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By artist Tra` Slaughter

By artist Tra` Slaughter

Text by Cheryl Alexander / Photography by Morris Malakoff

You’ve seen them. The large, unsightly gray boxes sitting obtrusively beside each and every one of the 2,600+ traffic lights in the city of Houston. You can’t help but see them. And many times you’ve probably wondered what they are and what purpose they serve. Read the full story »

Stunning in Southgate Stunning in Southgate

Urban design provides livable, inviting fun
Neil and Kris Thomas have called Houston home for a long time. Married in 1984 after meeting in law school (he is a partner practicing public law at Norton Rose …

Water Garden and Pond Tour, May 7-8 Water Garden and Pond Tour, May 7-8

Do you dream of turning your mundane St. Augustine lawn into a more meditative outdoor space with lovely water lilies and the sound of running water? Does the idea of sipping your morning coffee in a peaceful retreat with dancing dragonflies and swimming koi appeal to you?

The Arts & Happenings May 2016 The Arts & Happenings May 2016

Chamber music and jazz come together in the adventurous Da Camera season finale concert Passion for Bach and Coltrane: Imani Winds, …

Enjoy Fun-Filled Days and Lazy Nights at The Woodlands Resort this Summer Enjoy Fun-Filled Days and Lazy Nights at The Woodlands Resort this Summer

An enchanted oasis minutes from Houston, but worlds apart
As temperatures begin to heat up in Texas, so does the fun at The Woodlands® Resort. Located just 30 minutes north of downtown Houston and set among …


Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Kelli Durham
Seven years after meeting in graduate school, Rachel Callahan and Roshan Gummattira finally began dating. Eventually their long-distance relationship led to two lovely wedding ceremonies, each with a …

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

Symphony Ball chairs Jana and Scotty Arnoldy love to have fun while doing good, so they hosted two evenings of lively salsa dance lessons at their River Oaks home to help guests get into the …

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

Dial Watches Paper-Cutting Art On Your Wrist

Launching its very first collection in conjunction with British paper artist Sarah Dennis, whose work combines traditional paper cutting with collage, Dial aims to transform the world of watches, making …

Interior Updates that Inspire Interior Updates that Inspire

Make a difference inside your home with fixes large or small
By Mara Soloway
Our innate sensibilities tell us when the visual beauty of our interior settings needs improvement. Look around at yours. Are they ready for …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Kid Collectors Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  Kid Collectors

At my public antiques appraisal events held at venues nationwide, many of my audience members are kids. Some of these kids remind me of my childhood. I was a kid who spent many a weekend touring local flea markets and yard sales with my Dad.

Getting More from the Outdoors Getting More from the Outdoors

Great options to update your backyard living space
By Merry Wise
Here comes the sun! And with the warm weather comes inspiration to create new spaces or improve on others for full enjoyment of your home. In …

Houston City Scope May 2016 Houston City Scope May 2016

Walls have been moved. Spaces realigned. New floors, new walls, new paint, new everything everywhere you look. Over the last few weeks, construction has transformed Arden’s Gallery at 1631 West Alabama …

Learning About Lupus Learning About Lupus

When the immune system goes wrong
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to …

HISTORICAL – Keep Houston Beautiful HISTORICAL – Keep Houston Beautiful

A city ordinance passed under Mayor Jim McConn in 1977 created the Houston Clean City Commission. By 1979, the Commission’s Clean Houston program formed as a nonprofit organization funded by the private sector. Operating as …

Discoveries May 2016 Discoveries May 2016

Jay Strongwater’s love of the elegant but vividly bejeweled objet—whether it’s meant to rest on a tabletop or the graceful curve of a woman’s neck—has led him on a journey through the …

All About Dahlias! All About Dahlias!

Follow This Plan And Prepare To Be Amazed
Dahlias provide some of the garden’s biggest and most spectacular blooms. The flowers come in a rainbow of colors and many different styles and sizes, and all are …

Orange Cardamom Blueberry Crostata Orange Cardamom Blueberry Crostata

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

Book Reviews May 2016 Book Reviews May 2016

Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend’s wedding or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond …

Wines to Enjoy Now Wines to Enjoy Now

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile
Reds and whites to please the palate, and restaurant recommendations
Cupcake Chardonnay Monterey County 2014 — Winemaker Jessica Tomei knocked it out of the park with this best buy. …

Celebrate Mother’s Day May 8 Celebrate Mother’s Day May 8

If you are looking for a unique piece of fine jewelry, look no further than Smith’s Fine Jewelry. Smith’s Fine Jewelry is having a blowout Going Out of Business sale! From May 1st …

Jaguar XF & Cadillac CTS Jaguar XF & Cadillac CTS

By Kelly Foss  mycardata.com

Jaguar XF | STARTING PRICE: $52,000
When Jaguar’s XF first made its debut in 2007, it ushered in a dramatically new design aesthetic for the British car maker. Everything about the XF was …