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After Labor Day, as everyone gears up for those fabulous fall fashion finds, the ladies of Houston are still keeping it cool. While the rest of the world is reaching for cozy sweaters and pumpkin-spiced lattes, Houstonians are navigating the aisles in their summer dresses, thanks to these persistent triple-digit temperatures.

Who says you can't rock a cute sundress or a stylish pair of shorts while sipping iced coffee? Let's embrace the endless summer and find those transitional pieces that effortlessly blend the seasons.

We've rounded up a full roster of Houston designers, fall drops, and fun pop-ups to keep September's shopping season busy. So, grab the sunblock and oversized shades, and let's make shopping after Labor Day in Houston a sizzling, style-packed adventure.

Ann Made Clay

Physicians Assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center by day and polymer clay artist by night, Ann Made Clay's intricate jewelry sells out as quickly as she makes it. Stalk her Instagram feed for pre-orders and new drop announcements – her earrings are a must for this fall season.

Christina Greene Jewelry

Houston jewelry designer Christina Greene recently dropped her fall collection, including a line of new cuffs, earrings, necklaces, and rings – all containing the brand's signature turquoise stone. Shoppers can pop into her Rice Village outpost or shop online.

Christy Lynn

Luxury womenswear label Christy Lynn opened her first flagship store in Memorial. Guests can shop her newest fall collection with her signature hand-painted floral designs, beautiful skills, and one-of-a-kind fabrics.

House of Creed

The House of Creed just unveiled their latest scent, Carmina. It is a bold and sultry scent inspired by Henry Creed's fashion sketchbooks, passed down the Creed family for generations. Carmina has notes of black cherry, pink pepper, violet, and muted rose. The scent is also layered with saffron, musk, ambers, and cashmere wood. Carmina is available in the Galleria's Creed Boutique.

Elizabeth Anthony

September is a busy month at Uptown's Elizabeth Anthony. The boutique will host several trunk shows, including a Designers Evening Showcase, Derek Lam 10 Crosby pop-up, and Naeem Khan Trunk Show. Lourdes Chavez will also make a personal appearance during her Spring 2023 Collection Trunk Show. Find out more details and more information here.

Hibiscus Linens

Prepare for fall soirees and gift-giving at Hibiscus Linens. The bustling boutique will be everywhere this fall, including Round Top and the Nutcracker Market. Shoppers can stock up on exquisite embroidered cocktail napkins, linens, handkerchiefs, table linens, and the ever-popular blockprint shirt dresses.

Inclán Studio

Houston-based ready-to-wear fashion label Inclán recently dropped their fall collection with gorgeous lightweight dresses perfect for Houston's temperate climate. The Inwood Dress in the colorway Evergreen combines breathable cotton and luxurious silk perfectly. The Octavia Kaftan in Espresso is roomy and comfortable for any occasion.

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott's newest collection is live and ready to elevate game day looks. Shoppers can rep their school colors with earrings and necklace stacks. Additionally, Kendra Scott's Woodlands' Market Street location offers her newest permanent jewelry program, Sparked. The permanent jewelry collection includes dainty 14K Yellow Gold styles featuring the Eternity Diamond Cut Chain Bracelet, Eternity Satellite Chain Bracelet, Eternity Paperclip Chain Bracelet, and Eternity Rope Chain Bracelet.


PXG, a golf lifestyle company, has unveiled its latest apparel and accessory offerings designed to carry golfers and lifestyle enthusiasts through the upcoming fall and winter seasons. This drop features a curated series of must-have classic and new silhouettes with technical innovations and thoughtfully crafted details for enhanced performance on and off the golf course.

Susana Vega

After an extended run in Bergdorf's in New York City, Susana Vega's newest collection drops September 6. The Houston-based jewelry designer, best known for her earcuffs, has several designs with pearls, gold accents, and more.

Tory Burch

Personalize some new kicks at Tory Burch. Shoppers are invited to join Tory Burch for complimentary personalized laces, charms, and a monogrammed shoe bag – available with any sneaker purchase from the Good Luck Collection. Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10, noon to 5 pm. Tory Burch is located on Level 1 between Galleria Financial Center and Neiman Marcus.

Zadok Jewelers

The Post Oak jewelry store will host Watchtemberfest, inviting guests to view and shop novelties from some of the world's most renowned brands. On Saturday, September 9, guests can view extended watch collections from over 20 world-renowned brands from Watches and Wonders. From 9 am to 11 am, guests are invited to sip on coffee and view luxury cars by Indigo AutoGroup. Enjoy a beer on tap from Third Level Brewing and indulge on soft, gourmet German pretzels from Slow Dough.

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Complete fall looks with a stack of earrings from Susana Vega.

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2 haute Houston fashion designers debut new on-trend lines blooming with fab florals for spring


For Houston's fashion-conscious ladies, springtime means swapping out heavier winter fabrics for breezier options and retiring those cozy hoodies. It's always exciting to embrace dresses, skirts, and a brighter, more playful wardrobe.

