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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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Moonstruck

Dancing in the moonlight: This unique party has guests seeing stars — and hand-rolled Cuban cigars

By Shelby Hodge

Three short nights after the official full moon, Rothko Chapel supporters gathered under the stars on Saturday for the second annual "Moonrise Party on the Plaza," an inspired evening of ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Houston real estate legend shares her tips for success in a stunning skyline setting

By Shelby Hodge

Dec My Room founder Susan Plank decided to shake things up with the annual fall luncheon benefiting the non-profit that decorates the hospital rooms of long-term pediatric and young adult ...


Artful intelligence

Houston artist takes on Dallas and draws an international crowd to a new national center

By Shelby Hodge

Accomplished painter and philanthropist Barbara Hines drew an international crowd of more than 450 for the opening of the exhibition, “Mysteries, Signs and Wonders: The Art of Barbara Hines,” at ...


World AIDS Day Helpers

UH cheerleaders and that party animal Shasta bring homecoming to 50th floor of an office tower

By Shelby Hodge

What:  AIDS Foundation Houston's World AIDS Day Luncheon, presented by Chevron, kickoff. Where: The 50th floor of Chevron Tower. The 411: With homecoming as the theme of the gathering ...


Worlds colliding

Battling Ebola amid the Houston glamour prompts mega billionaire Paul Allen to issue a $3.2 million challenge

By Shelby Hodge

On the very night that the World Health Organization announced that the Ebola outbreak could escalate to 10,000 new cases per week by December, a well-heeled group gathered in ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Who says champagne and children don't mix? Lord Fancy Pants event thrills big and little kids

By Shelby Hodge

Any excuse to dress in costume —  Houstonians love it, even when a children's book is the inspiration. And so it was that Schlumberger assistant general counsel Michael Pearce arrived ...


Party Watch

Tacos y Tacones gala raises $400,000 for Latino organization that develops new generation of leaders

By Shelby Hodge

What: AAMA Tacos y Tacones gala. Where: Bayou City Event Center. The 411: H-E-B played a major role in the evening that raised more than $400,000 for AAMA's ...


Rodeo Stars

It's a round-up of rodeo stars as Trailblazer Committee celebrates 2015 honorees

By Shelby Hodge

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo might be months away but the enthusiasm is already ginning up. Case in point, the Trailblazer Committee reception in the HLS&R board dining ...


Party Watch

Ways to improve memory is hot topic at River Oaks luncheon that rakes in close to half a million dollars

By Shelby Hodge

What: Amazing Place's ninth annual luncheon. Where: River Oaks Country Club. The 411: Stephanie and Frank Tsuru and Lisa and John Walker chaired the event that brought in $465 ...


Party Watch

Houston's top community leaders and tough kids hit the runway in River Oaks for spirited benefit

By Shelby Hodge

What: Texas Children's Cancer Center seventh annual Celebration of Champions. Where: River Oaks Country Club. The 411: Reprising their roles as founding chairs of the fundraiser were Elsie Eckert ...


Hot Underground Party

The ultimate underground party: CultureMap's anniversary bash rocks hot new hotel, draws VIPs

By Shelby Hodge

Nightlife denizens arm in arm with social swells, young professionals and media personalities found their groove underground on Friday when CultureMap inaugurated the new JW Marriott event space with a ...


Party Watch

Restaurant buzz: New Kirby hot spot lures reality TV star, NFL player and more party people

By Shelby Hodge

What: Ruggles Black Food Bar grand opening. Where: The new hot spot at 3963 Kirby Drive. The 411: It was thumbs up for chef Bruce Molzan's newest baby, this ...


Felicitaciones!

Mayor honors community leaders at Hispanic Heritage Awards Ceremony

By Shelby Hodge

Rice University professor Richard Tapia, recognized nationally and internationally for his work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mayor's Hispanic Heritage ...


Memorial Park Makeover

Memorial Park makeover gets a boost with sparkling new $2.4 million running center

By Shelby Hodge

While elected officials and community leaders gathered in their professional best, it was the joggers and cyclists who added color to the ribbon cutting at the Memorial Park Running Trails ...


Party Watch

Amid fab cars, Sugar Land partygoers break $1 million mark to Champion the Cure

By Shelby Hodge

What: Tenth Annual Taylor Sears Champion the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis, presented by Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land. Where: Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land. The 411: More than 275 guests helped raise ...


Party Watch

Legendary country singers and a Redneck Mother rock sellout boot scootin' fundraiser

By Shelby Hodge

What: TIRR Foundation's "Two Steppin' With TIRR" fundraiser. Where: Warehouse Live. The 411: Country icon Jerry Jeff Walker and platinum country artist Clay Walker kept the dance floor packed ...


Party Watch

Powerful Latin Women make a difference, hand out checks in Houston

By Shelby Hodge

What: Latin Women's Initiative community grant presentation luncheon. Where: The Junior League of Houston. The 411: LWI president Cyndy Garza Roberts presided over the luncheon and Saks Fifth Avenue ...


Party Watch

Record breaker? This River Oaks gala's already brought in nearly $1 million and it's still months away

By Shelby Hodge

What: American Heart Association Heart Ball kickoff. Where: River Oaks Country Club. The 411: Not only were the 2015 gala honorees announced to the cocktail party crowd but gala chairs ...


Breast Cancer Battles

Three remarkable women recount breast cancer battle at razzle dazzle luncheon

By Shelby Hodge

There could not have been a more heartwarming luncheon than Memorial Hermann's recent Razzle Dazzle Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser at the Westin Houston Memorial City where three remarkable women ...


Fast Food Transformation

Celebrity chefs transform McDonald's fast food into elaborate crowd-pleasing dinner

By Shelby Hodge

It was no ordinary foodie competition when three intrepid chefs went head to head in a test of who could make the most compelling dinner using ingredients from McDonald's ...


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