If you’re like us at Curated Texan, there’s always someone on your shopping list who is hard to buy for during the holidays. Look no further than the season’s most glamorous tomes to brighten any home. Our bibliophile Lance Avery Morgan takes the guesswork out of finding the best books of this season from luxe publisher Rizzoli USA.
The JW Marriott in Austin was the recent setting for the Capital City’s newest million-dollar annual fundraiser. Over 450 of the city’s top philanthropists, sociables, and community leaders for the Texas Advocacy Project’s 17th Annual Black & White Ball. The night featured a dazzling mix of fun and fundraising that included touching tributes, emotional testimonials, and a record fundraising haul.
When he brought his last play, Immortal Longings, to Texas to run at the ZACH Theatre in Austin, Corpus Christi native Terrence McNally shared his lifelong career of sophisticated playwriting that so many have come to expect from the Tony Award-winner. Here, Rob Giardinelli and Lance Avery Morgan share an exclusive peek inside McNally’s myriad of talents.
The Houston SPCA Equine and Rescue Arena was the recent setting for one of the state’s most anticipated Halloween parties for a very worthy cause. Over 400 of the city’s most notable sociables, philanthropists, community leaders, and animal lovers turned out for the annual Howl-O-Ween Ball benefiting the Houston SPCA.
Where can you go for just a few days that can seem like weeks of rest and relaxation? Look no further, because the Capella Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is the destination of the rich, celebrated and, to those who understand the value of understated luxury at its finest, according to our globetrotter Lance Avery Morgan.
Step into the lap of luxury with a black Nappa interior adorned with carbon fiber trim. The standout feature? The steering wheel – an AMG masterpiece with dual dials for swift access to various sports settings. On the left, individually tweak steering, exhaust, suspension, and AMG Dynamics; on the right, explore a range of drive modes, including exhilarating Sport settings. However, the haptic buttons on the wheel, while functional, might irk some, serving as the gateway to control the digital dials and infotainment system.
The Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston was the recent setting of a sizzling night of fun and eye candy mixed in with fashion and philanthropy. The sixth annual Red Hot Gala was its largest fundraiser yet, drawing over 450 sociables and community leaders for an epic night for such a beloved cause.
When Holland Taylor returned to Austin with her “cantankerous and charming” tribute to Governor Ann Richards at the ZACH Theatre, it was a tour de force, as political activist commentator Deborah Hamilton-Lynne learned in this exclusive interview.
Klyde Warren Park’s annual fundraiser, Party in the Park, was recently held on a gorgeous evening. The event celebrated everything about Klyde Warren Park, including the way it has transformed Dallas. Located in the heart of Big D, connecting downtown to uptown, the Park offers an exceptional 360-degree view of the Dallas skyline.
Learn how changing your perspective can create a more stress-free holiday experience — so you can truly enjoy the magic of the season.