The Cottage Shop to Host Holiday Shopping Event with Beauty and Fashion Experts Benefiting The Women’s Home

The Cottage Shop to Host Holiday Shopping Event and Clothing Donation Drive Benefiting The Women’s Home

Shop, Taste, Donate and Empower Women In Need

HOUSTON, TEXAS – October 26, 2015 The Cottage Shop’s Holiday Edition: Shop. Taste. Empower. party features the best of beauty, fashion and food, Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. The free event gives shoppers an opportunity to find incredible gifts, receive styling advice from Houston’s fashion experts, nosh on sweet treats and most importantly, donate women’s winter clothing to those in need.

The Cottage Shop at 811 Westheimer Rd. is an undiscovered gem, mixing new clothing and accessories with gently worn designer clothing in one cozy location. The Cottage Shop helps women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity, while cultivating an empowering spirit. The Shop. Taste. Empower. party is an opportunity to explore the store while enjoying the fun and fa-la-la’s of the season.

Be the best-dressed at every holiday party this season and receive personalized fashion styling by vintage expert and celebrity fashion stylist Dawn Bell, Fashion Designer Becky P. Hollands and Houston Chronicle Fashion and Beauty Editor Joy Sewing.

Create a head-to-toe holiday look at the Beauty Bar with the ultimate Holiday Glam Squad. Beauty blogger, Nicole Kestenbaum (Lipstick & Brunch) and makeup artists Lydia Lutz (Artistry by Lyd), Justine Hernandez and Kenya Hunt (Makeup by Kenya) will be on hand to get shoppers gorgeous for the season, plus hairstylists will show shoppers how to create quick up-dos.

By Terry Cosmetics, a staple for make-up pros and celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, will bring their luxurious best-selling items for shoppers to experience and indulge.

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics will bring their lip scrubs and holiday lipsticks and Shany Cosmetics will complete the lips and lashes beauty bar with luminous lashes and brilliant holiday eyeshadows.

Men can expect to find smart, designer men’s clothing, thanks to LUCHO's customers who have generously donated to the clothing drive our friends at LUCHO have sponsored at their Galleria area store.

Shoppers will enjoy sips and bites by Greenway Coffee Company, Jodycakes, Paulie’s Restaurant, Topo Chico and Whole Foods Montrose and lucky bidders will have an opportunity to win a Happy Hour for 8 at Boheme, Barista 101 class for 15 guests taught by David Buehrer (Greenway Coffee Company and Blacksmith), plus much more.
Enjoy a men’s area lounge thanks to our friends from LUCHO. You might also find some fabulous men’s clothing, thanks to clothing drives LUCHO has sponsored at its Galleria area store.

The first 250 guests who donate new or gently used winter clothing will receive a swag bag to rival Santa Claus, loaded with cosmetics, special offers on yoga and fitness, plus other treats. The shopping soundtrack is provided by DJ Gracie Chavez, co-founder of Bombón.

Women supporting other women on the host committee include Hallie Bauer, Helen Bernard, Alice Berry, Blair Foster, Brooke Grisebaum, Jennifer Keenan, Maria-Eleni Koinis, Nicole Ali Langham, Connie McAllister, Emily Mohn, Lauren Mohn, Alixe Ryan, Vickie Snow, Heather Staible, Christina Stith, Hayley Vaughn and Sarah Walters-Aramburo.

The Women’s Home extends special thanks to food sponsors: Paulie’s Restaurant, Jodycakes, Greenway Coffee Company, Topo Chico and Whole Foods Montrose; event supporters Aerial Yoga Houston, Boheme, BURD LIFE, By Terry, Francesca’s, Katz's Deli, LUCHO, LUSH Cosmetics (Highland Village), Shany Cosmetics; and media sponsor Houstonia Magazine.

The event is free, but space is limited so registration is required.

WHEN: Sunday, November 15, 2015, 1 - 4 p.m.


The Cottage Shop

811 Westheimer Rd.

Houston, TX 77006

TICKETS: Tickets are free with registration,




The Women’s Home was established in Houston in 1957, built around our mission to help women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity and empower them to return to society as productive individuals. Our programs are targeted to women in the Houston area who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness, with many residents suffering from addiction or mental illness, or both. With nearly 60 years of service, we have helped countless women through our long-term residential treatment program in Montrose and our permanent supportive housing program in Spring Branch. All of our programming is directed by our comprehensive and effective WholeLife® model of care which helps our clients achieve holistic wellness in six areas: emotional, financial, physical, social, spiritual and vocational Both programs offer a solution to women who seek a safe, sober and drug-free community where they can recognize and reach their unique potential for success. For more information, please visit

CONTACT:  Tina Zulu, 888.520.1789, ext. 1 or for The Women’s Home