces of vintage clothing mingle with current designer items and apparel by brands such as Michael Kors and Seven For All Mankind

E-Cigarette Starter Kit or E-Liquid from KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette (52% Off)

KINGS eLiquid & eCigarette

Online Deal

$48 $23

Stop smoking with the help of e-liquids and e-cigarette starter kits, which come with a rechargeable battery and carrying case

$9 for $20 Worth of Arts and Crafts Supplies — daniel kim

Daniel Kim's Art

Grand Prairie

$20 $9

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Cell Phone with Activation and Cell Phone Accessories (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

All In One Solution - Authorized Dealer of Cricket Wireless

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Cell-phone and smartphone accessories such as speakers, headsets, and memory cards

$38 for $60 Worth of Men's Accessories — Shangri La

Shangri La

McAllen

$60 $38

Red by Perry Ellis gives men the perfect fragrance for everyday wear in a 100-milliliter bottle

Custom Phone Case at IcaseU (Up to 52% Off)

IcaseU

Multiple Locations

$39.99 $19

Personalized phone case made from your photo or a stock image; available for Apple, Samsung, LG, and BlackBerry models

$11 for $20 Worth of Gift Baskets — Just Be Cuz Baskets

Just Be Cuz Baskets

Odessa

$20 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Jewelry and Accessories at Marc Robinson Jewelers - Treasures Custom Jewelry (Up to 61% Off)

Marc Robinson Jewelers - Treasures Custom Jewelry

Round Rock Outlet Mall

$125 $49

Store offers custom pendants, diamond rings, name-brand watches, and bracelets

Plus Size Clothing at Haberdashery Custom Apparel (45% Off)

Haberdashery

Richardson

$165 $91

Choose from more than 1,000 of the finest apparel fabrics; unlimited collar and cuff styles

$33 for $60 Worth of Gourmet Cookie Bouquets from Cookies In Bloom

Cookies In Bloom

Vista Ridge Square

$60 $33

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Gourmet cookie baskets and bouquet-style arrangements help celebrate special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and holidays

$10 for $20 Worth of Medical Supplies, Medicine, and Over-The-Counter Items at GoldStar Pharmacy

GoldStar Pharmacy

College Station

$20 $10

The staff has a combined 50 years of experience with retail pharmacy and business management, providing fast service and free delivery

$5 for $10 Worth of Specialty Batteries and Light Bulbs at Batteries Plus Bulbs

Batteries Plus Bulbs

Pearland

$10 $5

Diverse selection of batteries to power everything from power tools and vehicles to laptops and cellphones

$10 for $20 Worth of Beads, Tools, and Stringing Material at Ny6design Beads and Jewelry Supply

Ny6design Beads and Jewelry Supply

Allen

$20 $10

Wholesale jewelry shop filled with baubles of Swarovski glass and turquoise, shiny findings, and useful tools

$10 for $20 Groupon — Vapor Sense

Vapor Sense

League City

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One-Month Cell Phone Plans from Mastro Inc (Up to 54% Off)

Mastro Inc

Sugar Land

$87 $40

Contract-free cell phone plans enable unlimited talking and texting, as well as ample web browsing and video watching

$98 for $179 Worth of Jewelry — Texas Gemological Services

Texas Gemological Services

Baytown

$179 $98

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 for $20 Worth of Batteries at Batteries Plus

Batteries Plus

Pharr

$20 $10

Storeroom filled with more than 40,000 batteries keeps everything from laptops and UPS units to motorcycles and cars going strong

$20 for $40 Worth of Women's Clothing and Accessories at The Crossing

The Crossing

New Braunfels

$40 $20

FDJ jeans, Lisette pants, Foxcroft wrinkle-free blouses, Gretty tops, Pandora bracelets and beads, and CC Resorts shoes

$11 for $20 Worth of General Merchandise at Why Not Envy Me?

Why Not Envy Me?

