The Spa at the Post Oak Hotel

LOOKING FOR A Valentine’s gift that’s sure to be a hit? Gal pals and couples alike deserve a spa day now more than ever. Some of Houston’s top day spas and retreats have special offers for February, and it isn’t too early to start shopping now.
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AS A SINGLE mom and entrepreneur, Connie Leon has had her fair share of challenges — but her outlook is remarkably positive and refreshingly real. Leon’s consulting company, Creativity Well, helps small businesses and local nonprofits strategize growth and develop content. At the beginning of the pandemic, she started a podcast called 50 First Dates Hou, where she and guests talk about dating in every stage of life. She also launched the Houston Latina Collaborative, formerly known as Houston Latina Bloggers. What began as a way to network with other Latinas has now become the largest and only group of its sort in Houston, with more than 700 current members that include fellow content creators and entrepreneurs, inclusive of men, women and other ethnicities. Kick back with some pozoleand a Mexican beer, and read on to see how this hot mama answered our Q&A!
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Cantaro N.1 Vase, $150, at Paloma & Co. (photo courtesy of Fernanda Varela)

WHILE THE OMICRON variant threatens to ruin or, at the very least, change Houstonians’ plans for celebrating the new year, ringing in 2022 doesn’t have to be boring. Local décor and gift shops have everything necessary for a festive and stylish fete, however big or small! Go bold with a colorful palette, or take a neutral route and bring the outdoors in. Hostess gifts might include a curved-bottom ice bucket from Coolin’ Curve; insert your favorite bottle of bubbly into the container without fighting to get the bottle to the bottom of the ice. Cheers!

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