The Bling Ring

Celebrity Chefs, Priceless Jewels: Valobra Master Jewelers' Grand Opening Was a Fête for the Ages

A $14.7 million diamond, another owned by queens, and a culinary Oscar-worthy spread: Valobra's lavish welcome to Westheimer truly had it all.

02/15/2019 By Mai Pham

Charity

An Intimate Dinner Party Funds Additional Rienzi Artifacts

Rienzi Society members donated more than $214,000 at Tuesday's annual dinner.

02/15/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Good Time Gals

Junior League's Fire and Ice Ball Draws Hot Crowd for Cool Party

The 71st annual charity gala raised $750,000 for the League's community program and volunteer initiatives.

02/14/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Out and About

Guests Get the Royal Treatment at The Social Book Launch Party

More than 600 attendees celebrated the 24th anniversary of Houston's premier fundraising events calendar.

01/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Razzle Dazzle 'Em

Ars Lyrica Toasts 2019 with a Glittering New Year's Eve Gala

As is tradition, the Grammy-nominated early music ensemble ushered in the new year with dinner, a Chicago-style show, plenty of bubbly, and a view of the downtown fireworks.

01/03/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Very Important Parties

Altus Foundation Raises $1 Million at Record-Breaking, Star-Studded Gala

Tyra Banks, pro athletes, acrobatic performers, and a marriage proposal: The city's largest, glitziest gala had it all.

12/13/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Safer Houston

Crime Stoppers Raises $473,000 and Honors Joanne King Herring at Annual Gala

Guests also heard from Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott and keynote speaker Joanna Coles.

11/08/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Sponsored Content

Real Beauty, Real Women Launches Innovation Event Space

The Social Graces Social Club will be the home of the new space.

10/22/2018 With Laura Tracy

Party City

The Social Book Launch Party Serves Up Texas Pride

Notable locals and their favorite food, drinks, music, and fashion were all on display at the Marriott Marquis Houston last Thursday night.

01/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Fulton Davenport

On the Scene

Socialite-Turned-Author Plum Sykes Parties in Houston

Houston's bold names headed to Burberry to celebrate the debut of Party Girls Die in Pearls.

05/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Mystery Meet

Are the Odd Fellows Really All That Odd?

"People think we’re bleeding goats and all that kind of stuff. But it’s not nearly as weird as you can imagine.”

08/22/2016 By Adam Doster

in-home cooking

Private Chefs at Your Service

Culinary magic happens behind the closed doors of some of Houston's affluent family homes.

02/16/2016 By Megha Tejpal

Slideshows

Wrapped in Red Gala: 100 Years of the Red Cross

The Texas Gulf Coast chapter of the American Red Cross celebrates a century of good works in high style.

02/09/2016 By Alice Levitt

Society

Vanity Fair Declares the "Best Little Socialite in Texas"

Elton John, Karl Lagerfeld and more toast to the incomparable Lynn Wyatt.

01/12/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

social

Houston Gets Wu'd at Best Dressed

Jason Wu and 700 of Houston's fashion-lovers raised a record-breaking amount for the March of Dimes.

03/31/2015 By Caroline Starry LeBlanc

Slideshow

ABC-13’s Women of Distinction 2015 Winter Ball

Guests were charmed by 12 Houstonian women’s dedication to volunteerism.

02/11/2015

Slideshow

The Eye Ball

Over three hundred Houstonians kicked off Mardi Gras in style with Houston Eye Associates Foundation and Prevent Blindness Texas.

02/11/2015

Slideshow

2015 Inprint Poets and Writers Ball

This year’s ball featured Man Booker Prize–winning author Salman Rushdie.

02/11/2015

Horse Sense

An Afternoon at the Houston Polo Club

When we think of September, only one thing comes to mind: polo. Sort of.

09/01/2014 Photography by Michael Hardy

News

Who Are Frank and Kimberly DeLape?

Generous and high-profile, the couple sits at the very top of Houston society—which is what makes the allegations against them so shocking.

07/26/2014 By Peter Holley