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PaperCity Houston November 2022

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M ove over, Martha. Houston's culinary darling, Marcia Smart, releases her first cookbook, Dinner is Done: Simple Weeknight Meals from Smart in the Kitchen ($39.95) this month. The beautiful 240-pager is based on Smart's popular weekly meal plans with 94 recipes for salads, sides, meatless mains, fish, soups and stews, snacks and cocktails, and "dessert-ish" dishes, many with substitutions included. "Dinner is Done is a 20-year culmination of the recipes I've developed and created for magazines, newspapers, brands, and cooking classes," says Smart, who included some of her favorites: rotisserie chicken and wild rice soup, vegetable Bolognese rigatoni, blackened redfish tacos, and grilled tri-tip with black-bean sauce. Long before Smart had three babies and a husband to feed, she worked in New York at New Woman, Parenting, and Babytalk magazines. After a move to San Francisco, she became a producer at and a freelance food and travel writer for, Sunset, Cooking Light, Robb Report, and Parenting Travel. "After the bust, I ran, severance check in hand, to enroll in the professional culinary program at Tante Marie's Cooking School," she says. The book also includes Smart's compelling personal story of why she founded Smart in the Kitchen and Smart in the Kitchen School, her cooking philosophies, and how to make family dinner a beloved evening ritual in your own home. Her kitchen mantra: "Don't stress." Anne Lee Phillips You're COOKING An Important DATE WITH THE T he heir to Houston's oldest and most venerable antiques shows — Theta and HADA (Houston Antiques Dealers Association), where doyenne of decorative arts Miss Ima Hogg shopped — returns this fall: Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show is Friday – Sunday, November 18 – 20, at Silver Street Studios. HAADS is produced by Chicago-based Dolphin Promotions, whose other fair imprints include the Palm Springs Modernism Show. Dolphin's history with HAADS extends back nearly a decade, when it acquired the HADA Show and presented the first HAADS in 2014. The show this November brings nearly 30 exhibitors from the east and west coasts, the south and southwest, including Houston notables David Lackey Antiques & Fine Jewelry and Fred Nevill Antiques, both PBS Antiques Roadshow veterans. Latin American and European dealers from England, France, Portugal, and Panama are also in the mix. Show-goers will vie for treasures including a rare Snowy Owl aquatint engraving from Audubon's seminal Birds of America, 1827- 1838, from Arader Galleries, NYC; rare volumes including Sabine Baring-Gould's Life of Napoleon, offered by Imperial Fine Books, New York; a Victorian agate cameo in 14K rose and yellow gold in David Lackey's booth; a late Renoir oil on canvas from 1918, Etude de Femme au Chapeau Jaune, showcased by Guarisco Gallery, Washington D.C.; and, perhaps the showstopper for collectors of American art, Winslow Homer's post-Civil War Portrait of Elizabeth Loring Grant of Belmont Massachusetts, 1866, presented by Alan Barnes Fine Art, Dallas. Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday, November 20, 11 am to 4 pm; Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St.; $20 admission includes free parking; tickets/info Catherine D. Anspon U nexpectedly sensual, floral, and feminine … Yes, we have something to discuss. Paradoxe, Prada's latest perfume offering, is a blend of jasmine, neroli, and amber. Contrasting the crisp, fresh dimensions of the flower with the woody notes delivered by amber, it's perfect for the cool, crisp days ahead. Developed by master perfumers Nadège Le Garlantezec, Shyamala Maisondieu, and Antoine Maisondieu in collaboration with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, the fragrance maintains the house's innovative heart while capturing the timeless sensory qualities that all great scents must have. Its campaign, featuring Emma Watson, finds her living the life we all hope to enjoy: Free to explore, live, and love. Is this the paradox? Prada Paradoxe, $87 to $142, at the Prada boutique, Steven Hempel What's in a Name? Carnita tacos Marcia Smart's new cookbook Winslow Homer's Portrait of Elizabeth Loring Grant, of Belmont, Massachusetts, 1866, at Alan Barnes Fine Art Sabine Baring- Gould's Life of Napoleon at Imperial Fine Books

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