LOCAL Houston | The City Guide JULY 2016 - Page 64

THINGS WE LOVE By Carla Valencia de Martinez I have a confession to make. If I could go back and redo my wedding registry, I would. I had NO idea what I needed or liked at the time. But there was one thing I did get right: our towels. The Hotel Collection at Macy’s is the perfect towel. We just recently had to replace our bunch of towels and we are about to celebrate our 9year anniversary. I get them in white and love the large, luxurious size of the bath sheet with its ultra-soft and super-absorbent texture. Take my word for it, there’s nothing like them and the price is oh, so right. www.macys.com I so wish I could share with you how this heat really makes me feel, but there is no way to even edit it because there is so much foul language. The only thing that cools me down is Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. I honestly can’t tell you if the cult-favorite spray does much, but its combination of rosemary essential oil, lemon balm, peppermint, orange blossom, rose and grape pulp, beautifully housed in a bottle by Jason Wu, momentarily makes me forget that it really is hotter than hell. My skin instantly feels refreshed, and any zits that were tempted to sprout because of said heat are quickly banished to the underworld. Available next month at Sephora. www.sephora.com There are so many dog products out there, but it’s hard to find good ones that fit your home design. Henry Dog Design is what you’ve been looking for. Their doggy gates are so fine you could use them for your toddler. The beds are beautiful, the leashes rival Hermés and the dog bowls … you get where I’m going. www.henrydogdesign.com 64 L O C A L | july 16