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High Notes Under the Bright Stars

For the third time in as many years, Bayou Bend will partner with the innovative Houston group, Opera Vista, for an outdoor opera production. This year will feature, The Fiddler´s Tale by Wynton Marsalis, a story about a musician who sells her soul to a record producer. The Marsalis New Orleans style shines through with with the feel of blues and jazz. Bring a folding chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music and nature under the stars on the Diana Lawn.

Gates open at 7:15 p.m.
performance begins at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $25, $5 discount to MFAH members, students, and seniors 65 + with ID.
Tickets available in advance on the Bayou Bend website, or at door the night of event, space permitting. No refunds. No outside food or drink (except water) permitted; wine, beer,
sodas, and bottled water will be available for purchase.

Opera Under the Stars at Bayou Bend
The Fiddler´s Tale by Wynton Marsalis
Saturday September 26 (rain date September 27)


Alight at Aloft

A division of the Starwood hotel group has gone hip and high tech. Aloft hotel, located west of the Galleria at the corner of Westheimer and Yorktown, is a cross between the USS Enterprise (remember Star Trek?) and LA cool. High tech touches in the lobby include a self service kiosk for check-in, room selection and reservation management. Another plus is a 24/7 self-service gourmet counter for light meals, snacks and coffee. In room hi-tech includes complimentary Wi-Fi and a docking station capable of linking a laptop or ipod to the 42" LCD television. Of course, the decor is modern loft with bright color accents. Need a little creature comfort with your high tech? Bring your dog, Fido along. Aloft offers beds, bowls, treats and toys for dogs under 40 lbs.

The nightly rates are reasonable ($90 -$165). Now that's hip, high tech and haute!

aloft houston
5415 Westheimer


New Fragrance For Fall
David Yurman

You know the jewelry. Fairly pricey, but sophisticated and capable of every day wear as
well as a trip to a gala. Well, it sounds crazy, but the perfume captures the same essence.
It starts out a little strong (floral with gardenia under tones), but with a little time,
the perfume morphs into quiet luxury with great staying power.

Available at Neiman Marcus and everywhere else fine perfumes are sold. Prices start at $75.


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