This season's collections evoke a softer mood with delicate fabrics and a nod to chic minimalism, and two Houston designers boast new lines of the trend.

Christy Lynn Lee and Lyndsey Zorich recently debuted stunning new collections for those looking to add to their spring or summer closets. These Houston-based designers have crafted smartly tailored garments featuring antique-inspired patterns and comfortable yet gorgeous pieces that elevate any spring and summer fashion game.

Read on to find out how to shop these must-have collections.

Christy Lynn Collection, Wild Dusk

Christy Lynn Lee unveiled her highly anticipated Spring/Summer 2023 collection, Wild Dusk with an exclusive runway show at River Oaks District restaurant, Bari Ristorante. Christy Lynn is known for her romantic designs and use of carefully curated fabrics, including hand-painted silks, hand-drawn designs, and carefully restored floral prints.

Her latest collection is all about embracing the West's natural elegance and rugged authenticity with an Asian-inspired twist. Lee masterfully infused traditional Western silhouettes with vibrant florals, creating feminine wardrobe staples perfect for summer celebrations and travel.

This collection invites wearers to appreciate the beauty of nature with its custom prints inspired by the stunning colors of sunrises and sunsets. Each piece is crafted using only the finest lightweight fabrics, essential for warm Houston weather.

Speaking about her inspiration for the collection, Lee tells CultureMap, "This collection is a sartorial ode to the grandeur of the big Texas sky and beauty of nature in the West. By infusing iconic Western silhouettes with a blend of Asian-inspired florals and surprising hues, we've brought a modern and unique twist to these classic looks."

While Wild Dusk is available on line and in stores, those looking for even more of Lee's beautiful designs are in luck – the designer is opening a new atelier in Memorial this summer.

Lyndsey Zorich, Mason's Daughter

Mason's Daughter will be available exclusively at The Avenue, a highly curated lifestyle destination featuring apparel, gifts, accessories, and homewares from emerging and established brands. Zorich, the creative mastermind behind the exquisite lifestyle brand, is passionate about showcasing global artisans, up-and-coming designers, and one-of-a-kind vintage treasures.

The spring collection from Mason's Daughter boasts a selection of feminine pieces that are versatile and easy to mix and match. The collection features delightful details such as ruffles, scalloped edges, and flowing maxi skirts. In addition to apparel, Zorich is also working on a line of linens, tabletop pieces, and unique gifts, all of which will be making their debut later this year.

While Mason's Daughter collection is available online, Houston shoppers can visit the Westheimer location of The Avenue in person to experience Zorich's entire retail collection firsthand.

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Christy Lynn Lee at the debut of her Spring/Summer Collection, Wild Dusk.

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MFAH completes monumental task of erecting historic, 24-foot tall sculpture by star Black artist

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Score another major get for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The city’s official destination for all things fine arts is now the first museum in America to acquire, install, and showcase for permanent display a globally renowned sculpture by a rising American art star.

Satellite, a towering, 24-foot-high bronze sculpture from noted American artist Simone Leigh, has just been erected at MFAH grounds near the entry plaza of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for modern and contemporary art.

As CultureMap previously reported, the MFAH released word that it had acquired Leigh's celebrated work that headlined the 59th Venice Biennale last year. Her prominent placement made her the first Black woman to represent the U.S. at what is considered arguably the most important art event in the world.

After that history-making run, Leigh approved a U.S. display of her massive sculpture, making the MFAH piece only the second exhibition of her work — ever.

A monumental task

In the case of Satellite, the term “monumental” is more than art-speak hyperbole. In order to install the 6,000-pound, MFAH staffers spent months of planning and prepping the site for a day-long installation. As Satellite is comprised of two elements — a torso bearing four supports topped with a disc-like head — the torso was planted into place onto a reinforced, engineered cement slab by a crane operator and then fastened with 16 anchors for ultimate, safe stability.

After the torso base was securely installed, the team of engineers, art handlers, and the aforementioned crane operator gently lowered the massive disc head — measuring 10 feet across and weighing 2,980 pounds — onto the sculpture’s body.

In bringing a 3-ton, 24-foot-high sculpture to public view, Leigh paid homage to myriad, proud Black and African traditions. Meant to evoke a feeling of primal maternity and dignity, Satellite invokes the form of traditional D’mba (or nimba) headdresses carefully crafted by the Guinea’s Baga people, the ceremonial ladles of the Dan peoples, and various, vernacular traditions across the African diaspora, according to press materials.

Big sculpture, bigger issue

More than just a cultural nod, the Satellite monument is a way for Leigh to make a grand statement on an enormous issue: the historically undervalued labor – physical and intellectual – of Black women. For more than 20 years, Leigh has explored ideas of race, beauty, and a sense of community while visiting a wide range of historical periods, regions, and traditions. Notably, many of her works hark to vernacular and hand-made processes from across the African diaspora.

