Discoveries July 2016 Discoveries July 2016

18TH C. FRENCH ROCAILLE CLAMSHELL
Inspired by the shell motifs of 18th-century decorative arts and architecture, this impeccably crafted clamshell pays homage to the French rocaille style, championing the inherent beauty of nature. Artisans cast each …

Book Reviews July 2016 Book Reviews July 2016

HIVE YOU HEARD?
What makes bees such perfect pollinators? How can we adapt outdoor spaces to feed and attract the widest variety of bees? How can we ensure a healthy future for the bees and save …

Touring Napa and Sonoma Touring Napa and Sonoma

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile
A great visit highlighting great vintages
Visiting a winery in northern Cali­fornia used to consist of standing in a line at a tasting room, and being served, sometimes complimentary, by …

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider & Chevrolet Tahoe Alfa Romeo 4C Spider & Chevrolet Tahoe

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider | STARTING PRICE: $65,000
Ah, the Italians. With their penchant for flash and audacity, they present to us the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Making its debut in the U.S. market, the 4C …

Nestled in the Woods of Memorial Nestled in the Woods of Memorial

Village mayor and first lady share their Bunker Hill home
The Village of Bunker Hill is well-known for its status as one of Houston’s three “Top Suburbs to Live Well” (Forbes.com). Part of a collection of …

The Language of Art The Language of Art

Bob Chrzanowski Speaks Fluently About Composition,
Imagery And Texture
Text by Mara Soloway Art photography by Bob Chrzanowski
Drip, puddle, ripple, pool. While these aren’t typical words used when talking about painting, they are part of artist Bob …

Erica and Roberto Molina Pay it Forward Erica and Roberto Molina Pay it Forward

Their Passions Are Reflected In Their Community Service
By Mara Soloway
When he moved out to the country from Houston in 1989, Roberto Molina could never have predicted how passionate he would become about rural life and …

Marriott Marquis Houston and Former Houston Astros All-Star Craig Biggio Partner to Open Biggio’s Marriott Marquis Houston and Former Houston Astros All-Star Craig Biggio Partner to Open Biggio’s

Two-Story Sports Bar To Open In Hotel In November
The Marriott Marquis Houston has announced a partnership with Houston Astros All-Star Craig Biggio to open Biggio’s, a two-story sports bar to debut in November.
Just steps from …

The Arts & Happenings June 2016 The Arts & Happenings June 2016

“THE MAKING OF A SAINT” AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY, OPENING JUNE 1
Inspired by the April 27, 2014 canonization mass at the Vatican that elevated Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII …

Introducing VieVage Los Cabos Introducing VieVage Los Cabos

Resort’s Model Residence Now Open In This Vibrant Baja Setting
By Noel Valentine
An intimate new beachfront resort has announced that its model residence – the first of its collection of unique, beachfront villas – is now …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Haley & Taylor MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Haley & Taylor

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Jackie Ray Photography
High school sweethearts Haley Houston and Taylor Odlozil knew that one day they’d be married. They couldn’t have realized it then, but their journey would include a …

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

On June 2, the Holocaust Museum Houston continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary with the 2016 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award Dinner. Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin Fein join Rosalyn and Barry Margolis in …

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

OSCAR DE LA RENTA– Seafoam Carnation Detailed Lola Pumps deliver a splash of unexpected color.
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Interior Updates that Inspire, Part 2 Interior Updates that Inspire, Part 2

More Ideas To Bring Beauty And  New Life Into Your Home
By Mara Soloway
Like designer Nate Berkus believes, your home should tell your story, not that of your decorator, trendsetters, friends or family. Our May issue …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Vintage Wedding Trends Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  Vintage Wedding Trends

SAVE THE DATE TO SEE DR. LORI!
Dr. Lori will be a speaker at the Fall Home & Garden Show to be held Aug. 13-14 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

Before You Buy Stone Flooring Before You Buy Stone Flooring

What To Know To Avoid Surprises With The Project
You’ve done your home work on stone work. You understand the basic categories. You can imagine the feel of cool brushed sandstone under your feet as …

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

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