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ALEXAN 5151 CELEBRATES UPSCALE LIVING AT POOLSIDE AFFAIR
High-Rise Throws Private Grand Opening
to Showcase Community
Alexan 5151 Staff with Aerialist Leylen
Alexan 5151 pulled out all the stops for an unforgettable grand opening. Guests arrived to a swanky, red-carpet entrance that led into the luxury community. Once poolside, guests were awestruck by aerialist Leylen performing acrobatics over the resort-style waters. Light bites from Lisa Hendrick Catering were provided and glasses clinked as partygoers mingled, savoring the spring temperatures with DJ Fly White spinning top hits in the background. Alexan team members offered tours of the community that highlighted the mid-rise’s main features including the fully-equipped fitness center, upscale private screening room and thoughtfully designed layouts.
Taylor Moffatt, Davis Adams, Ben Johnson, Christopher Nash
5151 Hidalgo St.
Whiskey Wednesday at Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
Kirsten Gilliam Photograph
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
4310 Westheimer Rd.
#WAKEYBAKEY: FLUFF BAKE BAR
ANNOUNCES GRAND RE-OPENING
“Sugar Hooker” Rebecca Masson to Host
Saturday Morning Bake Sale with 44 Farms
photos by Julie Soefer
The “Sugar Hooker” is back in business. Pastry chef extraordinaire Rebecca Masson re-opened Fluff Bake Bar at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, with a Saturday Morning Bake Sale featuring 44 Farms. Custom creations including a Prime Rib Benedict Sammy, Fajita Tostada with Fried Egg, and Brisket with Pimento Cheese on a Pretzel Roll will be available until they sell out. Masson was forced to temporarily close her beloved bakeshop at 314 Gray St. on Oct. 22, when water from a broken pipe in the apartment building overhead flooded Fluff Bake Bar’s dining room. She operated with wholesale orders and pop-ups for three months while construction crews repaired the damage.
The temporary closure allowed Masson to streamline the 1,200-square-foot shop’s design, extending the kitchen space and reconfiguring the interior. A long bar counter with 16 stools has replaced a row of tables and chairs. Houston artist Donkeeboy (Alex Roman Jr.) is painting a new custom “Skyline of Cakes” mural on a dining room wall. Donkeeboy also collaborated with Masson to create new Fluff Bake Bar merchandise, including “Karma is a Biscuit” and “Wakey Bakey” T-shirts that are available for in-store purchase. Fluff Bake Bar will be open six days a week. Masson plans to bring back her popular “Dinner with My Friends” guest chef series in the months ahead, with a few new twists for 2018 to be announced soon.
BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures Launches Weekend Brunch
Heights neighborhood bar and eatery now serving brunch
Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Photos_by Kirsten Gilliam
Back by popular demand from the neighborhood, BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures at 933 Studewood in the Houston Heights has officially launched brunch, bringing the restaurant’s nostalgic American fare to the weekends on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Executive Chef Peter Petro and Head Chef Jeff Fernandez have created a menu of savory and sweet items that, like at BCK’s sister restaurant Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, are as delicious as they are Instagram-worthy. One item, the “S.O.S.”, has a history dating back to an Army Cooks manual from 1910. Others highlights include the Sloppy José with chorizo and fried egg, Apple Jacks® Breakfast Bun with cereal milk glaze and the ‘Merica Classic with eggs, bacon, toast and “Uncle Nick’s” Skillet Home Fries -- named after Petro’s uncle from New England.
Breakfast Sammy with Bloody Mary
BCK offers unique twists on classic morning cocktails, including a “Flaming Hot” Bloody Mary topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos; The Screwdriver with fresh orange-infused vodka and bitters; Kir Royal seasonal berry champagne cocktail; and a $30 “Build Your Own Mimosas” option with a bottle of bubbles and choice of juice -- spiked for $5 with St. Germain, Chambord or Peach Liqueur.
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Basu Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery MAKes patients’ dreams A REALITY Top Texas Aesthetic Practice Offers Broad Range of Procedures to Enhance Appearance
Dr. Bob Basu
Basu Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, a state-of-the-art facility offering a wide range of cosmetic and nonsurgical procedures and products to enhance, remedy and beautify both women’s and men’s bodies in a relaxing, boutique spa-like atmosphere with the same level of cleanliness and safety as a hospital or surgery center, has convenient locations in the greater Houston area which include the Texas Medical Center and Cypress. “Our goal is to exceed expectations with consistent, beautiful results while optimizing patients’ safety and comfort,” said Dr. Bob Basu, MD, MPH, FACS, Founder and Director of Basu Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery. “We want all our patients to feel informed and confident they are getting the best possible experience from myself and my entire team – whether it’s a noninvasive procedure or a more involved surgical procedure like a mommy makeover or body lift.” “As an office, we truly enjoy getting to know our patients, what they like, what they are looking to accomplish and always making sure we deliver top results in patient satisfaction, safety and comfort as well as consistent, beautiful outcomes,” said Dr. Basu. “This has contributed to our growth, strong referral practice and patients who keep coming back for additional plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures.”