Spring

$20 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 for $30 Worth of Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements at Nutrishop

Nutrishop

Cedar Park

$30 $15

Trained staff and certified sports nutritionists help clients pick supplements to achieve fitness goals, such as weight loss and muscle gain

Home Decor and Furniture at The Naked Mermaid (50% Off)

The Naked Mermaid

Galveston

$20 $10

Sea-inspired boutique brims with furniture and decor such as clocks and wall hangings—many of which are crafted by local artisans

$10 for $20 Groupon — Amy's Royal Vapors

Amy's Royal Vapors

Bedford

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Skincare Products from Instantly Ageless (Up to 50% Off)

Instantly Ageless

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Anti-aging skincare products, including moisturizers, face and lip scrubs, and a cosmeceutical serum dubbed "facelift in a bottle"

Smoothies, Coffee Drinks, and Vitamins at Smart Drinks & Nutrition (Half Off). Three Options Available.

Smart Drinks & Nutrition

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Smoothies made with fresh fruits, nutritional supplements, and protein free of preservatives and powders; stock of Blueblonnet vitamins

$10 for $20 Toward any E-cigarette Starter Kit

MotoVape

Cedar Hill

$20 $10

E-cig shop with a bar-like atmosphere and knowledgeable staff on hand to help clients find the right vaping accessories for them

Apparel and Accessories at Anna's Hope Chest Resale Shop (50% Off)

Anna's Hope Chest Resale Shop

Hurst

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$11 for $20 Worth of Greeting Cards and Gifts at Martha's Hallmark

Martha's Hallmark

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Rotating collection of cards, gifts, and LSU-themed merchandise

Wedding and Prom Dresses at Impression Bridal Store (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Impression Bridal Store

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Brows a selection of fashion forward dresses by designers such as Da Vinci, Simone Carvalli, and Yumi Katsura

$25 for $50 Worth of Arts and Crafts Supplies — Froggy Fibers and Gifts

Froggy Fibers And Gifts

Hudson

$50 $25

Needle felt a project in one night! Wool roving and barbed needles create jewelry and collectibles. Very user friendly!

$10 for $20 Worth of Haircare — Beauty Within Hair Supply

Beauty Within

Farmers Branch

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Apparel and Accessories at Pink Lemonade (43% Off)

Pink Lemonade

Kyle

$35 $20

Boutique with a variety of hand-selected women's clothes and handmade accessories for ladies of all ages

Pottery, Home Furnishings, and Dining Accessories at Polmedia Polish Pottery & Stoneware Outlet (50% Off)

Polmedia Polish Pottery & Stoneware Outlet

Seguin

$50 $25

More than 60,000 pieces of Polish pottery and stoneware line the shelves at eclectic warehouse space

$12 for $20 Worth of Electronic Cigarettes at LeCig Electronic Cigarettes

LeCig Electronic Cigarettes

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Starter kits complete with e-cigarette, charger, and cartomizers; disposable e-cigarettes; high-resistance atomizers

E-Cigarettes at Premium Vapor Club (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Premium Vapor Club

Greenfield Village

$20 $10

Electronic cigarettes provide the taste and experience of smoking without the harmful chemicals or odor

$35 for $70 Groupon — Potent Smokables E-Cigs

Potent Smokables E-cigs

Clifton By The Sea

$70 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 for $99 Worth of Computer Software — Improve My Credit GPS

Improve My Credit Gps

Humble

$99 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$32 for $50 Worth of Women's Clothing — Crafters From The Heart

Crafters From The Heart

Levelland

$50 $32

Clothing for women and children; we also have plus sizes up to 3X

$20 for $40 Worth of Women's Clothing and Accessories at GracieGene's Boutique

GracieGene's Boutique

San Antonio

$40 $20

Baby clothing, junior looks, and women's boutique fashions from functional to expressive; locally handmade products available

$149 for $297 Groupon — Rugged Depot

Rugged Depot

Magnolia

$297 $149

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 for $20 Groupon — Head to Toe Beauty & Skincare

Head To Toe Beauty & Skincare

San Antonio North

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Women's Jewelry and Accessories at XsBaggage (50% Off). Two Options Available.

