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New Blood
Ray Dennison | October 1, 2014

This month at the Alley, hunky Houston newcomer Jay Sullivan, 33, sinks his teeth into a classic horror story as the title character in Dracula. It will be his latest in a string of showy...

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A Splash of Gin
Chris Kelly | October 1, 2014

“At my last Christmas party, my clients played beer pong,” laughs designer Gin Braverman, who has the upbeat personality and bohemian flair of that girl in high school whom everyone liked. Such is the life of Braverman, 36, one of Houston...

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Purpose Driven
Ayesha Khan | September 26, 2014

Lewiston prides itself on being the second largest town in Maine, but it is typical of New England—red-bricked and lined with church steeples. But as ordinary as the town may seem, famed native son Patrick Dempsey—who overcame dyslexia, excelled...

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The Hit List: Ahh, Spa!
Allyson Bowers | September 19, 2014

1. Adara Medical Spa
Marble surfaces and modern décor appoint this new Museum District haven that claims softer skin as its specialty, with treatments like a...

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The Hit List: The Eat Is On!
Robin Barr Sussman | September 15, 2014

1. Calhoun’s Rooftop Bar & Grill (4701 Calhoun Rd., Ste. 200, 713.456.7891) is new to the University of Houston campus. The second-story eatery with a 3,600-square-foot rooftop...

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The Hit List: ’Bama Bound
Ray Dennison | September 5, 2014

1. Both David Brown Flowers (713.664.0466) and fashion boutique Leap (713.526.4580) have recently relocated to new storefronts at 3637 W. Alabama St. Pick up a stunning fall arrangement...

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Open Heart
Steve Jansen | September 5, 2014

The Space Race made Houston famous in the ’60s, with the world watching NASA and man’s journey to the stars. But there was another technological movement, just as important to civilization, also finding its zenith in town. “It wasn’...

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High Art
Chris Kelly | September 5, 2014

How does she do it?

Deborah Colton is constantly brimming with infectious enthusiasm despite her demanding schedule—which includes running her international contemporary arts gallery (Deborah Colton Gallery, 2445 North Blvd., 713.869.5151);...

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Local Hero
John DeMers | Photography by Julie Soefer | September 5, 2014

I’m welcomed to the new location of Local Foods, in the space that was Taco Milagro, by a collection of antique scales, and I’m tempted to spend more time pondering how things used to be weighed in neighborhood grocery...

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Head Over Heels
Isaiah Freeman-Schub | September 5, 2014

“Today is a new day,” declared Nicolas Ghesquière in his show note for his first collection for Louis Vuitton. After he accepted the reins as artistic director...

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Designed to a "T"
Ayesha Khan | September 5, 2014

It is perhaps one of the greatest ironies in the world of luxury goods that the most preeminent jewelry houses have been historically helmed by men, despite the obvious fact that they mostly cater to women....

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Begin, Again!
Evan Wetmore | September 5, 2014

Joyce Echols
Sexy Texas Glam
Fashionistas often know about quality and artisanship. But for new shoe designer Joyce Echols—whose eponymous line soon bows with a spring/summer collection available at,...

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