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Green House Effect
Chris Kelly | June 5, 2014

“I want to change the way people live,” says the tall, fit entrepreneur Jeff Kaplan, 35, as he looks around his 5-year-old store, which is expanding this month. New Living showcases organic furniture with a cozy mod feel, handcrafted by local...

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Rock Steady
Anetta Nowosielska | June 5, 2014

John Varvatos’ rock ’n’ roll influences have never gone unnoticed, and the man’s love for the genre has been on proud display throughout all of his retail efforts since he first came on the scene years ago—perhaps never more so than...

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Evan Wetmore | June 4, 2014


Hotel Icon, 11th floor

A night of thunderstorms may have spoiled a good night’s sleep for Adam Nolley, an information-technology professional who was in town from Ohio for the...

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Batter Up!
Ray Dennison | June 3, 2014

Of all the new faces on the famously beleaguered Houston Astros’ roster, Dexter Fowler may be the one to watch. Fresh from the Colorado Rockies, the 28-year-old centerfielder was traded back in December, and since then, he’s been preparing to bring the heat to...

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Wild at Heart
Nate Chapnick | June 3, 2014

As is the case with nearly all Lamborghinis, the replacement for the hugely successful Gallardo draws its name, Huracán, from the world of bullfighting. Known for legendary defiance, Huracán was a Spanish bull propelled to fame after an undefeated run in Alicante in...

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The Manor Reborn
Patti Dickey | June 3, 2014

As a longtime fan of Downton Abbey and anything Masterpiece Theatre, I eagerly anticipate visiting Ballyfin, a destination resort in County Laois, Ireland. Located about 60...

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Andrew Myers | June 2, 2014

“Let’s get in our comfies!” declares Shailene Woodley at the end of her extensive five-hour photo shoot. The 22-year-old actress, who stars as the teenage cancer-patient protagonist in this month’s The Fault in Our Stars (based on the best...

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The Hit List: On A Roll
Robin Barr Sussman | May 22, 2014

1. Sushi aficionados are smiling. MF Sushi (5887 Westheimer Road, 832.530.4321) has finally reopened after a fire destroyed it in December. Sit at the dramatic sushi bar and watch master chef Chris Kinjo...

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The Hit List: Welcome Home
Evan Wetmore | May 15, 2014

1. The Hotel Derek’s pool has gotten a splashy makeover. Not coincidentally dubbed Splash, the deck has been restyled with a graffiti wall and...

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The Hit List: Burger Kings
Robin Barr Sussman | May 8, 2014

1. Amazon Grill’s (5114 Kirby Dr., 713.522.5888) Mofongo burger stars chimichurri beef, crowned with roasted plantain, smoked panela cheese, black bean refritos and jalapeno remoulade....

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