Ali Valach

Recent Graduate

Location icon United States of America

I graduated Cum Laude from the University of Houston Jack J. Valenti Communications School with a print journalism degree in May 2015. I have experience writing for the school newspaper, The Cougar, along with articles for my internship with Houston Hip and Haute. I also am a freelance writer for the Houston Inner Looper.

I love writing and hope to continue expanding my portfolio. Life and arts stories are my favorite, but I enjoy having the chance to write stories of all kinds.

Portfolio
Houstonhipandhaute
Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Are you planning a birthday party, bachelorette party or just a fun night out with a group of friends? If you're at a loss for ideas on what to do, be sure to check out Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, which is conveniently located in downtown Houston!

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02/05/2016
Houston Inner Looper February 2016: Page 10

The Houston Inner Looper is published monthly, and distributed at hundreds of locations in the Montrose, Midtown, Rice Village/West U., Westheimer-Weslayan, Galleria-Uptown, Spring Branch and Greater Heights areas, and other locations throughout the Inner Loop.

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12/04/2015
Houston Inner Looper December 2015: Page 14

The Houston Inner Looper is published monthly, and distributed at hundreds of locations in the Montrose, Midtown, Rice Village/West U., Westheimer-Weslayan, Galleria-Uptown, Spring Branch and Greater Heights areas, and other locations throughout the Inner Loop.

Innerlooper
http://www.innerlooper.com/inside-the-loop/feeling-the-art

By: Ali Valach Artists from near and far displayed their artistic masterpieces at the 2015 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, which was held from 10 am to 6 pm on October 11 and 12 in downtown Houston. This art festival attracted thousands of visitors because it is classified as being in the top 10 of the country's fine art festivals.

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10/01/2015
Houston Inner Looper October 2015: Page 12

The Houston Inner Looper is published monthly, and distributed at hundreds of locations in the Montrose, Midtown, Rice Village/West U., Westheimer-Weslayan, Galleria-Uptown, Spring Branch and Greater Heights areas, and other locations throughout the Inner Loop.

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09/03/2015
Houston Inner Looper September 2015: Page 12

The Houston Inner Looper is published monthly, and distributed at hundreds of locations in the Montrose, Midtown, Rice Village/West U., Westheimer-Weslayan, Galleria-Uptown, Spring Branch and Greater Heights areas, and other locations throughout the Inner Loop.

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08/05/2015
Houston Inner Looper August 2015: Page 11

The Houston Inner Looper is published monthly, and distributed at hundreds of locations in the Montrose, Midtown, Rice Village/West U., Westheimer-Weslayan, Galleria-Uptown, Spring Branch and Greater Heights areas, and other locations throughout the Inner Loop.

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07/10/2015
Houston Inner Looper July 2015: Page 9

The Houston Inner Looper is published monthly, and distributed at hundreds of locations in the Montrose, Midtown, Rice Village/West U., Westheimer-Weslayan, Galleria-Uptown, Spring Branch and Greater Heights areas, and other locations throughout the Inner Loop.

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06/11/2015
Houston Inner Looper June 2015: Page 14

The Houston Inner Looper is published monthly, and distributed at hundreds of locations in the Montrose, Midtown, Rice Village/West U., Westheimer-Weslayan, Galleria-Uptown, Spring Branch and Greater Heights areas, and other locations throughout the Inner Loop.

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05/09/2015
Houston Inner Looper May 2015: Page 9

The Houston Inner Looper is published monthly, and distributed at hundreds of locations in the Montrose, Midtown, Rice Village/West U., Westheimer-Weslayan, Galleria-Uptown, Spring Branch and Greater Heights areas, and other locations throughout the Inner Loop.

The Cougar

The Daily Cougar
03/25/2015
BB's Cafe offers successful Texas-Cajun fusion - The Daily Cougar

UH alumnus Brooks Bassler blessed Houston with a fusion of Cajun food with a Texas flair when he opened BB's Café in 2007, which has five locations in the Houston area. Visitors can sample Bassler's unique creations, which are perfectly named to keep with the Texas and Cajun theme.

The Daily Cougar
04/01/2015
Wolffest brings variety of local eats to UH streets - The Daily Cougar

Wolffest will bring local eats to the UH streets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 through 9 at Butler Plaza. The event is hosted by juniors and seniors in the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, who form teams and work to create pop-up food stand businesses.

Houston Hip and Haute

Houstonhipandhaute
Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Under the leadership of Houston Go Red for Women Campaign Chair Denise Castillo-Rhodes, Chief Financial Officer of Texas Medical Center, the Houston Go Red For Women Luncheon celebrated its 12th year empowering and inspiring action in women to be proactive in their heart health.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Just in time for bikini season, Petite Sweets launches Suzie's Cookies, Cakes, Pies & Shakes. No matter your craving, Pastry chef Susan Molzan has created a new, special menu that features some of Houston's most delicious baked goods and shakes that will tantalize your taste buds.

Houstonhipandhaute
Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Weddings in Houston Magazine hosted the I Do! Bridal Soirée at The Corinthian on Thursday, February 12. The event showcased some awesome wedding vendors in Houston along with showing off the beauty of The Corinthian as a venue for a wedding or other event.

