At Bright Springtime Schmooze in the Shadow of Rising Luxury Tower, Dueñas Feted as Ambassador

Jeff Gremillion

SWELLS FROM THE design community and social set merged on the grounds of DC Partners’ rising, architecturally splendid The Allen project to announce Adrián Dueñas, CEO of Houston’s BeDESIGN European furniture and design house, as the brand ambassador for the Residences at The Allen. Guests toasted the guest of honor at a cocktail reception at the onsite sales gallery designed by BeDESIGN.

2022’s Biggest Dining Trend Continues as Uchi Announces New Sister Resto in Montrose

Evan W. Black

BELOVED SOUTHSIDE ESPRESSO shuttered this spring, leaving a vacancy next-door to Uchi. But in true Montrose real estate fashion, that space won’t be empty for long: The sushi restaurant has announced it will open a new dining concept at 904 Westheimer.

Spring Shopping Bonanza! Two Must-Hit Events This Month

Julia Davila

A 10-DAY SHOPPING event benefiting the American Heart Association kicks off Friday and runs through Sun., May 1. The Shop With Heart Card, available for purchase for $50, entitles shoppers to receive 20 percent off regularly priced merchandise and services at a number of favorite local shops. Tonight, a launch party at Kuhl-Linscomb (6-8pm) features light bites, cocktails and door prizes.

Pelican Builders Welcome Residents To First New Upper Kirby Condo Offering In Years;
Boutique Midrise Adds To Pedestrian Appeal Of Sought-After, Inner Loop Neighborhood

WITH ITS INAUGURAL set of residents newly moved in, Pelican Builders’ mid-rise condominium Westmore at 2323 W Main Street in Upper Kirby is already seeing the blossoming of a tight-knit community. Designed by Houston-based Mirador Group the Westmore is the first new condominium product to be introduced to the in-demand, inner loop neighborhood in more than three years. And with remaining two-bedroom homes starting at $895,000, it’s a remarkable value for this increasingly pricey area, where condos can easily climb to several million dollars and more.

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Kristy Bradshaw, Phoebe Tudor and Stephanie Tsuru

UNDER TWINKLING CHANDELIERS, in a decked-out Wortham Grand Foyer made to recall the royal ballrooms of the Old World, some 500 guests gathered for the white-tie Ballet Ball of 2024, which raised $1.6 million.

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THIS WEEKEND MAY have been chilly, but one Friday-night bash brought the heat: Reagan and Alex Bregman welcomed a handful of VIPs to the launch party for their new southwest food brand, Wild Sol.

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