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BOLD BUILDING T he redesigned bar at Houston's historic La Colombe d'Or Hotel is all shades of striking green — and that's just one of the surprising touches in this melding of the old and new. La Colombe d'Or (originally the Fondren mansion) has been renovated and structurally linked to a gleaming new 34-story residential high- rise developed by Hines. Hines hasn't done a development like this in the U.S. before, but the late Gerald D. Hines fell in love with the utter boldness of the idea. One of the most anticipated projects in recent Houston history is ready for move-in, and PaperCity's Chris Baldwin has an exclusive inside look at how it all came together. Read more at MUSEUM FOOD FIELD OF DREAMS ELECTRIC SPEED Michelin-starred chef Jonathan Benno already has a favorite item on the menu of Cafe Leonelli, which is set to open in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's new Kinder Building in early April. It's the eggplant Parmesan focaccia. "We do a thin layer of eggplant Parmesan and cheese on top of tomato sauce and focaccia and bake it," Benno tells PaperCity. Based on the wildly popular Leonelli Bakery and Leonelli Restaurant concepts, which both originated in New York, Cafe Leonelli could change how Houston looks at museum dining. Read more at Baseball is back, and there will actually be fans in the stands at Minute Maid Park this season. In many ways, this Astros' season will be about those fans — and shortstop Carlos Correa. The fans, absent all last season, represent hope that things could be getting closer to normal in Houston, even with their audience numbers drastically reduced. Correa, a 27-year-old from Puerto Rico who is one of the most effervescent stars in game, brings uncertainty. This could be his last season in Houston, which might just mark the end of the most successful era the franchise has ever had. Read more at astros. Hybrids and SUVs typically leave supercar fans cold. After all, they're practical — and the last thing anyone spending a small fortune on speed and style is worried about is practicality. Still, McLaren and Aston Martin are trying to change how its customers look at these auto segments. McLaren now sells a hybrid supercar: the Artura. This is a car that can reach 205 MPH, and one that is part electric. Then there's Aston Martin, the choice of James Bond, coming out with an SUV. The DBX is a five-seater with plenty of room and plenty of perks. The definition of a supercar may be changing. Read more at papercitymag. com/sports-suvs. 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 Eggplant Parmesan at Café Leonelli McLaren Artura hybrid Carlos Correa La Colombe d'Or Hotel bar LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GET SOCIAL: D I V E I N T O O U R D I G I T A L W O R L D PAPERCITYMAG.COM Matthew McConaughey @papercityhouston NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP Chicago sunset @georgie_ofthejungle Gerald Hines' house @papercityhouston #PCSEEN WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE UP TO, DIGITALLY. 12

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