While Marianella was born and raised in Philadelphia, the cheesesteak city, she’s a lifelong vegetarian. She earned a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University and, two weeks later, in June 2015, came to work at Houstonia.

She splits her time between contributing to Houstonia each month and heading up custom projects including District magazine, the Galveston Visitors Guide, and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Kids’ Health Annual.

In her spare time, Marianella loves listening to Drake, cooking, and hanging out with her Betta fish Brody.

Corner Shop

Violet Peacock and the (Not So) Lost Art of Millinery

Lindsay Halpin teaches a new generation of Houstonians how to look fantastic in a hat.

11/04/2013 By Sarah Gabbart

JFK

The Last Supper

Fifty years later, the Rice Hotel’s service captain reflects on JFK’s last meal.

10/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Men’s Fashion

The Fitting, Part Deux: J. Hilburn Returns to Houstonia

Will Ryan's shirt fit? Will the custom clothier deliver on its promise?

10/30/2013 By Peter Holley

Breakfast Beat

The Barnaby's Where You Don't Have to Wait In Line

Barnaby's downtown location can't be beat for weekend breakfast.

10/25/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 18–20

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/16/2013 By Michael Hardy

We Were There

The Fashion Houston 2013 Kick-Off Party

Prepare for the year's biggest week in Houston fashion.

10/07/2013 By Natalie Barry

Bizarrechitecture

Five Of Houston's Weirdest And Wackiest Buildings

Derelict Dairy Ashford-area orb palaces, exuberantly neo-classical freeway churches, and more.

10/07/2013 By Michael Hardy and John Nova Lomax

FASHION ADVICE

Overheard: Top 10 Things Women Say While Shopping

Thuy Pham of WildBloom on what women say in her dressing room—and what they ought to say instead.

10/07/2013 By Thuy Pham

meet the shopkeeper

Shop Like a Man: Reserve Supply Company

Kick back, grab a beer, and browse in peace.

10/03/2013 By Peter Holley

Out and About

Style Setter: Leather Weather

Michelle Naik on Houston style: "It's getting there."

10/02/2013 By Sarah Pendley

Best of Houstonia

Best Restaurants 2013

Houston’s top 50 restaurants, a look back at how we got here, an opinionated history of the dining scene, and even how to snag the best tables.

09/30/2013

The Drawl

Hitting the Bottle

Can you figure out these fiendishly difficult bottle cap puzzles?

09/30/2013 Illustrations by Lucky 11 Studios

Best Restaurants 2013

What’s Next for Houston Food?

Six of Houston's young cooks and restaurateurs on what's next for the city's dining scene.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2013

50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining

The best of the best in America’s coolest food city

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Note

Dances with Fuddruckers

Ever noticed how many big moments of our lives have occurred at restaurants?

09/30/2013 By Scott Vogel

Review

We're Not Going to Take It

Despite a talented cast, new Alley production can't overcome its dated script and tired jokes.

09/30/2013 By Scott Vogel

Store Opening

Kate Spade Saturday Arrives in Rice Village

Why the brand chose Houston for its third store in the nation.

09/27/2013 By Kerry H.

Steam Kettle Cuisine

Full Steam Ahead

Galveston Restaurant Group has made steam kettle cooking its signature style.

09/27/2013 By Robb Walsh

Downtown Dining

Goro & Gun and a Thriving Downtown Dining Scene

Goro & Gun is one of many bars and restaurants packing in the crowds as downtown comes alive at night.

09/25/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fast Food Lore

8 Fun Facts About 8 of America's Favorite Restaurants

How Taco Cabana went 24 hours and dispelling the myth of Freebirds Aggieland birth.

09/23/2013 By John Lomax