Good is Golden Thread

When it comes to trendy, yet timeless jewelry, Golden Thread does it right. Houston native and former nurse, Jennifer Welker launched the brand in 2010. What started off as a “passion for the creative” turned into the amazing opportunity for Welker to live out her jewelry dream. Her dainty baubles can be seen on women globally, such as Read

Golden Thread designer Jennifer Welker; Golden Thread jewelry.

A Reimagined Chanel

After a Texas-centric past year for Chanel — with Karl Lagerfeld’s appearance with his 2013/2014 Cruise Collection themed Paris/Dallas, culminating in an international runway show at Fair Park in Dallas — Karl visits another oil-rich, Wild West locale: Dubai. To showcase this kissing-cousin-to-Texas collection, Chanel throws open its new Galleria portals Wednesday, December 10, after a massive six-month, multi-million-dollar makeover — its Read

The Houston Chanel boutique at The Galleria.

Making a Statement

The bold and the beautiful … In this case, the dazzlingly dramatic cast of characters are the baubles from Dallas native Lele Sadoughi’s namesake line, first released two years ago. Her statement pieces — architectural necklaces, vibrant crystal earrings, striking cocktail rings, 14K gold cuffs — often call to mind the modish accessories found on Read

Pavé link crystal bracelet, $375

25 Days of Great Gifting
Day 17: Michelle Avina

  To know her is to love her… and to OBSESS on every cool thing she says, wears or does. We strong-armed PaperCity‘s interminably chic art director, Michelle Avina into penning her pics for a stylish gift-GETTING season: 1. IC Lights 2. M2Malletier Purse 3. Ballerina Flats 4. Valentino Boots 5. Giorgetti Chair 6. Haas Brothers Beast 7. MiuMiu Sunglasses 8. Read

Aerin Lauder Talks Estee, Holiday Gifts and Design Inspiration

We met up with designer Aerin Lauder at Uptown Park’s Longoria Collection; she’d  just wrapped up stops around town Read

Aerin Lauder, photographed by Emile C Browne at Longoria Collection for a book signing of her latest tome, Beauty at Home.


  • Shop the Shoot:
    Patrick and Lindsey Collins

    Get inspiration from art collectors Lindsey and Patrick Collins’ oh-so-charming 1940s house off Inwood and Lovers

  • Boxwood Linens

    The sumptuous new Boxwood Linens — a fine linens and embroidery boutique opened by sister duo Lindsey Amiralai, E

  • Inside the Nest:
    Shelly Rosenberg

    For Shelly Rosenberg, life is a nonstop, dawn-to-dusk swirl of activity that revolves around family—husband Barry, tee

  • Hop To It

    If the quirky name Roberta Roller Rabbit doesn’t draw you in, the colorful and graphic clothing, accessories and home

  • Claire Zinnecker to Turn Up at Saint Cloud

    Calling all crafters and creative types!! Claire Zinnecker – Austin’s beautiful and best known do-it-yourselfer

Inside the Nest:
Paloma Contreras

photography Jack Thompson

Just ask her 375,000 followers and they will tell you- Paloma’s got an eye for style. When it comes to home decor she’s a whiz- and has made a name for herself online via the art of calculated curation. Read

An Upscale Pirch

Walk into the glorious new Pirch kitchen and bath showroom located in the upper level of NorthPark Center (where Barneys New York once resided), and chefs are grilling, cappuccino machines steam and showers rain down. This new kitchen, bath and laundry world, personally invited to NorthPark by the Nasher family, is slated to open at Read

Inside the Perch kitchen and bath showroom


Tales from the Auction World: Frank Hettig

by Catherine D. Anspon


A box of photos, by Dutch artist Roy Villevoye, collected during Hettig’s European years.

Framed: It was a Very Goode Year

by Catherine D. Anspon

It was a very Goode year: Wrap 2014 by hitting Texas Gallery for a view that’s as good as it gets. West Coast painter Joe Goode, an early Pop proponent, unveils his latest — atmospheric whispers of acrylic on Fiberglas that give pause for contemplation. A startling range of emotions is evoked, in a show Read

"Milk Bottle Painting 188," 2014, relates to Goode's classic Pop series.

