Groom’s Corner: Wedding Rings For Him

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When it comes to talk of wedding rings, it’s almost always centered on the ladies. And it’s true, engagement rings are the most important in terms of investment and value (it’s all about the center rock, y’all!). However, we can’t forget about the groom! The groom’s wedding ring will be the single most important piece of jewelry he will own. The groom’s wedding band is not only a physical symbol of his love and commitment but also should speak to his personality. Here are a few groom weddings rings we think he will love, from classic, streamlined styles to edgier, more modern looks. Once he’s picked a style, visit our favorite Houston jewelers to get the ring. Click here to read the rest of this post »

5 Hot Cocktail Bar Gifts For Him

Does your hubby-to-be fancy himself a cocktail craftsman? Bolster his bartending arsenal by gifting him with one of these fine finds, or better yet: Invite him to add a a few bar essentials to your wedding gift registry, as you envision your newlywed nest…together!

1. Copper Moscow Mule Cocktail Box

Bespoke Post Copper Moscow Mule Box
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He’ll find just about everything he needs (‘cept vodka–he can choose his fave) to make authentic, refreshing mules for 2, in this “cocktail box” from Bespoke Post. Click here to read the rest of this post »

River Oaks Plant House Debuts Luxe New Cigar Lounge!

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If you think cigars are just for smoky poker nights, stuffy private clubs and outside on the back porch where you kick your dude and his bros (admit) when they insist on stogies with their brewskis…think again, darling.

River Oaks Plant House–home of gorgeous garden plants, whimsical topiaries and fabulous wedding floral-design services–has just opened a new in-house lounge that’s going to change the way you think about cigars. First off, there are the cigars themselves, which hail from the lush hillsides of the Dominican Republic, where they are crafted with passion and meticulous care by expert cigar rollers, using the finest tobacco. These are cigars fit for nobility, y’all…hence their name: River Oaks Royal Cigars.

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Then there is the lounge itself, where aficionados and novices alike can enjoy an ultra-premium cigar in a lush and relaxed boutique setting, which includes a chic patio that invites visitors to sit, savor and stay awhile. It’s the perfect spot for the groom-to-be to gather with his groomsmen for a bit of R & R during the hectic weeks preceding the big day. Ladies–you’re just as welcome as the dudes, so if you’re looking for something unique to do with your besties after a lazy champagne brunch or gown-shopping excursion, make your way to River Oaks Plant House’s Royal Cigar Lounge, and treat yo selves!

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Oh–and make sure to ask the staff about custom cigar packaging to commemorate your wedding day. River Oaks Royal Cigars make fantastic wedding favors, hotel room guest amenities, groom’s lounge treats at your wedding venue, and late-night indulgences at your wedding after-party!

5 Groom & Groomsmen Gifts For Stylish Guys

Whether it’s a gesture of appreciation for the man who’ll make you happy for the rest of your days, or a big-day token of thanks from your dude to his best man, best friend or groomsmen, a well-chosen gift is one a guy will smile big for at the moment of unwrapping, and get joy from for days, weeks and years to come. These five suave groom’s and groomsmen gifts, hand picked by our HWB gals, are sure to deliver on both counts.

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Fusion Chrome Collection: bloomingdales

The Art of Shaving’s Fusion Chrome Collection transforms basic grooming into, well…an art. We guarantee you’ll feel your heart go pitter-pat when you watch your boo do his morning manscaping with this polished chrome shaving set’s precision Power Razor and micro-textured-grip Shaving Brush. And the Fusion Collection’s self-draining shaving stand means neither of you will have to sponge off runoff or wipe down handles, leaving more time for newlywed fun!

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Portofino Chronograph: Zadok Jewelers

You’ll find the effortlessly elegant Portofino at renowned local jeweler Zadok Jewelers. The gentleman who wears this chic, sporty timepiece, will find himself fielding compliments on its striking push-buttons (an homage to the cockpit of 1960s Italian sports cars), and its convex sapphire glass and appliquéd Roman numerals.

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DJI Mavic Pro Drone: Apple

A must-have for the true gear guru, Apple’s DJI Mavic Pro Drone makes aerial filming an exercise in precision, beauty and efficiency. Just fold up this baby, drop it in your day pack, and go. Wherever you want. Flying it (up to 4.3 miles away!) and shooting 4k video is as easy as using the included controller or the simple drone app on your iPhone or iPad.

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Knox Backpack: bloomingdales

Tumi’s handsome, lightweight Knox Backpack is stylish enough to sub as a laptop case or briefcase, and rugged enough to accompany the guy-on-the-go on day trips and overnights. Store files, papers, laptop and tablet in the Knox’s well-organized compartments, and rest easy knowing the pack’s ballistic-nylon construction will protect what’s inside, while looking ruggedly sophisticated on the outside.

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Yeti Tundra: Bering’s

Y’all if your dude doesn’t yet have a Tundra, now’s the time to get to Bering’s and get him one. With its signature one-piece roto-molded UV polyethylene construction, two inches of YETI polyurethane foam insulation, and freezer-style sealing lid gasket, it’s basically the only cooler he’ll ever need. ‘Nuff said.