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.

humor

The 5 Stages of Grief When You Try On Old Jeans

"Maybe I can just wear my leggings one more time? [Sniffs.] Okay maybe not."

12/30/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

On the Town

Get This Calendar and Get Out

Make a resolution to enjoy Houston.

12/29/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Procrastinator's guide

Don't Panic: Gifts to Buy on Christmas Day

CVS and Walgreens are ready for you.

12/24/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Design

A Stylish Reason to Visit New York

Houstonian Lauren Rottet has designed a pair of new signature suites at the swank Loews Regency Hotel.

12/23/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail Therapy

Look at This Effing Chanel Store

The gilded age is back in Galleria I.

12/22/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shopping

Forget the Galleria, Shop This Montrose Pop-Up

The Jawda and Jawda pop-up has gifts to spare.

12/19/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Tech

No Time to Shop? There's an App for That

Forget mobile sites and download these store apps for a seamless shopping experience.

12/18/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Cultural exchange

From Russia With Love (and Sparkle)

Jewelry inspired by Tolstoy's War and Peace

12/17/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

stocking alert

Like Cuchara? Take It Home

Cuchara Market's handmade tabletop products are as authentic to Mexico the restaurant's cuisine.

12/12/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

shop for a cause

Shop to Save the Elephants with Satao by De Petra

With African elephants on pace to disappear from the wild by 2020, Houstonians partner up to make a difference, beautifully.

12/11/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Retail Therapy

Lucchese Opens in Highland Village

Is it rodeo season yet?

12/09/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

want/need/love

Golden Thread's Texas-Made Charm

Why Pippa Middleton and others love this Houston-made jewelry line.

12/08/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Q&A

Aerin Lauder's Beautiful Life

The businesswoman and granddaughter of Estée on fragrances, the perfect hostess gift, and why Instagram is awesome.

12/05/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Design

What's the Color of Texas? Ask Bailey McCarthy

The designer and owner of Biscuit Home has created a Texas-themed palette for Farrow & Ball.

12/04/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

want/need/love

For the Discerning Cowboy: Old Gringo Boots at Pinto Ranch

The Houston-based bootseller debuts a luxe new boot collection.

12/01/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s Best Beer Bars: An Addendum

A few more local favorites to add to August 2014’s best-of list.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

4 Bars For Fun & Games

Trivia is just the beginning.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 4 Greatest Sports Bars

He shoots, you score—a winning round of food and beers, that is.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

The Best Dives & Ice Houses in Houston

Ours is a city with dive bars in abundance, but we dug a little deeper to put together a list every Houstonian must know.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Best Bars 2014

Houston’s 5 Most Romantic Bars

Get a little bit closer at these flirty favorites.

11/30/2014 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt By Dan Derozier, Catherine Matusow, Chris Abshire, and Sarah Rufca Nielsen