Laid-Back Luxe

The Memorial Park Conservancy held its annual Picnic in the Park event, this year channeling the charm of the French countryside. The 400 guests noshed on cheese and charcuterie — as well as barbecue, of course — and received an update on the progress of the park’s master redevelopment plan. And a similarly fun evening, hosted by Peter Remington and Karen deGeurin at the Redneck Country Club, featured a cowboy-cool fashion show with looks from Pinto Ranch, modeled by local celebs like Roger Clemens and Nina Magon. Kick Up your Boots for Kids’ $200,000 till benefited Dec My Room and Kids’ Meals.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH Brad & Joanna Marks, owners of IW Marks Jewelers

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AS SHE PREPARES to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her namesake gallery, Barbara Davis reflects on her trailblazing career. She's pretty much the Grand Dame of the Houston art world at this point, having weathered many a storm — literal and figurative — and launched the careers of several important artists.

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