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Ready to Launch
By Meg McGuire | August 3, 2015

Fifteen years ago, Lafayette, La., native Erin Cummings moved from Huntsville, Texas, to a tiny studio apartment in L.A.’s Koreatown with the hopes of pursuing her dream of becoming a Hollywood actress. Every night Cummings would...

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Lord of the Rings
By Daniel Renfrow | August 3, 2015

Layla Asgari, 32, may be a dentist by trade, but some of the petite Persian beauty’s best metal work is done outside of her office, when she’s designing new pieces for her bohemian jewelry line...

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Ferrari Finesse
By Nate Chapnick | August 3, 2015

It seems like an impossible task: Take Ferrari’s already sensational 458 midrear engine V8 supercar and replace it with something that’s even better. Although challenged, Ferrari’s team...

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Building a Legacy
By Jeff Gremillion | July 31, 2015

It’s a scorching 2pm in River Oaks, and Gerald D. Hines elects to entertain a visitor not in one of the many art-and-ornamentation-filled rooms in his regal—and air-conditioned—mansion compound designed by Robert A.M. Stern, the dean...

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Home is a Trip
By Ayesha Khan | July 31, 2015


Imagine spending a morning languishing beside a beautiful...

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She's Got Game
By Ray Rogers | July 29, 2015

High up in the Hollywood Hills, actress Michelle Monaghan is marveling at the expansive view of downtown L.A. from the enviable vantage point of the bright, colorful 1923-built abode that Ginger Rogers once called home. Monaghan and husband Peter White, a...

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The Hit List: Wine Time
By Robin Barr Sussman | July 27, 2015

1. Backstreet Café
Backstreet Café (1103 S Shepherd Dr., 713.521.2239) has regular wine dinners to show off the talents of firecracker sommelier Sean Beck...

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The Hit List: On a Roll
By Robin Barr Sussman | July 20, 2015

1. Kuu (947 Gessner Rd., Ste. A-180, 713.461.1688) always has something fresh and new on the menu. Try the hama yuzu roll—king crab with...

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Golden Rules
John DeMers | Photography by Julie Soefer | July 14, 2015

Throughout a half-century at the pinnacle of Houston dining, restaurateur Tony Vallone has watched the competition rise and fall, often led by the latest genius chef. Still, as he and wife Donna mark his namesake...

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Heart & Sole
By Holly Crawford | July 14, 2015

It was a love of music that brought together Pablo Uriegas and his now-wife, Mariú Saad-Rionda, at a huge Acapulco festival in 2000. And the couple is working in perfect harmony to build its handcrafted leather shoe company one sole at a time...

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Seas the Day!
By Ray Dennison | July 14, 2015

Clark Cooper, the restaurant group behind classic Ibiza and popular newer hot spots Brasserie 19 and Coppa, will open seafood-centered SaltAir Seafood Kitchen in Upper Kirby next month. The menu will feature traditional Gulf...

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By Ray Dennison | July 14, 2015


Discovery Green

More than 5,000 parkgoers turned out for Discovery Green’s Marvailloso, a weekend festival centered around the park’s Kinder...

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