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Ten Years! I still need to pinch myself to make sure it’s really happening. It feels as if it was yesterday when in March 2013 we launched the inaugural edition of what today is a handsome magazine we can be proud of.
I am humbled to have been representing some of the most prestigious brands and professional offices in Houston and The Woodlands for many years now, while at the same time, I’m proud to have the trajectory that was brought us from a small Spanish magazine in 2013 to the luxurious and entertaining publication it is today. I’d like to share my testimony with you and “How It All Started”, on page 35.
This 10-Year Special Anniversary issue is somewhat different from previous ones. This time around we decided to go quite visual, with a 14-page section including highlights of our photography from 2014, and a beautiful 24-page spread we just photographed in River Oaks.
Teaming up with renowned luxury architect and interior designer Carlos Castroparedes, we assembled a section summarizing the evolution of Houston and The Woodlands during our ten-year history, starting on page 42.
Lastly, I’d like to invite you to make definite plans to join us for Cinco de Mayo weekend (Friday, May 5h through Sunday 7th), for “ Horsepower Unleashed ”, a combination of the 2023 First Part (to be continued in September at MSR) of the 8th Annual Houston Exotic Auto Festival partnering with FEI -Fédération Équestre Internationale - as they bring for the first time to Houston an International Jumping Equestrian Competition, at Haras Hacienda . This is going to be a very imposing and fun experience, produced by LUXCIOR and Haras Dos Cavaleiros, and presented by Lamborghini Houston. Visit www.HoustonExoticAutoFestival.com for all the details.
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HOW IT ALL STARTED
I will never forget when in March 2013 we published our first issue of LUXCIOR, back then named “Houston Latina”, originally a Spanish magazine.
As I was driving along I-45, I decided to stop by IndiGO Auto Group -Lamborghini Houston and Porsche of North Houston-, where I handed a copy of the magazine to the receptionist and asked her to please pass it on to her manager. I never expected her to actually stand up and walk to the back, magazine in hand, to a few minutes later come back to tell me: “They want to see you”. “Who are they”? -I wondered-, but I went with the flow and followed her back to an office where I was greeted by Todd Blue -founder and then CEO of IndiGO Auto Group- who was in the middle of a meeting with then-General Manager Kelly Wolf (Mr. Wolf today is the CEO and Dealer Principal of indiGO Auto Group, overseeing the company’s 20 luxury dealerships, which include Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, VW, Bentley, McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, Aston Martin, and Ferrari in California, Texas, and Missouri.
I couldn’t believe Todd and Kelly interrupted their meeting to invite me in. As I sat down, I distinctly remember as if it was yesterday, when Mr. Blue went on to tell me while going through the magazine: “What you are doing is very smart. A luxury magazine for Latinos, what a great idea” . Then he went on to explain that one out of three cars he was selling for both Lamborghini and Porsche -the only two brands IndiGO had in Houston at the time-, was purchased by Hispanics, 80% of whom lived in The Woodlands (remember, this was 10 years ago). We shook hands and Lamborghini and Porsche became my very first luxury clients. Later IndiGO added McLaren and Rolls-Royce to their list of high-end brands, to become Houston’s #1 ultra-luxury automobile campus, and also brands we proudly continue to represent.
Later on, I decided to change the name Houston Latinos to LUXCIOR (what a great move!). As time went by I noticed everyone was trying to get their hands on LUXCIOR (our covers are the ones to blame), but because it was in Spanish I was missing out on a great proportion of Houston’s population. So I gradually went from Spanish to bilingual, and from bilingual to English, as it is today. After all, most Latinos from our following are bilingual anyway, so we didn’t actually lose any audience. On the contrary, we gained tenfold from all other segments.Martin Gondra, Publisher
Another great story I can’t forget was with ACPS - Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery-. I tried for a straight year to gain their business. I met with them at least three times, but the answer kept on being a big “No”. In mid-2014 -at the completion of our first year- I got a call from Jeremy Hartling, to this day their Chief Development Officer, who told me, and I quote as I will never forget: “We have been following your magazine, and we really like what you are doing. Our clients love it. So we decided to come on board. Is your back cover available?” Nine years later, they are not only still our back cover but also great friends. And I must say the same about Richard Vander Dys, owner of Vander Dys Fine Jewelers in The Woodlands, someone I admire for his extraordinary knowledge, passion for the world of fine jewelry, and integrity. Over the years we became close friends. Lastly, from those early days, I must recognize Gianfranco Percovich, founder of Sal y Pimienta, my client and friend since he started with iconic Tango & Malbec on Sage Rd. in Galleria, as you probably remember.
I won’t get into listing all the great businesses we had the privilege to represent, as I don’t want to leave anyone out, but it has been a wonderful experience, even through the usual challenges of any growing enterprise.
I am grateful to all of those businesses, whether they are still our clients or not, and I pray that God may continue to bless and prosper them all.
I must also recognize our team, in Houston, and from other states and abroad. I always believed that success in any enterprise can only happen when you surround yourself with the right people. Not one single person can achieve much without the right people. So I must start with Manuel Reuter, who from the very first year helped me make LUXCIOR a success, and still to this day continues to contribute. Carlos Castroparedes, an extraordinary architect and interior designer, cultural contributor, and friend. Richard Vander Dys, a dear friend and great supporter. And of course, lastly but always first and foremost, to our awesome God, for his direction and never-ending goodness.
Today, after ten straight years of publishing in Houston, the most amazing city in the nation, and having seen all of “The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly (like Harvey, Covid, Santa Fe, etc.), I still feel like singing “like it’s 1999”!
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HHow exciting being in Houston and The Woodlands, at their best time ever! During these last 10 years, we have seen this city experience unprecedented growth in literally all areas, redefining and elevating the standard of living for its residents.
The Greater Houston metropolitan area -which includes The Woodlands up to Conroe- embodies luxury and prosperity. Known for its thriving economy and diverse industries, Houston is the perfect place for those who are looking to live in a world-class city with endless opportunities for wealth creation.
A major sign of Houston’s success is the fact that it ranks as the fifth city in the United States with the largest number of millionaires -estimated at over 130,000-, according to data from the Spectrem Group and other sources. And it all has happened over the last few years!
According to Forbes, 11 Houstonians made it into the list of the top 400 wealthiest in the US as of 2022. Jeffery Hildebrand, co-founder of private oil and gas company Hilcorp saw his net worth double to $11 billion this past year, according to Forbes. Other famous Houstonians on the Forbes list are Tilman Fertitta, Rich Kinder, John Arnold, and Janice McNair.
Houston’s strong economy and thriving real estate market have created many opportunities for luxury and wealth creation. Its status as one of the top regions in the United States with the largest number of millionaires is a testament to the luxury lifestyle that is available in the region. Whether you are interested in energy, healthcare, aerospace, real estate, retail, entertainment, or tech, Houston has a lot to offer.
One of the primary drivers of Houston’s luxury economy is the energy sector. The city is home to many major energy companies, including ExxonMobil, Shell, and BP, which have their headquarters in our city. The oil and gas industry has been a major driver of Houston’s growth for decades, and the recent surge in shale gas production has helped to create even more opportunities for energy-related businesses. This has led to an influx of high-paying jobs in the energy sector, which has contributed to the growth of Houston’s millionaire population.
Another key industry in Houston is healthcare. The city is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world. The center employs over 106,000 people and sees more than 10 million patient visits each year. The healthcare industry is a major driver of the local economy and has helped to create many high-paying jobs in fields such as medicine, research, and administration. This has attracted many wealthy individuals to the area, contributing to Houston’s status as a luxury hotspot.
Houston’s real estate market is also a significant factor impacting its economy. The city has a diverse range of neighborhoods, from high-end suburbs to downtown condominiums, which cater to a wide range of tastes and budgets. The city’s low cost of living compared to other major cities, coupled with its strong economy, has made it an attractive location for those looking to invest in luxury properties. As property values continue to rise, those who own real estate in the region are likely to see their wealth increase as well.
