Business News: January 2007
Businesses in the Community that Support the Community
Oscar Guevara joins Heritage Texas Properties.
I. W. Marks vice president Brad Marks. Metro-His Spa.
Ernie Manouse wins a Katie 5X.
Celina Velasquez opens Nu/Cuts Hair Salon.
Bead Atelier relocates.
BEADS & MORE BEADS
Bead Atelier owner Jim Shade, who we featured in our January 2005 issue (“OutFront”) when he opened his shop in the Heights, relocated to Garden Oaks in November. At his new, larger location (3232 North Shepherd, 713/862-1223), Shade now offers private lessons as well as regular beading classes, including classes taught by well-known local beader Nancy Jones, beginning this month. Shade (pictured with daughter, Lily Devon Shade) also now invites customers to host beading parties in the store. More info: www.beadatelier.com.
ANALYZE THIS Bringing his 10 years of sales experience, Oscar Guevara has joined Heritage Texas Properties. To celebrate his association with the firm, Guevara has announced he will offer each potential customer a free market analysis. More info: 713/341-1650.
On November 30, I. W. Marks vice president Brad Marks (l) received the Business Committee for the Arts Ten award from Olympia Dukakis and Jacques d’Amboise at the I. W. Marks location at 3841 Bellaire Blvd. (713/668-5000). That evening, the jeweler also hosted a reception to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Society for the Performing Arts. Both store founder I.W. Marks and Brad Marks serve on SPA board of directors.
Italian designer Giorgio Grassi Damiani was a special guest at the SPA event. Damiani, his fashion house, donated a diamond necklace that was auctioned that evening, with proceeds benefiting SPA. More info: www.iwmarks.com.
HIS AND HERS SPA
Though owner Raul Guzman can’t guarantee this gorgeous model will be waiting in the sauna, his Metro-His Spa (2606 Grant, 713-52-METRO) is definitely doing something right. This year, Texas’ first full-service spa exclusively for men invites women to also get their pamper on during Co-ed Wednesdays. The spa offers a wide range of personal services including hot stone massage, seaweed detox wrap, full-body waxing, and more. More info: www.metrospa4men.com.
ERNIE WINS AGAIN Speaking of doing something right, Ernie Manouse has been honored with the Katie Awards’ Best Interview/Talk Show accolade for the fifth consecutive year. Manouse shares the award with Matthew Brawley for the third time for their work on their weekly program, InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse, which currently airs Thursdays, 11 p.m., and Sundays, 5:30 p.m., on KUHT Channel 8 as well as on more than 70 PBS stations nationwide.
The Katie Awards, presented by the Press Club of Dallas, recognize excellence in journalism and mass communications in the six-state region of Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. More info: www.houstonpbs.org/innerviews.
NOT JUST CUT & DRY Celina Velasquez recently opened Nu/Cuts Hair Salon (515 Westheimer, Suite H, 713/524-7858). Services at the Montrose salon include men’s, women’s, and children’s haircuts, highlights, coloring, and waxing. Velasquez (pictured, left) has been joined by well-known community hairdresser Michael Braden (pictured, right), who previously worked at Celadon, as well as beauty specialist Ylena Tsibulskaya. More info: www.hairsalonhouston.com.