“Namesake Celebration” at Hotel Crescent Court

September 1, 2016 by  
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Crescent PoolWhether setting the stage for a romantic rendezvous or a girlfriends getaway, extravagance ensues once guests step foot in spacious, elegantly-appointed Metropolitan Suites — enclosed by four sets of french doors opening up to wrought-iron Juliet balconies, bathed in gorgeous natural light.  After toasting to the sophisticated city escape with a chilled magnum of Veuve Cliquot, travelers are treated to a captivating evening from the breathtaking, 17th-floor vantage point of The Crescent Club, providing a “through-the-windows” tour of the city. Beloved Crescent ambassador Les Clefs d’Or Concierge Bill Kennedy guides guests through fascinating Dallas history while the hotel’s award-winning chefs showcase a five-course meal complete with fine Texas wine pairings.

Following the two-hour exclusive experience, arts enthusiasts head to the bustling Dallas Arts District, steps from the hotel, to take in a show at the renowned Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Meanwhile, the “suite life” continues back at the hotel, where guests lounge by the sparkling rooftop pool (the ultimate urban oasis), sip cocktails while people-watching Dallas’ elite social scene at Beau’s, the lively lobby lounge, or indulge in a massage at the immersive, 22,000 sq. ft. spa and fitness center. Echoing the exclusivity of a country club with sophisticated amenities, the stylish hotel is the gateway to an unforgettable Dallas escape.

“Namesake Celebration” • Starting at $1,499/two-nights* • Bookable now – Dec. 30, 2016

  • Two-night accommodations in a spacious Metropolitan Suite, touting a wet bar, powder room and wrought-iron Juliet balconies
  • Chilled magnum of Veuve Clicquot provided in-room upon arrival
  • Exclusive Crescent Club dining experience complete with a five-course tasting menu paired with fine Texas wines
  • Two tickets to the renowned Dallas Symphony Orchestra located in the bustling Dallas Arts District — steps from Hotel Crescent Court

Visit www.crescentcourt.com for more information and to book your stay.

Naimeh Salem

July 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Salem, Naimeh, Top Lawyers, Top Women

Naimeh Salem
Immigration Law

SalemMrs. Salem is an immigration expert who also serves as an advisor on the immigration consequences of criminal offenses for the Harris County Public Defender’s Office. She has received notoriety for her innovative litigation and appellate victories. Most recently, she was co-counsel in the firm’s third U.S. Supreme Court victory—Mata v. Lynch, was co-counsel for an amicus brief that was submitted to the Supreme Court in the case of Texas vs. U.S. in support of the government’s position, and shared many other victories, both before the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Mrs. Salem states, “I take pride in tackling the most challenging immigration matters—even those deemed impossible.” As an attorney, Mrs. Salem’s compassion for others and dedication to the field shines through in all aspects of her work. She serves the greater Houston community by educating and by performing pro-bono work.

Naimeh Salem
Gonzalez Olivieri LLC
2200 Southwest Freeway, Ste. 550
Houston, TX 77098

Alton C. Todd & Jeffrey N. Todd

Alton C. Todd & Jeffrey N. Todd
Personal Injury

ToddWe are trial lawyers that get results where it matters the most: the courtroom. For more than 40 years, we have represented individuals and families that have been greatly affected by serious car, boating, and tractor-trailer accidents, medical malpractice, product and premises liability, and on-the-job accidents, including those at construction sites, refineries, factories, or on the railroad.

Alton C. Todd was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1971 after earning his law degree at Southern Methodist University. He is among the fewer than two percent of Texas attorneys Board Certified in both Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law. He is a member and Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates and admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Jeffrey N. Todd earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1999, is admitted to practice law in Texas, New York, New Jersey and Georgia, and has also obtained several verdicts on behalf of injured individuals.


Alton C.Todd
Jeffrey N. Todd

312 Friendswood Dr.
Friendswood, TX 77546

Travers & Travers

Travers & Travers
Family Law | Appellate Law | Mediation


clockwise from left to right: Annilee Travers Reed, Sherrie Haussner Travers, Allison Travers Hamilton, Mack J. Travers

Our goal is to help clients through one of the most difficult times of their lives,” says Sherrie Haussner Travers.