Houstonhipandhaute
Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

By Ali Valach HHH intern Girls Night Out Cooking Class By Ali Valach HHH intern By Ali Valach HHH intern Zoo Lights By Ali Valach HHH intern An exciting new store has opened in the Galleria that is a wonderful addition to the Houston shopping scene.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Anthropologie CityCentre held a birthday event from 12-3 pm on Thursday, October 2 for people with birthdays in September or October. The event was tea-party themed, and all of the employees were sporting cute Anthropologie aprons.There was a table filled with treats to nibble on including miniature muffins, cookies, biscotti and macaroons.

Houstonhipandhaute
Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Article and photo by HHH intern, Ali Valach Snap Kitchen Unveils a new Global-Inspired and Seasonal Menu for Spring enchiladas Financial Discussions vs. A Financial Dialog... which do you practice? Laura U's Studio U had a grand opening celebration on March 12th.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

A Yowling Good Time was had by All by Ali Valach HHH intern Houston Philanthropy Recipe for Success Foundation's Dress for Dinner Season V, Act II: "Fashion in Four Courses with Elizabeth Anthony/ Esther Wolf" KPC Bioblitz 2013 Green Rough Snake Worthington Wrap Pencil Skirt with contrast waist $34 This classic is making a comeback in true wrap style fashion and in faux.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Girl Around Town and Atrium Ready to Wear hosted a very special guest on Friday, January 17th: David Zyla. Zyla is a famed stylist, author and Emmy award-winning costume designer. The first five guests to arrive at the meet and greet cocktail soiree received a free copy of Zyla's book "Color Your Style: How to Wear Your True Colors."

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Creative Couturier Don O"Neill has the luck of the Irish on his side. He was born in a charming seaside town in County Kerry, Ireland, in his parent's bed and breakfast, with a castle across the road. He was surrounded by beauty inside and out, and knew at an early age that he wanted to design.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

BBVA Compass teamed up with the Roca brothers to bring a once-in-a-lifetime event to several cities around the world including Houston and Dallas. The Dallas event took place at the Rachofsky house, which is a modern museum. The Roca brothers are the owners of the famed restaurant El Cellar de Can Roca in Spain.

Houstonhipandhaute
Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

A Star is Born Uptown Park has a new tenant, Étoile Cuisine et Bar. This French bistro's chef is Philippe Verpiand. Verpiand was the former Chef de Cuisine at the prestigious Tapenade Restaurant in La Jolla for over 7 years, then at his own place, Cavaillon Restaurant for over 5 years.

Houstonhipandhaute
Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Need a Restaurant Suggestion??? By: Ali Valach, HHH intern Need An Outfit for Sweetheart's Day? Two Tone Jackie O dress Check our calendar to plan your social and shopping schedule! February 11 February 12 On Thursday, January 29 the Flavour App held a launch party in the penthouse suite at the Hotel Derek.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Playful There's a new cosmetics line in town, available only at Nordstrom. Jouer, to play in French, is the brainchild of creator Christina Zilber. A busy Mother and working woman, she believes in creating products to fit your lifestyle, like her perfect palette in shades to match you--to name one.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

by Ali Valach HHH intern Willa is a fabulous boutique located in Rice Village. This boutique is the sister store of Em & Lee, but while Em & Lee offers clothes, Willa focuses on accessories and shoes.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Fashion news is seersucker and white is in for spring. Price: $375.00 Leonard Rutan 3733 Westheimer Rd (713) 524-9988 www.leonardrutan.com Amaluna Houston has been graced with the presence of the Cirque du Soleil production of Amaluna. This incredible show blends music, gymnastics, dance and theater to create a one-of-a-kind show guaranteed to please audiences of all ages.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Treasures and Traditions Don't miss the 2014 Theta Charity Antiques Show, November 19-23, at the GRB. Featured Speakers are historian William Seale, Former FBI agent and art crimes specialist Robert Wittman, The Bush Twins, and lifestyle expert and handbag designer Cornelia Guest.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Henri Bendel Opens at Houston Galleria Henri Bendel President Chris Fiore with Andrea Bonner click photo to view gallery photos by Jay Marroquin If you've ever visited New York City, you're sure to have stopped in to famed Fifth Avenue retailer, Henri Bendel. Well, your commute just got a little shorter!

Houstonhipandhaute
Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

By: Ali Valach, HHH intern Jay Landa, whose store, J. Silver, has been a fixture in Rice Village for years, has remodeled his space. He now has more of his own designs under J.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

The Barnes and Noble across from the Galleria has been replaced by an entirely different and unique store, Arhaus. Arhaus is a furniture store that offers a wide range of pieces from dining to bedrooms. The store has two floors filled with beautifully crafted furniture.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Fashion Houston 2012 Zac Posen dress Photography by Keith Luter of Jaxon Entertainment and Caroline Downing Berg of Caroline Downing Photography click on photo to see gallery Fashion insiders are aware of the frenzy that ensues at the onset of the official fashion week calendar.

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Houston Hip & Haute: Current Issue

Located along Echo Lane and the Katy Freeway lies a great gift boutique called The Villager. It has become a favorite among Memorial residents over the years thanks to the great little treasures it has to offer. This boutique has a wide variety of items ranging from adorable wine glasses to a huge selection of invitation paper.