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Historic Home’s Meticulous Design Transcends Time And Place
In 1952-53, Lars Bang, one of the first graduates of the University of Houston’s College of Architecture, designed the extraordinary Bendit House in the then-new Ayrshire section of Braes Heights subdivision (now Braeswood Place) in suburban Houston. Read the full story »

Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Brings an Upbeat, Colorful Vibe Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Brings an Upbeat, Colorful Vibe

For years, April Murphy, who is this year’s featured artist at Houston’s prestigious and fun Bayou City Art Festival (BCAF), made a solid living as a artist doing marketing and graphic design for a local bank.

Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season

Dramatic Tropical Flower Will Be Featured At Local Events
By Judy Latta Photos by Pat Merritt and Linda Anderson
Spring is upon us, and as warm weather blossoms begin to burst, few are as stunning and impressive …

The Arts & Happenings April 2016 The Arts & Happenings April 2016

KPC AND LOCAL UNIVERSITIES CREATE MONARCH BUTTERFLY HABITAT CHALLENGE, THROUGH APRIL
The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) has joined with Rice University, the University of Houston (UH) and the University of St. Thomas (UST) through the Grassroots …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Nicole & Jan-Oliver MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Nicole & Jan-Oliver

Nicole Brende and Jan-Oliver Schmidt are living proof that blind dates really do work. They were introduced by mutual friends during a “chaperoned” dinner at UP restaurant in Highland Village and have been together ever …

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

T­he Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of President George H.W. Bush will be the featured author at the April 21 “A Celebration of Reading” event at The Hobby Center. Jon Meacham’s Destiny of Power is based on …

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

DOLCE & GABBANA
Bucket Bag in Printed Dauphine Leather from the Claudia line has a Sicilian cartwheel print. dolcegabbana.com

Specialty Materials Add Interest and Vibrancy Specialty Materials Add Interest and Vibrancy

Fusion Of Attractive Pieces Brings Pizzazz To Your Home
By Mara Soloway
To make your home’s interior spaces be dynamic, balanced and infused with your individuality, think Spring. The interior furnishings that are part of this …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Spring Cleaning Tips Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning has its drawbacks and its ad­vantages. The drawbacks are obvious: nobody really likes to clean. Once the task is complete, …

Plan the Right Pool for Your Living Style Plan the Right Pool for Your Living Style

Consider Many Options Before Making Your Backyard Investment
By Merry Wise
Planning a custom swimming pool and/or spa for your specific environment and living style is similar to planning your home and fashion styles — you …

Houston City Scope April 2016 Houston City Scope April 2016

ARCHWAY GALLERY PRESENTS SIDEWALKS, FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHS BY FIKRY BOTROS
Archway Gallery presents Sidewalks, featuring photographs by Fikry Botros. The exhibition is part of the city-wide ‘Participating Spaces’ celebrating the FotoFest 2016 Biennial and will be on …

What is IBS? What is IBS?

Learn The Symptoms, Causes And Treatments
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10-15 percent of adults. It has a significant worldwide prevalence. Although IBS is not associated with an increased risk for life-threatening illness, it …

HISTORICAL – Houston’s Environmental Past HISTORICAL – Houston’s Environmental Past

Since 1970, April celebrations of Earth Day inspire activism, re-dedication, and outdoor events designed to engage humans with the natural environment. Houstonians have a long and organized connection with the environment along the Texas Gulf …

Discoveries April 2016 Discoveries April 2016

ANTICATO TILES SPIDER TABLE
Part of the Spider Collection, due to the shape of its feet, this table by Neapolitan designer Fran­cesco Della Femina features a rusted iron frame handcrafted by Italian artisans, and is protected …

Book Reviews April 2016 Book Reviews April 2016

 
REDUCE CARBS/INCREASE VEGGIES
150 Best Spiralizer Recipes, by Marilyn Haugen and Jennifer Williams, provides a new, refreshing, fun way to introduce more vegetables into dishes and reduce carbohydrates. There are options for vegetarians, gluten-free diets and …

Duckhorn Wine Estate – the Best of the Best Duckhorn Wine Estate – the Best of the Best

Young Winemakers Producing Some Of The Best Wines On The Planet
In 1976, Margaret and Dan Duckhorn, along with a number of investors, started Duckhorn Winery, with the first production in 1978 being 800 cases of …

Toyota Tundra 1794 and Acura ILX Toyota Tundra 1794 and Acura ILX

 
Toyota Tundra 1794 | Starting price: $46,000
The Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition is the flagship of Tundras. Both luxurious and capable, this Tundra has a proud heritage that Toyota won’t let you soon forget. The Tundra …

Modern Montrose Living Modern Montrose Living

Building A Light-Filled And Kid-Friendly Home
Leigh and Jeff Bell moved to Houston from Tulsa just after getting married. When they began shopping for a home and neighborhood, the couple considered several factors: Jeff wanted to …

Fashion and Philanthropy Put Their Best Faces Forward Fashion and Philanthropy Put Their Best Faces Forward

A Couture Cause’s 2016 Trend Guide Benefits Two Houston Charities
By Mara Soloway
As it had done in 2014 and 2015, A Couture Cause has once again fused fashion and philanthropy to raise significant funds for two …

Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“Sculpted in Steel” features 17 American and international examples from the classic era of automobile design
Today’s automotive manufacturers often strive for economy and efficiency, but there was a time when art and elegance reigned. In …

The Great Cape Rinderhorn The Great Cape Rinderhorn

German Artist Thorsten Brinkmann Creates Site-Specific Installation At Rice Gallery Through May 15
Rice University Art Gallery commissioned German artist Thorsten Brinkmann to create a new site-specific installation, The Great Cape Rinder­horn, for his first museum …

The Arts & Happenings March 2016 The Arts & Happenings March 2016

TUTS PRESENTS DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS, MARCH 8-20
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Disney’s Mary Poppins on March 8 – 20 at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts, Sarofim Hall, 800 Bagby St. The show is …

The Junior League of Houston Celebrates 60 Years of Grants The Junior League of Houston Celebrates 60 Years of Grants

League Awards $150,000 In Community Assistance Grants To 10 Worthwhile Organizations
On Monday, Jan. 25, some of Houston’s busiest volunteers gathered at The Junior League of Houston Tea Room to celebrate 60 years of philanthropy.
The Junior …

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 …