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Unplugged
Beth Weitzman and Warren Weitzman | March 28, 2014

Back in 1940, when Rancho La Puerta (or “the Ranch”) first welcomed guests in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, it did so on a BYOT (bring your own tent) basis for $17.50 a week. For this, spa-goers enjoyed no running water, no...

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Casting His Spell
Andrew Myers | March 28, 2014

Presto, chango! See how the kid from Queens, an only child born to a public high school history teacher and an artist, a kid with no strong Tinseltown ties—poof!—appears at age 29 center stage at the 75th Academy Awards. After sweeping up the...

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Hit List: Spring Forward
Nick Esquer | March 20, 2014

1. Houston design star Lauren Rottet’s new collection of lounge furniture and occasional tables has contemporary households in mind. The new set includes 33...

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The Hit List: Houston Uncorked
Robin Barr Sussman | March 13, 2014

1. The new Churrascos (947 N. Gessner Rd., 713.231.1352) in Memorial City welcomes spring on March 20 with a Merry Edwards Winery dinner featuring the crisp Sauvignon Blanc...

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Saving His Seoul
John DeMers | Photography by Julie Soefer | March 7, 2014

When foodies heard a Korean eatery called Nara, by Korean chef Donald Chang, was taking over the high-profile West Ave space vacated by Katsuya, many thought back to another place...

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Worldly Wares
Brittanie Shey | March 7, 2014

Jewelry designer Patricia Peckinpaugh Griffith, a Houston native, spent much of her childhood in Mexico City, having moved there when her mother remarried following her father’s death. Partly inspired by the magic of the country, she and handbag-maker...

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Poetic Justice
Jeff Gremillion | March 7, 2014

As Maya Angelou, 85—one of the world’s most celebrated living poets and, famously, Oprah Winfrey’s mentor—relocated from California to her current home of North Carolina in 1981 to take a Wake Forest teaching post,...

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Fringe Benefits
Isaiah Freeman-Schub | March 7, 2014

Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, unleashed her inner free spirit in the spring/summer ‘14 collection. Inspired by the carefree essence of art nouveau (the clothes were decorated with the era’s swirls and whorls), the...

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The Hit List: Lucky Charms
Robin Barr Sussman | March 5, 2014

1. Houston’s oldest sports bar, Griff’s (3416 Roseland St., 713.528.9912), throws one of the biggest parties on in H-Town on this day, starting at 9AM. Expect music, crowds and pub grub...

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Style & The City
Evan Wetmore, with reporting by Chris Kelly | March 4, 2014

Gail Rubin
EDGE OF LIGHT

While many settle in Montrose for its hip, foodie-friendly reputation, fashion publicist Gail Rubin chose her window-happy corner loft there for a slightly different...

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