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Add Some Vintage Magic To Your Holiday Season! 

For all of you HHH vintage lovers, there is a fabulous on-line designer vintage boutique - The Vintage Label. Founded by sisters/business partners, Carolyn and Rebecca Carrington, The Vintage Label is truly a curated collection of timeless fashions from Carolyn’s years of collecting vintage pieces. Based here in the heart of Houston, their on-line boutique offers some of the best vintage clothing around. Newly acquired pieces and some from her vast, amazing collection are added to their website on a weekly basis. She takes great pride in sourcing vintage that is wearable, appealing & relevant. While most of the collection is vintage (late 50's-early 90's), there are some more current & fabulous, pre-loved designer fashions as well. The focus at TVL is primarily women's designer vintage clothing & accessories, however, they also offer select vintage men's clothing & accessories and special vintage pieces for the home.

Rebecca and Carolyn Carrington

Their collection is rare, unique & filled with beautiful fashions! With designer names that include Channel, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Hermes, Teal Traina, and many more, their on-line collection has vintage pieces for everyone. Each item is authenticated, closely inspected, checked for any minor repairs, then professionally cleaned so it comes to you ready-to-wear. How you dress is personal and adding vintage to your wardrobe will make you uniquely stylish. At The Vintage Label, you will find those special pieces to round out your wardrobe and also find remarkable pieces for gift giving or that special occasion.

With the holidays upon us, The Vintage Label is offering a special discount for HHH readers. For any order you place with TVL, receive 20% off your purchase (minimum purchase of $100.00-prior to taxes & shipping costs) using the HHH promo code, good through January 6, 2018.

Start shopping now at www.thevintagelabel.com

You must put the promo code HHH in your order, at checkout, to receive this promotion.

Below are just a few examples of their fabulous pieces.

CESAR GALINDO Stunning Bronze Blouse + Dramatic Accents

Rare GIANNI VERSACE for Neiman Marcus Dolman Sleeve Dress circa 1980s

Mr DINO circa 1960s Print Shirtdress

Rare MOLLIE PARNIS BOUTIQUE Black Velvet Wrap Evening Dress circa 1970s



Giddy-yap Giddy-yap Giddy-yap Let’s go!

Make your reservations now for a romantic, or family filled,
evening on a horse drawn carriage around River Oaks and other areas.

LePeep set to open new
Galleria-area location in late November

Alcohol program added to menu for first time in 30 years in Houston

LePeep Restaurant, serving Houston for breakfast and lunch since 1987, will open its new Galleria-area location at 4340 Westheimer Rd. in late November. Moving just 0.3 miles down the road from its storied 28-year-old store at 4702 Westheimer into a new-look space in the Westheimer Oaks development, LePeep also is entering a new era in the restaurant’s history – initiating an alcohol program for the first time. House specialty Bloody Marys, mimosas, Bellinis, local craft beers and wines will complement LePeep’s familiar menu of breakfast and lunch favorites at the new location. Alcohol sales also will be introduced at the recently renovated LePeep in Memorial City (9807 Katy Fwy) by the end of 2017, with LePeep’s three other Houston locations soon to follow. The new Galleria-area LePeep will be similar in size to the old Westheimer location, with 4,100 square feet and 140 seats. Bill Gotsdiner of Houston-based Gotsdiner Architects is giving the concept a fresh new look highlighted by updated furnishings and a 10-seat counter bar. LePeep’s familiar breakfast and lunch favorites will still be available, with new items introduced periodically throughout the year. The entire 27-person staff from 4702 Westheimer and the restaurant’s operating hours will remain the same (6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday). LePeep at 4702 Westheimer will remain open for business until a few days prior to the opening of the new location in late November. It had been the highest-volume LePeep in the United States, with notable guests over the years including J.J. Watt, Clyde Drexler, George W. Bush, Rudy Giuliani, NASA astronaut Walt Cunningham, Steve Harvey, Vivica A. Fox, Billy Ray Cyrus, Evander Holyfield, Carl Lewis, Yolanda Adams, U.S. Congressman Ted Poe and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Operators Mark Mobley and Brendon Murphy, Kingwood residents with a combined 58 years at LePeep, are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new to the latest iteration of their concept. “With great parking, the same easy access to 610 and a new look, we’re excited about the new location and providing our devoted customers with the same great offerings and service that they have come to expect over the last 30 years,” Murphy said.

Houston Philanthrophy

Picnic in the Park for SEARCH

On Thursday, November 2, SEARCH Homeless Services hosted their 9th Annual Picnic in the Park at Levy Park. This event honored Robin and Danny Klaes and Macy’s for their contributions to SEARCH. Throughout the event, guests mingled around the park and enjoyed food from a variety of Houston eateries along with complimentary beer and wine. After enjoying savory dishes such as the fried chicken sliders from Max’s Wine Dive and chicken drumsticks from Kiran’s, guests could also feast on a large selection of desserts. Trentino Gelato provided gelato popsicles, Tiny Boxwoods offered their well-known chocolate chip cookies and Sprinkles Cupcakes had miniature cupcakes available in a large selection of flavors.

As guests munched on the delicious food, the KlockWork Band entertained with live music. In addition to the music, there was also a raffle with some incredible prizes including Houston Rockets tickets, a party for a group of friends at Axelrad Beer Garden, tickets to Hamilton and more! To end this fun evening for a great cause, guests were handed brown bags filled with necessities and information about SEARCH to hand out to homeless people around Houston in place of party favors

Article and photos by Ali Valach, HHH writer and social media director


Accolades Luncheon Raises $175,000 “For Children”

Chair Sicily Dickenson, CHILDREN AT RISK President &
CEO Dr. Bob Sanborn, Honoree Ken Murphy, Board Member Chris Watt
Photos by Rovo

“For Children” is the reason CHILDREN AT RISK works tirelessly advocating for better education, parenting skills, health and nutrition, and against human trafficking. “For Children” is why over 225 Houstonians attended the annual Accolades Luncheon at Hotel ZaZa, to support an organization that serves as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of our children in our great city. And, “For Children” is how $175,000 was raised.

Chaired by Sicily Dickenson, and emceed by Melissa Wilson, FOX-26 news anchor, and Dr. Bob Sanborn, president and CEO of CHILDREN AT RISK, Accolades is a longstanding tradition and an integral source of funding that makes possible the organization’s mission of speaking out and driving change for children.

Honorees Cynthia Colbert and Wafa Abdin

CHILDREN AT RISK also honored local heroes who are the guiding lights for children in Houston and throughout Texas, including Dr. Sanghamitra M. Misra –Texas Children’s Hospital, Nancy Barnes - Houston Chronicle, Wafa Abdin - Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Cynthia Colbert - Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas State Representative Sarah Davis, and Ken Murphy - Mattress Firm. Dr. Sanborn presented honorees with beautiful artwork created by Ms. Smith’s Kindergarten Class of West University Elementary School, followed by heartrending remarks from Dr. Maritza C. Roman-Pavajeau. Auctioneer Judge Eric Andell helped to raise more funds for the organization by auctioning Big Board items, including Frank’s Americana Revival Chef’s Table Dinner for 8 won by Jane Wagner. Brunch for 6 at the fabulous Americas River Oaks was won by Karen Labat. The “0-60 mph in 4.4” Zoom to ZaZa package which included a 911 Porsche rental from Indigo Group and a suite at the boutique hotel complete with spa treatment for 2 was won by Evelyn Volmer. CHILDREN AT RISK thanks its wonderful sponsors and supporters which included Reed Smith LLP, The John M. O’Quinn Foundation, Mattress Firm, Chris and Susannah Watt, Myron “Buddy” Steves, Karen Labat, Texas Children’s Hospital, AIG, Locke Lord, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Community Health Choice, Catholic Charities, Vinson & Elkins, Lauren Harrison, Ben Samuels and Marci Rosenberg, Michelle Kelly, and the YES Prep West Orchestra. 



Karen Henry and Maria Bosarge

Houstonians gathered at the stunning Chateau Carnarvon, the largest mansion in Texas, for Bespoke & Be Sharp, where 100 percent of the evening’s proceeds benefited Music Doing Good, a foundation that brings music to children in Houston who would otherwise not have access. Attendees gathered in the luxuriously appointed Versailles room and had the chance to witness Music Doing Good local prodigy, concerto violinist Kevin Chan work his magic and fascinate the crowd with his talent while accompanied by pianist Charlie Tauber.

Balani Custom Clothiers Houston team
Photos by Erin Wiese

Following the young violin sensation, Houston’s own Say Girl Say mesmerized the crowd with their beautiful harmonies and unique style. The excitement continued as an acoustic guitar autographed by American singer-songwriter Don McLean was live auctioned to one lucky bidder. The silent auction also included impressive items such as a boxing glove autographed by Mike Tyson, a Caribbean cruise for two to the Bahamas and a lithograph autographed by Houston Oiler legend Earl Campbell. Mezza Grille provided delectable Hors d’oeuvres including mini crab cakes and tomato caprese, and attendees sipped on spirits including Sazerac cocktails with Tin Cup whiskey, 1738 Cognac by Remy Martin and martinis by Hangar 1 vodka.


Spring Branch Education Foundation’s
Ungala benefits grants and scholarships

Jennifer Elliott, Robin Nunley, Melinda Prewitt

Becky and Brett Fenn and Kristi and Paul Robishaw welcomed more than 400 guests to the SBEF Strong Ungala on November 11. The co-chairs planned the evening to toast the area’s amazing care for neighbors after Hurricane Harvey. Generous party-goers raised more than $161,000 for Spring Branch Education Foundation to enhance education in Spring Branch ISD through grants and scholarships; $17,600 was specifically earmarked for 2018 graduates during the Raise the Paddle for Scholarships portion of the evening. The casual chic evening included casino games, finger foods, interesting auction items and dancing to The Royal Dukes Band.


Greater Houston Community Foundation awards
$500,000 to SBEF Harvey Relief Fund
SBISD families have a million reasons to be thankful

The Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF) has awarded $500,000 to the Spring Branch Education Foundation Harvey Relief Fund. The grant was announced this week. The gift brings the SBEF Harvey Relief Fund to more than $1 million, according to SBEF Executive Director Cece Thompson. On November 15, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, administered by GHCF, announced the second round of grants totaling $28.9 million to 90 nonprofit organizations to provide services and support to flood victims. SBEF was one of three education-related relief funds to receive a grant.

Thompson said, “As far as we know, the SBEF Harvey Relief Fund is the only one that specifically helps families in Spring Branch ISD. Our gifts help families fill gaps not met by other local and federal efforts. Since the Fund is managed by SBEF staff, there are no administrative costs. Every dollar goes directly to SBISD student and staff families who were displaced by Harvey.” SBEF continues to distribute Target and Walmart gift cards to help families meet their most pressing needs, whether it’s food, clothing or supplies. The Foundation has awarded grants of $50,000 to Community In Schools – Houston (CIS), which identifies specific needs. CIS provides vouchers to families to assist with rent, utilities and other necessities.

SBISD officials estimate there are as many as 1,000 student and staff families displaced by Harvey. Others may be identified. The district uses the Student Residency Questionnaire (SRQ) to make this assessment for students. Generally completed at the time of enrollment, the SRQ can be updated throughout the school year as living situations change. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, living situations may reflect substandard living conditions (no electricity, for example); or living in a shelter, with friends or relatives, in a hotel/motel, transitional housing or unsheltered locations such as a car or tent.

SBEF’s mission is to support students and educators to enhance education and prepare students for a successful future. The SBEF Harvey Relief Fund helps staff and students be prepared for each school day. Community members who wish to donate to the SBEF Harvey Relief Fund may visit https://www.pledgecents.com/cause/yldlny/hurricane-harvey-supporting-sbisd-famili.



Carmelo Mauro

Hundreds of Houstonians gathered for a festive afternoon at the 12th International Risotto Festival hosted by honorary chairs Janie and Todd Mason. Guests strolled the Houston Design Center’s expansive property to visit participating chef’s stations and savor tastings of risotto entries, fine wines and antipasti selections, tour designer showrooms, enjoy Italian music and entertainment, admire exotic cars, and partake in family-friendly arts and crafts activities. Thirteen of Houston’s top chefs went head to head to compete for the title of “Best Risotto Dish”. Carmelo Mauro of Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano took home the coveted award for his Risotto Con Melanzane, which included veal ragù, grilled eggplant, ricotta salata, mascarpone and crumbled Parmigiano-Reggiano. The winning dish is the newest addition to Carmelo’s menu.

Honorary chairs Todd and Janie Mason

Taking bows for next best were Chef Alberto Gutierrez with The Tasting Room City Centre and Chef Michael Hoffman with Oxbow 7. Chefs Dillon and Denver Kao with Express Italia took home honorable mention for their risotto creation. Proceeds from the event benefitted Casa de Esperanza de los Niños and its mission to provide a safe environment and medical care for children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV.


Check our calendar to plan
your social and shopping schedule!

November 28

YES! I want to attend the Art of Food and Community Awards Lunch

November 30

The 12th International Risotto Festival

The Advocates for The Children’s Assessment Center are busy planning the 5th Annual "Advocate Through Art Party" benefiting The Children’s Assessment Center (The CAC) set for Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Kirby Grove. The event will feature a live and silent art auction, music, cocktails and more!


December 7

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