Ten Houstonians were honored for their selfless and generous ways of life at an event held at the Royal Sonesta. Mayor Sylvester Turner offered opening remarks before recipients of the Houston Humanitarian Awards — including NFL mom and philanthropist Karen Johnson, pastor Fernando Ruata, music-industry honcho James Prince, and several Hurricane Harvey heroes — received a standing ovation. The evening was put on by a local nonprofit called Houston Random Act of Kindness Day, which was founded by Treveia Dennis in order to spread love throughout her community.
AFTER A PARTICULARLY hot summer with plenty of time spent in the sun, our skin could use a refresh, and Solaya Spa & Salon knows the way to prep you for a cool fall glow.
The new Brighter You Facial will soothe tired skin and smooth away the dullness from environmental damage and stress. The ultra-hydrating treatment is both exfoliating and invigorating as it re-energizes skin — from beloved skin line Natura Bissé.
Perfect for frustrated and congested skin, the power of pure oxygen within the products' ingredients will decongest and brighten a dull complexion, restore clarity and a healthy glow ensuring you enter the fall season with a fresh face forward. A lip serum and concentrated retinol eye treatment add-on target wrinkles and other signs of aging as well as fighting the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
Solaya Spa & Salon knows this facial is a must for their clients after a stressful year, which is why they are offering an unheard of deal: Four Treatments for the Price of Three. The Brighter You Facial will be available in a series of four treatments for just $360 – less than $100 per facial.
Whether you've spent too much time in the sun, or newly resumed plane travel has dried out your skin, the Four for the Price of Three special on the Brighter You facial can't be missed. Redeem before December 31, 2021.
To purchase and book, call Solaya Spa & Salon directly at 713-263-6500 or learn more at www.solayahouston.com.
JUST IN TIME for CityBook's fifth anniversary and a fabulously full fall calendar, fashion's most glamorous houses are shaking off the austerity of darker days and serving up sensational seasonal style.
Dress, by Cesar Galindo, shoes, $775, by Louboutin at Neiman Marcus and earrings, $45,000, bangle, $35,000 at Valobra Jewelers.
Tuxedo jacket, by Gucci; ring, $9,500 and bracelet, $19,500 at Valobra Jewelers.
Gown and shoes, both by Valentino, and earrings, $21,000, ring, $7,000 at Zadok Jewelers.
Turtleneck and pants by Valentino, shoes, $1,050, by Dior, at Saks.
Jacket, pants, bodysuit, bracelets, necklace and belt, all by Chanel.
Jacket, turtleneck and pants, all by Michael Kors Collection.
Dress and pants, both by Stella McCartney and earrings, $12,500, necklace, $6,000, at Deutsch Fine Jewelry.
Blouse, by Stella McCartney and earrings, $28,500, ring, $7,500 at Valobra Jewelers.
Dress, by Dior and earrings, $7,950, necklace, $85,000, cocktail ring, $16,000 at Valobra Jewelers.
Dress and shoes, both by Michael Kors Collection, earrings, $71,4000, bracelet, $69,000, bangle, $35,000, snake ring, $4,250, cocktail ring, $7,400 at Valobra Jewelers.
Blazer, $1,375, Shirt, $396, and scarf, $365, all by Etro, at M Penner.
Dress, by Oscar de la Renta and black bangle, by Sylva & Cie, $23,250, yellow gold bangle, by Arman Sarkisyan, $36,500, green jade bangle, by Sylva & Cie, $24,375, diamond flower cuff, by Arman Sarkisyan, $10,850, gray diamond, by Sylva & Cie, $13,125, snake cuff, by Arman Sarkisyan, $8,750, earrings, by Arman Sarkisyan, $10,125, and ring, $12,250, by Sylva & Cie all at Lesley Ann Jewelers.
Photos by Ashkan Roayaee
Styling by Todd Ramos
Art Direction by Patrick Magee
Hair and Makeup by Edward Sanchez
Shot on Location at Blossom Houston Hotel
Models: Khay Pope for Wallflower Management and Richard Hester for Neal Hamil Agency.
Fashion assistant: Greta Connolly
A HIGH-END motorcoach company based out of Orlando announced today that it will for the first time expand service to Texas. RedCoach now offers daily nonstop routes between Houston, Dallas, Austin, Waco and College Station.
Fares start as low as $25 for one-way and max out at $120 for round-trip — but to celebrate its expansion, RedCoach is offering Texas travelers $15 fares for tickets purchased between now and Nov. 16. Buses enter and depart Houston from the Marriott Residence Inn at 904 Dallas St., in the heart of Downtown.
Amenities on board the 26-seat buses include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, snacks and water, plus no baggage fees.
RedCoach launched in 2010, and has since serviced more than a million customers throughout Florida. With its huge population growth and need for affordable, accessible statewide transport, Texas was a logical place to expand.
"Texas has grown tremendously over the past decade, and as more people and businesses migrate to the state, it makes sense for RedCoach to bring a new way of travel to the market," said marketing VP Florencia Cirigliano in a statement. "We have been the only premier luxury line-run service in the Southeastern region for more than a decade, and we believe in offering a bus travel experience that is stress-free, affordable and treats every passenger as first-class."
The timing couldn't be better, ahead of a busy holiday-travel season. "We are continuing to see demand for travel increase, which will only drive airline ticket pricing higher," commented Cirigliano. "When you factor in the cost to fly with the time you have to spend at the airport, traveling become more of a hassle than a relaxing experience."
She adds that passengers need to arrive just 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. "Most importantly, we believe everyone deserves a comfortable travel experience at an affordable rate."