Dr. Basu’s practice is one of the first in the city’ (and possibly Texas) to offer a new, state-of-the-art-technology called BodyTite Pro and FaceTite. The sophisticated device uses a thermal energy field to eliminate fat cells and give clients skin tightening and fat reduction results comparable to surgery, but with no scars, since only micro-incision are made.
Basu Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery –Cypress
9899 Towne Lake Parkway Suite 100 & 200 Cypress, Texas 77433
DONKEEBOY REVEALS “THE ALTUVE THAT COULD” MURAL AT UNVEILING PARTY AT FM KITCHEN AND BAR
Houston Astros Artwork Inspired by Jose Altuve and
“The Little Engine That Could” Is Now Complete
Daniel Anguilu aka“Donkeeboy”
Event photos by Quy Tran
On Wednesday, April 18, FM Kitchen and Bar presented the unveiling of “The Altuve That Could” mural by local artist Donkeeboy with an evening celebration featuring art, music and a raffle and silent auction benefiting the Astros Foundation. More than 250 guests crowded FM Kitchen and Bar’s spacious patio for the final unveiling of the mural, which Donkeeboy began painting on a wall on FM’s patio on April 2 in honor of Opening Day at Minute Maid Park. He put the finishing touches on the mural on Wednesday, including a sketch of Altuve’s face on the front of the train along with other final details. Joining Donkeeboy for the celebration were local artist friends Noke One, Donkeemom (Sylvia Roman), Bao Pham and Be Someone, who each brought custom artwork to display. Live music from local band RUCKUS kept the party going along with a pop-up shop from Third Ward Nine clothing and representatives from 8th Wonder Brewery.
8th Wonder Brewery's Hannah Ballard, Rob Piwonka, Jose Garcia,Hallie Clark,Bryce Jacobson
1112 Shepherd Dr.
Hats, Hats, and more Hats at “Spring Party: Big Apple Brunch”
Cynthia Cisneros, Brian Greene, Dr. Bob Sanborn, Doe Florsheim
PHOTO CREDIT: Roswitha Vogler
The Party People of Houston 'glammed it up' at The Astorian for CHILDREN AT RISK and Houston Food Bank’s Spring Party: Big Apple Brunch.' More than 400 guests attended the brunch throwdown, to raise money for Houston children and 'Take a Bite out of Child Hunger.' Party Chairs Norma and Beto Cardenas, Tracy and Harry Faulkner, Doe and Henry Florsheim, Theresa Hildreth, Chef Chair David Cordua, and Auction Chair Joy Chapman along with guests raised over $230,000. Special thanks to all sponsors, and lead sponsor AIG for their sponsorship and support of more than $500,000 over the years.
Chairs Harry and Tracy Faulkner, Theresa Hildreth, Doe Florsheim, Joy Chapman
The ballroom dazzled with sparkling chandeliers and an amazing view of downtown Houston as Houston's trendiest chefs -- Kiran Verma, Kiran’s Restaurant; Mark Cox, Mark’s American Restaurant; Mark Holley, Holley’s Seafood; Robert Del Grande, Café Annie & The Grove; Michael and David Cordua, Americas & Churrascos; Ricardo Vargas, The Capital Grille; Peter Montalvo, Houston Food Bank; and Drake Leonards, Eunice; and their mini-sous (children from Northside H.S.) prepared culinary treats 'fit for a king,' paired with flowing cocktails. After the most delicious assortment of bites, the afternoon affair turned its focus to Houston’s children to 'take a bite out of child hunger,' including a program emceed by Cynthia Cisneros of KTRK-13. President and CEO of CHILDREN AT RISK Dr. Bob Sanborn, and Houston Food Bank president and CEO, Brian Greene passionately spoke about the importance of our children having nutritious meals and never going to bed hungry. The event concluded with the announcement of auction winners and a winning hats celebration.
HOUSTON PARKS BOARD’S FOURTH ANNUAL BAYOU GREENWAY DAY ATTRACTS 4,000 PEOPLE AT TIDWELL PARK ALONG HALLS BAYOU GREENWAY
Mayor Sylvester Turner and many VIPs
celebrated Bayou Greenways 2020
Houston Parks Board’s fourth annual Bayou Greenway Day was its most successful to date, garnering its highest community attendance and its broadest participation of community and city event partners. The event, sponsored by Noble Energy, had approximately 4,000 adults, teens and children taking part in the free family festival at Tidwell Park along Halls Bayou Greenway. This year’s event featured football clinics with the Houston Texans and soccer drills with Houston Dynamo. The nationally celebrated and award-winning local band ThunderSOUL Orchestra played a high-energy set of live funk and soul music for all to enjoy.
