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May 2018- Houston

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DIVE INTO OUR DIGITAL WORLD PAPERCITYMAG.COM LEAVING THIS WORLD L ooking for a truly out-of-this-world retreat? The fi rst-ever luxury space hotel is calling — as long as you have $9.5 million to spend on your vacation and no fear of rocket ships. A Houston startup is plotting this spacey pioneer with ex-NASA smarts, with plans to host its fi rst guests in 2022. You won't get a bellhop or a concierge, but you'll have two trained astronauts on board to guide you through zero gravity. Read more at A RIVER OAKS PALACE A RINGING SUCCESS PATIO FEVER It used to be the most expansive bachelor pad in town, but when Peruvian beauty Cristina Kallop and her husband, retired oil mogul Bill Kallop, acquired 1708 River Oaks Boulevard in 2007, they transformed it into a palace. Cristina redid the mansion in the image of her grandmother's home in Lima, known as the Versailles of South America. Now, this 14,000-square-foot stunner hits the market with a $15.9 million asking price. Read more at river-oaks-palace. Houston Astros owner Jim Crane decided to share the spoils of victory — and the sparkle. Crane is giving a world championship ring to every member of the Astros organization, ushers and groundkeepers included. In all, Crane is handing out 1,332 rings — and paying the taxes on them, too, to ensure a gift doesn't become a burden. "We wanted to do something for the little guys," Crane says. "I'm a little guy." Read more at Before summer becomes unbearable, our fl eeting patio season turns Houston into an al fresco dining dream. The best patio restaurants make meals en plein air more than just a breeze. PaperCity's Annie Gallay goes deep to fi nd spots where the food lives up to the patio scene. Start downtown in the shadow of the clock tower … Read more at patio-restaurants. NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP D on't be the last to get the new PC Daily. Our redesigned, expanded editorial newsletters put the entire city right in your inbox. You get Houston's top fashion, restaurant, real estate, society, art news, and more, fi ve times a week. Sign up at: @papercitymag @commonpolished @anneleephillips Spring attitude Golden Goose sneakers Backyard bliss #PCSEEN WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE UP TO, DIGITALLY. LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GET SOCIAL: 8 Aurora Station 1708 River Oaks Boulevard Jim Crane Batanga's patio

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