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November 2019- Houston

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18 letter editor HUNT SLONEM I 'm so thankful it's almost November — and very happy to spending Thanksgiving with family at the Grand Fayette Hotel in Fayetteville, population 263. The 1900 hotel is a charming nod to The Grand Budapest Hotel (although there is no concierge nor lobby boy) and is co-owned by Joan Herring and Mary Quiros. For the first time in many years, I won't be draping the interior of the barn at the farm in ticking and wrapping hay bales in twinkle lights. This year, I'm taking a breather and having the best turkey pot pie and bread pudding, created by chefs Kathy and George Valtasaros at the hotel. But before Thanksgiving, there's much to do. Wisteria opens its first retail store outside of Dallas at 3461 West Alabama in the former Antiques of River Oaks space Friday, November 1, with an opening party Thursday, November 14. Aerin Lauder is at Longoria Collection Tuesday, November 5, showing her new accessories collection and signing her book, Palm Beach (Assouline), with cocktails, of course. Thursday, November 7, is Catwalk Gala, Fashion Show & Cancer Family Tribute, chaired by Austin and Holly Alvis, Christine Falgout and Bill Gutknecht, and Holly and Steve Radom. The Orange Show is Saturday, November 9, chaired by the Oshman/Lubetkin clan: Karen Desenberg and her brother Andrew and wife Cindy Lubetkin, honoring their mom, Marilyn Oshman, who started it all and has kept Orange Show alive for 38 years. Tuesday, November 19, is a cocktail and book signing with Amy Fine Collins, author of Rizzoli's new The International Best Dressed List: The Official Story, hosted by Lynn Wyatt and Tony Bradfield at Tenenbaum Jewelers. Lynn is one of four on the International Best Dressed List in Houston, the other three being her brother, Robert Sakowitz; Oveta Culp Hobby; and Allison Sarofim. But Lynn is the only one in the Hall of Fame. Wednesday, November 20, is Another Great Night in November, benefiting the Contemporary Arts Museum and chaired by Yvonne Cormier and Mary D'Andrea — always a fall favorite. And, sadly, November 22 through 24 (opening night Thursday, November 21) is the final Theta Charity Antiques Show, after 67 years. But the Thetas are going out with a bang, with a stellar lineup of designers speaking and signing books: Charlotte Moss, Thomas Jayne, Thomas O'Brien, Alexa Hampton, Brooke and Steve Giannetti, and Margot Shaw. Then it's off to the Grand Fayette Hotel! Holly Moore Editor in Chief

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