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Fashion food: Hip new Montrose boutique turns its shop into a dining hall

Hip new Montrose boutique turns its shop into a dining hall

Montrose Shop dinner series
Guests enjoyed lemon olive oil cake catered by The Mission Collective, and hand-painted succulents by Hannah Anderson. Courtesy photo

What: The Montrose Shop Dinner Series

Where: The Montrose Shop

The 411: Juley Le and Kim Nguyen of Montrose Shop hosted a dinner series bringing together a small group of Houstonians to celebrate the vision behind the boutique. The shop, which is nestled in the heart of the beloved Montrose neighborhood, opened in February and has attracted shoppers with its minimalist and clean aesthetic.

For one night, the shop transformed into an whimsical, artsy dining hall, filled with hand painted succulents and greenery. The family-style dinner was symbolic of the mission of Montrose Shop, which aims to be a place for the Houston community to come together. Dinner attendees broke bread together over glasses of wine and enjoyed fresh ancient grains salad and sweet potato tamales made by Chef Tyna Hoang of The Mission Collective, an Austin-based catering company.

The night ended with lemon olive oil cake and an acoustic performance by popular Houston singer Hannah Anderson. Montrose shop owners Le and Nguyen hope to continue the dinner series in the future while continuing to make the boutique a space for Houstonians to connect. 

Who: A few of those who attended were store director Tuvy Nguyen, Issa Chou of Yellow Magazine, Carra Sykes, Christian Watson, Kristina Braly of Pretty Shiny Sparkly.