Treat yo’ self : Sharpen your shopping chops at the Summer Trunk Shows in our Museum Store

Congratulations! You’re doing a fantastic job getting through the summer: hydration levels are up, tan looks good and you’ve had your suitcase packed for vacation since May.

Museum Store Treat YourselfAll that summer prep is hard work though — time to treat yourself! Starting this Friday and continuing every Friday through August 8, you can treat yourself to 20 percent off select items at our Summer Trunk Shows in the Museum Store

July 18 – BEACH PARTY 
Featuring Krystal Sasso, James Peach, Ax + Apple, Zad and more!

July 25 –  REBECCA LANKFORD

August 1 - THE COLOR OF SUMMER
Featuring Alexis Bittar, Leighelena, Lele Sadoughi and more!

August 8 - MIRTA TUMMINO

Each Trunk Show features different designers and themes, so no matter what you need to treat yourself, we’ve got it.

But you’ve got to start somewhere. Let us help. Do you need:

Tooth jewelry?
Krystal Sasso Beach Bunny Shark Tooth Bracelet 

Treat yourself!

Awesome necklaces?
Made UK Irima Pendant Small Diamond Pendant

TREAT YOURSELF.

Pearls?
James Peach Cluster Pearl Leather Necklace

#TreatYourself

Understated elegance?
Rebecca Lankford Labradorite Diamond Necklace 

Treat-Yo-Self

Antlers?
Rebecca Lankford Antler Sapphire Necklace and Antler Snake Necklace

TREAT. YO. SELF.

Turquoise?
Alexis Bittar ‘Elements’ Turquoise And Labradorite Necklace

Treat YourSELF!

Gems, gems and more gems?
Mirta Tummino Moonstone Labradorite Necklace

TREEEEAT YOURSEEEEEELF!

 

The ABCs of the Fourth of July: America, Bulgari, Cher (and Houston)

What do America, Bulgari, Cher (and Houston) have in common?

Well, since you asked: BULGARI launched an AMERICA-inspired collection of jewelry in the 1970s called “Stars and Stripes” — which was modeled by CHER. And pieces from that line are in HOUSTON for Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces, now showing at HMNS!

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I was therefore inspired to write a song in honor of the collection (well, OK, I wrote new words to the tune of “The Star Spangled Banner)*

 

Oh, say can you see through display cases’ light
What so proudly we hail, Bulgari gems-a-gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars set in earrings of gold
Made for their New York store but something was missing.
And then came our Cher, with her flawless, big hair
Gave face in her pics. Red, white, blue everywhere.
Oh, say does that Star Spangled Collection yet exist?
You’ll find it in Houston,  it’s not to be missed!

 

*BONUS: Sing along with Cher as she sings “The Star Spangled Banner!”

Don’t miss Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces now at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!

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It’s the Pixel Party paparazzi: Getting snap happy with the striking Bulgari exhibit

After-hours at the Museum on May 11, we had another one of our awesome Pixel Parties — where we open select exhibits exclusively to photographers (both amateur and professional). This time around, we gave our photographers access to special exhibition Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces.

And here’s what they gave us in return.

BVLGARI B. Tse

Photo by Barry Tse

 Photo by Barry Tse

Photo by Barry Tse

 Photo by Kinjo Yonemoto

Photo by Kinjo Yonemoto

 Photo by Ivan Moreno

Photo by Ivan Moreno

 Photo by Randall Pugh

Photo by Randall Pugh

 Photo by Robbin Merritt

Photo by Robbin Merritt

 Photo by Barry Tse

Photo by Barry Tse

 To find more pretty Pixel Party pictures, head over to our Flickr photo pool.

Wanna participate in a future Pixel Party? Bookmark this page and keep your eyes peeled!

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Mother’s Day: Let our Museum Store make her day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we’re stocked full of gifts for every mom — in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide! Whether the mom you’re shopping for loves to sparkle or stays low-key, is a Suzie Homemaker or a fierce rebel, we’ve got something she’ll absolutely adore.

She’s A Gem: She’s the jewel of your life; make her sparkle!

Designers include Mirta Tummino, Judith Haas, Annie Hammer, Jessica Winzelberg, Ananda Khalsa, Rebecca Lankford, Alexis Bittar and Love Heals.

Click here to see the rest of “She’s a Gem” from our Gift Guide.

 

Mommy Fiercest: For the non-conformist mom who shuns the mainstream

Designers include Monserat De Lucca, Swallow, Mawi London, Assad Mounser, Ax + Apple, Charles Albert, Leighelena, Krystal Sasso, Rebecca Lankford and Judith Haas.

 

 Click here to see the rest of “Mommy Fiercest” from our Gift Guide.

 

A Heart That Blooms: For that one-of-a-kind beauty with a big heart

Designers include  Alexis Bittar, Mirta Tummino, Kris Nations, Page Sargisson, Mawi LondonAnna Ruth Henriques and Made UK.

 

Click here to see the rest of “A Heart That Blooms” from our Gift Guide

 

Earth Momma: A bohemian like no other, she gives Mother Nature a run for her money

Designers include Annie Hammer, Love Heals, Blydesign, Ax + Apple, Rebecca Lankford, Satomi Studio, A Peace Treaty, Made UK, Krystal Sasso and Alexis Bittar.

  Click here to see the rest of “Earth Momma” from our Gift Guide.

 

Queen of the Castle: Big, bold and glam, these moms don’t just reign — they rule!

Designers include Mawi LondonRebecca LankfordLeighelenaAlexis Bittar and  Assad Mounser.

 

  Click here to see the rest of “Queen of the Castle” from our Gift Guide.