SUMMERTIME’S SENSATIONS

Everywhere you look there’s something new and cool to see and do. Here, our trusty stylish editors on the go, Lance Avery Morgan (Austin) Eleanora Morrison (San Antonio), Jennifer Roosth (Houston), and Cynthia Smoot (Dallas) have made it simple to enjoy the best of the best of what’s happening right now.

Austin

GUILD COMPLEX

It’s the hottest restaurant opening in years. Guild, the brainchild of Stuart Thomajan and his team, brings a Manhattan style vibe to the competitive world of seafood-oriented cuisine. You’ll also be dazzled by the Michael Hsu décor that makes this the place to be seen. At http://www.GuildAustin.com

IT MUST BE IN THE JEANS

Investing $575 on a pair of made-to- measure custom jeans might be for the gent who has just about everything. Those who understand the preciseness of custom denim tailoring will love Richard Cole’s Navasota Denim Co. At http://www.Navasota.co

COOL TO BE WEIRD

The Weird Homes book by David and Chelle Neff features the one-of-a-kind Austin homes that started it all for the much-loved Weird Homes Tour™. Page by page, from grand, historic haunts to treehouses and dumpster dwellings, readers are guaranteed to find something that will inspire design creativity in their own home. At http://www.Amazon.com

Dallas

SURF & TURF WITH A TWIST

The “Queen of Steaks” has recently opened Dee Lincoln Prime at The Star in Frisco. The sushi bar showcases a dramatic tequila wall or “library” behind it and is the centerpiece for sushi lovers to pair a number of 32 different agave spirits. Then there’s the custom climate-controlled wine cellar boasting well over 2000 bottles. At http://www.DeeLincolnPrime.com

SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP

The Elizabeth W Boutique in The Shops of Highland Park offers a highly-curated assortment of contemporary fashions from emerging and established designers such as Beaufille, Adam Selman, A Peace Treaty, Tabula Rasa and Dorothee Schumacher. They also offer personal styling in-store and in the comfort of your home. At http://www.ShopElizabethW.com

SEE YOU ON THE COURT

Internationally known Liz Cambage now calls Dallas home as the newly signed player for the WNBA Dallas Wings. From basketball to beats, the 6-foot-8 center out of Australia is quite the buzz down under.  She is well known for her fashion sense, for spinning the best tunes, and of course as an imposing force on the court. At http://www.DallasWings.com

HOUSTON

IT’S IN THE BAG

The Elizabeth Purpich Collection of Texas-themed handbags and leather goods is a perennial must-have. Designed by Beth Younger Purpich, the handbag designs are borne from a love of travel, fashion and art. Purpich believes the best designs are simple and functional and all bags are handmade to order, one at a time. At http://www.JulieBethHandbags.com

SPANISH REVIVAL

It’s the newest hotspot here, and set in a 1920s home, this contemporary Spanish fine-dining spot presents classic Catalan flavors.

A nod to the city of Barcelona and a meshing of traditional and modern Spanish cuisine, BCN showcases the cutting-edge haute cuisine that has put Spain on the world culinary stage, as well as the traditional recipes that have been passed down throughout generations. At http://www.BCNHouston.com

LET’S MAKE-UP

Founder Jennifer Kane set out to create a personal care company with non-toxic makeup products. Beyond Brave Cosmetics was founded in 2017 and we love that proceeds from each purchase will help fund organizations and educational programs that are working to bridge the gender gap—in professions and paychecks—as well as to educate and empower women. At http://www.BeyondBraveCosmetics.com

SAN ANTONIO

A MAVERICK AT HEART

The Maverick awakens and rewards all of its guests’ senses with friendly hospitality. The newest hotspot in Southtown, both an everyday neighborhood hangout and a food-lover’s destination for special occasions, the food and drink menus are broad yet refined in the simplest way that will have something for everyone. At http://www.MaverickTexas.com

FABULOUS FUSION

A Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant located at the Historic Pearl Brewery led by Executive Chef Geronimo Lopez, Botika’s menu features “Chifa” (Chinese-Peruvian) and “Nikkei” (Japanese-Peruvian) cuisines. Exploring the crossroads between South Asia and South America, the restaurant features a sushi-ceviche bar, a cocktail lounge, and late-night dining options. At http://www.BotikaPearl.com

NO PLACE LIKE ITALY

Led by Food Network Star Season 10 Finalist Chef Luca Della Casa, Nonna Osteria in the Fairmont Hotel was inspired by the matriarchs of his Italian family and their Northern Italy cuisine. The English translation of “nonna” is grandmother, but to Italians, “nonna” has a deeper meaning. The menu is inspired by his childhood memories, recalling family and friends at his grandmother’s table. At http://www.NonnaSA.com.