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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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Hot Bartender Games

Hot bartender games: Crafty mixologists wage cocktail war at Mr. Peeples — and the results surprise

By Shelby Hodge

Scotch and soda? Never again. Not after CultureMap's Crafted bash at Mr. Peeples where four hot mixologists turned Cutty Sark's Prohibition brand into four amazing cocktails. In the ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Animal love takes over a trendy Houston hotel: Fierce and fabulous pets rock

By Shelby Hodge

Glamazons Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist and the debonarie John Evatz ruled at Hotel ZaZa Friday night when they brought in record dollars for PetSet with the 11th annual ...


Party Watch

Young professionals go wild making tiny lending libraries: Creative miniature houses to help kids

By Shelby Hodge

What: United Way of Greater Houston's young professionals group Tiny Libraries bash. Where: United Way headquarters on Waugh Drive. The 411: Close to 100 members of the United Way ...


Inside The Owner's Suite

Watching a Texans win with Bob McNair: It's a suite life as Houston bigwigs turn into giddy fans in owner's lair

By Shelby Hodge

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett was on his feet, famed cardiologist Dr. Jim Willerson cheering and Lynn Wyatt high-fiving in the owner's suite at NRG Stadium as the new ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Booze, babes and cigars: Now this is football! Texans' white-out begins early at posh swankienda

By Shelby Hodge

The Houston Texans wild white-out weekend began on Saturday night exactly 16 hours before kickoff at NRG Stadium on Sunday. The inspired partying kicked off at Lucinda and Javier Loya ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Storied Houston women's organization goes back to the 1920s for a high-octane flapper party

By Shelby Hodge

In nine decades of community service, the Junior League of Houston has evolved from a small group of genteel ladies with a desire to improve the community into a high-octane ...


Skimpy Art Swimsuits

Art fair fever grips Houston: Thousands pour into George R. for color, culture & even a swimsuit sculpture

By Shelby Hodge

Honorary chair of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair opening night festivities William Goldberg praised the 90-minute preview party that took place before the gates at the George R. Brown Convention ...


Terry Bradshaw Unplugged

Hall of Fame quarterback opens up on his depression even as he makes River Oaks crowd roar with laughter

By Shelby Hodge

It's been an interesting year for NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and FOX sports analyst Terry Bradshaw. The good news: He recently wed his girlfriend of 15 years at ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Hot young professionals strut their stuff on the runway at Tootsies: Houston's future never looked so good

By Shelby Hodge

As the city's population continues to swell so does H-Town's stable of good-looking, philanthropic young professionals. It's a fountain of youth that Houston magazine taps into each ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Star fashion designer throws open the doors to his new Montrose store and the fashionistas swarm

By Shelby Hodge

When designer David Peck opened the doors to his new flagship store and factory Tuesday evening, the beneficiary might have been Recipe for Success, but the buzz was all about ...


Hottest Bachelors Search

Inside Edition in town, searching for Houston's hottest bachelors: Shirtless men courted — despite obvious No. 1

By Shelby Hodge

Talk about timing. The day after it's announced that Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is taking home the biggest, baddest paycheck ever, Inside Edition swoops into H-Town in ...


Party Watch

Poverty-fighting foundation honors Emissaries for upcoming fundraising walk

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Emmisary Awards reception and Partnership Walk kick-off. Where: Asia Society Texas Center. The 411: Eight individuals were named as emissaries for the Nov. 15 ...


Let's play doctor

Glam doctors in H-Town: Producers prowl medical center in search of next big reality TV star

By Shelby Hodge

How do you spell stethoscope? That could conceivably be a criteria used by the production company that is currently casting in Houston for a promising reality TV series. Yes, really ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Hot Latin hair stylist gives plenty of love to "strong and fearless women" in his wild Hotel ZaZa party

By Shelby Hodge

For many femmes, particularly among the chicest of Latinas, hair stylist and image consultant Pedro Abasolo is the last word in high-style beauty. Just ask those among his biggest clients ...


Slippery cargo

Vanishing oil tanker reappears in Gulf, but who's got the 1 million barrels of crude?

By Shelby Hodge

Neither David Copperfield nor Siegfried and Roy could have pulled off the disappearing act that has $100 million worth of Kurdish crude vanishing from the hold of an oil tanker ...


Ballet Burlesque Fun

Houston Ballet young professionals gear up for fall season with burlesque fun

By Shelby Hodge

Little more than a week before the curtain rises on Houston Ballet's fall season, young professional balletomanes put in a playful night at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar for a sneak ...


Style File

Stylish librarian breaks the bookworm stereotype with chic fashion panache

By Shelby Hodge

No Marion the Librarian Miss Fifi Phi! When this stylish librarian at the Texas Medical Center Library steps out of the stacks, she dons her stylista persona as a blogging ...


Wild & Crazy Party

Construction subcontractors get wild and crazy at party that brings back the '70s

By Shelby Hodge

What: American Subcontractors Association-Houston chapter 40th anniversary celebration. Where: The Marque at CityCentre. The 411: The folks that keep Houston building kicked up their heels in 1970s style while celebrating ...


School Days

Sports biggies return to the classroom with Neil Bush and hit the books to promote literacy

By Shelby Hodge

With classes now in session and National Literacy Month starting Sept. 1, what better time than now for literacy advocates to ring the school bell in promotion of reading? The ...


Party Watch

VIPs celebrate upcoming Houston Fine Art Fair at intimate cocktail party

By Shelby Hodge

With only weeks to go before the curtain rises on the Houston Fine Art Fair with the opening night preview on Sept. 18, organizers and supporters are ramping up the ...


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