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Paris, TX »

South Texas Native Wows International Society With Second Louvre Gala. It’s good to be Becca Cason Thrash these days, especially with the Harlingen native’s latest society and philanthropic triumph, the Liaisons au Louvre II gala in Paris held at, yes, the Louvre museum. Recently awarded...


A Regal Journey »

Petra. The Red Sea. Mount Nebo. Wadi Rum: From ancient “lost cities” and significant Biblical sites to locations made famous in classics like Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you can find them all in Jordan.

Over the last decade, the small kingdom bordering...


It Had To Be You »

As a little girl, every bride dreams of her fairy tale “I Do.” From the perfect dress to details that make all the difference, Brilliant unveils this year’s matrimonial must-haves. Inspired by two Texas couples whose nuptials define glitz, glam and gusto, our ode to wedded bliss marks the...


The Bold Standard »

Open the doors to this Spanish-inspired hacienda and any thoughts of conventionality are immediately erased. The manse offers the perfect backdrop to a Hollywood movie scene, complete with a manicured lawn flanked by rows of perfectly trimmed palm trees and a ubiquitous view of the serene...


A World Away »

Where can you go for a few days that can actually seem like week’s rest and relaxation? Look no further, because the newish Capella Pedregal in Los Cabos Mexico is the destination of the rich, celebrated and also, to those who understand the value of understated luxury at its...


House Calls »

Todd Romano’s sitting pretty atop the design world these days. With clients in New York, Texas and across the world, why wouldn’t he be? Here, in an exclusive to Brilliant, Romano reveals his tricks of the trade, his Texas roots and how the client-decorator relationship can be both nurturing and...


PREP-arazzi »

PREP-arazzi: The True Prep World of Lisa Birnbach. I recently caught up with style icon, author and humorist Lisa Birnbach, who is sharing her Preppified wisdom with the world again.

Let’s face it: Lisa Birnbach is a goddess-like icon in the World of pop culture. She is charmed when I...


Luminous Lulu Powers »

Entertaining Guru Tells All “My muse? That’s easy. My muses are my friends, clients… and the world around me,” confides entertaining expert Lulu Powers, who knows how to get things done. If you grow up one as one of six children, in a bustling Connecticut home like she did, that’s a given....