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Farm Girls Supper Club founders Marcia Smart, Courtney Paddock and Kelley Sullivan Low welcomed around 100 Houstonians to a pop-up dinner benefiting the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. The event, featuring flowing seasonal centerpieces by Maria Maxit and family-style dishes like hearty lamb-shank stew with polenta, was held at Allen’s Landing. Nearby, Houston Ballet supporters celebrated the return of the company to the Wortham with the Jubilee of Dance onstage dinner.

Sippi and Ajay Khurana at ‘Jubilee'
Sippi and Ajay Khurana at ‘Jubilee'

Sippi and Ajay Khurana at ‘Jubilee'


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SOUTH FLORIDA-BASED Italian shoe line Concetto Limone will make its Texas debut at a cocktail reception at Valobra Master Jewelers (2150 Westheimer Rd.) on Thursday, April 29 from 5-7pm. The evening of "All Things Italian" will transport guests immediately to the coast of southern Italian as they sip on Italian wines, Aperol Spritzes, Negronis and Limoncellos while feasting on an assortment of Italian hors d'oeuvres from Houston's beloved Tony's. Invited guests will have the first glance in Texas on the Concetto Limone line and the opportunity to purchase unisex styles on Thursday evening and all day Friday at a trunk show at Valobra.

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