Flora Is Now Blooming in Landmark Glass Treehouse Perched Above Buffalo Bayou

Robin Barr Sussman

DESPITE TODAY’S CHILL and gloom, most Houstonians would say spring has sprung — and with it comes renewal and change! The first beautiful weekend of March ushered in the official opening of Flora, a modern Mexican food concept in the former Dunlavy space by The Big Vibe Group/Grant Cooper.

Lawyers By Day… Rock Stars By Night? Jam Out for a Cause at White Oak on Thursday

Chris Becker

HOUSTON INDIE-MUSIC fans know singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steven Higginbotham as the leader of The Wheel Workers, one of the city’s longest running indie-music collectives. But what you may not know is Higginbotham is also an attorney, and juggles his passion for making music with the demands of business litigation and pro bono work, work that often directly empowers and improves the lives of his clients.

Dazzling Mega-Renovations Afoot at Iconic Jewelry Store

Julia Davila

HAVING SERVED THE Houston community for nearly 50 years, family-owned I W Marks Jewelers is renovating its 7,500 square-foot retail space on Bellaire Blvd., in partnership with Houston-based firm, Identity Architects.

With Expertise in Blondes, Extensions and More, the Janelle Alexis Team Is a Go-To Salon

YOU CAN'T LIMIT Janelle to one title – Hairdresser. Her career and business has been established and built on a strong foundation. Using her two business degrees + one more in-process, this enables Janelle and the team to deliver not only a customer-focused experience, but a foundationally solid business. There is much more than meets the eye, and in sharing a little bit about Janelle, she was not only an international hair extension educator for over 14 years, but brings extensive expertise to blondes. She rounds this out with her previously launched namesake cosmetic line, which is a perfect complement to her belief that “Beauty is our Business”.

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East River 9 and Riverhouse Houston

IMAGINE EVERY RESIDENT being able to get most everything via a 15-minute-or-less walk, in a neighborhood convenient to major employment areas of Houston. That’s the vision for the fast-emerging East End district’s new multiuse development called The Plant/Second Ward, created by Concept Neighborhood, a Houston real estate investment, development and management company. Concept Neighborhood is focused on creating walkable communities combining accessible housing with innovative retail and creative maker space.

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People + Places

A CHANGE OF scenery is good for the soul. And Thompson hotel’s newest location overlooking Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park has plenty to offer those in need of checking in and chilling out. This is the brand’s fourth luxury boutique Texas property since Hyatt acquired it and expanded its reach.

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