Well-Heeled Crowd Toasts Texas Medical Center Greats at Steak 48

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HELD ON A cold winter night, a successful kickoff event bodes well for a busy spring social season ahead!

Alexandra Nechita is 'Setting The Stage' at Off the Wall Gallery

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IN OCTOBER 2021, just five weeks after the birth of her second child and her second C-section, artist Alexandra Nechita found herself standing precariously on a scaffolding at the corner of Hollywood and Highland, directing the creation of her first outdoor mural, a work she titled Set The Stage. Nechita envisioned the painting, with its images of a mother and child, a figure looking into a mirror and a pair of hands holding a dove of peace, as message to the locals and the world at large that “opportunity is at their fingertips to galvanize some kind of change.” Set The Stage became a major inspiration for her newest body of work, Setting The Stage, a collection of paintings and sculptures on view Feb 28 -March 12 at Off The Wall Gallery.

‘Blue Trees’ Artist Returns to Houston with Colossal New Sculpture

Chris Becker

WORLD-FAMOUS ARTIST Konstantin Dimopoulos, known for his Blue Trees installations, is back with a new project, created in collaboration with The Howard Hughes Corporation as a gateway to master-planned community Bridgeland’s forthcoming 7,000-home village, Prairieland.

With Expertise in Blondes, Extensions and More, the Janelle Alexis Team Is a Go-To Salon

YOU CAN'T LIMIT Janelle to one title – Hairdresser. Her career and business has been established and built on a strong foundation. Using her two business degrees + one more in-process, this enables Janelle and the team to deliver not only a customer-focused experience, but a foundationally solid business. There is much more than meets the eye, and in sharing a little bit about Janelle, she was not only an international hair extension educator for over 14 years, but brings extensive expertise to blondes. She rounds this out with her previously launched namesake cosmetic line, which is a perfect complement to her belief that “Beauty is our Business”.

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AS WE PRODUCE our second annual “Cool 100” list, we’re reminded of our thoughts as we debuted this feature last year. We acknowledged that deciding who and what is cool is not only a moving target but also entirely subjective. And that attempting to “rank” the coolest people in Houston is a fool’s errand, one that will leave us immediately open to criticism. “You think she is cooler than him? You included this person?! You left off that one!?"

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Rendering to the bar at The Kennedy, set to open later this summer

A NEW RESTAURANT said to have “refined, classic cuisine in an elevated, cocktail-lounge experience to Montrose and River Oaks” is opening soon, says a rep for the new eatery. A piano bar will be part of the vibe.

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