Providing superior legal representation in divorce and family law matters, Travers & Travers is a family of family lawyers.

These dynamic lawyers are family law leaders throughout Harris and Fort Bend Counties. From divorce, complex property cases, and custody disputes to mediation and appeals, Travers & Travers is experienced in all aspects of family law.

Travers & Travers is a AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Both Mack and Sherrie are Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Lawyers. Sherrie is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Travers & Travers
20501 Katy Freeway, Ste. 124
Katy, TX  77450

Golda R. Jacob

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Family Law

Golda R. Jacob has successfully practiced family law in the Houston area for over 20 years. Her strong commitment and dedication to clients has consistently produced outstanding results. Jacob and her staff have a reputation for providing personal attention to each and every client they represent. “We treat every case as a priority,” Ms. Jacob states. “We care about our clients, their children and their problems. We want clients to make it through the divorce process as unscathed as possible.” 

Golda R. Jacob & Associates, PC, is experienced in every aspect of family law including adoption, divorce, property division and creative solutions, child custody, child support, child protective services cases, modifications, visitation rights, grandparent access, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and paternity suits. The combination of real-life experience and extensive legal knowledge ensure that the firm always provides outstanding legal guidance. Over the years, Ms. Jacob has maintained a relationship with many of her clients who often seek her counsel regarding many kinds of legal issues including business law, estate planning, wills, trusts, bankruptcy, guardianship and probate.  

Ms. Jacob was named to the Super Lawyer® list both in 2011–2014. She is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Law Examiners, a member of the State Bar College of Texas and a member of the Gulf Coast Legal Foundation. 

“I take the time to understand the unique situation of each client in order to act in their best interest,” says Ms. Jacob. “While our firm understands that litigation is not always the way to settle issues, sometimes it is necessary and when that happens preparation is everything.”

Golda R. Jacob
Golda R. Jacob & Associates, PC
440 Louisiana St., Ste. 1500
Houston, TX 77002

Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP

Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP | Securities and Investment Fraud


Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP is a Houston, Texas based securities law firm. SSEK is the largest law firm in Texas and one of the largest in the United States whose practice is devoted entirely to securities litigation and arbitration.

For over twenty years, the firm has represented thousands of investors nationwide in securities matters. Those cases range from stock and bond cases to complex derivatives and private equity investments. In addition to individual investors, SSEK also represents institutional investors such as pension funds, retirement plans, corporations, family trusts, banks, credit unions, private foundations, charitable organizations, and state and local municipalities. The firm handles cases ranging in value from $100,000 to hundreds of millions in losses.

Many of the firm’s attorneys, staff members and consultants have held positions as officers, compliance personnel or registered representatives of major Wall Street firms, providing the firm with more than 100 years of combined experience in the securities industry and securities law. SSEK is able to use its unique knowledge and experience to champion the rights of all investors (big and small) against brokerage firms, investment advisors and investment banks through negotiation, arbitration and litigation.

1010 Lamar St., Ste. 900
Houston, TX 77002

Marcela Halmagean

Halmagean_WebMarcela Halmagean
M Halmagean PLLC, Attorney at Law

Marcela Halmagean focuses her law practice on the individual needs of each one of her clients. “I’m innovative, creative, daring and I do my homework,” she says. Her commitment to learning the law and endorsing close client communication, full availability and aggressive representation has earned her clients’ respect.

Her general practice revolves around business and family law, whether such practice involves litigation, mediation, or “collaborative law” and she is committed to bringing high-quality legal services to each sector.

During her professional tenure, Halmagean has worked for large corporations, representing corporate entities in legal matters, including white-collar crime cases, breach of contract and partnership disputes. However, because of her background, her passion lies with family law cases, especially representing fathers in custody modifications and divisions of complex estates.

Marcela Halmagean is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) but has practiced law for almost 19 years during which period, she has built a bond with each and every one of her clients. “I work with them directly as opposed to assigning them to an associate attorney or a legal assistant,” she says. “Especially in family law, clients need a whole lot of support and a periodic reality check to complement the legal advice for which they are paying. When you combine that with full access and availability, it makes for long-lasting relationships.”

