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.

#HarveyHmag

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

And what's needed now.

08/29/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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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

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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

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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

Design

In Design, As in Love, Opposites Sometimes Attract

Atelier Domingue shows how perfectly modern steel doors and windows pair with traditional European-style architecture.

08/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Travel

Sedona Is a Surprising Desert Destination

Rock out in Arizona’s scenic wonderland.

08/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Fashion

Fall Fashion Means Dressing Like a Boss

Show everyone who’s in charge in structured suiting and bold workwear.

08/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Styled by Todd Ramos Photography by Cody Bess

Food on a Stick!

Which Houston Fall Festival Is Right for You?

The highs and lows of Greek Fest, Texas Contemporary and more.

08/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

Is This the World’s Fanciest Gun Store?

Houston’s incredible Gordy & Sons Outfitters aims to become a national destination for hunting and fishing.

08/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

#OverIt

We Are All Solange Deleting Her Twitter Account

If the news is getting you down lately, Solange feels your pain.

08/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

10 Too-Cool-for-School Designer Backpacks

Once you clear out those grade school memories, it becomes obvious that this is the ultimate adult bag.

08/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Add to Cal

5 Fashionable August Events to Kick Off the Fall Style Season

Whether it's talking trends or supporting fashion-focused charities, you don't have to wait for Labor Day to get into the pre-fall style scene.

08/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Museum-Worthy Dresses

UPDATED: MFAH Goes Glam with Oscar de la Renta Exhibit this Fall

Ninety looks from the designer's storied six-decade career will be on display.

08/16/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Real Estate

Carrabba's Founder's Texas Tuscan Estate Hits the Market for $12 Million

Damien Mandola's Villa Antichità is an antique-filled haven in the Hill Country.

08/16/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

An Eye for Fashion

When it comes to quirky-cool fall trends, the eyes definitely have it.

08/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

5 to Try

5 Bathroom Products to Steal from Your Dude

Woodsy scents, scalp tingles and lower prices await when you borrow from the boys.

08/09/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen