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Sophisticated Upgrades Transform Suburban Home

DININGROOM2

Remodel provides more comfort, beauty and function

Michael and Karla Beehler built their existing home in 2007 to better accommodate their lives and work after their children graduated from high school.  Read the full story »

2015 AIA Houston Home Tour 2015 AIA Houston Home Tour

Highlighting excellence, quality craftsmanship, innovation and sustainability
Text by Cheryl Alexander and Tina Zulu
Photography by Benjamin Hill
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston recently held its 2015 Annual Home Tour featuring nine area homes that represent the …

Cupid Keeps Love Alive Cupid Keeps Love Alive

Romance is in the air! Local sweethearts share inspiring stories… and tips on keeping true love alive! As the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, “I love you not only for what you are, but for …

All You Need Is Love And Some Chocolate All You Need Is Love And Some Chocolate

Houston’s Hottest, Hippest Valentine’s Day Sweets Are Filled With Excitement
Chocolate decadence, chocolate indulgence, chocolate dreams, chocolate kisses, hot chocolate — no matter how you serve it, chocolate has the power to evoke
sensuality, gratification and romance. …

Archway Gallery Presents #Heatstroke 3D Archway Gallery Presents #Heatstroke 3D

Joel Anderson Merges Ancient And Modern Techniques
Mixed-media artist Joel Anderson will exhibit his artwork that combines ancient and modern techniques in his solo show at Archway Gallery called #Heatstroke 3D. Anderson uses encaustic medium and …

The Arts & Happenings February 2016 The Arts & Happenings February 2016

THE 2015 – 2016 MAYOR’S ART SCHOLARSHIP, FEB. 12
Since 2006, The City of Houston’s Office of Education Initiatives and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs have partnered with various organizations to sponsor citywide student art …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS: Kimberli & Sam MEMORABLE WEDDINGS:   Kimberli & Sam

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by DC Stanley Photography
Kimberli Eve Bowman and Samuel Jack Bishop’s union proves that true love can sneak up on a couple when they least expect it! The Katy couple were …

On The Town with Jan Carson – February 2016 On The Town with Jan Carson – February 2016

It’s surprising how many couples I know who have a Valentine’s Day anniversary. My husband always jokes that the pre-Valentines hoopla ensures that he’ll never forget our anniversary on “Sweetheart Day.” He never has… and …

Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – February 2016 Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now – February 2016

Valentino- Valentino Garavani L’amour sandal in strass on a suede base and kid leather straps. Heart details and word “L’Amour” embellished with strass. valentino.com

Decorate with Global Style Decorate with Global Style

Add impact with endless possibilities of color schemes and textiles from around the world
By Kate Smith
Whether you travel abroad or simply appreciate global style from the comfort of your own corner of the world, adapting …

Why Granite Countertops are Here to Stay Why Granite Countertops are Here to Stay

These four reasons highlight their durability and appeal
By Kathleen M. McCoy
Granite continues to be the preferred choice for kitchen countertops nationwide. According to the NKBA 2014 Kitchen & Bath Style Report, a stunning 91 percent …

the Editor’s Picks … February 2016 the Editor’s Picks …  February 2016

MY FAVORITES:

-Puppy Greeted By Cows
-Easy Molten Chocolate
-Winter Vegetable Salad

Houston City Scope February 2016 Houston City Scope February 2016

HOUSTON RESIDENT CREATES MANHATTAN WINDOW DISPLAY
Houston resident Lyndsey Foresman is one of the LIM College students who created a holiday window display that’s literally out of this world. Their installation for New York City’s Garment …

Seven Healthy Heart Measures May Reduce Heart Failure Risk Seven Healthy Heart Measures May Reduce Heart Failure Risk

At 40, Men And Women Have A 1 In 5 Chance Of Developing Heart Failure In Their Lifetime
P eople scoring well on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart …

Not Smiling About Your Smile? Not Smiling About Your Smile?

Options exist for treating unattractive, misaligned and missing teeth
By Judy Latta
One of the first things people notice when they meet you is your smile. A big, bright, picture-perfect smile conveys the appearance of warmth, happiness, …

HISTORICAL – This is Our Home, It Is Not for Sale – A Study in Urban Transformation HISTORICAL – This is Our Home, It Is Not for Sale – A Study in Urban Transformation

by Carol Adams
This is Our Home . . . is a documentary, an archival collection and a chapter in Houston’s history. Jon Schwartz produced and directed a documentary film that traces the history of Houston’s …

Discoveries February 2016 Discoveries February  2016

CHRISTIAN LACROIX
One of the most well known names in fashion, Christian Lacroix lends distinctive style to one-of-a-kind accessories. With fun splashes of color and quilted detail, Christian Lacroix shoulder bags, totes, and small goods display …

Book Reviews February 2016 Book Reviews February 2016

BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE
Upgrade your home’s charm factor with this comprehensive one-stop guide to creating custom-made soft furnishings. Hand-made Interiors shows stitch by stitch how to make beautiful pieces – from blinds, curtains, and cushion …

Las Residencias Golf & Beach Club Las Residencias Golf & Beach Club

Where you really do get what you want
By Noelle Valentine
If world-class golf, pristine beach-front vistas and easy travel from Houston define your idea of the perfect getaway, then Las Residencias Golf and Beach Club is …

Sparkling, White and Red Wine Winners Sparkling, White and Red Wine Winners

Memorable meals in every choice
ROSE SPARKLING WINE:
Casal Garcia Medium Dry Rosé Sparkling Wine Espumante de Vinho Verde Portugal non-vintage — Sprightly, pretty strawberry flavors with just the right touch of natural, residual sugar for sipping …

To My Valentine To My Valentine

 
MYSTIQUE LINGERIE
Ignite that romantic spark this Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for sexy, fun lingerie or comfy, cozy pj’s, Mystique is the place to go. Mystique has a variety of gifts for your special Valentine. …

Hyundai Santa Fe and Audi A5 Coupe Hyundai Santa Fe and Audi A5 Coupe

Hyundai Santa Fe | STARTING PRICE: $25,000

Audi A5 Coupe | STARTING PRICE: $40,000