Grand Beginnings

Spring was open season in H-Town! A fit and fab crowd hit the grand-opening party for Sweat 1000, a new gym in the Heights. ... Meanwhile in Downtown, the Catalyst apartment tower threw open its doors for 700-plus guests, who toured amenities including a half-acre pool terrace with skyline views. ... Nearby, Mike Raymond of Reserve 101 raised a glass to his new venture, the Cottonmouth Club. Its vintage decor is inspired by its location in the historic Brewster Building on Main Street. ... And shoppers delighted as they toured Paris Texas Apparel Co.’s new boutique on Woodway.


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Ancient French Wellness Cures Reimagined at Houston’s Escape Spa: The Power of Vichy

Serial entrepreneur and spa visionary LeBrina Jackson

NESTLED IN THE heart of France, the town of Vichy holds a rich history in the world of wellness and hydrotherapy. Acquiring fame for their alkaline springs in the 17th century, the Romans were among the first to recognize the therapeutic benefits of the springs. They established a French spa known as “Vichy,” which still exists today and continues to attract spa-goers from around the world to experience the transformative effects of hydrotherapy.

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Emily Peterson

THE ARTS OF Healing organization has grown tremendously over the past few years, and this spring, Tootsies hosted a crowd of 300-plus for a charitable style show featuring 20 influential physicians and medical professionals.

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A sunset cruise departing from the Pier 6 marina (photo by Sabrina Miskelly)

ALREADY KNOWN FOR fantastic views, Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House is one-upping itself. The restaurant is now offering sunset cruises on Galveston Bay through a partnership with Great Escapes Yacht Charter.

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