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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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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 ...

Supermarket Shocker

Midtown grows up with new Whole Foods Market and luxury apartments planned for prime site

By Marcy de Luna

Houston’s ever-growing Midtown-area, popular among young professionals for its close proximity to downtown offices and for its bustling nightlife scene, is showing no signs of slowing down. The neighborhood ...

Mother's Day Dining

Procrastinator's Guide to Mother's Day Dining: New restaurants offer brunch for the first time

By Marcy de Luna

There’s still time to make your reservations for a Mother’s Day meal on Sunday, and we've got your go-to list for top menus at seven hot spots ...

Sip 'n' Shop

Stylish crowd celebrates launch of online home decor and gift shop: Gourmet marshmallows, anyone?

By Marcy de Luna

Celebrating the launch of Houston entrepreneur Beth Delozier-Hayes' online home decor and gift shop, Manor, a stylish crowd mingled and shopped at Briargrove-area Fiori Spa. Over 150 women perused goods ...

Game On

Monopoly board game gets an offshore oil twist as Halliburton replaces Boardwalk

By Marcy de Luna

It’s game on for OE (Offshore Engineer) Magazine, celebrating its 40-year anniversary, and American toy and game company, Hasbro. The two have teamed up to launch the OE 40th ...

Cinco de Mayo Specials

Procrastinator's Guide to Cinco de Mayo: From tequila to tacos, celebrate at these festive spots with specials

By Marcy de Luna

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. And if you're like us, you've waiting until the last moment to figure out where to celebrate. From tequila to ...

Party On The Bayou

Party on the bayou: New glassed-in event space promises opportunities for unique celebrations

By Marcy de Luna

Come this fall, get ready to party on the Bayou. Clark Cooper Concepts (the folks behind popular eateries Ibiza Food and Wine Bar, Brasserie 19, Coppa Osteria, Punk’s Simple ...

KHOU & CultureMap

Everyone comes out a winner in Dining Out For Life at 40 Houston-area restaurants

By Marcy de Luna

Dining out for a good cause has never been so easy thanks to the annual fundraising event, Dining Out for Life. Simply head to any of 40 Houston-area restaurants  — today ...

Garth Brooks Houston Bound

Garth Brooks makes up for lost time with a whopping 8 Houston performances this summer

By Marcy de Luna

After a 17-year hiatus from performing in Houston, Garth Brooks is making up for lost time. The top-selling country artist has added a whopping eight performances at downtown’s Toyota ...

KHOU & CultureMap

Houston Barbecue Festival gathers area's best experts all in one spot

By Marcy de Luna

This weekend, the third annual Houston Barbecue Festival (Sunday; 1-5 p.m.) invades NRG Park with an impressive lineup of more than 20 participating barbecue joints, serving up brisket, ribs ...

Engagement Blast

Stormy skies can't stop Napa-themed engagement party with California wine and crazy dance moves

By Marcy de Luna

Even stormy skies couldn’t dampen the high-spirits at the engagement party for Elaine Turner executive vice president Heather McLeskey and her hunky fiancé, Shawn Conerly. Breaking in Elaine and ...

Best Cultural Destination

Best cultural destination in the USA is in Houston's backyard, according to readers poll

By Marcy de Luna

USA TODAY and 10Best (its version of a Reader's Choice award) asked its followers to vote for their top cultural festivals out of a pool of 20 nominees. And ...

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