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Mary Cate is a Houston-based writer and photographer, recently back in her native city after time in Austin and New York City.

Experience CAMH’s Newest Exhibition, “Christopher Knowles: In A Word”

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CAMH, Christopher Knowles: In A Word

Last night, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) debuted their latest exhibition, a comprehensive survey of Brooklyn-based artist Christopher Knowles. The show, Christopher Knowles: In A Word, paints a broad picture of the artist’s work, brushing across text, sound, painting, drawing, sculpture, and recorded performance.

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The Holiday Treats Everyone is Craving

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CRAVE Christmas cupcakes

Award-winning bakeshop CRAVE lives up to its name. This local spot’s high-quality, small-batch cupcakes and treats are some of the most popular in town, and one taste will tell you why—they always leave you wanting more.

To celebrate the season, CRAVE is offering limited-time holiday items and packages that are the perfect gift or personal indulgence. Now through December 24th, place your order for festive sweets, ranging from their beloved cupcakes, iconic Gingerbread Man cookies, peppermint bark, frosted sugar and snickerdoodle cookies, bars, fudge brownies, breads, Holiday Spice coffee, doggie treats, and more.

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Explore A West Houston Shopping Wonderland

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CITYCENTRE Houston

To know West Houston is to love it. One of the city’s most affluent parts of town, West Houston is home to some of the most swank real estate, best restaurants, and world-class hotels. It also boasts fantastic shopping.

Meet CITYCENTRE, a premier destination for everything from shopping to dining to accomodations. This season, head west and take care of your holiday shopping at one of Houston’s best stops for all things high-end and fabulous.

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Where to Dine on Christmas Eve

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‘Twas the night before Christmas…

There’s something inherently magical about Christmas Eve. Is it the anticipation of the morrow? The excitement of seeing family, friends, and, of course, whatever’s in those packages under the tree? Or is it the meal, that twilight dinner for which everyone comes together to enjoy delicious food and a relaxing, indulgent night?

Houston is one of the best places in the country to be dining any time, but this Christmas Eve, the possibilities are endless. Discover your options, and make your reservations—the season is upon us.

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For the Most Unique Gifts in Town, Shop Here

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We can all agree that the best gifts are the unique ones—the memorable surprises, the unexpected treasures.

Discerning shoppers know that Houston is home to some of the best shopping centers and districts in the nation. This holiday season, we’d like to direct your attention to one of the city’s most memorable little shopping corners: The Museum Shop at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

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Hermès, Chanel, Rolex: Stunning Luxury Finds at The Vintage Contessa

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Chanel Classic Double Flap Medium and Mini Flap

Everything old becomes new again.

This Golden Rule of style is a testament to the value of luxury goods, those exquisite bags, accessories, and timepieces that transcend the test of time. These days, the most coveted pieces are on the vintage market—just ask the queen of pre-loved luxury, Houston’s own Donae Cangelosi Chramosta, co-owner of The Vintage Contessa & Times Past.

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Where to Eat Near the New Hotel ZaZa Memorial City

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Hotel ZaZa Memorial City

The Hotel ZaZa Museum District has long been one of Houston’s trendiest hotels, and travelers and locals alike have been anxiously awaiting the new Memorial City location since it was announced in 2015. As the hotel opens its doors on December 1, we bring you a list of the best restaurants near the stunning Hotel ZaZa Memorial City.

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New Happy Hour Menu for Chic French Bistro in the River Oaks District

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Stuffed Mushrooms with shiitake mushrooms, stuffed with crab cake, gribiche, sriracha

‘Tis the season of giving. Dallas-based restaurant group Lombardi Family Concepts has presented a generous donation to the Houston Food Bank and a scrumptious new happy hour menu at their chic French bistro, Toulouse, located in the unparalleled River Oaks District.

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