Houston’s tech industry is rapidly growing, driven by top-tier universities and research institutions, a supportive business environment, and a diverse population. High-profile startups and established companies, such as Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, have already set up shop in the city. As the industry continues to flourish, Houston is set to become a world-class destination.
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Houston’s population growth is not only driven by its booming luxury developments but also by an influx of people from other states, and abroad. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, from 2010 to 2019, Houston had a net gain of over 600,000 people from out of state. And this number grew substantially during the pandemic, with thousands of families moving especially from California, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, not to mention the huge numbers of immigrants from all
around the world. This migration has brought new ideas and cultures to the city, making it even more vibrant and energized.
In 2013, exactly ten years ago, it became national news that New York was taken down from its centuries-old reign as the most diverse city in the nation to #2 after Houston. And we hold that coveted #1 position strong to this day.
Many people are drawn to Houston for its job opportunities, particularly in the energy and healthcare industries. Houston is home to the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center, which employs over 100,000 people. Additionally, Houston is the headquarters for 24 Fortune 500 companies, including ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, Sysco, and Hewlett Packard, to name a few.
As a result of this influx of people, Houston’s arts and culture scene has become even more vibrant and diverse. With new residents come new ideas and perspectives, leading to the growth of new art forms, music scenes, and cultural institutions. Houston’s arts and culture scene has become a reflection of its diverse population, with offerings ranging from traditional ballet and theater to experimental music and street art.
The Houston Museum District, located in the heart of the city, is home to 19 museums, galleries, and cultural institutions, each with its own unique offerings and exhibitions. The district features world-renowned institutions. Here are some of them:
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) is the oldest art museum in Texas. The museum’s original building was designed in 1924 by William Ward Watkin in the Neoclassical style. The South facade features tall Greek columns. In contrast, Van der Rohe’s addition on the North side of the museum stands as a renowned example of International style. Along with the National Gallery in Berlin, the additions to MFAH is Mies van der Rohe’s only museum work.
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. As a non-collecting museum, it strives to provide a forum for visual arts of the present and recent past and document new directions in art, while engaging the public and encouraging a greater understanding of contemporary art through education programs.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ( HMNS) The acclaimed traveling exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs features more than 100 works of art, most of which had never been shown in the United States prior to this tour. Half of these spectacular treasures come from the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
Houston also boasts a vibrant music scene, with a range of venues and genres to suit every taste. From the world-renowned Houston Symphony Orchestra to local jazz clubs and indie rock venues, Houston’s music scene is a reflection of its diverse population and influences.
All of these cultural offerings contribute to Houston’s overall growth and appeal, particularly in terms of attracting new residents and businesses to the city. The presence of world-class cultural institutions and arts scenes are often seen as indicators of a city’s livability and quality of life, making Houston an attractive destination for young professionals and families.
LUXURY SHOPPING CENTERS AND MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS TREND
Since 2012, Houston has seen tremendous growth in its luxury sector with the opening of many developments that cater to affluent individuals. There is a clear trend towards mixed-use developments, which combine residential, commercial, and retail spaces in one convenient location.
One of the most notable is the River Oaks District, which since its opening in 2015 has brought to Houston the pleasures of an ultra-luxury shopping experience comparable to Rodeo Drive, by offering top names in fashion such as Dolce & Gabbana, Hermes, Harry Windston, Cartier, Dior, Van Cleef & Arpels, Rolex, Patek Philippe at De Boulle, Alice + Olivia, Zimmermann, Moreau, Canali, Assouline, and Vince, to name a few.
And when it comes to some of the finest cuisine and sweets, it’s worth mentioning Steak 48, MAD, Café Toulouse, Le Colonial, Loch Bar, Ouzo Bay, Bisou, Little Hen, The Tuck Room, Amorino, and the most recent addition almost ready to open, Bari Italian Restaurant. These in addition to the Grey House Apartments, office spaces, Epic -Houston’s most luxurious movie theatre experience-, and Equinox, a high-end fitness center.
The Heights, a historic neighborhood in Houston, has also seen a recent surge in development as well. New luxury apartment buildings like The Driscoll at River Oaks and The Susanne offer upscale amenities like rooftop lounges and resort-style swimming pools. The Heights is also home to a growing number of high-end restaurants and bars, including Better Luck Tomorrow.
In addition to these well-known neighborhoods, there are also several new developments underway that promise to bring luxury living to new heights in Houston. The Ivy Lofts is a high-rise residential building in the East End that will offer micro-unit apartments with high-end finishes and amenities like a rooftop pool and fitness center. The Houstonian Estates is a new gated community in the Memorial area that will offer luxury homes with private swimming pools and lush landscaping. Residences at The Allen is another spectacular mixed-use addition to Houston’s highrise ultra-luxury living, with apartments and penthouses above the 14-story Thompson Hotel reaching the $16 million bar.
CityCentre is another prime example of this trend. The development includes luxury apartments, office spaces, and retail stores such as Brahmin, Allen Edmonds, Nike, and Lululemon, among many others, as well as a variety of dining options ranging from casual to fine including names like Sal y Pimienta, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s, Studio Movie Grill, RA Sushi, Brio, and Sweet Paris.
Another exciting mixed-use development is the Kirby Collection, located in the Upper Kirby neighborhood. This development features luxury apartments, office space, and high-end retail stores like Atelier Isabelle Rose and Tootsies. The Kirby Collection also includes a rooftop pool and lounge area, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Houston’s growth in luxury developments and upscale communities is a testament to the city’s vibrant economy and diverse population. As more and more people flock to the city for its high quality of life, developers are responding by creating luxurious and innovative living spaces that cater to the needs and desires of today’s discerning consumers.
The Grand City of Houston is quickly becoming a destination for those seeking the ultimate in luxury living. With its world-class shopping and dining opportunities, stunning architecture, and innovative mixed-use developments, all of which are supported by a strong and boisterous international economy. Houston is a city on the rise showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
The Woodlands REDEFINING LUXURY LIVING
The Woodlands is a master-planned community that has become a haven for those seeking a luxurious and peaceful lifestyle, particularly over the last 10 years, with a huge increase in new residents from abroad. With its picturesque landscapes, abundant green spaces, world-class amenities, and thriving economy, The Woodlands has been consistently ranked as one of the top five best places to live in the United States.
The Woodlands was developed by George P. Mitchell in the early 1970s and was designed to be a self-contained community that blends residential, commercial, and natural elements seamlessly. Today, The Woodlands spans over 28,000 acres and is home to well over 114,000 residents as of 2020. The community features a diverse range of housing options, from multi-million-dollar estates to more affordable townhomes and apartments, ensuring that there is a home for every lifestyle and budget.
One of the key features that set The Woodlands apart is its emphasis on preserving its natural environment. The community features over 200 miles of hiking and biking trails, several parks, and more than 7,000 acres of green space. The Woodlands also boasts several golf courses, including the world-renowned Woodlands Country Club, which has hosted several PGA Tour events.
The Woodlands is also a hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The Woodlands Mall and Market Street are premier shopping destinations just a walking distance apart from each other, that feature over 200 stores and dining opportunities, including luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Tiffany & Co. The community also boasts a good number of fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and bars that offer a diverse range of cuisines and atmospheres.
For those seeking cultural experiences, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is a world-class outdoor amphitheater that hosts concerts, performances, and events year-round. The community also has its own symphony orchestra, ballet company, and theater group.
In addition to its residential and commercial offerings, The Woodlands has also become a thriving business center. The community is home to several major corporations, including ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips Chemical, and Huntsman Corporation. The Woodlands also has its own business district, Town Center, which features several office buildings, hotels, and conference centers.
The Woodlands has continued to evolve and expand over the years, with several new developments and projects underway.
Hughes Landing is a 66-acre mixed-use development that features luxury apartments, office buildings, and retail space. The community is also home to several master-planned neighborhoods, such as Carlton Woods - an enclosed private community that is home to some of the wealthiest of the rich -, East Shore, and Creekside Park.
