HISTORICAL – Houston’s Flooded History: A Normal Crisis HISTORICAL – Houston’s Flooded History:  A Normal Crisis

Houstonians are rightly concerned when severe rain threatens the area. With each deluge, residents have gotten better at following the now infamous catchphrase, “turn around don’t drown.” This slogan is important for public safety, but …

Discoveries April 2017 Discoveries April 2017

SHELBY DILLON BLUE ELEPHANT PILLOW
Grab this limited edition, Blue Elephant Pillow for your home today. This 100% cotton twill pillow with a luxurious down insert is a perfect fit for your living space or bedroom. …

The High Point of Your Home Decor The High Point of Your Home Decor

Show Off Your Decorating Flair With These Home Interior Trends
By Mara Soloway
The High Point Market is back with its home interiors prognostications for this Spring. This twice-yearly market held in North Carolina is full …

Make Pool Maintenance a Pleasant Experience Make Pool Maintenance a Pleasant Experience

These Tips From The Pros Can Help You Keep Your Pool Sparkling 
By Merry Wise 
Pool season is here! The weather is warm, and it’s time to enjoy the pool once again. Use these useful professional tips to …

Book Reviews April 2017 Book Reviews April 2017

BECOMING A PEACEFUL MOM
Peaceful mom. It hardly seems that the words could go together. Yet the peace you crave can be yours in every season of raising children. Whether you have teenagers or toddlers, being …

Touring Napa and Sonoma, Part II Touring Napa and Sonoma, Part II

More Wineries That Are “Must Visits”
In the July 2016 issue, I wrote about some of the to-die-for wineries in Napa and Sonoma that are “must” visits. To view that article, visit houstonlifestyles.com, click on “Wine, …

Acura MDX & Toyota Avalon Acura MDX & Toyota Avalon

By Kelly Foss mycardata.com
Acura MDX | Starting price: $44,000
The MDX is a charter member of the midsize SUV fraternity. It first hit the market in 2000. With no traditional truck-based body-on-frame vehicles built by Honda …

Folksy, Funky and Fun Folksy, Funky and Fun

Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Amanda Bennett Defies Convention
By Cheryl Alexander
Amanda Bennett, this year’s Bayou City Art Festival Featured Artist, is a self-taught, mixed media artist who has fused together acrylic paint and photographs …

Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

Chairman Jack Lyons Has Given His Time And Effort Since 1981
By Mara Soloway
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will welcome visitors from March 7-26 with its well-established array of attractions, entertainment and special events – …

Arts, Houston, April 25-26 Florescence Returns to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, April 25-26 Florescence Returns to the Museum of Fine

Images courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts.
Dive Into One Of The Nation’s Largest Competitive Floral Shows
For the past few months, gardeners and floral enthusiasts around the country have been preparing for the opening of Florescence, …

The Arts & Happenings March 2017 The Arts & Happenings March 2017

RIVER OAKS GARDEN CLUB’S 82ND ANNUAL AZALEA TRAIL
Celebrate the arrival of Spring in Houston at River Oaks Garden Club’s 82nd Annual Azalea Trail, “Blooms of Spring in Full Swing,” Friday – Sunday, March 10-12, 11 …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Amanda and Robert
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – </br> Amanda and Robert

They met and fell in love on a cruise, and years later became engaged on a cruise. True to a theme of “romance on the water,” Chelsey Hill and Christian Bradshaw exchanged vows at Paradise Cove at Lake Grapevine on Oct. 8, 2016.

On The Town with Jan Carson –
March 2017
On The Town with Jan Carson – </br>March 2017

The Glamorous Gilded Age will be re-imagined at the April 7th “Café Society Soiree” benefiting the Baylor College of Medicine’s Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Briar Club will be transformed into the “Stork …

Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – March 2017 Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now – March 2017

DOLCE & GABBANA– Mini Sicily Tote in white and navy leather.

Home Furnishings are Going “Green” Home Furnishings are Going “Green”

Pantone’s 2017 Color Of The Year Evokes The Renewal That Comes In Spring
By Mara Soloway
Have you noticed an abundance of home furnishings in showrooms and interior design studios in a fresh shade of yellow-green? Here’s …

Kitchens That Cook Kitchens That Cook

Creating A Culinary Space
Text by Cheryl Alexander
Kitchen designs are as varied as the cooks who use them. Some are so lackluster that even the thought of cooking in them can stifle any craving. Others, however, …

Easy To Grow Dahlias Easy To Grow Dahlias

Plan Now For Spectacular Summer Blooms
By Melinda Myers
Photos by Longfield-Gardens.com
Dahlias provide some of the garden’s biggest and most spectacular blooms. The flowers come in a rainbow of colors and many different styles and sizes, and …