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William Chris Vineyards Brings Sway to Houston

Deep in the heart of Texas’ Hill Country nestled between Fredericksburg and Johnson City lies the estate of William Chris Vineyards. The exact location is Hye, Texas and here, they pride themselves on producing varietal blends sourced 100% from Texas High Plain grapes.

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District Art Gallery: I Am, We Are

Just northeast of Downtown, a new hub for creative works is blossoming thanks to privately owned art galleries descending upon the neighborhood comprised of loft style apartments, studios and art galleries such as the newly opened District Art Gallery.

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SuperBash 2017 Honored Celebrity’s Philanthropic Efforts in the Community

Super Bowl LI served as the perfect opportunity to showcase Houston’s southern hospitality, diverse culture and community spirit. The Music World Entertainment Complex was the ideal landmark to host SuperBash 2017, a week-long of parties and events hosted by some of the hottest names in sports and entertainment. One of the most significant events of the weekend was the Power of Influence Awards Brunch, Friday morning to kick off Super Bowl weekend.

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The Travaasa Experiential Resort Austin: The Hill Country’s Hidden Gem

The Travaasa Experiential Resort, a luxury spa resort nestled deep in the Texas Hill Country and about half an hour from downtown Austin, is a must for those seeking a stress-free with just a hint of adventure type of experience. Perched hilltop amongst the Balcones Canyonlands Reserve, the Travaasa tailors to the intellectually active and culturally curious, offering a unique resort experience that redefines the standard for vacation destinations.

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Cinco de Mayo: 5 Houston Hot Spots For a Spicy Celebration

Still wondering where to enjoy your Cinco de Mayo festivities? Check out our list!

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Get Your Appetites Ready For Houston Black Restaurant Week

This weekend, the inaugural Houston Black Restaurant Week makes its debut, supporting local African-American owned eating establishments.

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House of Mandela Wine

The wine industry, a predominately male dominated industry with a history dating as far back as 350 years would seem intimidating to most, however Tukwini Mandela, granddaughter of former South African President Nelson Mandela, has proven otherwise by creating House of Mandela which furthers the Mandela family legacy. With wine becoming one of the most important fair trade products in South Africa, House of Mandela is helping to preserve the history of winemaking and trading for a country that continues to make its presence noticed within the wine & spirits industry. And, despite much skepticism, Tukwini has proven that her determination and entrepreneurial spirit can provide the staying power that the House of Mandela needs to thrive in the world of wines.

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The Blue Water Soiree: Go Blue For Clean Water

The Blue Water Soiree is the helping hand that is needed to bring awareness to the social issues affecting the Sub-Saharan communities

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Pre-Labor Day Weekend Experience

The Pre-Labor Day Weekend Experience is a collaborative effort from Latoya Hurley’s Innovating Marketing & Management, La Bella Elise, and SwaggaCity.com which took place over the weekend as Houston’s hip and fashionable hit the red carpet for a weekend of fashion, music, and social good.

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