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HTX France 2013

Even though these are trying times in Europe, there's still something magical about France. In this special editorial series, CultureMap editor-in-chief Clifford Pugh and CultureMap editor-at-large Shelby Hodge offer insider views of the country everyone loves to visit. Clifford covers the Liaisons au Louvre series of parties in Paris hosted by Houstonian Becca Cason Thrash, with attendance by 50 Houstonians, and visits the salons and studios of major designers, with exclusive photos by Michelle Watson, while Shelby offers a one-of-a-kind look at the south of France aboard a magnificent yacht, with stops at Cannes and other hotspots on the French Riviera. It's a tour you don't want to miss.

HTX France 2013


Personal Paris: Houston frequent flyer reveals fave things to do in her favorite city

By Clifford Pugh

Jul 22nd, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Paris is almost like a second home for aircraft broker Janine Iannarelli. The founder of Houston-based Par Avion Ltd., Iannarelli travels regularly to the City of Light to buy and ...


Beauty expert Julie Macklowe dishes on Houstonians in Paris and the secret to beautiful skin

By Rachael Abrams

Jul 19th, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Julie Macklowe is accustomed to having a lot on her plate. She left behind life as a high-powered hedge fund manager and a regular on the New York social scene ...


More than Mona Lisa: Hidden highlights at the Louvre you don't want to miss

By Clifford Pugh

Jul 18th, 2013 at 9:24 AM

PARIS — While the Mona Lisa and Winged Victory are on the "must-see" list of anyone who visits the Louvre, other recent additions are equally as pleasurable. Last month's Liaisons ...


The new "It" bag: Andrew Gn introduces collection that's a real jewel

By Clifford Pugh

Jul 14th, 2013 at 1:04 PM

PARIS — Andrew Gn's got a brand new bag. The designer whose couture-quality creations have recently been worn by Hillary Clinton, Emma Stone and Eva Longoria, has launched a new ...


Crepes and Qualité: Where to find the best fast food in Paris

By Clifford Pugh

Jul 6th, 2013 at 11:31 AM

PARIS — It's practically impossible to get a bad meal here in the French capital, but it's hard to get one quickly. Even an easy-to-make Croque Monsieur (grilled ham ...

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