HGO Names Dastoor CEO Amid Praise for Her ‘Vision’ and ‘Empathy’

Jeff Gremillion

HOUSTON GRAND OPERA, one of the most important and noteworthy opera companies in the world, has announced the coming of new leadership. Khori Dastoor will become general director and CEO in January. She will also hold the Margaret Alkek Williams Chair.

Just Hours Before It Sold, Luxury Manse Is Setting for Posh Charity Soiree

Jeff Gremillion

COMMERCE, ART AND charity merged at a swank schmoozer in the Galleria area last week.

A Hot L.A. Spa Concept Is Coming to the Heights This Fall

Daniel Renfrow

POPULAR L.A.-BASED massage concept The Now has just announced that it will be opening its first Houston location this fall in the Heights, at 373 W. 19th Street. The wellness brand, said to be have transformed the therapeutic massage space by incorporating raw elements and natural materials into the design of its chic and minimalist spaces, has become one of L.A.'s hottest wellness destinations for both locals and globe-trotting influencers since first launching in 2015, said a rep for the brand.

Duos, Trios and Teams: Clients Get ‘Personalized, Hands-on Service’ at Perdomo Group

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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FIVE YEARS AFTER it launched, the annual “Red Hot Gala” supporting Houston firefighters is one of the, well, hottest tickets in the city’s social calendar. Created and co-chaired again this year by Alan and Elizabeth Stein to cover costs for equipment and training, Red Hot has raised more than $3.2 million since its inception, with some $625,000 coming in at this year’s 430-guest bash at the Royal Sonesta.

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THIS SATURDAY, AS part of its current Urban Impressions exhibit, Rice’s Moody Center presents Urban Nights: A Communal Art Experience.

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