The Woodlands has redefined luxury living by offering a unique blend of natural beauty, modern amenities, and a strong sense of community. It’s no wonder that The Woodlands has become a top destination for those seeking a high-quality lifestyle in a serene setting.
There is much to be said about sports in Houston, starting with the two World Series dominated by Houston-pride Astros in 2017 and 2022, to the purchase of the Rockets by Tilman Fertitta in 2017, and many things in between over the course of the last ten years.
One of the most significant has to do with the sport that is taking over America and Houston: Soccer. This sport, by far the most popular in the world, is also becoming the most popular in the country and our city, equally played by people of all ages, all races, and genders.
This boom in the US and particularly Houston over the last decade has led to next year’s Copa America 2024, the most important tournament that in-
cludes most countries from North, Central, and South America, to be held in the US from June 14 through July 13, 2024, with some of the matches to be played at NRG. Argentina will be defending the current title.
In addition to this event, and certainly much more important, the 2026 FIFA World Cup -the 23rd quadrennial international tournament of the men’s soccer championship contested by the national teams from 48 countries (16 more than the 32 nations that played in Qatar 2022)- will be -for the first time- jointly hosted by 16 cities in three North American countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States, thus named “The United 2026”.
Argentina is also the actual world champion after defeating France in 2022.
There will be a total of 80 matches in this tournament, out of which Canada and Mexico will host 10 each, leaving the remaining 60 matches to the United States, including every match from the quarterfinals onward.
The 16 host cities selected by FIFA, include 2 cities in Canada, 3 in Mexico, and 11 in the United States. Houston is one of them, as part of the Central Division. Only four venues (Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Vancouver) are indoor stadiums that use retractable roof systems and are equipped with climate control. This represents a significant advantage to prevent any unexpected weather conditions.
Houston’s NRG Stadium -home of The Texans-, will host at least five or six matches over a 35-day period, which could very well include semi-finals and even the World Final. During these weeks Houston will experience a flood of people and most industries will see a surge as they have never experienced before.
In addition to the gigantic influx of cash into our economy during the games, most industries will start capitalizing months and years in advance. This year and in 2024 we will start seeing a growing number of new developments and infrastructure, and existing businesses expanding their capacity, creating thousands of jobs across multiple industries.
Houston is going to experience a new phase in its already fast growth to accommodate the impact of 2026, and beyond. We are entering a new and exciting chapter in the history of our city.
Another sport that has gained extraordinary traction through the last decade is the equestrian discipline. For many years the Polo season in Houston has been recognized as being one of the most important in the USA. And a new era has been developing in this arena.
Houston has a magnificent Polo Club in the Uptown area, while right now there is a new big development taking place in the Brookshire area with the expectation to turn it into a world-class campus for this sport and other equestrian disciplines.
The Sendera Equestrian States is developing new state-of-the-art facilities with the most beautiful and professional Polo courts and equestrian stables.
Rafael Chávez Monzón, founder of Haras Dos Cavaleiros, brought Houston to an entirely new level in equestrian sports, through the European discipline known as “Working equitation”, performed by the extraordinary Lusitano horses -originally from Portugal. This very high-end sport is hosted at luxurious Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, also property of Mr. Chavez Monzon, where the best horses from around the nation and the world gather to compete through a series of practices and tournaments all year round. The Ultimate Haras Cup Grand Prix takes place October 13th through 15th.
Fédération Equestre Internationale enters the Houston equestrian sports scene
This year, a remarkable new addition was brought to Houston by Haras Dos Cavaleiros: Fédération Equestre Internationale’s (FEI.org) Jumper Horse Competition. The International Federation for Equestrian Sports is the international governing body of equestrian sports. The FEI headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland, and will be performing for the first time in our city an international Jumper Horse Competition, the weekend of May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) through the 7th.
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To make things even more exciting, Haras Dos Cavaleiros and Haras Hacienda invited LUXCIOR and its Houston Exotic Auto Festival -also launched in our city nearly a decade ago and sponsored by Lamborghini Houston- to join in a single major equestrian and exotic automobile event that same weekend, where enthusiasts of both events will gather together for a fabulous weekend of luxury and fun.
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Traditions are meant to remain unmolestedMariana Rombado
Uruguayan cuisine is internationally valued for the extreme quality of its 100% organic meats. This means grass-fed cattle, no use of antibiotics or hormones in the cows, and no fertilizers or pesticides on the grass. This is not optional, it’s the law. That’s why while other countries were banned from exporting their meats into the US, Uruguayan beef was ranked in the top two. Furthermore, Uruguayan beef always comes up in the top ten in the world, no matter what kind of criteria you use to do your research.
Why is this relevant to us? Because as far as we know, the only restaurant in Houston that specializes in Uruguayan beef is Sal y Pimienta, in City Centre, founded, as you probably guessed, by Houston’s indisputable number one Uruguayan restauranteur, Gianfranco Percovich.
Although Sal y Pimienta has gained a solid reputation over the last nine years among meat lovers, this restaurant is also known for its pasta, “ceviche”, desserts, and wines.
Although the tradition dating from almost a decade ago remains intact, Gianfranco won’t stop traveling to South America in search of the next elevated experience for his patrons. So every so often you can expect to find new dishes on the menu that add to the popular ones that no one would dare to touch.
However, this time around, rather than bringing a new idea or recipe, he brought an entire “Juan José Etchevarne”, one of the most awarded chefs in the South American country. For two weeks he will be testing his unique dishes in Houston, and training the already expert house chefs on new techniques and flavors for main courses and even desserts. To our fascination, we had the opportunity to taste some of them: definitely another level.
As a good Uruguayan, wine is a mandatory part of any meal. Family and friends’ gatherings cannot be conceived without it. At the same time Chef Juan José arrived in Houston, so did both Pizzorno brothers, owners with their parents of the award-winning label that bears the family name, now in its fourth generation, from the Canelones Region. So here is another tradition that gets deeply rooted as a fundamental part of any Sal y Pimienta memorable dining experience. So on your next visit, you’ll know what to order.
And if you still haven’t experienced S&P, beware, you may get addicted.Juan José Etchevarne Master Chef
SHADOWS & MIRRORS MIRRORS
20 floors above River Oaks
in Houston’s most eclectic penthouse
Astral jewel peak shoulder jacket in light ivory. Black and soft pink dress by Alexander McQueen.
One-shoulder CarnationPrint Dress. Drop earring in top quality diamond. $8,500 Eternity diamond ring, 4.5 carats total weight. $12,500
Five-row diamonds bracelet, all by Daniel & Co. $29,000Monica: Dolce & Gabbana
A very special highlight to mention about this superb space is the cushioned Élitis French wallpaper “Botánica Collection”.
Models: Monica Agaybi @monica_agaybi
Aaeen Momon @a.a.e.e.n
Leen Taha @majdileen
Kristine Michelle Deal @injectedbykristine
Rutvi Chauhan @ruthie_rutvi
Courtney El-Zokm @contouredbydrcourtney
Photography by Saba Hussain @sabadesignstudio.photography
Designs: Saks Fifth Ave.
Jewelry and Timepieces by Daniel & Co.
Makeup: Paty Fonseca @pattijfonseca
Hair Stylist: Alma Acosta @beautyartmakeupacademy
Location: Bayou Bend Towers’ three-story penthouse, courtesy of Carmina Zamorano.
Penthouse designer: Carlos Castroparedes.
A local and original LUXCIOR Magazine production.by Carolina Estrada
LUXE FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
Timeless aesthetics and luxurious precision.
Santos de Cartier, Panthere de Cartier, and Trinity de Cartier collections all feature high-end craftsmanship. Cartier shines again both men’s and women’s sunglasses this spring-summer season.
As a jeweller of eyewear, Cartier applies the same procedures as with its jewellery pieces. Its craftsman-like approach places the material at the heart of the creative process. Acetate, a cellulose-based material, is worked at Cartier in the same way as wood, horn or gold.
