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Kendra Scott's Newest Boutique Shines in the Heights

Julia Davila

ESTEEMED TEXAS JEWELRY brand Kendra Scott is expanding once again, this time to Heights Mercantile — just in time for holiday shopping.

Megan Thee Stallion to Headline Grand-Opening Concert for City’s Newest Music Venue

Evan W. Black

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED, globally touted POST Houston complex opens next Saturday in the converted Barbara Jordan Post Office building, which sat abandoned in a northern pocket of Downtown for years. On Dec. 3, Grammy winner and Houston native Megan Thee Stallion will perform a grand-opening show marking the debut of 713 Music Hall, the city's newest music venue, located inside POST.

On a Roll! Popular Sushi Joint Spins Off New Spot in North Houston

Evan W. Black

THOSE WHO HAVE loved Uptown Sushi for more than 15 years will be thrilled to know that its spinoff, Sushi Rebel, is now open at City Place on Houston's north side.

Duos, Trios and Teams: ‘Next-Generation’ Mother-Daughter Leppert Duo Debuts

Clare Leppert and Clementine, the Cavachon. Leigh Leppert and Benny, the Bernedoodle.

HOW DID YOU come together as a team? This fall, we are celebrating the introduction of an exciting real estate collaboration between Clare Leppert, longtime Houston Realtor®, and daughter Leigh Leppert. Clare shared a 20+ year real estate partnership with her mother, Bette Carpenter, until Bette’s death in 2016. Having worked solo for several years, Clare in 2021 was awarded Houston Business Journal’s No. 2 Luxury Realtor® in Houston. Leigh, who has been working in marketing for the past decade, has always shared a passion for real estate and watched Clare successfully balance family and career. We are excited to re-create the next generation of a mother-daughter duo at Compass!

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Ben Berg (photo by Douglas Burns)

THE NEW YEAR has already yielded its fair share of tastebud-tingling headlines — and here's a few more! From a prolific restaurateur's big announcement to a Houston institution's ambitious expansion, catch up on all the latest below.

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Wiley's 'Judith and Holofernes'

THE ENERGY IN the foyer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Caroline Wiess Law Building is quite lively, thanks to the installation of two provocative paintings, painted 400 years apart — one by Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian 17th-century female artist, the other by Kehinde Wiley, a contemporary, Nigerian-born queer Black artist. Each depicts the grisly climax in the Old Testament Book of Judith, in which the widow Judith decapitates the Assyrian general Holofernes, thus saving her besieged Jewish city of Betulia.

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