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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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On the Market

High-rise condo in the heart of downtown offers breezy living with out-of-this-world private terrace

By Shelby Hodge

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses and properties for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap ...


Girls Night Out Benefit

Gents wait on the ladies at this special girls night out benefit in swank Tanglewood home

By Shelby Hodge

What: Clayton Dabney Foundation's annual "Kissed by an Angel."  Where: The swank Tanglewood home of Janis and Andy Priest. The 411: More than 200 fans of the charity that ...


Dinner with the Rocket

Roger Clemens shares pitching pointers and baseball memories with fans at Vallone's

By Shelby Hodge

With 11 All-Star rankings, seven Cy Young Awards and two World Series championships under his belt, Roger Clemens has loads of baseball tales to share. And that he did recently ...


Party Watch

The Women's Home luncheon shines light on inspiring stories of recovery

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Women's Home Lester and Sue Smith WholeLife Luncheon. Where: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. The 411: The focus was on recovery and helping others as guest speaker ...


Grand Opening

Euro-based real estate firm launches Houston office with salute to Special charity

By Shelby Hodge

Just a few months after announcing nationally that it would be chief marketing sponsor for the Special Olympics' #PlayUnified campaign, international real estate firm Engel & Völkers celebrated that cause ...


Looking Good

Houston charities take top position in national rankings: 51 of 112 non-profits get four stars

By Shelby Hodge

With the 2015 report from Charity Navigator, the Houston non-profit community joins other H-Town arenas in top national rankings. Having been in second place the two previous years, the city ...


Something in the Air

New restaurant chefs spice up the competition with top honors at festive Curry Crawl

By Shelby Hodge

As veteran chefs duked it out for top honors at the fourth annual Straits Restaurant Curry Crawl, it was relative newcomer Omar Pereney of Peska Seafood Culture and chef ...


Party Watch

Doubleheader for charity has flappers and feather boas fueling Roaring '20s fun and golf tournament action

By Shelby Hodge

What: Eye Care for Kids' "The Roaring 20/20s: A Very Gatsby Gala." Where: Hilton Post Oak Hotel.  The 411: The fundraising began with the Gatsby-themed gala, chaired by Michelle ...


On the Market

Elevator-ready contemporary townhouse offers serene living amid city hustle and bustle

By Shelby Hodge

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses and properties for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap ...


Chillin' at the Zoo

Chillin' at the Zoo: As temperatures soar, animals get an icy break from the Houston heat

By Shelby Hodge

We two-legged creatures aren't the only ones in H-Town in need of a break from the summer inferno. The four-legged variety, which inhabit the Houston Zoo, can be just ...


Party Watch

Pet Set crowd gets a head start on fall gala with fab feast at new restaurant

By Shelby Hodge

What: Pet Set gala kick-off. Where: Harwood Grill on Westheimer. The 411: Tate Johnson and Raymond Gibson, owners of the new eatery that replaced 60 Degrees, hosted the event for ...


Happy Birthday Barbara

Barbara Bush celebrates 90th birthday with family photo, big party and $17 million gift

By Shelby Hodge

You just couldn't round up a more powerful family group than the gang that got together in Kennebunkport, Maine, for a photo opp celebrating Barbara Bush's 90th birthday ...


Taking Off

Eight glamorous and successful Houston women share their summer vacation plans — and you'll be surprised where they're headed

By Shelby Hodge

Some of the busiest and most successful women we know are taking time out for a little summer fun. A few are as busy on the road this summer as ...


On the Market

Mediterranean villa atop River Oaks hill — yes, there are hills in Houston! — has French Riviera style

By Shelby Hodge

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses and properties for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap ...


Hillary Clinton's Fundraiser

Inside Hillary Clinton's private Houston fundraiser: After fiery speech, Dem frontrunner charms top donors

By Shelby Hodge

After a spirited speech at Texas Southern University Thursday afternoon, former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton headed for the rarified environs of Carnarvon Drive for a ...


Big Bucks Galas

Multi-million dollar galas: Oil drop can't stop Houston fundraisers from raking in big bucks

By Shelby Hodge

Nothing could be greater proof of the Houston economy's decreasing dependency on the price of oil than the big ka-ching that some two dozen charities enjoyed this spring thanks ...


Party Watch

Game of Cones: Dreamy artist-inspired bras stand out at sensational fundraiser

By Shelby Hodge

What: The 5th annual Brazarre Houston benefiting the American Cancer Society. Where: G Gallery in the Heights. The 411: Close to four dozen artists presented "Maidenforms" in dreamy reincarnations for ...


Party Watch

Chic Galleria boutique, overrun with partying shoppers, donates portion of sales to Latin charity

By Shelby Hodge

What: Latin Women's Initiative cocktail reception. Where: CH Carolina Herrera boutique in the Galleria. The 411: Boutique manager Jessica Simon welcomed the eat-shop-and-be-merry throng that numbered close to 100 ...


Smokin' hot

Houston shoe designer's fancy footwear rocks the red carpet at CFDA Fashion Awards

By Shelby Hodge

Houston-based shoe designer Joyce Echols was beyond thrilled Monday night to see her "Midnight Ranger" evening shoe on the red carpet at the CFDA Fashion Awards — worn by E! News ...


On the Market

Santa Barbara meets River Oaks in $4.2 million Spanish Colonial home that's a real gem

By Shelby Hodge

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses and properties for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap ...


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