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Estate of Grace
By Beth Weitzman | March 10, 2015

The monkeys scampering through the trees have no idea how fabulous this place is. But I do. I’ve traveled all over the world and put my head on beaucoup plush pillows in plenty of villas owned by celebrities. But...

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Rope Hopes
By Daniel Renfrow | March 10, 2015

The calf makes a brave dash from the chute as soon as the door opens, but Cory Solomon and his horse are fast on its heels. After a few quick whips of his lasso, he launches a throw that lands around its neck, spinning the little guy around in a full 180. Solomon...

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The Hit List: ’Cued Up
By Robin Barr Sussman | March 9, 2015

1. The mesquite smoke billowing off the Kirby Drive location of Goode Co. (5109 Kirby Dr., 713.522.2530 and other locations) draws in hungry devotees...

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Fortune Cookie
By Andrew Myers | February 27, 2015

Conventional Hollywood wisdom is that Empire—Fox’s hourlong musical/drama that chronicles a murderous mogul, his jailbird ex-wife and their three comely sons who are competing for control of daddy dearest’s hip-hop and...

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The Hit List: Rolling in the Dough
By Robin Barr Sussman | February 18, 2015

1. Coppa Osteria (510 Morningside Dr., 713.522.3535) recently rolled out a new brunch menu—and pizza pie is a...

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New World Order
John DeMers | Photography by Debora Smail | February 16, 2015

For several weeks before opening their restaurant, before settling on the most natural and possibly most obvious name in the history of the universe, owner Paul Miller and chef Paul Lewis talked about simply keeping the...

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The Hit List: Lasso the Look
By Ray Dennison | February 13, 2015

1. Premier bootmaker Lucchese (4051 Westheimer Rd., 713.960.1121) recently opened a flagship boutique in Highland Village. On display are...

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Heart Strings
By Ray Dennison | February 12, 2015

“The important date is not your first performance in a great musical hall,” explains Itzhak Perlman, perhaps the world’s most famous living violinist. “It’s the second date, when they ask you to come again....

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Posh Spice
By Holly Crawford | February 12, 2015

As her Houston boutique celebrates its recent 10th anniversary, Houston fashion designer Sameera Faridi is touting an expanded inventory of fabulous new looks that break boundaries for the Art Institute grad. Known for her intricately beaded, handmade saris,...

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Living Large
By Nate Chapnick | February 12, 2015

American luxury is alive and well. From handmade Shinola watches to Martin guitars, “made in the USA” is becoming a major selling point for many of the hottest luxury brands. Lincoln is seizing this moment, offering a slew of new luxury vehicles...

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By Ray Dennison | February 12, 2015


Intersection of Bell and Smith Streets

Despite below-average temperatures—and clouds hovering above the skyscrapers, per the rather Dickensian quiet this photo suggests...

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The Hit List: V-Day Fork Play
By Robin Barr Sussman | February 6, 2015

1. Pick up a box of aphrodisiac-inspired flavors at Cacao & Cardamom’s (5000 Westheimer Rd., Ste. 602, 281.501....

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