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.

Jenny Antill and Daniel Ortiz



Mike and Susan Plank at ‘Kick’

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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