A delicate craft process, lacquering consists of depositing the lacquer by hand with a brush or a syringe into a recesses hollowed from the metal. Lacquered piece is then over-dried for three hours. Then lacquerer goes on to grind and polish the piece, before diamond-polishing it, until the lacquerer is truly levelled. This jewellery skill is used in the production of the panther head in the ‘Panthere Wild de Cartier’ frame where each of the animal’s spots is crafted from black lacquer made flush with the metal.
Among the pioneers in the use of wood in eyewear, Cartier began using this material in 1992. Noble, it requires many skilled interventions such as cutting, polishing, machining and finally varnishing, which gives it a shiny appearance and protects the surface. Each temple consists of 12 thin layers of wood glued and pressed together in a process called lamination used by Cartier to maximize the strength of each frame.
It can measure up to a meter but only a very small part of the horn meets Cartier’s criteria in terms of quality and aesthetics. The construction of thin strips layered crosswise ensures quality, resistance to warping and the stability of each frame.
Cartier has an independent workshop in the Manufacture where work with precious metal in carried out. All Cartier solid gold frames are 18 carats. Cartier uses 3 tones of gold, worked with extreme thinness and delicacy.
SANTOS DE CARTIER SUNGLASSES
SPOIL YOUR EYES WITH PRESCRIPTION LENSES IN A CARTIER FASHIONABLE FRAME
What could be more fashionable than dressing up your face by wearing your prescriptions on a fabulous Cartier frame? There is a store in Houston where you can find the most exquisite selection of Cartier sunglasses, which can also be turned into your perfect prescription frames. Briargrove TSO, right down the street from Galleria, carries a fabulos selection of Cartier Sunglasses and frames.
6100 Westheimer Rd., #136-A, Houston, Texas 77057 713.785.2022 | TSOBriargrove.com
A The Woodlands’ VISUAL STATEMENT V
A day with Aaeen, one of the most stricking faces Southern Texas has to offer, this time, beautifully enhanced by the finest jewelry The Woodlands can produce. Let’s start with this lavish 18k white gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers necklace exhibits intense oval blue sapphires weighing a total of 36.70 carats. In between the blues are brilliant cut round white diamond spacers at approximately 1.63 total carat weight.
This luxurious platinum Vander Dys Fine Jewelers 4.57 carat, emerald cut, blue sapphire ring is enhanced by 2 trapezoid cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.70 carats and round brilliant cut diamonds weighing a total of 1.45 carats.
This enchanting platinum Vander Dys Fine Jewelers tennis bracelet exhibits 4.83 carats of princess cut vivid blue sapphires decorated by 4.23 carats of sparkling princess cut white diamonds.
These 18k yellow and white gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers extraordinary dangle earrings showcase two substantial size oval sapphires weighing a total of 7.15 carats, and an array of round brilliant cut diamonds weighing a total of 0.77 carats.
This stunning 18k white gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers ring showcases a spectacular 7.75 carat cushion shaped vivid green emerald, and is enriched by a brilliant halo of round white diamonds weighing a total of 1.15 carats.
This beautiful 18k white gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers necklace features one luscious pear-shaped emerald weighing 1.67 carats, and is adorned by 2.36 carats of round brilliant shaped diamonds in a halo and chain.
This gorgeous pair of 18k white gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers green emerald dangle earrings showcase two pear shaped amazing emeralds weighing a total of 5.66 carats, and framed by a halo of 2.83 carats of beautiful, and brilliant round white diamonds.
This substantial platinum & 18k yellow gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers ring features a striking 3.85 carat emerald with two sparkling trapezoid cut white diamonds weighing a total of 0.85 carats.
Here Aaeen is showcasing this exquisite, 18k white gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers clover ring with a very rare and beautiful 2.03 carat fancy green diamond center is adorned by marquise cut diamonds weighing a total of 1.38 carats, pear shaped pink diamonds weighing 0.34 carats, and round brilliant cut white diamonds weighing a total of 0.44 carats. round white diamonds weighing a total of 1.82 carats
This sensational, 18k white gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers immaculately set multi-colored diamonds exhibit the most vivid and spectacular array of 3.62 total carats of fancy multi-colored diamonds and the brightest round brilliant cut white diamonds
These timeless, 18k white gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers flashy chandelier diamond earrings adorn pear shaped and round brilliant cut diamonds weighing a total of 9.39 carats
This breathtaking 18k white gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers choker cluster diamond necklace beautifully exhibits 217 of the most brilliant pear and round shaped brilliant diamonds weighing a total of 26.56 carats.
This remarkable 18k yellow gold five strand flexible necklace from the Piero Milano GOA collection features 13 stunning diamond stations with a total weight of 0.64 carats.
This amazing 18k yellow gold 9 strand flexible bracelet from the Piero Milano GOA collection features 19 beautiful diamond stations weighing a total of 0.81 carats.
This remarkable 18k yellow gold 5 strand flexible ring from the Piero Milano GOA collection features 5 beautiful diamond stations weighing a total of 0.19 carats.
This alluring 18k white and yellow gold Vander Dys Fine Jewelers drop earrings features two fancy yellow diamonds weighing a total of 2.12 carats, two fancy yellow diamonds weighing 0.70 carats, and 62 pave round diamonds weighing a total of 1.09 carats.
Model Aaeen Momin
Jewelry by Vander Dys Fine Jewelers.
Photography by LUXCIOR’s fashion photographer, Saba Hussein.
Makeup by Paty Fonseca.
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Right on time for Summer INTRODUCING HEIGHTS PLASTIC SURGERY AND STUDIO ESSEX MED SPA
Our philosophy at Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Med Spa is to elevate confidence and create self-inspiration. Our goal is to have you looking and feeling your best by helping you achieve a healthy mind, spirit and appearance. We offer high end advanced aesthetic plastic surgery and anti-aging/rejuvenating procedures to complement and enhance your inner beauty. Dr. Cara Downey and Dr. Jamal Bullocks place the client experience as the utmost priority. Together, these highly trained and board-certified plastic surgeons aim to employ the science and artistry of plastic surgery, while simultaneously providing you with a 5+ star luxury experience.
What makes us different? We don’t believe in “one-size-fits-all.” If a complex surgical enhancement isn’t the option for you, we offer other alternatives to achieve and maintain your goals. We believe there is a symphonic balance between surgical and non-surgical technologies necessary to accomplish the highest level of results and provide a customized plan combining these philosophies.
We treat you like family from the moment you begin your journey with us. Your time with us and our dedicated staff will feel uniquely yours and our attention is undivided. In order to maintain a top-level experience across your entire journey, we have our very own surgery center located conveniently within our practice.
Our team consists of board-certified anesthesiologists and experienced operating room staff whose priority is patient safety. Surgical procedures we offer at Heights Plastic Surgery include liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, breast reduction and/or lift, Brazilian butt lifts, face lifts, and complete mommy makeovers.
Aside from our surgical practice, we also have a full-service medical spa, Studio Essex. Studio Essex Medical Spa is the fastest growing doctor owned med spa in Houston!
At Studio Essex we carry the latest concepts in skincare procedures and technologies, as well as the highest-grade medical products for skin care and injections.
Our certified injectors and aestheticians are talented specialists in nonsurgical facial and skin rejuvenation. One of our injectors is a GAIN (Galderma Aesthetic Injector Network) trainer, an honor only given to nationally recognized aesthetic injectors! Additionally, we provide the full spectrum of medical aesthetic services at Studio Essex including toxin injections (Botox or Dysport), fillers, collagen inducing therapies, microneedling, chemical peels, laser, body contouring, IV supplementation and physician supervised weight management.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so come into Heights Plastic Surgery and tell us what you want to see.” - Dr. Cara Downey
Artistry in Aesthetics
Meet Dr. Courtney, Houston’s Premier Plastic Surgeon
WWith an eye for beauty, meticulous attention to detail, and years of rigorous training, Dr. Courtney is quickly becoming one of the top renowned names in plastic surgery.
As a leading plastic surgeon in the greater Houston area, Dr. Courtney El-Zokm is dedicated to understanding and fulfilling the unique cosmetic goals of each patient he serves, and offering them a renewed sense of confidence in their appearance. He has built a reputation for his well known warmth; his caring nature fosters a deep connection with his patients, and he takes pride in being a partner on their journey to heightened self-esteem.
