Decorator Thom Filicia comes to town Wednesday December 5, 11 am, to Decorative Center Houston on Woodway. One of the most published decorators of the decade and hugely popular on Queer Eye, he’ll be chatting up a storm in a Q&A with yours truly, who promises to grill him on important things such as “What is Tina Fey like?” and “Does she really have man hands?” This is not out of left field, my friends; Fey is a client of Filicia’s and she wrote the foreword to his new book, American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat (Clarkson Potter, $45). We will also touch on Filicia’s sublime decorating tips, advice, credo and inspiration. Following the Q&A, he will sign his book ($45, available for sale at the event). American Beauty is a book about a singular house, a fixer-upper that he fell in love with in Upstate New York on the Finger Lakes, an area he spent a great deal of time in as a child. More than 300 luscious photographs depict this passion for a house. The talk and book signing is at Kravet showroom, Suite 150, and open to the public; please RSVP to 713.961.9292, ext. 1320; email@example.com. Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway at Sage.
Filicia will appear at Curate bookshop in Uptown Park, 1141-03 Uptown Park Boulevard (next to Paul Carter Jewels) Tuesday, December 4, 7 to 9 pm, to inscribe and sign his book. RSVP to this evening event at firstname.lastname@example.org.