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.

Breaking News

Nothing to See Here, Just Some Sexy Male Dancers Holding Kittens

The Thunder from Down Under stopped by the Houston Humane Society, with adorable results.

09/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fashion

Behind the Scenes with Hunter Bell's New Spring Collection

The Houston-based designer was in a mood to celebrate for spring.

09/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home & Décor

This Houston-Designed Rug Is a Real Winner

After earning lots of Instagram love, Cedar Hill Farmhouse blogger Anita Joyce's vintage grain sack design will debut in 2018.

09/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Architecture

To Repair or Rebuild? One Local Architect's Advice

StudioMET spent two years designing a modern, elevated house to replace a flooded Meyerland property. This is what they learned.

09/15/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Reppin' H-Town

Solange Slays at New York Fashion Week's Coolest Show

How to steal the show: introduce platinum blonde braids.

09/13/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Green Space

What Will Happen to the New Buffalo Bayou?

The status of the Cistern, the trails and the other destinations, post-Harvey.

09/12/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bey Good

Beyoncé's Super-Personal Houston Visit

The star returns to her hometown to spend a day with Harvey survivors—and savor a neighborhood fave.

09/11/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Yes We Can

We Will Rebuild It: Advice on Choosing A Contractor

You have questions. The Texas Association of Builders has answers.

09/11/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Lean On Me, Houston

Houston Gospel Choir Goes from Harvey Shelter to Tonight Show

Jimmy Fallon picked an inspiring way to announce a major Harvey donation.

09/06/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

#Harveyhmag

The Best Cleaning Products for the Giant Mess That Is Houston

When it comes to flooded homes, Mr. Clean and other grocery store cleaning products don't cut it.

09/01/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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Wear Your Big Houston Heart On Your Tee

It's just a little way to show your Houston pride while helping the relief efforts.

08/31/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

#HarveyHmag

What To Do Before Throwing Out Your Ruined Furniture

The task of recording and compiling all your losses can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. Here's some experienced advice on how to get through it.

08/30/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

#HarveyHmag

How to Make the Most of Your Harvey Donations [Updated]

And what's needed now.

08/29/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

#HarveyHmag

How Bad Is Harvey? The Waffle Houses Are Closing

The breakfast chain takes its commitment to staying open so seriously that FEMA uses closures to determine how severe a disaster is.

08/28/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

#HarveyHmag

These Before-and-After Photos Show the Extent of Houston's Flooding

What a difference a day makes.

08/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

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You Must See This Houston Man Catch a Fish in His House

Why go out looking for food when it can swim into your kitchen?

08/28/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

#HarveyHmag

This Is What Hunkering Down Looks Like

Houston's weekend, as told through gifs.

08/28/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Beygency

House Hunting Is Hard, Even If You're Beyoncé

Jay and Bey have reportedly snagged a Bel-Air mansion for $88 million after years of searching.

08/25/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Beauty

8 Epic Eye Palettes to Play With This Fall

From Moschino to Pat McGrath, there's a slew of new shadow palettes fresh out for fall to inspire your creativity and bring out your inner beauty vlogger.

08/24/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

E-Commerce

10 Designer Deals to Find on Facebook

Why pay retail when you can find these luxe labels for resale from local Houston sellers?

08/23/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen