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July/August 2019- Houston

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5540 LONGMONT DRIVE T A N G L E W O O D RUTHIE PORTERFIELD OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. T he redevelopment of Uptown Park is now complete. For the last year and a half, property owner Edens has been hard at work, updating the building facades with a clean, bright aesthetic; maximizing storefronts; reconfiguring parking for better walkability; adding trellises for shaded walkways, seating from RootLab and public Wi-Fi; and bringing in exciting new restaurants, such as health-food eatery Flower Child, and retailers including Rejuvenation, a purveyor of classic American lighting, furniture, and hardware. Ethan Allen is the latest big name to join the lineup; the blue-chip home-furniture store will relocate from its nearby Galleria-area spot to Uptown Park in the fall. Expect 11,595 square feet of styled vignettes of furniture and UPTOWN PARK'S NEW CHIC AESTHETIC T om Ford is moving to The Galleria and is slated to open in time for the holidays in a new 4,000-square- foot boutique stocking women's and men's ready-to-wear. The store settles into a prime position on Level 1, adjacent to Celine and Loro Piana near Neiman Marcus, in the former Ralph Lauren Collection space. (Ralph Lauren recently opened a beautiful new boutique a few doors away.) News of the Houston boutique's move from River Oaks District was paired with the announcement that in Atlanta, Tom Ford is moving from The Shops at Buckhead to Phipps Plaza, another Simon luxury destination. The Houston store opened in 2015 in River Oaks District as Tom Ford's seventh flagship. A native Texan, Ford said at the time, "Texas is my birthplace, so there is a special significance in opening my second flagship there." Anne Lee Phillips TOM FORD'S BIG MOVE accessories combined with high-tech touchscreens and workstations where Ethan Allen designers can assist clients with 3-D space planning. Revolution Studio, a Houston-based fitness studio offering yoga, cycle, and strength classes will open its fourth location in Uptown Park in the fall as well. Revolution plans to offer 75 weekly classes in the 3,400-square-foot gym. One studio will house strength classes and hot Vinyasa yoga, while another stadium-style cycle room will offer 56 bikes. New eateries include J. Alexander's out of Nashville (opening fall) and Mendocino Farms of Southern California, opening later this summer. Uptown Sushi had its own facelift, undergoing a complete renovation. Uptown Park, 1121 Uptown Park Blvd., Anne Lee Phillips Tom Ford Fall 2019 Tom Ford as cover of PaperCity November 2004 24

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