Enjoy Houston Restaurant Week at Uptown Park (for a good cause!)

Another Houston Restaurant Week is upon us, and several Uptown Park restaurants are participating again this year! From August 1 – September 1, 2014, you don’t want to miss the delectable prix fixe menus for brunch, lunch and/or dinner. For those who did not participate last year, for each meal sold a portion of proceeds will be donated to Houston Food Bank. From sushi to steak, Uptown Park is your destination to savor all that Houston Restaurant Week has to offer! Reservations are encouraged, so make yours today at participating restaurants below:


Arturo’s Uptown Italiano 

Reservations: 713-621-1180

Brunch – $25/pp

Lunch – $20/pp

Dinner – $35/pp

Take a trip to the Italian countryside on the patio of Arturo’s Italiano. Start off your meal with a delicious buffalo mozzarella caprese salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar. If pasta is your pleasure, the whole wheat spaghetti with avocado and spinach provides a different take on a traditional Italian dish.


Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

Reservations: 832-668-5808

Brunch: $25/pp

Dinner: $45/pp


All that’s missing is a view of the tour Eiffel at Etoile, where you can enjoy fine French cuisine in the heart of Houston. Start with a salade de chevre, a beet salad with warm almond crusted goat cheese. A second course offering of the Sole “Meuniere”, a lemon sole served with fingerling potatoes, will keep you in a French state of mind.


McCormick and Schmicks

Reservations: 713-840-7900

Lunch: $20/pp

Dinner: $35/pp

Get a taste for everything seafood that McCormick and Schmicks has to offer with the seafood trio, including grilled salmon and crab stuffed shrimp. Top the meal off with an indulgent house made strawberry cheesecake!


Songkran Thai Kitchen

Reservations: 713-993-9096

Dinner: $35/pp

If Thailand is on your bucket list, Songkran Thai Kitchen brings the Thai flavor to you (without the expensive plane ticket)! Stir-fried tofu is a delicious option for vegetarians, while lamb massaman curry caters to the meat-eaters in your group.


Uptown Sushi

Reservations: 713-871-1200

Lunch: $20/pp

Dinner: $45/pp

Uptown Sushi delivers on Asian fusion cuisine. Try their savory sushi plate and finish it off with a flourless chocolate cake!

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The Best is Yet to Come from Elizabeth Anthony

Previous Store Front

If you have been to Uptown Park lately, you know that big things are happening. One of which is an expansion of Elizabeth Anthony Ester Wolf both in size and product. As of April 21st, Elizabeth Anthony Ester Wolf has undergone a near 2,000 sq. ft. expansion into the location formerly occupied by David Brown Florist, bringing the store to a full 7,500 sq. ft. upon completion.

New Accessories Case

With a new space, brings new change. The size alone allows for many updates in the store. The famous storefront displays will now be spread across 7 windows facing Uptown Park Blvd. The windows will also allow for a more airy, ambient atmosphere inside the store, accompanied by fabric walls, white ceilings and wide-planked wood floors. Finally the expansion allows for more jewelry and handbag display cases, being built to showcase the fine accessories Elizabeth Anthony Ester Wolf has to offer.

Edie Parker Clutch

With more display cases comes new collection debuts from some of the most noteworthy designers. Confirmed designs thus far include Zac Posen, MaxMara, Costume National, Edie Parker handbags, Bluemarine, Sydney Evans Jewelry, Rachel Gilbert, Tony Ward, and an expanded inventory from Jenny Packham, with many more collections for follow suite.

Rebranding Elizabeth Anthony

A new look calls for a new name. After 60 years Elizabeth Anthony Ester Wolf, the store has decided to rebrand the iconic institution to a more simplistic name of Elizabeth Anthony. Don’t let the name change scare you away, owner Julia Roberts stresses that the rebrand will not alter the well respected reputation the store has worked for, but rather “ensure an even better experience with an updated, sophisticated atmosphere.”

The renovation is scheduled to be finished mid- to-late August, just in time for the incoming Fall Fashions. The store will remain open during the final months of construction and will be introducing new designers throughout. Expect the unexpected from Elizabeth Anthony… the best is yet to come.

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Summer Sales at Mint Baby & Kids

Mint Baby and Kids  is celebrating summer with an entire month of summer sales! Enjoy different specials on clothes, accessories and more! Read more to see how you can save:

 Week 1: June 30th – July 6th

For the first week of July, save 20%on all christening items. Shop Mint Baby and Kids wide selection of christening dresses, gowns, rompers, and suits online or in stores. Any christening outfit is also available for order if the size is not available.

Week 2: July 7th – July 13th

Lighten up your kiddos room with 20% off all chandeliers. From pink and fluffy tosleek and sporty, Mint Baby has chandeliers for any child!

Week 3: July 14th – July 20th

Update your child’s entire room with 20% of all artwork for the third week in July. Perfect for any touch up or the missing piece in any kids room available in different sizes and can be personalized.

Week 4: July 21st – July 27th

To wrap this month of great deals, Mint Baby is offering 20% off Baby Layettes for the final week in July!


Mention you heard of these sales on the Uptown Park Blog and Mint Baby will give you an additional 5% off on all sales!

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It’s Sizzling Houston. Let’s Grill!

Summer has hit the space city! And, when the sun comes out, so do the grills. Uptown Park  has items hot off the grill, perfect for any summer BBQ. Don’t be left in the ashes without these cookout essentials!


  1. Strengthen your grill master super powers with this “SuperMan” apron from Francesca’s Collection ($24).

  1. Show off your team pride with a Texas grill mat. Whether you’re in the backyard or tailgating in Omaha for the College World Series, this mat is a perfect supplement to show off your Longhorn love. The University Co-Op ($35).

  1. Keep your summer sweet tea cool with a American flag Tervis Tumbler. Children’s Art Project Boutique ($27).

  1. Keep your shades close by while you work with Vineyard Vine croakies. Bill Walker Clothier ($8.50)
  1. Dress the part while smoking both on and off the grill with this Billy Reid shirt and Etro hat. M Penner (price upon request 713-527-8200)

  1. Decorate any picnic table with tablescape accessories from Peluche Decor. (prices vary and available upon request 713-552-1100)
  1. Finish up your grilled feast with Crave Cupcakes’ new All American flavors. Treat your guests to American classic flavors such as Boston Crème, Cupcake Sundae, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Cookies and Crème or Chocolate and Crème. ($3.50 for one or $39.00 for a dozen)


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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is fast approaching meaning you’re on the hunt for gift he’ll love. We shopped the shops of Uptown Park to bring you the best gifts for the best guy.



1.  For the Grill Master: Longhorn 3 piece BBQ set, which includes stainless steel forks, tongs and sportula (with bottle openers on the handles), $49.99 at The University Co-OP



2.  How sweet are these SWIMS kicks? Not only are they waterproof but the color is the perfect pop to stand out come rain or shine,$159 at M Penner



3.  Help dad show off his Texas pride with these Texas Flag Cufflinks, $88 at Bill Walker Clothier



4.  Casablanca is stocked with everything for the polo fanatic. From essentials like helmets, boots and knee guards to fun accessories like cufflinks and bags, they’ve got it all. Surprise your polo lover with a black leather belt he can wear on and off the field, $60 at Casablanca.




5. Texas Longhorn Bucket Cooler Golf Bag is perfect for the dad who likes to hit the green. It includes eight forward-facing, strategically-placed, zippered pockets that offer first-rate organization and functionality, AND comes with a cooler bag at the front for his beverages, $239.99 at The University Co-Op.



6. Help dad kick his feet up with a box of cigars from Cigar Vault.Choose from over 150 premium cigar brands and be sure to ask their friendly staff for help if you don’t know which flavor Dad fancies. Cigars vary by brand, call 712.840.7612 for inquiries.


Young Man Enjoying Massage At Spa

7.  For the dad looking to relax: treat him to an Aromoasoul hot stone massage, $120 for 1 hour at Serente Spa. This massage uses a blend of essential oils, hot stones and stored heat from the stones penetrate deep into the muscles, while body and mind relax totally to nurture the soul.



8. Have a dapper dad? Children’s Art Project Boutique is offering buy one get one free on their travelin’ neck ties ($38). Did you know a portion of all sales from Children’s Art Project Boutique is used to help fund programs to assist pediatric cancer patients and  families?  Do good this Father’s day by purchasing while styling out dad for the rest of the summer!

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