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The Hit List: Holiday Party On!
By Robin Barr Sussman | December 7, 2015

1. Party like you mean it in Hotel Icon’s (220 Main St., 713.224.4266) cool penthouse suite with capacity for 40 and a...

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Open Country
By Steve Jansen | December 4, 2015

“We literally went from playing shows once or twice a month to being constantly on the road,” says Parker McCollum. The Conroe-raised singer-songwriter’s debut country album, The Limestone Kid, hit earlier this year...

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"Game" Changer
By Chris Kelly | December 3, 2015

Just 20 years old, Houstonian Katlynn Simone has already spent six years starring in a hit television series—BET’s The Game, which just ended its final season. Not one to rest on her laurels, she’s returning to her...

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Enchanted England
By Becca Hensley | December 3, 2015

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, a young boy wins a golden ticket that leads him on an enchanted journey with Willy Wonka. Now a popular musical drawing crowds in London’s West End, the story—flooded with...

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A Star Named Gugu
By Ray Rogers | December 1, 2015

She’s still relatively unknown in the United States, but just wait. British screen and stage actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw is about to become a household name. Following last year’s one-two punch of critically acclaimed roles—she played the...

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Doing the District
By Ray Dennison & Evan Wetmore | November 19, 2015

While the center is filled with national designers making their Texas debuts—such as French-Italian sportswear brand Moncler, now open in this building—H-Town women’s shop Baanou...

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Heroine Chic
By Steve Jansen | November 19, 2015

Before becoming published authors with ardent readerships, Houston’s Laura Nolen and Jennifer Clark each started their working lives as buttoned-up professionals. Nolen, a Mississippi native, worked as an attorney for two years, while Taiwan-born Clark...

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Poised to Pounce
By Nate Chapnick | November 19, 2015

Jaguar is flexing its muscle. In the last year, the British brand has invested some $5 billion in research and development and in its manufacturing facilities. The fruits of these investments are seen in Jaguar’s reinvigorated lineup—the...

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The Hit List: Spa Season
By Alyssa Smith | November 18, 2015

1. Montrose’s new nail studio Dripped (1403 Westheimer Rd., 832.962.7841) offers manis and pedis with masques and bath salts made with...

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Helen of Joy
John DeMers | Photography by Shannon O’Hara | November 16, 2015

In the minds of many Americans, the ancient land of Greece—from its towering mountains and its dazzling islands to its millennia of golden achievements—is one giant gyro stand. That single street food, more a...

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The Hit List: Turkey Talk
By Robin Barr Sussman | November 16, 2015

1. Americas (2040 W. Gray St., 832.200.1492, and other location) serves a traditional Thanksgiving brunch buffet with a global twist from 10AM...

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Shooting Stars
By Jeff Gremillion | November 16, 2015

One could argue that this month’s Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Nov. 12 to 19 at MFA and other locales, takes a huge detour from the city—all the way to...

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