Banner ad

Beauty in Blue

Houston Museum of Natural Science invited more than 500 into its expansive facility for a night of dinner and dancing. This year’s gala honored the Cockrell family and its foundation, which has generously gifted HMNS and other cultural institutions with game-changing contributions. The night’s signature drink — tequila and Blue Curacao in a blue-salted-rim glass — was named for the newest addition to the Lester & Sue Smith Gem Vault, a gigantic blue sapphire called Siren of Serendip.

Mike Rathke
Ernie Cockrell and Bill Montgomery
Ernie Cockrell and Bill Montgomery

Ernie Cockrell and Bill Montgomery
Party People
Banner ad

In the hopeful last days of a year that can't end too soon, the Yuletide sparkles anew — with festive frocks, and beautiful, giftable bling from Houston's finest jewelers. Photos by Steven Visneau, styling by Todd Ramos, hair and makeup by Edward Sanchez for Edward Sanchez Cosmetics, model Melani Colic for Wallflower Management, shot on location at the Omni Houston Hotel.

Keep Reading Show less
Style

South Indian Pumpkin Curry at Traveler's Table, photo by Jennifer Duncan

It's probably the most famous foodie 'hood in Texas, and for good reason. Montrose has been home to several James Beard-winning institutions over the decades, not to mention countless hole-in-the-wall haunts and longtime neighborhood establishments. Even in 2020, there's plenty to talk about (and taste!) when it comes to the Montrose restaurant scene.

Keep Reading Show less
Food
Banner ad