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.

Ancient French Wellness Cures Reimagined at Houston’s Escape Spa: The Power of Vichy

Serial entrepreneur and spa visionary LeBrina Jackson

NESTLED IN THE heart of France, the town of Vichy holds a rich history in the world of wellness and hydrotherapy. Acquiring fame for their alkaline springs in the 17th century, the Romans were among the first to recognize the therapeutic benefits of the springs. They established a French spa known as “Vichy,” which still exists today and continues to attract spa-goers from around the world to experience the transformative effects of hydrotherapy.

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Slushies at Fuzzy's

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE long holiday that kicks off summer arrives this weekend, and Houstonians are due. Getting hungry, thirsty, and ready for some R&R? Whether you want to grill at home, start with casual brunch, or hit a Memorial Day celebration to honor our veterans, we’ve got you covered.

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“DO YOU KNOW how a river forms?” is the question that begins Houston author Vaishnavi Patel’s new book, Goddess of the River. The voice belongs to Ganga, goddess of India’s Ganges river, who has been transformed against her will by Lord Shiva from “a tributary of the cosmic ocean” into the physical form of a mere winding river, with no path to the heavens, only the sea. Later, Ganga runs afoul of a powerful sage who transforms her yet again into a human, and as it happens in myths, things get complicated.

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