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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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Party Watch

Masquerade party hosted by Mathew Knowles launches countdown to Houston's Random Act of Kindness Day

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Black and White Masquerade, a multi-faceted celebration of the goodness of the human spirit. Where: At Music World Entertainment's historic Rice Mansion in Midtown.  The 411: Mathew ...


Forever 21

Houston's youngest executive chef is finally of age, celebrates with friends and tequila toasts

By Shelby Hodge

At last, Peska Seafood Culture executive chef Omar Pereney is legal. And we're not talking green card, rather the wunderkind of the kitchen has finally reached the legal age ...


Party Watch

Barrier breaker honored for seeking global solutions to gender-based violence

By Shelby Hodge

What: Career and Recover Resources' Barrier Breaker Awards Luncheon. Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown. The 411: Indrani Goradia, founder of Indrani's Light Foundation, finding global solutions to gender-based violence, and ...


Party Watch

Superheroes on the move — with snow cones — launch charity gala kickoff at Brennan's

By Shelby Hodge

What: Cheers 4 Charities gala launch party. Where: Brennan's of Houston. The 411: Robin and Alex Brennan-Martin and Laura Max and Ben Rose, chairs of the Nov. 7 fundraiser ...


On The Market

What does $15 million buy in Houston? Mega mansion with a guest house bigger than your apartment

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 ...


Surprise, Surprise!

Is 75 the new 60? Former President Bush declares Houston real estate icon a mere "spring chicken"

By Shelby Hodge

Residential real estate icon Martha Turner thought she was going to dinner at Central Market with hubby Glenn Bauguss, but was told that they needed to make a stop at ...


Party Watch

Young professionals celebrate fundraising success for Texas School Ready! early education program

By Shelby Hodge

What: UTHealth Luminaries' Summer Social. Where: The Briargrove home of Kitty and Lex Hochner. The 411: UTHealth's young professionals organization gathered to celebrate their fundraising success with monies earmarked ...


High Style In River Oaks

Most beautiful mansion in River Oaks? Veranda magazine thinks so, Houston designer applauded

By Shelby Hodge

Copies of the July-August issue of Veranda magazine began arriving in Houston mailboxes and no one was more thrilled with the issue than J. Randall Powers. The decorator landed the ...


Rock on!

Video fun: Midtown night spot gets the CultureMap Social treatment — and everyone comes out a winner

By Shelby Hodge

It was be there — at the CultureMap Social —or be square when 250 revelers took over the Continental Club for a night of rambunctious fun in the hopping Midtown area ...


Remembering Bum

Luv Ya Blue days revisited when famed Houston Oiler salutes legacy of head coach Bum Phillips

By Shelby Hodge

Famed Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini rounded up a passel of his former teammates for a special evening at the new B&B Butchers & Restaurant saluting the memory of legendary ...


Party Time!

Continental Club rocks as CultureMap Social takes over with dance fever, games & neon hula hoop action

By Shelby Hodge

So much entertainment, so little time! The 250 hipsters that poured into the Continental Club for the CultureMap Social Music Edition could've danced all night and it seemed that ...


On the Market

Fresh Montrose bungalow with two-car garage preserves neighborhood character

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 ...


A Garden Grows

Colorful yarn bomb explodes at Buffalo Bayou Park, heralding return after storm

By Shelby Hodge

If you've been driving down Allen Parkway since the weekend, you've probably noticed a bright addition to the Buffalo Bayou Park scenery — a yarn bomb declaring "Buffalo Bayou ...


Four-Legged Fun

Speedy art impresses bidders and four-legged pals at CAP's Paint Jam bash

By Shelby Hodge

Speed painter Dan Dunn whipped up images of John Lennon, Ray Charles and the Statue of Liberty in a night of record-painting and record giving to Citizens for Animal Protection ...


Secrets To A Beautiful Tan

Ray of light: Fashion-forward Houstonians reveal secrets to a beautiful tan without the sun damage

By Shelby Hodge

Most of us view the summer sun as the enemy of a lifetime of beautiful skin. Yet at the same time, we're longing for a beautiful tan. A handful ...


A Special Father's Day

Morehouse College celebrates distinguished dads at Father's Day awards brunch

By Shelby Hodge

Five distinguished dads took bows at the Hess Club as honorees at the Houston Morehouse Alumni Association's annual Father's Day Brunch fundraiser while mayoral candidate State Rep. Sylvester ...


Party Watch

Maserati fever is epidemic at grand opening of new dealership; turnout as sexy as the cars

By Shelby Hodge

What: Grand opening of Helfman Maserati. Where: Helfman Imports on the Katy Freeway. The 411: A proud Alan Helfman celebrated the addition of the sexy Italian motorcars to his already ...


Party in the Park

They wept when Teas Nursery closed; now Evelyn's Park Conservancy celebrates groundbreaking

By Shelby Hodge

While it actually became a public green space in 2011, groundbreaking for the new design of Evelyn's Park in Bellaire took place Thursday and the turnout was jubilant. Hundreds ...


Really hot wheels

BMW speeds into future with celebration of sparkling new $20 million west Houston showroom

By Shelby Hodge

Honey, car dealerships ain't what they used to be. Just check out the new BMW of West Houston, which despite the threat of Tropical Storm Bill, unveiled its lavish ...


Living High

Two $10 million penthouses top out conversion of River Oaks tower into luxury high-rise

By Shelby Hodge

New York developer Richard Leibovitch plans to bring "a certain Manhattan flair" to Houston when The River Oaks is completed in early 2017. In the meantime, the managing partner of ...


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