HTX Best of 2013

In a special editorial series, CultureMap looks at the finer things in life – at any price. CultureMap writers and contributors select the things they would love to own or visit if money were no object and explain why they made those choices. And they pick the best values on a host of items, from cookies to costume jewelry, because everyone loves a bargain, particularly now.

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Exclusive photos: The by-invitation only Hermès Museum is in a class by itself

By Clifford Pugh - March 1st, 2013

Not many people get to see the inside of the Hermès Museum in Paris, but we did. Here's a special look at a very special museum.

Adair Kitchen, French toast, blueberries

The best French toast in Houston — don't get stuck with a wimpy breakfast

By Tyler Rudick - March 19th, 2013

By no means, is French toast a complicated recipe — just eggs, milk and day-old bread. But, as a self-professed addict of the American breakfast classic, I'll tell you that there's a lot that can wrong along the way. The bread ...