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Hope you can join us for the 9th Annual International Risotto Festival benefiting The Children’s Assessment Center. The afternoon will be filled with delicious food, fun and festivities when some of the finest chefs compete with their unique recipe and favorite risotto dish. The Honorable Fabrizio Nava Consul General of Italy, is Honorary Chair and Molly Glentzer of GLOSS is Mistress of Ceremonies.
Top Chefs
Professional Risotto Competition & Tasting
Fabulous Italian Wines
Music and Entertainment
Designer Showroom Tours
Exotic Cars
Raffle Prizes
Activities for Kids
Awards Ceremony

To purchase your Advance Tickets (savings of $10),
please visit www.RisottoFestival.com or call 713.986.3370.

Sunday, November 13, 2011
2-6 PM
The Houston Design Center
7026 Old Katy Road
Houston, Texas 77024



New Kid on the Block


Texas native, and Project Runway Season 6 contestant, Shirin Askari has launched her clothing line at Tootsies. Her passion for fashion started at age 7, when she made her first dress. Her Fall 2011 collection is feminine and chic and they are great for day or evening.

Houston Philanthropy

Intero Real Estate Launches West Ave Office

Intero West Ave President Daniel Ciscomani,
Intero West Ave Managing Broker Katie Maxwell

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Intero West Ave overflowed with guests for their grand opening of the first Houston office. Guests sipped wine and Tequila from Reserva de los Gonzalez and lite bites from Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar. The Intero Foundation continued its philanthropy to children’s charities with this event benefiting ArtBridge, with a raffle of artwork created by the children of Artbridge. 100% of the proceeds will support children coping with the despair of homelessness through creative expression.

"Unnatural Histories, Unnatural Waters"

GRN Board Member Allen McReynolds, David Peck, Jennifer Kolker
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The Inman Gallery played host to the Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) and “Unnatural Histories, Unnatural Waters,” a look at invasive species that have radically changed the eco-systems of the Gulf of Mexico. Artist Kristin Musnug, who has explored the topic in her paintings, spoke to the crowd of her love of painting scenes that were “on the way to somewhere beautiful.” GRN Executive Director Cyn Sarthou shared about the work that GRN is doing in collaboration with other organizations as far north as Minnesota to restore the waters and vegetation of the Gulf of Mexico back to their natural states.

The evening was sponsored by the David Peck Collection, who underwrote the event in addition to providing a scarf from their CrOp by David Peck line for raffle. Monica Pope provided light bites from her restaurant T’afia. Guests included gallery owner Kerry Inman, Gallery Director Patrick Reynolds, GRN Board Members Allen McReynolds and Martina Cartwright, GRN Development Director Eir Danielson, designer David Peck, Jose Diaz, Jennifer Hurn, Jennifer Kolker, and Hollen Slaughter. David Peck will be partnering with GRN for both his Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 collections. They will receive 10% of his profits to help promote a happier and healthier Gulf.



Check our calendar to plan your social and shopping schedule!

October 20-23
TX Contemporary Art Fair

October 22-23
The Urban Market

October 20-21
Tootsies Trunk Shows

October 21
Children at Risk Luncheon
Ashley Judd guest speaker
Contact Laura Nelson 713-869-7740

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