Anniversary Weekend ~ Part Tres

Sunday was pretty relaxed. We ate breakfast at District 7 again and waited for my mom to pick us up from the hotel (we had abandoned our car at her house). We said hi to the pup at Mom’s, they watched their Grand-dog while we were on vacation, and headed back out on the town. Bill finally caved on my insistent desire to go shopping and we headed over to the Galleria area to Highland Village which houses almost every single one of my favorite “look, be inspired, but never can afford” shops.

Shop Number 1 :: Anthropologie

First off, I love anthropologie, everything about them their products, their displays, everything, except their prices. For example, these letter hooks, $14.99. I found the EXACT same letter hooks for $3.99 at Hobby Lobby. We hung a B and a C in our bathroom so we would know who’s towel is who’s.

I love that they use real plants in their displays. Notice the succulents in the glass jar, I will be making some of these for my house.

Love the mugs, love the aprons. The desire to sew a few of these is HUGE.

LOVE the use of glass tiles and glass shelves in this cubby.

Shop Number 2 :: The Paper Source

I have received their catalog forever and have always loved their insane assortment of paper products and just fun stuff. Last summer Houston got a location! This was my first visit and it was just as I expected, however, not quite as cool as the one in SOHO in NYC. But still, awesome

Shop Number Three :: Restoration Hardware & West Elm

So I can’t remember if I took this at West Elm or Restoration Hardware but both are AMAZING interior goods places. I get SO many ideas every time I visit.

Shop Number Four :: Sprinkles Cupcakes

So this is a new one to me, but I’ve been wanting to stop in. The front of the store is very plain, with just a little neon sign that says Sprinkles. Its self proclaimed (with the assistance of The Food Network) as “The Worlds First Cupcake Bakery”. The creator, Candace Nelson is a frequent judge on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”. It made me feel fancy, however I did not try a cupcake (we had just had lunch at Niko Nikos and were about to explode).

Shop Number Five :: Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market

And I still did get my farmer’s market fix, even though we missed it at Discovery Green. I normally don’t like chocolate but Brown Paper Chocolates had a espresso kahula dark chocolate that made me melt. I highly recommend.

Shop Number Six :: Z Gallerie

Always a favorite, Z Gallerie has funky home furnishings at prices I could think about affording. And like the rest in this list is a great place to get inspired and to find design ideas.

And that my friends concludes our second anniversary.

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