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Staffers share their favorite experiences from the past five years in this week's CultureMap Moment

Staffers share favorite experiences in this weeks CultureMap moment

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Now celebrating five years of reporting, CultureMap staffers share their favorite experiences in this week's KHOU CultureMap Moment. KHOU Channel 11 News

In the fall of 2009, CultureMap first started providing Houstonians with relevant local stories on topics ranging from society and the arts to eateries and sports. Now. more than 21,000 articles later, CultureMap is excited to celebrate its fifth birthday. 

In honor of this momentous occasion, staffers share their favorite experiences in this week's KHOU CultureMap Moment.

His signature bow ties match his quirky personality, Luks says. "But it also says something about CultureMap. We're witty, sassy, slightly irreverent, but we always love to have a good time and be slightly different."

For editor-in-chief and resident fashion aficionado Clifford Pugh, it's been fun "to see some of the young designers in Houston grow," he said referencing talented locals like Amir Taghi and Jonathan Blake

When asked about his signature bow ties, events editor and arts expert Joel Luks said, "(They match) my quirky personality but it also says something about CultureMap as well. We're witty, we're sassy, we're slightly irreverent, but we always love to have a good time and be slightly different."

CultureMap's food writer Eric Sandler is well-known for giving his take on local hot spots. "I don't really have time to have a favorite," Sandler said. "But, if you pushed me, if I get a night off, if I have a night to myself or just want to have a quiet dinner with friends, sometimes you can catch me at Paulie's on Westheimer in Montrose." 

Contributor Marcy de Luna, who rounds up Houston's hottest bachelors and bachelorettes, says one bachelor pick stands out from the rest.

"My favorite to date is Don Vaughn," de Luna says. "The guy just had an album drop on iTunes, he's a scientist. He's the perfect combination of beauty and brains."

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