PaperCity Magazine

July / August 2016 - Houston

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A s we were going to press with this issue, I was consumed with the past 22 years of PaperCity, flipping through 264 of our very large broadsheet issues, searching for the best, funniest, the zeitgeist moments in print. This is the last issue in this format; September begins our journey as a perfect-bound magazine. As I was scrutinizing these issues, I received the phone call that beloved friend and brilliant merchant Mickey Rosmarin had died unexpectedly of a heart attack. I had just relived 22 years of parties at Tootsies, fashion pages, a story on Mickey's beautiful Southampton home, an "Inside the Head of Mickey" feature when he moved into his glorious new store in West Ave. And I had just laughed with Becca Cason Thrash about how, when we started the magazine, we had to borrow Tootsies' loading dock for the 18-wheeler to deliver the first issue. Who knew you needed a loading dock. Mickey to the rescue. Mickey has been a rescuer, champion, believer and friend to so many people, charities and businesses. Tootsies will continue in glorious fashion, but the loss of Mickey the man leaves a hole in this magazine, and in our hearts. Holly Moore Editor in Chief in this ISSUE JULY/AUGUST 2016 | STYLE | FASHION | SOCIAL 4, 6, 8 POP. CULTURE. GOSSIP. HUNT SLONEM 17 Party: Asia Society Texas Center's Tiger Ball 46 Party: Florence de Dampierre book signing at Houston Design Center Party: Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show 20 Party: Blaffer Art Museum Odyssey Gala 14 Art: The Smither Collection on view at The Menil Collection Style: Tenenbaum Classic Jewelers embraces Past Era Fine Antique Jewelry and Queen of Heirs Party: Maison Jolie opening in Highland Village 12 Party: River Oaks District fêtes The Gold Standard Party: Saint Bernard Sports opening in River Oaks District 22 26 33 36 38 42 The best of the past 22 years of PaperCity Decoration: What's new in the design whirl Design: Giorgetti Houston from the ground up Party: Back Row Home's anniversary and DeJuan Stroud book signing Design: Museum District home of PDR's Wayne Braun I fell in love in June of 1996. She was tall and slender, beautiful to gaze upon and easy to hold. I saw her for the first time at Café Express. It was a Sunday afternoon. I could not resist; her beauty was captivating — I picked her up. There's something to be said about the first time in a new relationship, it was … sexy. It was the first issue of PaperCity. So began my love affair from the outside looking in. My friends and I could not believe this new publication, and we would anxiously wait the four months until the next one hit the stands. Somewhere in the second year of my crush on the "publication" (I mean, what did you call it? A newspaper? Magazine?), I found myself at a party gazing upon the editor and co-founder, and found her as captivating as her print counterpart. A year later, we were married, and the amazing journey to create a meaningful publishing business began. I was now on the inside, as an owner, running the publishing side. There were the photo shoots in Venice, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palm Springs, San Miguel and more. (I had to come along to drive the SUV, carry the clothes and equipment, and pay the bills.) There was the perfection of the charity sponsorship, the innovative circulation methods, the introduction of world-class writers and photographers. The website. Somewhere along the way, the editor and I parted ways, matrimonially speaking, but as better friends and partners, we sought new ways to push our publishing baby to achieve higher levels. Our first mock-up of a bound magazine was back in 2003. We could not do it. Holly Moore and I were so steeped in our Kool-Aid — "Readers love the oversized format. We can't take that away from them." A year ago, the idea percolated again, with the encouragement of bound-magazine veterans on staff. We realized the time was right. A bound publication has myriad benefits: longer shelf life, more total readers, greater ease of reading and more opportunities for advertisers. In short, there's a reason why great publications are bound: Decades ago, W Magazine started out as a broadsheet and switched more than 20 years ago to great success. Now you are holding in your hands the last broadsheet issue of PaperCity. Keep it and cherish it. If you are passionate about the format and lament the