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.
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.
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.
When it comes to spell-binding uses of color, look no further than San Antonio native and fine artist, Allison Gregory. From the time she first picked up a paintbrush at age five, she has brought every space to life while bringing more happiness with her vivid and plentiful use of color in her artwork.
One of Dallas’ most revered holiday traditions, Holiday Tea at The Adolphus, the grande dame Dallas hotel, has returned to The French Room through Sunday, January 7. For the first time ever, The French Room will offer Holiday Tea seven days a week.
Typically, Four Seasons Private Residences are associated with high-end, luxury living experiences. The Four Seasons Residences Lake Austin, the brand’s first standalone residential offering in Texas, raises that bar. I recently took a tour, some of it was virtual reality to add to the cool factor, and was impressed with what the resort will offer with its expected completion in 2026.
Matthew Bomer is flying high these days. This week the Spring, TX native stars in the Showtime series, Fellow Travelers, based on the award-winning eponymous book from 2007. The series’ span of decades, from the 1950s to the 1980s, matches Bomer’s range of superior acting. There’s no doubt that with his talents, and his leading man good looks, Bomer has a long, healthy career ahead, as our Lance Avery Morgan learned when he caught up with him.
exas style industry business leader Matt Swinney has many irons in his professional fires. These days, his hottest brand is Fashion X Austin, as well as the re-launch of Fashion X Dallas. The events’ array of Style Strutters, who are spotlighted at the fashion events that give back to charity, are always a fan favorite.
Houstonian Lois Chiles, a great beauty, was one of Hollywood’s most cast actors in the 70s and 80s. Here, our resident cinephile, Lance Avery Morgan, looks back at her style-setting career, from perky ingénue to powerful Bond Girl, in some of the greatest films of the era.Now, with the 50th anniversary re-release of the 1973 hit she co-starred in with Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, The Way We Were, the world will be able to see her talents once again.
Austin, always known for its style, has often been overlooked when it comes to its design. Plenty of internationally known architects are based here, yet too few high-level design resources were been utilized before the 2000s. Enter a new showroom that is uniquely Austin and Central Texas in scope. It’s an inspiring venue where designers can feel at home, seek inspiration, and find everything they need in one place. Meet Objets.