Happy 175th Birthday, Houston!
Renoir, Monet, Goya. What do these legendary artists have in common? Former FBI special agent Robert Wittman, founder of the Art Crime Team. Mr. Wittman went undercover during his 20 year career to recover $300 million of stolen art, sculptures, Asian antiquities, and Mayan art, domestically and in 32 countries around the world. He was brought in on the 2000 Stockholm museum robbery where three Renoirs and a Rembrandt were stolen worth $42 million. The thieves escaped by speedboat, and for five years the art was “underground” until 2005. when Mr. Wittman got a lead on them in Los Angeles.
Mr. Wittman will be in Houston to discuss his fascinating career which he has documented in a book entitled Priceless. For each case he would study the intricate details of the stolen property. He will also stress the importance of validating art and antiquities and protecting your investments. He will be speaking at the MFAH, on Thursday, September 8, at 7:00 pm. Brazos bookstore is one of the evening’s sponsors, so stop by to purchase his book, and he will autograph it for you after his talk.
Robert Wittman talk
MFAH Brown Auditorium
Thursday, September 8
Tickets can be purchased at
www.blafferartmuseum.org or 1-800-504-4849
Fall begins next week and HHH wants to keep you organized and ready for the fashion and charity events with these items.
Marc Jacobs has created this chic purse and ipad case in one. It’s made in luxurious lambskin, iand perfect for the H-town woman on the go. Whether you are going to a board room or a charity committee meeting, you will be organized and stylish! $495 available at Nordstrom.
Paris paper tape $18
Add some joie de vivre to your office (work or home or both!)
with these whimsical yet practical supplies from Anthropologie.
On the wing sticky notes $18
Branch & Twig colored pencils $8
Check our calendar to plan your
social and shopping schedule
HHH presents the Fall 2011 Stella and Dot Collection
5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Tasting Room River Oaks
Best Cellars Celebrity Wine Dinner
September 13, 6:30pm
River Oaks Country Club
Chairmen: Jeanie and Jim Janke
Wine Host Chairmen: Franelle Rogers and Brent Sloan
Events: Champagne Reception, dinner, wine auction, entertainment
Tables: $25,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500, Individual tickets starting at $1000
Contact information: Ellie Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Bayou Preservation Association Gala
Bayou Preservation Association gala co-chair Kristen Nix, gala host Penny Loyd and
gala co-chair Jessica Meyer on the grounds of the Loyds' home overlooking Buffalo Bayou.
It's a jungle down there . . . did you know that the local bayou and estuarine systems produce as much primary plant material as the tropical rainforest? “Welcome to the Jungle” is the theme of the Bayou Preservation Association’s 2011 gala, which takes place in a lush setting in Memorial overlooking Buffalo Bayou, where guests can take in gorgeous views of the winding waterway. Details: Wednesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. Hosts: Penny and Paul Loyd, 108 Shasta Dr. Gala co-chairs: Jessica and Peto Meyer and Kristen and Lee Nix. Attire: animal print, safari or casual chic. Music by Light Rock Express, delicious nibbles and more! Tickets start at $200 per person with underwriting at $2,500.
Call Jennifer Cate for info, 713-206-5505.
Guess who’s coming to town on September 21??
More details next week.