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Models, Tequila and Plenty of Latin Fire Make This Houston Fundraiser Beyond High Energy

What: The Latin Women’s Initiative (LWI) annual luncheon and Tootsies fashion show Where: Hilton Americas-Houston PC Moment: This high energy, packed fundraiser hasn’t always concluded with tequila toasts, as it did on this day and others, but throughout the 17 years since its founding the Latin Women’s Initiative fundraiser has been one of the most …... | Read More

Houston Real Estate Star Believes in The Heights’ Staying Power, Old Neighborhoods’ Rebirth and Getting Involved in Schools

Houston’s real estate market helps drive the city — and the realtors leading the way are true impact makers. In this new regular series, we profile some of the Bayou City’s most interesting realtors. Today, we get to know Holley Madden of Compass. Number of years in real estate business: 20. Area of expertise. Making … Continued

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I.M. Pei Dies at Age 102, Having Transformed Dallas and Houston’s Skylines in Legendary Fashion

Renowned architect I.M. Pei, who died at age 102 on Thursday, designed statement-making buildings around the world, notably the Louvre’s stunning glass Pyramid. Sought after for his elegant use of space and materials, Pei created crisp, precise works of architecture that incorporated technological advances of the era. Jacqueline Kennedy was a fan and a friend, …... | Read More

Beloved Houston Bakery Stripped of Kosher License in Controversial Move, But This Institution is Fighting (and Baking) On

Three Brothers Bakery has been a mainstay in Houston for 70 years. From cupcakes to custom creations, the kosher bakery has brought the sweet stuff, with rave reviews. Earlier this month, Three Brothers got a taste of its own treats. The bakers crafted a custom cake for themselves — a considerable change from their usual … Continued

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Houston’s Local TV News Stars Turn Into Models For This High-Energy Show

What: Star of Hope Celebrity luncheon and fashion show Where: River Oaks Country Club PC Moment: The fundraiser took place on the very day that Houston area residents would find themselves paddling if not floating home thanks to ridiculous rainfall totals across the region. That meant all hands on deck in TV and radio newsrooms … Continued

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The Most Coveted Carry-Ons and Dreamy Suitcases — Inside the Luggage Debate

This is when I might throw out my Asian stereotype card: I have always been obsessed with bags. I’m a complete tote-holic and have too many man/messenger bags to count. That said, I thought why not hit the PaperCity Dallas team with a luggage question so I can go-t0-town with my answer. For this week’s … Continued

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Going Inside Dallas’ Most Spectacular Houses

The Dallas Architecture Forum’s annual 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions focus on three amazing houses each year, proving that quality is always better than quantity. Taking place this Monday, May 21,  June 3 and June 13, each evening includes a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and the chance to see the residence and hear from … Continued

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Dallas’ Best Farmers Markets — 5 Spots For Great Produce and More

The Dallas area is home to one of the biggest and best city farmers markets. It also has some of the nicest suburban spots, particularly up north. New markets are popping up in parking lots this summer and some just finished hosting their own family fairs. Fresh produce, breads, and arts and crafts can be … Continued

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Special Scarf Celebrates Houston’s Groundbreaking Menil Drawing Institute

Akris creative director Albert Kriemler has collaborated with his personal friends/Los Angeles-based architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee to create a scarf celebrating the opening of the Menil Drawing Institute. The cashmere/silk blend scarf features a photo print sketch of the Johnston Marklee-designed Menil Drawing Institute, the fifth building to join the …... | Read More

The 10 Best New Beauty Products — From CBD to Face Masks, the Beauty World is Changing

This week, Indie Beauty Expo held its third annual Dallas event at Sixty Five Hundred, the events space. With a goal of launching emerging brands into the beauty industry, the expo showed off a number of cool new beauty products. Co-founder Jillian Wright, a celebrity esthetician and founder of her own skincare line, started Indie … Continued

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