Fittingly, Leigh has been the subject of Leigh a nationally touring retrospective, first at the Venice Biennale and currently at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

She has also been seen solo exhibits in notable arenas such as the Guggenheim and New Museums in New York, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and many more. She has been featured prominently in a host of collections, including the Whitney and the Guggenheim, in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the ICA/Boston, and more.

Space City, a fitting home for a Satellite

Large pieces in big cities are a forte of hers, of sorts: Leigh’s equally mighty sculpture Brick House was installed on New York City’s High Line Plinth from 2019 to 2021. Now, Houston — already home to towering structures, the nation’s most diverse populace, and Johnson Space Center — is a fitting home to her iconic Satellite.

“I am certain that this powerful work will become an iconic presence in front of the Kinder Building, noted Gary Tinterow, MFAH director and Margaret Alkek Williams chair, in a press statement. “It is an honor to be the first U.S. museum to acquire Satellite and install it for permanent display, and we are thrilled to have Simone Leigh represented at the Sarofim Campus, where her extraordinary work is in the company of recent monumental works by Ai Wei-Wei, El Anatsui, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Byung Hoon Choi, Ólafur Elíasson, and Cristina Iglesias.”

Drew Brees-backed sports bar kicks off in Bay Area with Cajun classics, 60 TVs, and more

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A spacious new sports bar has opened in the Bay Area. The Houston area’s sixth Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux opens this Monday, December 4.

Located in La Porte at 10003 Spencer Highway, the new sports bar and restaurant features more than 60 TVs for following games all day. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant features three outdoor seating areas and a mini arcade with a basketball game for shooting hoops.

Founded in 2003 by former LSU basketball walk-ons Brandon Landry and Jack Warner, Walk-Ons has grown to almost 100 locations in 15 states. Former NFL star Drew Brees became a co-owner of the concept in 2015.

As one might expect, Walk-On’s puts a Cajun spin on sports bar fare. Some of its most popular scratch made dishes include chicken and sausage gumbo, shrimp and grits, fried alligator, po’ boys, and crawfish etouffee. Other options include burgers, salads, wraps, and tacos. They’re paired with an extensive selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.

“At Walk-On's, we're passionate about creating memorable experiences for our guests. Our expansion into La Porte is a testament to our dedication to providing communities with an extraordinary combination of delicious, made-from-scratch dishes and a sports-centric, fun environment.” CEO Chris Dawson said in a statement. "We look forward to becoming La Porte's go-to spot for guests supporting their favorite teams, celebrating with friends, or just enjoying a fantastic meal."

The restaurant touts its scratch-made food as one way it’s different than other sports bars. It also aims to be more family friendly than other, similar establishments and makes regular donations to local charities, schools, and other organizations.

Walk-On’s celebrated its grand opening with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and a donation of the La Porte Police Department’s Blue Santa Program. The first 100 customers had the opportunity to win free Walk-On’s for a year.

“We want to be a part of the moments that matter in our guests lives, whether big or small,” operating partner Brett Gunn added. “Beyond serving delicious food, we are committed to making a meaningful impact in this La Porte and we can't wait to become an integral part of this wonderful community.”

3 steps to get a Texas medical marijuana prescription online

Easier Than You Think

Getting a prescription for medical marijuana in Texas is easier than you think. With telemedicine appointments, Texans can get qualified from the comfort of their homes.

In 2015, the Compassionate Use Act passed, legalizing medical marijuana treatment for Texans living with intractable epilepsy.

The program has since expanded several times, allowing treatment for more than 150 conditions including PTSD, muscle spasms, neuropathy, cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, and more.

Texas Original, the leading medical marijuana dispensary in Texas, makes the process of receiving a prescription online easy. It all starts with a few simple steps:

Step 1: Schedule an appointment
To find out if you qualify for medical marijuana in Texas, schedule an appointment with a doctor registered in the Compassionate Use Program. Appointments can be completed securely online from the comfort of your home.

To connect with a doctor, visit Texas Original’s website and fill out the form. Make sure to check your email for a confirmation after submitting.

Step 2: Meet with the doctor
During your telemedicine appointment, the doctor will review your medical records and confirm if you are eligible for medical marijuana in Texas, then discuss your treatment plan.

Once approved, your doctor will add your prescription to the online medical cannabis registry, where licensed Texas dispensaries can access it.

Step 3: Place an order
After your appointment, call 512-614-0343 to place your first order. The dispensary team will help you select your products, then schedule you for a pickup at a location nearest to you.

Texas Original’s medicine is made locally in Texas, and all products undergo rigorous testing to ensure quality, consistency and purity.

As a legal treatment for more than 150 conditions, medical marijuana provides Texans with a legal, safe option to help alleviate common symptoms like pain, insomnia, nausea, and anxiety.

If you or a loved one are interested in getting a medical marijuana card in Texas, reach out to Texas Original to get started. Plus, enjoy a 20 percent discount on your first order at Texas Original.