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A Gussy for your Gucci!

With all the rain we have had, and more to come, protect your handbag with The Gussy. It comes in several styles and colors so you will look hip and haute even in a downpour.


Stiletto Rx

Stilettos are a staple for the H-town woman, and to help you enjoy them even more, is the spray Stiletto Rx. This product will allow you to wear your heels longer and more comfortably. We all know it is “better to look good, than to feel good”, but now you can look good and FEEL good! Available at a bientot.

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Good Eats!
These restaurants have great
specials to help you celebrate!

Cinco de Mayo, May 5

The Westin at the Woodlands | Sidebar
2 Waterway Square Place

The Westin at the Woodland’s SideBar brings a slice of Mexico to the heart of The Woodlands with two, festive cocktails this Cinco de Mayo. On May 5, from 5 – 6 pm, the sleek, second story lounge will be serving up $5 Pineapple Margaritas and Tamarind Palomas. For those looking for a classic cocktail with a tropical twist, opt for the Pineapple Margarita, made with Avion Reposado Tequila, Tepache Pineapple Liqueur, house agave simple syrup, pineapple juice and house sour; or spice things up with the Tamarind Paloma, made with Sauza Blue Silver Tequila, Grand Marnier, tamarind, fresh lime juice, grapefruit soda and Bittermens Habanero Shrub.

Mother’s Day, May 8

Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

3201 Louisiana Street

Executive Chef Mark Holley brings a robust variety of southern-inspired seafood dishes to a prix fixe Mother's Day brunch at his onymous restaurant. Appetizer offerings include Miso Glazed Pork Ribs and Gazpacho Blanco. Diners can also choose from entrees like Fried Cornish Hen and Southern Eggs Benedict as well as dessert options like White Velvet Cheesecake. The $55 per person menu, offered on the 8th, includes three courses as well as a lagniappe.

The Westin at the Woodlands | CURRENT
2 Waterway Square Place

Celebrate National Burger Month at CURRENT, the newly opened, contemporary restaurant inside The Westin at the Woodlands. During the month of May, guests can sink their teeth into the Current Burger with white cheddar, Meyer lemon aioli, peppered bacon, arugula, balsamic reduction and a brioche roll while quenching their thirst with a special craft beer pairing, all for $19.

Radio Milano | Milano Bar
800 Sorella Court

Throughout the month of May, in honor of National Burger Month, Chef Jose Hernandez will be spotlighting a new menu item, the Juicy Lucy. Diners and bar guests alike can indulge in a Peroni and this sinful burger with a melted core patty filled with Redneck Cheddar and jalapeńos, topped with bacon , lettuce, tomato and onions. The burger and beer pairing is priced at $20.

Coming This Summer!

PI Pizza Truck Teams Up With Cherry Pie Hospitality To Open Brick and Mortar Restaurant

On the heels of launching Cherry Pie Hospitality, Lee Ellis today announces that he has teamed up with Anthony Calleo of Pi Pizza truck to open a brick and mortar restaurant this summer at 181 Heights Blvd, right in the heart of the booming Heights area of Houston. In addition to Calleo’s famous specialty pizzas, Pi Pizza will offer appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Calleo’s mouth-watering Soppressata Rolls will also be on the new and expanded menu. While Calleo’s truck menu rotates weekly, he and Ellis expect the new menu to rotate quarterly and seasonally. Plus, the new menu will feature some of Pi Pizza’s greatest hits. Further, Laurie Harvey, Cherry Pie’s Beverage Director will work closely with Ellis and Calleo to develop a drink menu that will include frozen cocktails, craft beer and draft wine. Ellis and Calleo have had a long-time working business relationship and always kept in touch throughout the years on various projects, sharing what each other was doing and thoughts on the Houston restaurant scene. In fact, Ellis was one of the first customers of Pi Pizza when it opened. Cherry Pie Hospitality owns and manages Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts and Petite Sweets. To keep up with the latest news, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CherryPieHospitality.

Houston Philanthrophy

Roof Raised for Chinquapin Prep

Laura Henry, Will and Lisa Mathis, Susan Fernbach, Peter Boudreaux, Holly and Tom Forney, Marilu Garza Photo by Daniel Ortiz

The theme, Raise the Roof for Chinquapin Prep enticed the 300 guests at River Oaks Country Club April 28 to give to continue the success of their programs. Chairmen Holly and Tom Forney and Susan Fernbach and Peter Boudreaux celebrated the success with Honorees Lisa and Will Mathis. Will Mathis has been a leader and board member of the school for 23 years and he spoke passionately about the school and the importance of education. Another surprise special guest Ken Starr, President and Chancellor of Baylor University applauded the successful efforts of the school. Every senior was accepted to college and they have a very high graduation rate from college of 85%. The Senior Class of 2016 walked the stage and announced the colleges they would be attending- all to a standing ovation. Khambrel Marshall led the evening Laura Henry Director of Chinquapin Preparatory School teamed up to really raise the roof with donations in 5 minutes of over $50,000. The big boards entertained the crowd and kept bids flying all evening. Development Director Marilu Garza was thrilled with the results of the night over $320,000 was raised.


