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Houston: We have Another Star on the Rise

Local Houston Model Featured in Khloe Kardashian’s
Good American #GoodSquad Summer Campaign

Morgan Lindsay


The face of a rising star is featured in this summer’s Good American campaign. Morgan Lindsay of Houston was selected from more than 20,000 women as one of 10 models for Khloe Kardashian’s high-end jean brand. “I was so excited to be chosen,” says Lindsay. “Since I was a child, I’ve known what I was meant to do in my lifetime and that is to be a model and actress.” The audition process started with an online application. Then Lindsay was invited to audition in Dallas and interview with Emma Grede, co-founder of Good American. It took almost two months for Grede and Kardashian to choose the 10 new faces from 20,000 plus women. After being selected, Lindsay was flown to LA for a photo shoot. She also did videos for the campaign and for the upcoming season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

A graduate of George Ranch HS, and college sophomore, Lindsay has won national and state titles in Speech & Debate, and is double majoring in Journalism and Spanish.

Check out her video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuVL4GrCLVI&feature=youtu.be

Star Splangled July 4th

Be Moved Striped Detail Peplum Top

Be chic and cool in this top. Perfect with white, denim,
or navy bottoms for your holiday. Find this at Tootsies.

Kenneth Jay Lane
Crystal Star Climber Clip-On Earrings

You’ll be the star of the July 4th festivities with these earrings available at Neimans.

A New Facility OPENS AND
Sets the Standard in HOUSTON AESTHETICS
Award-Winning Plastic Surgeon of Basu Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery Hosted Grand Opening


Basu Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery staff

Dr. Bob Basu, MD, MPH, FACS, of Basu Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery
welcomed OVER 400 guests to his new center of excellence for non-invasive aesthetics, wellness and plastic surgery located in Towne Lake. A robust raffle guided attendees through the next-level facility as they explored each room, spoke with aesthetics and wellness specialists about the practice’s offerings and entered to win prizes such as free implants, Astros tickets, Botox, SkinCeuticals skin care products and more. Basu Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery also partnered with Cypress Assistance Ministries, to donate 10 percent of all proceeds from non-invasive procedures booked that day. The local nonprofit serves individuals and families in financial crisis, those on the brink of homelessness, the elderly, the unemployed and anyone that needs hope for a better future.

Alley Leto, Karen Henry, Trevor Thompson

In addition to the bubbly bar, bites and raffle, prospective patients enjoyed more perks such as twenty-five percent off all non-invasive procedures booked onsite including CoolSculpting®, Injectables including BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, Kybella®, ThermiVa Vaginal Rejuvenation, Inmode Optimas, BioTE® Hormone Replacement Therapy, and all skin care products including Dermisse, SkinCeuticals, Revision, Elta MD and SkinMedica.

Basu Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery-Cypress
9899 Towne Lake Parkway Suite 100 & 200
Cypress, Texas 77433

Looking for a New Castle-Look no further

Christie’s International Real Estate’s Houston Affiliate
Hosted Party for Custom Home Builder

Nan and Company Properties/Christie’s International Real Estate opened the doors to a luxurious new build masterpiece, The Branford, in their prestigious portfolio to celebrate the work of Al Ross Luxury Homes and share renderings and information about their upcoming listings including a $10,000,000 home in Memorial. Located in the heart of River Oaks, guests were personally greeted by Nancy Almodovar, President/CEO of Nan and the listing agent, upon entering the $6,295,000 French modern home and offered refreshing pineapple martinis and delectable passed bites such as crab shooters and mini spinach and cheese quiche.

Brian Gipson, Dominique McGhee, Nancy Almodovar, Jose Almodova

Roche Bobois furnished the home with style and elegance, while Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts provided eye candy with unique artwork hanging throughout the home. While party-goers toured the home’s amenities such as a climate control wine room and theater and appreciated the thoughtfully designed interiors featuring 8-inch White Oak flooring and open floor plan, a stop for a glass of champagne from the strolling champagne skirt adorned by an Audrey Hepburn lookalike was necessary along with a visit to the kitchen to enjoy over the top charcuterie provided by Frida Valentina Catering & Events and music from a live guitarist.

The Ross family -Nadia, Al, Mahin, Pedrum

As the night concluded, guests that donated to Houston Pets Alive! had the opportunity to win a signed James Harden basketball and Balani Custom Clothiers gift card.

photo credit: Bonner Rhae Photography 

Spruce up for Summer!
The Eyelash Salon will be a Spa-Like Oasis focusing on Confidence and Client Care

The Lash Lounge, a market leading eyelash salon,opened its Houston location on the second floor at Memorial Green. This Midway development is an elevated lifestyle community center, conveniently located in the heart of Memorial, with easy access to the beltway.

“The Lash Lounge brand is built around client satisfaction. Everything we do is with the goal of creating an environment in which people feel valued and uniquely taken care of,” said The Lash Lounge Memorial Green Owner Amanda Vu. “We perform a personal consultation for each of our clients before they receive any service, to ensure that work performed makes our clients feel beautiful. Each person who visits The Lash Lounge should feel relaxed while they are in our facility and extremely confident with their new look afterwards.”

The Lash Lounge offers clients eyelash extensions by practicing an exclusive technique which tailors a perfect design for each individual’s unique eye shape using a custom-built mapping system. Classic, mink and multi-volume lashes are applied using only premium synthetic material that is curled to imitate a natural lash. Eyelash extensions provide a youthful-looking appearance that eliminates the need for mascara, offering clients the opportunity for a low-maintenance beauty routine. Other, services include lash tinting, perming, eyebrow extensions, threading, and permanent makeup. The Lash Lounge accepts appointments booked online and over the phone. Walk-ins are welcome and free parking is available at The Lash Lounge Memorial Green location. To book an appointment, call (713) 597-5274, book it online at www.thelashlounge.com, or visit the Memorial Green location.


Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center hosted a 45-minute yoga class taught by a YogaOne Studio instructor on Saturday, March 31st.

13500 Furman Road
(713) 352-8456


Houston Philanthrophy

Champagne Cocktail Party Kickoff for Children At Risk Art Event

Curry Glassell and Jason Fuller

Houstonians and New Yorkers filled the home of Curry Glassell for a Champagne Cocktail Party to mingle and learn about the dark realities of human slavery. Survivor Allison Franklin spoke and moved the crowd with her words of encouragement about those who are forced to work as sex slaves, and the need to stop this horrific crime. Guests also learned about illicit massage businesses, that trap women and children as sex slaves, in their neighborhoods near public schools.

Layla Love, Roland Hurrington

Ellen and Dr. Bob Sanborn

Chaired by art-lover and philanthropist Curry Glassell and political consultant Jason Fuller, the cocktail party served as the kickoff for “The Art of Stopping Human Slavery” Art Auction to be held October 25, 2018, at The Wynden. Proceeds from this event will benefit CHILDREN AT RISK and Rise of the Butterfly. Both organizations work to stop human slavery.

Photos by Michael Ramos


Houston Gulf Coast Chapter & Guests Delighted
in a Wonder-Filled Evening

Andrea Bishop (in dress by Christian Siriano he selected for this event)

Over 1,000 JDRF Houston Gulf Coast Chapter supporters filled the Texas Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Houston on Saturday, April 21st. The annual Promise Ball, Through the Looking Glass, was a journey through wonderland that raised over $1.75 million. Guests clad in black-tie attire enjoyed cocktail hour in the storybook-inspired garden, complete with characters from the classic novel, as they mixed, mingled and bid on silent auction items. The ballroom doors opened and attendees took their seats for dinner as Drew Dougherty, host of Texans TV, and Andrea Bishop, emceed the evening.

JDRF Youth Ambassadors
photo credit: Daniel Ortiz


Crossroads Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence

Honoree Josh Roman, Head of School Dr. Gila Arnoni, honoree Jenny Roman Johnson

Over 200 Houstonians celebrated Crossroads School’s 40-year anniversary. The evening didn't disappoint, from the décor in the palatial Magnolia Ballroom at The Briar Club, to the delicious filet and scallops. Guests were greeted by Head of School Dr. Gila Arnoni upon arrival, as they entered the foyer where they enjoyed cocktails and appetizers. Melinda Spaulding, now the Vice President of University Advancement at Texas Southern University, returned as the emcee, along with auctioneer Traci Yeaman.

Kim Pruitt, Crossroads Founder Carol Garnett, Adina Feldman

Carol Garnett, the founder of Crossroads School, was presented with the inaugural Founder's Award. Ms. Garnett founded Crossroads in 1977. It was her vision of providing a much-needed service to an otherwise 'overlooked segment' of the Houston Community. Alumni Josh Roman was also honored, along with his twin sister Jenny Roman Johnson. The night's festivities included a silent auction and Crossroads’ famed dessert auction, with some desserts fetching more than $1,000! This year's prized auction item was an autographed jersey by American League MVP and World Series Champion, Jose Altuve of the Astros. The bidding was competitive as Jose is! Other 'hot' items included a Deshaun Watson (Houston Texans) autographed helmet, vacation packages, and tickets to see Taylor Swift. Over $50,000 was raised for the school that educates exceptional students with learning differences. Following the program, guests danced to the sounds of Infinite Groove.

PHOTO CREDIT: Roswitha Vogler


Dog Days of Summer

Calling all Doodles and their humans! Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center partnered with BYOD Houston to host a complimentary social, “Oodles of Doodles,” on Saturday, May 19th. Houston-area Doodles and their owners are especially encouraged to attend, but all breeds and dog lovers are welcome. Donations will also be encouraged during the event and will benefit Pup Squad Animal Rescue.


Mayor Leads the Way for Adult Literacy

Khambrel Marshall, Leisa Holland-Nelson,Stephnie Tsuru, Mayor Silvester Turner

Over 320 of Houston society, business leaders, community philanthropic leaders, and elected officials came out for Houston Center for Literacy's (HCL) annual Mayor's Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast. Held on June 5, 2018 at the River Oaks Country Club, Khambrel Marshall, winner of an Emmy and host of “Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall," emceed the event as Mayor Sylvester Turner headlined his third Breakfast and stressed the importance of improving adult literacy in our city. Turner also acknowledged HCL’s “Mayor’s Circle” and “Ally for Literacy” award winners for being donors who made significant gifts to the organization this past year. PJS of Houston, Inc., Susan and Fayez Sarofim, along with Stephanie and Frank Tsuru were recognized as “Leaders in Literacy” for being major financial contributors to the event. Chris Canetti, President of the Dynamo Organization accepted the award on behalf of the Honorees the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash organizations. A testimonial by the 2018 HCL Learner of the Year, Marleni Medrano, brought the crowd to their feet as they applauded her inspirational story. Chairs Stephanie and Frank Tsuru said "Literacy is the key to making a lasting impact in people’s lives. They can help their children, help themselves improve their lives and employment. Nothing is more critical for the future of our community. Houston Center for Literacy and its programs are working hard to build a more literate Houston.” Everyone was thrilled with the over $110,000 raised for adult literacy at the event. Houston Center for Literacy is making literacy work by - supporting adult literacy organizations and programs, engaging the community to join in solving our city's low-literacy problem, and connecting adult learners with the education they need to be prepared for the future. Learn more about Houston Center for Literacy by visiting www.houliteracy.org.

Photos by Daniel Ortiz



Houston Pets Alive is an extraordinary rescue shelter. They create programs to save animals most at risk of euthanasia. Their goal is to prevent animals from entering a shelter, and for those that do, get them out alive. We are a no-kill organization. They need volunteers, donations, and please consider adoptions.


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your social and shopping schedule!

June 25 -August 4

Craving for Crave


CRAVE kicks off its 10-year anniversary celebration with the unveiling of a new cupcake size called "the Giant" to join the mini and original sizes offered, which will feed 8-10 people and is the perfect addition to any party. To commemorate its success and growth in the Houston area, the bakeshop empire will continue the birthday party for the next ten weeks by featuring a different throwback cupcake flavor each week, representing a top selling flavor from 2008-2017.

(6/25-7/1): Pistachio (2011)
(7/2-7/8): Stracciatella (2012)
(7/9-7/15): Cupcake Sundae (2013)
(7/16-7/22): Strawberry Lemonade (2014)
(7/23-7/29): Peach Cobbler (2015)
(7/30-8/5): Caramel Apple (2016)
(8/6-8/12): S’mores (2017)

Throughout the ten weeks, the bakeshop will allocate a percentage of proceeds toward donating cupcakes to The Birthday Joy Program, a nonprofit organization providing birthday parties for children in homeless shelters, group homes and other disadvantaged situations.

June 29

Levy Park Conservancy presents free double feature June 29 with Moana sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital and Gremlins 2: The New Batch from Alamo Drafthouse

Come on out for a free, double feature Family Movie Night at Levy Park on June 29, with Moana sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital at 8 p.m. and Gremlins 2: The New Batch presented by Alamo Drafthouse at 10 p.m. Moana (from Disney) is a sweeping, computer-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Six years after the original 1984 Gremlins, everybody’s favorite tiny "Woolly Bullies" return to take "a bite outta the Big Apple" in Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Mogul Daniel Clamp (John Glover) decides to build a Chinatown Trade Center, which involves evicting the Chinese restaurant that’s home to Gizmo and the original Mogwais. What he doesn’t bargain for are Gremlins. Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates and Howie Mandel, the voice of Gizmo, return, joined by Christopher Lee as Dr. Catheter. Family Movie Night is on the last Friday of each month. The crowd is invited to dress in Hawaiian attire. No outside furniture is allowed, but blankets or park chairs can be used. Guests can enjoy food and beverage service from Mico’s Rolled Ice Cream, Coffee Q and Balls Out Burgers from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wine and beer is available through Levy Park Conservancy from 6 p.m. – midnight.

July 4

July 4th Celebrations in Houston 


Check out https://www.visithoustontexas.com/events/july-fourth/

August 1 - September 3

August 1, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Recurring daily

September 14-15


SYNERGY: Highlighting arts partnerships for students with diverse learning needs

SEPTEMBER 14 - 15, 2018

Klein ISD Multipurpose Center 7500 Farm to Market 2920, Klein, TX 77379

Melody Torno, A.D. Players Monte Mast, Klein Independent School District

Synergy 2018 highlights how together the arts, arts partnerships, and arts integration in schools can serve ALL students by creating arts-infused, inclusive learning environments.

Cost: $45 to attend one day - $75 for both days

October 25

“The Art of Stopping Human Slavery” Art Auction at The Wynden

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