Rubies, Diamonds and Emeralds, Oh My!

Jewelry stars celebrate blingy new venture with Tootsies at swank cocktail party

Jewelry stars celebrate blingy new venture at swank cocktail party

News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Mary Dee Holtzapple, Elizabeth Stein, Tony Bradfield
Mary Dee Holtzapple and Elizabeth Stein check out the Tenenbaum jewels with Tony Bradfield. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015,
A 1960s moonstone and diamond necklace, sunflower brooch comprised of kunzite and green tourmaline, and amethyst and diamond earrings. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Fady Armanious, Kevin Black, Tony Bradfield
Fady Armanious, Kevin Black, Tony Bradfield. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Fay Fitzsimons, Allyson Camp, Elise Swann
Fay Fitzsimons, Allyson Camp, Elise Swann. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Meagan Thomason, Christina Stith
Meagan Thomason, Christina Stith. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Betty DuBose, Price DuBose
Betty Dubose, Price Dubose. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Jana Arnoldy, Scotty Arnoldy
Jana Arnoldy, Scotty Arnoldy. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Monica Bickers, Meredith Riddle Chastang
Monica Bickers, Meredith Riddle Chastang.  Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Name, Patrick Darby, Patti Murphy
Marissa Starling, Patrick Darby, Patti Murphy. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Elizabeth Stein, name, Ellie Francico
Elizabeth Stein, Allison Flikerski, Ellie Francisco. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Hallie Vanderhider
Hallie Vanderhider. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Martha Adger, Jim Madget, Donna Wilson
Martha Adger, Jim Madget, Donna Wilson. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Tamar Mendelssohn
Tamar Mendelssohn. Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015,
Photo by Jenny Antill
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Mary Dee Holtzapple, Elizabeth Stein, Tony Bradfield
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015,
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Fady Armanious, Kevin Black, Tony Bradfield
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Fay Fitzsimons, Allyson Camp, Elise Swann
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Meagan Thomason, Christina Stith
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Betty DuBose, Price DuBose
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Jana Arnoldy, Scotty Arnoldy
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Monica Bickers, Meredith Riddle Chastang
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Name, Patrick Darby, Patti Murphy
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Elizabeth Stein, name, Ellie Francico
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Hallie Vanderhider
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Martha Adger, Jim Madget, Donna Wilson
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015, Tamar Mendelssohn
News, Tenenbaum at Tootsies, Dec. 2015,

Even with plans underway to move Tenenbaum headquarters from its long-time location on Post Oak Boulevard to Westheimer, owners Kevin Black and Tony Bradfield have already taken a step into Upper Kirby. The duo celebrated their brand new venture with Tootsies at a swank cocktail party there earlier this week.

A well-heeled throng poured in to toast the marriage of Tootsies jewelry department and Tenenbaum Classic Jewelers. Tootsies creative director Fady Armanious and jewelry buyer Robin McCann welcomed guests such as Jana and Scotty Arnoldy and Jo and Jim Furr, who were eager to explore the dazzling display cases brimming with very serious jewelry.

Armanious explained the logic behind the new relationship saying that with the addition of Tenenbaum items Tootsies becomes a one-stop shopping destination for women who buy designer wear and can afford suitable jewelry to complement their purchases.

Tenenbaum's Christina Stith added that they will change out the display cases every 45 days giving potential customers an ongoing look at the variety of merchandise that Tenenbaum carries.

In early 2016, the jewelry store will move to its new location at the corner of Westheimer and West Lane, a stone's throw from the high-end River Oaks District. At 6,000 square feet, the new two-story shop will allow for expansion.

Checking out Tootsies new resident were Elizabeth Stein, Laura Stein, Price DuBose, Betty DuBose, Hallie Vanderhider, Martha Adger and Jim Madget, Donna Wilson, Tamar Mendelssohn, Allison Flikerski, Patrick Darby, Karen Turner-Smith and Ellie Francisco.

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