switch, find solace in the fact that our great editorial will not change; only the way it is presented will — and that will be beautiful. PaperCity will be here for decades to come. Relationships change, but the love doesn't die. Jim Kastleman President PRESIDENT SIMON GENTRY Jim Kastleman 49 52 Party: Brooke and Steve Giannetti at Chateau Domingue Art: French artist Claire Basler's first American exhibition Design: The art-filled home of Lauren + Steve Kramer Restaurants: What's hot at Conservatory Food Hall & Beer Garden, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Killen's Burgers, Relish Restaurant & Bar, State Fare and Steak 48 T his month, The Menil Collection — one of the world's most esteemed museum jewels (and Renzo Piano's first-ever commission in America) — will have a new director. Arriving from New York at one of the Menil's most transformative times, Dr. Rebecca Rabinow, a Houston-raised scholar, becomes the museum's fifth director and the first woman to steer its course since co-founder Dominique de Menil passed away in 1997. Read about Rabinow's path to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and back to her hometown; which St. John's high school teacher launched her career; the role that Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Gary Tinterow played in her professional life; and why she said yes when the Menil came calling, all in our exclusive conversation at Catherine D. Anspon Meet the Woman at the Helm OF THE MENIL Dr. Rebecca Rabinow in the Impressionist galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Holly Moore A rt Market — producer of some of America's most buzzed- about art fairs including this summer's Seattle Art Fair, brought forth by Paul Allen/Vulcan productions — is back. And they aren't returning quietly. Art Market's sixth iteration of the freewheeling Texas Contemporary Art Fair rolls into Houston with opening night set for Thursday, September 29, at the George R. Brown Convention Center (through Sunday, October 2). With 65 galleries exhibiting and the return of "The Other Mexico," a program curated by Mexico City- based Leslie Moody Castro, the 2016 edition promises to be smarter and more international than ever. This year, the focus on Mexico goes deeper, as the Consulate General of Mexico partners with the Fair to bring five emerging art spaces from four different cities in Mexico including Parallel Oaxaca, Lulu and FIFI Projects. Fair- goers can explore the art world's hottest destination without going too far from their front doors. The Texas Contemporary is poised to take advantage of the renovations of the George R. Brown — especially two new parking garages and public art curated by Christine West, Lawndale Art Center's former director and Houston First's new cultural programs manager. The Fair is making big changes itself, beginning with the aesthetics: a just announced partnership with international art and design firm Gensler. Led by Kristopher Stuart, Evelyn Fujimoto and Ellyn Wulfe, the Gensler team has grand plans to redesign the VIP Lounge and cafe areas within the fairgrounds, giving visitors even more reasons to spend extra time basking in the art. The Fair renews partnerships with Houston's most important art and cultural centers, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Project Row Houses; Blaffer Art Museum; Asia Society Texas Center; FotoFest; and, of course, the Fair's beneficiary, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. For the ultimate marriage of art and food, the fair will collaborate with Gracie Cavnar's Recipe for Success to toast Recipe's 10th anniversary with the delicious "The Art of Food" fund-raiser in the days leading up to opening night. Just in: John and Becca Cason Thrash, last year's opening night chairs, will again play a role. Stay tuned. Canvas: Insider Preview — TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, YEAR SIX Sept 29 – Oct 2, 2016 H O U S T O N COURTESY THE ARTIST AND FIFI PROJECTS, MEXICO CITY "Abstraction and Nothing" featuring Stefan Bruggemann, Mario Garcia Torres, Aldo Chaparro at FIFI Projects, Mexico City, 2015 Manor Grunewald's E.H.D. Mecanorma Black Mesh 01, 2016, at FIFI Projects, Mexico City COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND FIFI PROJECTS, MEXICO CITY PC House + Art 62 Party: Memorial Park Conservancy Green Gala COURTESY THE MET 58 60 Party: Stages Repertory Theatre's Talk of the Town Gala

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