The Tree House boutique coming to West Lake Hills this month

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The Tree House will open in early August in the Village of Westlake at 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste. D480, West Lake Hills. This will be the “sister store” to Shop the Tree House in Wimberley. The boutique will sell bohemian apparel, home decor, art, furniture, bedding, rugs, kids toys, party supplies, greeting cards, funny gifts and more. 512-401-3673. www.shopthetreehouse.com


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