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May 2019- Houston

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 26 I t was anchors away this spring when the previously sleepy — and landlocked — Houston Maritime Museum navigated to its new home. Sited just east of downtown at the aptly named intersection of Navigation Boulevard and Canal Street adjoining the booming East End, the newly unveiled interim HMM is nearly unrecognizable from its beginnings as a mom-and-pop museum in a modest house at 2204 Dorrington Street near the Texas Medical Center. Its first iteration came into being in 1999, when retired naval architect Jim Manzolillo started it with maritime treasures from his own collection. Now it's a new day for Houston Maritime Museum, with executive director Leslie Bowlin and her crew of three plus countless volunteers overseeing an ambitious multi-million-dollar capital campaign towards its third and final home: a 58,000-square-foot building along the banks of Buffalo Bayou, due to be christened in 2022. The interim location is already drawing crowds, including busloads of schoolchildren, to its hard- to-miss, low-slung building (formerly an elementary school). The outline recalls the prow of a ship, with natty nautical graphics; inside, 5,000 square feet of handsomely installed exhibits with ship models spanning centuries, antique maps, ephemera, and artifacts spin a narrative about the influence and history of the maritime world in Houston. Visitors are greeted with a 2,000-year-old Roman amphora and tales of the 19th-century Texas Navy, then learn about World HOUSTON MARITIME MUSEUM SETS SAIL C all it Uber for nail technicians. Cherry, the on-demand manicure/ pedicure app that took the young Dallas social set by storm in late 2017, has launched in Houston. Cherry was founded by Amber Venz Box (founder of monetization platform RewardStyle) and Whitney Wolfe Herd (of the feminist dating app Bumble) after the then- pregnant Box fainted in a nail salon due to the fumes. Box and Herd believe in both the power of looking good and the value of technology in connecting and supporting women. Cherry users can summon nail technicians to their home or office according to their schedule — ideal for moms with newborns at home or power brokers who rarely leave the office. The cost is roughly the same as a salon visit, minus the fumes and inconvenience. An added bonus: Cherry empowers nail technicians with a higher, more transparent pay scale (2.5 times what a traditional salon pays) and a healthier, independent work environment. "You're able to — just by changing your vendor, essentially — help these women better provide for themselves and their families," Box told a group of tastemakers at the Cherry launch party held at Biscuit founder Bailey McCarthy's River Oaks home. Cherry Pros nail techs must have a cosmetology or manicurist license, pass a background check and maintain insurance. They use a waterless, more hygienic system of keratin-filled gloves and socks for the service, making it mess-free for home or office. Available via invite and in select Houston zip codes for now; from $35 for a classic manicure; free app download through iTunes. Anne Lee Phillips CHERRY-PICK D enver steak savant Troy G u a r d i s b l e s s i n g d o w n t o w n with its very own Guard and Grace this fall, at 500 Dallas Street. The steakhouse, known for its steak flights and oak-fired octopus, will add Gulf Coast seafood and spectacular sushi to the menu … Benjamin Berg of the ever-popular B&B Butchers and homey spinoff B.B. Lemon is at it again, this time at the former Carmelo's spot at 14795 Memorial Drive. Berg and his chef brother, Daniel Berg, are revitalizing the storied Italian eatery into two concepts, B.B. Italia for Italian fare and B.B. Pizza for New York-style pies … Ronnie Killen is bringing his beloved brand inside the Loop with Killen's, serving comfort food such as mashed potatoes, collard greens, and chicken-fried steak. Watch the an opening late summer or early fall in the former Hickory Hollow at 101 Heights … Verandah Progressive Indian Restaurant has opened at the Kirby Collection, 3300 Kirby Drive. The owners — chef Sunil Srivastava and his wife, Anupama — plan to capture the spirit of their native India with progressive Indian dishes such as Plantain Kebab, roasted crisp on the outside with Indian spice, and a buttery, banana flavor inside. Annie Gallay Restaurant BUZZ ALEX BOWLIN War II's battleship action and today's city as the country's largest export port. Highlighting the third home will be the fabled collection of Carrington Weems, especially his storied antique ship models and maritime paintings. Weems (profiled in our April issue) will be honored Friday, May 17, at the Maritime Museum in its inaugural gala, Set Sail for HMM. Break out your nautical best; tickets $350, tables from $3,500; info 713.225.1688. Houston Maritime Museum, 2311 Canal St., Catherine D. Anspon Houston Maritime Museum Amber Venz Box and Bailey McCarthy

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