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Fall is Here!

It may still be 90 degrees and above, but September is the official start of Fall, and Fall fashion. If you follow us on Instagram, you have seen the new styles from Neimans and Tootsies. Here are some other new items at these boutiques. Be sure to check our calendar for their upcoming trunk shows.


Sophia Webster
Pip Velvet Platform Sandal
Winter Cherry


Ramy Brook
Tunic Blouse

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Top Texas Product Makers Win
$90,000 in Cash Prizes

Creators of unique products from the Lone Star State are relishing the sweet taste of success as winners of H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. Due to the incredible competition and unique flavors of Texas, a panel of expert judges narrowed a field of 25 finalists to an unprecedented FIVE winners on August 11 at the Houston Food Bank increasing the winnings totaling $90,000. The winners received cash prizes and coveted space on H-E-B store shelves in 2017.

Grand Prize ($25,000 and featured placement as a Texas Best Primo Pick):
The Texas Pie Company Original Pie Dough Puck (Kyle) Chef Julie Albertson

TWO First Place Winners ($20,000):
KITCHUN's Holy-Coco-Cacao! No-Grain-Ola Gloriana Koll and Keesha Waits
Search no further for healthy snacks that will satisfy your cravings. KITCHUN is an UNconventional brand of delicious foods made with chef sensibilities. The brand line includes their famous No-Grain-Ola and Batch, and Please! Cookie mixes, which contain no grains, gluten, soy, dairy or GMOs. They are just tasty, good-for­you ingredients put together with an UN expected great taste.

Bagel Dots Bagel Dots (Houston) Purav Patel and Aarti Garehgrat Have you ever wondered what happened to the center of the bagel? Aarti Garehgrat has the answer! Bagel dots are a truly innovative, fresh, new solution to an age-old problem: eating bagels is messy. These bite-sized bagel balls filled with cream cheese and other ingredients of choice are delicious, fast and ready to go. This wholesome snack can be eaten at any time and any place.

Second Place ($15,000):
The Culinary Cowgirls’ Lone Star Queso Alexandra Worthington

Third Place ($10,000): Humble House Foods Ancho &
Morita-Smokey Tamarind Sauce (San Antonio) Luis Morales

The judges were Scott McClelland, President, H-E-B Houston; Winell Herron, H-E-BGroup Vice-President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs; Scott Pettit, H-E-B Director of Selling; Jeff Thomas, Senior Vice President and General Manager Central Texas Region, H-E-B; and Chef Michael Skibitcky, Dean of the H-E-B Culinary Academy and a tenured professor at the Culinary Institute of America. Criteria included product quality, marketability and readiness for production as well as the makers’ suitability as retail suppliers. The Quest for Texas Best competition drew entries from 101 towns across the state. Through two qualifying rounds, H-E-B Business Development Managers judged submissions on taste and flavor, customer appeal, value, uniqueness, market potential and differentiation from current products at most H-E-B stores

Houston Philanthrophy


Chita Craft, Lauren Levicki Courville, Claudia Lobao, Jay Godfrey,Mia Gradney


On Wednesday evening, August 17, approximately 300 of Houston’s most social young professionals dressed in their hautest attire for the 13th annual Tootsies Sizzling Summer Soiree to raise funds and awareness for Dress for Success Houston. The trendy evening was co-hosted by Women of Wardrobe President, Susan Oehl, and event emcees, KHOU’s Mia Gradney and KHOU’s Chita Craft. Guests were able to get up close and personal with featured New York fashion icon, designer Jay Godfrey, while he showcased his new Fall 2016 collection. Guests also had the opportunity to chat with and shop pieces from jewelry designer Claudia Lobao of San Antonio. Partygoers shared in a heartfelt moment to celebrate Mickey Rosmarin as Dress for Success Houston’s co-founder and president, Nancy Levicki, said a few words in his honor. The only thing to distract one’s eye from the stunning designs was the festive drinks and scrumptious bites from Armandos, Compleat Cuisine, Abuso, SweetCup Gelato, Green Plate Foods, Nothing Bundt Cakes, SlimRitas, Yellow Rose Distillery, and Neuro Drinks.

