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PaperCity Houston September 2020

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10 GREEN WONDER T he official opening of the $35 million Clay Family Eastern Glades in Memorial Park brought little fanfare due to COVID-19. But the lack of celebration did nothing to diminish the glory of the transformation of 100 acres of previously inaccessible and ecologically distressed parkland into a stunningly verdant homage to history, ecology, and recreation. A former craggy forest has morphed into a charming, usable, sustainable corner of the 1,500-acre park under the direction of top landscape architect firm Nelson Byrd Woltz. "We set the stage for the future of Houston with this project," says Memorial Park Conservancy president and CEO Shellye Arnold. Read more at YACHT LIFE ART STRESS COWBOY RICHE A yacht vacation sounds like a social- distancing dream right about now — and those with the resources to enjoy such a thing have a new pioneering super boat to consider. The 3,900 GT Benetti Lana is 351 feet of over-the- top luxury. Take the powerful twin diesel electric hybrid engines. Or this superyacht's ability to cruise 5,500 nautical miles on one tank of fuel. Or its eight mammoth suites that might make even Succession's Logan Roy blush. This one-of-a-kind boat is available to charter for $1.9 million per week. Read more at superyacht. When the coronavirus pandemic rolled into Texas, most performing arts organizations hit the pause button, vowing the show would eventually go on, and hunkered down for what they believed would be a short period for recharging and creating from home. But as the weeks turned to months, the offstage work and drama mounted as most companies canceled spring, summer and now fall performances. "Who knew we could work this hard without doing any theater," muses Alley Theatre artistic director Rob Melrose. Arts leaders now must tackle issues they never imagined. Read more at Mountains loom overhead, mere blocks from a main drag filled with souvenir T-shirt shops, luxury stores, and blue- chip art galleries. The wooden plank boardwalk through the main shopping section of town and the stagecoach rides are meant to harken back to Jackson Hole's Wild West past. But this is also a very modern marvel — the richest town in the U.S., according to IRS tax stats. Still, the billionaires (especially the über billionaires) largely low-key it in worn jeans and cowboy boots. PaperCity's Chris Baldwin takes us inside one of the West's most unique lands. Read more at 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 — five times a week. Sign up at Benetti Lana Houston Ballet Memorial Park's Eastern Glades Jackson Hole LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GET SOCIAL: D I V E I N T O O U R D I G I TA L W O R L D PA P E RC I T Y M AG.COM Christian Dior dancers @georgie_ofthejungle NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP San Leon oyster boats @papercityhouston Catherine Anspon Forrest Prince @catherinedanspon #PCSEEN WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE UP TO, DIGITALLY.

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