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The Year of Hugo Ortega, 2017 James Beard Award Winner

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There’s a secret sauce bubbling in the Houston restaurant world, a differentiator which sets it apart from the glitzy kitchens of New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles.

The hidden ingredient?

“I think, without any doubt, it’s the diversity,” says chef Hugo Ortega, the 2017 James Beard Award-winning chef who rules the city’s enviable culinary scene.

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A True Texas Love Story

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“It WORKED!”

Rachel Lindsay, the Texas-born stunner who stole America’s heart on the most recent season of ABC’s hit reality series The Bachelorette, has an enthusiastic answer for anyone wondering why reality television was the right place to find love.

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Zadok Master Jewelers

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Politely but with purpose, Helene Zadok steers her visitor toward the front entrance of her family’s signature jewelry store. “Look up,” she directs. “See the section of white paint above the door? That was the original width of our store – we had 1,200 square feet when we started in 1976 at this location. We now have 12,000 square feet. We started with two employees and one toddler son; we now have 45 employees and all three of our sons –each of whom is a graduate gemologist – work with us. Houston has been wonderful to us.”

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Delicate, Dangerous, and Powerful

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Growing up in Normandy, France, Chloe Gosselin never imagined she would someday design her own shoe line, although, as a young girl, she had been drawn to all things art. At age 18, she moved to Belgium and enrolled in the prestigious Fine Arts Program at the L’École de la Cambre (The School of La Cambre). While a student, classmates and friends asked her to help them with a fashion show. Gosselin walked the runway in the show, and a modeling agency took note.

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Los Cabos is Back

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Los Cabos is back and better than ever, after the Baja California Peninsula suffered $1.22 billion in damages from Hurricane Odile in 2014. Significant repairs achieved at warp speed have beautifully restored Cabo San Lucas and San Jose de Cabo, collectively known as Los Cabos, one of the most desirable, picturesque holiday destinations in Mexico. Often referred to as “the end of the earth,” this beautiful area boasts a lush green landscape stretching between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California and framed by stunning sandy beaches and dramatic coastlines.

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