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.

Fajitas on Ice

What’s the Mayor of Reykjavik Doing in Houston?

Stand-up comedian and former mayor Jón Gnarr might just be the next president of Iceland—but for the time being, he’s calling Houston home.

03/09/2015 Photography by Justin Calhoun By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

news

Free Press Summer Fest Announces Lineup

Headliners include Skrillex, R. Kelly, Weezer, The Decemberists, and Belle and Sebastian

02/25/2015 With Michael Hardy, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Lucy Spicer, Maggie Berardo, Jared Monmouth, and Yasmine Saqer

Interior Design

A Daughter's Decorating Tribute Makes HGTV Magazine

Houstonian Natalie Lea's colorful house keeps her late mother's spirit alive.

02/13/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

H-Town Diary

After Years, Learning to Let Go of Dallas’ Sky-High Beauty Standards

I am from Dallas. It wasn’t until I moved to Houston that I learned what that means.

02/08/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail Therapy

High Style on Hillcroft: Sameera Faridi Design Studio Opens

Fashion Houston's first South Asian designer is breaking down fashion barriers in her new couture studio.

02/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Space City

The Bachelor Pad Gets an Upgrade

Houston gents design spaces in their own stylish images.

01/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Work It

The Greatest Workout Classes You’ve Never Tried

These creative, often unusual approaches to fitness may just be the thing to get you off the couch.

01/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Humor

How to Wrap the Perfect Holiday Gift: a 31-Step Guide

Step 9: Google “Scotch tape delivery.”

11/30/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Art

Tilda Swinton and W Magazine's Surreal Fashion at the Menil

Inspired by the de Menils' house and collection, Swinton and photographer Tim Walker create fashion as art in Houston.

11/25/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Openings

Houstonian Brooke Feather Opens Her Eponymous Boutique in River Oaks

Low-key meets high style at Brooke Feather, where the owner has gathered new-to-Houston labels with a West Coast vibe.

10/16/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Openings

Brooke Feather Opens in River Oaks

Low-key meets high style at Brooke Feather, where the owner has gathered new-to-Houston labels with a West Coast vibe.

10/15/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen