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Dillon Sorensen


Dillon Sorensen is a Houston native who currently attends Emerson College in Boston. He joined the CultureMap staff in December 2010 as a freelance writer and primarily covers fashion/style. 

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What $6 Million Buys

Galleria Hotel renovates to stand out: Snakeskin walls and concierge "personalities" are here

By Dillon Sorensen

Hotel Derek, the Galleria-are luxury boutique hotel originally opened in 2001, is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and management overhaul. Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fifth largest hospitality management company in ...

Time will tell

What's next for downtown? Officials hope for a smaller Macy's amid plans to demolish building

By Dillon Sorensen

With Macy's' surprise plans to close its massive downtown flagship store coming on the heels of Books-A-Million exiting from the neighboring Houston Pavilions, many are asking what's next ...

First Look

Controversial chef very quietly opens a new restaurant that rekindles a Montrose institution

By Dillon Sorensen

Corner Table, the latest venture from local restaurateur Bruce Molzan, has quietly opened in the space formerly occupied by the short-lived Brownstone Cafe. Molzan, of Ruggles fame, was the center ...

Creep Alert

Arrest & relief? With her stalker on the loose, local TV news star feared for her life

By Dillon Sorensen

Houston police officers arrested a Friendswood man accused of stalking local television anchor Jennifer Reyna. According to an arrest warrant filed last week, Christopher Marcus Olson, 38, has been stalking ...

Embrace the crazy

The most gloriously hideous homes in America? Two Houston abodes rank high on national list

By Dillon Sorensen

If you’re in the market for a new home and have yet to find something that takes your breath away, today may just be your lucky day. National real ...

Social media woes

Mark Zuckerberg's sister brings shame to the Facebook name: Twitter tirades, privacy snafus

By Dillon Sorensen

It's no secret that Facebook's privacy settings can be somewhat difficult to navigate. Despite multiple attempts to simplify the process of controlling who sees your information, it's ...

a blast of a day

Babies! The Woman's Hospital of Texas celebrates a record year with its 10,000th delivery

By Dillon Sorensen

The Woman's Hospital of Texas celebrated an exciting milestone today — for the first time in the Houston hospital's history, they delivered 10,000 babies in one year. The ...

Forget That

Oops! He's alive! Dallas radio station falsely reports that George H.W. Bush died, sends out an alert

By Dillon Sorensen

A Dallas based radio station is apologizing — for erroneously reporting the death of former president George H.W. Bush. WBAP, a news and talk station owned by Cumulus Media (the ...

An 88-year-old fighter

George H.W. Bush isn't dying, longtime aide insists: Scolds media for breaking out harps

By Dillon Sorensen

Despite recent reports that former President George H.W. Bush’s health is declining, his longtime chief of staff Jean Becker wants to assure the public that he is in ...

Downtown Transition

A-Million Problems? Houston Pavilions owners say massive book store closing is no biggie

By Dillon Sorensen

Alabama based book retailer Books-a-Million has finally shuttered its Houston Pavilions location, with the sweet rent deal it negotiated after threatening to leave in January of last year expiring. The ...

Foodie News

New Tex-Mex Surf restaurant to bring street tacos, pizza and a giant beer backyard to Garden Oaks

By Dillon Sorensen

There’s no stopping Lee Ellis, the Houston restaurateur/entrepreneur who’s behind a few establishments you may have heard of, including BRC Gastropub, Liberty Kitchen, Petite Sweets and Belvedere ...

guiding light

A different path: Tea entrepreneur Thia McKann is remembered for her wisdom and dedication

By Dillon Sorensen

The Houston coffee and tea community lost one of its most influential leaders, Thia McKann, to heart complications on Christmas Day. McKann and her husband, Chris, owned The Path of ...

Retail News

Burberry expands Houston location — and adds a custom tailoring department

By Dillon Sorensen

Houston has witnessed a luxury boom in recent months, with a handful of new high-end retailers moving in and existing ones sprucing up their Galleria storefronts. The most recent to ...

Smirnoff Ice Fueled

Tennis coach creep: Teacher accused of having sex with student wanted a school threesome

By Dillon Sorensen

An Atascocita High School teacher and tennis coach has been charged with sexual assault and possession of child pornography, accused of having sex with one of his students. Taylor Lee ...

Urban Renewal

New pizza place takes on a cursed downtown corner: Are Main Street restaurants coming back?

By Dillon Sorensen

The corner of Main Street and Congress Avenue in the northern part of downtown has seen its fair share of unsuccessful restaurants come and go, with the most recent casualty ...

Foodie News

New Year, new coffee house: Blacksmith Coffee Bar aims for Jan. 1 opening in Montrose space

By Dillon Sorensen

Ever since Blacksmith Coffee Bar’s impending opening was announced last year, foodies and coffee connoisseurs throughout the city have been clamoring to get a look at the latest project ...

Last Concert Cafe gathering

How hip is Houston? Bun B, Connor Barwin & other notables star in major ad campaign

By Dillon Sorensen

On Tuesday morning, an unlikely cast of Houstonians – including rapper Bun B, fashion designer Chloe Dao and Houston Texans linebacker Connor Barwin – made their way through the unassuming red door ...

Fashion Drama

Big change at Balenciaga: Does Alexander Wang have the talent to uphold Ghesquière's legacy?

By Dillon Sorensen

It’s been quite a year for some of Europe’s biggest fashion houses: Jil Sander has returned to her eponymous label, replacing Raf Simons who took the helm at ...

Men's Fashion

Project Wooster + Hamilton 1883 shirts just landed on Park & Bond

By Dillon Sorensen

Remember CultureMap's news about about menswear heavyweight Nick Wooster and his collaboration with Hamilton Shirts? Well, the Hamilton 1883 + Project Wooster shirts landed exclusively on Park & Bond this month ...

Reality bites

The real Project Runway: Hulu's The Fashion Fund highlights America's top young designers

By Dillon Sorensen

When it comes to TV shows, I have commitment issues. A few months ago, my on-again off-again relationship was with the critically acclaimed series Boardwalk Empire on HBO. Before that ...

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