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Back to School, Back to Busy!

Mind the flashing yellow lights because school is back in session! Houston-area schools are kicking off their school year this week. If the end of summer snuck up on you, and you’re in need of some essentials, Uptown Park is your one-stop shop to take care of it all!

A first stop should be at Mint Baby & Kids to pick up some new fashions for the first week of school, or for the little ones still at home. With a wide array of clothing, toys and fun accessories, you will find what you need to keep all the kids en vogue, like this boys outfit:

Become a home room favorite right off the bat, by bringing a dozen delicious Crave Cupcakes to share! You can stay with the classic flavors like chocolate, or go with one of their ever-changing creative flavors, like carrot or key lime. Gluten-free and sugar-free flavors also available.

Now that the summer has flown by, you may have put off getting the family to the dentist. Fear not! Dr. Shawn Rodgers and his team at Uptown Park Dental have everything from general dentistry to orthodontics to keep every smile fresh this school year.

With all of the running around that the school year entails, make sure you always look your best with a visit to Drybar.  No matter how frazzled you feel, your hair will look fabulous with a classic or beach-y Mai Tai blowout.  No time to make an appointment? The Mini Bar line offers TSA approved minis for the gal on the go!

 

Between trips to the beach and endless sleepovers, who had time to get to the eye doctor this summer? Dr. Deepak Kotecha and theEye Glassiers of Houston have you covered. Get a lens prescription and peruse the latest eyewear styles, like these Inyoko Inyake frames, for the whole family!

 

The beginning of the school year also marks the beginning of college football season! Make sure you’re ready for all of the season’s festivities and deck out the whole family in Longhorn gear from the University Co-Op, including this adorable dress:

 

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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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