Featured Homes »

Where Bayou Meets City Chic

Tia's home-011

Couple Fuses Love Of The Outdoors With Vintage Glam

Rarely do haute couture, glamour and outdoor organic stylishly meet; high fashion chic and eco-friendly are unlikely friends; and seldom do Mississippi Delta and New York runway successfully pair. Read the full story »

U-Haul Destination No. 1 U-Haul Destination No. 1

Movers, Not Rain, Flooded Houston In 2014
The rains immersed Houston and other Texas cities in recent weeks, giving Harris County its wettest spring on record and creating trying times for families and businesses that sustained …

Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen of Houston Gardening’s Landscape Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen of Houston Gardening’s Landscape

Kathy Huber shares her wisdom gained over 30 years
By Cherie Foster Colburn
When Georgia native Kathy Huber drove into Houston in the late 1970s, she never dreamed she would spend the next three decades as one …

The Arts & Happenings The Arts & Happenings

Mark your calendar for upcoming activities and charitable events

Jessi & Zach
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS<br />Jessi & Zach</br>

Text by Melanie Saxton
Photos by Caleb Fleming of Big Box Photography
Eight years ago, two teenage athletes met and fell head-over-heels in love. Jessica “Jessi” Lauren Ortiz and Michael Zachary “Zach” Toth both attended Mayde Creek …

Kitchen Design Winners Set High Standards Kitchen Design Winners Set High Standards

A wide range of kitchen styles garnered awards at this year’s National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Competition – from Moroccan flair, elegant touches of French Provincial, a rustic farm look and feel, a …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Buy and Sell at Yard Sales Like a Pro
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br />Buy and Sell at Yard Sales Like a Pro

Lori Verderame on Google+

Dr. Lori, Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events worldwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on Discovery channel.   Visit www.DrLoriV.com, www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori, Lori Verderame on Google+or call (888) 431-1010.
By …

How to Clean Hardwood Flooring How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

Care for it right and it will last a lifetime
Your hardwood floor is installed. Your house finally feels like a home. But now what? How do you care for your new investment? Read on.
Meet Mat
Floor …

the Editor’s Picks …
Linda Anderson, editor & publisher
July 2015
the Editor’s Picks …  <br />Linda Anderson, editor & publisher</br>July 2015


– Raccoon Eating Cats’ Food
– Strawberry Mango Salsa
– 10 Container Plants to Repel Mosquitos

Houston City Scope Houston City Scope

Civic and residential news
developing in our city

Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer
Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest
Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer</br>Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest

By Judy Latta
Most of us obsess over our complexions, the most visible part of our bodies, and would never forget to pamper our faces with meticulously selected cleansers, exfoliators, sunscreens, toners and moisturizers. Why, then, …

Towards a Beautiful City
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br /> Towards a Beautiful City

By Dr. Teresa Tomkins-Walsh
Scenic Houston is an organization dedicated to policies and actions that enhance the beauty and appeal of Houston’s streetscapes and roadways.  By working to reduce billboard blight, inhibit new billboard construction, foster …

Discoveries Discoveries

Unique discoveries for your home and lifestyle

No Garden Space? No Problem. No Garden Space? No Problem.

Enjoy Flowers, Herbs And Edibles In Containers
By Melinda Myers
Brighten up your patio, deck or front entrance with containers. They’re an excellent way to add color, fragrance and beauty where plantable space is limited or nonexistent.
Set …

Books July 2015 Books July 2015

New releases with something for everyone

Mayakoba, the Venice of the Yucatan Mayakoba, the Venice of the Yucatan

Mayakoba Offers Eco-Friendly Family Fun In Riviera Maya
By Elizabeth Anthony
Mayakoba is located in romantic and picturesque Riviera Maya, Mexico’s foremost beach destination fronting the Caribbean Sea and only a short 40-minute drive from Cancun International …

Summertime at Las Verandas Summertime at Las Verandas

By Elizabeth Anthony
Just off the Caribbean Coast of Honduras is Roatán, the largest of the Bay Islands, where spectacular diving and snorkeling draw visitors from around the world. The island is completely surrounded by a …

Volvo V60 and Jaguar F-Type Volvo V60 and Jaguar F-Type

By Kelly Foss
Volvo V60 | Starting price: $36,800
A Stately Euro Wagon
Perhaps the one thing European manufacturers do exceptionally well is make station wagons. And perhaps no Euro carmaker does station wagons better than Volvo. Safety, …