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Deborah Elias

CultureMap contributor Deborah Elias is founder of Elias Events, a Houston-based events marketing firm.

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Great Gift Ideas

Favorite Things: Holiday Edition — Man cave toys, edgy jewelry & other unique, fun items

By Deborah Elias

Editor's Note: Periodically, CultureMap contributor Deborah Elias scours the city to report about some of her favorite things. This is her holiday edition. Finding the right gift for that ...


Aspen Getaway

Destination Aspen: Where to stay, eat, shop and enjoy a cool Colorado getaway

By Deborah Elias

Ah, Aspen in the summertime — there couldn't be a more perfect locale to get lost in the mountains, the roaring rivers, the cuisine or any number of activities. Every ...


A Real Feast

Uchi restaurant whiz puts on special $500-a-plate art dinners throughout Houston

By Deborah Elias

Conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll — in partnership with Uchi culinary director Philip Speer — is just one in a series of artists to assist the University of Houston Blaffer Art Museum ...


Fabulous Frolics & Finds

Art comes in many forms: Festivals, photography, handbags and chocolate galore

By Deborah Elias

This month's edition of Fabulous Frolics, Finds and Fundraisers is dedicated to all things art. I have an obsession with art, and am always intrigued by the various ways ...


Road Love

Planning the perfect destination wedding from A to Z: What you need to freak out about — and ignore

By Deborah Elias

Undoubtedly over Valentine's Day many men bent down on one knee to propose and with a teary-eyed "Yes!" many new brides-to-be were looking down excitedly at their ring finger ...


Fabulous frolics & finds

Houston Greeters, Vanity Lounge & custom jewelry are among Deborah's Favorite Things

By Deborah Elias

The many amazing cultural, culinary and philanthropic opportunities available in Houston are so amazing that I had to start my own version of Oprah's Favorite Things. I am excited ...


Bride Time

The most fabulous and unusual wedding venues: Stunners that will make your guests swoon

By Deborah Elias

Love is in the air and undoubtedly this month there will be a whole host of new brides, as Valentine's Day is a great day to propose. Once the ...


Fabulous frolics & finds

Who needs Oprah? Tequila, gourmet popcorn, DJ phenom are among Deborah's Favorite Things

By Deborah Elias

This lists kicks off my monthly "Fabulous Frolic, Finds and Fundraisers" in the Houston area.  I am so enthralled with the many amazing cultural, culinary and philanthropic opportunities available that ...


All About Events

Lifting off in style: Houstonians celebrate a visit to Turkey in advance of fall Consular Ball

By Deborah Elias

I have always wanted to travel to Turkey so when I received an invitation to attend a trip with the Houston Junior Chamber Consular Forum 2012 and the Texas Turkish-American ...


All About Events

A destination wedding spot close to home: Getting lost in the magic of Hyatt Lost Pines

By Deborah Elias

Many people think a destination wedding requires getting a passport and taking a plane to a remote island in the Caribbean. But sometimes plans don't allow for that. I ...


All About Events

Frolics, fundraisers & finds: 40 fabulous things to do in Houston

By Deborah Elias

In honor of celebrating my 40th birthday, I thought it would be fun to present this list of 40 Fabulous Frolics, Finds and Fundraisers. Houston always amazes me for its ...


All About Events

You've got the ring, now it's time to let loose: Wild bachelorette party ideas for all themes

By Deborah Elias

Planning a bachelorette party in Houston can be a blast, especially with so many fabulous venues and vendors to make any gathering of a bride and her girls a night ...


The party's over

Who turned out the lights? Sundance Film Festival closing night party blows a fuse

By Deborah Elias

PARK CITY, Utah —The Basin Recreation Fieldhouse in this ski-turned-film mecca was transformed on Saturday night from an indoor soccer facility to a fabulous party venue for the Sundance Film ...


All About Events

18 hot and happening event venues: The best places to party special in Houston

By Deborah Elias

I LOVE HOUSTON as an event locale for many reasons, namely its diversity; in particular, the number of venues at which to consider holding a special occassion. Below is a ...


All About Events

How to plan a destination wedding from A to Z — without going mad

By Deborah Elias

Planning a wedding in a city that you grew up in or have lived in for a long time can be stressful. Planning a destination wedding, however, can be down-right ...


All about Events

The reach of gluten-free foods now extends to the banquet table

By Deborah Elias

Three years ago I was diagnosed with sensitivity to gluten. My doctor suggested I restrain from eating any foods that contain the mixture found in wheat grains that causes digestive ...


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