Manor Launch Party April 9th!!!

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It’s spring, and time to think pink…and gold, and inflatable flamingos. On April 9th we are so excited to announce that we’ll be officially celebrating the launch of Manor!!! Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Houston and hosted by Houston’s sweetheart, Carrie Colbert, an RSVP will get you into glitz, glamor, and pool-side festivities in the Wine Garden at the Fiori Day Spa, from 6:30-9:30 pm. Houston’s stylish elite  will flock together in  for this 1960’s pool party chic-inspired event where, surrounded by pastels and glittery gold accents, a big, inflatable flamingo, swan and donut, (all of which you can find at shopthemanor.com ::wink::), will serve as lifeguards in the pool. While guests sip signature cocktails from Dripping Springs Vodka, fresh lime margaritas from Slimritas, and get tipsy on alcoholic ice cream from the Tipsy Dessert Bar (do you see a theme forming?  You can also indulge your crafty side at the donut decorating station from Glazed under the twinkling lights of the Wine Garden, get a dose of Paris from the Creative Crepes station, or even say hello to some curious furry friends visiting from the Houston Zoo.

Can’t attend, but want to help out Ronald McDonald House?
Visit shopthemanor.com, and use code: WeLoveRMH at checkout and 20% of your purchase will go to RMH, (and you’ll receive an extra 5% off too!:).

RSVP by April 2nd to info@shopthemanor.com

For more information visit www.shopthemanor.com, or catch our latest moments on Instagram and Twitter @shopthemanor

 

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Valentine’s Giveaway!

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Everybody deserves a little something sweet for Valentine’s Day! Enter below for a chance to win our 5×7 “XO” print, and your very own set of 8 gold foil heart coasters!

How to enter?
Leave a comment below. That’s it:)

Want extra entries? (1 additional entry for each of the following…)

Giveaway ends February 12th at midnight

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Interview with Sam Penner

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We are so thrilled that our darling friend, and wildly talented Interior Designer Samantha Penner from The Peak of Très Chic has chosen this month’s designer picks! I met Samantha years ago when we both hosted a  Neiman Marcus Blogger Beauty event, and I adored her instantly. It’s been so amazing watching her talent grow over the years, and we were so tickled when she agreed to be this month’s featured designer. Here’s what she had to say……

What inspires you when starting a new project?

I try to be open to inspiration at all times throughout the day- and seem to find inspiration everywhere I look, whether it be a home featured in one of my favorite shelter mags, like House Beautiful, a pin on Pinterest, or something more abstract- like the detail of a dress or a particularly beautiful bouquet of flowers. I also try my best to reference coffee table books when working on a room or look.

In the movie about your life, who would play you, and why?

I would have to go with Cameron Diaz. I am told I look like her on a regular basis, and I love how carefree and hilarious she naturally seems to be.

What is your favorite personal belonging?

My Prada Saffiano Luxe Tote. It was the best investment I’ve ever made. I have it in the Marmo Gray color, and I carry it everywhere. It holds everything, and stands the test of time. I love it!

If you could design one room, anywhere in the world, what would it be?

I’d love to design a Paris flat for a young woman. First off, I’d get to work and stay in Paris during the project. Second, I’d get to scour antique stores and furniture stores in the area, which are all so charming. And lastly, as a young woman myself, I’d love to design the perfect place for a young woman to live out her 20s fabulously.

Favorite interior design resource?

Coffee table books! That’s where I get inspired by studying the work of acclaimed designers and the details that make their work stand out. I love Barbara Berry, Katie Ridder, and Aerin Lauder’sespecially. I am hopeful Lilly Bunn will have one out before too long. Her work is so unique and inspiring.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee all the way! I am an espresso fiend. I can’t start my day without it.

Wine or cocktail?

That’s a toughie! Can I say all of the above? ;) I love the white wine mojito at a restaurant here in Houston called Tiny Boxwoods, and that combines both! However, in my book nothing beats a glass of Peju cabernet sauvignon after a long day.

Favorite color?

I am a big fan of the blue-green color family. I especially love turquoise and sea foam.

Favorite app?

What a great question! I love finding new and useful apps. I’d have to go with Epic Fail. The app compiles real-life images submitted by users showing incredible failures. It is constantly cracking me up.

Chocolate or sugary candy?

Chocolate for sure.

Your superpower?

Sleeping in! If you let me sleep in without an alarm, I can snooze well past noon. What can I say? It’s a gift. ;)

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