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.

Binge in Style

The 7 Most Fashionable Women on Television

If you're in need of stylish inspiration, look no further than your DVR.

07/19/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Queen B

Beyoncé Takes a Stand for Black Lives Matter

"We don't need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives."

07/07/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Space City

These Two House-Flippers Are Just Passing Through

When a place is perfect, that’s when you know it’s time to move on.

06/20/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

RIP

Houston Loses a Retail Legend: Tootsies Founder Mickey Rosmarin Dies

Rosmarin and his beloved store have been the at the center of Houston's fashionable and charitable worlds for four decades.

06/17/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Style Guide

Let's Bring Back Formal Pajamas

If Rihanna approves, why the hell not?

06/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

New In Town

Can Fashion Be Feminist?

Wendi Koletar of design-minded boutique Kick Pleat thinks so.

05/09/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

On The Town

10 Reasons to Jumpstart Your Spring Shopping

Trunk shows, sales and fashion events, oh my!

04/06/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bayougraphy

Hanging with the Primates: A Zookeeper’s Perspective

After 11 years, Houston finally has a great ape exhibit.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2016

Our 5 Favorite Dives in the Heights

Starting with the best bar for pretending the new Heights ever happened.

02/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2016

Our 5 Favorite Downtown Dives

Including the best bar for pretending “new” downtown never happened.

02/01/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bayougraphy

Skirting Rags to Fashion Line Riches

For designer Onyii Brown, it all started with a wrap skirt.

01/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Spread It Around

Culture 'Round the Corner: Thirty Magazines Pops In

Houston is once again becoming a hospitable environment for cultured conversation and magazine lovers.

12/07/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Canada

Hockey, poutine and, of course, the Maple Leaf

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Nigeria

Gorgeous geles, savory suya and, of course, finger-licking fufu

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Insider’s Guide

Best of International Houston: Philippines

All-you-can-eat buffets, Houston’s biggest dance phenoms and, of course, karaoke

09/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Global Style

Shop Like Amal Clooney at Houston's Local Bazaar, Souk Chic

Think global and shop local with independent accessories and fashion lines culled from around the world—including one of Amal's favorite bags.

07/23/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Cyclist’s Guide to Houston

Joy Ride: 4 Bike-Friendly Itineraries to Get You Rolling

These routes will get you started, plus food, drink and entertainment ideas along the way.

07/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen and Kyle Nielsen

Damn, Tina

Tina Knowles: Sexy at 60 on the Cover of Ebony

A lesson from Queen T on how to win the break-up for good.

06/19/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Design

Street Art Heads Indoors with New Houston Tile Collection

47 local murals are featured in the first-ever collection by La Nova.

06/11/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Design

A Houston Designer Makes a Major Mag List

Marie Flanigan Interiors has earned a spotlight in Traditional Home with her thoughtful, updated take on the traditional look.

05/21/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen