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PaperCity Houston December 2022

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FROM POP-UP TO PERMANENT SKY-HIGH CIEL RESTAURANT K aren Pulaski's Tribute Goods with its stock of beautiful linens, Hermès scarf pillows, and delectable objects has decamped from its perch at Hollywood Square on West Alabama and joined forces with Saeid and James Arsin of Arsin Rug Gallery. What began as a very successful pop- up in Arsin's Dallas showroom has evolved into a permanent partnership with the showroom in Houston. Tribute Foods also joins Arsin's Los Angeles showroom this month. Tribute Goods at Arsin Rug Gallery, Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway Dr., arsinruggallery. com. Shelby Hodge W e h a v e b e e n apostles of Lily Garfield's luxury beauty boutique since discovering her Cos Bar in Aspen years ago. Happily, her collection of many of the world's finest makeup, skincare, and hair care brands have a Houston home at her new Cos Bar in River Oaks District. Look for names like La Mer, Tom Ford, Clé de Peau, Chantecaille, and Charlotte Tilbury. In addition to the luxe offerings, Cos Bar is known for its hands- on personal attention to the needs of each client. "We have been humbled over the years with the extensive number of Houstonians who have visited other Cos Bar locations around the country," says Cos Bar CEO Oliver Garfield. Cos Bar, 4444 Westheimer Road in River Oaks District, Shelby Hodge MEET ME IN THE COS BAR T his Just In: When it comes to big talent — and presumably an even bigger budget — the sky is not the limit for the splashy new restaurant Ciel, which opens early this month at 4411 San Felipe. Co-owner Adel Sadek has tapped his own architectural and design firm, Studio Five, to conjure a glamorous St. Tropez vibe for the 8,000–square-foot space. There's a decidedly celestial aesthetic — after all, ciel means "sky" en français. High above diners' heads is a faux sky adrift with fluffy clouds, with orb-shaped lights reflected against a mirrored ceiling to represent the planets in the night sky. French contemporary artist Philippe Shangti, who has quite the following in St. Tropez, was commissioned to create a trio of 12-foot paintings of bare women for the dining room, while a six-foot sculpture of Zeus — God of the sky, naturally — is splashed with hand-painted tattoos care of Mexican artist Karla de Lara. Banquettes in plush navy-blue velvet and a 35-foot white- marble-topped bar anchor the dining room. Also in store is a wine cellar that stocks 1,500 bottles, and separate lounge and VIP areas. Twenty-three-year restaurant veteran Joseph Geiskopf serves as executive chef. His career has taken him behind the range in Europe at Michelin-starred Noma, Restaurant AOC, and Geranium in Copenhagen; Aqua in Wolfsburg, Germany; and L'Astrance in Paris. Look for a Geiskopf-created menu that balances the rigors of French culinary tradition with a modern blend of Japanese techniques and ingredients. Watch for more details about Ciel in our January/February issue. Laurann Claridge Tribute Goods at Arsin Rug Gallery OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. Cos Bar comes to River Oaks District The new Ciel restaurant opening on San Felipe Gifting Great Don't miss the PaperCity Gift Guide with hundreds of thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Online at @papercitymag @papercitymag FOLLOW, LIKE & TWEET 16

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