Destination Houston: Easy, Fun Staycation Ideas for Summer!

Evan W. Black

IT’S HOT OUT there, folks. One tried and true way to stay cool in H-Town is to find a great pool and post up for the day. Don’t have one of your own? Some of the city’s chicest hotels are offering staycation packages that will make booking a girls’ day or romantic getaway hard to resist. Check in here for all the best deals!

High-End Showroom Adds to Rice Village's Dynamic Design Scene

Evan W. Black

ADDING TO RICE Village's growing selection of interior-design stores is Jill Egan Interiors, an office-slash-showroom featuring the local designer's custom furnishings and curated accessories.

Put Your Best Face Forward at this Rice Village Power ‘Haus’

Patrick Magee

THERE ARE APPS that book mani-pedis on-demand. DryBar capitalized on a trend and turned it into a movement with hundreds of copycats nationwide. Chain massage places are a dime a dozen. But few places exist that offer customized, spa-quality skincare for busy gals (and guys) on the go — until now.

Top Attorney Lauren Varnado Says Networking Is Key: ‘Relationships Are Everything’
How did you get to where you are today? It takes a village. I was fortunate enough to have great mentors and individuals who instilled confidence in me. I think that when you face a challenge or an obstacle, you are able to overcome and make things happen. You can continue moving forward, more resilient over time.
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Jim Crane and Lynn Wyatt at CityBook's 'Leaders & Legends' party

A WHO'S WHO of Houstonians — from the arts, big business, the media, philanthropy, pro sports and much more — came together to celebrate CityBook and Gittings Photography’s 2022 “Leaders & Legends” portrait series, presented in partnership with Residences at The Allen and Bentley Houston.

The annual event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid, so the VIP guests were thrilled to gather in person for the occasion, in Residence’s at The Allen’s sunny hospitality space, in the shadow of its rising hotel and condominium tower. Along with CityBookExecutive Publisher Lisa Holthouse and Editor Jeff Gremillion, The Allen developer Roberto Contreras, himself among the Leaders & Legends honored, welcomed guests with warm remarks.

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Cool cocktails at a past Taste America event

WHETHER IT’S A top-chef taste-off, a cult-followed smashburger cookout, or a cool meal from Norway, there are deliciously fun happenings in H-Town this summer. Mark your calendars — and come hungry!

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