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You’d go to the ends of the earth to find the best quality of care and outcomes for your kids. Lucky for you, you don’t have to. As the only children’s hospital in Texas consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report – with top 10 rankings in all 10 specialties – and the only hospital in our area with a dedicated focus on treating children from birth to 18, we’re honored to be one more reason you’re proud to call Houston home.

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

SEPTEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Peggy Garner | peggy.garner@lifestylepubs.com MANAGING EDITOR

Erica Hernandez | erica.hernandez@lifestylepubs.com SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Samantha Ecklund | samantha.ecklund@lifestylepubs.com

Happy September! CONGRATS, PARENTS! You survived the summer! The kids are back in school, and it's time to plan for the upcoming fall and winter events. We are so lucky that Cypress and the greater Northwest and West Houston communities offer so many opportunities to cele-

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Erica Hernandez Peggy Garner CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Shannon Valentine Erica Hernandez

brate. There is something for everyone happening in our area. Check out the calendar for September as well as future months’ issues so you won’t miss the festivals, markets and events that make our community such a unique and special place to call home. This issue celebrates local boutiques, restaurants and businesses! We have to support our local businesses so that Cypress will continue to thrive. It’s fantastic that Cypress is now on the list of Houston’s “places to live and check out” and that we are recognized as a vibrant community we have become. But it is so imperative that we remember the small businesses that made Cy-Fair what it is today. I can’t say it enough! #ShopLocal! Ladies—Our partners Haute Suburban Mess and Anything Bling have you in mind when they go to market and choose what to offer in their stores. Unlike major store brands, they are laser-focused on what will make you feel and look stylish. It’s like having your own personal stylist! Of course, style doesn’t always mean clothes. Local Table opened in June and offers amazing, fresh, and yes, stylish dishes Cypress residents are raving about. If you haven’t tried Local Table, you are missing out!

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

I also have to mention home-builder style. Sitterle Homes is one of the premier home

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

builders in Towne Lake offering elegant garden home designs with exquisite features

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

to ensure a comfortable, luxury living space with all the benefits of a resort-style community without the additional maintenance. Sign me up! Cypress, I need your help! I want to hear from you about what you like best about Cypress Lifestyle and what a community publication means to you. As you know,

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INSIDE THE ISSUE SEPTEMBER 2019 FEATURES 12 Entertain in Style Inside a Sunset Harbor Home Sitterle Model Home Offers Wine Grotto and Modern Entertainment Options

16 Helping Girls Feel Like Princesses Giving Gowns Foundation Offers Prom Dresses and Empowerment

20 Get Your Style On by Shopping Local Cypress Boutiques Offer the Latest in Fashion for All Ages

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34 Ruth Pataine Creates Earth-Inspired, Wearable Art Artisan Michelle Becker Creates One-of-a-Kind Jewelry

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Open House

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Giving Back

28 Hot Spot 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Trend Setter


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GOOD TIMES

Cypress Families Enjoy Bridgeland Nature Fest While Helping Cy-Hope Bridgeland’s 12th Annual Nature Fest attracted 8,000 attendees for a Saturday of fun, family-friendly activities and raised a total of $12,700 for Cy-Hope. This year’s headliner was Animal Planet host Dave Salmoni, who was joined by other wildlife organizations Birds of Prey, Crocodile Encounter, Texas Snakes and Wild Things Zoofari, each specializing in different creatures from many different environments.

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AROUND TOWN sector of work. He has been active in a variety of nonprofits and religious ministries throughout his young and adult life, working in domestic violence shelters, inner-city homeless missions and with Cambodian refugees. He was involved in the cleanup of the Exxon-Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Thad has been active in church ministries, teaching C.C.E. and the Knights of Columbus. He became a Master Catechist through the Arlington Diocese of Virginia in 2009. ShieldBearer.org

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS FOR IN-DEMAND CYBER-SECURITY AND APP DEVELOPMENT CAREERS THREE CFISD STUDENTS SELECTED FOR THE 2019-2020 HOUSTON YOUTH SYMPHONY

mately $86,000 and projected to grow 13% by 2026, Lone Star College – Westway Park Technology Center offers two programs and two new scholar-

