Owner Lisa Brown has operated a variety of specialty retail concepts throughout Central Texas beginning in 1998. Her original seasonal holiday store Tis The Season was located in Austin's Lakeline Mall for 12 years. Tis The Season soon became a year-round specialty retail store offering a diverse and rotating inventory selection based on trends as well as the various seasons throughout the year. After enjoying several years of success, a second location was opened in late 2009 called Beau Kisses at LaCenterra Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas.
This new location was named after the small community of Beaukiss, TX, located northeast of Austin, where owner Lisa Brown grew up. In late 2012 Tis The Season was relocated to the new upscale development, The Trails of 620 in Austin, and was renamed Beau Kisses.
Lisa along with her management team, Laura Joy, Chrystal Vickers, Christi Walsh, Vonda Ilseng, Mackenzie Shannon, and Shelly Delahoussaye, bring over 75 years of combined retail and management experience to Beau Kisses.
We make several trips to various trade shows each year culling through vast selections of gift and apparel items to put together a diverse and ever changing product mix.
Our mission: To provide an elevated eclectic shopping experience full of fun with premier customer service. We are proud that our team maintains personal relationships with our customers and our communities.
Beau Kisses Katy has been selected several times as the Reader's Choice - Best Boutique and is listed as one of the top venues to visit while in Katy. We also donate to many fundraisers, school events, and women's groups in the respective communities and have participated in the Austin Junior League's “A Christmas Affair” for the past 5 years. We were a part of the Jasmine's Bears drive which benefited the Dell Children's Hospital in Austin matching cash donations from customers, as well as collecting stuffed animals for the children. We participated in a fundraiser for the victims of the West, Texas explosion which collectively raised over $52,000 for the victims relief fund. We have hosted an event in conjunction with our Kendra Scott representatives donating a portion of the proceeds to the Center for Child Protection in Austin. We are proud to partner with the Center for Child Protection and participate in the Play Bingo Event which raised over $100K in 2016. Beau Kisses Austin has been selected as Readers’ Choice Best of the Best Boutiques by the community's Hill Country News. Beau Kisses has been a supporter of numerous school organizations and non- profit groups throughout the years.
Meet our Team
Lisa Brown, owner of Beau Kisses has over 21 years of specialty retail experience. Lisa began her venture as a seasonal retail store operator of Christmas and Halloween concepts and seasonal kiosks in malls from San Antonio to Dallas. In addition, Lisa managed a wholesale business out of her garage which grossed over $1.5M in less than 9 months. It is with this entrepreneurial spirit that the concept of Beau Kisses has evolved into an ever changing specialty retail boutique. Lisa is responsible for the financial success of the company, maintaining close and successful relationships with key vendors, negotiating exclusivity contracts, securing leases, and serves as the lead in the overall operations of the company. Lisa has held several volunteer positions within the community including Leander Independent School District and Mobile Loaves and Fishes over her past 21 years as a resident of Cedar Park, Texas and is mom to 3 children, Rebecca, Connor and Abbigail.
Laura Joy, Regional Sales Manager. Laura brings 24 years of retail experience with 14 years in management positions with a great emphasis on inventory and price management. Laura joined Beau Kisses-Katy as Sales Associate in 2011 and in a few short months was promoted to Sales Manager of the Katy store. Laura has proven to be a key asset in plans to drive volume within the company. Laura is a part of our buying team and works closely with marketing to assist in the progress of our branding. As our regional sales manager she leads our sales teams providing product and customer service knowledge that creates an elevated shopping experience. A Katy resident for 33 years, she has held various board positions within the PTA and has volunteered over 10 years with many local charities. Laura is mom to 3, Ron, Jessica, Allison and Emily and is “Lola” (grandmother) to grandson Marcus.
Chrystal Vickers, Assistant Sales Manager, Beau Kisses, Katy, joined the sales team in February, 2016. Promoted in March of 2017, Chrystal has proven to be a great asset in elevating customer service, staff training, social media marketing and overall management of the store. She provides assistance in store to the company stylist, managing apparel trends within her market. She is a gregarious leader who has great relationships with numerous customers and all of the Beau Kisses team. Chrystal is also a very active part of her community. She has 8 years of volunteer service in the Lamar Consolidated school system, director of special events at Briscoe Jr. High for 4 years, a proud band boosters HC Board Chairperson at Foster High School for 3 years, and committee chairperson for the A.R.C organization for 4 years. Chrystal is mom to 2 teenagers.
Christi Walsh, Assistant Store Manager, Beau Kisses Austin.
Vonda Ilseng, Apparel Buyer, Beau Kisses Stylist. Vonda joined Beau Kisses Austin in October 2015 as Sales Associate. Vonda quickly proved her keen eye for trends in fashion and jewelry to be an asset in Beau Kisses, elevating the stores’ selections. After becoming a regular apparel buyer, Vonda has fostered relationships with numerous apparel vendors that are directly reflected in generating volume, reducing lost revenue and creating an elevated customer service environment. Vonda keeps tabs on new fashion and accessory trends and assists in securing lines with exclusivity to Beau Kisses. She works closely with team members to assure merchandising is excellent and inventory levels are maintained. As a resident of Cedar Park for 17 years, Vonda has held numerous volunteer positions within Leander Independent School District, was the fundraising chair for the CPHS Lacrosse team and is an integral member of her faith and community at Hill Country Bible Church. Vonda is mom to 3 boys, Brenden, Holden and Janzen.
Mackenzie Shannon, Assistant Sales Manager, Beau Kisses Cypress. Mackenzie started with Beau Kisses in February 2016 as Sales Associate while attending the University of Houston. She graduated in December 2017 with a degree in Liberal Studies. In February 2018 she was promoted to Assistant Sales Manager of the Beau Kisses location at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake center in Cypress, Tx. Mackenzie is a 6th generation Texan who has a passion for all things Texas. Her favorite place to visit is Galveston where she can fish and partake in the delicious local shellfish. Mackenzie lives in Katy, TX with her pet children- her dog Dexter and cat Toews.
It is with this dynamic Management Team Beau Kisses continues to enjoy many successes; and thus, we are looking to expand the business through additional brick and mortar locations as well as the addition of our online sales site.
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