XsBaggage

Webster

$20 $10

Stylish, high-end rings, bracelets, necklaces, and apparel for women; wedding accessories available

E-cigarettes and Accessories at The Vapor House (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

The Vapor House

Whitewright

$20 $10

E-cigarettes and accessories, including starter kits, e-liquids in a variety of flavors, and wicks and coils

$100 or $300 Toward Furnishing at FurnitureBasix (Up to 51% Off)

FurnitureBasix

FurnitureBasix

$100 $49

Elegant pieces for dining rooms, home offices, bedrooms, and living rooms

Bridal-Gown or Sweet 16–Dress Purchase or Rental or Gown Cleaning at Charmed Wear Boutique (Up to 60% Off)

Charmed Wear Boutique

San Antonio

$600 $299

Elegant bridal gowns and bright quinceañera and Sweet 16 dresses available for purchase or rental

Ballpark in Arlington Seats and Bottoms from The Cowboy House (55% Off). 5 Options Available.

The Cowboy House

Lake Dallas

$350 $159

Seat bottoms with images and complete seats taken from The Ballpark in Arlington

$39 for $100 Worth of Framing Services at Fastframe

Fastframe

Gateway

$100 $39

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Custom framing services using high-quality materials backed by a lifetime guarantee

$5 for $10 at 2econd Chances

2econd Chances

Fort Worth

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

$15 for $30 Worth of Books, Games, and Educational Materials at Adventures in Learning

Adventures in Learning

Ranchland West

$30 $15

Educational puzzles, games, workbooks, and toys mask learning with play

$11 for $20 Worth of E-liquids for Electronic Cigarettes at Rock N Roll Vapes

Rock N Roll Vapes

Arlington

$20 $11

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E-liquids for e-cigs can be customized to change the type and strength of the flavor, the pg/vg ratio, and nicotine levels in the vapor

$63 for $114 Worth of Jewelry — PARAMOUNT JEWELERS

Paramount Jewelers

Plano

$114 $63

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 for $40 Worth of Women's Fashion Apparel, Statement Jewelry, and Shoes at Accessory Touch

Accessory Touch

Preston Smith

$40 $20

Boutique stocks on-trend statement jewelry, tank tops, sandals, and scarves adorned with edgy details such as studs and animal prints

Personalized Jewelry from AJ's Collection (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

AJ's Collection

Online Deal

$40 $20

Sterling-silver bracelets, charms, and guitar picks are stamped with personalized messages or the names of loved ones

$11 for $20 Worth of Candles, Home Decor, Jewelry, and Novelty Snacks at Something Old Something New

Something Old Something New

Grand Prairie

$20 $11

Old-fashioned general store stocks a range of candles, local art and antique pieces, and novelty snacks, including many Texas–made products

$300 for $600 Groupon — The Hair Boutique

The Hair Boutique Beauty Supply

Pearland

$600 $300

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$99 for $220 Worth of Haircare — Great Hair Straightener

Great Hair Straightener

Sugar Land

$220 $99

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Wood Furnishings at The Old Galveston Trading Company (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Old Galveston Trading Company

Galveston

$20 $10

Wooden benches, sculptures, and hutches carved from Indonesian teak

$29 for $50 Worth of Children's Clothing — Maly and Me Boutique

Maly And Me

Grapevine

$50 $29

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$99 for $180 Worth of Makeup — FACES

Facesbymel

Fairfield At Grant Road

$180 $99

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 for $60 Worth of Electronic Cigarettes at Tobacco Express

Tobacco Express

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

E-cigarettes provide flavorful puffs of nicotine without the smoke or ash of traditional cigarettes

Smoking and Tobacco Accessories at Live Oak Liquors and Smoke Shop (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Live Oak Liquors and Smoke Shop

Live Oak

$40 $20

Variety of smoking and tobacco accessories, such as glass and water pipes, cigar cutters, mixers, e-juices, and vaporizers

E-Cigs and Accessories at Ez Smoke & Vapor (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available

Ez Smoke & Vapor

Webster

$50 $25

Electronic water-vapor cigarettes deliver fixes without smoke, fire, tar, or cigarette smell

$10 for $20 Worth of Cell Phones and Mobile Accessories at Wireless Express

Wireless Express

Houston

$20 $10

Electronic specialists stock cell phones, prepaid packages, tablets, speakers, and accessories for a variety of brands

$15 for $30 Worth of Custom-Fitted Toe Rings and Anklets at Tias Toe Rings and Things

Tias Toe Rings and Things

San Antonio

$30 $15

Custom-fitted gold and sterling-silver toe rings and anklets ring feet with bands of hearts, dolphins, and other patterns

