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The Coast is Near
John DeMers | Photography by Shannon O’Hara | May 7, 2015

For chef Giancarlo Ferrara, geography is destiny.

For more than 10 years, he focused on the foods of Sardinia at Arcodoro, working as Efisio Farris’ right-hand man in the kitchen. Still, the minute Ferrara...

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The Big Idea
By The Editors, with reporting by Daniel Renfrow | May 6, 2015

If Paris- and New York-trained David Peck, 35, originally of Santa Fe, was a chef rather than a fashion designer, he would have been right at...

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The Natural
By Holly Crawford | May 5, 2015

It’s the year of B’s for Elizabeth Koval Parry, a blue-eyed brunette who launched her botanical beauty biz in January and who’s expecting her first baby—a boy—with her medical...

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A Moveable Feast
By Patti Dickey | May 5, 2015

With great anticipation, I boarded my Air France flight, which turned out to be a perfect first step on a luxurious culinary trip through glorious Burgundy. The in-flight meal by Régis Marcon, Air France’s three-Michelin-starred chef, whet my appetite...

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Rad Man
By Ray Rogers | May 1, 2015

First things first: that ’stache! When John Slattery appears on screen in the final season opener of AMC’s Mad Men, his character, the lovably devil-may-care silver-haired ad man Roger Sterling, is working a handlebar across his handsome visage. Contrary...

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The Hit List: Style in Bloom
By Robin Barr Sussman | April 27, 2015

1. Show Some Skin
Summer frocks from new designer Shosh are gracing the racks of Abejas, along with pastel scarves and Let &...

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We Heart Mom!
By Robin Barr Sussman | April 17, 2015

1. Still a Houston fave for alfresco brunch and celebrations, backyard-casual Backstreet Café (1103 S. Shepherd Dr., 713.521.2239) proffers a special three-course...

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The Hit List: Groom Service
By Robin Barr Sussman | April 13, 2015

1. Have a complimentary beer or whiskey at the men-only Boardroom Salon (187 Heights Blvd., 713.880.3235) during the Presidential...

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Top-Shelf Style
By Heather Staible | April 8, 2015

Ed Hertel’s Scotch collection has come a long way since its plastic-bins-in-a-storage-space days. The 300 bottles of rare, special-edition Scotch are now a centerpiece in the Galleria-area home energy-exec Hertel shares with his sweet-natured wife...

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“Lovers” in the Limelight
By Ray Dennison | April 8, 2015

This month’s Dance Salad Festival features eight U.S. premieres and brings dancers from across the globe, but Houston Ballet principal dancers Connor Walsh and Melody Mennite might...

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Block Party
By Evan Wetmore | April 8, 2015

The original BLVD Place development on Post Oak bowed in 2009 to great foodie fanfare, with the reopening of RDG + Bar Annie and, later, the now-shuttered Philippe restaurant. BLVD Place Phase II, anchored by a massive and innovative new Whole Foods—there...

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Best in Class
By Nate Chapnick | April 7, 2015

Exotic Beauty: 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin’s flagship supercar, the Vanquish, is a whole new animal for 2015. A revised 6.0-liter V12 engine puts out 568 horsepower, making this the most powerful GT production engine in...

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