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
 
WHITE WINES
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

SMITH’S FINE JEWELRY
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 …

Mid-Century Modernism Mid-Century Modernism

Historic Home’s Meticulous Design Transcends Time And Place
In 1952-53, Lars Bang, one of the first graduates of the University of Houston’s College of Architecture, designed the extraordinary Bendit House in the then-new Ayrshire section of …

Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Brings an Upbeat, Colorful Vibe Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Brings an Upbeat, Colorful Vibe

For years, April Murphy, who is this year’s featured artist at Houston’s prestigious and fun Bayou City Art Festival (BCAF), made a solid living as a artist doing marketing and graphic design for a local bank.

Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season

Dramatic Tropical Flower Will Be Featured At Local Events
By Judy Latta Photos by Pat Merritt and Linda Anderson
Spring is upon us, and as warm weather blossoms begin to burst, few are as stunning and impressive …

The Arts & Happenings April 2016 The Arts & Happenings April 2016

KPC AND LOCAL UNIVERSITIES CREATE MONARCH BUTTERFLY HABITAT CHALLENGE, THROUGH APRIL
The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) has joined with Rice University, the University of Houston (UH) and the University of St. Thomas (UST) through the Grassroots …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Nicole & Jan-Oliver MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Nicole & Jan-Oliver

Text by Melanie Saxton
Engagement photography by Moore Life Media, Garrett Moore
Wedding photography by New Image Photography, Jonathan Koslen
Shower photography by Angelique Cook Photography, Angelique Cook
Nicole Brende and Jan-Oliver Schmidt are living proof that blind dates …

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

T­he Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of President George H.W. Bush will be the featured author at the April 21 “A Celebration of Reading” event at The Hobby Center. Jon Meacham’s Destiny of Power is based on …

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

DOLCE & GABBANA
Bucket Bag in Printed Dauphine Leather from the Claudia line has a Sicilian cartwheel print. dolcegabbana.com

Specialty Materials Add Interest and Vibrancy Specialty Materials Add Interest and Vibrancy

Fusion Of Attractive Pieces Brings Pizzazz To Your Home
By Mara Soloway
To make your home’s interior spaces be dynamic, balanced and infused with your individuality, think Spring. The interior furnishings that are part of this …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Spring Cleaning Tips Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning has its drawbacks and its ad­vantages. The drawbacks are obvious: nobody really likes to clean. Once the task is complete, …

Plan the Right Pool for Your Living Style Plan the Right Pool for Your Living Style

Consider Many Options Before Making Your Backyard Investment
By Merry Wise
Planning a custom swimming pool and/or spa for your specific environment and living style is similar to planning your home and fashion styles — you …

Houston City Scope April 2016 Houston City Scope April 2016

ARCHWAY GALLERY PRESENTS SIDEWALKS, FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHS BY FIKRY BOTROS
Archway Gallery presents Sidewalks, featuring photographs by Fikry Botros. The exhibition is part of the city-wide ‘Participating Spaces’ celebrating the FotoFest 2016 Biennial and will be on …

What is IBS? What is IBS?

Learn The Symptoms, Causes And Treatments
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10-15 percent of adults. It has a significant worldwide prevalence. Although IBS is not associated with an increased risk for life-threatening illness, it …

HISTORICAL – Houston’s Environmental Past HISTORICAL – Houston’s Environmental Past

Since 1970, April celebrations of Earth Day inspire activism, re-dedication, and outdoor events designed to engage humans with the natural environment. Houstonians have a long and organized connection with the environment along the Texas Gulf …

Discoveries April 2016 Discoveries April 2016

ANTICATO TILES SPIDER TABLE
Part of the Spider Collection, due to the shape of its feet, this table by Neapolitan designer Fran­cesco Della Femina features a rusted iron frame handcrafted by Italian artisans, and is protected …