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.

want/need/love

Boo-tiful Skulls and Crosses for Diva de los Muertos

La Grange jewelry designer Richard Schmidt debuts his Texas- and Mexican-inspired wares.

10/29/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

designing woman

Beyoncé Is Designing a Line for Topshop

Get ready for ***flawless workouts in 2015.

10/28/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Design

No More Shabby Chic: the New Texas Hill Country Style

A new book shows the beauty and variety of residential architecture in the Hill Country.

10/23/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

events

Shop Classy at Houston Modern Market

It's a mod, mod, mod, mod world

10/23/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Article

Keep Is the World's Most Dangerous Shopping App

Keep is the Pinterest-like shopping app with no cats and no crafts, just pure, consumerist crack.

10/21/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

need/want/love

Jewelry Goes Skin Deep with Flash Tattoos

Finally, jewelry you won't lose at the bar

10/20/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Closings

BoConcept Closes Houston Location

No more Danish inspirations in Houston.

10/17/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Events

Design Blogger Heads to Houston

Designer Erin Gates has built a blogging empire sharing highly personal and oh-so-pretty spaces.

10/15/2014 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Wine Pairings

The Broad Spectrum of Gulf Oyster Wine Pairings

Gulf oysters are different from their Atlantic counterparts. Why shouldn’t our wine pairings be, too?

12/31/2013 By Jeremy Parzen

Travel

Ageless Cancun

Finding God, Man, and margaritas

12/31/2013 By Scott Vogel

Crime

Sexual Predator, CEO

Henri Morris was a respected entrepreneur and family man. So why did the women around him keep blacking out?

12/31/2013 By John Lomax

Hearth & Haven

Houston’s 10 Coziest Pubs

Where will you hunker down this winter? Try 10 of Houston’s best spots for some hearty food and a pint of bitter.

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Dream Homes

Houston’s Top Homes

A insider's guide to the greatest houses in the city

12/31/2013 By Michael Hardy and John Lomax

CRIME

Dr. Sharon Iglehart Charged in Connection with $158 Million Medicare Scam

Wife of retired Houston Rocket submitted false, fraudulent claims from 2005 to 2012, feds say.

12/20/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Filipino-Style at Jollibee

The popular burgers-and-fried-chicken joint offers approachable Filipino food.

12/19/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

HOMEGROWN

Slow. Loud. And Beyoncé (SLAB)

For her new album, Beyoncé turns her camera on Houston's rides.

12/17/2013 By Peter Holley

Modern Etiquette

How to Use Your Cell Phone at the Table: A Guide

If you simply must pull your phone out at a meal, here's how to do it.

12/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Urban Farming

Plant It Forward

Subscribe to the smartest CSA in Houston.

12/17/2013 By Robb Walsh

Listings

December's Can't-Miss Festivals

From the Moody Gardens Festival of Lights to Zoolights at the Houston Zoo, December is packed with family-friendly options.

12/12/2013 By BoJanay Posey

Oysters

Thursday Special at Goode Co. Seafood

It's $6.95 a dozen for oysters on the half shell tonight.

12/12/2013 By Robb Walsh