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.

Sparkle & Shine

First Look at David Peck's Miles David Collection

Peck designed his holiday collection of dresses and separates to be wearable, sexy and fun.

12/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Gift Guide

Keep It Local With These Houston-Made Gifts

There’s no place like H-Town for the holidays.

12/01/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home Decor

Houston Is Ground Zero for Zombies

Why are Houstonians buying so much zombie wallpaper? Seriously, why?

11/30/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Health

Surviving the Cruelest Month

Short days, seasonal changes and holiday pressures can take a toll on us in December. Here’s how to deal.

11/29/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Entertaining

Etch Studio Introduces Home Accessories for Your Next Stylish Feast

When you can make a trivet look cool and interesting—and they do!—you know you're on to something.

11/25/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Holiday 2015

9 Cards A-Greeting: Where to Find The Cutest Holiday Cards

Show off your status as a genuine adult by actually remembering to mail out cute holiday cards to your friends and family—here's where to find them.

11/23/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

On The Town

Fashion, Art and Dogs Collide at Max Mara

William Wegman's photographs of his weimaraners in the iconic Max Mara coat are irreverent, chic and strangely moving at the same time.

11/20/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Bookmark It

From Craftidote to WHAM, Here's Your Handy Houston Holiday Shopping Guide

Our gift to you is a list of 12 upcoming Houston events that offer all kinds of presents in one place—no trip to the mall required.

11/19/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

He's Back!

David Peck Is Dead, Long Live Miles David

One of Houston's best design talents is back with a new brand, new products and a new partner.

11/18/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

The MFAH Shop Mixes It Up

New retail director Chris Goins has created an artful shopping experience.

11/17/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Q&A

The Sweet Power of Flowers

Veranda's editor-in-chief Clinton Smith on growing up in the garden and the biggest mistake people make with flowers.

11/16/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Holiday 2015

What's New at Nutcracker Market

Don't get stuck on shopping autopilot—we found six new-to-Nutcracker booths you don't want to miss.

11/12/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail

Jewelry Designer Rebecca Lankford Debuts a Studio Shop

The Heights space showcases a few of her favorite things.

11/11/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Hair Drama

Curl, Interrupted: Controversy Erupts over a Cheerleader's Hair

Shaming women and girls with curly hair is nothing new.

11/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Sales & More

Where to Get Your Shop On This Weekend

The forecast calls for rain—again—so grab your umbrella and hit these sales.

11/06/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

Planet of the Capes

Add a little Pow! Wham! Bang! to your wardrobe with a super-cool cape.

11/05/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Texas Forever

Kacey Musgraves and Lucchese Make Beautiful Boots Together

The country darling's boot collection is inspired by horses, Mexico and her own favorite pair.

11/04/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Trend Piece

Say Goodbye to Hipster Glasses

Get frames on fleek with the 5 hottest eyewear trends.

11/03/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Car Buyers’ Guide

5 To Drive: Cars Designed with You in Mind

The biggest trend for the 2016 fleet of new vehicles? Personalization that starts in the driver’s seat.

11/03/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best of Houstonia

Car Buyers’ Guide 2015

What you need to know now if you’re in the market for a new car.

11/03/2015 By Jeff Balke, Nick Esquer, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt