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Southern Strategy
John DeMers | Photography by Julie Soefer | December 22, 2014

Mark Holley spent decades cooking in Texas and Louisiana, always as a tribute to his dad from Kentucky and his mom from Georgia. And when his last gig cooking for somebody else came to an end, and an opportunity to cook...

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The Hit List: New Year, New You!
Evan Wetmore | December 19, 2014

1. In addition to dozens of skincare lines often only spotted at the dermatologist’s office, Sabina Khan Benavides’ Chrysalis...

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The Hit List: Pop the Cork!
Ray Dennison | December 19, 2014

1. Two bands jam at Houston’s longest-running bash at the Hyatt Regency Downtown (1200 Louisiana St., 713....

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Ray Dennison | December 18, 2014


Ellington Field

Photographer Dan Pancamo moved into his home behind Ellington Field in 1996. Since then, for the past 18 years, he has climbed up to the top of his two-story house...

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California Dreaming
Holly Crawford | December 18, 2014

A custom-made neon sign on the back wall of Brooke Feather’s breezy new eponymous boutique (2020 W. Gray St., 713.520.0211) reads: “Forget the rules. If you...

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A Holiday Riddle
Jeff Gremillion | December 17, 2014

Just because popular new bar Julep (1919 Washington Ave., 713.869.4383) is named after one delicious, historical cocktail doesn’t mean you can’t sip others there—especially at the holidays. Owner Alba Huerta offers...

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Coupe du Jour
Nate Chapnick | December 16, 2014

Many high-performance supercars spend most of their time parked, saddled by inclement weather and overall impracticality. Enter the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe, a two-door supercar re-envisioning of the maker’s top-of-the-line sedan, to be...

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The Hit List: Ho-Ho-Holiday Dining!
Robin Barr Sussman | December 15, 2014

1. Joyeux Noel! For a taste of France, Bistro Provence (13616 Memorial Dr., 713.827.8008) is serving a set Christmas Eve...

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Patrons & Players
Ray Dennison | December 12, 2014

lt’s not easy for little boys in Houston to see themselves as dancers. “You think it’s slightly feminine,” says area native Jared Matthews, 30, who became a first soloist...

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Golden Girl
Brittanie Shey | December 11, 2014

Jessica Bird, the petite, raven-haired beauty behind increasingly popular J. Bird Jewelry, has always approached her business the way she approaches her life, making the rules as she goes. “Everything in my life has happened instinctively,” she says...

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Ottoman Allure
Ayesha Khan | December 11, 2014

Once a capital of the great Roman Empire and seat of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul—one of the world’s only cities set on two continents, Asia and Europe—has enchanted visitors for centuries. You can also count present-day intrigue among the...

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The Hit List: Raising the Bar
Robin Barr Sussman | December 5, 2014

1. Pair and Share are the new buzzwords at The Tasting Room’s City Centre location (281.822.1500), where...

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