Trained right here in Houston, Halmagean immigrated to the United States from Romania in 1983 at the age of 19, where she quickly learned English and graduated from the University of Houston in 1988 with her Bachelors of Science in accounting. Then, she went on to earn a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Thomas in 1992, and securing her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in May of 1997. Before she graduated law school, she passed the Bar Exam under the Rule of 86, which allowed her to sit for the Bar Exam before she graduated law school.

While attending law school, Halmagean clerked with Harris County District Attorney’s office in the Special Crimes Division, assisting with the prosecution of white-collar crime cases. Later, she worked on the criminal defense side as a law clerk for a Houston criminal-defense law firm.

After she passed the Bar Exam in May of 1997, she acted as Project Counsel in Zurich, Switzerland, for one of the “Big Five” Accounting Firms on what today, is largely referred to as the “Holocaust Project.” During this period, Halmagean served as the legal liaison on banking and privacy-law issues while supervising the risk-management and compliance functions for the project. In 2002, she decided to leave the corporate arena and start her own practice. She never looked back.

Currently, Halmagean is a member of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, The State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association and an Alumnae of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston–Business & Professional Women’s Association. “I’m one of the few attorneys out there who love their work. I wake up every morning grateful for the opportunity I have been given to help people,” she says.

1800 Bering Dr., Ste. 280
Houston, TX 77057

Wilberto Cortés, MD

Wilberto Cortés, MD
Cosmetic Surgery

DSC_8304aDr. Cortes, also known nationally and internationally as Dr. Hourglass, is a top Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Houston. His practice not only serves the Houston area but he routinely see patients from all around the world that are seeking his expertise. “The key for a successful and beautiful result is attention to detail,” says Dr. Cortés, and he is very critical of his own work. For this reason, he has developed unique cosmetic procedures that provide consistent results. Among some of those procedures are the hourglass tummy tuck, hourglass hips, hourglass butt augmentation, the wonder breast lift and the wonder breast reduction. He is not only a plastic surgeon, but also a lipoSculptor.

Wilberto Cortes, MD is also well known for his expertise in buttock sculpting procedures. His practice has expanded over the years by applying a simple principle: provide the best surgical results for his patients. He has earned respect among his peers and admiration from his patients through his outstanding surgical results and patient care.

According to Dr. Cortes, “about 40 percent of his practice is from out of town patients.” His philosophy is to ensure the utmost results expected by his patients and provide them the best patient care service.

Dr. Cortes has one office in Texas located in the Galleria area of Houston. He specializes in restoring the women’s hourglass shape and also performs other cosmetic procedures including facial, breast, and body, as well as buttock enhancement, which is one of the most highly demanded surgeries today.

Rejuvenus Aesthetics, PA
50 Briar Hollow Lane, Ste. 100
Houston, TX 77027

A Double Feature: iPic Theaters and The Tuck Room

December 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Bars & Nightlife, Entertainment, Theater

IpicNestled in the new and luxurious River Oaks Shopping District, iPic Theaters offers a glamorous movie-going experience. The theater creates a unique experience for guests, giving them something beyond sitting shoulder to shoulder with other movie-goers. Houston’s the first to use iPic’s groundbreaking POD seating system with fully reclinable chairs and leg rests. Lounge in comfortable pods for two, swathed in soft blankets and pillows and watch the latest blockbuster hits like The Hunger Games007 Spectre, and Creed. Touted as the “ultimate movie experience,” we’re inclined to agree, making it a perfect date night experience.

While kicking back to watch the silver screen, premium food and drink items can be purchased. Forget the overpriced popcorn and soda—you can get a delicious BBQ Chicken Pizza for what you’d normally pay at any regular theater. iPic offers a membership program for loyal customers to enhance their visits; membership levels allow members to purchase tickets in advance and earn points with each ticket and food and drink purchase.

TuckRoom_Croquettes_0020_mediaWhile we definitely enjoyed the food with the theater experience, we’re singing praises on celebrity and three-time James Beard award-winning chef Sherry Yard’s dining concept, the Tuck Room. She teams up with acclaimed mixologist Adam Seger to deliver mouthwatering treats and cocktails, a perfect prelude to the premium experience that the theater offers. We feasted on amazing ahi tuna appetizers, moist lobster rolls, pulled pork sandwiches that BBQ lovers could love and addictive cheese croquettes. Foodies rejoice!

