Mind Your Manor

Just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean one can’t be glamorous. And a diva. This summer’s swim looks are racy and regal, perfect for a day by the pool, at the most grand (and pricey) house in Houston.

Swim bottoms, $970, by Christian Dior at The Webster; polka dot top, $395, by Caroline Constas, and patent rose choker, $895, by Saint Laurent, both at Neiman Marcus; sunglasses, $520, by Fendi at Saks Fifth Avenue. On the men: Black Speedos, $36.

Photos by Steven Visneau


Styled by Leslie Rivas-Kelly

Models Whitney Ann and Aaron Schechter for Page Parkes Agency, and Bryce Leasure and Ryan Boone for Neal Hamil Agency

Hair by Zackery Chapa for Hue Salon

Makeup by Edward Sanchez for Arched Beauty

Styling assistance by Tanesha Seafous and Kadita Dabu

Shot on Location at 100 Carnarvon Dr. in Memorial and is listed by Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Fashion+Home
Duos, Trios and Teams: ‘Next-Generation’ Mother-Daughter Leppert Duo Debuts

Clare Leppert and Clementine, the Cavachon. Leigh Leppert and Benny, the Bernedoodle.

HOW DID YOU come together as a team? This fall, we are celebrating the introduction of an exciting real estate collaboration between Clare Leppert, longtime Houston Realtor®, and daughter Leigh Leppert. Clare shared a 20+ year real estate partnership with her mother, Bette Carpenter, until Bette’s death in 2016. Having worked solo for several years, Clare in 2021 was awarded Houston Business Journal’s No. 2 Luxury Realtor® in Houston. Leigh, who has been working in marketing for the past decade, has always shared a passion for real estate and watched Clare successfully balance family and career. We are excited to re-create the next generation of a mother-daughter duo at Compass!

Keep ReadingShow less

Ben Berg (photo by Douglas Burns)

THE NEW YEAR has already yielded its fair share of tastebud-tingling headlines — and here's a few more! From a prolific restaurateur's big announcement to a Houston institution's ambitious expansion, catch up on all the latest below.

Keep ReadingShow less
Food

Wiley's 'Judith and Holofernes'

THE ENERGY IN the foyer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Caroline Wiess Law Building is quite lively, thanks to the installation of two provocative paintings, painted 400 years apart — one by Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian 17th-century female artist, the other by Kehinde Wiley, a contemporary, Nigerian-born queer Black artist. Each depicts the grisly climax in the Old Testament Book of Judith, in which the widow Judith decapitates the Assyrian general Holofernes, thus saving her besieged Jewish city of Betulia.

Keep ReadingShow less
Art + Entertainment