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Louboutin Lips!

The genius behind the coveted red soled shoes, Christian Louboutin, has created a lipstick line. Of course he will have his signature red, but there are other colors too. Available September 1 at www.christianlouboutin.com

CeCe by Cynthia Steffe

Cece By Cynthia Steffe Intarsia Bow Sweater $79

Iconic designer Cynthia Steffe has launched a new moderate priced clothing line, CeCe by Cynthia Steffe. It is both classic and trendy. Available at Dillards and Nordstrom and www.cynthiasteffe.com

Check our calendar to plan your
social and shopping schedule!

September 1 - 30

National Chicken and National Honey Month - Round Up
at these eateries:
Damian’s Cucina Italiana, Funky Chicken, Pour Society, Bradley’s Fine Dine, Hotel Icon-Line & Lariat, Prohibition Supperclub & Bar, Radio Milano-Milano Bar, Royal Sonesta Houston-Axis Lounge, Straits Restaurant, Cloud 10 Creamery

September 1

Pour Society opens in Gateway Memorial City

September 10

Houston Modern Widows celebrates One Year Anniversary

Opera in the Heights Presents I Pagliacci to Kick Off 20th Anniversary Season Sept. 18: “Overture!”
Fundraiser on Sept. 10 Designed to Create Excitement for 2015 - 2016

Opera in the Heights supports emerging artists, such as soprano
Julia Engel and tenor James Chamberlain. Julia portrays Lucy in The Telephone,
while James sings the role of Canio in I Pagliacci.
Photo by: Carl Cramer

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci (The Clowns) on Sept. 18, one of several inspired works in the company’s 2015 -2016 repertoire. I Pagliacci runs Sept. 18, 24 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and is an enduring tale of jealousy and rage between lovers in a comedy troupe. Art imitates life with fatal results in this iconic tragedy, featuring the famous tenor aria, Vesti la giubba (“Put on the costume”). To create additional excitement for the new season, on Sept. 10 Oh! will host Overture!, a fund raiser/cocktail reception from 6 – 8 p.m. at Tommie Vaughn Ford, 1201 N. Shepherd Dr., which is open to members of the community, with tickets starting at $40. (Funds will help support Opera in the Heights community programs.) Guests will mingle with Oh! conductor Eiki Isomura, take in performances by some of the company’s rising stars and enjoy beverages and appetizers."I am giddy with excitement, as we have assembled an absolute dream cast for I Pagliacci,” says Oh! conductor Eiki Isomura. “It's a remarkable privilege working with such fine artists, and especially with stage director Susan Stone Li, whom I consider to be a visionary.” “Audiences will also be pleased to find how prominently the piece features our extraordinary orchestra and chorus,” Isomura continues. “This promises to be something truly special, a powerhouse production worthy of opening the company's 20th anniversary season."  “We hope our subscribers, YOLO (Young Opera Lovers Organization) members and the public will join us for Overture! to experience a taste of what’s in store forsays Mariam Khalili, Opera in the Heights’ Executive Director. “Oh! is known for supporting the careers of emerging artists, such as the ones you will see at our event. Even those who are not familiar with opera should come away with an appreciation for great art and a feel for what this season,”  we do. It’s also a chance to meet other opera lovers.” The next Oh! production is a Menotti double bill, sung in English: The Telephone and The Medium. The opener is the light one-act comedy, The Telephone, in which a man comes to his girlfriend's apartment to propose, only to find her preoccupied with chatting on the telephone. The Medium presents the haunting tale of a spiritual con artist whose life begins to unravel when the powers she purports to wield become all too real. Performance dates are Oct. 30, Nov. 5 and Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.Rossini’s La Cenerentola is Oh!’s late winter production and is perfect for the entire family. Rossini's take on the classic fairy tale, Cinderella, the opera La Cenerentola is considered to be one of his greatest achievements, complete with mistaken identities, stepsisters and of course, romance. Performance dates are Feb. 5, 11 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. The season closes with Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, which is based on the myth of Orpheus, a legendary ancient Greek hero endowed with superhuman musical abilities, and his love, Eurydice. The opera takes to the stage on Apr. 8, 14 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and on Apr. 10 at 2 p.m. Single tickets prices are $35 - $67 for regular tickets, $32 - $58 for seniors and $15 - $17 for student tickets in limited seating areas. To buy tickets or to become a subscriber, please visit operaintheheights.org or call 713-861-5303. All performances take place at Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Boulevard, in the Houston Heights. Overture! tickets can be purchased in advance on our website.