A native of Texas, Dr. Courtney obtained his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M before studying medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center. With over a decade of training under his belt, Dr. Courtney completed rigorous residency and fellowship programs in general and plastic surgery at The Texas Medical Center - one of the largest and most advanced plastic surgery centers in the world. His reputation for excellence draws patients from around the globe to seek his expert care.
Background in Complex Procedures
During his surgical residency, Dr. Courtney spent years developing his technical and surgical skills at one of the busiest trauma centers in the country. This experience exposed him to a diverse array of surgical
approaches and techniques, enabling him to become well-equipped and qualified to perform intricate surgeries that require finesse. Following residency, Dr. Courtney pursued an additional three-year fellowship program in plastic surgery, focused on cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and body.
Creating a Reputation
Dr. Courtney was fortunate to spend his entire medical and surgical training at The Texas Medical Center in Houston, where he was mentored by some of the most prominent and esteemed plastic surgeons in the field. During this time, he honed his skills and proficiency in custom cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, frequently called upon to perform very complex and technically challenging procedures. With hundreds of surgeries under his belt and a deep knowledge of both surgical and non-surgical techniques, Dr. Courtney delivers beautiful, natural-looking results that have earned him a reputation as a true master of his craft.
Dr. Courtney can be reached at 929 Gessner Rd Suite 2200, Houston, TX 77024 713.489.1630 | DrCourtney.com
State of the Art Facility Utilizing Digital Dentistry and Laser Technology
Polish Dentistry, located in the heart of Houston, has always stood out among the crowd. While private practices are often pushed out by large corporate chains, Polish has kept a strong foothold since its establishment in 2008, consistently adhering to their philosophy of quality, individualized dental care. Hospitality and patient comfort are key elements to this. Established patients find familiar faces of front desk professionals who greet them at the door; they are seen by Dental Hygienists who believe in relationship building and patient education; and are treated by an expert team of Dentists who work collaboratively together.
Though they have been serving Houstonians for over 15 years, Polish Dentistry recently moved into a brand-new building just walking distance from their longtime location. The structure itself is making a mark on the popular Westheimer stretch, paving the way for the higher-end residential properties and fine dining restaurants that are popping up between Montrose and Downtown. Easy to spot with its floor-to-ceiling windows, bright stucco and flagship arch, the state-of-the-art facility boasts big city luxury while maintaining neighborhood convenience—which includes plenty of free parking. Inside, the space is custom designed from the ground up to meet the needs of their patients. Spacious comfort, soothing natural light, clean lines, and polished stone give a tranquil ambiance that is unique to this practice. For the visionary team at Polish, this new home signifies the ability for a private practice to thrive - proof that patient care and comfort will always be the most important part of dentistry.
An important aspect of patient care is the providers’ ability to spend the time needed with each patient as they see fit, and the agency to pursue scientific developments in the field of dentistry that will benefit their patients. While most dentists consider quality care and patient comfort as priorities, it takes breathing room for them to be able to utilize the latest in technology: research, studying, consulting with peer-groups, listening to the needs of their patients and problem-solving. For the best in the field, the learning never stops.
The dentists that are able to fully pursue their passion find a rewarding journey as they implement scientific innovations: All-on4s, Implants, 3D Imaging, Clear Aligners, full mouth restorations, Laser therapy, layered zirconia restorations, Digital scanning, TMJ treatment, and more. What these dental terms mean to patients is dentures held in place securely and with treatment that preserves their jaw structure; permanent replacement of missing teeth;
invisible braces; cosmetic restorations that look natural and fit their own anatomy; procedures done without goopy impression material and gagging; fillings done painlessly and without hours of numbness to wear off. What it means for the providers is not only making smiles beautiful but giving patients reason to smile.
The quality of any practice is determined by the credentials and expertise of its doctors. Dr. Saleem Baba, a native Houstonian, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry. With over eight years’ experience placing implants, Dr. Baba is not only certified in Master Implant Courses but also in Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) Procedures, optimizing regeneration of the patient’s own tissue, improving healing time for surgeries, and maximizing the lifeline of implants. He is the recipient of the Senior Leadership Award by the 9th District Dental Society for Ethics and Integrity.
Dr. Baba is also an expert in Laser Dentistry and Invisalign, with a contagious enthusiasm for learning the latest innovations in all aspects of dentistry.
Partnered with Dr. Baba in this team of highly accomplished dentists is Dr. Karen Yen. Also a Houston native, she received her Bachelor of Science degree from Rice University with a Cognitive Sciences Major and Biochemistry Minor. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Texas A&M College of Dentistry and quickly returned to her hometown to fulfill her dream of becoming a practicing professional in the community that has shown warmth and support to her family for many years. She specializes in General and Cosmetic Dentistry; crowns, fillings, veneers, comprehensive oral health, complex case management, laser dentistry, and clear aligner therapy. In addition to her many accolades in the dental field, Dr. Yen is an avid cello player and performer, and has played the instrument for over half her life. She claims the practice gives her hands the exercise and dexterity needed to excel in dentistry. Dr. Yen’s musical talents helped her win the Miss Chinatown Houston Scholarship Pageant, just two weeks before starting dental school.
Appropriate to the remarkable diversity of Houston, both dentists at Polish Dentistry are bilingual, with a combined fluency in Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin. They are passionate about providing white glove care to their patients, and they prioritize continuing education to stay on the cutting edge of their field. If you’re looking for a luxury dental care provider with a compassionate touch, Polish Dentistry is the one place to go.
HOUSTON City of ImmigrantsBy Olsa Cano, Immigration Attorney
For the past two years, Luxcior, one of my favorite magazines, has given me a platform to discuss the latest updates on immigration law.
Previously, I have discussed various visa options for non-immigrants, options for family reunification, information on DACA, TPS, and Asylum, and I have also provided insight on the most current border issues. I often mention the flaws with our immigration system and the hope for a comprehensive immigration reform that will aid millions of deserving immigrants who contribute to our country every day. This time, however, I want to write about something different. I want to write about our great city of Houston and the immigrants that call this city home.
Houston has become my own home away from home for two decades now. As an immigrant, born and raised in Albania, I have found our city to be welcoming of immigrants and a city that offers wonderful opportunities for those eager to seek them. It has been a privilege to be an immigration attorney in Houston, helping other immigrants, like me, reach their American dream.
It is not surprising that Houston is an immigrant-friendly city. Houston has a wonderful history of embracing immigrants from the very beginning. Between the years 1865 and 1924, it became our very own Southern Ellis Island with the Port of Houston welcoming over 200,000 immigrants, mostly from Europe. Today, the number of immigrants has grown and according to the most recent U.S. Census data, more than 25% of Houston residents are immigrants with over 145 languages spoken daily in the city. That is, one in four individuals speaks a foreign language at home. What makes Houston special is its diversity and inclusion of different nationalities. Houston continues to be the most ethnic and racially diverse city in our country. People from all over the world choose Houston to visit, invest, bring families here, and also to seek refuge. Houston is a great city for refugees. With five resettlement agencies, it hosts the largest number of refugees
in our country, giving an opportunity to thousands who escape war and persecution from their own countries.
Houston is a city with a generous heart. In addition to the resettlement agencies, there are numerous non-profit organizations, various international communities, and volunteers who help refugees feel at home.
Houston is the city of international trade. It is an energy city and the medical city of the world. Its success is a testament to the inclusivity of individuals from all over the world. Immigrants bring to Houston their skills and talents, their languages and cultures, and their food and traditions which make our city better for all. They bring life to our city.
Houston understands the positive impact of immigrants and celebrates them annually. Huston’s International Festival, which is held each spring, is a ten-day celebration of dance, culture, music, and food from all over the world. Everywhere you look in our city, it has the touch of immigrants. I am proud of our immigrant community, and I am privileged to be a part of it.
