Summer in Houston is as steamy as ever. Our first-ever Sexy Issue hits the streets soon, featuring the hottest swimwear and the coolest restaurants. Plus: inside the vegan and microbrew scenes, and our special reporting on the state of romance in H-Town. Smart. Sexy. All local. Welcome to CityBook.
HOW DID YOUR team form? After ten years as a realtor for a top firm in Houston, Kim Perdomo established a boutique brokerage in 2011. The team grew organically and joined forces with Compass in 2019.
What is the relationship within the team? We have a very special relationship as a team. A lot of us have been friends for many years prior to working together in real estate. With that brings a camaraderie and loyalty to one another that is truly remarkable. We all work together to help everyone succeed, and that is a huge benefit to our clients.
What makes you unique? Our Brand Promise:
Maintaining Lifelong Relationships With Our Clients
Helping Our Clients Make the Right Move
How do you bring this promise to life? We specialize in presenting our listings to the market to achieve the best results. Our personalized, hands-on service includes coordinating staging services, repairs, inspections and through distinctive marketing we attract the largest group of buyers. A few metrics we use to define best results include sales price, contract terms offered, days on market and list price to sales price ratios. Since we are with our clients throughout the entire process, our business relationships typically evolve into true friendships. We have done this successfully in a seller’s market and buyer’s market. As a team, we have 140 years of experience. We have seen it all.
What’s the secret to your success? Integrity. Doing what we say we are going to do and putting our clients’ needs above ours.
What’s next for the end of the year and 2023? We just returned from our top producer awards trip in Alys Beach, Fla., and we are beginning to set goals and prioritize on how we can continue to raise the bar as individuals and as a team. We are currently working with clients to help them evaluate their real estate needs and monitoring the luxury market while communicating exclusive listing opportunities to our buyer clients and fellow agents. Our team expertise and the Compass advantage provides the ultimate results for our clients.
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, diamonds really are a girl’s best friend. Oh, and also rubies, emeralds and statement pieces from Houston’s top jewelers. Especially paired with stunning evening gowns and bold looks from Naeem Khan, Dior, Gucci and more.
Gown, by Naeem Khan; ruby and diamond suite, $549,000, diamond and ruby bracelet, $198,000, wide diamond bracelet, $179,800, and rubellite tourmaline ring, $18,900, all at Tenenbaum.
Dress and wrap, by Michael Kors; Hot Crystal handbag, $265, by Creations by Niki Lassiter; tourmaline and pink-sapphire earrings, $7,690, by Barry Kronen, oval sapphire necklace, $11,385, and multi-row diamond ring, $18,475, both by IWM Signature Collection, all at IW Marks.
Dress and gloves, both by Versace; leopard cuff, $32,800, and lion cuff, $30,400, both by David Webb, doorknocker earrings, $48,900, by Sabbadini, and Navette ring, $22,500, all at Tenenbaum.
Gown, by Naeem Khan; emerald and diamond drop earrings, $849,000, and emerald and yellow diamond necklace, $790,000, diamond and emerald bracelets, $34,500 and $31,500, and cocktail ring, $7,000, all at Valobra Master Jewelers.
Blazer, by Michael Kors; diamond heart necklace, $4,500, mixed-metal bar necklace, $3,938, and mother of pearl butterfly necklace, $1,700, all at Bella Madre.
Sequin jacket and pants, and earrings, all by Chanel; Spirit of Big Bang King Gold with pink ceramic and diamonds, by Hublot.
Sweater and leather dress, by Versace; Disco earrings, $32,000, by Fernando Jorge, Patchwork necklace, $7,800, Geode cuff, $16,000, Chubby ring, $16,800, and Sparkle ring, $14,900, by Emily P. Wheeler, all at Elizabeth Anthony.
Sequin top, $4,290, and pants, $2,990, by Oscar de la Renta, and shoes, $825, by Saint Laurent, all at Saks Fifth Avenue; diamond and emerald choker, $42,768, diamond and tsavorite garnet ring, $11,858, mother and child ring, $8,712, diamond starburst bracelet, $14,685, flower bracelet, $10,846, cuff, $5,478, and emerald lattice bracelet, $55,000, all by Arman Sarkisyan at Lesley Ann Jewels.
Dress, by Naeem Khan, shoes, $845, by Christian Louboutin at Saks Fifth Avenue; sapphire earrings, $8,100, sapphire bracelet, $8,125, diamond tennis bracelet, $17,250, diamond ring with a center emerald, $10,965, and sapphire statement ring, $12,220, all at Zadok Jewelers.
Jacket dress, by Gucci; freshwater pearl pendant with white diamonds, $5,830, on handmade gold chain, $4,270, and pearl ring with white diamonds, $6,920, all by Lika Behar at Cotton Club.
Styling by Todd Ramos
Art Direction by Patrick Magee
Hair and Makeup by Edward Sanchez
Model Charlotte Stevens for Page Parkes
Shot on Location at the Memorial home of Michael and Lisa Holthouse
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THE PANDEMIC EXPEDITED Houston gallerist Ron Gremillion's plans to retire and shutter his art space near Rice Village; Gremillion and Co. Fine Art closed its doors in 2021. But Gremillion has spent the intervening months cataloguing his inventory and preparing for this moment: On Dec. 3, Gremillion and Co. reopens for its first-ever (and final) sale.
More than 500 paintings, prints and sculptures will be made available during the sale event, which is expected to run through the end of December. Pieces will be hanging on every wall of the gallery and its annex, both built in the 1990s and totaling around 21,000 square feet. Five first-floor offices will be transformed into single-artist exhibition spaces. Most of the works tilt modern in aesthetic, and will be priced to sell to a variety of art-appreciators, from collectors to casual viewers. (Read: $200 to nearly $200,000.)
Elise Arnoult Miller of Houston-based Arnoult Fine Art Consulting served as guest curator for the sale, which Gremillion hopes will attract some of his longtime clients alongside fresh new faces eager to start their own collection.
After the event, the gallery and an adjacent 1940s-era home on Nottingham St. will be artfully combined into a multipurpose event space, which will be named Horizon on Sunset. The space between the buildings will become a garden and terrace well shaded by towering oaks.
'Untitled (Blue)' by Robert Rector
'Unlimited Spaces 99' by Elizabeth Chandler
'Kuang Creek' by Philip Tarlow
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