From Style And Beauty To Food And The Arts: Meet The New Kids On The Block

By Elizabeth Harper, Mimi Faucett Trahan & Robin Barr Sussman | December 30, 2019 | Food & Drink Lifestyle Style & Beauty

From a noninvasive Parisian beauty treatment that will leave your skin flawless to a 24K gold burger, the city’s eclectic—and at times splurgeworthy—new offerings will delight well into the new year.


Technical apparel brand Outdoor Voices (645 Heights Blvd., Ste. 2C) opens its 11th brick-and-mortar—this time in Heights Mercantile. Its full line of pastel-hued leggings, colorblocked crop tops and more will be on offer in the 1,025-square-foot bungalow, which contains plenty of H-Town flair—the company was born in Texas, after all.


Face in need of a new-year refresh? Forgo injections, nips or tucks for cult French favorite Biologique Recherche’s Remodeling Face treatment ($425). Exclusive to Bella Rinova’s (4444 Westheimer Road, Ste. H200) resident esthetician, Deborah Michelson, the session includes a custom facial, a machine that uses four types of electric currents and a bespoke cocktail of serums, resulting in wider-looking eyes, more prominent cheekbones, softer wrinkles and a more defined facial contour. Beware: It’s a bit tingly, but beauty is pain, right?


The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston’s (1600 W. Loop S., 844.385.1600) over-the-top Black Gold burger ($1,600) contains Japanese wagyu beef, seared foie gras, black truffle and truffle aioli, all sandwiched between a caviar-infused 24K gold-topped bun, served alongside 24K golden french fries and a bottle of 2006 Dom Pérignon Champagne.

TL201925301P.jpgAllison Janae Hamilton, “Scratching at the wrong side of firmament.” (2015, inkjet print), 24 inches by 36 inches

SEE On view at The Menil (Feb. 5 to June 14, 2020, 1533 Sul Ross St.), Photography and the Surreal Imagination looks at the wonderfully bizarre art movement through the photographer’s lens. Familiar names (Man Ray, Max Ernst, Henri-Cartier Bresson) are on display alongside those perhaps lesser known (George Platt Lynes, Rose Mandel), all of whom explore the surreal, erotic and mysterious nature hidden within the mundane world.

Photography by: From top: courtesy of brand; by Leandro Crespi/Stocksy; by Fertitta Entertainment; by Allison Janae Hamilton/courtesy of The Menil Collection, Houston © Allison Janae Hamilton