Fashion from the New Issue: Spring’s Sexy, Streamlined Chic!

CityBook Editors

CALL IT STREAMLINED chic. This spring, the hot looks are streetwise, skintight and color correct.

'Spirit of Spring' on Fashionable Display at CAC Lunch, Featuring Appearance by Alice Temperley

Evan W. Black

MORE THAN 300 fashion-forward Houstonians excitedly gathered for a seasonal and sartorial tradition, the Spirit of Spring luncheon benefiting the Children's Assessment Center. The 22nd annual event was chaired by Lily Schnitzer with honorary chair Ursaline Hamilton, and was held at the Royal Sonesta.

Beloved Artist Creates ‘Jazz Church’ Where All Can Worship Houston's Musical History

Chris Becker

THIS WEEK IS your chance to check out artist, DJ, and historian Tierney Malone’s installation, The Jazz Church of Houston, on view through April 2 at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. It’s a dynamic and meticulous exhibition of vintage photographs, videos and historical ephemera selected and carefully presented to illuminate the profound contributions Houston has made to the art of jazz. It’s also one of Malone’s most personal installations to date.

Duos, Trios and Teams: ‘Next-Generation’ Mother-Daughter Leppert Duo Debuts

Clare Leppert and Clementine, the Cavachon. Leigh Leppert and Benny, the Bernedoodle.

HOW DID YOU come together as a team? This fall, we are celebrating the introduction of an exciting real estate collaboration between Clare Leppert, longtime Houston Realtor®, and daughter Leigh Leppert. Clare shared a 20+ year real estate partnership with her mother, Bette Carpenter, until Bette’s death in 2016. Having worked solo for several years, Clare in 2021 was awarded Houston Business Journal’s No. 2 Luxury Realtor® in Houston. Leigh, who has been working in marketing for the past decade, has always shared a passion for real estate and watched Clare successfully balance family and career. We are excited to re-create the next generation of a mother-daughter duo at Compass!

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Ben Berg (photo by Douglas Burns)

THE NEW YEAR has already yielded its fair share of tastebud-tingling headlines — and here's a few more! From a prolific restaurateur's big announcement to a Houston institution's ambitious expansion, catch up on all the latest below.

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Wiley's 'Judith and Holofernes'

THE ENERGY IN the foyer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Caroline Wiess Law Building is quite lively, thanks to the installation of two provocative paintings, painted 400 years apart — one by Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian 17th-century female artist, the other by Kehinde Wiley, a contemporary, Nigerian-born queer Black artist. Each depicts the grisly climax in the Old Testament Book of Judith, in which the widow Judith decapitates the Assyrian general Holofernes, thus saving her besieged Jewish city of Betulia.

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