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Have you been to Phillipe lately? They have a scrumptious new menu with appetizers
like exotic sweet shrimp and delectable desserts such as Texas Millionaire pie.

The chic French atmosphere and excellent service make it perfect for a girl’s get together,
to impress a client, or for a romantic meal. Bon Appetite!

1800 Post Oak Blvd.



HHH Giveaway!


Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse  is giving 10 dinner for two gift cards to HHH readers.
The gift cards expire on January 31, 2012 and do not include tax, gratuity, beverages and dessert. To enter please email houstonhh@gmail.com with chama in the subject line.
The first 10 readers to respond will win!


or visit them on www.yelp.com and www.facebook.com



Spring Fling

The holidays are over and the weather will be in the 70’s this week. Spring is not far off, so here’s Tootsies picks for the newest trends:

Hawaiian: Bright floral and leaf prints have been given a revamp by the likes of Alexander Wang, Giambattista Valli and more.
Lace/Crochet: This is a trend that will last through spring and summer 2012. Crochet can be the choice for all occasions. This once hippie-associated fad is now one of the top trends for any woman.
Color Blocking in Shoes: Add color to your spring ensembles by incorporating a bright colored pump to your outfit. Armanious advises limiting to three colors to avoid a rainbow look.
1920's Feminine: Fringe, via flapper references or a bohemian vibe, will certainly make a big impression for spring. Another trend from the 20s is a loose yet classic look. A shift-type dress is flattering on anyone and easy to dress up or down.
Poudre Colored Accessories: The dainty, faint pink color is the perfect addition to any ensemble and style.

West Ave

Houston Philanthropy

HCC Opportunity Ball 2012 Good Year for Students

Richard Schechter, Mayor Annise Parker, Dr. Mary Spangler, Kathy Hubbard, Shawn
and Mychelle Taylor, Doug and Sarah Foshee, Andrea White

photo by Kim Coffman

The whimsical theme of Dr. Seuss theme “Oh the Places We’ll Go!” greeted the record 750 guests attending Houston Community College’s Opportunity Ball. Proceeds from the event will launch local students on the path to a successful future by providing them scholarships to HCC. AT&T served as lead underwriter of the event, which gala co-chairs Shawn Taylor and Penny Butler, Houston Community College Foundation board members said raised in excess of $560,000. Former Mayor Bill White and his wife Andrea, past honorees, presented HCC’s Crystal Eagle award to Sarah and Doug Foshee. Foshee, CEO, Chairman and President of El Paso Corporation, spoke about his special passion for the work of community colleges and the real opportunities they offer local students to improve their career potential and the lives of their families and the importance today of continuing education to be a part of the future workforce. Dr. Mary Spangler, Houston Community College Chancellor, made remarks, thanking the guest and emphasizing the impact HCC has on our city. Attendees included many of the HCC trustees, HCC Board Chair Richard Schechter, District V and newly elected Board Member Carroll G. Robinson, District IV. Houston Mayor Annise Parker joined the festivities as well.


Check our calendar to plan your social
and shopping schedule!

Girls Just Want to Have Fun on Spring Break

Chairmen: Hildy Caplan, Suzanne Farrow

Surf‘s up ladies! The annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun event benefitting Houston’s Ronald McDonald House will take you to the beach with your best gal pals. Grab your flip-flops, beach tote and lather up; this year’s ladies-only night boasts a spring break theme complete with an array of seaside fun. The Westin Galleria ballroom will be lined with shops to peruse clothes, home accessories and jewelry. Makeup and hair styling booths will offer complimentary up dates to get girls glamed for the night. Don tropical attire and party for a cause-the Houston Ronald McDonald House mission of helping children undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses.
For ticket information, contact Leigh Levine at 713.795.3585 or email llevine@rmhhouston.org.

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Westin Galleria Hotel


Bayou Adventure Race Promises February Fun

Paddlers on Buffalo Bayou

Instead of swimming, try paddling in this different kind of a triathlon. The Bayou Preservation Association (BPA) hosts its first-ever Bayou Adventure Race Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. at Terry Hershey Park, rain or shine. The event includes a 5K run, a 3K paddle trip and a 10K bicycle ride, all in the upper Buffalo Bayou area, starting at South Mayde Drive. After an out and back run, the paddle portion goes from Langham Creek/Buffalo Bayou to the Dairy Ashford Canoe Launch. Contestants will then ride mountain bikes on dirt trails for the final leg through Terry Hershey Park, ending at the original starting line. Bayou Shuttle Service is handling logistics for kayaks and canoes. Sponsors: REI and 1960 CrossFit; other sponsorships are available and volunteers needed. Awards will be given in several categories. Please check www.bayouadventurerace.org or the BPA website (www.bayoupreservation.org) for details. Registration is $75. Contact: Wade Woehrmann, Texas Adventure Racing, 713-898-4014.


Children at Risk

An Evening with Jay Leno benefits CHILDREN AT RISK and its Center to End the Trafficking and Exploitation of Children. The spectacular event will feature comedian Jay Leno, a VIP reception, and an exclusive live auction. We will also be announcing our esteemed honoree who will receive the 2012 Founders Award. Benefactors from the $5,000 level and upwards will be invited to a private reception and photo opportunity with Jay Leno—A Night to Remember!

6:00 – Benefactor Reception
7:15 – Dinner, Program, and Live Auction
8:30 – Performance with Jay Leno
10:00 – Private Reception with Jay Leno

Location: Bayou City Event Center

9401 Knight Road
Houston TX 77045

Date: March 24, 2012

Tables: $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, $3,500

Dinner Tickets: $1,000, $500, $350

CHILDREN AT RISK is a nonprofit organization leading the way to improving the quality of life for Texas children through research, education, collaboration, and advocacy. CHILDREN AT RISK is a well-known leader in understanding the health, safety, education and economic indicators impacting children, and in educating public policy makers on these issues. By understanding children’s needs and speaking out on their behalf, CHILDREN AT RISK drives systemic change. CHILDREN AT RISK aims to make Texas a place where children’s needs come first, where families thrive, and where ample resources are available to children and their families.
The Center to End Trafficking and Exploitation of Children, at CHILDREN AT RISK, is a multi-disciplinary, action-based institute that works to generate solutions to the human trafficking crisis through policy, advocacy, education, and collaborative programs. CHILDREN AT RISK leads the fight in Texas to change state policy on human trafficking. In the last legislative session, two bills encompassing 10 human trafficking issues were passed.