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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WITH THE TOKYO 2020 Olympics well underway and on the agenda through Sunday, we're channeling red, white, and blue style. Gold accents are a must-have. Create an at-home izakaya with recommendations from a four-time James Beard nominee, Japanese-born chef. Root for Team USA with stretch bracelets from a buzzy jewelry brand. And enjoy lunch specials at elevated casual bars and restaurants.

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Spring looks by Alice + Olivia

READY TO VENTURE back into the public eye? From happy-hour haute to glorified pajamas-gone-glam, our style guru collected five must-shop trends to revamp your style. Pack a pretty punch with pastels from head to toe, as in beautiful Alice + Olivia sets accompanied by a Balenciaga bag. Or go green, thanks to Bernadette and By Far!

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