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Stylist to the Stars stops in H-Town





Girl Around Town and Atrium Ready to Wear hosted a very special guest on Friday, January 17th: David Zyla. Zyla is a famed stylist, author and Emmy award-winning costume designer. The first five guests to arrive at the meet and greet cocktail soiree received a free copy of Zyla’s book “Color Your Style: How to Wear Your True Colors.” The event took place at Atrium Ready to Wear in River Oaks where attendees had the opportunity to browse some stunning pieces of fashion while mingling and talking to Zyla. Guests also sipped on champagne and nibbled on delicious and glittery treats from Petite Sweets including macaroons, miniature cupcakes and cake balls. This intimate event was a great opportunity to meet and mingle with David Zyla.

By: HHH intern Ali Valach




V-Day Ideas

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette
Celebrates Love For The First Time

In addition to their exceptional dinner menu and wine list, the restaurant is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu customized by Executive Chef Travis Lenig and priced at $60.00 per person, not including beverages, tax and gratuity.



This Valentines' Day
Go Beyond A "Box of Chocolates

with MICHAEL’S COOKIE JAR


Beautiful and delicious Valentine’s cookie offerings at both locations!



 





Houston Philanthrophy

Mandell Park Renovation Kicks off
with February 20 Groundbreaking



Friends of Mandell Park officially break ground on the renovation of Mandell Park Thursday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m., 1501 Richmond Ave. City officials, including Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) Director Joe Turner, are scheduled to speak at the ceremony. The nonprofit has raised more than $1 million for the project through foundations, companies, HPARD and individual donors. Recognition is given to Kathrine G. McGovern/The John P. McGovern Foundation for their generous gift.

“Urban green space is such a precious commodity in any large city,” says Skip Almoney, President of Friends of Mandell Park. “Parks contribute to a better quality of life for residents and provide havens of respite and recreation, along with ecological benefits.”When completed by fall 2014, the 1.2-acre park will feature an expanded organic community garden (Meredith Gardens) with handicap accessible, raised planting beds; a state-of-the-art compost station; and a meadow bordered by a curving seat wall and tree-lined walkway. The design is by landscape architects Asakura/Robinson. The park also includes a pocket prairie, a project of Katy Prairie Conservancy and Houston Audubon Society. The public is cordially invited to the event. Call 214-256-3244 for details.

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Dominque Sachse, Dr. Umair Shah, Rocaille Roberts
photo by Daniel Ortiz

 

A gorgeous sunset over our Houston skyline as seen from the Water Garden Terrace of the Asia Society provided a dramatic backdrop for the guests who gathered on the evening of January, 29, 2014 and were introduced to Healthy Living Matters, a collaborative with the mission to mobilize policy action and curb childhood obesity in Harris County. Over 75 guests sipped cocktails and enjoyed healthy lite bites as they previewed the HLM Community Action Plan, a two-year planning initiative, and heard local leader Jay Sears of the Grant Me The Wisdom Foundation present examples of how he is making a difference in our community where 1 in 3 children is obese. In fact, in some areas of Harris County, the percentage of children who are overweight or obese is over 50%. Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director of Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES), Rocaille Roberts, Director of Policy HCPHES, and Representative Alma Allen also engaged the crowd, as well as HLM Executive Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Ann Smith Barnes, Harris Health System/Assistant Professor Baylor College of Medicine and Bruce Wilcoxon, Director of Public Policy ConocoPhillips. The importance of this initiative was shared among the varied business, education, community development, and government sectors in attendance.

Positive energy continued at the Asia Society the next day at the Healthy Living Matters Summit, a conference enjoyed by a capacity crowd of close to 180 eager to learn more about the returns on investment when health considerations are applied to the development of policies and plans, and the launch of the Community Action Plan (CAP). After an overview of the HLM process and panel discussion, HLM Youth Ambassador Vivian Duttlinger got the attendees up on their feet and moving with an instant recess activity. Further discussion continued in break out sessions where HLM priority policies of Eat, Play and Learn were areas of focus on the State, County and Community levels, raising awareness and food for thought as guests then were treated to a delicious and nutritious lunch. Centerpieces of fruit and vegetable baskets, along with balance scales weighted in favor of healthy vs. unhealthy snacks emphasized the goal of Healthy Living Matters, to tip the scale for our children’s health. Emcee Dominque Sachse excitedly introduced the keynote speaker, Stephen Ritz, Green Initiative Educator and Founder of Green Bronx Machine, who entertained everyone in the room with passion and fervor in his belief that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. His extended student and community family have grown more than 30,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance. Stephen has consistently moved attendance from 40 percent to 93 percent. Motivated and inspired guests were ready to commit to action to the health of our children, agreeing that healthy living truly does matter and is of critical importance since for the first time in two centuries, American children may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

 


 

Check our calendar to plan your
social and shopping schedule!

February 11

Triniti guest bartender series for charity

February 12

Ippolita personal appearence at Neimans
Elizabeth Anthony/Esther Wolf spring collections
Children at Risk event Sangria and tapas

February 20

DevonLeigh at Neimans



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