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Lenox Tuscany Classics Pitcher $40

In a new angle on barware, Lenox has designed a pitcher that's both dramatically decorative and perfectly functional. Crafted of Lenox fine crystal, this pitcher features an oversized handle that makes pouring beverages easier than ever. Plus, its uniquely angled shape is certain to attract attention and compliments. Keep it for yourself or great for a gift. Available wherever Lenox is sold.





It’s the Bee’s Knees


Dritz® Beeswax with Holder

Most of today’s fashion’s use nylon zippers which can get stuck--usually when you are running late. HHH found a great solution to un-sticking your zippers--bees wax. Run the beeswax up and down the zipper and no more sticking! Available at Joann’s Fabrics. $3.79

www.joann.com




Houston Philanthropy

Beating the Odds


Beth Quill, Marian Wright Edelman, Ileana Trevino, and Arvia Few

Over 300 people gathered at the Hilton Post Oak Hotel for Houston’s 13th annual Beat the Odds Luncheon, benefiting Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). Luncheon Chairmen Arvia Few and Ileana and Michael Trevino welcomed many long time supporters who raised over $215,000 for the education advocates that truly make an impact on children’s lives. Jason Few, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of NRG Energy and President of Reliant and also chairman of the luncheon, was not able to be at the event due to travel. Each year, through a competitive review process, some of the most deserving high school seniors are selected and honored for their academic achievements and perseverance despite the tremendous obstacles they face in their daily lives. Their individual journey to Beat the Odds served as an inspiration to the audience. The scholarship sponsors Tina Bentsen and the Bentsen family, the Friedman Foundation/ Morton Cohn / Ann and Kenny Freidman along with the chairmen presented the awards to the five students. Melanie Lawson of Channel 13 led the day; she herself is a member of the CDF-Texas advisory board and longtime supporter of the event. CDF Texas Executive Director Beth Quill gave an update on CDF-Texas’ current programs and outreach initiatives to ensure every Texas child has a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start and a moral start in life. A testimonial from Moises Cedillos, a past Beat the Odds award recipient and now a practicing attorney brought another standing ovation and loud cheering at his success. He credited his success to CDF and its Beat the Odds program. Marian Wright Edelman the president of CDF and a lifelong advocate for disadvantaged children delivered a very moving keynote address drawing on lessons for building a movement for children from the story of Noah’s Ark.

 

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10th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon and Bazaar
Sabor Latino 10 Years of Celebration


Patricia Herrera, Cyndy Garza Roberts, Ana Matamoros,
Miriam Sera, Trini Mendenhall Sosa, Carmen Maria Montiel de Lechin

Luncheon Chairman Cyndy Garza Roberts and the Board of Latin Women’s Initiative (LWI) welcomed over 600 vibrant guests to the 10th annual fashion show and bazaar held at Hotel Intercontinental. Five of the Latin designers that had presented designs at previous shows returned to make the 10 year celebration the most lively, colorful and beautiful fashion presentation. Leading the festivities was President of LWI Ana Matamoros who spoke to the group, thanking them for all their support and the impact they have made on the lives of so many women and children in the Latino community. Ana introduced the founding members of LWI and several of the past luncheon chairmen including Trini Mendenhall Sosa, Carmen Maria Montiel de Lechin, Miriam Sera, and Patricia Herrera. Tequila Pasion provided the ladies with a special pink tequila drinks to keep them happy and shopping at all the fabulous vendors. Emcee Father T.J. Martinez lead the day, his high energy getting the attention of the lively crowd. A Latin power lunch unlike any other, raising over $250,000 with proceeds being distributed to Child Advocates, Crisis Intervention of Houston, El Centro de Corazon, Cristo Rey Jesuit, Neighborhood Centers and, University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies.



 

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social and shopping schedule!

May 16 - 18
Elizabeth and James Trunk Show at Tootsies

May 16
6 - 8 pm
Shed your yoga pants for your favorite party outfit! DEFINE: body & mind is celebrating the grand opening of its West University studio, the fourth DEFINE location in Houston. A cocktail reception will introduce DEFINE West University with tasty sips, light bites and a DJ. Guests can mingle amongst the studio that offers DEFINE’S signature barre exercise class combining Pilates, yoga, barre work, and core strengthening. Exclusive to Houston and this location, DEFINE introduces a new trademarked class and take on indoor cycling incorporating choreographed movements to high-energy music on a stationary bike for a full body workout-DEFINErevolution. In addition to the revolution class, the fitness studio welcomes another novel concept to the brand, DEFINEfoods. Located inside of West University studio, a demo kitchen offers workshops and cooking classes. A percentage of studio memberships and retail items sold at the grand opening will benefit Friends of West U Parks. Guest will also have the chance to sign up for an upcoming donation class where 100 percent of class fees will go towards making West U an even more beautiful place.

RSVP for the fitness soiree by emailing DEFINE@DEFINEbody.com\
DEFINE: body & mind
West University
2518 Bissonnet

6:30 pm
Lewis & Maese Fine Art and Antiques Auction
1505 Sawyer St., Houston, TX 77007
(713) 869-1335
Preview Auction Online @ www.LMAuctionCo.com
or in the store: Monday & Tuesday May 14 & 15 from 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, May 16th from 2pm - 6:30pm

May 17
Meninger Clinic Luncheon

May 19

May 19 - 20
The Urban Market Houston Antique Show
Saturday, May 19 - 3pm-6pm **
Sunday, May 20 - 9am-4pm
NEW Location:
The Bayou City Event Center
9401 Knight Road
Houston, Texas 77045
** Saturday night's show is an Early Buying Event: $25 per person entry fee includes early buying, wine/drinks & hors d'oeuvres, and re-entry on Sunday
Sunday's show is an $8 per person entry fee
Children are free




 

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