Have a cocktail, get your hair blown out, go shopping with your dog, and be serenaded by Americn Idol and TCU alum Tim Halperin. It may sound like a strange combo, but tonight (Thursday, June 28), these four activities come together at a grand opening party celebrating two interesting new businesses on Foch Street in Fort Worths West 7th district.
The new kids on the block are Fort Worth Blow Dry Bar and Wag, which is being billed as a boutique and lounge for Fido and his people. Tonights bash starts at 7 p.m. in the Foch Street Warehouse parking lot (1005-1007 Foch St.), and will feature appearances by Halperin, as well as Super Frog with his TCU cheerleader groupies in tow.
And yes, organizers emphasize, this is a pet-friendly event.
Both business owners are TCU alumnae; Nicole Carman Werneck is behind Fort Worth Blow Dry Bar also to be known as Blow a fairly new salon concept that allows customers to come in for a blowout, while they chill with a complimentary cocktail (hence the bar in the title), for $35.
Then theres Wag, from Hannah Scheideman. Wag is a dog boutique that will feature everything from collars and leashes to bowls and beds, as well as food, and some noshes from Three Dog Bakery. Wag also features a small lounge area with a few couches, where people can bring their dogs, sit and read, work on their computers or what have you. Although tonights party will serve alcohol, on a daily basis, Wag will stick to complimentary beverages and water.
If youre wondering how Halperin got involved, Scheideman says that the singer-songwriter was one of her best friends from college. Tims been a wonderful friend, and he wanted to do this for us, Scheideman says.
On Wags Facebook page, it says that Scheidemans vision for her business is to eventually use Wag as a platform for a No Kill initiative in Fort Worth, as well as to one day build a non profit refuge for all animals that have been forgotten.