Easy Elegance Roses Easy Elegance Roses

A tour of the 2010 Easy Elegance® Rose garden showcases these popular, easy-growing roses in all colors and sizes. Zone 9-hardy plants are available at better garden centers across the area. One new variety adaptable …

Sports & Fitness Injuries Sports & Fitness Injuries

While exercise is wonderful for health, people who exercise do run the risk of injury.
Although exercise rarely triggers serious heart problems, they must be the first concern for everyone who works out. To protect yourself, …

The Latest Trends Aug 2010 The Latest Trends Aug 2010

Heart & Stone Custom Jewelry
Made from 100 percent recycled silver, each piece is custom designed to the buyer’s specifications. Just go to the Web site and build your own custom piece with birthstone charms, names, …

Discoveries Aug 2010 Discoveries Aug 2010

Pedestal Round Table
Restoration Hardware’s handsomely distressed table is crafted of substantial pine timbers and supported by a hand-turned pedestal leg. From 100-year-old buildings in Great Britain. www.restorationhardware.com
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Combination Machine
This all-in-one machine from DeLonghi brews coffee and …

Beyond Brushing Beyond Brushing

Responsible oral health care goes beyond brushing to include the state of your gums, which are actually tissues that receive and transmit blood back to the heart. Any bacteria in your mouth may find its …

Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows

Replacing older windows can increase a home’s resale value
Now that summer is winding down and the days will be getting cooler, this might be a good time to tackle that home improvement project you’ve been …

It’s A Red Story. And blue and green, grey and orange, purple too! It’s A Red Story. And blue and green, grey and orange, purple too!

More and more celebrity de­signers are entering the home interiors market with their own brands of fabrics, furniture and accessories, so don’t be surprised this fall to see home interior and clothing fabrics drawing inspiration …

Book Reviews August 2010 Book Reviews August 2010

If He’s Not the One, Who Is?
In this wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee break-up book, women will get the jolt needed to move on and find their real Mr. Right. By first examining the mistakes of past failed relationships …

Bear Mountain Aug 2010 Bear Mountain Aug 2010

On the sunny southern tip of Vancouver Island sits the historic Cana­dian capital city of Victoria, British Colum­bia, consistently one of Condé Nast Traveler’s most livable places. Truly, the place is fantastic due to its …

Dr. Revana, Wine and Racing Dr. Revana, Wine and Racing

How did a Houston cardiologist with a passion for wine propel himself into the perfect Napa Valley winery setup? It certainly wasn ’t all planned, and much of it was simply good fortune.
After finding a …

Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now

Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now
Body’s largest organ takes major impact
While most Americans are keenly aware of the potentially deadly health consequences of cigarette smoking on the heart and lungs, …

Fresh Ways to Enjoy Fresh Veggies Fresh Ways to Enjoy Fresh Veggies

Vegetables are an ideal canvas for a vast palette of sunny and internationally-inspired flavors, including fresh citrus juice, spices such as garlic and ginger, fresh herbs and pantry staples, like soy sauce and Swanson broth …

BMW 750Li and Toyota Sienna BMW 750Li and Toyota Sienna

BMW 750Li
The 7 series is well and truly the flagship of the BMW marque. This large sedan is offered in many iterations ranging from the “base” 740i with a starting MSRP of only $77,000 to …

Refining Riveting Spaces Refining Riveting Spaces

INTERIOR DESIGNER BLAIR GORDON HAS, BY HIS OWN ADMISSION,
NOT ALWAYS BEEN ON THE CUTTING EDGE.
This self-defined “Life Stylist” came to “cool” (and to Texas) in a round-about kind of way. Born in North Carolina and …

The Arts & Happenings July 2010 The Arts & Happenings July 2010

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS ZING, ZANG, ZOOM
BEGINNING JULY 7
The mystery of magic and the mastery of skill will leave audiences spellbound as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Zing, Zang, …

Houston Performing Arts and Events July 2010 Houston Performing Arts and Events July 2010

HAND+MADE: THE PERFORMATIVE IMPULSE IN ART AND CRAFT CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON,
THROUGH JULY 25
Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft is a group exhibition that explores the innovative means by which artists continue to …

On The Town with Jan Carson July 2010 On The Town with Jan Carson July 2010

 
It’s summertime…and the livin’ should be easy. Our freeways aren’t nearly as frenetic with much of our population out of school, off work and away on vacation. When Houstonians get the travel itch, they scratch …