Sasha Grumman at the C. Baldwin hotel, with hair and makeup by Edward Sanchez

Sasha Grumman has had a busy year. The chef grew up cooking with a big Italian family in Southern California and trained in Italy, before moving to Houston in 2018 to be the executive chef of Rosalie inside Downtown's C. Baldwin hotel. The restaurant suspended service in March due to the pandemic, but it didn't slow down Grumman. She's volunteered with Southern Smoke, and also launched The Fierce Chef Alimentari, a made-to-order focaccia biz that's lighting up Instagram. On Thursday, she is the guest chef for UB Preserv After Dark's Hanukkah themed dinner. We sat down with the chef to hear all about how she reinvented herself in 2020.

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A Beach Residence at Cabot Saint Lucia

Ten months of quarantining has left us daydreaming about our first trip post-Covid. Add to the list: Cabot Saint Lucia, a magnificent resort community in development on the northern tip of Saint Lucia, whose picture-perfect beaches and lush rainforests are only a five-hour flight from Houston.

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The lagoon bar at Rancho San Lucas

Greg Norman has a theory about designing golf courses: Accessibility equals favorability; golf courses should be challenging but not impossible. And, he adds, challenges can be manifested in different ways.

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