Event Honors Long-Time Supporters Josie and Fred Nevill;
Emcee is Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn

Left to right are “Bravissimo!” co-chairs Tony and Heather Tripodo
Photo by Deji Osinulu Photography

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) announces “Bravissimo! 2016 – An Emerald Evening,” the nonprofit organization’s major fundraiser of the year, to be held on May 21 at La Colombe d’Or. This year’s event celebrates Oh!’s 20th season and honors the extensive contributions of Josie and Fred Nevill to Opera in the Heights over the past nine years. The emcee for the event is St. John Flynn, who serves as Houston Public Media's Arts & Culture Director, and is an ardent supporter of classical music and opera. Oh!’s Director of Development, Becky Buturovic, has assembled a team of capable young professionals to serve on the gala committee with the Tripodos, also Oh! supporters for many years. These include Carli Baker, Lauren Bryan, Leah Hanson, Alexis Hester, Brittany Koger, Kari Schultz, Dr. Emily Moers and Elizabeth Yarotsky. In addition to an elegant seated dinner and the presentation of the honorees, the evening will include special performances from some of Oh!’s most talented emerging artists. Some of the exciting live auction items for the gala include trips to a fully-staffed villa in Acapulco, Mexico; La Posada Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Red Willow Lodge in Big Fork, Montana; in addition to a gourmet dinner for six with Maestro Eiki Isomura and a collection of fine wines to stock a wine cellar. Sponsorships begin at $5000 and include a table of 10 for the event, as well as several other benefits. Individual tickets begin at $375 each. Proceeds from “Bravissimo!” help Opera in the Heights to enhance the careers of young professional artists and enable those of all ages to enjoy opera at affordable prices. For more details about “Bravissimo!” or to order tickets call 713-861-5303 or email info@operaintheheights.org.

Crossroads School’s “Night of a Thousand Stars,”
Raises $115,000 for Exceptional Students

Yolanda Cameron, Dr. Gila Arnoni head of Crossroads School, Amy Davis
Photo by John Levin

The crowd was dressed to be noticed, the venue was the elegant Houstonian Hotel, and the beneficiary was Crossroads School. The “Night of a Thousand Stars” gala began with a silent auction, cocktails and passed hors d ‘oeuvres, followed by delicious food, and an exclusive live dessert auction. More than 250 friends of Crossroads came out to support Houston’s premiere school for exceptional children with learning differences. This night of majestic splendor raised $115,000 for the school. Guests were welcomed by Emmy-award winning investigative reporter Amy Davis of KPRC-2, followed by Dr. Gila Arnoni, Head of School for Crossroads School, who personally thanked guests for their support. Along with Davis, auctioneer extraordinaire Traci Yeaman conducted the Crossroads’ signature dessert auction. Crossroads’ parent Yolanda Cameron shared a heartwarming testimony and recited a poem, describing how Crossroads was the answer to her long search for a school that fulfilled the needs of her son.

Legacy Restaurants, which owns and operates the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation and Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys, is mourning the tragic loss of one of its senior employees. Director of Operations Veronica Marquez-Garcia, who would have turned 40 on May 4, was killed in an auto accident on Monday, April 25, as she was on her way home from the office. Her car was crushed by a reckless speeding driver who hit her vehicle while she was stopped at a red light. Marquez-Garcia, a vital and beloved part of the company’s leadership team, previously was employed with House of Blues and Applebee’s. She is survived by her husband, Juan, and three young boys. In the wake of the tragedy, Legacy Restaurants has created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the college education of Marquez-Garcia's three sons – Dylan (11), Josh (13) and Ethan (15). Legacy has agreed to match all funds raised during the campaign, which has set a total fundraising goal of $30,000. To make a contribution, visit gofundme.com/veronicamarquez.

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social and shopping schedule!

May 4


May 6

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Co-Host of “The Doctors,” to deliver Keynote Address Tickets to this year’s Houston Go Red for Women Luncheon are $500 per person, with tables starting at $5,000. Tickets are available online at houstongored.heart.org or by phone at (832) 918-4010. For more information, please contact Becky Yanez at (832) 918-4076 or Becky.Yanez@heart.org.


May 6
The Cutting Edge of Fashion

The Fashion Department will be hosting its annual show, “Shear Dimensions: The Cutting Edge of Fashion”. Models will grace the runway, wearing innovative creations from the Spring 2016 Fashion Collections students. The proceeds from the show benefit the HCC Fashion Department Scholarship Fund. Over 20 fashion students will be showcasing their beautiful and diverse looks. Guests will be wowed by the talent and blown away by the vivid atmosphere. The Spring Show will set the tone for fashion in Houston, and beyond. Come bear witness to the dawning of new inspirational creations. Tickets are $15.00 presale and $20.00 at the door Doors will open at 7:00pm, and the show begins at 7:30pm Learning Hub (Glass building), 1300 Holman, Houston, TX 77004

May 9

Bayou Preservation Association Hosts 50?th?Anniversary Luncheon Ed Wulfe and John Blount Honored for their Dedication to Protecting Houston’s Bayous Bayou Preservation Association is continuing to celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary with its first annual luncheon honoring Ed Wulfe and John Blount, the recipients of the Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award?. Each year, Bayou Preservation Association recognizes an individual or organization for demonstrating an exemplary commitment to and stewardship of a Houston­ area bayou or bayous through conservation, preservation, restoration, advocacy and/or other proactive means. Wulfe and Blount’s tireless efforts to make Houston a greener place make them so deserving of this honorable award. In honor of the nonprofit’s jubilee year, Bayou Preservation Association will begin the program with a short video of personal accounts on why Bayou Preservation members are grateful for the organization and all of its efforts. Following the presentation of the Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Awards, the organization will recognize Harris County Commissioners as well as deceased board members. The program will end with an overview of all of Bayou Preservation Association’s current efforts and activities. Luncheon tickets may be purchased at the door for $100. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit http://www.bayoupreservation.org/News-Events/Events/50th-Anniversary-Luncheon or call the Bayou Preservation Association office at 713-529-6443. 11:30am – 1:00pm Junior League of Houston 1811 Briar Oaks Lane

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