Shopping at Home and Away

Fashion and shopping like ying and yang embrace each other as equal opposites that so eloquently complement each other. And, like fashion and shopping, the art and mix of clicks and mortar defines an equally interesting blend of new shopping skills. So, while you crave the latest cute dress, a luxury item from your local boutique or perhaps an exquisite jewelry piece from a far-away place, well, guess what? You have the ability to shop both home and away; how did we get to be this lucky?

Park Cities Fashionistas now have a new boutique to add to their Snider Plaza shopping journey. Melanie Gayle is the latest chic-shop to graciously open its oh-so-very-stylish doors in this local neighborhood. Melanie Ramon, owner and fashionable Dallasite opened Melanie Gayle last month with a fabulous selection of labels and hot new dress lines such as Voom – an innovative designer creating a new genre of style “Twisted Vintage”, Despi – inspired by the ethnic mix of Brazil, Africa and Europe, and Tricia Fix a collection of red-carpet style dresses coveted by celebrity fans such as Jessica Simpson, Eva Longoria and Jamie-Lynn Siegler. Additional labels include Lewis Cho, Meghan, Super Lucky Cat, and accessories and jewelry from Tom Ford Sunglasses, Chrome Angel Candles, and local jewelry designer Amanda Sterett.

At Paper and Chocolate the sweetest of sentiments can be found at this enchanting boutique on Lovers Lane, the latest addition at Inwood Village. Vicki Petersen, owner of Paper and Chocolate inspires us to appreciate the art of celebration by indulging in personalized stationary, award-winning truffles and turning the ordinary into something extraordinary. The experts at Paper and Chocolate will help you create a one-of-a-kind presentation for every event, from weddings to baby showers, birthday parties to anniversaries. And, help you translate your style into personalized stationary, gifts, picture albums, party favors and programs for special events. “I want my clients to enjoy the act of giving,” says Petersen. “From a lovely shopping experience in the boutique, to being proud of their final presentation, my hope is that every moment is celebrated.” So, if you have that special event or that special someone that requires that something special, make sure you visit Paper and Chocolate and indulge.

Tasteful, exquisite, edgy and unique is how you can describe Nomad Eye, an online boutique that carries a selection of hand picked designers showcasing a collection of timeless, artistic, yet sophisticated styles. Nomad Eye launched in 2006 by people who like to go from place to place gathering unique pieces from talented artists. The designers selected are chosen based on their style, passion and personal experience for their art-craft rather than following trends. Ester Ventura a South American native, born in Argentina who resides in Peru, characterizes her jewelry style from the deep mystical vision of the Pre-Columbian world. Ann Dannon creates contemporary jewelry with a classical twist using a mix of silver, gold and semi-precious stones. Knitwear designer Giuliana Testino, sibling to the famous photographer Mario, creates an exquisite wearable collection that forms itself as a second skin. Each garment has its own identity and unrepeatable essence. If you are looking for fresh, talented artistic designers that offer unique, timeless pieces then visit these collections at Nomad Eye. Precious finds are available at this edgy online boutique!

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