Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs

Annual NKBA competition brings out the best
The winning kitchens of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competition certainly prove that homeowners are moving these spaces from the utilitarian to become the hub of …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – The Art of Storing China Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  The Art of Storing China

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.

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

-Military Magic Man
-Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
-Garden Pest Chart

Houston City Scope July 2016 Houston City Scope July 2016

HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL NEUROLOGIST HELPS WOMAN WITH RARE DISORDER
A physician at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is working to uncover new information about a rare neurological disorder that has impacted fewer than …

Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

Millions more use injections to get the perfect pucker
A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures …

Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s

American Academy of Dermatology encourages prevention, detection
Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up …

HISTORICAL – Gulf Coast Energy Development in UH Oral Histories HISTORICAL – Gulf Coast Energy Development in UH Oral Histories

Archival collections preserve history in books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, video images   and exhibits. Early
forms of historical research, however, were oral. Herodotus, Greek historian credited as the “father of history,” constructed his history of the Greco-Persian …

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 …