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March 2017 - Houston

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102 TWO FOR THE BOOKS DESIGNERS AMELIA HANDEGAN, CORTNEY & ROBERT NOVOGRATZ SPEAK AND SIGN. Anne Lee Phillips mingles with creatives. Photography Lizette Soto, Jacob Power. W hat better setting for the book signing of a preser- vationist designer than Ruth Gay's architectural antiques-haven Chateau Domingue. Charleston-based designer Amelia Handegan touched down for an evening of cocktails to celebrate her new tome Rooms (Rizzoli). The book catalogs her many projects creating gracious Southern homes, including her work on the 18th-cen- tury Rose Hill Estate in Virginia. Toasting tradition: Colby Goetschius, Mary Evans McCloskey, Shelby Poortvliet Beeching, Grace Weatherly, Suzanne Duin, Devon Liedtke, Jane Moore, and David Shaw. On the opposite scale of the design spec- trum, funky-fresh Cortney and Robert Novogratz, stars of HGTV's Home by Novogratz, chatted with artists, design- ers, and fans in the new gallery space at Houston Arts Alliance as part of the Houston Creative Economy Salon series. In a city known for its oil-and-gas and medical professions, an impressive part of the work force is made up of 189,000 creatives. The Novogratzes — an adorable married couple with seven children and a flourishing design business that includes furniture, bedding, and bath collections — shared their unique career path and signed copies of their latest book, Beachside Bohemian: Easy Living by the Sea (Rizzoli). As Robert said, "If you can make a living doing what you love, then you've got it made." After the talk, the family-oriented Cortney made a beeline for her cousin, who lives in Houston. Taking notes: HAA's then-president/CEO Jonathon Glus, Alton LaDay, Alice Acebo, Amanda Acebo, Laurie Tatum, Ron Trevino, Diane Manning, and Barbara Grove. Romina Sumpter David Sims at Chateau Shan Hinton Angie Guiberteau at Chateau Jim Sanders at Chateau Ruth Gay, Amelia Handegan at Chateau Colby Goetschius, Devon Liedtke at Chateau Suzanne Duin Christina Rougerie at Chateau Mandie Huebner Shelby Poortvliet Beeching Mary Evans McCloskey at Chateau Amanda Edwards, Jonathon Glus, Katie Smith at HAA Alice Acebo Amanda Acebo at HAA Cynthia Pappas, Cindy Prator at HAA Steven Anderson Tatiana Fulcshansky at HAA Robert & Cortney Novogratz at HAA Laurie Tatum, Ron Trevino at HAA Diane Manning, Barbara Grove at HAA Alton LaDay at HAA

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