Chocolate Malt?
No —Avant-Garde Art

by Catherine Anspon
photography Marc Newsome

One sultry day in the summer of 2013, I popped by Catalina Coffee, fresh from jury duty, and strolled next door to press my nose to the shuttered time capsule that was Huston’s Drugs. To my surprise, I glimpsed a more pristine interior than I had remembered and an attractive couple of 20-somethings sweeping the Read

A James[ian] Narrative: Charles James

by Seth Vaughan

Dominique de Menil first came to know Charles James when a New York neighbor asked her to deliver a note expressing the neighbor’s desire to never see or speak to the couturier again. This brought Dominique into James’ orbit for the rest of his life. Not only would their relationship have sartorial implications for Dominique, but it ultimately resulted (at Read

Photographed exclusively for PaperCity by Scogin Mayo, April 2014, at The Menil Collection’s Richmond
Hall, Dan Flavin permanent installation. Zac Posen’s Charles James-inspired duchess satin ball gown $13,990, to order at Saks Fifth Avenue. Contemporary 20-carat diamond bib necklace in 18K white gold, and circa-1960s Bulgari bracelet, both price upon request, at Tenenbaum & Co.

Coup d’Etat: Loris Gréaud

by Patricia Mora

Come January, European installationist/illusionist artist Loris Gréaud lands at the Dallas Contemporary in one of the most eagerly watched openings of the international spring season. Patricia Mora chats with the red-hot art star from his studio in the environs of Paris and gets an exclusive look at the most ambitious exhibition ever mounted at the Dallas Contemporary — a beyond-epic Texas debut that also marks the artist’s first American museum show. Entre nous. Read

Loris Gréaud, 2014. Photo GréaudStudio.

Chocolate Malt?
No —Avant-Garde Art

by Catherine Anspon

One sultry day in the summer of 2013, I popped by Catalina Coffee, fresh from jury duty, and strolled next door to press my nose to the shuttered time capsule that was Huston’s Drugs. To my surprise, I glimpsed a more pristine interior than I had remembered and an attractive couple of 20-somethings sweeping the Read

Art Chat: Jeffrey Grove

by Catherine D. Anspon

Does Jeffrey Grove have the most unerring eye in Texas? The Dallas Museum of Art’s man at the top of the contemporary curatorial pyramid — officially senior curator of special projects & research — is envied for his ambitious, confident and serenely choreographed installations. What makes the DMA’s chief talent scout tick? Executive editor art Read


  • BCN Taste & Tradition

    No exaggeration: BCN Taste & Tradition is one of the most exciting fine-dining restaurants to open in this city in

  • The Proof is in the Pantry

    We want our guests to feel like this is a second home — somewhere they naturally want to go,” says Michael Martensen

  • Tot Take Out: CaterTots

    Move over, Jessica Seinfeld. There’s a new Sneaky Chef in town — and she delivers to your house. “My son was n

  • JetSet Dispatch:

    How much can one person eat, drink and shop in two days? The answer surprised me on a recent cool-hunting expedition to

  • New Treats at
    Petite Sweets

    Delectable Petite Sweets, known for its pint-size desserts, has us licking our lips over a recent menu addition: an anyt

Back in Black

by Laurann Claridge

It’s the brand he made famous in more than one incarnation. Now Bruce Molzan, the chef who created Ruggles Grill and Ruggles Green, is branding yet another Ruggles concept: Ruggles Black. He and co-owner Neera Patidar have reinvented Patidar’s former eatery Nosh in the Upper Kirby District, melding both owners’ culinary influences in one appetizing Read

Ruggles Black Food Bar Paleo Tandoori Zataar Chicken

The Proof is in the Pantry

by Roni Proter
photography Shayna Fontana

We want our guests to feel like this is a second home — somewhere they naturally want to go,” says Michael Martensen of Proof + Pantry, the new restaurant he co-owns with Sal Jafar II in One Arts Plaza. Here, they recreate the comfort of coming home and sitting down in mom’s kitchen, with pantry Read


FGI Toasts Zac Posen // Mulberry Opens at NorthPark

by Jane Rozelle

After much anticipation, the Mulberry store has hopped the pond yet again and nestled into NorthPark Center. On the scene to catch a first glimpse of the luxurious boutique were stylish socials; who came together for an evening of celebration. President of Mulberry North America Carl Barbato, alongside hosts Brooke Hortenstine, Katherine Reeves and Capera Read

Holiday Schmooze // Past Era, Found & Antiques of River Oaks Holiday Fête // Breakfast with Santa

Past Era Antique Jewelry, Found and Antiques of River Oaks, the posh neighbors in the Mile on West Alabama, hosted stylish clientele at their annual holiday party wherein each boutique opens their doors for a festive evening of cocktails and shopping . . .   Two hundred guests raised $200,000 at this year’s Holiday Schmooze, Read