Megan Pruitt Winder | Photos by Saint Cloud. Photo by Shau Lin Hon., Cecilia Marquez and Jessica Rodriguez. Photo by Shau Lin Hon.
- December 13, 2013
Saint Cloud boutique is the brainchild of two native Houstonians, Jessica Rodriguez and Cecilia Marquez, who met by chance and instantly bonded over a shared dream: offering a selection of handmade luxury goods curated from near and far. A recent edition to the newly minted Hanover Plaza in West U, the 1,400-square-foot shop is next to Zoe’s Kitchen and around the corner from Coppa Ristorante. Designer Garrett Hunter crafted the interiors, employing a mélange of the raw and refined, punctuated with pop art, calmed with minimalistic surroundings à la Donald Judd, including an ingenious manipulation of fluorescent lights into a honeycomb structure that hovers above the space. Saint Cloud is chock-full of names you need to know: Arielle de Pinto jewelry, Lem Lem loungewear, Jerome Dreyfuss handbags, Eskayel home textiles, Kelly Wearstler fashion accessories, Paul Schneider ceramics and a personal fave of mine: French handbag designer Clare Vivier, who marries Parisian chic with L.A. cool. Owner Rodriguez and creative director Marquez have snagged a few fabulous exclusives: Lizzie Fortunato jewelry, Prism eyewear, Jennifer Behr hair accessories, Michele Varian home textiles, Alyssa Norton jewelry and Araks loungewear. We’re forecasting plenty of Saint Cloud ahead. 5217 Kelvin St., 713.522.0077; shopsaintcloud.com.