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Easy Rider
Carita Rizzo | December 1, 2014

A custom Bratstyle 1976 Honda motorcycle pulls up outside of Foodlab, a gourmet deli in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, making heads turn as its engine loudly revs. Jai Courtney, looking every bit the action hero he portrays on screen, enters the cozy eatery wearing a...

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The Hit List: Gourmet Gifts
Robin Barr Sussman | November 21, 2014

1. Araya Artisan Chocolates (1141 Uptown Park Blvd., 713.960.0850, and other locations) has a shiny holiday collection of chocolate...

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The Hit List: Table of Elements
Allyson Bowers | November 14, 2014

1. Stainless-steel Ambiray napkin rings bedecked in Swarovski crystals bring a bit of bling to a holiday dining display. $50 per pair, Swarovski...

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The Hit List: Turkey Day Delights
Robin Barr Sussman | November 7, 2014

1. Both Americas locations will serve a Thanksgiving brunch buffet—with a global twist—from 9am-3pm....

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Spain Done Chic
Jeff Gremillion | November 5, 2014

The trendy initials-only naming of new BCN Taste & Tradition (4210 Roseland St., 832.834.3411), a reference to Barcelona, is not just a gimmick for the contemporary Spanish restaurant that just opened in a renovated Montrose...

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Master Class
John DeMers | Photography by Debora Smail | November 5, 2014

When you ask a server at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted for any cut of Akaushi beef—a Kobe-style meat raised in Texas that’s as pretty as the penny it will cost you—you are also invited to choose a steak knife from a...

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Police Siren
Jeff Gremillion | November 5, 2014

Beautiful Stephanie Beatriz, who grew up in nearby Webster and now appears as a police detective in the FOX comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine with Andy Samberg, isn’t your typical Hollywood celeb. For starters, she doesn’t look the part off-...

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Evan Wetmore | November 5, 2014


JW Marriott

Some 700 fashion fans flocked to the new JW Marriott hotel Downtown, where, during a double-feature style show, David Peck debuted not only his line of uniforms for the...

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"Ghost" Writer
Steve Jansen | November 5, 2014

When the Houston rock band called The 71’s disbanded in 2012, Keeton Coffman was lost. “When we broke up, I felt as if it was the end of me as a songwriter,” says the band’s handsome, dark-haired lead singer and guitarist, 33...

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Season of Giving
The Editors | November 3, 2014

For years, Dec My Room founder Susan Plank and husband Mike cut stylish figures in Houston society, supporting dozens of charities—chairing and being honored at...

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Statement Piece
Nate Chapnick | November 3, 2014

There’s nothing quite like piloting a Rolls-Royce, and nothing quite like stepping out of one either. The British maker’s newest model, the Wraith, makes no excuses for its luxurious largesse. This vehicle is as much about making a grand...

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Global Positioning
Brittanie Shey | October 30, 2014

“When I was a little girl, my friends all wanted to be Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella, and I wanted to be Jasmine,” says Joy Kennedy, 26, founder of the “fair-trade luxe” jewelry and accessories line Priya Collection, a...

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