Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Decorating with Family Heirlooms Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  Decorating with Family Heirlooms

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.

Eight Tips to Save on Summer Cooling Costs Eight Tips to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

AIR CONDITIONING ACCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN HALF THE ENERGY USE IN U.S. HOMES
By Andrea Woroch
Americans are feeling the heat in their electricity bills. Unfortunately, this sizzling financial sensation isn’t expected to cool down any …

Houston City Scope August 2016 Houston City Scope August 2016

HOUSTONIAN LERECA MONIK CROWNED MS. TEXAS 2016
Lereca Monik of Houston has recently been awarded the title of Ms. Texas America 2016. The title will allow Lereca to connect with the community and use her …

A Picture Perfect Smile A Picture Perfect Smile

The secret to attractiveness at any age
It’s no secret that we only have one chance to make a lasting first impression, which can often shape how we are perceived and remembered in both our social …

HISTORICAL – Kay B. Crooker, A Houston Quality of Life Advocate HISTORICAL – Kay B. Crooker, A Houston Quality of Life Advocate

 
Kay B. Crooker was a professional and volunteer advocate promoting Houston’s quality of life for more than 30 years. Appointed to the City of Houston Planning and Zoning Commission in 1984 and reappointed by five …

Discoveries August 2016 Discoveries August 2016

ANIMAL SCULPTURES
These interesting sculptures are conversation starters. The Largemouth Bass Fish with Stand stands 13” high and is 21” long. The Bulldog Silver Leaf sculpture makes a glamorous pet. It stands 16” high and …

Book Reviews August 2016 Book Reviews August 2016

FEEL GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
Robert Flatt,a Houston-based photographer and Rice University professor, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1999 and left his corporate oil and gas career to enroll in photography classes at Rice to pursue his …

A Wrap-Up of Winning Wines A Wrap-Up of Winning Wines

Short And Sweet Reports On Recent Tastings
Tasting around 150 wines per month, and only having a two-page column, I occasionally fall behind, and the only way to report on all the great values from recent …

Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Sonata Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Sonata

 
Mazda CX-5 | Starting price: $21,800
Mazda’s M.O. is to infuse sports-car spirit into everything it builds. The CX-5 is no exception. This compact SUV remains at the top of its game among competitors like the …

Mid-Century Merges with Contemporary Design in River Oaks Mid-Century Merges with Contemporary Design in River Oaks

Architect John Cryer III, FAIA, and Edna Ramos, a retired commercial pilot, met 21 years ago and have been married for 19. John moved to Houston in 1972 after graduation from LSU.

Meet the Moore Browns Meet the Moore Browns

Talented family creates  highly regarded glass-blown artworks
By Cheryl Alexander
Parents Michael Brown and Sally Moore and their son Patrick are artists working in the specialized medium of glass blowing with a strong commitment to keeping the …

Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center

Living Arts program supports better aging, better health and a better life for seniors in Fort Bend County
The energy in the art room at the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) is effervescent and palpable. The …

Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual
Hall of Fame Gala Dinner
Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual <br>Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Severely wounded heroes and family members were honored
Co-founder Jim Hoelker and Gala Chair Megan Harper were on hand as Impact A Hero presented its 12th Annual Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds …

The Arts & Happenings July 2016 The Arts & Happenings July 2016

MATT MAGEE’S WORLDWIDE SCULPTURAL DEBUT IN HOUSTON, THROUGH JULY 2
Hiram Butler Gallery unveils prima materia, Matt Magee’s first exhibition of sculpture. Since the mid-’80s, Magee has assembled table-top sculptures from found objects that he saved …

Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key

Lost Key Golf & Beach Club offers lush golf greens, sugar-sand beaches and crystal blue waters
By Noelle Valentine
Conquistadors, buccaneers, native Americans, colonists and sailors once laid claim to the white sugar sand beaches and turquoise …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Jennifer & James
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – <br>Jennifer & James

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Casey Chateauvert of Endless Exposures
From the moment they met, Jennifer Martin and James Gibb just “clicked.” Her passion is art, his are cooking and gardening, so it was no …

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

Summer fun is in full swing at Camp For All in Burton, Texas! Little campers and big campers – each with challenging illnesses or special needs – enjoy life-enhancing camping experiences at a 206-acre barrier-free …