By Jane Humphrey By Jane Humphrey | September 21, 2022 | Culture Feature
We’ve scoured the city for the freshest of faces and the newest of places. Here are the Houston hits that will captivate every sense.
Kate Weiser Chocolate offers a little something for all.
Rife with rich cultural offerings and seasonal fare, Dinette summons with a delectable assortment of modern Vietnamese dishes. Having recently opened its doors in The Heights, this kitchen and bar promises a vibrant atmosphere and a bold selection of cuisine. “At Dinette, we have the opportunity to share our passion for Vietnam’s culture by allowing our customers to feel a true sense of hospitality,” shares general manager Mandy Tran. “It’s much like us inviting them into our home.” 1018 N. Shepherd Drive, dinettehtx.com
Dinette has a playful menu of cocktails including the Jungle Jack Flash and Jean Claude Pandan.
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Scrumptious sweets emporium Kate Weiser has set up shop in the River Oaks District just in time for the holiday season. As its foray into the Houston market, Kate Weiser offers a sumptuous assortment of colorful confections, bonbons, candies and more. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to satisfy that sweet tooth! 4444 Westheimer Road, kateweiserchocolate.com
The Rothko Chapel stuns inside and out.
An evening of creative conversation awaits at the Rothko Chapel later this month as lauded poet Maya Abu Al-Hayyat will be in town. Mark your calendars for Oct. 19 at 7PM as the poet and director of the Palestine Writing Workshop conducts a living reading of her U.S. debut, You Can Be the Last Leaf (Milkweed Editions), translated by Fady Joudah. Patrons can relish in listening to Al- Hayyat firsthand as she takes us on her personal and professional journey through the written word. Reserve your spot for this thought-provoking evening. 3900 Yupon St., rothkochapel.org
SHOES AND BOOK PHOTOS COURTESY OF LOUIS VUITTON
“There’s no limit... life is so short that you can’t waste even a day subscribing to what someone thinks you can do versus knowing what you can do.” These words from the late Virgil Abloh will be forever stamped throughout the fashion community. Honoring the former men’s artistic director at Louis Vuitton, this exquisite new tome—Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh (Assouline)—takes readers on Abloh’s groundbreaking career trajectory and showcases the crucial impact he had on the industry. Written by Abloh’s close collaborator, Anders Christian Madsen, the book features a thoughtfully curated collection of imagery, fond reflections from friends in the biz (Naomi Campbell, Kid Cudi, Kendall Jenner and more) and stories of Abloh’s time with Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh is a stunning tribute. ROTHKO CHAPEL PHOTO BY PAUL HESTER
Photography by: PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE BRANDS