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Virgin Territory
Mike Espindle | October 29, 2014

Visitors to idyllic Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands who stroll along the shoreline along Valley Trunk Bay have been asking one question for years: What exactly is that Balinese-style house just in from the beach? What it is, exactly, is a...

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Heart & Soul
Elizabeth Chambers Hammer | October 29, 2014

After surviving the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that tragically took the life of her longtime boyfriend, photographer Simon Atlee, Petra Nemcova spent many months recovering from a shattered pelvis, a shattered heart and, in many ways, a shattered...

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The Hit List: Evening Stars
Tara Seetharam | October 24, 2014

1. If you get an invite to Crimson Lounge, the newest and most sophisticated “members-only” dance club in town, dress to kill....

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The Hit List: Desserts to Fall For!
Robin Barr Sussman | October 16, 2014

1. The star dessert at Etoile Cuisine et Bar (1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd., 832.668.5808) is the beautiful tarte fine aux...

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The Hit List: Think Pink
Ray Dennison | October 14, 2014

1. At her eponymous boutiques, local designer Elaine Turner (2439 University Blvd., 713.255.0052, and other locations) raises awareness this month...

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The Hit List: Get Cooking!
Robin Barr Sussman | October 3, 2014

1. At a Central Market (3815 Westheimer Rd., 713.386.1700) class called Bordeaux Wines with a Cuban Meal on Oct. 22, master sommelier Guy Stout shows you how to pair five delicious Bordeaux wines...

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Fresh Catch
John DeMers | Photography by Julie Soefer | October 2, 2014

Adison Lee is part of a movement of sorts. He’s one of those young, adventurous chefs who wants to turn one of the world’s most traditional cuisines—Japanese—on its ear. In his hands, at his style-forward...

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Once Around
Michael D. Snediker | October 2, 2014

Longtime Houstonian, frequent contributor to The New Yorker, and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim, Antonya Nelson is the author of 11 books of fiction and, along with her husband,...

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Ray Dennison | October 2, 2014


Texas Contemporary Art Fair

“The reaction most people had to this sculpture was a double take as they walked by, followed by a close inspection of the work… a look of...

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Reality Bites
Holly Crawford | October 2, 2014

Ja'Nel Witt, 33, last year’s winner of Fox’s Hell's Kitchen cooking-contest reality show, is back in Houston, as exec chef at River Oaks’ popular Corner Table (2736 Virginia St., 713.568.9196)....

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Sky Captain
Mike Espindle | October 2, 2014

As the new flagship business jet from Gulfstream, the G650 is, to say the least, truly top flight. The designers intent was to create a hallmark aircraft, one for the history books, by leveraging aeronautic science, next-generation materials, cutting-edge engine...

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Epicurean Adventure
Beth Weitzman | October 1, 2014

Paradise can be described as a state of delight—and for anyone who appreciates good food, fine wine and breathtaking oceanfront resorts, it can also be defined as Cayman Cookout.


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