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April 2013 - Houston

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Haus Warming at the New The Houston Jazz Band performs standards. Arhaus Furniture A INVENTORIED BY MATTHEW RAMIREZ. PHOTOGRAPHY BRENT BRUNI COMISKEY, LAUREN PARSELLS. rhaus Furniture made a fabulous entrance into Houston, taking up residence in the nearly 20,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Barnes & Noble at the golden corner of Westheimer and Post Oak near the Galleria. To celebrate the arrival of the furniture and accessories purveyor, more than 200 guests clinked cocktails, sampled bites from Tony's Catering and enjoyed the stylings of The Houston Jazz Band. Arhaus' first Texas location (one of 47 stores across the country) showcases handcrafted furniture and accessories, including pieces exclusive to Houston, all arranged by concept and by room. Arhaus designers travel the globe in search of artisans to collaborate and craft the furnishings, always with sustainability in mind: Green efforts include recycled copper into tabletops, harvest tree roots transformed into chairs, forgotten antiques reworked into new pieces. Arhaus also flexes its green muscles — not only in its wares but in the stores themselves, which are designed with sustainably harvested, ethically recycled and reclaimed materials, including marble and oak flooring, wood, glass, copper, bamboo and teak. For an added incentive for patronage: Ten percent of every purchase through April 30 benefits The Children's Fund. In the haus: Arhaus execs CEO John Reed, Kate Clegg, Greg Teed, John Rutter, John Roddy, Ron Staab, and Gary Babcock. Furniture fans: Liz and Rogers Herndon, Ashley Putman, George Lancaster, Alan Pactor, Adele Wallace, Francine Ballard, Donald Lehde, Ashley Goforth, Helen Perry, Julie Koch, Arhaus manager Dominic Milanese, Karin Tennant with Larry Plotsky, Karen Taylor, John Bebout, Lynne Jones, Patty Bender, Tim Cisneros, Sarah Ellis, Trish Millard, Patty and Terry Newman, Mabel and Jim Sanders, and Shelby and Eric Nielsen. Ellen SantaMaria Gary Babcock Cadia Wheeler John Reed George Corrigan Beth Plum Lisa Pszybylski Denise Nagaj Maria Smith Lange Novak Amanda Knox Judy Nichols Francine Ballard Helen Perry Kim Clark Claire Bormaster What green thing did you do today? Parissa Mohajer I just had some notepads printed with recyclable paper. — Ashley Putman Ashley Putman Monica Bickers Reused my hotel towels at the Stoneleigh in Dallas. — George Lancaster I rarely eat meat, which supposedly dramatically reduces one's carbon footprint. — Francine Ballard Elizabeth Blitzer Greg Teed Kenny Davis Sold two cool-water filter systems today … no more water bottles ever for those clients. Oh, and I recycled the PaperCity magazine I read last night. — Julie Koch Ron Staab Kate Clegg Gilbert Garza Katy Roden Bubba McNeely Vikki Evans John Rutter Patti Moore Tricia Zieben Carlos Barbieri Rogers Herndon Karina Barbieri Kim Graeter Elle Anderson When were you last green with envy? When I saw a garden in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains in Montecito recently. A beautiful garden in a beautiful setting that I would die to recreate here. — Ashley Putman Liz Herndon Michael Yafi Sloth and greed are more fun, but I do envy those who have already taken delivery of the new Rover. — George Lancaster David Shaw Sharon Dewitt This weekend while (re)watching Napoleon Dynamite. That kid can flat-out dance. Wish I had some of those moves — it cracks me up every time. — Francine Ballard Last weekend, when I heard my sister was joining her husband for dinner — in Paris. — Julie Koch Dominic Milanese Catheryn Wilson Susan Benson

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