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April 2017 - Houston

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. D ecorative Center Houston's Spring Market, Modern Classics Redefined: A Tribute to Timeless Designs, brings some big names to town Wednesday, April 19, 9 am to 6 pm. Aria Stone Gallery serves up coffee and bites before Veranda contributing editor and event designer Keith Robinson's 10 am keynote in the ground-floor gallery, followed by a reception at Ken Kehoe showroom. At 11:15 Vladimir Kagan's Mark Minichiello discusses the legendary designer, and the Classic Collec- tion designed in the 40s, at Holly Hunt showroom. L . A . - b a s e d designer and writer David Netto speaks at 2 pm discussing and signing his new book on legendary French designer François Catroux (Rizzoli), in the ground- floor gallery, joined by Pierre Frey's Fiona West, with book signing to follow at Culp Associates. For more on Netto and his Francois Catroux book see page 64. At 12:30, House of Harper blogger Caro- line Harper Knapp and designers Saba Jawda and Sarah Jawda discuss Col- laborative Design in the Digital Age with PaperCity's Anne Lee Phillips at The Shade Store. For other appearances, see the website for full schedule. DCH owner Charles Cohen, in from New York, caps off the evening with a by-invitation Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards celebration, and the opening fête of Dedon showroom. At Decorative Center Hous- ton, 5120 Woodway. Market events gratis, more information and RSVP at decorativecenter. com and dchspring m a r k e t 2 0 1 7 . 20 T he Houston Art Car Parade, presented by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, turns HERE IN MY (ART) CAR DESIGN MASTERS at DECORATIVE CENTER HOUSTON SPRING MARKET David Netto RON HAMAD A t the Monaco Grand Prix, the height of glamour and grandeur, state-of-the art cars from Mercedes-Benz, McLaren, and Ferrari race through the storied streets of Monaco as royals and celebs spectate, swilling champagne. For 15 years, Swiss jeweler and watchmaker Chopard has served as the race's official timekeeper and sponsor, and has released a limited-edition Grand Prix de Monaco Historique watch to celebrate. One hundred of the men's timepieces are crafted of titanium and stainless steel, while 25 are fashioned in a dressier rose gold. Both feature blue dials and two straps, one in blue alligator with red contrast stitching, the other a sportier blue nylon NATO strap with racing stripes. From $7,130, at Chopard, 4444 Westheimer, River Oaks District, Anne Lee Phillips Hello, OLD SPORT Chopard Grand Prix De Monaco Historique USA limited- edition 44.5mm timepiece with automatic movement, blue dial, and titanium-and-stainless-steel case the big 3-0 this year. To celebrate, the Orange Show has wrangled actor and Chicano art collector Cheech Marin as grand marshal. Last year's temporary relocation has turned permanent, running along Smith from Pease to Walker, around Hermann Square and City Hall, passing Sam Houston Park, and ending at Sabine. The Parade rolls Saturday, April 8; Tracy and Glen Larner chair the festivities. The best vantage point comes with the VIPit Experience, which includes tented seating, commentary, a commemorative program, food, and drinks — even adult beverages. VIPit Experience $150 adults, $25 children, at Matthew Ramirez Keith Robinson MORRIS MALAKOFF Luury PROPERTIES. Utm DISCRETION. M E C O M P R O P E R T I E S . C O M | 7 13 . 5 5 8 . 3 3 18

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