CityBook's First Five Years in Photographs: 2020-2021

Model Betrice Hiller in Alexander McQueen, photographed in EaDo (Spring 2021, photo by Jhane Hoang)

AFTER AN EXTRAORDINARY half-decade for H-Town — multiple once-in-a-lifetime weather events, a World Series win, an epic pandemic and much more — independently published, proudly all-local Houston CityBook marks five years in print this fall. With the gracious support of Deutsch Fine Jewelry, which has appeared as an advertiser on the back cover of every single issue, we look back at our take on the glamour, grit, style and substance of the most fascinating city in America. Get the picture? Presented by Deutsch Fine Jewelry


Chris Wise, in Hugo Boss, featured in a fashion story highlighting Covid-displaced hospitality workers, in the Washington Corridor, on the cover (Winter 2021, photo by Ashkan Roayee)

Musician Youth Soul Love in Burberry (Fall 2020, photo by Jhane Hoang)

Fifth grader Sabrina Roesler, Lemonade Day's 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year (Winter 2021, photo by Phoebe Rourke)

Joanne King Herring, photographed for 'Leaders & Legends' (Fall 2020, photo by Gittings Photography)

Model Jasmine Grant in an outtake from the Sexy Issue, photographed in the Heights (Summer 2021, photo by Steven Visneau)

Claudia Casbarian wears a dress by Johnny, photographed at the Bolivar Peninsula (Fall 2020, photo by Julie Soefer)

Model Melani Colic wears Chanel, photographed at Omni Houston (Holiday 2020, photo by Steven Visneau)

Carol Adatto Nelson on her Montrose patio. Nelson was photographed as part of an essay on the joy of urban front porches during quarantine. (Fall 2020, photo by Kelli Durham)

Model Sarah Blakemore wears Chloe Dao, photographed in Montrose (Fall 2020, photo by Fulton Davenport)

Tony Paraná preparing for the first ever all virtual Bayou City Art Festival due to Covid. (Holiday 2020, photo by Jhane Hoang)

Explore More Years:



People + Places

AN INTERVIEW WITH Jon Heine President of Houston Market, Veritex Community Bank

What were your biggest challenges of 2020? Without question the biggest challenge was pivoting from the playbook we had to begin 2020 in order to quickly address the immediate needs of our clients, colleagues and communities. Working with our customers to provide loan payment deferrals and PPP loans through the SBA Payroll Protection Program (Veritex Bank provided over $400 million to 2,100 clients in Round 1) became the immediate priority. This involved a Herculean effort from over 120 of our colleagues in various departments of the Bank who raised their hand to assist not because of an opportunity, but out of obligation to the communities we serve.

Keep Reading Show less

Warren and Rachel Ellsworth and Betty and Jess Tutor

HOUSTON GRAND OPERA officially opened its first live season of shows in two years with a bold, colorful presentation of Bizet's Carmen followed by a fabulous crimson-tented dinner on Ray C. Fish Plaza just outside the theater.

Keep Reading Show less
People + Places

Kellie and Chad Motsinger

THE BOYS & GIRLS Clubs of Greater Houston serves more than 30,000 children and teens through its 23 clubs across the region, and thanks to a successful fundraiser last week, the organization is able to continue its mission of offering quality after-school and summer programming to Houston youth.

Keep Reading Show less
People + Places