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February 2018- Houston

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 12 T wenty-five-year wedding anniversary. Twenty-five- year-old trying to impress his girlfriend. Trying to raise more than $25 mil- lion on an investor road show. It doesn't take much to dream of a reason to fly private, and we've seen all of the above. Half of our clients are veteran flyers. To the other half, we advise: Don't trash the plane, but don't worry about cleaning the mess you've made. Feel like handing your napkin/newspaper mashup to the copilot? Don't! Champagne works particularly well in the air; apply liberally, but don't get so inebriated that the cap- tain has to keep an eye on you. Maker's Mark in a Yeti cup at 10 am on a trip to Cabo — we've seen it. Take pictures unabashedly. Old and young, veteran and virgin flyers, all take photos in and out of the plane. We recently flew a football star, and as soon as we landed, we realized that he had posted a pic of himself, sprawled in the back of the plane, on Instagram. Order catering, or bring your own food on board — from fruit trays to fromage to Frito pies, whatever makes you happy. Ask if you can drive straight to the plane and valet the car; most of the time, you can. Walk up front and talk to the pilots. They love their view but love to share it even more. Ask what that screen is for and what that dial does. Ask how cold it is outside (minus 60 would be about right). Let your broker know in advance if you will have excessive luggage; not doing so could meaningfully disrupt the trip. Tip the pilots — hand them a bill and tell them to go have a nice meal. If the line guys are hustling, throw some love their way, too. The Company Plane provides both ad hoc and retainer-based private flying advisory services, and can book your flights. THE Ps AND Qs OF FLYING P D i v e r s i t y a n d History Reign: At William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, the remarkable legacy of the late Dr. John Biggers is explored via 13 students in "Protégés." The list ranges from the dramatic, forgotten figuration of Harvey Johnson to Smithsonian-collected lensman Earlie Hudnall Jr., whose photographic images transcend documentation and portraiture (through February 10) … Have you caught the Houston History Bus? It's the passion of Randy McKinney, a cross between Judge Roy Hofheinz and Stephen Fox. His sold-out tours are building buzz for the preservation cause while unearthing tantalizing tales about our past. Women and diversity are part of the story. This month, Mister McKinney (the historian's moniker) leads Friday and Saturday tours of the historic Fifth Ward beginning February 2; info and free ART NOTES Earlie Hudnall Jr.'s Lady in Black Hat with Feathers, Third Ward, Houston, 1990, at William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art COURTESY THE ARTIST AND WILLIAM REAVES | SARAH FOLTZ FINE ART Allison Ayers and Carlos Bacino were added the marquee) at year 10 of the fair in Dallas (April 13 – 15; Preview Gala Thursday, April 12). Back in Houston, both galleries roll out strong shows as a prelude to the Fair. "Portrait" at Sicardi Ayers Bacino features conceptual Latin American masters' take on portraiture, told via photography, video, and collage; headliners include the late Antonio Berni and contemporary internationals Gabriel de la Mora, Oscar Muñoz, Liliana Porter, Miguel Angel Ríos, and Miguel Ángel Rojas (through March 15). Inman rolls out a painterly solo for former MFAH Core Fellow Dana Frankfort that's informed by smart text fragments (through February 24). Rainforest Flurry: Argentine installation artist Andrés Paredes alights at Samara Gallery with an exhibition filled with enchantment, giant butterfly sculptures zooming through the space, and adroit cut paper works. The show also bears a serious message, highlighting the endangered rainforest (through February 24). Catherine D. Anspon W hen Geoffroy van Raemdonck and his husband, interior d e s i g n e r A l v i s e Orsini, celebrated their nuptials in 2016, Positano had never seen anything quite like it. European nobility and fashion A-listers came by yacht to toast the couple with gallons of Breton Fils Champagne, Italian cuisine, and an opera diva, who serenaded the party by boat procession. If this is Neiman's NEW MAN Geoffroy van Raemdonck registration, houstonhistorybus@gmail. com. Miami to Dallas: Two Houston power gallerists, fresh from showings at Art Basel Miami Beach, are headed to the Dallas Art Fair. Catch Inman Gallery and the recently rebranded Sicardi Ayers Bacino Gallery (longtime biz partners any hint of what Van Raemdonck will bring to Neiman Marcus as he assumes his new role as president and CEO mid- month, one of the country's most storied retailers is in for a glamorous ride. Van Raemdonck officially takes charge Monday, February 12, following in the footsteps of longtime president and CEO Karen Katz, who will step down from her duties, though remain on Neiman's board of directors. The dapper gent's résumé sparkles with high-level luxury-retail experience, having held executive roles at Ralph Lauren, St. John, and Louis Vuitton — all prime places to prep Van Raemdonck for bringing NM into its next 100 years. Christina Geyer Sponsored

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