The cocktails are bespoke and tailored to you. Local ingredients and spirits are the key to some of our favorites like the zesty Handsome Little Devil, a powerful take on a Bloody Mary. The whole emphasis is on social dining, making it a perfect gathering spot for celebrations, even if a movie is not in the plans for the night.

Two thumbs up from H Texas!



Potted Potter at the Hobby Center: Oct. 27-Nov.8, 2015

October 28, 2015 by  
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Potted Potter is 70 minutes of boisterous laughter and brilliant fun for fans of the Harry Potter series. H Texas watched the opening night, and even newcomers to the world-wide hit will enjoy the parody, which makes references to other pop-culture phenomenons like the Lord of the Rings and Twilight. Wizards, muggles—non-wizard folk—and everyone in between of all ages will enjoy Potted Potter.

The show condenses all seven books and movies into energetic acts performed by two players on stage through a series of costume changes. Daniel Clarkson provided great comedic talent, playing a majority of roles, working the audience up, including a rousing game of quidditch (think wizard lacrosse) in the middle of the show. Jefferson Turner plays the straight man and the title character, Harry Potter himself, providing a great counterpoint to his co-star’s energy. Potted Potter is very interactive, working with the entire audience to chant, cheer, sing along and even come on stage!

Get your family and loved ones to the Hobby Center soon before the show moves on November 8th!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.


October 14, 2015 by  
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Don’t miss these golf getaways, with way more than just miles of greens.

by Greg Wettman

The Golden Nugget Resort and Casino (www.goldennugget.com/lakecharles)

The Country Club at the Golden Nugget

The Country Club at the Golden Nugget

For Houstonians searching for a fun weekend golf getaway, look no further than Lake Charles, Louisiana (www.visitlakecharles.org), only two hours east of Houston, just off I-10. An ideal place to call home while in Lake Charles is the Golden Nugget Resort and Casino, which is perched along Contraband Bayou. Besides incredible golf, there is so much to do at the Golden Nugget, which just opened in December 2014, that you don’t really need to drive your car again until you head home—unless, of course, you are searching for another golf course to play, or a local restaurant, which I do recommend.

The Country Club golf course at the Golden Nugget is located on the edge of Contraband Bayou. It is well designed and maintained, and very appealing to the eye. The greens are as good as any I have ever played on—bar none. When I stepped on the putting green, I felt like I was in golf heaven. The course is outstanding. There are many waste bunkers on the course that stop errant shots from disappearing from play, and the staff treats you like a king.

As impressive as the golf course is, the clubhouse is in the same class. The dining room is exquisite, and the food otherworldly. I had a special entrée of rainbow trout almandine that I’m still savoring.

At the Golden Nugget, the pool complex—the H2O Pool & Bar—is lavish and irresistible, with a lazy river and two flume rides. There’s also an awesome wet bar; multiple “islands” in the pool called daybeds; and a state-of-the-art concert stage, which features live musical performances at various times throughout the year. You can swim up to the wet bar, order your favorite beverage, charge it to your room and then float along the lazy river while listening to a top-of-the-line band nearby. That’s what I call relaxation. The pool area also features 250 chaise lounge chairs, 34 private cabanas, six fire pits and several hot tubs. Bottom line at the Golden Nugget: If you’re not playing golf, the pool is the place to be!

The Golden Nugget Spa & Salon is adjacent to the H2O Pool & Bar, very convenient if you’re craving a midday massage, manicure, pedicure or facial. At the Spa, you will also find a sauna, steam room, whirlpool and a fitness room with state-of-the-art Cybex cardio and weight equipment.

When it comes to breaking bread at the Golden Nugget, you are truly spoiled for choice. Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Landry’s Seafood House, Lillie’s, Cadillac Mexican Kitchen, Saltgrass Steak House, Grotto and Claim Jumper are just a few of the dining options available. When it comes to a spur-of-the-moment dessert, The Chocolate Box offers gourmet handmade truffles and chocolates from around the world.