Nancy Levicki, Lauren Levicki Courville.


Along with every guest receiving a $25 Tootsie’s gift card, all attendees had the opportunity to win exclusive door prizes, including a dress personally donated by Jay Godfrey and a handpicked design from Claudia Lobao’s jewelry line. Guests also had the opportunity to win door prizes from Tootsies, SoulCycle, Suzanne Bruce and Associates, Armandos, DryBar, and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Those who stayed to mix and mingle didn’t leave empty handed. Over 200 gift bags were filled with items from SoulCycle, Green Plate Foods, DryBar, Suzanne Bruce and Associates, Neuro Drink, and much more.

Friend of Jones Hall Presents “The Jones Hall 50th Ball – A Mad Mid-Century Celebration and Concert”

Itzhak Perlman

The Friends of Jones Hall presents “The Jones Hall 50th Ball – A Mad Mid-Century Celebration and Concert,” to salute the iconic building that launched the leading performing arts organizations in our city, including the Houston Symphony, the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera. The “Jones Hall 50th Ball,” celebrating the performing arts center’s 50th anniversary, includes a concert featuring internationally-acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman, a frequent Society for the Performing Arts recitalist. Mr. Perlman will perform with the Houston Symphony under the direction of Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. The festive concert will be followed by a gala dinner and dancing to the timeless music of the Lester Lanin Orchestra from New York City, under a spacious tent on Jones Plaza. Guests are encouraged to dress mid-century, in full “Mad Men” attire, including white dinner jackets, white gloves and glamorous gowns, a la the mid ‘60s.

Jim Postl

Gala co-chairs are James Postl and Alexandra and David Pruner; honorees for the evening are the family of Jesse H. Jones and the Houston Endowment, who gave the Hall to the City of Houston in 1966 in an act of unparalleled generosity.

David and Alexandra Pruner

The evening will also celebrate the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera, as well as Society for the Performing Arts and the Houston Symphony in a program that allows guests to look back at these wonderful organizations in 1966 and celebrate all that they have become today. Funds raised from the Ball will support master planning for a renovation of the Hall to make it picture perfect for the next 50 years. The event will be held at Jones Plaza, 615 Louisiana Street, on Saturday, October 22, 7 p.m.

Tables for 10 (reserved concert tickets and gala seating) are priced at $100,000, $50,000, $25,000 and $15,000. Individual tickets are $5,000 per couple and $1500 per person.
For more information about the Jones Hall 50th Ball, please visit www.joneshall50th.org
or email Patricia@JonesHall50th.org, or call 713-807-1411, ext. 112.

Neiman Marcus Announces the Launch of the
Love To Give Collection

Available online beginning October 19 and in stores on November 3. The collection features dozens of perfectly priced items for gift giving. Each Neiman Marcus store gives ten percent of the proceeds to benefit youth arts education in Neiman Marcus communities across the country. An additional $50,000 from online sales will go to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation to support national youth arts programs. Research shows that students who receive an arts-infused curriculum tend to matriculate and graduate at higher rates, score higher on the SAT, and become more creative problem solvers and engaged civic leaders. The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation is dedicated to supporting the next generation of artists across the states. "Neiman Marcus is delighted to continue our Love to Give collection for the third year,” said Russ Patrick, Neiman Marcus SVP, GMM The Man’s Store, Home and Gifts. "You can find exclusive and unexpected presents for everyone on your list. It is wonderful knowing you are giving back when selecting items from this collection.” The Houston Neimans will be giving to City ArtWorks. Vendors participating in the Neiman Marcus Love to Gove collection include, but are not limited to, Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, Fresh, Lumio, HidrateMe, Halo Home, Sugarfina, Kate Spade, Steiff, 1Voice, and more. Prices range from $10 - $200.

