COOL CHASING

To beat the heat, this summer we’ve chosen a few of our favorite things to inspire your own sense of cool, according to our very own cool hunters Jonathan Spindel and Jake Gaines (Austin), Cynthia Smoot (Dallas), Jennifer Roosth (Houston) and Eleanora Leeper Morrison in San Antonio.

Austin

FLEX THE MEX

Kris Swift and Adam Jacoby, the team behind Jacoby’s Restaurant and Mercantile have opened Grizzelda’s… the swank new headquarters for Mexican fare. We just can’t get enough of this stylish Latin cuisine. At grizzeldas.com 

TINY, BUT GRAND

The Houston favorite, Tiny Boxwoods, is now open in Central Austin. You’ll go for the food and scene, yet no trip is complete without their famous chocolate chip cookie, made 20 at a time every 20 minutes. At TinyBoxwoods.com

BY GEORGE THAT’S CHIC

When it comes to luxe menswear, By George Men’s Store is the destination for both locals and clients from across the world. Their personal touch will leave you addicted to their P.O.V. on custom shopping. At ByGeorgeAustin.com

Dallas

FASHION MEETING FUNCTION

Move over Crocs because Dallasites Hayes Brumbeloe and Daniel Rubertone have just launched Floafers – a versatile shoe line featuring the style of driving loafers with the utility of true, slip-resistant water shoes that can literally be worn anywhere. They are breathable, designed with strategic vent holes and side gills to allow for fast drying, and are also anti-microbial. At floafers.com

REALITY GLOW

Three years ago, Missy Payne competed alongside her daughter, Baylor Wilson, in the 29th season of the hit CBS show, Survivor. She came in second runner up that season, but walked away with a winning idea. Join Missy at the 3rd Annual “It’s A Jungle Out There” benefit August 25 at the historic Granada Theater where you’ll mix and mingle with many of your favorite former players from Survivor, Amazing Race, Big Brother and more. At C4yl.com

FRESH & FROTHY

Summer brings out the need for a party anthem and a cocktail to capture the season. This summer, our new cocktail jam is the Pulpa Rita, a fresh fruit margarita purée from Jorge’s TexMex Café in One Arts Plaza in the Dallas Arts District. These ‘Ritas come in a variety of fruity flavors including mango, strawberry, guava, blood orange, pomegranate, tamarind, and our personal favorite, coconut. At JorgesTexMex.com

HOUSTON

LET’S PAY TRIBUTE

Born of an appreciation for images and textiles that touch a core within, Tribute Goods is a luxury Italian linen company based in Houston. Residential interior designer and active community philanthropist, Karen Pulaski, launched the company with the intention of sharing her love of art and beauty through creative collaboration with fine artists, seasoned linen purveyors, Italian graphic designers and printers. At TributeGoods.com

DIM SUM & THEN SOME

Highly anticipated Yauatcha, the local outpost of Hakkasan Group’s Michelin-starred Chinese dim sum concept, is now open in Houston. The teahouse offers authentic dim sum with a contemporary influence, including a wide selection of dim sum and a list of over 60 types of tea. The concept launched in Soho, London in 2004, where it garnered immediate critical acclaim for its award-winning dim sum, wok dishes, tea, craft cocktails and socializing. At Yauatcha.com

GLOBAL STYLE SECRETS

Part stylist, part boutique, Atelier SSL in Houston is the collaboration between highly stylish best friends Sima Ladjevardian, Sabiha Rehmatulla, and Laura Greenberg curating their favorite pieces to share with their pals in a trunk show format. The pieces in the collections are unique and fun and gathered from designers around the world like St. Barth, Capri, Paris, Singapore, Dubai, and Sao Paolo. Join for Rosé All Day to see everything from couture gowns to athleisure wear. At AtelierSSL.com 

SAN ANTONIO

DIG THAT JAZZ

Created by local bandleader Doc Watkins, Jazz, TX combines the style of an upscale Jazz club with the grit of a Texas dance hall. Located in the newly rebuilt Bottling House at the Historic Pearl Brewery, Jazz, TX offers a full kitchen featuring South Texas cuisine, as well as craft cocktails, wine and a variety of Texas beers on tap. At JazzTX.com

TAKE A HIATUS

Now open at Pearl just across Brewer’s Alley from Hotel Emma and tucked under the Cellars Residences, Hiatus Spa + Retreat’s new San Antonio location has 13 treatment rooms, a hydro-therapy room for Vichy shower treatments, a relaxation room, nail therapy room with zero gravity chairs, and more. It’s light, bright, and the perfect space for your regular rejuvenation. At HiatusSpa.com

OLD WORLD CHIC

At Cured, Chef Steve McHugh makes use of the purest regional ingredients paired with organic methods, with a menu built on a foundation of lovingly handcrafted cured foods from charcuterie to pickles. The restaurant’s renovated historical building, built in the 1900s-era Pearl Administration Building embodies the perfect blend of a contemporary and historical atmosphere. At CuredAtPearl.com