CFISD students Romir Adkar, a rising eighth

ships to help fund your training. Students enrolling in

grade student at Smith Middle School; and  Rohil

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and sophomore students at Bridgeland High

Office of Technology Services (OTS) endowments

School; were among 400 musicians selected to

scholarships. Two inaugural recipients will each be

play in the Houston Youth Symphony for the 2019-

awarded $1,000 scholarships for the spring 2020

2020 season. Rohil, Romir and Anika  will all be

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part of the Debut String Orchestra, which is under the direction of Dr. Jackson Guillen and provides foundational experience for developing string players. Concerts are scheduled for the Debut String Orchestra (Nov. 3, 2019; Feb. 9 and May 3, 2020).

BRIDGELAND AND NEW HOMEOWNERS RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

CFISD NAMED 2019 ICLE NATIONAL INNOVATIVE DISTRICT Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is among eight districts nationwide to be named a 2019 National Innovative District for sustaining excellence by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) at the 2019 Model Schools Conference

Bridgeland raised record funds for local char-

held in Washington, DC. Criteria for being selected

ities during its Spring Giving Campaign. The

includes being student-focused, being future-for-

community pledged a donation of $1,000 for each

ward, having a supportive culture, and a commit-

home purchased on behalf of buyers to one of

ment to communication, public relations, branding

the designated charities of their choice: Cy-Hope,

and diversity. Thornton Middle School was also

Cy-Fair Educational Foundation and Leukemia

named an ICLE national model middle school for

& Lymphoma Society. Bridgeland shared the joy

positive campus culture and climate.

of giving with new residents by giving them the opportunity to choose the recipient charity, incorporating them into the fabric of the greater Cypress community. Bridgeland.com

SHIELD BEARER NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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SAVE THE DATE: WILD WEST CASINO NIGHT BENEFITING INSPIRING POSSIBILITIES Support Inspiring Possibilities while enjoying a fun night out! The event on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 6– 11 p.m., All-Star Martial Arts, includes casino tables, a buffet and bar, dancing, live and

Thad Cardine was named the new Shield

silent auctions, games, a costume contest and

Bearer executive director and began serving the

more. There will also be a Grand Prize for the Texas

organization in mid-July. Thad moved his family

Hold’em tournament. Inspiring Possibilities’ mission

from Virginia to Texas four years ago when he felt

is to develop empowering connections between

compelled to return to the nonprofit/ministerial

martial arts and individual goals that encourage

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confidence and physical fitness in the lives of individuals with special needs. Sponsorships are available. Visit InspiringPossibilities.org  and AllStarMA.com for details.

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CFEF AWARDS $566,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO THE CLASS OF 2019

$10,000 IN DESIGN CENTER UPGRADES!*

More than 120 Cypress-Fairbanks ISD graduates celebrated earning scholarships valued at $566,000 at the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation (CFEF) 2019 Scholarship Reception at the Berry Center Aug. 6. The CFEF, which has awarded more than $9 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 CFISD graduates since its inception in 1970, welcomed families of the 122 recipients to the annual event. The reception allowed donors and mentors to meet with scholarship recipients, putting a face with the name on each side and helping start mentormentee relationships. TheCFEF.org

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OPEN HOUSE SITTERLE MODEL HOME OFFERS WINE GROTTO AND MODERN ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS

Entertain in Style Inside a Sunset Harbor Home ARTICLE ERICA HERNANDEZ PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SITTERLE HOMES

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ENTERTAIN IN STYLE INSIDE YOUR OWN WINE GROTTO,

The nearby utility room offers a place to conveniently bathe

COZY UP NEXT TO A GAS-LOG FIREPLACE, OR SHOWER

pets in a specially design pet shower. Humans, meanwhile, can

YOUR PET WITH LOVE INSIDE YOUR VERY OWN IN-HOME

relax in the master bedroom or bathroom. The bedroom boasts

PET SPA.