$10 for $20 Worth of E-Cigarettes and Accessories at Create A Cig

Create A Cig

Far North Dallas

$20 $10

Smokers cut down on tar and pollutants with vaporized puffs of flavor and nicotine from an e-cigarette

Watch Battery Replacement or Jewelry Repair at Austin Classic Watch and Jewelry (Up to 53% Off)

Austin Classic Watch and Jewelry

Austin

$25 $12.50

Knowledgeable staff with more than 100 years of combined experience replaces dead watch batteries and repairs all manner of fine jewelry

$9 for $16 Worth of Custom Clothing — Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of West 7th

Big Frog Custom T-shirts & More

Fort Worth

$16 $9

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$7.50 for Knife Sharpening at Nuts and Bolts Hardware ($15 Value)

Nuts and Bolts Hardware

Arlington

$15 $7.50

Techs make quick work of dulled knives, restoring a keen edge

Kid's Clothing and Accessories at Olive Mae (Up to 51% Off)

Olive Mae

Plano

$50 $25

Come in for a fitting and work with our designer to make a beautiful, custom dress for your little one

Sports Gear and Equipment or Baseball Glove Relacing at Play It Again Sports - Lubbock (Up to 45% Off)

Play It Again Sports - Lubbock

Lubbock

$20 $11

New and gently used brand-name sports and fitness equipment

Used Games, Board Games, and Card Games at Game Quest (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Game Quest

Amarillo

$20 $11

Shop stocks beloved card games, such as Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon; Nintendo, Gameboy, and X-Box games; and Dungeons & Dragons

Select Local Merchants

Bernie’s Burger Bus

It’s a very rare thing to see people looking excited while waiting in line outside a school bus. But rather than whisk disgruntled kids to school, this bus is staying parked long enough to serve up old school burgers and fries made entirely from scratch. Each of the burgers––which bear school-appropriate names like the study hall, the subsitute, and the homeroom––is made using a blend of three cuts of black angus beef, before being topped with ingredients like homemade ketchup, pickles, and thick-cut bacon, and placed between freshly baked buns. The study hall sizzles with slow-braised pork belly, Spanish onions, and homemade BBQ sauce, while the substitute swaps everyday lettuce and tomato for bleu cheese, bacon, burgundy-laced mushrooms, and caramelized onions. Of course, even diners with perfect attendance like to shake up their lunchtime routine now and again, and so Chef Bernie creates a globally-inspired daily special, the field trip, which might feature anything from German pretzels and mustard to spicy Mexican guacamole. Thanks to its from-scratch philosophy, Bernie’s Burger Bus has won numerous awards, including the title of best food truck from the My Table Culinary Awards, and "best burger" from the Houston Press. But there's another list earning even more buzz at Bernie's: the detention list. Customers who order Bernie's detention burger––two angus beef patties sandwiched between two applewood bacon grilled cheese sandwiches, and topped with crispy onions, cheddar, and all the fixings––are rewarded with a spot on Bernie's prestigious detention list, only if they finish the mammoth mess or smash it in into a locker.

1953 Montrose Boulevard
Houston,
TX
US

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

849 E Commerce St
San Antonio,
TX
US

Though Casie Caldwell loved posh restaurant salads, she couldn’t afford to eat them on a regular basis. And casual salad bars, though inexpensive, were too often stocked with limp iceberg lettuce and tasteless tomatoes. Frustrated by this state of affairs, Casie quit her corporate job and opened Greenz, where she filled reasonably priced salads with gourmet ingredients such as brie, portobello mushrooms, and daikon. Her hard work quickly paid off; Greenz’s tasty, healthy food drew a wealth of media attention from the likes of WFAA’s Good Morning Texas, the Dallas Observer, the Dallas Business Journal, and Examiner.com. Soon, Casie was launching additional Greenz locations across the state.

Although their menus vary slightly, each of these spots draws diners in with fresh ingredients in creative combinations. Goat cheese and crumbled bacon rest on foundations of mesclun greens, baby spinach, and chopped romaine. Hawaiian influences come out in a salad topped with pineapple and seared ahi tuna, and Asian flavors yield a medley of panko-breaded shrimp, daikon, and wasabi peas. Diners can also design their own salads or transform them into wraps that, like babies born during a blanket shortage, are snugly swaddled in tortillas. The menu also extends to meatier options, such as a barbecued-pork sandwich or the turkey-chili soup featured on CBS DFW’s list of the Best Bread Bowls in DFW.

