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July/August 2019- Houston

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12 DIVE INTO OUR DIGITAL WORLD PAPERCITYMAG.COM BOULUD BRED B ecoming one of Daniel Boulud's top protégés is a chef's dream. Aaron Bludorn is giving that up for love — and hopefully a brand-new restaurant — in Houston. When Bludorn fell in love with a Houston girl, Victoria Pappas, with some powerhouse restaurant ties of her own, he knew he'd be moving on from his post as executive chef at New York's famed Café Boulud. "Our plan is to start a family, and what better place than Houston?" Bludorn tells PaperCity. He also plans to open his own restaurant as early as next year, with Montrose and The Heights as his preferred locales. He says it will be more "dressed down" than Café Boulud — more him. Read more at INSTAGRAM HEAVEN SPLASH PADS WHO NEEDS WALL STREET Stepping back into your childhood can happen in the most unlikely of places. That would be the third-fl oor of The Galleria, in the site of a former bank, which has been transformed into a 17-room immersive art exhibit (although art playland is a more apt description). Houston's new FOMO Factory, dreamed up by native Texan Rachel Youens, takes after Instagrammable spots such as the Museum of Ice Cream in NYC. The vibrant Technicolor fantasy world is the stuff of Instagram dream feeds, with a chance to relive your high school prom and summer camp. Joy is its own art. Read more at fomo-factory. Houston's best home swimming pools make outdoor entertaining a breeze, even in the heat of the Texas summer. Especially if it's an artifi cial breeze … Air-conditioned vents that spew chilled air onto covered patios and above summer kitchens are almost standard now. But nothing beats an old-fashioned dip in your personal pool. PaperCity's Shelby Hodge went in search of the best swimming pools in Houston, leaving no gated River Oaks estate or Memorial manse unchecked. The latest in top-tier swimming pools? Complete customization. No dream pool should look like thy neighbor's. Read more at New York designer Adam Lippes credits his long, fl owing blonde hair (à la Joan Rivers, he jokes) with launching his fashion career. His Wall Street bosses demanded he cut it — and Lippes walked out and up a few blocks to Ralph Lauren. As Lippes tells this story, it's easy to see why he and Courtney Sarofi m bonded. Courtney (of the billionaire Fayez Sarofi m clan) has become Lippes' biggest backer. Usually the Sarofi ms invest in oil and gas, real estate, and shipping. "This was a one-off, because we believe in Adam and wanted to work with him," Sarofi m says. Read more at lippes-houston. NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP D on't be the last to get the new PC Daily. Our redesigned, expanded editorial newsletters put the entire city right in your inbox. Get Houston's top fashion, restaurant, real estate, society, and art news — and more — fi ve times a week. Sign up at newsletter. Ignacio Torras, Luis Roger @papercitymag Outdoor Dining @anneleephillips Rothko Chapel Gala @catherinedanspon #PCSEEN WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE UP TO, DIGITALLY. FOMO Factory Adam Lippes Courtney Sarofi m 3 West Rivercrest Aaron Bludorn LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GET SOCIAL:

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