We got an exclusive sneak peek with designer, Torie Halbert of To the T. Interiors, of the incredible backstage set up created for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo each year. Torie, who has been a Rodeo committee member for 12 years, has been designing backstage for the show for 7 years now and she just keeps outdoing herself! Bringing elements of Houston into each of the 6 rooms backstage, she’s showcasing just how great the city is and leaving a lasting impression on the biggest music artists in the country, just before and after they hit the stage. These rooms are available to the performers to get ready before the show, unwind afterward, and receive their commemorative belt buckles, the Rodeo’s version of a trophy for playing the big stage. Keep Reading
There’s a saying we have in Texas: “American by birth, Texan by the Grace of God”. This holds true for our late President. George H.W. Bush moved to Houston in 1958 while working in oil and gas and fell in love with the city. He’s said to have credited Houston for his political success, the city that embraced him as their own and allowed him to flourish. Keep Reading
‘Tis the season to shop and you’re in just the right place! Ever since the city struck liquid gold, the finest brands and boutiques have dropped a pin on the Texas Gulf, well aware that Houston visitors and locals alike had a keen eye for the crème de la crème. The legacy of that appreciation for quality lives on today — no matter the occasion or holiday, Houston is guaranteed to offer the perfect token to show your friends and loved ones how much they mean to you.
As the leaves change and the weather cools, Christmas jingle bells and the soft light of menorahs make our worlds more merry and bright. Our extended Holiday Gift Guide has something for each occasion: Shower your loved one with the sparkle of diamonds from the premier jeweler, de Boulle. Mosey down to Pinto Ranch to be fitted for a pair of handmade boots and bundle up in all things western. As for the home, discover Kuhl-Linscomb‘s emporium of upscale goods including décor, beauty, furniture and kitchenware. Whether it’s for your significant other, your home or even you, we point you in the direction of the perfect gift.
Discover our Fall+Holiday cover girl, Caroline [Harper] Knapp’s, picks for her favorite items (stared below) on our thoughtfully curated list. If you dig her style, be sure to follow her @houseofharper, for more gifting ideas as the holidays approach.
Axis Clutch from Strom Rinzen | Rolex from Deutsch Houston | Boots & Pocket Knife from Pinto Ranch | Cashmere Wrap from Mirth | Menorah from Kuhl Linscomb | Necklace from J. Landa | *Humidor from Gordy & Sons | Bangles from deBoulle | Cuff from Collectivo | Earrings from Christina Greene Jewelry | Decanter & Bow Tie from Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | Suitcase from Away | Vase from Asher Gallery | Guitar from Marchione Guitars | Chocolate Gift Set from Cacao & Cardamom | Duffle from King Ranch Saddle Shop | Julie Vos Jewelry from The Monogram Shop
Klein’s Jewelry opened its doors in 1969 by the current owner’s father, Michael Klein, as a place where clients are treated like family. The laid-back atmosphere makes both men and women feel comfortable shopping for themselves and their loved ones. When Mark Klein took over the family business in 1990, he fully embraced the motto: “A successful business should always concentrate on making the customer happy.” Keep Reading
The Palm is a Houston staple and has been since 1978, when the Bush family (41) requested that their beloved New York steakhouse open a location down south in their newfound Texas home. Serving up classic chophouse dishes such as their decadent cream spinach, filet mignon, juicy lobster, potatoes au gratin and many more, The Palm is sure to delight your taste buds. The team recently kicked off “Prime Time” where you can enjoy their famous maple glazed slab bacon, short rib and cheddar sandwich and other Palm favorites for discounted prices in their swanky bar.