LOCAL Houston | The City Guide June 2017 - Page 4

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR It’s June, and, as they do every year, things are heating up in Houston (and Washington, also, but we’ll leave that to others to report on). We’re happy to bring you our annual HOT Issue, featuring our town’s newest pools, buzziest frozen drinks, hole-in-the-wall restaurants and icy family treats. Plus, all the local food, arts, style and community news we serve up every month. YOU KNOW WHAT’S HOT? Urban farming. Take a trip to Finca Tres Robles with us on the east side of Downtown and learn about the first private farm inside the 610 Loop. Working together, brothers Daniel and Thomas Garcia-Prats have turned a food desert into a bountiful farm that is transforming how our community eats. What’s also ultra-hot? This month’s Fat Finds fashion spread, styled by Marzi Petris and shot by Cody Bess at Winter (not Summer) Street Studios. I always say that if I have to spend the summer in Houston versus a city like New York or Chicago, I’ll take Houston anytime. You can’t beat – or even match – our quality and quantity of air conditioning. This month, our friends at the Houston History Alliance trace the history of A/C in H-town. The article is, as you’d imag- ine, a blast of fresh air. On that note, stay cool as the temperatures rise. I raise a frosty glass to all of you. Thanks for reading LOCAL. Tim Moloney editor-in-chief BEHIND THE COVER WHAT BETTER PLACE TO SHOOT OUR ISSUE DEVOTED TO SUMMER THAN ON TOP OF WINTER STREET STUDIOS IN THE SAWYER YARDS COMPLEX? SHOT BY CODY BESS AND STYLED BY MARZI PETRIS, THE TEAM CREATED A HOT SUMMER FASHION FANTASY IN THE HEART OF HOUSTON. WHY "QUIERES CALOR" AS THE SUBHEAD? IT STARTED AS AN INSIDE JOKE AMONG OUR STAFF BUT IT REALLY COMMUNICATES OUR CITY'S DIVERSITY AND HEAT! Figue Vest: Abejas | Helen Rodel Bikini: Maison Jolie Lele Sadoughi pineapple earrings: Intermix Ellery Shoes: Forty Five Ten 4 L O C A L | june 17