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.

Real Estate

George R. Brown's River Oaks Mansion Is for Sale

For just under $10 million, you could have a home that's hosted former presidents.

07/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

At UH, Creating the Country's First Spanish-Language Creative Writing PhD Program

The program begins this month, and hopes to engage the local Hispanic community in telling their own stories.

07/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

Who Is That Marine on the Montrose Bridge?

Mark Perez regularly stands on the Woodhead Street bridge over the Southwest Freeway in salute to raise awareness of PTSD.

07/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Ice House

August's Perfect Party: Cash-Us-Inside Edition

We'd love to chat up a new Women's Basketball Hall of Famer, Top Chef winner Paul Qui, and other movers and shakers in Houston. And we have some questions for Danielle Bregoli.

07/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Clutch City

You Need These Workplace Supplies with Middle School Mojo

They'll bring you back to your Lisa Frank days.

07/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Drawl

Can You Navigate the Most Hectic Block in Houston?

It's not Frogger, but tackling the busy stretch of White Oak Drive between Studewood and the Heights Bike Trail is as tough as any video game we've played.

07/18/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen Illustrations by eBoy

Houstonia Events

Houstonia's Summer Pop-Up Shop Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Who needs power when there's shopping to get done?

07/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Queen B

8 Potential Think Pieces About Beyoncé's Twin Reveal

3. Here Are a Bunch of Twitter Memes Because It's 1 A.M. and I'm Tired

07/14/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

Go Bold for Summer in Striking Sunglasses

Unusual shapes, colorful lenses and surprising materials can't help but up your cool quotient.

07/13/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Beauty Standards

Houston-Raised TV Star Stephanie Beatriz Gets Real About Eating Disorders

"I thought by controlling what I ate I was controlling my fate, when it was ultimately controlling me," says the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress in an emotional essay for InStyle.

07/12/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Made in Houston

This Is What Happens When You Build a Throne for DJ Khaled's Baby

Houstonian Alexandra Velez is hoping the mogul's seal of approval takes Royalty Furniture to the next level.

07/12/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Menswear

You Can Officially Dress Like JJ Watt Now

The defensive end's first shirt collection is a Texans fan dream come true.

07/11/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Neighborhood Guide

12 Must-Hit Shops in River Oaks

This tony neighborhood is surrounded by stylish boutiques and major retailers with price tags to match.

07/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Add to Calendar

Houstonia's Summer Pop-Up Is The Shopping Event of the Season

With nearly 100 vendors, three bars and VIP swag bags worth $500, we think we hit it out of the park.

07/06/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Design

It's Wes Anderson's World and We're Just Living in It

A fascinating subreddit seeks out the director's offbeat aesthetic in the real world.

07/06/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Q & A

Camille Styles Shares Her Summer Party Secrets

How to keep kids busy, avoid getting stuck in the kitchen and upgrade your backyard's vibe in an instant.

07/05/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

The Galleria's Revamped Saks Wing Is Now Open

The first wave of stores in the former Saks space include Coach, Tumi, Sam Edelman and Ted Baker.

07/03/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shoesday

Discover Houston's New, Authentically French Espadrilles

Atelier Aliénor brings a luxuriously modern take on a classic sandal.

06/29/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen