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Give the Gift of Vintage

Festive Stuart Weitzman Vintage Gold Evening Bag

This Holiday season The Vintage Label is here to help with your holiday gift list. Their website has fabulous designer vintage and more current fashions that are perfect for those unique gifts.

RARE 1960s Vintage Robert Goossens Paris Clip-On Earrings

They also offer a complimentary, personalized service ~ TVL Trunk Show on the Go! For those of you who are in the Houston area, TVL will come to you with a personalized selection to choose from at your home or office.

Vintage 1960s Bee Pendant Necklace

You can select items from the website to see in-person and they will bring those and other similar styles from their vast collection that are not yet posted. This truly makes for a custom shopping experience… for you individually, or with a group of friends or colleagues.

GUCCI Classic Italian Silk Print Necktie

This is the perfect time to shop TVL! They are offering 20% off your order of $100.00 or more online or in-person. (On-line orders require the promo code HHH at checkout to receive the holiday discount). E-mail info@thevintagelabel.com, call 713-299-5961 to set up an appointment, or shop on-line at www.thevintagelabel.com

Happy Holidays from The Vintage Label!



New Dog Food Line Offers Fresh, Nutrient-Rich, Organic Option

Wag Tantrum announces the launch of its new dog food line, featuring a wholesome blend of human-grade ingredients that provides dogs with the nutrients they need and flavor they love. Co-Founder Barbara Marshall first formulated the Wag Tantrum recipe for her Boxer, Lily. Marshall’s pup faced a devastating diagnosis of stage-two ear cancer before she was six months old. Through this, Lily dealt with other problems, including a sensitive stomach, and often refused to eat traditional dog food.

“Even though people love and want the best for their dogs, the products on the market do not reflect that,” said Marshall. “I wanted to make the recipes I created available to anyone who saw a need for it.” Marshall banded with co-founder Lisa Marshall to chase their passion and bring Wag Tantrum to dog owners. The pair sought out and partnered with top animal nutritionists to ensure the product they created was Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) certified, and veterinarian approved and recommended. To test the recipes, Wag Tantrum partnered with nonprofit group Sav-a-Pet where the dogs were carefully monitored by veterinarians.

Barbara and Lisa were able to simultaneously help rescue dogs taken in by the organization heal, and work to perfect the Wag Tantrum recipe. Wag Tantrum currently offers two products – Adult Wag and TheraWag with more to be delivered in early 2018. Adult Wag is formulated for active, adult dogs, and TheraWag, which requires a veterinarian prescription, is a high-protein formula designed specifically for dogs recovering from surgery or illness where a high-protein diet will be of greatest value.

“We firmly believe in the ethical treatment of animals and want to offer them real food with nutrients that will enhance their lives. We’re proud and can’t wait to see owners make the switch to this healthier product,” said Marshall.

Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere of

The House without a Christmas Tree

Family-friendly holiday opera November 30–December 17
at George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) continues its series of holiday operas with the world premiere presentation of The House without a Christmas Tree by the widely admired composer/librettist team of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek, in the HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The opera is based on the uplifting story by Gail Rock and the beloved 1972 television film of the same name about a family that is healed by the holiday spirit. A precocious daughter struggles to understand her father’s resentment of the holidays and longs for a beautiful Christmas tree like other families have, to “make her house look happy.”

Ricky Ian Gordon

Tickets for the new venue are available at HGO.org. Group discounts are available. Parking for HGO’s performances will be available at the Avenida North garage located at 1815 Rusk Street, across from HGO’s new venue. A sky bridge connects the parking garage to the GRB, and there is clear signage directing patrons to the theater. More information about parking can be found here.

Houston Philanthrophy

The Stars were Bright at Citizens for Animal Protection’s Gala

Brook and Julie Brookshire with Lolo and Lila
Photos by Daniel Ortiz

The “Stars Come Out at Night” theme brought out the glitter and glamour of Hollywood red carpet style. On November 18 at the Royal Sonesta CAP celebrated its 31st annual Celebrity Paws Gala. The wow factor started as guests entered the hotel to characters from Hollywood mingling in the crowd had most of the 600 attendees pulling out their cell phones to take photos. Guests also enjoyed music to sway to from Dino John, all provided by J & D Entertainment. There was something for everyone, including a Wine Pull, photo booth and a raffle for a 2018 Subaru Outback Limited, donated by West Houston Subaru. Guests were in the party mood!

Lindsey Love and Brenda Love with Lilly and Lulu 

Chairmen Brenda Love and Lindsey Love, mother daughter duo, were thrilled with the results of $600,000 raised. In a brilliant red and gold setting, party goers visited with their favorite honorees and their pets which included: Ally and Chris Banket, Julie and Brook Brookshire, Cam and Rod Canion, Wendy and Bill Chiles, Jean Durdin and Sharilyn Durdin Lampson, Jill Jopling and Peter McGillivray, Diane and Ken Kiecke, Rebecca Little, Julia and Keith Little, Sara and James Parr, Cody Tinney along with Junior Honorees Sage Marion and Stone Marion. Other major supporters of the evening were Gloria & Frank Meszaros, West Houston Subaru, Patricia and Sig Cornelius and Gregory Miller.

The Celebrity Pet of the Year award was won by Julie and Brook Brookshire. Standing ovations and cheering greeted the announcement. CAP Executive Director Emeritus Kappy Muenzer and Executive Director Sandi Mercado walked through the tables thanking everyone for their generous support. Emcee Deborah Duncan kept the night rolling. Also applauded for their efforts were Honorary Chairs Paige and Bob Martin. Receiving awards at the event: recipients of the prestigious Melcher Humanitarian of the Year Award, Diane and Jim Mattly, CAP Cherished Companions, Joy Lee and Steve Smith, Rover Oaks Pet Resort, recipients of the Celebrity Paws Hall of Fame, The Faust Family, the Heart of Gold Award, Patricia and Sig Cornelius and the Share The Love Award was given to Don Sanders and Laura Moore. The grand finale of the night was the raffle drawing for the new Subaru donated by West Houston Subaru. A moving tribute video in memory of Andrew Pasek brought everyone to a standing ovation. Event was planned by Francisco+co.


Accolades LunchPoints Scored for To Educate All Children (TEACH)eon Raises $175,000 “For Children”

Mike and Carol Linn, Peyton Manning, DeeDee and Wallis Marsh
Photo by Catchlightgroup

Lots of high fives with a sold-out crowd for the 5th annual Touchdown for TEACH event made for an energetic evening as over 480 guests packed into the ballroom at River Oaks Country Club on Tuesday, November 14. Special Guest Peyton Manning, interviewed by Spencer Tillman, had supporters laughing and applauding as he remarked on his legendary football career as a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, five-time NFL MVP and the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win the Super Bowl playing with two teams. Questions covered a variety of topics from playing experiences to how important mentors are in life, keeping the crowd engaged.

Kelly Krohn, Bruce Derrick, Scott McClelland

Co-founders Susan D. Sarofim and Mary Yenik were cheering the huge success which raised a record breaking $1.1 million for the program that works to give educators in low-income school’s strategies in de-escalation and conflict resolution. The organization will net the entire amount raised thanks to Fayez Sarofim who underwrote the entire event. The first part of the evening brought a fun take off on one of Peyton’s commercials when he is in a bathrobe, as Susan Sarofim and Spencer Tillman donned matching white robes and presented one to Peyton with the TEACH logo. Laughter and applause from the audience kept the night in a winning game day mood.

Educators that work with TEACH have fewer disciplinary referrals, calmer and more productive classrooms, and improved student achievement. A special award was given to long time supporter Scott McMClelland and H-E-B. Principal Renita Perry of Attucks Middle School HISD spoke about the impact TEACH has in the school. TEACH has changed the lives of hundreds of students through the approach to coaching educators and has transformed how her educators interact with students, ultimately allowing the school to achieve better results. Event Chairmen Carol and Mike Linn and DeeDee and Wallis Marsh were thrilled with the evening and at the number of HISD schools that will benefit from guests’ generosity. Executive Director Kelly Krohn said, "We feel like we just went to the Super Bowl—thank you to everyone who made this event a success. TEACH already reaches over 8,000 students, and thanks to everyone’s help tonight, we can expand that impact.”

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December 5

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November 30 - December 17

The House without a Christmas Tree Family-friendly
holiday opera at George R. Brown Convention Center

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