Big Sexy in the Big Easy: Inside CityBook’s Steamy New Swim and Lingerie Shoot

CityBook Editors

HOUSTON HAS A few favorite playgrounds — the Texas Hill Country, Aspen, Cabo. But none are more beloved than the sultry, always just a bit scandalous Big Easy, whose towering new Four Seasons has been described as a must-hit by H-Town’s travel-savviest. It’s the perfect place to stage CityBook’s annual Sexy Issue fashion shoot highlighting swimwear, lingerie and other racy little numbers right off the runway from Gucci, Versace and much more, oui?


Born in Houston and Made in France, Matthew Massey’s First-of-Its-Kind Champagne Really Pops

Robin Barr Sussman

AFTER YEARS OF visiting Europe for international oil and gas biz roles and discovering wine through different cultures, Houstonian Matthew Massey was inspired. He explored many of the 319 villages in Champagne, France, to learn more about different terroir styles of wine. It’s “the one region that is driven by style as opposed to a wine of place,” says Massey, who, incidentally, was introduced to the drink as a teen while working at Gaido’s in Galveston.

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Standing left to right: Meghan Johnson, Jill Knowles, Julianna Lind, Beth Stephan, Marla Reade, Galina Saburov, Lil Newman

Seated left to right: Susan Boylan, Julie Sheets, Kim Perdomo, Kim Zander, Tracy Ackley

HOW DID YOUR team form? After ten years as a realtor for a top firm in Houston, Kim Perdomo established a boutique brokerage in 2011. The team grew organically and joined forces with Compass in 2019.

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Gown, by Christian Dior; French-cut diamond earrings, $498,950, and emerald-cut diamond necklace, $172,025, both at Deutsch Fine Jewelry.

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. Oh, and also rubies, emeralds and statement pieces from Houston’s top jewelers. Especially paired with stunning evening gowns and bold looks from Naeem Khan, Dior, Gucci and more.
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