Get your closets, paws, and stomachs ready.
1. HORTŪS NAILWORKS
This Lower East Side salon is the natural beauty’s dream manicure destination. Not only are they committed to using organic, non-toxic products to ensure quality, freshness, end effectiveness, but they also have strong nail art game. Seriously, check out their Instagram. Plus, any salon that offers green tea in mason jars is our mason jar of tea.
2. AWL & SUNDRY
Every stylish guy knows that it’s the shoes that make the outfit, and they also know to get their custom footwear designed at Awl & Sundry. The NYC-based brand allows you to design shoes that are hand-tailored to your feet and choose from various styles, shapes, design details, colors, and textures. You can even have them monogrammed if you’re feeling fancy. But the best part? You can view your 3D designs in real time as you’re going through the process.
And to go with his new custom shoes? A custom suit, of course. But LABEL is more then a brand name, it’s a philosophy built on the idea that all individuals are unique, and that your clothing should reflect that… We do have to wear it every day (well, some of us). LABEL will help guide you through every decision — from fabric, to fit, to finish — to help achieve your completely personalized look.
4. BING BANG NYC
Minimal jewelry has been reigning supreme as the top jewelry trend for a while now. And if you’ve hopped on board, you can thank us now for introducing you to Bing Bang… If you didn’t know about them already. Bing Bang has mastered the art of creating modern yet timeless jewelry that’s simple enough to wear every day, but bold enough to make a serious statement, a.k.a. the downtown girl’s dream jewelry collection.
5. HOP TO BEER
Shout out to our fellow beer snobs. Hop to Beer offers beer tastings and classes to help you learn more about the brews you love. The most popular class is the Beer Appreciation Class, but you can choose from others such as The Science of Beer, The Lager Revolution and more. Book your class now before you get too thirsty… And because it’s the freakin’ weekend.
This Eagle Rock home store is all about the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle (don’t get us started on our jealousy). They have everything from books, to candles, to jewelry, to a mini garden center with plants, pots, and essentials for outdoor living. Because why not hang out outside when it’s 65 degrees all year round? Sigh.
7. MADISON & RAYNE
If you’re anything like us, you hate cooking. Mostly because you lack the culinary creativity to whip up something new for dinner every week, resulting in the “spaghetti it is” downward spiral that ends in takeout yet again. This is why we not only love Madison & Rayne, but NEED Madison & Rayne. The Chicago-based company will deliver ingredients (all prepped for you ahead of time) straight to your door. So all you have to do is through them in a pot and wait for the delicious results. Sure you still have to cook and do the dishes, but you also get all the credit.
8. CITY + SKY
City girls, this one is for you. If you have an undying love for your hometown, you need to drop everything and check out City + Sky. They design gorgeous jewelry featuring the skylines of the country’s most beautiful and inspiring cities — We’re looking at you, Dallas, New York, Chicago, LA, Austin, Houston, NOLA, Seattle, and Miami. Don’t see your city on the list? They’ll customize a piece for you. We’re obsessed.
9. VILLAGE FRAME GALLERY
Houston’s one-stop shop for all things framing. We all have our special photos and art pieces that we keep meaning to get framed but never do. But now that you know about Village Frame Gallery, you can officially get your empty walls ready for a major makeover.
10. Judi McCarthy
Haven’t gotten to your spring cleaning yet? Good, because you’ll want to meet Judi McCarthy before you get to your closet. She’ll help update and clean out your closet, and then take you on one-on-one shopping sessions customized to your style, needs, and budget. Because while a spacious closet is good, a full closet stocked with new purchases is even better.