LOCAL Houston | The City Guide JUNE 2016 - Page 6

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR in every sense of the word… Let’s start with the weather: it’s summer and that means it’s HOT outside. Cool off with a delicious cold snow cone. See where on page 14, plus see the city’s hottest wall. The ladies on the cover are HOT. Embrace the season to rock a bathing suit and hit your favorite watering hole. These girls are just as HOT on the inside as they are on the outside. And it doesn’t get any hotter than the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics. Our Jayme Lamm catches up with three Dash players with their eyes on winning gold for the US and Canada. Check out our Behind the Scenes picture, above, at the photo shoot. Photography by Kennon Evett It’s HOT Carla I think we can all agree that it’s HOT to give.Texan player Whitney Mercilus is doing just that through a foundation that’s been a long time in the making; read about it on page 42. Art is popping up all over town, and we think that’s pretty HOT too. Check out our top picks in Emily Westbrooks’ piece on page 32. We also catch up with local Wooch Graff who is also, you guessed it, HOT and happens to be on the new NBC show Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, created by the team behind American Ninja Warriors, airing June 13. We’ve even got the season’s hottest beauty products on page 58. Now that we’ve established how hot this issue is, get to it. BEHIND THE COVER Right after the wretched downpours the city received, we proceeded to pray that it wouldn’t rain on our shoot date. Select Studios’ Arthur Garcia and his team packed up and headed to the Kickerillo compound where LOCAL was graciously allowed to turn the pool area into a lush vegetation and beachside destination for the morning. Marzifat set to work pulling and styling swimsuits galore that would take us all away to the beach of our dreams. Bianca Rivas and Sara Eudy set to primping and prepping, adding extensions and perfecting our trio of beauties with a coveted glow, while Arthur and his photography team scouted for the best spot and lighting options. We can’t help but love the outcome of our golden girls. KRISTEN: L-Space bikini, Dannijo bracelets @ Neiman Marcus CLAIRE: Lisa Marie Fernandez plaid bikini @ The Webster, Aurelie Bidermann necklace @ exclusively at The Webster GABY: Lisa Marie Fernandez denim bikini @ The Webster Dannijo bracelets and Dannijo earrings @ Neiman Marcus 6 L O C A L | june 16 Carla Valencia de Martinéz Editor-in-Chief