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HHH is playing catch up from Harvey,
and has an extra info-packed issue for our readers!

HHH would like to thank the following for their help during our Harvey recover:
Fred Willcox Inspections
Rick Tatum -Tatco Floors, Etc.
Brazos Valley Services
Jose Longoria and his team
Matt Camron Rugs
Meg Lonergan Interiors
HHH’s friends who helped pack
Rashena Flagg of PR, etc. and her family

Radiant Red

Helmut Lang $160 

This top is a Fall fashion must! It is the it color red, with cold shoulders.
It will go day to night, casual to dressy.
Available at Tootsies.com


Zac Brown Band Takes the Woodlands

The Zac Brown Band (ZBB) played on Saturday, September 16 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Fans packed The Pavilion in order to see this lively country music band play their hit songs including “Chicken Fried” and “Toes.” ZBB did quite a performance with tributes to the armed forces along with guitar battles between band members. ZBB also thanked all of the first responders who helped the city of Houston during Hurricane Harvey, which was a nice touch considering how recently this major storm took a toll on the city. The Pavilion was packed with the lawn almost entirely filled with fans on picnic blankets and sitting in lawn chairs while enjoying the country tunes. ZBB was definitely a crowd pleaser, which was obvious by the many people singing along with the band!

By Ali Valach, HHH writer and social media director


Pizza Primavera

MidiCi: The Neapolitan Pizza Company

MidiCi is an authentic Neapolitan restaurant serves traditional, personalized Neapolitan pizzas, gourmet appetizers, burrata, salads and desserts made from fresh, natural, almost all non-GMO ingredients along with fine beer & wine. They are is announcing new weekly specials with deals on food, wine, beer and more.

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday from 3-7pm, draft beer for $3 and wine by the glass for $4

Margherita pizza 

Margherita Monday: All day on Mondays, The Margherita pizza with two toppings
and a draft beer or wine by the glass for only $9.95

Family Night Out: Tuesdays from 5-9pm, kids eat free

Wine & Cheese Wednesday: Wednesdays from 5pm-close,
complimentary cheese board with any bottle of wine purchase

2925 Richmond

NM Fall Fashions

Ken Downing with model

Neiman Marcus brought Senior Vice President/Creative Director, Ken Downing to give his personal touch to the Fall 2017 fashion show. He described every outfit and must haves: sequins, athleisure, fur, red, velvet, statement earrings, layers, and yes pantyhose-in fishnets.

Devon Leigh

Devon Leigh was the featured jewelry designer,
with her bohemian festive pieces, perfect for the H-town woman.

Devon Leigh earrings

After the show, Mr. Downing invited the guests back stage to see and touch the fashions.
Ms. Leigh was there with her pieces.

Houston Philanthrophy

Open Door Mission “Man in the Mirror” Gala

Open Door Mission hosted their 2017 gala “Man in the Mirror” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 28 at the Hilton Post Oak. Attendees were treated to a dinner of salad and bread, a surf and turf entrée and delightful lemon and chocolate raspberry tarts for dessert. They also had the pleasure of listening to the Open Door Mission music ensemble group who sang both the “Star Spangled Banner” and a version of “Man in the Mirror” inspired by Michael Jackson. This gala acted as a great opportunity for people to learn more about Open Door Mission, especially with the video testimonials from two graduates of the program and a live testimonial from another graduate of the program. After the president of Open Door Mission’s message, mobile fundraising took place through the use of text messages. The organization was able to obtain almost $100,000 in donations in just a matter of minutes, which demonstrated how moving the mission of Open Door Mission is. After the fundraising, Ellie Holcomb, a singer from Nashville performed. It was a wonderful evening for a well-deserving cause. For those who do not know, Open Door Mission is a faith based recovery and rehabilitation facility that helps homeless men and men who are former addicts in Houston, Texas. It has been helping these men since 1954, and it not only helps them to recover from substance abuse, but it also helps them to rehabilitate their lives. It provides housing during the program, and it also helps the men to learn skills in order to obtain jobs once they graduate from the program. Once men graduate from the program, Open Door Mission does an excellent job of helping them to succeed and continues to follow up with them. They even offer less expensive housing options for graduates of the program for up to three years after they have entered Open Door Mission. To learn more about this incredible cause, you can visit http://www.opendoorhouston.org.

By Ali Valach, HHH writer and social media director



Opening style show models

In honor of the League’s beautiful relationships with the Houston community and among their members, the Junior League of Houston invited guests to celebrate at the annual Opening Style Show, fittingly themed Style En Pointe: Beauty in Motion. In light of the damage Hurricane Harvey left behind in Houston, the League showcased the beauty of the massive outpouring of support, labor and love in the community. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket were donated to the Junior League of Houston's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will be distributed to organizations in their Community Program.

Amanda Hanks (Tea Room Director),Mary Lee Williams
(Vice President Development), Fady Armanious Photo Credit: Nikky LaWell

With two show time options, the League hoped to unite guests in an effort to make an impact while also providing a little levity and fellowship in the wake of such devastation. Guests enjoyed a glamorous fall fashion preview presented by TOOTSIES’ Creative Director Fady Armanious, a delicious meal courtesy of the Junior League Tea Room and full bar service. One lucky lunch attendee received two tickets to Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and one dinner attendee received two tickets to the League’s 70th Annual Charity Ball, a longstanding tradition and a source of funding for the Junior League’s community outreach and volunteer initiatives. Guests also had the chance to participate in a donation drive for toiletry and beauty items that ran through October 5, and was distributed to women affected in the League’s community agencies such as Houston Area Women's Center, Star of Hope and more.

By Ali Valach, HHH writer and social media director 


Over $20,000 for Dress for Success Houston

Mia Gradney, Lauren Levicki Courville

On Wednesday evening, August 23, approximately 300 of Houston’s most social young professionals dressed in their hautest attire for the 14th annual Tootsies Summer Soiree to raise funds and awareness for Dress for Success Houston. The trendy evening was co-hosted by Women of Wardrobe President, Lauren Granello, Mary Patton of Mary Patton Design, Bria Wall, a 2017 Tootsies Fresh Face, and event emcee, KHOU’s Mia Gradney. Tootsies welcomed trendy fashions by Parker, chic shoes by Schutz, and dazzling jewelry by Lisa Freede. The event continued to spotlight the mission of Dress for Success Houston as Vice President, Lauren Levicki Courville, spoke of the lasting impact the agency will have on more than 3,500 women this year.

Event Chairs:Bria Wall, Mary Patton,Lauren Granello

The only thing to distract one’s eye from the stunning designs was the festive drinks and scrumptious bites from Armandos, Deep Eddy Vodka, Del Frisco’s Grille, Eddie V’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Oxbow7 Restaurant & Bar, Chef Roshni of Revolve Kitchen Bar, Snap Kitchen, Shri Balaji Bhavan, and Total Wine. Along with every guest receiving a $25 Tootsie’s gift card, all attendees had the opportunity to win exclusive door prizes, including a darling dress by Parker, a pair of “to die for!” shoes by Schutz, and a glamourous bracelet from Lisa Freede’s jewelry line. Guests also had the opportunity to win door prizes from Tootsies, SoulCycle, Suzanne Bruce and Associates, Armandos, Eddie V’s, Milk + Honey, Basu, Parry Botanicals, Bayou City Arts Festival, and Deer Lake Lodge & Spa. Those who stayed to mix and mingle didn’t leave empty handed. An exclusive, one-of-a-kind “bundt wall” was hand crafted and donated to Dress for Success Houston by Nothing Bundt Cakes, allowing each guest to hand pick their favorite flavors right from the wall.


WAG TANTRUM HITS IT OUT OF THE DOG PARK FOR SAV-A-PET Houston Entrepreneurs Celebrate New Business Venture at The Owl Bar and Give Back to Community

Lisa Marshall and Barbara Marshall with Boule, Panga, and Destin
Photos by Bonner Rhoden

Puppy love was in the air as humans and furry friends alike gathered to celebrate the launch of Wag Tantrum. Based in Houston and made from completely organic, human-grade ingredients, the unique dog food ensures dogs receive the nutrients they need for a happy, healthy life, along with flavor that gets their tails wagging. Co-founders Barbara Marshall and Lisa Marshall hosted guests, family and friends at The Owl Bar, where they enjoyed an open bar, delicious bites and swag for their well-trained pups, including samples of the newly launched product.

The crowd enjoyed the fall breeze on the outdoor patio as they learned the benefits of Wag Tantrum and had the opportunity to purchase product from the recently launched website. The party benefited local nonprofit Sav-a-Pet, which the co-founders partnered with in the beginning stages to test recipes and simultaneously help rescue dogs heal.


Award-Winning Journalist Speaks at 16TH Annual Fundraiser
for Breast Cancer Research in Houston

Nominating Committee with Joan Lunden Photo
by TK Images

The Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation hosted its 16th Annual Luncheon with celebrity guest speaker, Joan Lunden on Monday, October 16th at the Hilton Americas – Houston.. Ilona Carson served as the Mistress of Ceremonies and silent auction items included a signed JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney football, Astros tickets, a Dior gift basket and more. A few lucky raffle winners received a Lisa Bridge rose quartz ring and earrings donated by Ben Bridge Jeweler, a Yeti cooler filled with spirits and a $500 gift card donated by Ken Jacobson with Hometrust Mortage Company. Lunden inspired the crowd as she shared the story of her battle against breast cancer and the transformative effect it has had on her life, as well as her work on Capitol Hill as an advocate for patients across the country. “It’s now my turn to pay it forward,” said Lunden. “I once heard a quote that there are two great days in our life, the day we are born and the day we discover why.”

Alyson Haas

The luncheon also included a special presentation of the 2017 Spirit of Courage Award to Alyson Haas, a remarkable Houstonian that won the battle against breast cancer and went on to start her own company that donates a portion of proceeds from every sale to breast cancer research. Proceeds from the luncheon benefit breast cancer research in the Houston area, and a donation of $105,000 was presented to Matthew Ellis, Ph.D. with The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Elizabeth Mittendorf, M.D., Ph.D. with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Alessandro Grattoni, Ph.D. with Houston Methodist Research Institute, The Department of Nanomedicine.


Child Advocates, Inc. Annual Childspree

Autumn Schoen

Over 100 Junior League volunteers and employees from Hess Corporation, the League’s Community Sponsor, arrived before store opening hours to assist 100 children with back-to-school shopping at Target. The participating children, who are in foster care, will be equipped with the gear necessary to get the school year off to a great start. Volunteers from the League and Hess served as personal shoppers to help the children select back-to-school clothes and accompanied them and their guardians to an in-store breakfast party. Children also received backpacks filled with school supplies and other necessities to help them transition into the new school year. At the event, one child enjoyed playing the Connect Four she received in her backpack with Junior League member Autumn Schoen, and said, “I was so excited to go shopping with Ms. Autumn. I love the pink, light-up shoes that I got.” For almost 30 years, League members have worked with Child Advocates, Inc. in a multitude of capacities, including volunteering for special projects and events, and creating Life Books. The goal is for every child in foster care to have a scrapbook of their life, not only to be used as a therapeutic tool, but often as the only mementos these children have of their biological families. Several League members also volunteer as court appointed special advocates (CASA).


Fashion X Houston
Three days of fashion, food, and festivities

Day one

Clerenda McGrady
Photo by Treva Wygle

Fashion X Houston, which features local, emerging and notable designers presenting runway shows alfresco, premiered Thursday, October 5th at River Oaks District. The night kicked off with in-store events and a cocktail reception in the courtyard, and guests with VIP access enjoyed pre-show cocktails in The Tuck Room located upstairs in iPic Theaters. CleRenda McGrady was the emcee for the evening and models clad in fall looks from the following River Oaks District retailers graced the runway:

de Boulle
Les Copains
Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet
Roberto Cavalli

Dress by Roberto Cavalli

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Fashion X Houston and River Oaks District committed to donating a majority of proceeds from the three-night event to the Rebuild Texas Fund, the initiative led by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to raise $100 million to support the Texas communities devastated by Harvey. A portion of proceeds will also benefit Project P.U.S.H. to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey and 20-percent of front-row ticket proceeds will benefit Dress for Success and Camp Say.

Day Two

Staci Henderson

Fashion X Houston, which features local, emerging and notable designers presenting runway shows alfresco, continued Friday, October 6th at River Oaks District. The night kicked off with in-store events and a cocktail reception in the courtyard, and guests with VIP access enjoyed pre-show cocktails in The Tuck Room located upstairs in iPic Theaters. Models clad in looks from the following designers (and Style Setter Staci Henderson!) graced the runway:

Abi Ferrin
Porcelain Teacup
Melissa Fleis
Adrienne Yunger
House of Resource by Ruth Waddy
B. Poshi by Beena Yusuf
Born Poor Live Rich Clothing
Mansion Rose
Gunnar Deatherage
Chloe Dao

Alan Gonzalez

This year’s BERNINA Fashion Fund recipient was Alan Gonzalez of Alantude.

Day Three

Matt Sweeney with Carolyn Farb

Fashion X Houston, which features local, emerging and notable designers presenting runway shows alfresco, concluded Saturday, October 7th at River Oaks District. The third and final night kicked off with in-store events and a cocktail reception in the courtyard, and guests with VIP access enjoyed pre-show cocktails in The Tuck Room located upstairs in iPic Theaters. Models clad in looks from the following designers (and Style Setter Carolyn Farb!) graced the runway:

Mysterious by N.P.N.
Bentley & Lace by Elizabeth Copeland
Brittany Nicole
Tieler James
Daniel Esquivel
J. Ewing Designs
Anna Irion
Dignified Women’s Apparel by Bria Evans
Amanda Valentine
Miles David
Allie Joy
nha khanh


Jubilee of Caring Record Breaking Evening

Jeff Baker, Beth Robertson, Lillie Roberston, Barbara and Corby Robertson,
Carroll and Hugh Ray, Kitch Taub
Photos Kim Coffman

Over 400 guests gathered at River Oaks Country Club, October 19, to generously support the Jubilee of Caring benefiting Harris County Hospital District (HCHD) Foundation. Celebrating 25 years of the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD) Foundation, the three event chairs and sisters Carroll Ray, Beth Robertson, Lillie Robertson who named themselves the Tres Hermanas, were especially pleased to honor their sister-in-law Barbara and brother Corby Robertson with the Ben Taub Humanitarian Award for their compassionate life’s work to improve the health and well-being of our community. Close friends and supporters applauded the many generations of giving and the family’s passion for helping others with their efforts that have transformed so many organizations across our state. All the proceeds from the gala will go to renovate the first floor of the Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Ginni and Richard Mithoff Level I Trauma Center. The stories of Ben Taub Trauma Center saving lives every day inspired everyone to give to the appeal. The chance to receive their own stethoscope further enticed the crowd to give and had them listening to each other’s excited heartbeats. The donations contributed to the record breaking evening, bringing the total to over $650,000. Kitch Taub, Chairman of the Board of Harris County Hospital District Foundation, said “Tonight is a very special evening for me and my sister Marcy as our relationship with Corby and Barbara represents four generations of friendship and community commitment.” After a proclamation given to the Robertsons from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, their brief acceptance remarks were met with a standing ovation.


