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Shelby Hodge

Editor at Large

Social Scene

After 18 years as society columnist at the Houston Chronicle, Shelby Hodge jumped ship in October 2009 to join CultureMap as Editor-at-Large.

While at the Chronicle, she covered a variety of subjects from Presidential inaugurations in Washington D.C. to travels of the British Royal family in the U.S. Her main area of expertise was and continues to be Texas society — the black tie galas, the fancy weddings, the swell parties. But since joining CultureMap she has expanded her writing repertoire to include a variety of subjects of interest to Houstonians — business, design, a bit of politics and breaking news when she gets the scoop on a hot happening.

Shelby is a native of Baton Rouge, La., and a journalism graduate from LSU. 

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Teeing It Up

Astros owner Jim Crane, Jeff Van Gundy and more sports world stars show off their golf skills

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Children's Museum of Houston 19th annual Spring Golf Classic. Where: At the Memorial Park Golf Course. The 411: When one of the top CEO golfers in North ...


Kid Models Rock Runway

Kid models rock the runway with help from Case Keenum and a soccer legend

By Shelby Hodge

What: Boys & Girls Harbor "Pirates and Princesses" children's fashion show and luncheon. Where: The Royal Sonesta Houston. The 411: Young residents of the Harbor and children of attending families ...


Party Watch

Houston foodie heaven: Five top chefs whip up a five-course meal that's worth $250,000

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Houston Food Bank annual Chef's Dinner. Where: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. The 411: Chefs Mark Cox, Neal Cox, Robert Del Grande, Jeff Axline and Catherine Rodriguez ...


Party Watch

A look at Tour de France doping and power of truth has luncheon guests mesmerized

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Houston Hospice Butterfly luncheon. Where: The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa. The 411: Guest speaker Tyler Hamilton, author of The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Bargain hunters have a field day as designer threads from chic closets rake in $600,000 for Salvation Army

By Shelby Hodge

While few residents of River Oaks, Tanglewood and Memorial would ever be caught shopping in a resale boutique, they swarmed with enthusiasm through the racks at the Salvation Army Women ...


$10 Million Jewels

More than $10 million in magnificent Bulgari jewels light up dinner party

By Shelby Hodge

We can't tell you exactly how many ladies visited their bank vaults Tuesday afternoon in preparation for the Bulgari dinner party at the home of John and Becca Cason ...


George H.W.'s 90th Bday

George H.W. Bush is on the way to turning 90 years old and the hard partying's already begun

By Shelby Hodge

Former President George H.W. Bush has so many friends and admirers, there is no telling how many times he will be feted for his upcoming 90th birthday. Although he ...


Party Watch

Cougars and lawyers mix and mingle at River Oaks Country Club with Gatsby style

By Shelby Hodge

What: The University of Houston Law Center 38th annual gala. Where: River Oaks Country Club. The 411: Shawn and Bill Jackson, class of 1992, chaired the gala that raised close ...


Party Watch

Kool & the Gang trigger a wild disco party in Houston with local TV news host in on the action

By Shelby Hodge

What: Children at Risk "Standing Up for Our Youth" gala. Where: Bayou Music Center. The 411: The non-profit's eighth annual gala drew a ready-to-rock crowd of more than 550 ...


Style File

Poolside eye candy: This fetching lady knows how to impress men with an eye for fashion

By Shelby Hodge

While there are numerous looks in Sheridan Williams' closet — ranging from yachting attire to chic grandmother duty togs — she stepped out as elegant lady for the River Oaks tennis tournament ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Three Houston Rockets, 1,600 guests and $2.5 million in the bank — this gala scores big

By Shelby Hodge

Thousands and thousands of red roses set the colorful tone for the Memorial Hermann Foundation "Red and Wild" gala while Wayne Foster Entertainment provided the musical antics that ignited the ...


Shelby's Social Diary

A top Houston restaurant turns into a fantasy land with more than 30 celebrity waiters

By Shelby Hodge

Those who attended ESCAPE Family Resource Center's "Emerald City . . . There's No Place Like Home" dinner at Tony's on Sunday night will probably never again think of the ...


Party Watch

Men of style, stunning ladies in hats and fab spring dresses make this polo match a best dressed affair

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Health Museum sixth annual Triple Crown Polo Match. Where: Houston Polo Club. The 411: More than 200 polo fans donned their best spring looks for the annual fundraiser ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Sexy movie star gowns, James Franco's tux and Gladys Knight rocking add up to a $1 million Houston night

By Shelby Hodge

With the dashing duo of Brian Teichman and Andrew Cordes at the helm, the Alley Theatre Ball was destined for theatrical elegance, thanks in part to the sophisticated involvement of ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Near naked boy toys, a pole dancer and a cupcake babe make this birthday bash wildly unforgettable

By Shelby Hodge

Putting together an over-the-top party in 72 hours is no mean fete, but when party planner Christine Hoffer joined forces with Rosemarie Johnson, it was party or die. Johnson's ...


Party Watch

Houston park milestone and Port of Houston anniversary celebrated in triple threat luncheon

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Heritage Society's annual "Houston Heritage Luncheon." Where: In an open-sided party tent at Sam Houston Park, the Heritage Society's home. The 411: On a beautiful spring ...


Luncheon Raises $1 Million

One-hour charity luncheon scores big, raises more than $1 million

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Brookwood Community benefit luncheon. Where: Hilton Americas-Houston. The 411: It's not often that a charity luncheon in H-Town hits the seven-figure mark but that was exactly the ...


Texas Children's Celebration

800 moms, dads and kids celebrate Texas Children's 60th anniversary at Arboretum

By Shelby Hodge

What: Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors' annual Family Fun Day. Where: The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. The 411: More than 800 Ambassadors and family members cavorted, climbed and galloped ...


Party Watch

Historic oil building transforms into a happening music spot — all to honor Da Camera pioneer

By Shelby Hodge

What: Da Camera Gala. Where: The historic Gulf Oil Building, now the formal lobby of JPMorgan Chase at 712 Main. The 411: Elaine and Marvy Finger chaired the black-tie evening ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Poolside luncheon brings fetching ladies, music, tennis and animal mayhem to River Oaks

By Shelby Hodge

When JoLynn Falgout signed on to chair the River Oaks tennis tournament luncheon, she decided that on the 80th anniversary of the tournament and the 30th anniversary of the popular ...


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