Archive for November, 2008


Assorted Wonderments

Assorted Wonderments

Eagle Creek Travel Gear
Eagle Creek Travel Gear

Smartwool Sweaters


Great toys for little folks.


Warm and cozy indoors and out.


A gift of music.


Welcome gifts for family and friends.


Come by our new location at the corner of Post Oak and Westheimer for fun browsing or for one of the many special happenings leading up to our Grand Opening week-end on December 5th through 7th.

Fun Coloring Contest

Pick up a copy or two of our Famous and Fun Dinosaur Coloring Contest poster. This poster is a large format – 20 by 20 inches – original piece of art created by our own in-house graphic artist, Janet Learmonth. Just color, paint, or decorate the poster and return it to our new location at 2501 Post Oak Blvd. before December 10th. Prizes will be awarded in four age categories: 0 to 6, 7 to 12, 13 to 18, 19 and up.

Drawing for Great Prizes

While visiting our new store, be sure to sign up for prize drawings to be held on December 5th, 6th, and 7th. No purchase is necessary and you need not be present to win.


From Eagle Creek Travel Gear: Tarmac 25 rolling luggage • ORV Trunk 25 rolling luggage

From ExOfficio: Women’s Outfit – shirt, pants, and underwear • Men’s Outfit – shirt, pants, and underwear

From The North Face: Men’s Apex Bionic Fleece Jackets – two winners • Women’s Denali Fleece Jackets – two winners

From Whole Earth Logo choices: Kleen Kanteen 27 oz. stainless steel water bottles – 25 winners • Gift Certificates valued at $20 each – 20 winners


November 22nd, 10 am to 3 pm: Born Shoes trunk show – Born is a fusion of comfort and fashion. Come meet a Born factory representative and see their extensive selection of styles. All special order charges are waived for the show.

November 23rd, Noon to 6 pm: Earth Shoes trunk show – Meet an Earth Brand factory representative and learn how these shoes utilize Negative Heel technology to provide sole support and burn more calories with every step. Special order charges are waived for the day.

December 1st, 2 to 6 pm: Burt’s Bees trunk show – Natural personal care products known around the world. Learn about Burt’s Bees extensive line of health care products derived from natural sources from a factory representative. Bring in a non-Burt’s Bees lip balm and exchange it for a free one of Burt’s.

December 5th, 11 am to 4 pm: Smartwool merino wool clothing trunk show – Come early and receive a free pair of the finest socks you’ll ever wear, while supplies last only. In addition, see and chat about a travelog slide show by Whole Earth General Manager Walter Wakefield about his recent tour of New Zealand’s and Smartwool’s sheep stations. Preview his photos below.

December 5th, 11 am to 4 pm: ExOfficio’s factory representative will discuss their technical travel clothing and give folks a chance to win some nifty prizes.

December 6th, 1 to 5 pm: Patagonia Footwear trunk show – Try on the shoes that Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard wears – made with an environmental consciousness, of recycled materials. Special order charges are waived for the day. Every pair of their shoes purchased today through the 19th of December from either Houston Whole Earth Provision Company store will earn a donation for the Armand Bayou Nature Center: $10 per pair from Patagonia Footwear that is matched with an equal $10 from Whole Earth Provision Company.

December 6th, Armand Bayou Nature Center folks will be on hand to discuss the many programs they have on 2500 acres of beautiful land within the Houston metro area.

December 6th, The contributors to the beautiful volume Houston Atlas of Biodiversity will be on hand to sign the book and discuss our local ecology.

December 7th, Noon to 4 pm: Merrell Footwear trunk show – Visit with the Merrell factory representative and see the great new styles in shoes for all uses from casual wear about town to technical hiking boots. Special order charges are waived for the day.

December 7th, Noon to 4 pm: The GoreTex factory representative will be on hand to discuss all the marvelous aspects of their fabrics in outerwear and footwear.

Walter Wakefield and Janet Learmonth in New Zealand, September, 2008

Walter Wakefield and Janet Learmonth in New Zealand, September, 2008

New Zealand Merino sheep at N

Merino sheep at Nokomai Station, Otago, NZ

"I'm so-o-o cute!"

"I'm so-o-o cute!" - Lady sheep at Craigneuk Station, Otago, NZ

Walter at Waitonga Falls,Tongariro National Pack

Walter at Waitonga Falls, Tongariro National Park