Celebrating Houston Hospice Laura Lee Blanton
Community Spirit Award Dinner

Bob and Sally Thomas, Lance Boudreaux, Cynthia Nordt
Photo by Dave Rossman 

Fall colors greeted the over 200 guests gathered at River Oaks Country Club, October 12, to generously support the Houston Hospice Program. The 19th Annual Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award Dinner Chairman Lance Boudreaux was pleased that the evening raised over $260,000. Michele Sabino, Chairman of the Board, praised the staff and caregivers who are with families at the most difficult time in life. The evening’s recipients of the Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award, Sally and Bob Thomas were introduced by close friend Harriet Foster. Foster shared personal comments about the warm, caring and generous spirit of the Thomas. Stories of how they became friends had the audience laughing and applauding. Sally Thomas spoke of the inception of Hospice here in Houston and Bob commented, “We are honored to join the list of past recipients and so pleased to be able to support the important mission and dignity of Houston Hospice for people in our community.” Cheers were given as raffle winners accepted their great prizes. Melanie Lawson of KTRK Channel 13 led the evening as emcee and the invocation was given by Dr. John Stephens.


Ladies Shop for an Education Cause

Susan Sarofim, Matthew Campbell Laurenza, Hallie Vanderhilder
photo by Kim Coffman

Sipping and shopping for a good cause on Tuesday, September 19 were supporters of To Educate All Children (TEACH). Matthew Campbell Laurenza, Creator of MCL Jewelry and seen exclusively at Tootsies made a personal appearance and brought in a vast array of his unique designs that had ladies purchasing multiple items as percent of proceeds benefitted TEACH. Host for the event and TEACH Board member, Hallie Vanderhider thanked attendees for being there when many had also been impacted from the recent storm.

Co Founder of TEACH, Susan Sarofim made remarks saying that,” In the wake of Harvey, TEACH’s work in Houston schools is more important now than ever as the children, educational professionals, and families are facing great challenges and need the community’s support now more than ever. TEACH was on the ground supporting Houston ISD schools immediately and we will use the next few months to directly assist schools in the recovery process. TEACH gives educators the skills they need to reach the most vulnerable students—and creating classrooms that are calm and safe places of learning is needed as never before.”


Award-Winning Hollywood Actor & Personality Speaks at Non-Profit Organization’s Fall Luncheon

Chairman of the Board David Taylor, Rob Lowe, The Council’s President and CEO Mel Taylor
Photo by Steven David

The Council on Recovery, in partnership with The Waggoners Foundation Speaker Series and presented by The Wayne Duddlesten Foundation, welcomed Rob Lowe as the guest speaker at the 2017 Fall Luncheon on Friday, October 20th at the Hilton Americas – Houston Hotel and raised almost $520,000 for programs that help individuals and families affected by alcoholism, drug abuse, addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Over 1,200 guests gathered to enjoy lunch and the opportunity to hear Lowe open up about his battle with addiction and inspiring story on the road to recovery. Amazed by the number of bass boats and Houstonians that came together during Hurricane Harvey, Lowe compared those moments witnessed on TV to his experience with organized recovery, “we need what you guys do on a daily basis,” said Lowe. Sharing stories of struggles from his past and lighthearted anecdotes of high profile friends, Lowe regrets nothing and embraces that without having to go through the ups and downs, he wouldn’t be where he is today – happy, joyous and free. Before concluding his one-man show with a Q&A and House of Pain’s “Jump Around” to pay homage to a scene from his hit show, Parks and Recreation, Lowe chilled the room sharing that “life is full of those moments that we get ourselves into and we get ourselves out of and at the end of the day, the memories we make are the things that matter.”

Check our calendar to plan
your social and shopping schedule!

November 2 -5
DASH Market Houston’s foremost home décor market, brings together a collection of local and national dealers to give Houston shoppers an opportunity to browse a comprehensive selection of furniture, home décor and gifts.
Where: Silver Street Studios, located at 2000 Edwards Street in the Washington Arts District. www.dashhouston.com

November 12

The 12th International Risotto Festival

This year’s festival will benefit Case de Esperanza de los Ninos. Advance Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased online at www.RisottoFestival.com for $75 per person (savings of $10 in advance) or $175 for VIP tickets. Children under 12 are free. VIP tickets purchased in advance include valet parking and access to the VIP Lounge where guests can mingle with participating sponsors, chefs and judges, sip fine wines and enjoy a fine selection of desserts.
Sunday, November 12,
2 p.m.-6 p.m.
The Houston Design Center
For tickets: http://www.thehoustondesigncenter.com/

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