THE TO-DOUX LIST is lifestyle editor Abby Ledoux’s weekly roundup of pop-ups, markets, and other design- and style-related events around Houston each Friday–Sunday. To submit an event for consideration, email details to [email protected]
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New "Akio & Kano" stickers are in from @stickermule, along with some awesome sticker reprints I will share in the next post! Also created a "Luv Hou" 10" x 8" print with story card that will be available at @theinsomniagallery Midnight Margarita Market on Friday, July 12th from 8p-Midnight! I will drop some off at @spacemontrose and add to my @bigcartel very soon. . . . #myart #mycharacters #originalcharacter #kawaii #katsola #katsola1 #katharinekearns #cute #artoftheday #htown #houston #houstonart #houstonartist #astronaut
When: Friday, July 12; 8 p.m.–midnight
Where: Insomnia Gallery, 708 Telephone Rd. Suite C
What: A free late-night pop-up brings around two dozen local vendors to this quirky shop and gallery, transformed with "cool lights and cool tunes," it promises. Enjoy a free marg (or cerveza) as you peruse vintage clothes, handmade gifts, art, music, and more; plus, Boombox Taco will be on-hand—what could be better?
When: Saturday, July 13; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, July 14; 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center
What: Getting hitched? Lucky for you, the largest bridal show comes to Houston for two full days of fashion shows, wedding seminars, and more than 650 booths and 325 local vendors. This is the place for gowns, garters, getaway cars, and everything in-between. General admission is $15.
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Me: Does this hat make me look fabulous?? Why of course it does!! Thanks @thehatgirls for keeping me fabulous!! . . . . #thehatgirls #fab #fascinator #fabulousness #womenownedbusiness #womensupportingwomeninbusiness #stylegram #stylediaries #slays #slayallday #derbyfashion #kentuckyderbyhats
When: Saturday, July 13; 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Hotel Alessandra
What: To celebrate its 10th anniversary, this national brunch event embarks on a 10-city tour, bringing its mission of building connections between women to one of our favorite hotels. Gather your girl squad, dust off your best brunch dress, and don't forget the pièce de résistance—your biggest hat. FYI: This year's colors are green, yellow, and white. Tickets start at $75.
When: Saturday, July 13; 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Lemon Laine, 714 Yale St. Suite 1K
What: This trendy natural beauty outpost started in Nashville and opened a second location in Heights Mercantile last year. There, it offers regular classes, workshops, and demos, like this one featuring mini facials with Goop by Juice Beauty skincare products—yes, that Goop, founded by Gwyneth Paltrow. (Before opening Lemon Laine, CEO Laura Lemon served as an adviser to Paltrow's brand.) RSVP required; $30 tickets go toward an in-store Goop purchase.
When: Sunday, July 14; 3–8 p.m.
Where: 4009 Polk St.
What: Beat the heat and start and end your weekend with nighttime shopping. The East End's monthly vintage and art market features local vendors, music, food, and drinks—it's sponsored by Karbach, after all.