DaSoil, an earth-friendly denim company with offices in Dallas and New York, makes fashionable, quality jeans using soil, organic cotton, and recycled denim. Styles run the gamut from skinny to bell-bottom to boyfriend. And if those don’t tickle your fancy, DaSoil will create a custom pair made to your specifications. Donate a pair of your old jeans for a 10 percent discount. 347-422-3282.
You gotta give props to a girl who began her career in high school. Dallasite Amber Venz started designing jewelry as a freshman back in 2001 and has recently launched her first collection. Pearls, ribbons, chains, and rhinestones are beautifully combined to create pieces with a feel reminiscent of old Hollywood. $120-$2,400. Available at Studio Sebastian, 6730 Snider Plaza. 214-360-9001.
Charlie Price’s full-service salon, Hair by Charlie, has gone Uptown. The shop’s funky new space features damask wallpaper, hardwood floors, purple walls, and other sassy design touches. In other words, it’s the perfect place to get stylish in style. 2906 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100. 214-303-1799.
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Champion4Fitness wants to change your life. The wellness consulting company, which just opened a flagship studio location at The Shops at Starwood, has a motto that says it all: “It’s not a program, it’s a lifestyle.” Services include fitness and nutrition counseling, personal training, sports massage, and more.
Because the world is loco for fro-yo, North Texas can now claim yet another frozen yogurt chain. Red Mango is set to open four area locations this fall—one in the Ilume, one in Allen, one on McKinney Avenue, and one at Lovers and Inwood. The tart treat is all-natural and fat-free and contains no gluten. Also try the drinkable yogurt blenders and the refreshing probiotic iced teas.
The 100 percent raw, organic menu at Bliss Raw Café & Elixir Bar is not for the timid palate. Vegans and culinary adventure seekers will delight in unique salads and traditionally cooked dishes such as spicy tacos and lasagna served au naturel. A tranquil patio and staff ready to educate about the benefits of the raw diet make healthful dining a blissful experience.