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Just Peachy

Pearls, a classic, are new again as one of the “it” items to have for Spring 2013. Nashville native and jewelry designer Vincent Peach creates pearl jewelry with organic materials from all over the world. His family was in the pearl distributing business, so it was a natural transition for him to create unique pearl jewelry, unlike the traditional strands or studs.


Pave In a Pod Bracelet, Diamond Collection

Over the last few years he has incorporated organic materials, (leathers and metals,) adding diamonds and other stones with his pearls. His creations can be worn day or night. HHH suggests the leather styles would be great for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. You will also see some of his pieces on the television show, "Nashville". His line is sold exclusively at Tootsies.


Happy Birthday Damien’s!

Pollo Menichino

Congratulations on 30 delicious years! A feat for any restaurant, Damian’s remains as popular today as it was in 1983 thanks to the watchful eyes and magnetic personalities of owners and cousins Bubba Butera and Frankie B. Mandola. This is old school in the most welcoming and engaging way. With daily operations led by the ever-ebullient Bubba Butera, who is one the cities more captivating hosts and a primo storyteller, alongside Frankie’s son Johnny B. Mandola, who joined the restaurant after working for several high-profile steakhouses, Damian’s has deservedly built a large and loyal following – a who’s who of the city with standing reservations and longtime dibs on their favorite seating spots, including the charming and secluded chef’s table tucked away in the kitchen. And they ask for their favorite server, some of whom have worked there since the beginning. “We are very proud to be celebrating 30 years in business,” said Johnny Mandola. “It’s a true testament to our guests and to the many employees who have contributed to our success over the years. We’ve worked very hard to maintain the quality of our food and the overall dining experience and effectively created a unique niche by not messing with the formula.” What has changed in preparation for the anniversary is a recent refresh of the restaurant’s exterior with fresh paint, new awnings and landscaping; an upcoming addition of an elevator for improved access to the second floor meeting and event space, which features WiFi and can accommodate up to 150 guests; plus wrapping of the restaurant’s motor coaches, which provide complimentary shuttle service to select Theater District performances, in a new skin that incorporates a specially designed 30th anniversary logo. Mangia!

3011 Smith Street
713. 522. 0439



Houston Philanthropy

Da Camera Gala Kickoff

Gala Chair Ann Short with After Party Chair Jennifer Gravenor

The Da Camera 25th Anniversary Gala kick-off party was held at the AIA Award-winning home of Natasha and Michael Bleyzer. Classical guitar master Eliot Fisk performed to a large crowd. Gala Chairs Ann and Don Short welcomed everyone and discussed the upcoming gala on March 2, at The St. Regis Hotel where Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell and Friends will perform. The will be an after party too. Young professionals can attend the gala for only $100/couple. For ticket information contact Lori Rubin, lrubin@dacamera.com.


Winter Ball

Left to Right: Danielle Ellis, Margaret Alkek Williams, Kelli Cohen Fein, Martin Fein, Mary Ann McKeithan

600 guests gathered at the Hilton Americas for The Renaissance Ball 2013 Winter Ball, chaired by Danielle Ellis and Mary Ann McKeithan and Honorary Chairmen Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin Fein. All the ladies were celebrating as the evening brought in over $715,000. Benefiting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the Winter Ball honors 12 Women of Distinction who have supported the community through volunteerism, including the first ever Legendary Woman of Distinction Margaret Alkek Williams. This year’s honorees were Jana Arnoldy, Darlene Bisso, Donna Bruni, Arvia Few, Debbie Leighton, Nidhika Mehta, Alice Mosing, Liz Rigney, Elizabeth Stein, Pamela Wright and the 2013 Woman of Distinction Ambassador, Sidney Faust. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Legendary Woman of Distinction Margaret Alkek Williams from the carriage provided by Stewart Title used in "Gone With The Wind". Also honored during the program were over 40 ladies who were past Women of Distinction, all of whom continue to do good works in Houston.


Check our calendar to plan your
social and shopping schedule!

February 5-7
Tootsies hosts Claudia Lobão Jewelry Trunk Show & Personal Appearance

February 6
Neimans trunks shows:
Dolce and Gabbana
Ippolita personal appearance

February 7
Girls Just Want to Have Fun

February 9
Friends for Life Adopters event at Memorial Park

Have you bought your tickets yet??

February 12

February 20
Move On Luncheon
for tickets contact Taylor Mallia at 713.394.2970

March 22
Children At Risk gala
contact Shannon Nunez at 713.869.7740 or snunez@childrenatrisk.org

April 5
Children's Assessment Center
Spirit of Spring luncheon
for tickets contact Aubre Barr