The best kept secret in the world has just opened next to the lovable Pearl Cup coffee house on Henderson. It’s called Milk & Honey, a boutique opened by the former owner of Waco’s clothing haven, Roots. If you pictured shopping racks filled with the cutest outfits on the planet alongside ladders stacked with green plants, you dreamed right. This tranquil nook is filled with the most fantastic collections to suit the “anthro” and urban-type alike. You’ll find pleated skirts, dresses for your next wedding occasion, and crazy cute tops appropriate for work and play. And the price tags? Shockingly reasonable. Pretty sure this is the only store I will be needing. Keep reading for some inside scoop from owner Brittany Thomas, and make a stop in this treasure of a store.
What was your inspiration behind the decor in Milk & Honey?
I love finding furniture that’s really inexpensive but making it look nice and put together. I have always liked that. As I go to all these places where I dig for treasure, such as small places in Waco where I used to live, Canton, and Round Top, I have become inspired by the white, cream, oatmeal palettes. I have a good friend who owns a coffee shop in Waco called Common Grounds, and her home style is a total inspiration to me. It really takes my inspiration to the next level! Like her, I have learned to let items just speak to me and then figure out where they go in the shop or my house later on. It all comes together somehow.
How do you know when something is the right thing to buy? Do you go off your personal style when deciding?
Similar to decor, I let the pieces speak to me. I want everything in the store to be unique–if I ever think “seen that”, I won’t buy it. I think I have a range of fashion personally, so I do end up picking items that I personally like. I definitely try to do a range of more refined and sophisticated but also artsy and boho!
What is your favorite lunch spot in Dallas? Dinner?
What’s playing on your iPod right now?
Don’t do much iPod anymore. I use Spotify, which I love. Right now, it’s Black Keys and Foster the People.
Who is your style icon?
Blair Eadie from the Atlantic Pacific blog, and my best friend Lacey Dodd!