exposed wooden ceiling beams while the bathroom contains a

For any buyer looking to entertain and easily maintain a stylish living space, this sprawling one-story model home in Sunset Harbor at Towne Lake is a fitting choice. The home, built by Sitterle Homes, spans more than 2,500 square feet and boasts an open concept layout, which allows easy movement throughout. “The open concept is great,” says Nikki Villarreal, a Sitterle Homes sales professional. “It makes the home seem a lot larger than it is. It’s great for entertaining and low maintenance.”

shower and free-standing tub, expansive skylight and double sinks with quartz countertops. The home comes pre-styled with modern earth-toned furniture and can also be included with the home purchase.  Outside, homeowners and their guests can lounge near the wood-burning fireplace in cooler months or power up the pre-installed ceiling fan during the summer. The home is located in the gated Sunset Harbor at Towne Lake

The three-bedroom home comes with a study, three and a half

neighborhood right across from the lake, which offers swim-

bathrooms and a three-car garage. Wood tile covers the floors

ming, boating, inner tubing and other watersports. The nearby

throughout the home, and each bedroom boasts its own suite

Boardwalk at Towne Lake also offers plenty of entertainment

bathroom. The sales price is $626,905.  

options for families and residents.

For those who love to entertain, the house offers a dedicated wine room complete with floor-to-ceiling hand-laid tile, exquisite vaulted-barrel ceilings and a built-in couch. In the den, homeowners and guests alike can enjoy a gas-log fireplace. In the kitchen, food lovers

“You can drive your boat straight to the boardwalk for entertainment and dining,” Nikki says. Buyers interested in viewing or purchasing the model home can contact Nikki with Sitterle Homes for more information. 

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GIVING BACK

Helping Girls Feel Like Princesses GIVING GOWNS FOUNDATION OFFERS PROM DRESSES AND EMPOWERMENT

INSIDE A FORMAL DRESS BOUTIQUE THE SIZE OF A WARE-

VOLUNTEER ROLES

HOUSE, GIRLS CHAT EXCITEDLY WITH PERSONAL SHOPPERS KNOWN SIMPLY AS FAIRY GODMOTHERS. Together the girls and

Fairy Godmother: Much like Cinderella’s magical

their godmothers navigate aisles brimming with glittery gowns and

helper, the fairy godmothers act as personal shop-

dazzling accessories in search of a prom dress.

pers working alongside each girl while showing her

It’s part of a yearly program known as Giving Gowns, which offers

kindness and compassion.

Houston-area teen girls an all-expenses-paid prom shopping experience. The event includes a free prom dress, personal shopping assis-

Inventory Helper: These helpers take charge of

tant, accessories, lunch, travel and an empowering session with a moti-

hanging and returning unwanted dresses, shoes and

vational speaker who aims to teach the girls to see their own beauty.  

jewelry to the showroom floor.

“We believe in surrounding the girls with positivity and encouragement,” says Cassie Miller, president of the organization.

Seamstress: Got sewing skills? These volunteers

The group began more than 10 years ago by founder JoAnn

offer the girls on-site dress alterations such as dress

Trchalek. It has since grown to serve more than 500 girls and offers

hemming, strap alterations and minor repairs. Helpers

a selection of more than 10,000 dresses to girls who might struggle

must bring their own sewing machines.

to pay for prom. Cassie says the average cost of prom is more than $900 and can be a stressful experience for girls and their families.

Seamstress Assistant: This assistant helps the

“No one should have to struggle,” she says.

seamstress with seam-ripping, removing broken zip-

Motivational quotes line the fitting rooms, fairy godmothers smile

pers and other detailed tasks.

and compliment the girls as they try on each dress, and on-site seamstresses make same-day alterations. The entire event centers

Café Worker: These workers plate food and serve

on one premise: make the girls feel loved.

meals to the girls and other guests.   

