by Holly Crawford | Houston magazine | May 29, 2012
A delicate blonde with creamy skin and clear green eyes, makeup artist Tonya Riner, 40, appears to be the poster child for barefaced beauty. But the emerging cosmetics biz titan actually wears several products. In fact, she deftly dabs, blends and glosses up with Beauty for Real, a color collection she created with her biz partner and dear friend, Miami-based makeup artist Leslie Munsell, 52.
by Laura Neilson | Manhattan magazine | May 25, 2012
It’s time to grab a longboard and hit the LIE! But surf culture is alive and swell in Manhattan, too. This month Saturdays Surf NYC opens a West Village location (17 Perry St.), offering Bing surfboards, the retailer’s men’s collection, photo books and an espresso bar.
You might assume Pecking Order, the new Uptown restaurant from former Wave Executive Chef Kristine Subido, got its name solely from its featured menu item: roasted, grilled and fried chicken marinated overnight in a garlicky Filipino sauce. But the moniker has just as much to do with Subido’s partnership with her mom, Melinda, who provides the marinade recipe and the counter-service spot’s desserts, as it does the poultry-centric plates. “This is something my mom and I have been talking about for the past five years,” says Subido.
William Boling became intrigued by Georgia’s “fall line”—a geological term for the tectonic drop in elevation winding through the state—when he observed the changes in plants, waterfalls and other features that surrounded it.
“It seemed like a natural metaphor for the coming together of different things, of what two different spaces can offer each other,” he says.
Haute couture is a fashion extravagance typically reserved for the 1 percent, but fashion designer and Atlanta-native Megan Huntz is bringing the luxury of handcrafted designs straight to the everyman—well, woman.
by Jeff Gremillion | Houston magazine | May 25, 2012
Many locals know that Gilley’s in Pasadena—the largest honky-tonk in the world, per Guinness—burned to the ground in 1990 after spawning the Urban Cowboy craze of the ’80s, the phenomenon that in turn spawned the Reagan era’s epic country-music explosion. What they might not know is that the club’s co-proprietor, Mickey Gilley, himself a country star with 17 No. 1 hits, is cousins with two other piano-playing icons—rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis and infamous televangelist Jimmy Swaggart.
Don’t be deceived by J.Crew setting up shop this summer in Washington’s favorite icon of its ’80s music scene—the 9:30 Club’s original venue. The retail takeover is hardly signalling the end of an era. DC’s draw for artists and audiences is only getting bigger and better. In fact, serendipity, history and technology have conspired to make this a great year for live music in the district.