If you want to relax at a beach, the Golden Nugget has you covered. During the day, you can sunbathe, play beach volleyball, or stroll along the waters of the Contraband Bayou. After sunset, the fire pits on the beach are aglow, providing the perfect place to unwind after a busy day at the resort. The Cadillac Beach Bar & Grille is right on the beach and offers great margaritas and food.

If you have any energy left after a fun-in-the-sun kind of day, there is a large, beautiful place right in the middle of the complex called a casino! Since you have already had the good luck to find the Golden Nugget, you might as well find an exciting table game or slot machine to top off your day.

L’Auberge Casino Resort and the Contraband Bayou Golf Club (www.llakecharles.com)

Next door to the Golden Nugget is another awesome place to play, the L’Auberge Casino Resort and the Contraband Bayou Golf Club. The Contraband Bayou Golf Club is a Tom Fazio design and the only public Fazio course in Louisiana. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Golfweek named this course one of the “Best Places to Play in Louisiana.” That is a well-earned endorsement. It is a blast to play. Eight spectacular lakes are found on this course. When you record a subpar score on any hole at Contraband, you can say that you recorded a birdie on the bayou. The signature hole is the downhill par three 8th—it’s a visual masterpiece and fun to play.

L'Auberge Casino and Contraband Golf Club

L’Auberge Casino and Contraband Bayou Golf Club

The resort has a very warm and comfortable atmosphere with a design inspired by the Texas Hill Country, and offers several unique dining options. Breakfast at Favorites Southern Kitchen includes what I believe are the perfect beignets and a stuffed Brioche French Toast like nowhere else. Embers Steakhouse is elegant, romantic and delicious. If you dare, order the 40-ounce bone-in rib eye. I guarantee you will not forget it. L’auberge also has a huge pool area with a lazy river and large, first-class casino. The hospitality shown by the entire staff ensures a return trip will be scheduled.

More Courses

Gray Plantation Golf Course, The National Golf Club of Louisiana and Mallard Cove Golf Course are three more excellent courses to try in the Lake Charles area. At Gray Plantation, the view of the plantation-style clubhouse from the 18th tee caps off an experience that is filled with many sightseeing and shot-making opportunities. Plantation is impressive, especially its four-par threes, two of which have island greens. Lunch on the veranda after golf was superb. I recommend their Pressed Pork sandwich.

At the National Golf Club, which opened in 2009, there are generous landing areas off the tee. The rolling terrain and over-sized greens give you many different shots during any given round. If you pay attention to pin positions with your approach shots, it’s possible to get up and down for par more often than not.

Mallard Cove is a favorite of the locals and is the site of the annual Lake Charles City Championships. The 18th hole at Mallard Cove is one of the most unique finishing holes in golf, as it has multiple options from the tee. The key to success at the 18th hole is to avoid the water at all costs with your tee shot. There are three routes to take off the tee. Mallard has a very nice new clubhouse with a bar and restaurant. It’s a top-tier municipal facility.

Each of the courses I’ve mentioned is in a class of its own and fun to play. All five courses are as appealing to the scratch golfer as they will be to the weekend warrior. All five are also bargains for their respective green fees, which range from around $25 to $160.

Local Eats

The Lake Charles area has many great local restaurants. Two I have visited are local favorites, The Seafood Palace and the recently opened 1910 Restaurant and Wine Bar. The Seafood Palace is not fancy, just really great food. It has the best fried alligator I’ve eaten, and the boiled blue crabs are delicious. 1910 features Cajun/Creole dishes that are infused with a French backbone. Everything I sampled was worth coming downtown for, and the atmosphere is elegant, but relaxed.

It will take more than one weekend to enjoy all of the top-notch golf, dining, gaming and relaxation options that the Lake Charles area has to offer. But that’s okay. It’s only two hours away. As the locals say: Bon temps! (Let the good times roll!)

Regan Armstrong

August 18, 2015 by  
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Family Law

Going through matters of family law, be it a divorce, adoption, child-custody battle or estate planning, can stress out even the sanest of people. So finding an attorney who understands you and your needs is critical—it can bring much-needed resolution into your family. Regan Armstrong, together with her team at Regan Armstrong & Associates, takes the time to get to know each and every client on a personal level. “I am not a cookie cutter attorney. I try to customize each case for the individual,” says Regan, a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. A former president of the Houston Northwest Bar Association and the 2009 CYFEN Woman of the Year, Regan is also a TMCA Credentialed Advanced Mediator.

