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Houston — America's "coolest city" — gets another stamp of approval from style magazine

Houston — America's "coolest city" — gets another stamp of approval from style magazine

While many of us joked about Houston's recent designation as "America's Coolest City" — let's face it, the statistics were compiled by Forbes — the Bayou City has been getting some serious media recognition in the past few weeks — and not just for its stable economy and strong real estate.

Following some UK love from both the BBC and British Airways' High Life guide, a popular New York style mag is the latest to throw its weight behind H-Town cool.

Lonny Magazine — home to former CultureMap arts writer Steven Thomson, so we know it's legit — highlights Houston in two separate features this month, exploring the River Oaks homes of patroness extraordinaire Dominique de Menil and antiques dealer Kay O'Toole.

Click here and here to read the articles.

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Lonny magazine highlights the Philip Johnson-designed Menil house (above) as well as the River Oaks home of antiques dealer Kay O'Toole. Photo by Balthasar Korab
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New York magazine Lonny is the newest publication to get onboard with Houston cool. Lonny.com