The Buzz in the Bayou

by Roseann Rogers

The Buzz Lady

 

Photo: Joan Marcus

The Lion King Returns!

Disney’s The Lion King is headed to Houston July 10 – August 12 as a special engagement with the Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center series. For five weeks, this cultural phenomenon will dazzle and delight audiences, bringing to life the stunning creatures of the African Savanna. Ticket prices start as low as $27.50. Tickets are available at the Hobby Center Box Office Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., all Ticketmaster outlets, and online at www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Houston, and www.LionKing.com.  Tickets can also be purchased by calling (800) 982-ARTS.

Workout FUN!

Tired of the gym and want to put some pizzazz into your workout?  The new ME Body is just the place for you. Kim Campos, formerly of Pure Body Studio, is heading up the studio that offers small group or one-on-one classes Monday through Saturday. The classes are all body exercises and are geared for fun. In addition to Pilates, barre Pilates, yoga, zumba, this summer they’ve added zumba for kids ages 5-12. Now, while the parents are doing Pilates, the kids can burn off some energy too! Class prices run from $8-$20. There is no membership and you pay as you go or buy packages. The studio is located at 18125 Egret Bay Blvd in Webster. You can also go to www.themebody.com or email contact@themebody.com

Beating the Heat

Summer is here! The activities of summer can be hard on hair color! According to stylist Bruce Grossman, the best thing to do for outdoor activities is to keep you hair covered with a hat. “When that isn’t feasible, there are products that promote UVA and UVB protectors. I would use shampoo, conditioner, and styling products with these protectors,” says Grossman.  It requires all of the products so that the protectors are layered on the hair. Every major product line will clearly identify these qualities, and yes, even some hair sprays. One of the best lines for this is L’Oreal Kerastase. There is even oil for sun and water exposure. This will also protect the condition of your hair. You may want to even try the Philip Swimcap, Straight Hair and Preem Cream. Bruce Grossman is at Michaelyndon Salon and can be reached at 713-818-3303.

Model Couple

Channel 2 News Anchor Lauren Freeman knows a little something about make-up. After all she has to apply and re-apply make-up multiple times a day to be camera ready. And, it just so happens that her husband plastic surgeon, Dr Forrest Roth knows a little something about protecting your skin.  So together, they’ve handpicked and personally used every product that they sell in their West Avenue boutique, Cameo.  Their philosophy is to offer mineral make-up (Glo) and prescription skin care (Skin Ceuticals) products that prevent, protect and correct the skin without chemical fillers and other harmful ingredients found in many over the counter products.  For example, Skin Ceuticals sunscreens contains Zinc Oxide, the only UV filter spanning the full UVA/UVB spectrum, without the harmful parabans.  Furthermore, many of the Skin Ceuticals products also contain natural ingredients, such as plankton extract, that enhance their products. To find out more visit www.cameowestave.com

Dentist Trip in Luxury

Speaking of happenings at West Ave., going to the dentist just got a whole lot more pleasurable and luxurious with the opening of BRSH Dental, a next-generation luxury dental practice. Created by native Houstonian Dr. Melicia Tjoa, BRSH Dental turns the notion of going to the dentist on its head and then some. Upon entering the second-floor marble-encased doorway and into a waiting area that is more akin to a luxury hotel lobby than dentist office, a feeling of soothing calm overcomes any fear or drudgery traditionally associated with a trip to the dentist. For an appointment call 713-660-0966 or visit www.brsh.com.

Summer Essentials

Need a hat for the pool? More Than You Can Imagine has the perfect summer Ikat Fedora and it is only $48. Of course, lots of sunbathers will also have their ipads in hand.  Now let your iPad shine with these colorful quilted sleeves. A button snap keeps your device secure and in place while the quilted patent faux-leather finish lends fashion-forward flare. Urban Expressions makes these with a handle for easier carrying. To get these items and more go to More Than You Can Imagine at 2817 Westheimer Road or go online at www.mtyci.com

Margarita Cupcake

Margaritas, the classic summer cocktail, are getting a fresh twist this summer with CRAVE Cupcake’s new Avion Tequila Margarita Cupcake for adults only.  The sweet and tart lime cake is topped with smooth Avion Anejo Tequila (the same one that had a memorable walk-on role in HBO’s Entourage) blended frosting rimmed in sugar crystals. Margarita cupcakes are available July 9-22 and sell for $3.25 a piece. CRAVE locations; West University, 5800 or 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.

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