Regan Armstrong
Regan Armstrong & Associates PLLC
12777 Jones Rd., Ste. 245
Houston, TX 77070

Thea M. Fabio

August 18, 2015 by  
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Thea M. Fabio
Family Law

Devoted exclusively to the practice and litigation of family-law matters, attorney Thea Marie Fabio understands that divorce proceedings can be heart-wrenching and painful for clients. Her philosophy is to listen carefully before recommending the best course of action. She is sensitive to the needs of children, offering common-sense advice, helpful information and resources on family-related issues.

This is the seventh year that Ms. Fabio, Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has been named an H Texas magazine Top Family Lawyer. Currently in practice with civil attorney Richard L. Merrill, the lawyers have more than 75 combined years of experience. Ms. Fabio is AV rated—the highest distinction—by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Thea M. Fabio
Fabio & Merrill
12 Greenway Plaza, Ste. 101
Houston, TX 77046

Farias Law Firm

August 18, 2015 by  
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Farias_LawFirm_WebFarias Law Firm
Family Law

The Farias Law Firm is dedicated to meeting the needs of their clients, providing legal services in family, criminal-defense and immigration law. Karleana and Leonel “Leo” Farias II focus primarily on family law, while attorneys David Ramirez and Laura Dowdy handle the firm’s criminal defense and immigration dockets. The team also offers mediation services, all available in Spanish.

Leo and Karleana Farias, both aggressive and compassionate litigators, zealously advocate for individuals and families in family courts. Ranging from simple divorces to complex lawsuits that involve the Department of Family and Protective Services, the firm provides comprehensive legal services for Harris and surrounding counties. The protection of childrens’ best interest is a particularly important goal for this team of attorneys, as they serve as Amicus and Ad Litem attorneys for children. In addition to having extensive experience in handling custody, child-support and possession and access matters, the Farias team litigates complex divorces. “We tailor our advice for litigation that makes sense for our clients’ goals and budget,” says Karleana.

With new horizons opening in family law, the Farias team is equipped to handle the changes, especially with regard to the Supreme Court decision enabling same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses. Leo emphasizes that “this change is not only significant in the area of divorce, but it also impacts adoptions, post- and prenuptial agreements and an individual’s ability to obtain immigration benefits.”

Leonel and Karleana Farias are honored to be recognized as 2015 Top Family Lawyers.

Farias Law Firm
801 Congress St., Ste. 400
Houston, TX 77002

Nancy Kam

August 18, 2015 by  
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Kam_WebNancy Kam
Food Entrepreneur

The Sweet Taste of Success

Kam’s Kettle Cooked Foods’ Home Canning Tradition Turned American Dream

After 40 years of canning chili sauce in her home kitchen, President and CEO Nancy Kam’s family sauce has made it into more than 1,400 Kroger stores across the nation. This 100-year family tradition has evolved into the much sought-after American foodie dream come true. Launching in 2014 at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, her artisan based company swiftly moved into national status, which is even hard for larger food producers to accomplish. Nancy proclaims, “Chili sauce is a comfort food that brings me back to my childhood. Someday we plan to help feed America’s poverty-stricken children. I want to give back since I had such a fortunate upbringing.

Available at Kroger, Select Safeways and Whole Foods Markets

Find a store and get a coupon at: www.kamskettlecooked.com

Karleana Farias

August 18, 2015 by  
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Farias_WebKarleana Farias
Family Law

Leadership in business requires commitment. Karleana Farias is committed to excellence in the legal profession. A rising trailblazer in the field, Karleana has worked for the U.S Justice Department, a non-profit organization working with the South African Parliament, as well as the House of Representatives in Puerto Rico. Karleana’s past experiences and cultural diversity—she’s Cuban and Puerto Rican—complement her ability to provide legal and mediation services to clients in Harris and surrounding counties. Focusing primarily on family law, the Farias Law Firm also offers services, available in Spanish, in criminal, civil and immigration matters. At the Farias Law Firm we believe that being distinguished as a top woman in business is a recognition of our commitment to quality, leadership and zealous advocacy for our clients.

