The Buzz in the Bayou

by Roseann Rogers

the Buzz Lady

 

Neighborhood Vineyard

Thirty miles west of Houston in Fulshear Creek Crossing, they’re bottling their own wine from grapes grown in neighborhood vineyards. With the help of Houston winemaker Simon Payne, who supervised creating a customized recipe at Vintner’s Own Winery, the first vintage produced an impressive 750 bottles of Blanc de Bois. To sample new neighborhood wine, you can stop by any model home at Fulshear Creek Crossing. Fulshearcreekcrossing.com

Cakes, Glorious Cakes

Coming up with cakes is something Three Brothers Bakery knows a little something about. The family-owned and operated business recently expanded its empire with a new concept bakery cafe in the Memorial City area. With nearby Memorial Hermann Hospital, residential, and retail shops, it was the perfect fit for the bakery-coffee house. According to owner and fifth-generation baker Bobby Jucker, this is the first of many expansions that focuses on cafe services with take-out, breads, pastries, cupcakes, and free WIFI. 12393 Kingsride Lane.

 

 

Local Designers

Summer is almost here and while retailers have the store shelves stocked and racks full of the latest trends, designers have already sprouted their fall collections. Kate Kills Pretty, which debuted during New York Fashion Week, is the new line by sisters Aries and Autumn Milan. The whimsical, feminine collection, with a flash of rebellion, is inspired by their roots growing up in Hawaii. While August resides in Maui, Aries is focusing on her life-long obsession of fashion with her River Oaks boutique, Coquette. 1848 Westheimer. 713-527-7377.

 

Fashion Stylist

Before celebrities grace the red carpet, they call professional stylists like Rachel Zoe to create their special look. Former model-turned-fashion stylist Ashley Allen is back from the Big Apple to provide her services to fashionistas all around Houston. Style packages include everything from the Very Vogue Vacation for the glamorous jet-setter to the Basic Bump: Top 10 basics and classy cuts to bump up your wardrobe.  You can contact Ashley at 281-475-7136.

 

Beauty Buzz

What’s the buzz with Botox and Dysport? Plastic surgeon Dr. Forrest Roth is here to give us the inside scoop. “Botox and Dysport are prescription medicines that are injected into muscles to correct facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows in patients 18 to 65 years old,” says Roth. Both are temporary. However, Botox has been around a little longer with an FDA approval in 2002, while Dysport was approved in 2009.  Patients who are allergic to cow’s milk protein should not have Dysport. The differences between the two are similar to the differences between Coke & Pepsi. Dysport is a little less expensive than Botox. So really it comes down to a personal preference. Plasticsurgeonwestave.com or 713-559-9300.

Baby Ready Grandparents

Premier Baby Planning is now branching out to provide Grandparent Boot Camp in an effort to close the gap between grandparents and new parents. The boot-camp focuses on health, safety, and most importantly, communication. Grandparents learn everything from infant CPR, car seat safety, viruses and newborn care, crying and swaddling techniques. The cost is $75 per person. For more information, go to premierbabyplanning.com

 

Chic Kids

A new and unique shopping experience is coming to the Houston-area.   At AnDi’s Closet you will find new and kindly worn upscale designer children’s clothing, for boys and girls, in sizes newborn to 12.  Stop by their upcoming trunk shows to find incredible deals on apparel from European and US designers including:  Burberry, DKNY, GUCCI, Hannah Banana, Haven Girl, Haute Baby, Jacadi Paris, Ralph Lauren, True Religion Brand Jeans and many others.  AnDi’s Closet will help your children be the best-dressed kids in town…for the right price.  Monday,  June 11 – Michael Saldana Salon (Midtown), 1319 W. Webster Street, Houston – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For information on consigning your children’s clothes with AnDi’s Closet, go to www.andisclosethouston.com

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