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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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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 ...

Best Halloween Parties

Procrastinator's Guide to Halloween: 10 spooktacular parties that promise a ghoulish good time

By Marcy de Luna

With Halloween on Friday night this year, the party scene is expected to be extra special, so get your costumes ready for an evening of spooktacular fun. If you haven ...

Best Halloween Parties

The best early Halloween parties: 10 spooky bashes that will leave you screaming for more

By Marcy de Luna

Halloween festivities start early this year with several days of hair-raising fun parties leading up to the big Friday scare. Hit up these 10 bashes for a devilish good time ...

Most Eligible Singles

Houston's Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes: The 10 hottest singles in the Bayou City

By Marcy de Luna

Who says a good man —  or woman — is hard to find? If you want to know more about 10 of Houston's most alluring and accomplished singles, read on. 

On The Scene

Your guide to the Original Greek Festival: How Houston does it right — and crazy

By Marcy de Luna

What better way to spend the weekend than at one of the biggest fall events anywhere, the Original Greek Festival? Now in its 48th year, the celebration of Greek culture ...

Hot Bachelor Hall Of Fame

The hottest bachelors and bachelorettes of all time: This Top 5 makes Houston swoon

By Marcy de Luna

Like most good ideas, the concept for CultureMap's Most Eligible Bachelors and Bachelorettes got its start in a night of knocking back one too many drinks at a sketchy ...

Most Iconic Restaurant Closings

The most iconic restaurant and bar closings in Houston: Shuttered legends that will never be forgotten

By Marcy de Luna

Anyone who criticized CultureMap's anniversary look at the Biggest Restaurant Closings in Houston for being too focused on disposable trendsters that only obnoxious foodies cared about knows there's ...

CultureMap Video

Bottoms Up! Best Bartender shows how to make the perfect julep — with a bit of spice

By Marcy de Luna

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and we’re celebrating with Alba Huerta, owner and bartender at Julep. The Washington Avenue locale commemorates the spirit with Southern roots with its ...

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