Mayor Turner with other VIPs
Other events included a fun-run, Easter Egg Hunt, and activities provided by the Houston Zoo, Memorial Hermann, Nature & Eclectic Outdoors, Bike Houston, Urban Harvest, Harris County Precinct 1, Harris County Flood Control District, Houston Area Road Runners Association, Houston Metro, Houston Maritime Museum, Workshop Houston and dozens of others, including face painting, arts, crafts, and lawn games. Festival attendees enjoyed free food from Texas Tamale Company, KIND Snacks and Fuddruckers. Additionally, 3,000 free Houston Astros caps were given out.
Kids with Toro
The event also celebrated the unveiling of a newly renovated playground at Tidwell Park that was generously supported by the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee and the 2016 Houston Men’s Final Four Local Organizing Committee, and Houston Parks and Recreation Department. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee and the 2016 Houston Men’s Final Four Local Organizing Committee both contributed funds from the event to purchase playground equipment for Tidwell Park. The new playground will have a long-lasting impression on the youth of our community and our groups were pleased to participate in such a great renovation project.
BAYOU PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION PRESENTS 2018 TERRY HERSHEY BAYOU STEWARDSHIP AWARD TO KATY PRAIRIE CONSERVANCY PRESIDENT/CEO MARY ANNE PIACENTINI
Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award winner Mary Anne Piacentini, president and CEO of Katy Prairie Conservancy, with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.
Photo by Silver Leaf Photography
The Bayou Preservation Association presented its 2018 Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship to Mary Anne Piacentini, president and CEO of the Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC), at a luncheon held May 14 at the Junior League of Houston. The award, named after long-time conservationist and Bayou Preservation Association founder Terry Hershey, recognizes individuals from the public, non-profit, and private sectors who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to aiding in the conservation, preservation, restoration and/or advocacy of our region’s waterways. County Judge Ed Emmett, an advocate for preserving the Katy Prairie, gave the keynote address, followed by Bayou Preservation Association Board Chair and acting CEO Robert Rayburn, who presented the Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award. Judge Emmett emphasized that he much prefers to "work with nature rather than against it" as we develop flood resiliency programs. Rayburn noted that Piacentini has been a strong voice and successful force for conservation and preservation efforts of the Houston area’s lands and waters for more than 30 years. When Piacentini joined KPC in 1999 there were 1,300 acres of the prairie protected. The Katy Prairie Conservancy now preserves, through ownership and easements, more than 25,000 acres of coastal prairie and wetlands in Harris, Waller, Matagorda and Fort Bend counties. In accepting the award, Piacentini focused her remarks on the award's namesake, Terry Hershey, noting that it is "really pretty humbling to walk in Terry's footsteps" and that “people called Terry a force of nature, but I called her a force for nature.” She spoke eloquently about the prairie as the area's "first landscape" and asked the audience to work with her to save it.
KATY PRAIRIE CONSERVANCY AND SNOOZE TAKE THE LEAD IN CREATING A POCKET PRAIRIE AT KATY’S MEMORIAL PARKWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students, teachers and community volunteers join together
Memorial Parkway Elementary School in Katy has a new pocket prairie thanks to efforts by the Katy Prairie Conservancy, Snooze: an AM Eatery (Katy location) and teachers and students from the school.
Photo courtesy of Morgan Maples, Katy Prairie Conservancy.
Representatives from the Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) and the Katy location of Snooze: an AM Eatery, led the charge in creating a pocket prairie for Memorial Parkway Elementary School a few days ago. Students of all ages, along with teachers from the school, also joined in the fun. Representing the various entities were Lesli Edge, a Memorial Parkway Elementary teacher; Ryan Middleton, Stewardship Manager for Katy Prairie Conservancy; Alis Dodson, Advancement Director for KPC and Chris Jones, General Manager of Snooze, along with a contingent of Snooze, school, and KPC volunteers. Snooze, located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in Katy, generously provided funding for the project.
Middleton noted that the group planted 18 species of wildflowers and nine species of prairie grasses. The Snooze volunteers helped create the beds, move the soil in wheelbarrows and plant the plants. Students participated in planting native plants, spreading seed and “stomping” seed into the soil. These prairies energize school communities and preserve a lasting location where students can interact with the land. KPC provides technical guidance in restoration and education, funding, and even interpretive training to partnering institutions. PBSP has helped to bring prairies back to more than 25 school campuses in five school districts, Hermann and Buffalo Bayou Parks, the Texas Medical Center and area universities.
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Society for the Performing Arts Presents Penn & Teller
Legendary duo returns to Jones Hall June 8 to close out 2017-18 season
Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is proud to present its season finale with Penn & Teller, who for more than 40 years have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste– by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. With sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Fallon to Friends, The Simpsons to Colbert, Modern Family to Top Chef, comedy’s most enduring team show no signs of slowing down.
Jones Hall 615 Louisiana St.
Tickets are $35 - $85 and can be purchased online at www.spahouston.org, by phone at 713-227-4772, or at the courtyard level ticket office at Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St. Hours of operation: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday.
For groups of 15 or more call 713-632-8113. Prices are subject to change.
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