Brimming with Joy! The Sunny, Colorful ‘Hats in the Park’ Lunch Returns to Hermann Park

Jeff Gremillion

IN YET ANOTHER triumphant return of a beloved annual event sidelined by the pandemic, the Hermann Park Conservancy’s colorful “Hats in the Park” luncheon came off beautifully in a tented space at McGovern Centennial Gardens last week.

New Wine Lounge in Old Benjy’s Digs Dishes Creative Bites

Robin Barr Sussman

SAY HELLO TO Lees Den, the intimate new wine bar bowing on Thursday on the top floor of Local Foods.

For This Artist, Documenting the Process of Making Art Is Art Unto Itself

Chris Becker

“I HAVE ALWAYS used my life as a way of making art,” says Texas-based septuagenarian artist Vincent Falsetta, who is well known for documenting the creation of each of his paintings with a series of notecards, each of which are arguably a work of art in itself.

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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Orleans Seafood (photo by Becca Wright)

FORGET MARCH MADNESS — mudbug madness has arrived. Fans think the little critters taste like baby lobsters, so they can’t gobble up enough. Here’s where to hit for the most badass boils in town.

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'Alma's Rainbow'

THIS WEEKEND, FEB. 3-5, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Through the Lens of African American Women, a mini-festival of four films and one short, all directed by Black women. The lineup was curated by UH graduate Autumn Johnson, who interned with the MFAH film department last summer and produced the short film This is Real Life, which has earned 70,000 views and counting on YouTube. As Houston is home to such talented Black female film directors as Candice D’Meza, Lisa E. Harris and Brittany Bass, and this being Black History Month, the festival is timely and will resonate with anyone interested in great, independent filmmaking.

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