Since its first publication, ten years ago, LUXCIOR has celebrated and supported immigrants. Created by an immigrant, this one-of-a-kind magazine has showcased the work of immigrant communities in Houston and their success in business, art, science, medicine, and philanthropy. It has been such a joy to see fellow successful immigrants featured in the magazine. My wish for immigrants in our city and for LUXCIOR is that they continue to thrive. My wish is that other cities follow Houston’s example and welcome immigrants as their own.
Congratulations LUXCIOR on your 10-Year Anniversary! Thank you Publisher Martin Gondra for an exceptional record of tireless work and dedication in featuring our diverse city of immigrants.
Carpe diem, they say – seize the day. But we are Porsche. And so our motto for the new 911 GT3 models is: carpe secundum – get the most out of every second.
We know that your time is precious. And every minute in the cockpit is valuable. So, we have once again intensified everything that makes a sports car: performance, tuning, aerodynamics.
Not an authorized Patek Philippe dealer
Vander Dys Fine Jewelers is proud to showcase a rare timepiece from our vintage collection of watches: Patek Philippe 5135 Gondolo Calendario 18KT Rose Gold Watch
THE GONDOLO ORIGIN
The Gondolo collection was named after the famous retailer in Rio de Janeiro, Gondolo & Labouriau, with whom Patek Philippe enjoyed a strong and successful business relationship between 1872 and 1927. This bond resulted in the creation of timepieces - designed exclusively for the Brazilian retailernamed the “Chronometro Gondolo”.
The collection initially consisted only of pocket watches, before the first wristwatches appeared in the 1920s.
At a time when Europe struggled with lean years and faced a World War, it was Gondolo & Labouriau alone who retailed close to a third of the entire production of Patek Philippe watches. Sales were so spectacular that in Brazil, ‘Patek’ even became a substitute for the noun ‘watch’; instead of buying a watch, you bought a Patek - even if it wasn’t a Patek Philippe at all.
Vander Dys Fine Jewelers invites you to visit our rare and beautiful collection of Vintage Time Pieces.
“You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”
WE ARE BACK AT HARAS
Five years after our last presentation at Fabulous HARAS Hacienda, we are delighted to announce the return of the Houston Exotic Auto Festival’s 8th Annual Edition, this time partnering with F.E.I. - Fédération Équestre Internationale, in a double event combining a display of The Woodlands and Houston’s top supercars -among other attractions- with the first International Equestrian Jumping Competition in our city.
FEI’s 3-day event will start Thursday, May 5th, ending with the Grand Finale the same day of the Fest, on Sunday, May 7th, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Many participating vehicles will gather at Lamborghini Houston - Title Sponsor of the H.E.A.F. since 2019 - at 10 AM, for a rally that will end at Haras Hacienda.
Here you can see some highlights from the 2017 and 2018 Houston Exotic Auto Fest at HARAS.
For the first time in our history, FEI, the international governing body of equestrian sports, is presenting an event in Houston, attracting the elite of the Jumping Equestrian Discipline, recognized as one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines. Only Haras Dos Cavaleiros could pull this off, as the premiere name in equestrian events in Texas. This magnificent competition is taking place at HARAS Hacienda in Magnolia, in combination with the 8th Annual Houston Exotic Auto Festival, sponsored by Lamborghini Houston.
Here you can see images from HARAS Cup, America’s famed Working Equitation Competition.
26427 Peden Rd, Magnolia, TX 77355
Open to the public - May 5th - 7th.
BEYOND THE CONCRETE
The new Huracán Sterrato is the first super sports car designed to take on any terrain beyond asphalt.By Marcel Stefano
The first of its kind, the Huracán Sterrato explores a new frontier in driving pleasure, designed to push the envelope when the asphalt ends. The super sports car is equipped with a dedicated iteration of the LDVI (Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics) system, featuring specific Strada and Sport calibrations and introducing Rally mode. Like a work of art, it represents the leading edge of innovation: the super sports car concept imagined in a radically new way.
Automobili Lamborghini introduces the new Huracán Sterrato: the first super sports car designed for maximum driving pleasure even away from the asphalt on loose or dirt surfaces, reinterpreting the very concept of sportiness and emphasizing the brand principles of brave, authentic and unexpected.
The Sterrato perfectly encapsulates the values at the core of Lamborghini’s DNA and redefines the sports car concept. Powered by a V10 engine reaching a maximum speed of 260 km/h, the newest Huracán delivers the ultimate driving experience with perfect grip on all kinds of terrain; the thrill is further enhanced by the presence of the Rally driving mode in the LDVI system for the first time in a Huracán.
The design of the Sterrato is a call to adventure, with a height increase of 44mm to that of Huracán EVO and interiors in signature Verde Sterrato Alcantara that cater to the pilot, allowing immediate access to all control features. A set of bespoke Bridgestone tires completes the new Huracán’s getup, providing a strong, perfect grip on gravel and tarmac and guaranteeing unparalleled per-
formance for the ultimate exploration of new terrains. Automobili Lamborghini is about to present the new Huracán Sterrato: the first super sports car designed for maximum driving pleasure even away from the asphalt on loose or dirt surfaces, reinterpreting the very concept of sportiness and emphasizing the brand principles of brave, authentic and unexpected.
Three video teasers had shown the Sterrato in action in different environments. Today, this unexpected super sports car shows its real skin for the first time, in anticipation of the official world premiere later this month. For the first time Automobili Lamborghini will celebrate an unveiling of a new car at the Art Basel in Miami, on November 30. Stay tun
The Huracán Sterrato has an adventurous spirit that mesmerizes the moment you set eyes on it.
Every detail is a statement of its daring attitude: it is 44 mm higher than the Huracán EVO to ensure greater suspension travel, and the track width has also
BOLD, BRAVE, AND unexpected
been increased. The iconic air intake on the rear hood accentuates the car’s sporty, audacious character. The front underbody protection, sills and wheel arches emphasize the car’s muscular stance. The Huracán Sterrato interior reflects the “feel like a pilot” philosophy adopted for every Huracán model. The titanium rear arch, four-point safety harness, carbon bi-shell sports seats and aluminum floor mats invite the driver into a space made for adventure. The driver has full control of functions from behind the wheel, with displays inside the vehicle offering intuitive access to information.
The revised LDVI system (Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics) of the Huracán Sterrato delivers specifically-calibrated STRADA and SPORT drive settings for road, with the new RALLY mode optimized for dirt and loose surfaces including snow: another facet of the super sports car’s fun-to-drive personality. Its wider tracks and increased ride height made short shrift of the snowy setting, and the Sterrato’s Bridgestone Dueler AT002 run-flat tyres, specially-adapted for the all terrain Huracán and rated for its top speed of 260 km/h, assured maximum performance in the wintery conditions. The aluminum front under-
body, reinforced sills and rear diffuser, and enhanced wheel arches protected the Sterrato from icy obstacles, and emphasized its powerful muscularity in the challenging winter sports environment. This car caught the attention of skiers and vacationers in its ice-cool winter whites of Bianco Phanes with details in Grigio Telesto and black carbon fiber including the reinforced wheel arches. Future owners of the Huracán Sterrato can also create their own unique sporty style from 350 external colours and more than 60 interior leather and Alcantara options through the Lamborghini Ad Personam personalization program.
The Huracán Sterrato’s 5.2-liter V10 engine delivers a maximum power output of 610 CV and 560 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, combined with 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and electronically controlled all-wheel drive with rear mechanical self-locking differential. Designed to offer optimum performance on loose surfaces, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds.
Production of the 1,499 Huracán Sterrato super sports cars already started, with deliveries commencing early summer. Contact Lamborghini Houston for all the details.
The all-new Ducati Diavel V4 defies the laws of physics. It’s now lighter and tighter, and its richly potent V-4 allows the Diavel V4 to drive harder to 100 mph than almost any current production streetbike.
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How much higher is ‘HIGH’ ?By Martin Gondra and Alfredo Peñalosa
As publisher, this is the one question I keep on asking myself. And that’s the reason why we will never stop raising the bar in every way possible, no matter the cost. After all, we represent some very amazing luxury brands -both in retail as well as in professional services-. No need to ellaborate on this: it’s in your hands.
