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Solving Mysteries on the Family Tree Solving Mysteries on the Family Tree

A Houston DNA Lab Connects People Around The World
By Melanie Saxton | Photography by Kevin West
If you’ve ever “gotten stuck” compiling your family tree, a Houston company offers DNA testing to anyone in the world. Bennett …

The Quintess Collection The Quintess Collection

Where Travel Dreams Come True
By Cheryl Alexander
These days, time is a coveted luxury. Just as important is where, with whom and how you spend your time. At Quintess, they believe that when it’s time …

The Arts & Happenings November 2017 The Arts & Happenings November 2017

THE JUNG CENTER PRESENTS IT’S NOT A DREAM BY CLEMENTE GARCIA-LASSAULX, NOV. 1-DEC. 19
Clemente Garcia-Lassaulx teaches in his Montrose studio, helping many students turn their visions into works of art. This fall, Clemente will …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Lauren and Patrick
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – </br> Lauren and Patrick

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Evoke Photography & Video
If it wasn’t for match.com, Lauren Ashley Partida and Patrick Lennox Strang would never have found each other! Lauren was raised in the heart of historic …

On The Town with Jan Carson –
November 2017
On The Town with Jan Carson – </br>November 2017

Houston’s favorite gastronomical evening is coming up on Thursday, November 16 – the annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala and Wine Fest. Rescheduled due to Hurricane Harvey, this 20th anniversary culinary feast features more …

Fashion – What’s in Stores Now –
November 2017
Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – </br> November 2017</br>

ZIAD NAKAD – Fall-Winter 2017-2018 Collection

Holiday Gift Ideas, November 2017 Holiday Gift Ideas, November 2017

CORELLI’S ITALIAN CAFE
Corelli’s Italian Café is known for fresh Italian cooking (they don’t even own a freezer!) and their signature dishes such as Corelli’s Lasagna, Chicken Rolatine, Veal Specials, authentic pastas and pizzas. The dessert …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Top 10 Thanksgiving Collectibles Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Top 10 Thanksgiving Collectibles

When embarking on a new phase of life, such as getting married, completing a degree, or moving to a new home, many people chronicle the experience with the purchase of an object.

Overcome Emotional Eating, Lose Weight and Improve Health

Nine Tips From A Psychologist And Author
Negative emotions often cause people to eat when they are bored, angry or already full, says New York Times-bestselling author Dr. Susan Albers, a nationally recognized psychologist who …

Make Healthy Carbohydrate Choices Make Healthy Carbohydrate Choices

A Variety Of Delicious Meals And Snacks Will Hit The Spot
How much and what type of foods you eat makes a difference in your general health, and especially if you are managing diabetes. If you …

Houston City Scope November 2017 Houston City Scope November 2017

NFL VETERAN TACKLES BULLYING
Wade Smith, NFL veteran, and Pro Bowl Player, scores another touchdown with his second children’s book, Smitty Tackles Bullying. Smitty is one year older and another year wiser since readers last saw …

Discoveries November 2017 Discoveries November 2017

HERON PRINT WALLPAPER:
The Heron print depicts the birds against a soft pink ground with dragonflies scattered throughout.
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Home Furnishings Hit a High Point Home Furnishings Hit a High Point

Textures, Illumination And Fabulous Seating Abound
The Fall Trendsetter Report from High Point Market is a wonderful overview of what’s in vogue in the world of home furnishings and accessories. We were inspired by its creative …

Maximize a Small Space Maximize a Small Space

Design Tips To Make The Most Of Less Square Footage
By Bee Heinemann
In almost every home there is a need for larger living areas. It can be a challenge to decorate small rooms to make …

Book Reviews November 2017 Book Reviews November 2017

CHRISTMAS AT CARNTON
Christmas at Carnton,by Tamera Alexander, is a novel set amid war and the fading dream of the Confederacy. A wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas — and …

Touring Napa and Sonoma, Part II Touring Napa and Sonoma, Part II

More Wineries That Are “Must Visits”
In the July 2016 issue, I wrote about some of the to-die-for wineries in Napa and Sonoma that are “must” visits. To view that article, visit houstonlifestyles.com, click on “Wine, …

Chevy Equinox and Audi Q5 Chevy Equinox and Audi Q5

By Kelly Foss
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Chevy Equinox | Starting price: $23,500
In a very crowded field of compact SUVs the Equinox is one of the originals. The market on these hot-selling vehicles changes fast and Chevy has followed the …