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February 2020- Houston

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World champion Arabian horse, Lynn Wyatt @papercityhouston 12 DIVE INTO OUR DIGITAL WORLD PAPERCITYMAG.COM ON THE HUNT N ew York real estate investor Howard Lorber, chairman of Douglas Elliman, and Houston's John Daugherty, who grew his namesake Houston real estate fi rm into an iconic Bayou City power with more than 50 years of history, hit it off almost instantly. They talked shared passions — including a love of quail hunting. With Lorber's Douglas Elliman acquiring John Daugherty Realtors, the Houston real estate scene is forever changed. But Daugherty himself still will be front and center. "I'll still be doing all the things I have been doing," he tells PaperCity. Read more at elliman. PARTY CURTAINS SISTER POWER WINNING BRUNCH When philanthropist, attorney, and activist Franci Neely welcomed more than 100 well-situated guests to a holiday party, few were aware that it would be the last major bash in the Broadacres home she once shared with ex-husband, Astros owner Jim Crane. With an equally imposing home in Nantucket and an apartment in New York, Neely put the mansion on the market for $18 million. The 19,000-square-foot Moroccan- inspired villa designed by architect Jay Baker has hosted numerous memorable Houston bashes over the years. Read more at broadacres-mansion. When Stephanie Wittels Wachs lost her brother to a heroin overdose, she quit her teaching job at Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and founded a theater company. She named it Rec Room in homage to her brother, Harris Wittels — comic prodigy, inventor of the humblebrag, and writer and executive producer of Parks and Recreation. A bestselling book on grief and co-creating a new podcast network dubbed Lemonada Media followed. "I have not done a single thing since Harris died that has not been about him," Wittels Wachs says. Read more at remembering-harris. UB Preserv's dim sum-style brunch is neither of those things in the traditional sense. But it just may be the most interesting brunch in America. At least that's what Food & Wine calls it. Momofuku veteran Nick Wong built the eclectic brunch menu around dishes traced from Vietnam to Nebraska. "It defi nitely requires an open mind," Wong says. "The menu … For me, it's trying to discover more of Houston. Whether it's the Indian markets off Hillcroft or exploring Bellaire and the Vietnamese community." Read more at 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. Benjy's @papercityhouston Montage Los Cabos @georgie_ofthejungle #PCSEEN WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE UP TO, DIGITALLY. UB Preserv's dim sum-style brunch Jessica Cordova Kramer & Stephanie Wittels Wachs 1314 South Boulevard John Daugherty with Anne Incorvia and Cheri Fama LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GET SOCIAL:

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