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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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Hitting the High Notes

Up-and-coming opera singers transform young professionals party into a tuneful time

By Shelby Hodge

Opera in the Heights (Oh!) took center stage at Silver Street Studios "Second Saturday" event, transforming the happening from a visual arts party into a performing arts fete. There were ...


On the Market

$10.7 million will get you a 205-acre ranch with 1,000 pecan trees and dreamy western landscape

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 ...


Lanterns in the Works

Glowing night procession planned for Buffalo Bayou Park opening and you can help light it up

By Shelby Hodge

When Buffalo Bayou Partnership celebrates the official grand opening of Buffalo Bayou Park on October 3, among the numerous activities will be an after-dark procession of hundreds of whimsical lanterns ...


Going Green

$6 million landscape plan with 300 trees transforms urban shopping area into lush oasis

By Shelby Hodge

Apparently sparing no expense, OliverMcMillan is wrapping its new River Oaks District in a mantle of green that promises to imbue the luxe mixed-use complex with the aura of the ...


Sweet Charity

Magazine publisher celebrates milestone birthday with bling-filled fundraiser

By Shelby Hodge

As Houston (Modern Luxury) magazine publisher Peter Remington approached his 60th birthday, he wasn't interested in presents or personal kudos. What he preferred was a party that would entertain ...


Luv Ya Blue

Luv Ya Bum: Dan Pastorini throws second fundraiser for legendary coach's non-profit camp

By Shelby Hodge

What: #LuvYaBlue charity event. Where: Timberline Fitness in Montrose. The 411: Former Houston Oiler quarterback Dan Pastorini joined forces with Timberline Fitness to host a fundraiser for the Dan Pastorini ...


Party Watch

Young professional friends of Houston Zoo challenged to ditch plastic bags for a year

By Shelby Hodge

What: Houston Zoo's cocktail party for Flock. Where: The Houston Club on the 49th floor of One Shell Plaza. The 411: More than 250 young professionals joined the party ...


Celeb Sighting

$10 million golfer plays a round with Houstonian on the links in Aspen

By Shelby Hodge

There are so many well-heeled Houstonians in Aspen at this time of year that it's practically impossible to round a corner without running into at least a few H-Town ...


Luxe Living Poolside

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta brings high roller luxury to Galveston with private Villas at the San Luis Resort

By Shelby Hodge

For a man who's been living larger than life for nearly two decades, billionaire Tilman Fertitta has at last brought to Galveston the kind of luxury that he and ...


Bras and Panties on Parade

Superheroes and Victoria's Secret muses dare to be (nearly) bare at Hot Undies Fun Run and booty-shaking after party

By Shelby Hodge

The sixth annual Hot Undies Fun Run brought out some serious hotties for the skimpy skip through Rice Village — skivvies on parade. The event raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy ...


Once in a Blue Moon

Blue moon pool party at The Houstonian celebrates heavenly phenomenon for a good cause

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Thread Alliance "Once in a Blue Moon" pool party. Where: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. The 411: The Thread Alliance and The Houstonian joined forces for a pool ...


Storied Mansion on the Market

River Oaks Boulevard mansion with colorful history for sale again, $17.9 million price tag

By Shelby Hodge

The last time the lavish home at 2115 River Oaks Boulevard was on the market, if you had to ask the price, you probably couldn't afford it. Or that ...


Building Blocks

Glassell School of Art moves to temporary location as preparations for demolition begin

By Shelby Hodge

Soon the familiar concrete and glass block building that has housed the Glassell School of Art since 1979 will be no more as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston moves ...


On The Market — Pool Edition

Cool off in these fab swimming pools, but it will cost you in the millions

By Shelby Hodge

With temps reaching the century mark, it's hard to imagine being outdoors. But when a swimming pool is as glam as any of these 10 — think fountains, waterfalls and ...


Chita's Engagement Party

Chita Johnson and fiance toasted by Houston media stars at engagement party

By Shelby Hodge

While the engagement was announced earlier this month, KHOU Channel 11 meteorologist Chita Johnson and land man Lane Craft got the celebrating off to an official start this week, thanks ...


Lighting Up the Night

Colorful young professionals light up toga party with Day-Glo theme and neon shades

By Shelby Hodge

In somewhat of a throwback to the '80s love affair with fluorescent Day-Glo fashions, the Young Professionals Board of Bering Omega Community Health Services transformed its annual mid-summer toga bash ...


Pix of the Day

The real dog days of summer: Prize-winning pooch chills out at hotel pool, gets VIP treatment

By Shelby Hodge

For Varias, a 130-pound black Russian terrier, there is no such thing as the "dog days of summer." Check out the 130-pound AKC award winner chilling on a chaise lounge ...


Murals Take Over CityCentre

Gallery celebrates urban artists with massive murals at CityCentre

By Shelby Hodge

It was a brilliant idea — turn 18 unused advertising spaces at CityCentre into canvasses where urban artists would do their thing. The result was a colorful, bold, exciting collection of ...


Going Under the Knife

Who is Houston's best plastic surgeon? That depends on who you ask, so we've asked around

By Shelby Hodge

Interesting how every fall, when the social scene starts ginning again, the swans return often more lovely than when they departed in June. Could it be the cooler climes of ...


Party Watch

Absolut puts some spark in the night at rockin' warehouse party — and everyone glows

By Shelby Hodge

What: The Absolut Spark Unmasquerade. Where: Silver Street Studios on Edwards Street. The 411: Last year, Absolut introduced four mega parties, Absolut Nights, in four major cities — New York, Berlin ...


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