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It’s a Ritzy, Glitzy Christmas

The Christmas Zoo theme in the dining room sets the stage for yuletide fun! Polar bears are the centerpiece of the icy, snow-glazed tabletop, while glittery reindeer hover atop the mirrored buffet.

Imperial Sugar Land home serves up sparkles and glitter during 2015 CASA Holiday Home Tour  

For 25 years Child Advocates of Fort Bend has been showcasing homes lavishly decorated for the holidays in Fort Bend County’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising money to support its programs. Read the full story »

Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland

ASID Designers Ushered In The Holidays In 12,000-Square-Foot 2015 Show House
Text by Cathy Gordon / Photography by Miro Dvorscak / Interiors by ASID, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter / Renovations by Peterson Homebuilders
Assignment: Take a 12,000-square-foot-house …

Bad Pants Open Gives $375,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital’s NICU Bad Pants Open Gives $375,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital’s NICU

Fun And Badly Dressed Day Of Golf Has A Serious Purpose
Photos by Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
More that 360 golfers teed off at the 19th annual Bad Pants Open golf tournament at The Clubs of Kingwood …

Oldest Home Tour in Houston Celebrates
75 Years
Oldest Home Tour in Houston Celebrates </br>75  Years

Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foundation Holiday Pilgrimage 2016 Home Tour To Be Held Dec. 9-10
A tradition since 1941, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Charitable Foun­dation Holiday Pilgrimage 2016 will showcase the best in interior, floral and …

The Arts & Happenings December 2016 The Arts & Happenings December 2016

DESIGNCRAFT AT MARKET SQUARE PARK,DEC. 3
On Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., join the city’s best artists and crafters for DesignCraft, AIGA Houston’s annual outdoor fair featuring the work of local artists, artisans, crafters …

Springtime at Angel Fire Springtime at Angel Fire

New Mexico Resort Offers Snowy Fun For The Whole Family
By Elizabeth Anthony
Angel Fire Resort, located in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, has been named one of the “Top 25 Best Family Friendly Ski …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Truly Moore and Patrick Kane MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Truly Moore and Patrick Kane

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Donatella Barbera and Damiano Salvadori
The Tuscan countryside became a perfect wedding destination for Truly Moore and Patrick Kane, who had already shared international adventures throughout their courtship and engagement.
Truly …

On The Town with Jan Carson –
December 2016
On The Town with Jan Carson – </br>December 2016

In the midst of Christmas parties and holiday celebrations – an iconic moment occurs in Houston’s broadcast history this month. At 6 p.m. on Dec. 9, Dave Ward will deliver his trademark “Good Evening Friends” for the final time in his record 50-year tenure as news anchor and reporter at ABC/13.

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

Dolce & Gabbana- Dolce Box Maiolica-Print Calfskin Satchel Bag With Floral Studs.
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A Celebration of Individuality A Celebration of Individuality

The Rise Of White And Off-White Shades In Home Interiors
The first step many homeowners consider when designing a room is the color palette, and often times, they opt for hues that highlight their own distinct …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Objects That Have Sentimental Value to You Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Objects That Have Sentimental Value to You

Jewelry pictures can be made with damaged pieces of costume jewelry by sewing or gluing the broken pieces onto a piece of velvet, felt or other fabrics.

Ten Easy Design Tips With A Big Impact Ten Easy Design Tips With A Big Impact

Transform Your Home Without Spending A Fortune
The change of seasons to fall and eventually winter is a great time to give your home a face lift. Ready to make some changes, but don’t want to …

Lip Implants Gaining Popularity Lip Implants Gaining Popularity

Millions More Use Injections To Get The Perfect Pucker
A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher December 2016 the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher December 2016

-Wild Foxes Jump on Trampoline
-Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter
-Melted Snowman Cookies

Houston City Scope December 2016 Houston City Scope December 2016

BOO BALL RAISES $1.27 MILLION FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
On Saturday, Oct. 29, Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Houston held its one-of-a-kind Halloween-inspired biennial gala, “BOO BALL, The Lost Lagoon,” inviting over 1,200 guests to dress …

Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports

Memorial Hermann Health System Offers Some Prevention Tips
School sports have kicked into high gear, and that means physicians may be seeing more sports-related injuries.
“Because children’s bodies are still growing and changing, we often see different …

The Plaza Hotel: A Preservation Success Story The Plaza Hotel:  A Preservation Success Story

by Joseph Stromberg
The tremendous growth of Houston has sometimes come at the expense the city’s past. Some of this has come in the form of architectural loss as historic structures are demolished for new buildings. The …

Discoveries December 2016 Discoveries December 2016

RIDE INTO THE HOLIDAYS WITH VESPA (RED)®
The brand new (VESPA)RED is now helping to drive the end of AIDS. Available in the U.S. starting December 1, 2016 and globally in 2017. Order though certified …

Orange Cardamom Blueberry Crostata Orange Cardamom Blueberry Crostata

Preparation time: 10 min • Total Time: 1 hr 5 min • Servings: 6

Book Reviews December 2016 Book Reviews December 2016

GET CROSS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Keeping calm for the holidays just got a little easier with the release of The New York Times Keep Merry and Crossword On. St. Martin’s Press, home to the classic New …

Recent Tastings with Folio Partners and Others Recent Tastings with Folio Partners and Others

All Listed Wines Highly Recommended
Folio Partners, founded in 2004 by the Michael Mondavi family, is an im­porter of premium wines from family winemakers who share their passion for making great wines (plus their own wines). …

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE December 2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE December 2016

ARAYA ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
Looking for a totally unique gift to satisfy a sweet tooth? Araya Artisan Chocolate makes decadent, fresh, locally handcrafted chocolates and also offers French macarons in 10 exquisite flavors.You can also create your …

Buick Envision and BMW 3-Series Buick Envision and BMW 3-Series

The Buick Envision is an all-new luxury compact crossover.

The BMW 3-Series includes the 320i, the 328d diesel, the 330i and the most powerful 340i in both 4-door sedan and sport wagon models.