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Announces the 45 Houston area high schools participating in the 2017 Tommy Tune Awards.

The 45 schools competing in the 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards are:

Aldine Senior High School
B.F. Terry High School
Clear Lake High School
Clear Springs High School
Clements High School
Cypress Christian School
Cypress Falls High School
Ranch High School
Cypress Ridge High School
Dulles High School
Episcopal High School
Foster High School
Friendswood High School
Fulshear High School
G.W. Carver Magnet High School
George Bush High School
George Ranch High School
Goose Creek Memorial High School
High School for the Performing and
Visual Arts Houston
Christian High School
Incarnate Word Academy
Kerr High School
Kingwood High School
Kerr High School
Kingwood High School
Klein High School
Klein Collins High School
Klein Forest High School
Klein Oak High School
Memorial High School
Nimitz High School
Northland Christian School
Pearland High School
Ridge Point High School
Second Baptist School
Seven Lakes High School
South Houston High School
Spring Woods High School
St. Agnes Academy
St. Thomas’ Episcopal School
Stephen F. Austin High School
Stratford High School
The Emery/Weiner School
The John Cooper School
The Kinkaid School
Westfield High School
William B. Travis High School

TUTS’ Tommy Tune Awards are named for Broadway legend, Houston native and Lamar High School alumnus Tommy Tune. A performer, director and choreographer with more than 50 years of stage experience. The winners will be announced at a Tony®-Awards-style ceremony on April 18, 2016 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. For information on the 2017 Tommy Tune Awards ceremony, call 713-558-2640

Check our calendar to plan
your social and shopping schedule!

Now - September 30

Celebrate the last few weeks of Summer with Central Market! This September, aspiring chefs of all ages are invited to join the fun at Central Market’s Cooking School. Guests will learn to master everything from fresh pasta dishes to popular recipes of the 70s. Special guest teacher Dorothy Huang, cookbook author and culinary instructor, will be sharing her secrets on Chinese cooking during her “COUPLES COOK: Chinese Favorites with Dorothy Huang” class on September 30. In addition to the Chinese-inspired culinary fun, classes focused on sautéing, easy week night dinners and all things apple – among others – will also be offered throughout the month.

September 8

September 8

Society for the Performing Arts Presents Its First Autism-Friendly Performance Sensory-conscious matinee by renowned choreographer David Parsons designed for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

As part of the 50th anniversary season and tradition of “bringing the world’s best to Houston,” Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) will present its first autism-friendly performance at the Cullen Theater inside the Wortham Center. The performance on Sept. 23 is appropriate for middle school, high school and post-graduates, along with their parents, teachers and chaperones. Special performance accommodations include:

§ Orchestra-level
§ Lowered sound levels
§ House lights at a low level during the performance
§ No strobe lighting
§ Flexibility during the performance for talking and movement
§ Extra volunteer support

The event will be friday, September 23, at Noon. Tickets are $5 for general admission. Please call 713-227-4772 to reserve, or purchase online by visitingby visiting http://www.spahouston.org/education/autism-friendly-performance (some fees apply for online purchases).

October 8

50th Anniversary Bayou Preservation Association Symposium

Teachers, Students and Bayou HEROns:
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own coffee mugs and/or refillable drink containers to cut down on event waste. Lunch from Treebeard's is included in registration fee.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:30am - 3:00pm

United Way Community Resource Center 50 Waugh Drive Houston, TX 77007

Keynote Speaker:
Jennie Romer, is a national expert on carryout bag policy whose expertise is routinely sought by legislators, community groups, and businesses. Ms. Romer will discuss challenges and successes with local legislation to manage plastic bags in LA and NYC To register http://www.bayoupreservation.org/News-Events

October 22

Friend of Jones Hall Presents “The Jones Hall 50th Ball –A Mad Mid-Century Celebration and Concert”

November 16


Be sure to visit the Hip and Haute
booth at Village Antiques!