Alexandra Bruskoff and Natasha Parvizian Gorgue are the co-founders of InTwo, a curated shopping company providing unique and exciting events. InTwo brings designers of fashion, art and home to Houston. As two non-native Houstonians, Alexandra and Natasha have fallen in love with Houston and all that is has to offer.
BLAZÉ MILANO | epitomizes effortless elegance, perfectly blending the strength of a woman with her true feminine side. Their designs are innovative and classic, with beautifully tailored construction. A true win, Blazé is on our top five must-have list for this Fall/Winter; we know it’s a piece that you will wake up with years later and will still love it as much as the day you bought it.
ROTHKO CHAPEL | We are so lucky to live in the country’s third-largest city, offering a wide variety of world-class museums and art exhibitions – The Menil, the Contemporary Arts Museum, Museum of Fine Arts and our favorite, the Rothko Chapel. The space and surrounding park are our respite, providing us with a beautiful place to slow down, quiet our minds and recharge. The art is outstanding. It‘s always worth stopping in even for a few minutes.
HONG KONG | The cultural mix of people, language, professional diversity and its outstanding architectural views makes Hong Kong a magical place. Our favorite casual, traditional restaurant is the Red Pepper in Causeway Bay. The decor takes you back to the 80s. When they bring the sizzling Szechuan, you have to lift your white linen napkin to protect your face from inhaling the spicy steam. For a more upscale culinary experience, Mott 32, situated in an old cultural Chinese bank, has the most exquisite dumplings. Our favorite hotel is the Mandarin Hotel; their high tea is a must. The shopping in Hong Kong is top-notch and there are always new destinations popping up. Most recently, we hear The Lady’s Market in Kowloon, off the beaten path, in a tucked away apartment, has some of the best kept secret designer vintage.
FOUNDATION ROOM | We love live music, especially when it’s in an intimate setting. The Foundation Room, with its glamorous decor, cozy velvet chairs and perfectly poured cocktails, is a hidden gem. The musicians that perform there are oftentimes local artists and everyone is so talented. We love to go there to unwind with our husbands and friends, especially before or after a concert at the House of Blues. The chill vibe makes it the perfect place to celebrate a birthday or special occasion.
PARK AVENUE ATELIER | Flowers make us happy – especially when they are designed by the insanely chic Lucia Joklova! A local Houstonian, Lucia’s vision is perfection; she is truly an artist using flowers as her medium. We look forward to our weekly deliveries and always send her magnificent arrangements as gifts. Lucia’s exquisite indoor-/outdoor- scapes are the perfect go-to for your home this holiday season.
HAUTE PROTECTION | Our number-one style tip is to always keep your skin healthy and protected! While we aren’t dermatologists, we swear by Haute Protection Tinted Compact D’ore SPF 50. We love being active outdoors – hiking, skiing, swimming, doing yoga, playing on the beach with our daughters. This sunblock stays on and allows us to enjoy these activities without fear of getting dark spots, wrinkles or skin cancer. We literally don’t leave home without applying it first.