Junior League kicks off three-night ‘Fire and Ice’ charity ball with red hot Preview Party

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The first night of the Junior League of Houston Charity Ball got the three-night extravaganza off to a rousing start as more than 250 guests turned out to The League’s River Oaks-area building to celebrate the 71st annual soiree, themed “Fire and Ice.” Chaired by Tanya Merla Leiber in collaboration with assistant chairman Kenedy Hughes, underwriting chair Amanda Boffone,…

An ode to chocolate

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Turn on the television or walk down the greeting-card aisle and you will see that chocolate is the MVP of Valentine’s Day. If chocolate is your love language, what chocolate do you choose? From Stop and Smell the Rosemary: “Chocolate is produced from the pods of the cacao tree, which are roasted and cracked open. The…

Meatless Mondays

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January always brings around new health kicks. This year I have friends and coworkers giving up soda, attempting a Whole30 diet, cutting out gluten, cutting out dairy and following a keto diet. Resolutions are always great, but these types of complete overhauls are not for everyone. I think being realistic is key. Meatless Monday is…

Book-club Christmas banquet

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I go all out for all holidays, but Christmas holds a special place in my heart. My mother has always hosted friends and family in a cheerful home for the holidays, and I love carrying on that tradition. December feels magical. I even have a miniature food-themed tree in my kitchen. One highlight every December…

50 Years of Junior League Cookbooks

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Since 1968, Junior League of Houston cookbooks have inspired countless home cooks. Often handed down generationally, from mother to son or daughter, with notes scribbled in margins and spills on time-worn pages, the books are much more than mere mélanges of recipes. They’re the products of hundreds of hours of work – all volunteer –…

More holidays, more fun

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I’m just going to say it – day-to-day cooking is not my favorite. Planning meals, finding time to grocery shop, and cooking after a long day at the office or meal prepping on Sundays while my 3-year-old and 6-month-old daughters are playing nearby is not high on my to-do list. We eat out and pick…

Culinary kickoff

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October is the perfect time to reunite with friends for a “homecoming” party, and what better backdrop than college football. Living near Rice Stadium, we mark each of the Owls’ home games on our calendar with red ink. At times, it seems the Owls’ glory days (1954 Cotton Bowl champs!) are in the past; therefore,…

Soirees and ball gowns; see photos of the dazzling start to Houston society season

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The weather is starting to cooperate and it’s not horrifically hot outside, which can only mean one thing, Houston society season is back in action. Though the 2018 parties kicked off back in April, things really kicked into full gear in September with everything from a Texans party at Steak48 to the Houston Symphony’s grand return to…

Elizabeth Anthony returns to the Junior League of Houston’s Opening Style Show runway

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Junior League’s annual Opening Style Show and Uptown Park mainstay Elizabeth Anthony is back in. With the catwalk change-up comes a clientele shift, too. Elizabeth Anthony’s sophisticated and conservative crowd filled seats inside of the Junior League’s classic ballroom. Under sparkling chandeliers, the specialty boutique, which last participated in the Opening Style Show in 2013,…

Grand Fashion Show Kicks Off Junior League’s Season of Giving

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What: The Junior League of Houston opening fashion show luncheon Where: The Junior League of Houston headquarters on Briar Oaks Lane PC Moment: What could put the ladies in more of a fall mood than the grand array of seasonal fashions from Elizabeth Anthony that hit the catwalk in a tempting reminder that the big parties and luncheons are just around the…