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December 2015 - Houston

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A grand new Tenenbaum Jewelers store is on the horizon. After 10 years at its current location at 1801 Post Oak Boulevard, the jeweler is building a stunning new store at Westheimer and Mid Lane, adjacent to River Oaks District. At more than 6,000 square feet, the two-level store is double the size of the Post Oak Boulevard location. Look for a summer 2016 opening … Nina McLemore has opened her first Houston store at 1965 West Gray in River Oaks Shopping Center. Expect well-tailored power dressing for women. After all, Nina calls Hilary Clinton, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and former New Jersey governor Christine Todd clients. The store, her 15th, celebrates its launch Wednesday, December 2, with an opening party from 4 to 7 pm … Coming Soon: Joining Cartier, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford and more, St. Tropez-born label Vilebrequin opens its first Houston store this fall in River Oaks District at 4444 Westheimer Road. The 600-square-foot boutique embodies the Mediterranean vibe, with a summer-driven palette and a full scope of signature men's, kids and women's swimsuits and resort togs. M an's best friend figures prominently with Max Mara this fall as the brand revisits its 50th anniversary photography series from William Wegman: "Dogs in Coats." Wegman's Weimaraners, Man Ray and Fay Ray, are held in high esteem by art collectors; their images are in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. First commissioned in 2001, the exhibit is a nod to Max Mara's iconic 101801 cashmere coat. This fall, 30 limited-edition coats (as seen on Wegman's infamous pups) will be produced to coincide with a 10-city tour of the original exhibit. Max Mara 101801 coat $2,990, available now at the Max Mara boutique. Francine Ballard F inally … the December issue is shipping to the printer. It's been a long four months — August through November is when we produce September through December issues in two cities, while feeding stories and photographs to an always hungry website. This fall, PaperCity co-hosted or was media sponsor of 107 events in both cities with our wonderful advertising partners. Our social departments in Houston and Dallas, with reinforcements from editors, attended 164 charitable galas and holiday cocktail parties and sifted through thousands of party pictures, which were nipped and tucked and color-corrected. It's dizzying but joyous. We will soon spill out of the offices in both cities to travel and rest. I'll head to the farm outside Fayetteville, which is a tiny hamlet but so twinkling and festive with lights and decorations. Extended family will be staying in Joan Herring's Market Street Inn near the square in Fayetteville, which has to be the single most beautiful and charming B&B I have ever seen. (Book it through Thanksgiving dinner (as of this writing, it's next week — yikes!) will be next door to my farm, in my brother's barn, with hundreds of twinkling lights, hay bales and one long table set for 22 people. The turkeys, stuffing, cranberry relish et al., will be ferried over in ATVs and Reggie the golf cart. On the eve of shipping this issue filled with so much joy, Paris — home to so many of our fashion designers, jewelry ateliers and to so many innocent men, women and children — was attacked. Our Thanksgiving prayers will be for our many friends in Paris, and for a nation so unfairly under siege. Que Dieu bénisse la France et tous les Français. Holly Moore Editor in Chief HUNT SLONEM 20 in this ISSUE DECEMBER 2015 | STYLE | FASHION | SOCIAL 4 , 6 , 8 P O P. C U LT U R E . G O S S I P. 12 Party: Opening of Cartier in River Oaks District 22 Party: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Grand Gala 14 Party: Tom Ford's opening party in River Oaks District and The Menil Collection 38 Fashion: Amir Taghi at Central Saint Martins 28 Fashion: Laure Hériard-Dubreuil and The Webster 36 Party: John Varvatos book signing at Galleria boutique Party: Dior's grand opening in River Oaks District 26 Party: Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure 88 42 Dining: The Last Supper … of the year Party: Coach collection reveal at Galleria boutique 46 44 68 70 76 72 Jewels: Denis and Nick Boulle of de Boulle Jewelers Party: Alley Theatre Wild Things kickoff at Louis Vuitton Party: Versace fall fête 58 Jewels: Sacré bijoux Decoration: What's new in the design whirl Design: At home with Mariquita Masterson Architecture: The new traditionalists: Curtis & Windham Architects DAVIDE COFFMAN MUNESTERI Party: Internum kickoff for Texas Contemporary Art Fair Gift Guide: Give good gift 52 10 Party: Opening fête for Hermès in River Oaks District 78 Party: Store fêtes at David Yurman and Tootsies 81 Party: Texas Contemporary Art Fair's triple fêtes Design: American silver expert Phyllis Tucker Party: Neiman Marcus' Stiletto Strut Party: Houston Antiques + Art + Design opening night 90 86 THIS JUST IN... A s the year comes to a close, it's hard to believe that 2015 is almost behind us. The old adage "The days are long while the years are short" rings so true. With busy days and endless parties, this year sped past at lighting speed. It's been a wonderful time for PaperCity magazine. We have achieved monumental milestones this year with our September, October and November issues being the largest in the 22-year history of PaperCity. This is a true testament to our thriving city and our supporters. But while we still have this month left until we hit the reset button, we should celebrate. The month kicks off with the always fabulous holiday parties at Past Era, Tenenbaum Jewelers and Zadok Jewelers, to name a few. Don't miss the chance to buy some last minute baubles. On Thursday, December 17, PaperCity is excited to host what will be a beautiful holiday event at the new de Boulle boutique in River Oaks District. It is the second location for the family- owned jeweler, and we're thrilled to welcome them to the market. We cannot wait to come together with friends and family to celebrate this holiday season and hope you do the same. What a year it's been, and we are all so thankful. Happy holidays from all of us at PaperCity! Monica Bickers Publisher 84 Dining: What's hot at State of Grace and The Durham House THREE DOG NIGHT William Wegman "Dogs in Coats" series featuring Max Mara Archive coat 101801 It's that time of year again … Holiday Schmooze, our favorite cocktail party with a purpose, is Wednesday, December 9. Now in its 20th year, this beloved holiday soirée held at a private residence benefits Legacy Community Health Services' HIV and AIDS program. Chairs Jim Reeder and Eric Nevil are sure to make this go-round as unforgettable as ever. Tickets $500, through Chloe Rushing, 832.200.7150, events@ Anne Lee Phillips FEELING SCHMOOZY HOT TICKET T he bag that tastemaker and muse Jane Birkin lent her name to and the house of Hermès lead off the 400-some alluring lots A Bounty of BIRKINS Hermès Himalaya handbag Hermès special-order Birkin Limited-edition Chanel bicycle that punctuate Heritage Auctions' hotly anticipated holiday-time Luxury Accessories Sale, set for Tuesday, December 8, 11 am, in Dallas. The bevy of Birkins on the block, with most estimated values ranging from $1,500 to $40,000, are joined by day- to-evening handbags from Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Chanel, as well as a Chanel limited-edition aluminum-and- quilted-leather bicycle with quilted-leather bike bags (estimated value $7,000 to $9,000). Ladies, prepare your paddles. Peruse the luxe lots and bid at Catherine D. Anspon Monica Bickers Holly Moore

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