A buzzy oyster bar puts San Leon on the map, an Italian menswear mecca gets a refresh, a dazzling pop-up heads to Uptown, and more.
Coeval Studio accented Pier 6’s Scandinavian minimalist aesthetic with coastal decor.
Helmed by acclaimed oysterman Raz Halili and former Brennan’s chef Joe Cervantez, Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House is Greater Houston’s newest waterfront dining destination. Located in San Leon, the eatery serves fresh-caught Gulf Coast fare in a light, breezy setting overlooking Galveston Bay. Pier 6 touts a “tide-to-table” menu, sourcing its signature bivalves from Prestige Oysters, Halili’s family fishery. While the menu’s Cajun and Creole flavors can be attributed to Cervantez’s time at Brennan’s, the restaurant’s emphasis on seasonality is a nod to both the chef and the owner. The seafood hot spot, which officially opened in November, will undoubtedly draw even larger crowds with the arrival of spring’s warmer temps. 113 Sixth St., San Leon, pier6seafood.com
Determined to continue sharing their talents with audiences despite pandemic-induced social distancing, the Houston Chamber Choir launched its first-ever virtual season in fall 2020. Through the HCC Digital Stage, the group’s new online platform, fans can enjoy concerts, original programming and podcast episodes from the Grammy Award-winning ensemble. The HCC’s next concert, A Time to Journey Inward, will be released March 21 via the Digital Stage. Details on how to view the performance can be found online. houstonchamberchoir.org/digital-stage
Zegna’s new space in The Galleria sits next to Prada.
It’s hard to believe that Ermenegildo Zegna, now an international leader in luxury menswear, started out as a small fabric manufacturer in northern Italy. More than a century later, Zegna operates 18 boutiques across the U.S., including one in Houston. Most recently, the brand moved from its longtime location in The Galleria to a new storefront within the shopping center. Outfitted with high-end wood, metal and stone, the sleek, modern boutique houses Zegna’s luxe leisurewear, footwear and accessories, as well as a made-to-measure area for head-to-toe clothing customization. 5015 Westheimer Road, Ste. A2304, zegna.com
Calling all beauty junkies: A new medspa has landed in Houston. Located in the Centre at River Oaks, the H-Town edition of OVME is one of 10 locations across the country. The Atlanta-based chain specializes in minimally invasive face and body treatments, with services including Botox, Dysport, fillers, Kybella, CoolSculpting, HCG and hair removal. For skincare concerns, OVME offers medical-grade facials, laser-resurfacing, microneedling and photo facials. 3021 Kirby Drive, ovme.com
Texas’ favorite celebrity stylist Cerón kicked off the new year with a new space—after 14 years in Uptown Park, Cerón Hair Studio has moved to mixed-use development Kirby Grove. Located in scenic Upper Kirby, the new studio is right next to Levy Park and mere minutes from top-notch shops and restaurants. Kirby Grove is one of two Cerón salons in the city, with the other in Memorial Green. 2925 Richmond Ave., Ste. 135, ceronhairstudio.com
Hazel Smyth’s Kleck intaglio and cabochon earrings in turquoise
Head to Uptown mainstay Léránt for a spring trunk show featuring designs from San Antonio-based jeweler Hazel Smyth. The brand, which was named for founder Elizabeth Herff’s two grandmothers, touts handcast pieces made in the U.S. using natural stones. From March 26 to 28, Hazel Smyth earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings will be available at Léránt, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. 5000 Westheimer Road, Ste. 114, shoplerant.com; hazelsmyth.com
Photography by: from top, photos: by Kimberly Park; by Kelli Durham; courtesy of Hazel Smyth