Grand Beginnings

Spring was open season in H-Town! A fit and fab crowd hit the grand-opening party for Sweat 1000, a new gym in the Heights. ... Meanwhile in Downtown, the Catalyst apartment tower threw open its doors for 700-plus guests, who toured amenities including a half-acre pool terrace with skyline views. ... Nearby, Mike Raymond of Reserve 101 raised a glass to his new venture, the Cottonmouth Club. Its vintage decor is inspired by its location in the historic Brewster Building on Main Street. ... And shoppers delighted as they toured Paris Texas Apparel Co.’s new boutique on Woodway.


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Crane at Minute Maid Park, located near his two Downtown restaurants, Potente and Osso & Kristalla

In the fifth annual portfolio, meet the icons whose ambitions and accomplishments have shaped those of America’s most fascinating city — and the new titans guiding Houston to an exciting future. Presented in partnership with Residences at The Allen and Bentley Houston

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FOR MANY, NOTHING shouts summer more than a fresh, farm-grown tomato. What you find in supermarkets just can’t compare. Oh, the tender flesh warmed by the sun. The savory delight of the tangy juice drizzling down one’s chin. Homegrown tomatoes bring us to our knees with their juicy flavors! BLT, anyone?

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