4023 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas,
TX
US

Andrea Martin founded Jackie's Play & Stay so no dog owner would have to endure the same experience she had after boarding her four-year-old border collie, Jackie. After dropping her off on a Friday, Andrea picked an ill Jackie up on Sunday. Her rapidly declining health suggested some form of poisoning, and she soon passed. Determined not to let Jackie's death be in vain, she founded a daycare and boarding facility where owners could feel secure every time they parted with their best friends.

Today, Andrea and her caretakers earn owners' and dogs' trust by getting to know each four-legged guest individually to ease their transitions in and out of Jackie's Play & Stay. They also keep the 14,000-square-foot facility meticulously clean, using disinfectants that target canine viruses and fungi. Believing that a tired dog is a happy dog, the staff supervises indoor and outdoor play and socializing. They provide small dogs with their own play space, and welcome dogs to relax on their own if that's what they prefer. The facility’s suites for overnighters are climate-controlled, with dog beds and relaxing music that plays through the night. The staff also encourages owners to leave their pets with a familiar item, such as a favorite blanket or the neighborhood fire hydrant. Beyond daycare and boarding, Jackie's Play & Stay extends to grooming and training, where dogs learn everything from basic obedience to how to drive stick. Today, Andrea and her caretakers earn owners' and dogs' trust by getting to know each four-legged guest individually to ease their transitions in and out of Jackie's Play & Stay. They also keep the 14,000-square-foot facility meticulously clean, using disinfectants that target canine viruses and fungi. Believing that a tired dog is a happy dog, the staff supervises indoor and outdoor play and socializing. They provide small dogs with their own play space, and welcome dogs to relax on their own if that's what they prefer. The facility’s suites for overnighters are climate-controlled, with dog beds and relaxing music that plays through the night. The staff also encourages owners to leave their pets with a familiar item, such as a favorite blanket or the neighborhood fire hydrant. Beyond daycare and boarding, Jackie's Play & Stay extends to grooming and training, where dogs learn everything from basic obedience to how to drive stick.

3822 Airport Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

More than 325 bottles of international wine fill Zambrano Wine Cellar’s shelves and its climate-controlled wine cellar, arranged by chef, wine enthusiast, and owner Cef Zambrano. When not hobnobbing with celebrities such as Harrison Ford, Nolan Ryan, and Katie Couric, Zambrano coordinates a menu of bistro fare to harmonize with his library of wine selections, which received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2009. Zambrano presents updated takes on Mediterranean favorites, crafting small plates of escargot broiled in garlic butter and shallots, as well as four types of bruschetta topped with tomato, chicken, duck, or fillet tips. Diners can dive into shared nibbles with custom plates of international meats and cheeses or pizzas topped margherita-style or with signature spanish ham.

Zambrano’s prized glass wine cellar sits behind a smooth stone bar, inlaid with variegated amethyst that glows as it catches the light better than an outfielder with a magnifying glass. While perched at its high-backed leather banquettes, diners can sip from the 50-plus list of wines by the glass while gazing at a flat-screen TV in the corner or admiring the custom art on the dining room’s exposed-brick walls. In the front of the dining room, gauzy orange curtains frame sheets of sunlight that illuminate simple wooden tables, each adorned with a single flower that provides color and an amuse-bouche for hungrier guests. A sidewalk patio offers al fresco dining and bustling sights of Sundance Square.

910 Houston St
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Con’s Organic Spa owner Con Ciecko isn't just an expert in the beauty industry. She's also a reiki master and a medical tattoo technician. These specialties, along with her education and training at Michigan and California institutes, have prepared her to execute services that both beautify and relax her clients. Besides kneading muscles with several massage modalities, she cleanses skin with organic facials, bronzes limbs with airbrush tanning, and administers makeup applications for weddings or black-tie viewings of TV weddings. Joined by a skilled staff that includes her daughter Kiya, a massage therapist and nail technician, Ciecko infuses her new spa confines with a welcoming and personable vibe as she helps her clients develop their own signature looks.

720 S Stanton St
El Paso,
TX
US