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May 28th, 2019

The Tidbits Summer Guide

Add a little shimmer to your summer. Here's what's haute in Houston.

1. Lemon Laine // Get your beauty and wellness product fix over at Lemon Laine. Located in the Heights, the adorable Instagrammable shop curates a selection of natural skincare, makeup, hair and body products along with feel good products like probiotics, vitamins, minerals and more. Grab your besties and make an appointment to have your own custom face oil made at the Oil Bar—complimentary wine included.

2. Magpies & Peacocks // You’re invited to the launch party for the new EaDo location of Magpies & Peacocks, the local non-profit design house dedicated to sustainable reuse. The event this Sat, June 1, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. features summer cocktails and bites and sustainable shopping—bring your clothes to swap and get a 10% discount.

3. Market Street The Woodlands // Sparkle like the firecracker you are. Shop for stylish summertime looks at Market Street The Woodlands, like the red-white-and-blue Firework Seersucker Dress from Vineyard Vines. And, save the date for Concert in the Park May 30 and Game of Thrones Trivia Night June 12 at Market Street.

4. Hiatus Spa + Retreat Summer Spa Membership // Get a $50 gift card for joining. For $69 a month, Summer H-circle members choose one essential service per month (think zero-gravity mani-pedi, massage, facial, acupuncture, body wrap), plus additional pampering at a discount, 10% off retail, priority booking, and discounts for your guests. Purchase by Aug. 1, 2019; use by Oct. 31, 2019.

5. Bar Method Houston - Memorial // Give SPF a whole new meaning this summer. Find your Strength, Posture, and Flexibility at The Bar Method Houston - Memorial, with 2 weeks of unlimited classes for just $35 (must be used by Aug. 15). You'll use your body weight for resistance to achieve meaningful, lasting results with this renowned low-impact, high-intensity workout.

6. Nekter Juice Bar // Taste the Nekter difference at your healthy neighborhood juice bar. Nekter is located in Bellaire, Greenway Plaza, Midtown and The Woodlands—take $2 off any 24oz smoothie, juice or açaí bowl, all handmade with energizing, fresh, nutrient-rich ingredients. Show this email or webpage at the register through June 30, 2019.

7. MALK Bevbar // Houston's first plant-based coffee bar uses 100% organic nut milk with zero additives. At the MALK pop-up inside Decatur, mention Tidbits for 50% off one drink through July 3. Get all your fave coffee drinks dairy-free—menu highlights include Iced Maple Pecan Latte, Blue Moon Tea, Iced Lil' Vamp and Matcha SuDa.

8. Utopia MedSpa // Want flawless skin? Try celeb-approved micro-channeling, also known as a Super Facial, at Utopia MedSpa—office of Dr. Franklin Rose. The transformative service uses micro needles to transport three products directly into the skin surface simultaneously—Platelet-Rich Plasma, Botox and filler. Try on your face, neck or décolletage for radiant, hydrated skin that glows.

9. Rice Village // Pull up a chair. Rice Village welcomes three buzzy new restaurants this summer. Mendocino Farms, named for the California county known for the slow food movement, offers a chef-driven, seasonally-rotating menu championing local farms and food artisans. After that, wine-driven Sixty Vines—out of Dallas—and healthy haven Sweetgreen will both open this summer.

10. Renovate // Along with stocking adorable home decor, Renovate boutique in Spring Valley has a killer section of summer fashion, accessories and jewelry at all price points. Stop by to shop the new summer apparel section—featuring beach-ready sundresses, pictured, colorful prints, tassel earrings and more.

11. Como Social Club // The hippest new hot spot in The Woodlands, Como Social Club is a poolside terrace and bar with private cabanas at The Westin, a stunning contemporary hotel overlooking the Waterway. Book a summer staycation to take in rays, shopping at Market Street, and Pavilion concerts like Thomas Rhett and Zac Brown Band.

12. Boballoons // Celebrate the moment. Blow your next party out of the park with a festive and fun oversized balloon installation from locally-owned Boballoons. From birthday and milestone celebrations to elaborate arches, team letters, shapes and monogram shout-outs, every idea adds instant wow factor. Get inspiration on their colorful, cheerful Instagram feed.

13. Desert Door // A bottle as beautiful as the spirit inside. Sotol is gaining popularity—sip Texas' own Desert Door at Goodnight Charlie's, Heights Bier Garten and The Pass & Provisions, or pick it up at a liquor store to whip up a Desert Paloma. Headed to Texas Monthly Live Houston June 7? You can sample Desert Door there.  

14. Hotel ZaZa // Take me to summer! Escape to Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District or Memorial City for the ultimate hotel pool experience. Experience perks reserved exclusively for hotel guests, like complimentary Bomb Pops. Book your summer staycation with packages that include a Summer Necessities Amenity and spa discounts.

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