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Marcy de Luna

Contributing Editor

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. As contributing editor, she writes about a host of topics for CultureMap.

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Baby Love

It's a girl: Houston Zoo welcomes larger-than-life newborn to giraffe herd

By Marcy de Luna

The Houston Zoo welcomed a bouncing baby girl on Monday. Weighing in at a whopping 160 pounds and standing at a towering 6-foot-3-inches, the larger-than-life female Masai giraffe was delivered ...

Uber Update

Uber good or Uber screwed? Find out the best — and worst — places to catch a ride in Houston

By Marcy de Luna

If you live in Houston's Fourth Ward, life is Uber good. The car-hailing app, which offers ridesharing at the push of a smartphone button, has released data on local ...

Savor the Flavors

Blue Bell Ice Cream reveals first three flavors and we just found out the fourth

By Marcy de Luna

Break out your spoons: Pure frozen goodness, Blue Bell Ice Cream’s homemade vanilla, Dutch chocolate and Cookies 'n Cream will soon be back in our lives. The three fan ...

Head Coach Eye Candy

The sexiest college football coaches in Texas: Here's who's hot — from Lubbock to Houston

By Marcy de Luna

For college football fans in the Lone Star State, it's just about time to clear fall Saturdays for tailgate parties, dressing head-to-toe in school colors and reciting every word ...

Pix of the Day

Enlightening art: Tibetan Buddhist monks draw beautiful circles in the sand

By Marcy de Luna

Watching Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery create a visually-stunning mandala from millions of grains of colored sand is a study in patience — and the beauty of art ...

Splish Splash

Who needs AstroWorld? Typhoon soaks Katy as new waterpark set to make a splash

By Marcy de Luna

Batten down the hatches; a new waterpark is set to take the Houston area by storm. As torrential rains hovered above on Thursday, it only seemed appropriate as developers broke ...

Snack Time

The perfect snack: Five creative deep-fried french fries — minus the spuds

By Marcy de Luna

From shoestring to thick-cut, french fries are beloved any way you slice them. But it doesn’t have to be all about the potatoes. From eggplant to zucchini, here are ...

Blue Bell Returns

We all scream: Blue Bell Ice Cream back on shelves by month's end and Houston is first in line

By Marcy de Luna

Our wish for a scoop (or two) of Blue Bell Ice Cream's homemade vanilla and Dutch chocolate is about to come true. In a statement released Monday, the Brenham-based ...

KhloJam Rides Again

KhloJam rides again! Khloe Kardashian has landed in Space City with her $200 million man

By Marcy de Luna

Houston, Khloe Kardashian has landed. Call them KhloJam, Hardashian, or whatever you'd like: The 31-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star hopped a private jet and arrived in town ...

Party Watch

Dynamic duo double the pleasure, double the fun at "Sweet Sixteen" birthday bash

By Marcy de Luna

What: Roseann & Lara's Annual Summer Birthday Bash. Where: B&B Butchers and Restaurant. The 411: It was double the pleasure, double the fun at a joint bash celebrating birthday ...

Where to Shop Now

Where to Shop Right Now: New stores, amazing bridal gown sale and latest "it" handbag

By Marcy de Luna

From a can’t-miss wedding dress sale to holiday-ready gowns and the latest "it" handbag, here are seven stores to hit up this month for your fashion wants.     Joan Pillow ...

Romantic Getaway

Love is in the air: Luxe resort near Houston named as one of the nation's most romantic getaways

By Marcy de Luna

Score big on your next romantic getaway with a trip to The Inn at Dos Brisas. Only an hour west of Houston, the 313-acre Spanish Colonial-style ranch ranks in the ...

Happy Hour Deals

Houston's hottest new happy hours for cheap drinks and delectable eats

By Marcy de Luna

Some of Houston's finest restaurants serve up a mighty fine deal during happy hour, including the five new spots below. Spend the day working away, and then enjoy discounted ...

Model Moment

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model lands in Houston — and fans show lots of Instagram love

By Marcy de Luna

Chrissy Teigen certainly knows how to cause a scene. Her Houston social media fans went wild with comments after the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model and wife of Grammy Award-winning ...

Pix Of The Day

Charity teams up with Houston Texans for signature auction that has fans seeing pink

By Marcy de Luna

Let the bidding begin! Local non-profit The Rose has teamed up with the Houston Texans to auction off a special set of pink shoulder pads signed by 38 players, including ...

Houston Restaurant Weeks

Special drink pairings add buzz to Houston Restaurant Weeks menus

By Marcy de Luna

Dine like a king on a budget during Houston Restaurant Weeks — and add a drink pairing. Several participating restaurants, including the six listed below, have added special prices on wine ...

Texas Product Playoffs

Houston entrepreneurs duke it out for a spot at major supermarket with mouth-watering delights

By Marcy de Luna

From tiny towns to sprawling metros, entrepreneurs from 74 cities across the Lone Star State entered this year's H-E-B Quest for Texas Best contest with the hopes of winning ...

New Brunch Spots For HRW

Kick off Houston Restaurant Weeks with 5 new spots to brunch it up for a good cause

By Marcy de Luna

Brunch is the best part of the weekend, especially when it's for a good cause. Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) kicks off on Saturday (August 1) with 36 area eateries ...

Museum Eats

Something new percolating at Museum of Fine Arts with Italian restaurant and coffee bar

By Marcy de Luna

Come fall, a taste of Italy is coming to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Paolo Fronza and Matteo Alessandri, who previously co-owned Fellini Caffe in Rice Village, will launch ...

Tipsy Scoops

Icy hot: Crowd screams for ice cream — and air conditioning — with boozy treats as a reward

By Marcy de Luna

What: Spiked by the Scoop. Where: Yellow Rose Distilling. 411: The heat was definitely on at the inaugural Spiked by the Scoop adult ice cream throwdown, and we don’t ...

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