It's easy to see that Sherry Summers-Ball is passionate about the human body. She has traveled throughout Texas training doctors, clinicians, and therapists in Endermologie; and she has advanced knowledge on post-surgery healing. She now runs Body BeneFits, which has received many accolades in Living Magazine's Best of The Woodlands, including best spa, med spa, facials, tanning, waxing, and massage.
Under Sherry's guidance a team of aestheticians, massage therapists, and medical professionals beautify bodies with time-tested and cutting-edge treatments. An array of body wraps, such as the Sudatonic infrared Detox wrap, help to smooth and soften the skin, whereas Endermologie treatments help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Clients can also receive services such as skin tightening, IPL, and laser hair removal. And just walking into Body BeneFits itself can help clients relax—an orchid blossoms inside the lobby, which soothes eyes with neutral tones and cradles bodies on a giant sectional sofa.
Taking its very name from an old industry term for crafting clothing exactly to clients' specifications, C Bespoke conjures handsome custom suits, shirts, blouses, and skirts sewn to fit each buyer’s unique measurements. At each of its eight locations, skilled tailors with decades of collective experience help clients personalize each step of their new wardrobe, from the selection of the cloth to the stitching of old nicknames from summer camp onto the lapel. C Bespoke cultivates strong relationships with companies throughout England, Italy, South America, and the United States, drawing in luxurious fabrics from around the world from brands such as Ermenegildo Zagna, Loro Piana, and Thomas Fisher. Stylish gents fill out custom-made suits that compose dapper silhouettes, whereas women don pantsuits, skirts, and blouses that flatter frames. In addition to creating brand-new wearables from fine materials, the talented tailors alter coats, slacks, shirts, and overcoats from a range of top labels.
Inside Potteryland's colorful studio, visitors sit at brightly painted tables and chairs as they wait for their next creative stroke of genius. Wielding brushes, stencils, and sponges, each artist gets a chance to customize their own raw ceramic bisque by layering its surface with colorful glazes. With a huge variety of forms to choose from, painters can browse the selection before choosing animal figures, dinner plates, or holiday-themed shapes. Potteryland also offers canvas-painting classes for all ages, where artists can flex their creative skills on a two-dimensional surface before taking home their completed masterpiece or donating it to a museum for safekeeping.
Within Lavo Collections’ four bustling boutiques, an ever-updating array of fashionable threads entices visitors with catwalk-ready looks displayed on jauntily posed mannequins. Billowing fabrics and curve-hugging colors abound in silhouette-flattering sundresses or business-casual blouses, and waist-slimming pencil skirts provide canvases for intricate belts, delicate jewelry, or wearable versions of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch.
What inspired you to start this business?
I was spending a ton on my own wardrobe only to find myself wearing my nice pieces only once. I wanted to save people money while still being on trend and not having to buy online at a discount only to guess whether their piece would fit.
What is your most popular offering? Designer evening gowns and cocktail dresses.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
They feel like Cinderella.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
The smile you see when they come out the dressing room and they "Say Yes to the Dress."
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Men have been borrowing tuxedos for years. Everyone feels special when they dress up and deserves to do it a few times a year, even if they host their own dress up party.
More than 25 years ago, David D. Moon established the Sam Moon Trading Co. as a wholesaler of general merchandise and fashionable handbags. Though years have passed, its philosophy has only slightly evolved—it now deals in ladies’ fashion, accessories, and home decor but maintains its commitment to wholesale pricing. Its racks support handbags from leading designers like Misha and Nicole Lee, available in fun styles such as rosette mini bags and totes. Accessories range from aviator sunglasses to scarves, and jewelry includes Geneva watches, silver and turquoise bracelets, and pearl necklace sets that shimmer like a freshly polished flashlight.