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  • Dining

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    Q&A with Julia Anderson Frankel: Where she dines & more

    A bona-fide Bayou City mover and shaker, we asked Julia Anderson Frankel to tell us what she likes to do in the little spare time she carves out for herself, where she likes to dine in Houston and about a few of her favorite things. Read more about Julia Frankel and how she pursues her passions to move the city of Houston forward in The Accidental Philanthropist in the Oct/Nov issue of Bayou City Magazine.

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    Living

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    A Thanksgiving table with all the trimmings

    Remember when Thanksgiving was an occasion unto itself and not just a holiday squished in between Halloween and Christmas or Hanukkah? Nowadays it seems that December decorations are on store shelves right after Labor Day (and marked down to clearance prices by mid October.) Commercials telling us to “get shopping” have been on our flat screens for weeks already, so many of us will gobble up our turkey, push down some pie and dash out the door in search of Black Friday–nay Thursday–deals.

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    Sipping

    Get tipsy with your turkey: Pairing brews with Thanksgiving dinner

    As friends and family gather to celebrate cherished Thanksgiving traditions, it is virtually guaranteed that potentially tense reunions will be greased with generous pours of vino. And why not? Wine is an ever-reliable libation that fits in with every crowd and elevates each dish to a new level of sophistication. That said, save the wine for Christmas and embrace a new beverage to complement your hours-long eating extravaganza. Local chefs and weighed in to offer their suggestions on which brews pair best so your menu is covered from apps to naps.

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  • Doing

    Passionista’s Guide: Fashion Houston & Via Colori, plus this week’s “worth-it” events

    Each week, Bayou City “Doing” shares our perfect week: curated events that are worth the time, money, drive or dress. Sometimes you’ll find one event that we delve into, sometimes you’ll find a set of related events and often we’ll share enough events to make up an inspired week, Bayou City magazine style. This week: Dirty Dancing, Fashion Houston, Luxury in Lights, Winter Holiday Art Market, Via Colori, ROCO Unchambered and Field of Light.

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    Snapping

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    Snapping: Fashion Houston

    This week’s challenge is to show us Fashion Houston. The week-long celebration of fashion begins Tuesday, Nov. 18 with runway shows featuring men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and couture collections. Show us what you’re wearing to the shows or your favorite looks of the week. Don’t have tickets to the show? You can still purchase them online or see the fashions off the runway at the trunk shows around town. Don’t forget to submit or tag us (we follow @bayoucitymag, and the tags #bayoucitymag #bayoucitymagstreetscene and #bayoucitysnapping).

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    Exploring

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    Fashion Houston: Real world to red carpet

    Fashion Houston is the only “Fashion Week” that is open to the public. Fashion Weeks in every other city–New York, Paris, Milan, Dubai–are exclusive events, reserved for press, retail buyers and celebrity guests. If you’ve always wanted to see a high fashion runway show, this is your chance! Anyone can buy a ticket and see a whole evening of fashion shows by nationally and internationally known fashion designers. You can find the schedule of designers online.

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