September 30

Best Cellars Celebrity Wine Dinner

October 6

HHH Shopping Party at Cheeky Vintage

October 15

Advocate through Art Party 2015

October 24

Children at Risk Fall Luncheon



Houston Philanthrophy

Spring Branch Education Foundation: same great mission, cool new look

As parents and students were updating back-to-school wardrobes, Spring Branch Education Foundation
was also rolling out a new look. To celebrate its third successful decade of partnering with Spring Branch ISD,
the Foundation unveiled a new logo.

“Same mission, new look,” says Lisa Schwartz, chair, SBEF Board of Directors. “The Foundation is committed to funding programs and scholarships that lead to the success of every SBISD student. Since 1993, we have donated almost $9 million to the district. That’s a lot of grants and scholarships. Our new logo reflAects our progress.”
Debra Aitken, marketing chair for SBEF’s board describes the new design as “fresher and cleaner. The logo is reminiscent of a bar graph that demonstrates our continued growth. Thanks to dedicated board members, community volunteers and staff, every year we award more grants and scholarships than the year before. We’re not slowing down. We continue to move forward, providing new opportunities and programs to support our students and teachers.” In the last school year, SBEF awarded $916,049 in campus and district-wide grants for education-enhancing programs and $118,000 in scholarships to 89 graduates. Every dollar donated to the Foundation remains in the district. This year, SBEF will raise funds in five signature events: Style Show and Luncheon, Oct. 9; Masquerade Ball, Nov. 21; Sporting Clay Tournament, Feb. 16; Golf Classic, Apr. 3; and Running for the Arts, Apr. 30. All donations are tax-deductible and can be designated for specific district-wide or campus projects. Donations may be made online at springbranchisd.com/sbef.

The Foundation collaborated with Random Sky, a Houston-based
branding and design firm, to create the logo.



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Fall is just around the corner so if you need a new door swag, wreath or wall basket to welcome the season, give Kathie a call and she will be happy to design a one-of-a-kind treasure just for you. If you have a wreath or door swag which is in need of a facelift, she can do that too! Glass doors? Not to worry-- she has items for them as well. She hangs her swags on heavy-duty, clear plastic suction cups. Or she can also attach a length of ribbon for hanging from an over-the-door wreath hanger. She also creates seasonal and holiday table swags, garlands and centerpieces.

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Do you have an upcoming wedding, birthday party, retirement party, baby shower, graduation party or other celebration that you need help planning or just want to hire someone to relieve some of the coordination stress? If the answer is yes, then it is time for you to contact Events by Ali to schedule a free initial consultation. Events by Ali is a new full-service event coordination company that is happy to help with the planning of any event. Ali Valach, the founder of Events by Ali, is a certified wedding planner by the Association of Bridal Consultants but is open to planning events in addition to weddings.


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Are you Ready???

Hurricane season has started and here are some HHH tips to
help you be prepared for that unexpected storm.

G’s Small Engine Repair

A portable generator is a must to have when the power goes out.  If you already have one, be sure to get it checked to ensure it is ready to go. For either service or sales, contact G’s Small Engine Repair.

J. R. and his wife Rosemary can provide you with the following:

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Another advantage to using G’s  is they offer free pick up and delivery!
They are open Monday thru Friday 7:00am - 4:30pm, and  Saturday 9:00am- 2:00pm.

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Cell 832-888-4870
4560 W 34th St Ste A
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