Rachel Carlson

In a year when spirits are running low, Rachel Carlson is slinging some of her own! Carlson is serving drinks and spreading joy with her Instagram-worthy mobile bar company, Traveling Spirit.

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Perfect Setting

Jeweler Richard van der Dys brings a polished pedigree and personal touch to his newly expanded Woodlands showroom.

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Richard van der Dys fulfilled a lifelong dream when he opened his independent jewelry boutique in The Woodlands Waterway Square back in 2018. The sparkly shop quickly drew attention, both from new visitors and from longtime customers who knew Vander Dys — a 30-year industry veteran — during his days as manager of the area’s now-shuttered Donoho’s Jewellery. After a year in biz, Vander Dys Fine Jewelers doubled its footprint, taking over the art gallery downstairs. And with new designer acquisitions and one-of-a-kind custom pieces in the works, 2020 is shaping up to be an equally dazzling year.

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