With Cafés, Cookies and More on the Way, These Mompreneurs Can ‘Hustle’ with the Best of Them

Mellanie Perez

BEST FRIENDS AND mompreneurs Cassie Ghaffar and Sandy Nguyen are behind some of Houston’s most stylish new restaurants. Their Ordinary Concepts hospitality group is anything but — not to mention the powerhouse duo is raising seven kids between the two of them, and rapidly diversifying their business.

These Five Fabulous Fine-Dining Opportunities Are Worth the Splurge This Summer!

Robin Barr Sussman

THE DOG DAYS of summer have arrived, and all too soon. Why not escape home — and its overworked electricity bill — for a special restaurant dinner and an evening of entertainment? From guest-appearance dinners with special NOLA flair to wine pairings, omakase and Champagne dinners to-die-for, here’s what’s cooking this month.

Alto Rideshare Names Its Top Spots for Houston Restaurant Weeks!

HOUSTON FOODIES ARE out this month, and those in the know are getting from restaurant to restaurant in the rideshare service that has taken the industry by a storm.

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Casey Larkin Blond in her just-opened Southampton boutique Mr. Larkin

CASEY LARKIN BLOND knows fashion: Her great-grandmother taught Victor Costa how to sew and was Houston’s go-to wedding dress designer; her mother created a private label for Neiman Marcus and Bloomindales. “I was a shop kid,” she says. “My life was always clothing, retail and buying. It was all around me."

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Cindy Baxter, Carmen Garcia, Vanessa Rodriguez

AUGUST IS HERE, and while the social season is still a ways away, some revelers kicked things into gear early at the grand opening of Porsche River Oaks.
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