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Marcy de Luna

Food/Drink

A native Houstonian, Marcy de Luna has freelanced for CultureMap since it first launched in November 2009. She has also contributed to PaperCity Magazine and is currently editor of Zagat Houston. She writes about a host of topics for CultureMap and also appears in the popular Bottoms Up! video series that visits Houston newest restaurants and bars.
 

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Party Watch

Animal house: Stags on parade at grand opening party for trendy men's boutique

By Marcy de Luna

What: Stag Provisions for Men Grand Opening Party. Where: Stag Houston. What: The trendy Austin-based men’s apparel and lifestyle shop has invaded the Houston market with a newly launched ...


Party Watch

Insiders get a sneak peek at plans for swanky new River Oaks high-rise

By Marcy de Luna

What: Preview Party for The River Oaks High-Rise. Where: The River Oaks Sales Center. The 411: New York developer Richard Leibovitch is breathing new life into the former River Oaks ...


Bowl for A Cause

Fans support Astros star's favorite cause at kick-off party while he is on the road

By Marcy de Luna

The party must go on. Even though outfielder George Springer is on the road with our first-place Houston Astros, that didn’t stop fans of the rising star baseball player ...


Father's Day Dining & Drinking

Procrastinator's Guide to Father's Day Dining (and Drinking): Choices beyond traditional brunch

By Marcy de Luna

While we don't deny that hitting up the usual brunch buffet makes for a great way to celebrate Father's Day, we're also game for skipping the customary ...


Trendy Tot

5-year-old wunderkind designer who mimics Taylor Swift and other stars creates J. Crew collection

By Marcy de Luna

Five-year-old phenom Sydney Keiser, better known by her nickname "Mayhem" (a nod to her free-spirited attitude), has landed a gig with J. Crew. The youngest designer to ever grace the ...


White Hot Picnic

Très chic picnic with all-white dress code takes over downtown park as 1,000 guests dine al fresco

By Marcy de Luna

Discovery Green was a sea of white Sunday night as nearly 1,000 guests braved the summer heat for Houston’s first Diner en Blanc. Although the event has a ...


Where To Shop Now

Where to shop right now: Cool new stores, hot sales, sexy lingerie and hip designer collaborations

By Marcy de Luna

From stores with special designer styles — think Rachel Zoe, Carmen Marc Valvo and Milly —  to high-end boutiques in Houston for the first time, we've got your guide for 10 ...


Shoe Envy

Sexy shoe designer Christian Louboutin is headed to Houston with new boutique

By Marcy de Luna

The red sole wonder is coming to Houston with a stand-alone store. French footwear designer Christian Louboutin announced plans to open a boutique in The Galleria in fall 2016, officials ...


Sizzling Singles

Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors & Bachelorettes: 10 sizzling singles to heat up your summer

By Marcy de Luna

From an oil and gas exec to a baseball player and top chef, we've got 10 hot singles on the Houston dating scene, sure to heat up your summer.


Home Decor

Top designer dishes on the perfect gift, how to freshen up a room and what he has in common with Cher

By Marcy de Luna

If the name Michael Aram rings a bell, you're not alone. Many people recognize the award-winning American homeware and fine jewelry designer’s name and eponymous brand. His pieces ...


Hot Happy Hour Deals

Drink & eat on the cheap: Hot new happy hours deals get the summer rolling

By Marcy de Luna

As temperatures heat up, stay cool with some refreshing discounted beverages. Hit up the eight places below, some new to the Houston dining and drinking scene and some tried-and-true with ...


Clothes Comfort

Houston handbag queen launches new apparel line with real-life models at Dress for Success evening

By Marcy de Luna

What: Elaine Turner Spring Apparel Collection Launch Party. Where: Elaine Turner - Rice Village. The 411: It was a night of fashion fun as Houston-based designer Elaine Turner, known for her ...


Great Ape

Gorillas in our midst (with wild pigs, too): Inside the wondrous new Houston Zoo habitat

By Marcy de Luna

Get ready to go bananas. The highly-anticipated $28 million gorilla habitat at the Houston Zoo, located in the African Forest section, opens Friday, marking the first time the zoo has ...


Name Game

Noah, yes; Miley, no! Most popular baby names are classic, biblical and a little star struck

By Marcy de Luna

You’re on trend if you named your baby Noah or Emma last year. The two monikers not only topped the list of 2014’s most popular baby names in ...


KHOU & CultureMap

Unique Empty Bowls fundraiser highlights local ceramics and helps feed Houston's hungry

By Marcy de Luna

This week's KHOU CultureMap Moment focuses on the 11th annual Empty Bowls Houston event (May 16; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.) at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft ...


Clean Sweep

Men in Kilts blow into Houston and they're ready to do some heavy-duty cleaning

By Marcy de Luna

Making household maintenance fashionable and fun, an all-male crew of professional cleaning technicians, Men In Kilts, hits Houston today. They not only do windows but, in a nod to company ...


Gumball 3000

Life in the fast lane: Wild Gumball 3000 road race draws Houstonians in tricked-out Ferrari

By Marcy de Luna

One hundred drivers from all over the world are gearing up for life in the fast lane as the Gumball 3000 kicks into high gear on Memorial Day weekend. Fast ...


Supper Club Gym

Supper club gym: Partying takes a healthy turn at elegant dinner in workout studio

By Marcy de Luna

What: Define Foods Supper Club. Where: Define Body & Mind - West University. The 411: Henry Richardson, founder of Define Body & Mind workout studio, and co-owner and Define Foods' chef Erin O ...


Flying High

Southwest Airlines adds new international destinations from Hobby Airport

By Marcy de Luna

Amid a wave of bouncing beach balls at Houston City Hall, Southwest Airlines announced two new international destinations from Hobby Airport this fall. Flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Liberia ...


Red Carpet Affair

Up-and-coming TV and film stars are red carpet favorites at Houston celebfest

By Marcy de Luna

What: Steele Red Carpet Party. Where: Houston Bicycle Museum. The 411: Houstonians mixed and mingled with entertainers from both the big and small screens at the fourth annual Steele Red ...


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