Wines for Every Occasion Wines for Every Occasion

Picnic Wine
A new wine ad recently caught my attention. The wine is called Xo,G Wine and is intended for picnics and pool parties, where glassware is generally contraindicated. The genius of this package is in …

Acura TLX and BMW i3 Acura TLX  and BMW i3

Acura TLX | Starting Price: $31,500
The near-luxury midsize segment is great, if you’re a consumer. If you’re an auto maker, well, you’ve got some pretty stiff competition. You’re going up against the hard-to-beat Germans like …

Where Bayou Meets City Chic Where Bayou Meets City Chic

Couple Fuses Love Of The Outdoors With Vintage Glam
Rarely do haute couture, glamour and outdoor organic stylishly meet; high fashion chic and eco-friendly are unlikely friends; and seldom do Mississippi Delta and New York runway …

U-Haul Destination No. 1 U-Haul Destination No. 1

Movers, Not Rain, Flooded Houston In 2014
The rains immersed Houston and other Texas cities in recent weeks, giving Harris County its wettest spring on record and creating trying times for families and businesses that sustained …

Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen of Houston Gardening’s Landscape Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen of Houston Gardening’s Landscape

Kathy Huber shares her wisdom gained over 30 years
By Cherie Foster Colburn
When Georgia native Kathy Huber drove into Houston in the late 1970s, she never dreamed she would spend the next three decades as one …

The Arts & Happenings Jul 2015 The Arts & Happenings Jul 2015

BAYOU BEND HOSTS 9TH ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION, JULY 4
Ring in Independence Day during the 9th Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Bayou Bend on Saturday, July 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. at …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Jessi & Zach
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS<br>Jessi & Zach</br>

Text by Melanie Saxton
Photos by Caleb Fleming of Big Box Photography
Eight years ago, two teenage athletes met and fell head-over-heels in love. Jessica “Jessi” Lauren Ortiz and Michael Zachary “Zach” Toth both attended Mayde Creek …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Buy and Sell at Yard Sales Like a Pro
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br>Buy and Sell at Yard Sales Like a Pro

Lori Verderame on Google+

Dr. Lori, Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events worldwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on Discovery channel.   Visit www.DrLoriV.com, www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori, Lori Verderame on Google+or call (888) 431-1010.
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How to Clean Hardwood Flooring How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

Care for it right and it will last a lifetime
Your hardwood floor is installed. Your house finally feels like a home. But now what? How do you care for your new investment? Read on.
 
Meet Mat
Floor …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2015 the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher July 2015

MY FAVORITES:

– Raccoon Eating Cats’ Food
– Strawberry Mango Salsa
– 10 Container Plants to Repel Mosquitos

Houston City Scope Jul 2015 Houston City Scope Jul 2015

A “before and after” view of the FamilyTime Crisis Center’s kitchen.
HOUSTON REMODELERS COUNCIL RENOVATES THE FAMILYTIME CRISIS CENTER
On April 24, volunteers from the Remodelers Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association, led by Council board …

The Devastating Impact of Bullying The Devastating Impact of Bullying

Studies Show Far-Reaching Effects
New laws, media attention and public awareness campaigns have placed a greater emphasis on bullying in recent years than perhaps ever in the nation’s history.
Yet bullying remains a stubborn problem with far-reaching …

Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer
Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest
Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer</br>Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest

By Judy Latta
Most of us obsess over our complexions, the most visible part of our bodies, and would never forget to pamper our faces with meticulously selected cleansers, exfoliators, sunscreens, toners and moisturizers. Why, then, …

HISTORICALLY HOUSTON
Towards a Beautiful City
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br /> Towards a Beautiful City

By Dr. Teresa Tomkins-Walsh
Scenic Houston is an organization dedicated to policies and actions that enhance the beauty and appeal of Houston’s streetscapes and roadways.  By working to reduce billboard blight, inhibit new billboard construction, foster …

Discoveries Jul 2015 Discoveries Jul 2015

BOHEMIAN PARASOLS
These one-of-a-kind Bohemian Parasols are uniquely and opulently adorned with tasseled edges and intricate hand embroidery on vintage cotton fabric. Set the scene by hanging a grouping above the dining table or simply add …

No Garden Space? No Problem. No Garden Space? No Problem.

Enjoy Flowers, Herbs And Edibles In Containers
By Melinda Myers
Brighten up your patio, deck or front entrance with containers. They’re an excellent way to add color, fragrance and beauty where plantable space is limited or nonexistent.
Set …

Book Reviews July 2015 Book Reviews July 2015

 
MAKE A GREAT GARDEN ROOM
Outdoor living writer Sally Coulthard provides an extensive overview of small outdoor spaces in Shed Decor. Perfect for work, play or relaxation, a shed is small in space and investment, can …