“I think every girl should get to feel like a princess. Every one of them,” says volunteer Terry Novak, a fairy godmother. “It’s so much

Set-Up and Tear-Down: These men, women and

fun to be a part of that.”  

teens help set up and remove the boutique including

Donate your new and gently used formal gowns year-round, as

dressing rooms, tables, chairs and dress racks.

well as shoes, jewelry, wraps and handbags at any Tide Dry Cleaners in the Houston area. The gowns will be cleaned and delivered to

GivingGown.org

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LEFT MODEL TOP She & Sky Top | $38 BOTTOM Velvet Heart Pants | $76 NECKLACE Julion Insatiable Necklace | $50 EARRINGS Shelia Fajl Earrings | $62 RIGHT MODEL TOP Moon River Top | $70 BOTTOM TCEC Skirt | $56 RETAILER Anything Bling

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Local Table Brings City Vibes to the Suburbs NEW RESTAURANT OFFERS MADE-FROM-SCRATCH, LOCALLY SOURCED MEALS

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WHEN STEPPING INTO LOCAL TABLE

On any given night, the atmosphere is fun,

RESTAURANT IN CYPRESS, YOU FEEL

fresh and vibrant with quality, local-sourced

AS THOUGH YOU’VE LEFT THE SUB-

food as the main feature.

URBS. The chic new eatery features

“Definitely people are more conscious

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of what they’re putting in their bodies,”

daily and expertly sourced from local

Shervin says. “They want to know where

bakeries and farms.

their food’s coming from.”

The hip new hot spot, which opened in

The restaurant is owned by the same

June, is brightly lit with exposed brick walls,

family behind the successful Hungry’s

farmhouse-style tables and a bar stocked

restaurants located in Memorial and Rice

with lively libations, fresh juices and herbs.

Village. The Cypress Local Table is the

The menu boasts farm-to-table cuisine with

second of its kind in the Houston area. The

a Mediterranean flair. Entrees include Tuscan

first, established in Katy, quickly became a

grilled chicken with apricot walnut curry

neighborhood gathering spot along with its

cream sauce, honey ginger-glazed salmon,

sister venture, Local Bar.

lemon pasta, Southern chicken-fried chicken,

Shervin says he plans to also open a

a gyro plate with fries and more. Burgers

Cypress Local Bar in the same strip directly

made with all-natural beef and pizzas made

across from Local Table. Local Bar will offer

with a scrumptious assortment of toppings

Houston beers, appetizers and possibly even

are also on the menu. Weekend brunch

a shuttle service to neighboring Bridgeland

options include tasty plates such as crab cake

and surrounding homes. Live music and

eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, huevos

local sports broadcasts will also be on tap

rancheros, bloody marys and mimosas.

at the venue, which Shervin describes as a

“Everything’s always been delivered to us, prepped fresh and made from scratch daily,” says co-owner Shervin Sharif.

“business casual bar.” Lakeland Village Center at 10535 Fry Road, 832.913.6150, EatAtLocalTable.com CONTINUED >

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR at noon. Lunch and refreshments

Chilosos Taco House. L3 Craft Coffee,

will be provided on the course, and

STAGEWORKS PRESENTS STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Marble Slab and Le Macaron will offer

a 19th-hole party including happy

menu samples. Festivities include

hour and awards dinner follows

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restaurants Local Table, Edelweiss and

live entertainment, caricature artists,

immediately after the tournament.

Stageworks’ Garza Mainstage

bounce houses and and iPhone X give-

Golfers and non-golfers are welcome.

Robert Harling’s beloved play is a trib-

away. Tickets are $10 for  a wine glass

CenterForTheMissing.org

ute to the bond that six women share

and wristband for all tastings. Proceeds

with one another. Set in a small-town

benefit

beauty shop in the South, the women

Foundation. Bridgeland.com

the

Cy-Fair

Educational

of Steel Magnolias trade gossip, recipes and beauty tips. When confronted with tragedy, their true strength  is revealed in their deep-seated love for one another. StageWorks.org

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ADAM J. SKINNER GOLF TOURNAMENT

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14TH ANNUAL FALL GIFT MARKET

SECOND ANNUAL BOOTS FOR TROOPS BENEFIT

p.m. both days and has more than 80

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

The Market runs from 9 a.m. – 4 booths of crafts, clothing, collectibles,

Lone Star Icehouse

toys, home decor and holiday deco-

(Spring Cypress and Highway 249)

rations and features a Silent Auction.

