It was a brilliant move when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston first partnered three years ago with the Galleria/Simon Property for a spring fashion show luncheon at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Creating an extra fundraising resource by adding an event in the elaborate party tent, put up each year for the beloved Bayou Bend Garden Party, has p...

When Andrea Matteucci and Stefania Bertozzi decided to open their restaurant, Colleyville’s Loveria Caffe, they left their tight-knit hometown and crossed an ocean. The husband-and-wife business partners were already working together as architects in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy when they decided they wanted to open an Italian restaurant in t...

Postino WineCafé, the all-day, relaxed wine spot at 642 Yale is now open in the bustling Heights Mercantile center. If the response at the pre-opening friends and family event is any indicator, the new hangout is going to be well-received by Heights residents and wine lovers alike. “We’ve been blown away by the people here [in Houston],” said Laure...

Walk into this boutique bakery on Lower Westheimer, and the first things you notice are the divine aroma and the decadent pastries filling the glass-enclosed counter. The second thing you notice will likely be co-owner Antonio Rios, a Cuban-American with a 100-watt smile, working the counter and the tables. If you’ve been there before, he’ll greet...

The ICE-Italian Trade Agency (www.ice.gov.it) is the government organization which promotes the internationalization of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. ITA provides information, support and advice to Italian and foreign...

As business transactions go, the passing of Carmelo's restaurant from one hand to another was drama-free, according to new owner Benjamin Berg. Carmelo's longtime owner, Carmelo Mauro, was ready to retire and leave his 37-year-old Italian restaurant in Memorial to new operators. And he made a good connection in Berg, who despite opening two new pro...

Wed, April 25, 2018. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT. Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford St. - Houston, TX 77006. Cost: $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-members. Get your tickets - Eventbrite or call 713-524-4222 ext. 7. Want more information? Click here. Born and raised in Rome, Alex di Bagno has always been very attached to this captivating histo...

Oh, the buff buttocks. And backs, thighs and calves, sigh, with their peaks and valleys of light and shadow. And the sensitive, downturned face of an ancient man in what looks like a wrestler's helmet. Such is the larger-than-life size eye candy of one of the monumental drawings enticing viewers to "Michelangelo and the Vatican" this spring at the...

WALK INTO THE GALLERY, and there’s Michelangelo, staring right at you. Above that set of dark eyes, the master’s crinkled forehead bears the weight of a lifetime as the most prodigious Western artist of them all. His crooked nose reflects the battle scars of his time as an insufferable know-it-all youth (a fellow sculpting apprentice reportedly obl...

The passion and fire of Italian Baroque music is highlighted this coming April in Mercury's upcoming spring concerts specially curated by Artistic Director Antoine Plante to shine a spotlight on the orchestra's talented musicians, especially its Concertmaster. "These concerts are all about the energy and drive of a great violinist. Mercury's own Jo...