LOCAL Houston | The City Guide December 2016 - Page 60

THINGS I LOVE by Gino Vian GINO VIAN is a local artist and designer. When he is not transforming bars, restaurants, and homes, he is on the hunt for one-of-a-kind pieces for his shop, Merchant and Market. My favorite place for the best haircut and the closest shave is IN THE BLACK, a brand-new space on Washington Avenue. It is owned by my good friend Marco Martinez, who has been perfecting his craft since he was thirteen years old. I love the laidback southern vibe of Belle Station, Keelan Baker’s new concept bar on West Gray. I sampled a preview of their signature cocktail, a frozen mint julep. Luckily, it is never too cold in Houston to enjoy a frozen drink. Old World Antieks is not only located just outside one of my favorite towns (Round Top, Texas), but is also a great place to find architectural pieces and unique items from all over the world to use for my projects. www.oldworldantieks.com 60 L O C A L | december 16