Come join us for a night of fund-

St. Mary’s Tea Room will have an

raising toward our mission with live

array of food and homemade goodies.

Blackhorse Golf Club

music by Jake Bush, raffle tickets,

Proceeds support the church’s out-

The annual golf tournament benefits the

barbecue plates, drink specials and

reach and projects. Admission is free.

Adam J. Skinner Memorial Scholarship

Concert in the Country ticket give-

StMarysCypress.org

of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation.

aways! Boots4Troops.org

Registration and lunch begin at 10 a.m., and the Scramble Shotgun Start is at 11 a.m. The awards dinner start at 4 p.m. CyFairChamber.com

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25 2019 YMCA CALIENTE GOLF CLASSIC

SEP 27 – OCT 4 WALLER COUNTY FAIR & RODEO Waller County Fairgrounds

Hosted by Taco Ole, the fair and rodeo

Blackhorse Ranch Golf Club

features

Proceeds from the Golf Classic benefit

events, an auction, a carnival, food

livestock

judging,

rodeo

the Annual Campaign at the D. Bradley

and drinks, live entertainment, a bar-

Berry Center

McWilliams YMCA at Cypress Creek

becue cook-off and more! Proceeds

Presented by the Cy-Fair Women’s

and will be used to directly address

support the Waller County Fair

Club, the marketplace offers a large

issues impacting our communities.

Association academic and vocational

variety of manufactured and hand-

One hundred percent of the dollars

scholarship opportunities for the area

made items including clothing, jewelry,

raised stay in our community to assist

youth. WallerCountyFair.org

food products, home decor and more.

those in need. Registration opens at 11

The event helps fund the club’s philan-

a.m., and the shotgun starts at 1 p.m.

thropic efforts including scholarships

YMCAHouston.org

for graduating CFISD students, local charities and an endowment for an ongoing scholarship at the Lone Star College, Cy-Fair.  Free admission and parking. CyFairWomensClub.org

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GROOVFEST

2019 AMBER ALERT PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT

& the Spinsations will perform on

Tomball Depot

The Fab 5, Picture Book and Johnnie the main stage. A giant Volkswagen

Blackhorse Ranch Golf Club

show, groovy giveaways, a kids' zone,

The tournament benefits the Texas

vendors and more! Free admission

Center for the Missing, Houston’s

and parking. Gates open at 9 a.m. for

Amber Alert provider. Registration

the VW show with live music begin-

Bridgeland Lakeland Village Center

opens at 11 a.m., and the four-person

ning at 11 a.m. It's a celebration of all

Enjoy food and wine pairings at

team scramble has a shotgun start

things groovy, baby. TomballTX.gov

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01 Rounded moonstone bracelet with faceted agate. 14-karat gold-fill accents, set of two | $59

WORK OF ART. Some pieces are hammered or textured by hand while others contain opal or turquoise stones she carefully sourced from faraway lands.  "My goal is wearable art," Michelle says. "I like to design and create wearable art." Michelle, a longtime jewelry sales representative turned designer, creates each piece from scratch. She cuts the metals,

02 Sleeping Beauty turquoise bracelet. Arizona-sourced turquoise with .925 sterling silver and mosaic-patterned toggle closure | $800 03 Seasons of Change leaf earrings. Copper and 14-karat gold-fill leaves with sterling silver and gold-fill ear wires. Genuine jade accent | $99

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into the pieces and meticulously shapes her designs by hand. Her studio, which also doubles as her workshop, is home to dozens of dazzling  earth-inspired necklaces, bracelets and rings. Clients can meet with her or view her collection by appointment.    RUTH PATAINE JEWELRY 15835 Mueschke Road, Cypress 713.553.4298 

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04 Sleeping Beauty turquoise ring. Arizona-sourced turquoise set in .925 sterling silver | $160 05 Mexican fire opal necklace wirewrapped with 14-karat gold | $450 06 Leather necklace. Copper piece mounted on braided leather. Purple beading, copper and agate trinkets | $99


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