Karleana Farias
Farias Law Firm
801 Congress St., Ste. 400
Houston, TX 77002

Kristi Hustak, MD

August 18, 2015 by  
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Plastic Surgery

Dr. Hustak is the first female plastic surgeon at the prestigious Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery and performs a wide spectrum of plastic and reconstructive procedures, with a specific interest in female genital rejuvenation procedures.

Trained in the most advanced plastic surgery techniques, Dr. Hustak combines surgical expertise with a compassionate, gentle approach to bring long-lasting, natural-looking aesthetic improvement to the face, breastscv and body. All surgeries using general anesthesia are performed in Dr. Hustak’s certified state-of-the-art surgical facility following the most stringent safety protocols to optimize patient safety. In addition, Dr. Hustak offers numerous nonsurgical treatments that restore a youthful, refreshed look with little to no downtime required. Our comprehensive care blends artistry with surgical precision, advanced technologies and research—all in a caring and exceptional environment. And the end result is the very best you.

12727 Kimberley Lane, Ste. 300
Houston, TX 77024

750 Westgreen Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450


Maria Calcina, DDS

August 18, 2015 by  
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Calcina_WebMaria Calcina, DDS
Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Maria Calcina was born in Tientsin, China, before immigrating to Venezuela. She studied dentistry at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and went on to pursue her postgraduate degree in pediatric dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry.

After winning a battle with endometrial cancer, Dr. Calcina pursued her licensure in the U.S., where she taught at the University of Maryland College of Dentistry. In 2007, Dr. Calcina relocated to Houston, and after beating breast cancer a year later, opened her practice in Katy. Dr. Calcina is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Association of Women Dentists, the Greater Houston Dental Society, the Hispanic Dental Society, the Houston Asian Dental Society, the Texas Dental Society and the Texas Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Maria Calcina, DDS
19214 Clay Road, Ste. D
Katy, Texas 77449

Ivi Sanguinetti, DDS, PA

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’re looking for personal attention and a place where everyone knows your name, the office of Dr. Ivi Sanguinetti DDS, PA, is where it’s at. You’ll be in the capable hands of Dr. Sanguinetti, voted one of Houston’s Top Dentists by H Texas magazine for the second consecutive year. With more than two decades of experience in the dental field, Dr. Sanguinetti, a graduate of the University of Texas Houston dental branch, specializes in making your smile gorgeous, offering cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, veneers, crowns on implants and All-on-4 implant dentures.

“I love to get to know my patients’ health, concerns and a little bit about them. It’s not just a procedure we are doing, but a unique person who needs treatment,” says Dr. Sanguinetti, whose calm, positive demeanor is evident while she works. Patients fondly refer to her as “the singing dentist” because she’s known to sing or hum along to the radio while she works.


6920 Garth Rd.

Baytown, TX 77521



Scott Young, DDS

August 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Top Dentists, Young, Scott, DDS

Scott Young, DDS
Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

At the offices of Scott Young, D.D.S. , you are not just another patient; you are treated as a prominent guest from the moment you walk through the door. Dr. Young’s practice is based on a foundation of providing personal attention to every guest. Personalized treatment plans ensure your comfort at every level of service including sedation dentistry, a serenity suite for relaxation, pillows, blankets, and noise cancellation headphones.

“It is my goal that our patients, our guests, have little to no anxiety while they are under our care. We utilize advanced technology such as the 3D CT scan for planning and placement of implants,” says Dr. Young.  “For those who are a little more apprehensive about visiting a dentist, we have sedation dentistry available.”

A graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch, Dr. Young focuses on cosmetic and implant dentistry while offering the full spectrum of dental services including teeth whitening, implant supported prosthesis, and full smile makeovers. Dr Young has completed all core courses at LVI for Advanced Dental Studies.  In addition, Dr Young holds fellowship status with the American Dental Implant Association.

“With the most advanced dental technology, a warm and knowledgeable team, and all the amenities necessary to help you feel relaxed and comfortable, our office is the place to receive five-star cosmetic dentistry treatment along with the smile you’ve always wanted,” says Dr. Young.

Scott Young, D.D.S.
6769 Lake Woodlands Drive, Suite G
The Woodlands, Texas 77382

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