Sarah may be a native of Dallas/Fort Worth, but today she’s loyal to Houston. (She still loves the Cowboys.) She joined the Houstonia team in October 2014, heading up fashion, style and design coverage and covering other beats including the local drag queen scene and all things Matthew McConaughey.

A Rice alum, she previously worked for CultureMap and the Houston Chronicle.

100 Best Shops

18 Shops to Satisfy Your Pinterest Fantasies

Don’t just add it to your Dream Home board—go find it at one of these swoon-worthy stores.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Laura Furr Mericas, and Abby Ledoux

100 Best Shops

9 Places to Adorn Yourself With Jewels

From engagement rings to grills, there’s no shortage of bling in Houston.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Laura Furr Mericas, and Abby Ledoux

Beach Break!

The End of the Island: A Day at Galveston's East Beach

The wildness of the natural world, but with all the amenities.

02/28/2018 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

How You Livin?

Your 10 Favorite Lifestyle Stories of 2017

Engagement rings, autocorrect, and Sports Illustrated all had their moments.

01/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Love & Sex

67 Great Dates in Houston

Good, bad, or ugly, we’ve got the guidance you need to make dating great, from the city’s best date nights to the real truth about romance in the Bayou City from readers just like you.

10/30/2017 By Morgan Kinney, Nicki Koetting, Alice Levitt, Marianella Orlando, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt

Clutch City

Houston-Made: Our Local Holiday Gift Guide 2017

This holiday season, it’s more important than ever to keep our dollars local.

10/30/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Houstonian Holiday Recipes

Recipe: Holley’s Habit-Forming Parker House Benne Seed Rolls

Recreate the closed restaurant's buttery, yeasty bread rolls at home.

10/30/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

This Houston Woman Has the Longest Fingernails in the World

We asked world record holder Yani Williams what it's like to live with 19 (combined) feet of fingernails.

10/30/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

Midwives Can Now Help Deliver Babies in Houston Hospitals

Expectant mothers no longer have to choose between delivering with a doctor or a doula.

10/30/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

The 5 Handbags Every Woman Needs

In honor of National Handbag Day, which should honestly be every day.

10/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

New Age

It's Not A True Selfie Unless You Can See Your Aura

Amber is the color of your energy—or is it blue? Find out at MOODxMOSS's Houston pop-up.

10/09/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Charity

Jewelers for Texas Is the Sparkliest Harvey Fundraiser

An online jewelry auction is hoping to raise serious funds for hurricane victims.

10/05/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Want/Need/Love

Pinto Ranch's Boots Just Got a Little More Baller

The Houston-based Western store is collaborating with Black Jack Boots on an exclusive, exotic-heavy line.

10/04/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Aunt Game Strong

What in the World Do You Give a 1 Year Old?

We asked the experts—parents—and came up with over a dozen fool-proof ideas.

10/03/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Clutch City

Put a Pin In It With These Houston-Made Designs

Enamel pins are having a moment, and local artists and designers have taken notice.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Elements of Style

Elements of Style: Jeff Shell, Face of the Neal Hamil Agency

Chickens, metallic platform shoes, coconut oil, and other essentials for the modern Houston man.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Heroes of Harvey

Susan Brock: The Cleanup Crew

How one woman in Meyerland forged a path through destruction

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Heroes of Harvey

Let's Tip Our Hats to These Houston Officials

Nobody's perfect, but our local leaders deserve a thank-you for staying calm and clear-headed in the midst of disaster.

10/02/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Happenings

Space Montrose Is Throwing an Artsy Harvey Benefit

Help Harvey victims by bidding on some local art at A Night for Harvey.

09/29/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen