Texas de Brazil
CityCentre continues to blossom and grow with the new dining addition of Texas de Brazil. This Brazilian steakhouse will leave your taste buds buzzing and your stomach happy. The exquisite meal begins with a trip to the extensive salad bar, which includes much more than just salad. Just a few of the many items you will find on the salad bar are potato salad, smoked prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and potatoes au gratin. After indulging on these delectable appetizers, you will be given a clean plate. Then the waiters traditionally dressed in Gauchos will begin to come to your table with a wide assortment of meats. If you are not sure what kind of meat you are craving, then this is the place for you to dine. By the end of the evening, you will have had the chance to graze on bacon-wrapped chicken, flank steak, filet mignon, leg of lamb and many more selections. While feasting on the wonderfully seasoned meats, you can also enjoy the side dishes of garlic mashed potatoes and sweet fried bananas. Try to save a little room in your stomach to try one of their scrumptious desserts.
Texas de Brazil Churrascaria
By Ali Valch HHH intern
ATRIUM READY TO WEAR JOINS
RIVER OAKS SHOPPING CENTER IN STYLE
High-End Boutique Opens with Sally LaPointe Trunk Show and Personal Appearance
Sarah Adelson, Luvi Wheelock, Sally LaPointe
photo by Daniel Ortiz
Clad in a sharply tailored Sally LaPointe blazer and white Yigal Azrouël pants, the petiteLuvi Wheelcok opened her elegant Atrium Ready to Wear boutique in high-fashion style while toasting with chic Houston shoppers. Stunning designer Sally LaPointe mingled with guests and spoke about her Fall 2013 collection featuring red leather, cut out dresses and sharp separates. Excited partygoers overflowed into sister store, Casa de Novia Bridal Boutique while they sipped on champagne and enjoyed fare from La Griglia. The elegant new 1,000 square foot boutique occupies a prime location at the corner of Shepherd and W. Gray ready to accommodate the most fashion-forward Houston clientele. A portion of the proceeds from the evening benefited the nonprofit, Heroes for Children.
Hosts: Greggory Burk, Flora Croswell, Allie Fields, Karen Mayell, Elizabeth Peterson and Celina Stabell.
CASA DE NOVIA HOSTS GRAND
OPENING PARTY AT NEW LOCATION
Couture Bridal Boutique Opens
with Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show
Owner Luvi Wheelock was elegantly clad in a white satin dress and Jimmy Choo shoes while she toasted to her chic new Casa de Novia Bridal Couture boutique among more than 150 excited guests. Shoppers, media and friends were in awe of the elegant new space while they browsed gowns from the Monique Lhuillier trunk show that took over the modern 2,600 square foot boutique. Guests noshed on fare from Cordua Catering , while bubbly flowed freely courtesy of Cha Champagne & Wine Bar. True to its name, Petite Sweets, provided pint-sized macaroons and cupcakes in vibrant colors. Attendees raved about the boutique’s new home with grey walls and feminine white furniture while they weaved in and out of the spacious new dressing rooms and the in-store Vera Wang shop. The popular Monique Lhuiller trunk show will be on display throughout the weekend.
410 HOUSTONIANS BRING IN $400,000 AT
ANNUAL GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON BENEFITING AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Susan Butler, Lauren Massett, Matt Davis, Kendra Scott,
Melanie Amua- Sekyi, Mary Chamberlain, Ellen Cairns
photo by Alexander’s Fine Portrait Design
“Just Do Good” were the three words spoken by Jewelry Designer Kendra Scott’s stepfather that deeply impacted her life and helped paved the way for her highly successful fashion line. Scott shared this story along with other “moments of impact” at the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women Luncheon held on Wednesday, May 1st at Hotel Zaza. The annual fundraiser generated $400,000 to benefit research for heart disease and stroke. The 410 guests were indulged with an Oprah-esque moment courtesy of Scott. At the luncheon’s close Hotel Zaza’s wait staff emerged into the ballroom carrying trays filled with Scott’s signature yellow boxes. Joining Scott on stage at the luncheon was congenital heart disease survivor and Texas Heart Institute patient Alaina Dixon. Dixon, seemingly in ideal health, suffered sudden cardiac death 20 yards from the finish line of the 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon. Thankfully she was revived following the administration of CPR and AED electrical shock, both key science discoveries of American Heart Association funded research.
Sarah Rothenberg gives guests of M.S. “Mike” Stude
a sneak peek at In the Garden of Dreams
Mike Stude, Sarah Rothenberg, Michael Sumuel, Charlotte Hellikant
Sarah Rothenberg, acclaimed pianist and Artistic and General Director of Da Camera along with Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone, intrigued the crowd gathered in the home of M.S. “Mike” Stude with a taste of In the Garden of Dreams, premiering May 3 at the Wortham Theater Center. Guests were treated to a tour of Mr. Stude’s extensive art collection in his stunning new River Oaks home and an artist’s talk about the inspirations behind Ms. Rothenberg’s new production. After enjoying delectable hors d'oeuvres provided by Elegant Events by Michael, the crowd listened intently while this new multi-media production combining elements from art, science, literature and music was discussed. In the Garden of Dreams sets piano and vocal works of Brahms and Schoenberg into the world of Vienna c. 1900, pairing them with Sigmund Freud’s ideas about dreams, as well as art from Max Klinger and Gustav Klimt.
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May 15 - 19
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