Shelby About Town
Tilman Fertitta's swanky Mardi Gras sells out, Lucinda Loya lands in a national mag and Hilfiger gets Cheeky in Houston
The winter issue of Interiors Magazine casts its glow across the talents of interior designer Lucinda Loya with a multi-page profile that has the remarkable talent soaring. With her work already praised in New York, LA and Houston, Lucinda is poised to expand her company even further.
Expansion was surely on her mind last fall when she moved Lucinda Loya Interiors into posh office space at Houston Design Center and expanded her team to include four design assistants.
Next up for Lucinda is the opening this spring of the Prestige Builders (Monsour Taghdisi's firm) showcase home for which she did the interiors. And then there are those considerations of doing a book and starting her own product line. Stay tuned for this is one delightfully driven lady.
It's SRO for the San Luis Salute
Tilman Fertitta is beaming. The proud pappa of Galveston's San Luis Salute Mardi Gras ball is telling friends that with 1,400 RSVPs, the benefit gala is a sellout. "Jazz! Jazz! Jazz!" is the theme of the black-tie bash that will headline Kool & the Gang with more music provided by Big Blast and the Party Masters.
With Tilman and Paige Fertitta as hosts, tradition holds that this will be one deliciously raucous evening — all with a philanthropic note. The night will benefit the University of Texas Medical Branch's new Jennie Sealy Hospital.
Hey big spender!
Cheeky Vintage owners Tina Davis and Denise Hazen giddily report that Tommy Hilfiger designers were in town from New York and headed to their vintage boutique for design inspiration for the spring 2014 lines.
Some of the pieces they chose included an iconic '60s Courreges windowpane coat, a Chanel pencil skirt and a Nina Ricci maxi. They also picked up pieces with graphic prints, stripes and polka dots. Visions of things to come.
Tina and Denise are headed to NYC this week to exhibit at the renowned Manhattan Vintage clothing show, hoping to attract more designers and celebs.
Oh what a night!
Since they completed the entertainment addition to their River Oaks home, Jana and Scotty Arnoldy have frequently been rolling out the red carpet as they did Friday night for the late-night fete following the premiere of Houston Grand Opera's Don Giovanni.
According to this gathering of opera patrons, the production was a hit. Witness the lively applause that followed as HGO artistic and music director Patrick Summers introduced the cast and creative team.
Joining in the applause were Priscilla Angly and Miles Smith, Bobbie-Vee and Gerald Cooney, Molly and Jim Crownover, Anna Dean, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Lynn Wyatt, Amanda and Morris Gelb, Beth Madison and Glen Rosenbaum.
A rocking lunch crowd at RDG on Friday including — at various tables — Dominique Sachse, George Lancaster, Mauney Mafrige, Laura Greenberg and Marcy de Luna, the latter three enjoying a champagne-infused mutual birthday repast . . .
K9s4Cops founder Kristi Schiller and K9s4Cops director Ryland Holmes lunching at La Griglia with board members Chip Lewis, the famed criminal attorney, and Josh Welch, the Oklahoma City criminal attorney turned photographer.