Now let’s talk style. In fashion photography, there should be no boundaries, there should be no limits to creativity. If the sky is the limit, well, on the right page you have it. The next step up will be talking to SpaceX -and we probably will. And lastly, check if The Devil still Wears Prada.
I definitely think there is much more than just finding beautiful models, great designs, exquisite jewelry, breathtaking locations, and cool cars, yachts, or jets -although we definitely look for all of them. There is an absolute craving to reach far beyond “The Edge”. We don’t care to be “edgy”. Everyone else is, without making much of an effort. “The 10X WOW factor” -for lack of a better expression- is the bare minimum we can settle for. And I think we have accomplished that plenty of times. Let’s remember some of them, although as I review these images, I can see how primitive we are compared to what’s coming next.
LUXCIOR is -just like Houston- all about diversity.
It’s significant that the same year we launched LUXCIOR (2013), Houston was named the most cosmopolitan city in the nation, leaving New York behind to #2, to this day.
We believe our region’s biggest asset is its diversity. So we will never stop highlighting the beauty of people from all over the world to enrich our city with their amazing cultures.
14 PAGES OF LUXCIOR’S 10 YEARS OF ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHY
“The name is Bond... James Bond“
There is no limit as to what we are ready to do, and where we are ready to go to get the photo we are looking for.
2,000 feet above the clouds? Not a problem. If we conceived the theme, we will figure out the way to execute it. Even if -like in this case- we have to get a jet to get us up in the air, and professional skydivers to also play the role of models.
Fortunately, Houstonians are always so cooperative and so much fun to work with!
In this photo, part of a great LUXCIOR release, we are on a mission to save Houston, 13,000 feet above Pearland. Designs from Top Man, Top Shop.
& S upercar S , J et S FASHION
Exotic cars, yachts, and jets will always go well with fashion. This particular event was part of a fabulous two-day photoshoot we named “Fast & Fabulous”, somewhat based on the movie as you guessed, and published in July 2019. It took place at Galaxy Airport in The Woodlands, and MSR Houston in Angleton.
Producing a photoshoot like this one is not as simple as it may seem. It requires weeks of planning and assembling all the components. In this case, it required permits from a large private airport and a race track, styling six models at Saks Fifth Ave. -always willing and glad to be part of the action-, picking the right jewelry, arranging its security, transporting brand new supercars -99% of the time from Indigo Auto Group, the coolest partner to have for occasions involving exotic automobiles-, Ducati motorcycles from V1 Moto -another great and fun partner-, and Butch Hammad at Imperiale TV, nearly 30 people between models, professional motorcycle riders and car drivers, jewelers, stylists, makeup artists
and hair stylists, front and behind the scenes photographers, videographers, transportation, food, support staff, and of course, our publisher (our biggest pain in the neck...lol). And a lot of time. Several hours are allocated to picking the best out of hundreds of images, and then there are many hours of editing both photographs as well as videos. The actual photoshoot usually takes all day. In this case, two full days.
But at the end of the day, although we all go home exhausted, it’s quite rewarding to see our work published and all over the web and social media.
IN OUR DIGITAL ISSUE
Most times -like in this case- we videotape our photoshoots, so for many scenes, we can’t use actual models, but professional drivers, motorcycle riders, skydivers, etc.
Visit www.LUXCIOR.com to view our digital issue, and wherever you see this symbol, kick back, and Enjoy The Show!
THE HEAT IS ON
ROLLS-ROYCE AND YACHTS KEMAH
Agent Smith wears NORTON DITTO.
We uncovered Houston is part of The Matrix. Rooftop in downtown Houston, the actual collection of The Matrix sunglasses, leather from José Sánchez, weapons from Collectors Firearms, and even ex-Miss Houston.
2015 - HOUSTON RENDEZVOUS
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AMERICAN Taste of Texas
10505 Katy Fwy., Houston, TX 77024
713.932.6901 | tasteoftexas.com
Huge steaks from an on-site butcher shop & a vast salad bar star at this family-friendly steakhouse
The Republic Grille 4775 W Panther Creek Dr #490, The Woodlands, TX 77381
281.719.5895 | therepublicgrille.com
Rustic eatery with a Hill Country vibe offers Texas & Southern flavors, a full bar & a large patio
Jasper’s The Woodlands
9595 Six Pines Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380
281.298.6600 | jaspersthewoodlands.com
Upscale grill turns out creative takes on homestyle American barbecue dishes in a modern setting
The Kitchen 4526 Research Forest Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381
281.203.5650 | thekitcheninthewoodlands.com
Counter serve offering gourmet burgers, sandwiches & wines in a sleek, industrial-chic space
Gauchos do Sul Brazilian Churrascaria
HIGHLAND VILLAGE 3995 Westheimer Rd. 3rd Floor, Houston, Texas, 77027
832.879.2926 | gauchosdosul.com
A romantic setting to enjoy Houston’s finest Brazilian cuisine.
126 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77070 832.953.2398 | gauchosdosul.com
KATY 910 W. Grand Pkwy S,, Katy, TX 77494 832.953.2398 | gauchosdosul.com
Mala Sichuan Bistro 9348 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036 713.995.1889 | malasichuan.com
Masraff’s 9655 Katy Freeway at Bunker Hill Rd. 713.355.1975 | masraffs.com
Creatively prepared Euro-American eats such as duck, osso buco & foie gras amidst elegant surrounds.
Toulouse Cafe & Bar River Oaks District 4444 Westheimer Rd E100, Houston, TX 77027 713.871.0768 | toulousecafeandbar.com
La Table 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056 713.439.1000 | latablehouston.com
Modern, multilevel destination housing a French-American restaurant, bar & bakery.
Tony’s 3755 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77046 713.622.6778 | tonyshouston.com
Potente 1515 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002 713.237.1515 | potentehouston.com
Swanky, modern destination serving locally sourced modern Italian cuisine plus wine & cocktails
Kiran’s 2925 Richmond Ave Suite 160, Houston, TX 77098 713.960.8472 | kiranshouston.com
Uchi 904 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77006
713.522.4808 | UchiHouston.com
Innovative preparations of sushi & fusion plates shine at this upscale Japanese hot spot
Kata Robata 3600 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77098
713.526.8858 | KataRobata.com
Sleek, contemporary space for innovative sushi & Japanese small plates such as Kobe beef skewers.
Ambriza 10115 Louetta Rd., Houston, TX 77070 281.205.1240 | ambriza.com
Xochi 1777 Walker St., Houston, TX 77010 713.400.3330 | xochihouston.com
Dishes inspired by Oaxaca headline this chic Downtown destination that also serves cocktails & wine
NEW AMERICAN Nobie’s 2048 Colquitt St., Houston 346.319.5919 | nobieshtx.com
Intimate spot serving New American dishes & craft cocktails, with a patio & a vinyl soundtrack.
