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Have plans for St. Patrick’s Day? Here’s a stylish way to wear your green--ankle legging jeans from Tory Burch. They’re khaki green and great for day, evening, and that unpredictable Houston weather! Available at the Tory Burch boutique or online www.toryburch.com.



Yippee Kai Yay Meal Deals!

It’s Rodeo time and we found some restaurants located along, or near, the light rail that are offering some great values for those pre-rodeo/post-rodeo attendees.

Bring your HLSR ticket with you for these eateries:

220 Main Street

Bring in your ticket and receive $2.00 domestic beers. They're also offering the Strike a Chord pre-rodeo dinner which includes small salad or soup, entree with side dish, choice of beer or wine for $29.00 exclusive of tax and gratuity

Restaurant Cinq
3410 Montrose

The restaurant is offering free dessert w/ purchase of entree

Zimm's Little Deck-
601 Richmond

Is offering gumbo w/ purchase of sandwich

Bring in your HSLR ticket or light rail stub for these bistros:

3201 Louisiana

Photo by Michelle Watson

Is offering a specialty pizza for the Houston Rodeo--the Texas Stampede, with brisket, mozzarella, bbq sauce and side of fresh jalapenos. They're also offering glass of draft Shiner mixed with Sambuca--aptly named the Barrel Fever beer cocktail. Anyone who brings in their light rail stub or rodeo stub (1 person per order) will receive 50% off the rodeo pizza. They're also offering a new cocktail called Barrel Fever cocktail that features Shiner beer and shot of Sambuca.

Samba Grille
530 Texas Avenue

This popular downtown churrascaria is offering complimentary
dessert with a purchase of an entree.

Strip House
1200 McKinney

Photo by Jack Thompson

Strip House's is offering guests a full order of their tasty, home-made
beef jerky (with purchase of two entrees).

Happy Trails to good food.

HCC Passion for Fashion Luncheon

Gabriela Dror, Nidhika Mehta, Kay King, Diane Lokey Farb,
Rosemarie Johnson, Leisa Holland Nelson and Robin Reimer

Photos by Kim Coffman

Were you one of the lucky 470 chic guests on March 1, at Hotel ZaZa to attend the sold out Passion for Fashion luncheon? This hip and haute event benefited Houston’s fashion and interior design community, in support of Houston Community College’s award-winning fashion and interior design education programs, led by Kay King, the Division Chair of Lifestyle Arts and Design Careers for HCC. Leisa Holland-Nelson the Honorary Chairman of the luncheon along with Luncheon Chairmen Gabriela Dror and Nidhika Mehta and Co-Chairmen Rosemarie Johnson and Robin Reimer celebrated the record breaking success, with over $185,000 raised. Julia Frankel, Chairman Emeritus and founder of the luncheon, continued to lend her vision and support to the event. Two new awards were presented, one to Diane Lokey Farb who received the 2011 HCC Design Society Fashion Icon Award after a fabulous fast moving video showing her fashionable life in pictures to the delight of the audience. Momentum Audi GM Jared Lang received a Special Award for Fashion Houston 2010. Clifford Pugh interviewed world famous designers to the stars, Mark Badgley and James Mischka. Diane Lokey Farb’s collection of Badgley Mischka gowns were displayed on mannequins around the ballroom foyer, including the Badgley Mischka gown on the stage that ad been worn the previous evening by Farb to the Academy Awards. Luncheon guests were treated to informal modeling of the latest of the duo’s fabulous red-carpet designs. A reception following the luncheon had the many ladies shopping, visiting and snapping pics with the designers.

Seen in the fashion mix were: HCC Chancellor Dr. Mary Spangler. Terry Zymslo, Becca Thrash, Mickey Rosmarin, Linda Barrett, Judi Oudt, Mia Bering, Ginger Blanton, Ceron, Kelli Blanton, Franci Crane, Bob Bibb, Debbie Festari, Janet Gurwitch, Melissa Mithoff, Stephanie Cockrell, Frann Lichtenstein, Soraya McClelland and Dancie Ware.

We’ll keep you posted on the 2012 luncheon date. We hear Donna Karan will be the speaker!!


Check our calendar to plan your social schedule!

Reserve your spot now!


Biennial cocktail reception and auction
Wednesday, March 30
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Decorative Center Houston (DCH) located at 5120 Woodway
Installation design by Devin Borden

Honorary Chair Lynn Wyatt
Event Chair Martha Finger
Co-Chairs Laure Parise and Joelle Petit
Honorary Selection Chair Judy Nyquist
Advance Tickets $80
At the door $100
Contact info@texanfrenchalliance.org


Next week's events:
Cinema and Cafe Under the Stars at Hotel Galvez
Spacetakers 7th Annual Gala