Fashion

New Luxury Nail Salon Changes the Houston Beauty Scene: High-Tech Haven Fights the Toxic Norms

Waltz through the threshold of BLVD Place’s newest tenant, Paloma, and you’re immediately reminded that this isn’t your typical nail salon. The sleek, minimalist design Read

An array of non-toxic polishes are on display at Paloma.

Golden Purses: Dallas Designer’s Unique Handbags Create a Stir, Become a Luxury Must-Have

Crafted of buttery leather from an Italian tannery also used by Longchamp and Gucci, Dallas designer Sarah White’s handbag collection includes clutches, totes, shoulder bags, Read

A veteran of the accessories industry, Sarah White launches her own handbag collection.

Slippers Are Having a Major Fashion Moment: Comfy Shoes Aren’t Just for Slouches Anymore

The comfiest shoe trend for the year comes down to… slides! Slippers have made an unexpected turn toward luxury. And no one is complaining, these Read

Interiors

Edgy and Posh: This Cool Designing Woman is Changing Houston’s Restaurant Scene

Elizabeth Ingram is like the cool friend from boarding school who introduced you to edgy things — the latest indie band, a life-changing book by an obscure French philosopher, the Berlin way to style Read

Beetlecat restaurant in Atlanta, designed by Ingram

The Art of the Deal: Stunning River Oaks High-Rise Adds a Surprise, Pricey Art Perk

One eagerly anticipated sky-rise has given us an insider peek at an amenity that matches its design appeal, one which is every bit the equal Read

The River Oaks, 3433 Westheimer Road, one of Houston's timeless Mies-inspired, 
60s-era high-rises, will be reborn as a luxury condominium updated by architect EDI International with interiors architecture by Rottet Studio.

Soul Man: This Art Phenom Burst Onto the Houston Scene By Listening to His Atlanta Roots (and the Music)

In a still refreshingly raw space on the ground floor of a former mattress factory and one-time brewery in Houston’s EaDo (now the fashion incubator Read

A Powerhouse Texas Artist Examines America Through the Ku Klux Klan — and the Results Are Beyond Haunting

Every once in while, an artist comes along who is both mirror and chronicler of our times. In Depression-era and post-War America, it was Edward Hopper. Read

Vincent Valdez works in his studio.

The Art Whisperer: This Guy’s Paid (Well) To Hang Your Paintings in the Perfect Place

Marley Whistler hangs art. But it’s not just a hammer-and-nail ordeal. He hangs masterful works in the complex salon style, a classic old-money look popular among art collectors and interior designers, to display Read

Marley Whistler has been immersed in the art world from a very young age.

The Ultimate New Orleans Party — in Texas: Eccentric Art Beauty Puts on an Eye-Catching Big Easy Show

When New Orleans-based artist Page Goss (a former Dallasite and Southern Methodist University alumni) comes to town for a visit, she always brings a bit Read

Page Goss' art opening at Ash Studio

Big Momma’s House: Artist Turns His Grandmother’s Humble Texas Home Into a Historic Wonder

IN A HUMBLE FORT WORTH NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTIST SEDRICK HUCKABY HAS RECLAIMED HIS GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE. Painter Sedrick Huckaby flies under the radar. He’s a modest, earnest Read

In a chapel-like space within the house, Huckaby's portraits of his aunts. From left, "Jeanette, Net, Nanna"; and "Alice, Prophetess Jones," both painted 2013.

Culture

Society

Houston’s Top Fashion Bloggers, Lilly Lovers and It Girls Celebrate a Hot New Houston Store’s Opening

What: Lilly Paints Houston Soirée Where: Hotel Zaza PC Moment: Fêting the opening of Houston’s first-ever Lilly Pulitzer boutique in Highland Village, the vibrant soiree drew Read

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