TRIS 24 Waterway Ave., The Woodlands, TX 77380 281.203.5641 | triswoodlands.com
Contemporary, white-tablecloth venue serving
New American fare, with an intimate chef’s table
The Capital Grille 5365 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056 713.623.4600 | thecapitalgrille.com
Houston, TX 77024 | 832.849.0097
Riel 1927 Fairview St., Houston, TX 77019 832.831.9109 | RielHTX.com
Stylish, bustling bistro serving globally inspired shared plates, cocktails, beer & sparkling wine
93 Til 1601 W Main St, Houston, TX 77006
Decadent eatery serving turtle soup, oysters & more
281.846.6405 | 93-Til.com
Refined homestyle fare & cocktails in a laidback restaurant that has warm decor & vinyl records
Brennan’s of Houston 3300 Smith St., Houston, TX 77006 713.522.9711 | BrennansHouston.com
New Orleans character & cuisine shine at this
The Gypsy Poet
2404 Austin St., Houston, TX 77004
281.888.8663 | TheGypsyPoet.us
Sal y Pimienta Kitchen 818 Town and Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024 713.907.0412 | SalyPimientaKitchen.com
Latin Bites Kitchen (Peruvian) 5709 Woodway Dr., Houston, TX 77057 713.229.8369 | LatinBitesCafe.com
Marine’s Empanadas Delicias Colombianas
Colombian and Argentian casual Cuisine 3227 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77057 713.789.2950 | MarinesEmpanadas.net
The Original Marini’s Empanada House
Argentinian Casual dining 10001 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77042
713.266.2729 | TheOriginalMarinis.com
Songkran Thai Kitchen
Best Thai cuisine in Houston
1101 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056
713.993.9096 | SongkranThaiKitchen.com
Saly Pimienta Kitchen
A casual, yet sophisticated dining experience
for the best South American steaks and finest wines
818 Town and Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024 713.907.0412 | SalyPimientaKitchen.com
Mastro’s Steakhouse 1650 W Loop South, Houston, TX 77027 713.993.2500 | MastrosRestaurants.com
Churrascsos Steakhouse - River Oaks 2055 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098 713.527.8300 | Churrascos.com
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille - The Woodlands 6700 Woodlands Pkwy., The Woodlands, TX 77382 281.362.0569 | PerrysSteakhouse.com
Steak 48 4444 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027 713.322.7448 | steak48.com
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood 2800 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77098 713.874.1800 | eddiev.com
Elegant fine-dining chain with a seafood & steak menu, plus a cocktail lounge featuring live jazz.
BCN Taste & Tradition
4210 Roseland St., Houston, TX 77006 832,834,3411 | bcnHouston.com
Set in a 1920s home, this contemporary Spanish fine-dining spot presents classic Catalan flavors.
C Fine Jewelry & Watches
Vander Dys Fine Jewelers 24 Waterway Ave., Suite 200, The Woodlands, TX 77380 281.651.5380 | vanderdysjewelers.com
Daniel & Co. 9798 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77036 713.980.9798 | danielco.us 1416 N Loop 336 W C Conroe, TX 77304 936.756.0300 | DanielCo.us
C Malls & Shopping Plazas
The Galleria Mall 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056 713.966.3500 | simon.com/mall/the-galleria
Uptown Plaza - Houston 4715 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027 877.775.3462 | UptownParkHouston.com
Citycentre 800 Town and Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024 CityCentreHouston.com
La Centerra at Cinco Ranch 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, TX 77494 281.395.5533 | LaCenterra.com
The Woodlands Mall 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 281.363.3409 | TheWoodlandsMall.com
River Oaks District 4444 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027 713.904.1310 | RiverOaksDistrict.com
Memorial City Mall 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024 713.464.8640 | MemorialCity.com
Highland Village 4055 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027 713.850.3100 | HoustonHighlandVillage.com
C Art Galleries
Andy González Silver Street Studios - Studio 202 52000 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007 713.291.7533 | artistandy.com
Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive | Houston, TX 77030 713.639.4629 | hmns.org
Children’s Museum of Houston 1500 Binz St., Houston, TX 77004 713.522.1138 | cmhHouston.org
C Women’s Boutiques
ETRO Milano 4444 Westheimer Road. | Houston, TX 77027 713.552.1122 | etro.com
C Men’s Clothiers
Norton Ditto 2425 W Alabama St., Houston, TX 77098 713.688.9800 | NortonDitto.com
M Penner 1180 - 6 Uptown Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77056 713.527.8200 | mPenner.com
Q Clothier 2800 Kirby Dr., B124, Houston, TX 77098 713.523.8333 | qClothier.com
C Spas Progressive Rejuvenation 10857 Kuykendahl Rd #110, The Woodlands, TX 77382 346.220.8063 | ProgressiveRejuvenation.com
Studio Essex Med Spa 2813 W T C Jester Blvd., Houston, TX 77018 346.277.0668 | www.HoustonPlasticSurgery.pro
C Hair Removal Spas
Semper Laser Hair Removal
The Heights 600 N. Shepherd Drive, Suite #150 Houston-TX 77007 346.209.0790 | SemperLaser.com
The Woodlands 25 Waterway Ave A-150
The Woodlands, TX 77380 281.524.3831 | SemperLaser.com
C Spas for Him
Persona - Spa para Hombres 2311 West Alabama St. | Houston, TX 77098 713.630.0772 | PersonaMedicalSpa.com
Briargrove TSO 6100 Westheimer Rd., #136-A, Houston, Texas 77057 713.785.2022 | TSOBriargrove.com
C Plastic Surgeons
ACPS Plastic Surgery - River Oaks 4400 Post Oak Pkwy, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77027 713.799.4768 | DrNewall.com
ACPS Plastic Surgery - Memorial 12727 Kimberley Ln., Suite 300, Houston, TX 77024 713.799.4768 | MyBeautifulBody.com
ACPS Plastic Surgery - The Woodlands 4800 W. Panther Creek Dr.- Suite 200-A
The Woodlands, TX 77381 713.999.4768 | MyBeautifulBody.com
C Immigration Attorney
Cano Immigration, PLLC 12141 Wickchester Ln., Ste 600, Houston, Texas 77079 832-288-2727 | CanoImmigration.com
C Probate Attorney
Kenneth Krohn, PLLC 1210 W Clay St Suite 12, Houston, TX 77019 713.429.0575 | KrohnPllc.com
C Luxury Real Estate
Nayeli Ceballos Navarrete Real Estate Agent 61 Carlton Woods Drive, Suite, 2204B NayeliCeballosNavarrete.expRealty.com 713.438.2869
C Home Design & Decor
Eklektik Interiors 1300 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007 832.804.6300 | eklektikinteriors.com
Lighting INC. HOUSTON 4218 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77027 713.322.7027 | LightingInc.com
THE WOODLANDS 255 Ed English Dr., Shenandoah, TX 77385 936.213.3512 | LightingInc.com
C Office Furniture ACE Office Furniture 15621 Blue Ash Dr, Ste 100, Houston, TX 77090 281.875.9595 | AceOfficeFurnitureHouston.com
C Video Animation
GForce Video Animation, Inc. 281.541.0309 | GforceAnimation.com
C Venues Sans Souci 26511 TX-249, Tomball, TX 77375 281.801.6371 | SansSouciHouston.com
Margaritaville Lake Resort 600 Margaritaville, Park Way, Montgomery, TX 77356 936.448.4400 | MargaritavilleResorts.com
Saba Design Studio 832.301.9456 | SabaDesignStudio.com
C Luxury & Exotic Automobiles
Porsche of North Houston 13911 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77090 281.206.0300 | PorscheNorthHouston.com
Lamborghini Houston 13921 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77090 281.377.5056 | LamborghiniHouston.com
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars of North Houston (see ad for details) 13921 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77090 888.671.2602
McLaren Houston 13921 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77090 855.847.7459 | McLarenHouston.com
Aston Martin Houston Star Motor Cars 7000 Katy Rd., Katy, TX 77024 713.868-6813 | StarMotorcars.com
HOUSTONIAN Dental Welcomes
Dr. Valentina Coelho, Prosthodontist
Dr. Coelho obtained her DDS degree in 2013 from the Universidad Santa Maria in Caracas, where she then began her career as a General Dentist in a private practice. She continued her advancement by becoming certified in Digital Smile Design from the Federacion Odontologica Colombiana in Botoga, Colombia. Her passion for comprehensive dental care and esthetics took her to Barcelona, Spain in 2014, where she worked in a private practice while pursuing her post-graduate residency in Prosthodontics at the Universidad Internacional de Catalunya (UIC). After more development in the private practice setting, she completed her education at the University of Michigan where she graduated at the top of her class with a Masters Degree in Prosthodontics.
Dr. Coelho moved to Houston, Texas in 2021, where she has been working as a Prosthodontist, utilizing her extensive studies to focus on treatment planning complex cases, complete oral rehabilitation, cosmetic dentistry and implant restoration. She is excited to have joined Dr. Helen Jafari and her team in serving the wonderful patients at Houstonian Dental.