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Houston Apartment Titan Marvy Finger Sells Large Portfolio of Properties for $2 Billion

Jeff Gremillion

DEVELOPMENT TYCOON MARVY Finger of Houston has sold off a chunk of his apartment empire for $2 billion, a rep for his Finger Companies said.

Popular Houston Wedding Venue Goes Up for Auction Next Month

Evan W. Black

THE HOUSTON AREA is home to tons of unique wedding venues — especially pretty, pastoral ones located outside city limits. In West Houston, between Richmond and Katy, for example, the limestone-laden Briscoe Manor is surrounded by pecan and oak trees; the 50-acre estate has been in the Briscoe family for nearly 200 years.

Colorful and Culinary Dress for Success Soiree Raises Half a Mil

THIS WEEKEND, DRESS for Success Houston hosted a sold-out cocktail soiree at its Eastside St. HQ. Chaired by Allie and Eric Danziger and Crystal and Randy Wright, the "Rendezvous" raised a whopping $580,000 to further the group's mission of helping women achieve economic independence through professional development.

Chapman & Kirby Launches Free Concert Series for Spring

Danny Ray and the Atlantic Street Band performs May 31 (photo from dannyrayatlanticstreetband.com)

CHAPMAN & KIRBY, THE premier event destination in Houston’s East Village, is thrilled to announce the launch of its Spring Music Series, kicking off on Friday, April 12. Chapman & Kirby has become synonymous with top-tier events and unforgettable experiences, many attended by celebrities both local and worldwide. With concert ticket prices soaring to hundreds and even thousands of dollars in the last year, this eight-week music series promises to be a welcomed opportunity to engage with live music for free, showcasing an eclectic lineup of talented acts.

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Chef Royere

IT’S NOT EVERY day that a Houston chef is graced with one France’s most prestigious honors. But that day arrived for The Post Oak’s executive chef Jean-Luc Royere who received the Ordre du Mérite agricol in a private ceremony on April 16. The award is an esteemed honor bestowed to French citizens by the French Republic for outstanding contributions to agriculture and the culinary arts.

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People + Places

Melon Carpaccio and the Strawberry Chill

THE CROWD AT River Oaks’ Relish doesn’t let up as early evening turns into nighttime. To toast the pretty spring weather, a posh set is filling the neighborhood eatery’s airy bar and lush patio.

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Food