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Italian Renaissance
Ayesha Khan | September 4, 2014

At the base of the rolling volcanic Euganean Hills in Italy’s Veneto region lies a seemingly endless reserve of thermal mud (said to have been around since the time of the ancient Romans). Matured for months in a series of bubbling tanks, the...

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Charlize Rising
Amanda Friedman | September 2, 2014

It is difficult to put into words the effect that Charlize Theron imparts when she walks into a room. She doesn’t just enter the space; she completely hypnotizes it, a blond bombshell goddess radiating inner strength, beauty and confidence. This...

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The Hit List: Summer Light
Robin Barr Sussman | August 22, 2014

1. Bradley’s Fine Diner (191 Heights Blvd., 832.831.5939) composes a must-have Caesar salad. The deconstructed plate comes with crisp romaine leaves garnished with capers, chunks of ripe avocado, croutons,...

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The Hit List: Sky’s the Limit
Holly Crawford | August 18, 2014

1. Each of the units in the Finger Companies’ new six-story spread next-door to Whole Foods in Montrose comes with a collapsible grocery cart tucked into a living-room closet. “Residents don’t...

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The Hit List: Weeks Goes Strong!
Robin Barr Sussman | August 7, 2014

1. Del Frisco’s Grille (2800 Kirby Dr., 832.623.6168) has a generous dinner deal for Houston Restaurant Weeks, starting with an appetizer of soup or salad—think blue cheese wedge with chopped...

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House Rules!
By the Editors, with Holly Crawford | August 4, 2014

Some of the most lavish—and lavishly priced—houses to hit the market this year are suburban outliers. In fact, at press time, the Carlton Woods community in The...

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Thais That Bind
John DeMers | Photography by Debora Smail | August 1, 2014

Chef Jett—aka Junnajett Hurapan—has cooked many different ways in 26 years of doing Italian, Greek, French and modern Asian in New York and Houston. But tonight, as the crowd fills his new Songkran Thai Kitchen in...

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Fast Lane
Tara Seetharam | August 1, 2014

The Woodlands natives who make up the now Austin-based band Driver Friendly have Tom Hanks to thank for their first label-backed album. It may seem unlikely, but it’s true.

In 2012, they released a video for their upbeat tune “Messidona,”...

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London Calling
Holly Crawford | August 1, 2014

Fashion designer and Garden Oaks native Andrea Phillips, 28, who lives in London, is having a veritable homecoming with this month’s debut of her women’s clothing line, AG Phillips, at Tootsies. Her Texas roots helped shape the...

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Future Warrior
Nate Chapnick | August 1, 2014

A supercar with a green-car conscience, BMW’s new i8 merges high-speed looks with an advanced fuel-sipping hybrid plug-in powertrain. This combination proves a success, as the i8 is a thrill to drive and a sight to behold.

Not for those who...

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Ray Dennison | August 1, 2014


Addicks Reservoir

After a heavy evening downpour, the skies cleared over the west side of Houston. And John Chandler, a computer systems engineer by day and fire-twirling enthusiast...

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Heart of the Valley
Beth Weitzman | July 31, 2014

Having vision is a very powerful thing—especially when possessed by a driving force like the late Joan Austin. Having passed away last year at age 81, her legacy lives on through the eco-luxe ...

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