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Shelby's Social Diary

Oilman's $5 million birthday gift for Hermann Park a surprise for "An Evening in the Park" guests

By Shelby Hodge

Cherie Flores received oodles of wonderful gifts for her birthday but none more lasting and more meaningful to the community than the $5 million that her husband, oilman Jim Flores, gave to the Her ...


Shelby's Social Diary

Bayou Bend Garden Party takes a turn east, breaking from Southern traditions to raise $650,000

By Shelby Hodge

In a colorful break with genteel southern traditions, the annual Bayou Bend Garden Party on Sunday celebrated not only the house museum's 14 acres of lush plantings but also the arts of Asia. T ...


The final countdown

Luxury yachts make waves in St. Barts as high rollers ring in the New Year with lavish parties

By Shelby Hodge

ST. BARTS, French West Indies — The countdown to 2013 began here several days ago when the gilded swans of the sea began gliding in, anchoring in the azure waters of Gustavia Bay.   ...


One Great Night in November

MFAH black-tie dinner for heavy-hitter gents generates $1 million in art acquisitions

By Shelby Hodge

With the exhibition War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath as inspiration for the evening's theme, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's One Great Night in November s ...


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George Clooney charms the ladies (and a few guys) at Brilliant Lecture Series black-tie dinner

By Shelby Hodge

Hearts were aflutter in every room of the Cason Thrash home Thursday night as George Clooney slayed everyone in his path with his drop-dead good looks and earnest charm. No photo opp was missed, no ...


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"Men-only" evening raises $1.236 million for stellar artwork at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

By Shelby Hodge

The gents just kept on giving and giving at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's "One Great Night in November" until they had committed enough dinero to purchase artwork totaling $1.236 ...


Shelby About Town

R.C. Slocum, Lynn Wyatt, Becca and Houston debs draw national headlines

By Shelby Hodge

There was so much going on in the month of December that we've got to take a step back for the moment and review a few of the amazing/glittering/newsworthy happenings. First up, Kara and&nb ...


Shelby About Town

A $1 million Holiday Shopping Card Victory, international deb ball & tequila tasting are social stars

By Shelby Hodge

It really is a merry, merry Yuletide in the offices of Victory this week with news that the Holiday Shopping Card generated a whopping $1 million and change for the American Cancer Society. (Victor ...


Shelby's Social Diary

MFAH has more than 1 million reasons to celebrate One Great Night

By Shelby Hodge

It's difficult to get one's mind around the concept of a recession when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston scores $1.1 million in a single evening of testosterone-infused wining, dining, ciga ...


Shelby About Town

From jewelry photo shoot to summer socializing, the good life goes on

By Shelby Hodge

The orchestrated frenzy that engulfed Lucinda and Javier Loya's spanking new home in Stablewood was generated by a photo shoot for Shamaine Klein's latest jewelry c ...


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