Anything Bling Outlasts Its Name

 Article Aaron West | Photography Randy Depilar  Tracie Swonke decided to call her store Anything Bling 13 years ago when “bling” was the “it” word to use. But even though the hipness surrounding the word might have faded a bit, the clothes and accessories offered at her Cypress-based boutique—which she started out of her garage, by the way—are still as…

Vickie Lynn’s Boutique Caters to Cypress’ Fashion Needs

 Article Aaron West | Photography Randy Depilar  If a customer were to walk into Vickie Lynn’s Boutique and think “fashion warehouse,” who could blame them? That’s where Vickie, who has owned her handbag, clothing and jewelry boutique for more than a decade, gets all her goods, after all.  “It’s all about the warehouse,” Vickie says during a phone interview with…

Tech Style for Your Windows

 Article Aaron West | Photography Randy Depilar  When the subject of blinds and curtains comes up, it might cause some people to dim the lights and think about a nap instead. But for Shana Hall, who owns Budget Blinds in Cypress, the topic of window coverings—and their future—is anything but dull.  Shana spoke with Cypress Lifestyle about a few upcoming…

Celebrate Cypress Style

Hello Cypress, Welcome to our first fashion issue! We partnered with local boutiques and businesses to celebrate fashion and style available right here in our community because we’re all about buying local! As you read through the stories, you’ll see we included something for everyone in your family including fashion for your home. Thank you … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

CFISD Football Season Schedule Cypress-Fairbanks ISD new varsity football schedule for the 2018 season includes two additional CFISD teams and multiple non-district games for the first time in more than a decade. Bridgeland High School, which opened in 2017, and Cypress Park High School, which opened the year before, will field varsity football teams for … Continued

A Made-to-Measure Man

 Article Aaron West  Dennis Farris, the owner and tailor-in-chief of Trends Custom Fit, says there’s no better time to be involved with men’s fashion than now.  “The main problem with men is that they were never introduced to made-to-measure,” Dennis says. “That’s changing. What appeals to many of our customers is a wide variety of fabric and customization, and now…

Business After Hours at Park Creek Independent Living

Park Creek Independent Living hosted Business After Hours for the community. The event included live music, hors d’oeurvres, drinks and door prizes. Photos by David Postma of Genesis Photographers

Freckles Boutique Keeps Kids Looking Stylish

 Article Peggy Garner  What started out as a part-time job became a full-time business for Ashley Payton when she purchased Freckles Boutique in June 2016.  "Freckles is a place where every child is unique," she says.

Repositioned and Turbocharged

 Article Aaron West  The Mazda 6 is a phenomenal car, and Todd Crabtree, general manager of Jeff Haas Mazda in Cypress, loves to show it off.  “The interiors are amazing,” Todd says. “One of my employees used to work at a BMW store, and he said if you put a BMW badge on it you could sell it for $30,000…

Towne Lake’s Annual July 4th Celebration

Towne Lake held its annual July 4th celebration at The Boardwalk. Despite a rainy morning and afternoon, many in the Cypress community came out to celebrate and enjoy live music and a spectacular fireworks display.