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Marcy de Luna


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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Suds and socializing

Hot young professionals and a Miss Texas party at a Washington Avenue bar — for a good cause

By Marcy de Luna

The sun shined on Women of Wardrobe's 10th annual "Spring Fling." The weekend weather provided a gorgeous backdrop as more than 200 guys and gals gathered inside and out ...

CultureMap Video

Squeal with delight! Video of Rodeo pig races features our own Hamye West

By Marcy de Luna

The competition is fierce at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. And no, we're not referring to the bull riding or steer wrestling contests. More than just roping, riding ...

KHOU & CultureMap

Food truck festival showcases diverse dining options — everything from lobster to Spam

By Marcy de Luna

There’s something for everyone at the 5th annual Haute Wheels Houston festival, which rolls into Houston Community College’s southwest campus this weekend (March 21-March 22; noon-5 p.m ...

Cauliflower Crazy

Broccoli-hating former president finally finds a vegetable he truly loves

By Marcy de Luna

Along with most kids, and a lot of adults, President George H.W. Bush has made his distaste for broccoli well known. In 1990, while serving as the 41st President ...

St. Patrick's Day Parties

Go green! Procrastinator's Guide to St. Patrick's Day: Best places to eat, drink and dance a jig

By Marcy de Luna

St. Patrick’s Day, which dates back to the 17th century, has evolved into an international party celebrating Irish culture. From bagpipes to special eats, most of these customs are ...

Getting Over The Hump

We are the champions! CultureMap ace beats a slew of media all-stars in death-defying camel race

By Marcy de Luna

It was a weekend like no other for Sam Houston Race Park. The fourth annual Camel Night Races packed the house, attracting a crowd of more than 24,500 to ...

Most Eligible Singles

Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes: 10 hot singles that will put some spring in your life

By Marcy de Luna

Heating things up on a cold winter's day as spring approaches, click through for latest edition of Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes.

Tequila Party

Sellout crowd learns the finer points of savoring tequila in agave good time

By Marcy de Luna

Tequila has a reputation for leading to amusing nights and Wednesday’s Tequila Appreciation Society event was no exception. More than 150 tequila enthusiasts were entertained at the tasting hosted ...

Wild Valentine's Days

The most over-the-top Valentine's Day options: How the rich get sexy

By Marcy de Luna

Flowers, dinner and a bottle of wine . . . we thought we had it all figured out when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day. Until a trio of over-the-top deals below ...

Best Happy Hours

Houston's hottest happy hours: New restaurants and bars offer deals that let you drink (and eat) cheap

By Marcy de Luna

The happy hour deals at some new Houston hotspots give you the perfect reason to leave work early. These are bars and restaurants where you can have a drink (or ...

Where To Watch Super Bowl

Super feast: 10 hot spots to drink, enjoy great food and watch the big football game in style

By Marcy de Luna

Get ready for some football (and the halftime show): More than 110 million people are expected to watch Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots ...

Houston's New Fitness Craze

Celebrity beloved Austin fitness craze hits Houston: New Heights studio pushes indoor cycling

By Marcy de Luna

RIDE Indoor Cycling, the Austin-based fitness boutique that's started a cycling craze in the state capital and counts celebrities like Zooey Deschanel and Brooklyn Decker amongst its fans, has ...

Beauty Tips From The Pros

Tricks of the Trade: TV anchors and hosts reveal beauty secrets on how to look your best — on camera or off

By Marcy de Luna

Start the New Year with a fresh look thanks to makeover tips from these Houston TV personalities. 

Ring In The New Year

Procrastinator's Guide to New Year's Eve parties: Rockin' places to celebrate in style

By Marcy de Luna

It's still not too late to plan your New Year's Eve celebration. From a black tie affair to a fireworks spectacular, below are 11 top soirees to ring ...

Christmas Dining Choices

Procrastinator's Guide to Dining Out on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: 10 great choices

By Marcy de Luna

Give yourself the best gift of all this holiday and let the pros do the cooking this Christmas Day/Christmas Eve. From a new Italian hot spot to Indian and ...

Happy Hour Paradise

Happy Hour paradise: 5 sexy new hotspots with great deals on drinks — and appetizers, too

By Marcy de Luna

When the work whistle blows, head to these five new hotspots for your ticket to happy hour paradise. All offer great deals on drinks and light bites —  and a guaranteed ...

New Stores Galore

What's new on the BLVD: State-of-the-art stores add pizzazz to shopping center

By Marcy de Luna

It's taken a while, but the newest addition to the BLVD Place shopping center has opened with a bunch of new stores that are attracting customers interested in everything ...

Mile High Club Plane

A Mile High Club dream? New $400 million Emirates plane includes showers, private suites — for a price

By Marcy de Luna

As I stood on the tarmac at  George Bush Intercontinental Airport awaiting the arrival of the Emirates A380, a colleague wondered if we'd be able to pick the plane ...

Houston Holiday Guide

Houston Holiday Guide: The best happenings and don't-miss events from downtown to Galveston

By Marcy de Luna

With Thanksgiving over, it's time to focus on the giving holiday season. Here are the 10 best holiday events: Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo Lights abound at the ...

Stellar Side Dishes

Still time to order: Stellar to-go side dishes guaranteed to liven up your Thanksgiving meal

By Marcy de Luna

We all have our favorite, can't-miss Thanksgiving side dishes. This year, go above and beyond the usual suspects and mix things up with these eight unique options from Houston ...

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