Book Reviews Nov 2013 Book Reviews Nov 2013

SEWING SCHOOL 2: LESSONS IN MACHINE SEWING
In Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing, authors Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle reveal the world of machine sewing with the same accessible appeal that kids responded …

The Cliffs of the Carolinas The Cliffs of the Carolinas

By Bill Anderson
with Cheryl Alexander
Whether you enjoy being close to the water, up in the mountains or part of vibrant city life, The Cliffs — an extraordinary collection of resort communities straddling North and South …

Port and Madeira –
It’s a good time of year for fortified wines
Port and Madeira –</br>It’s a good time of year for fortified wines

It’s a good time of year for fortified wines
By Denman Moody
Author, The Advanced Oenophile
Winter, or what we have of it in Houston, is the prime time to enjoy Port and Madeira. These are fortified wines. As …

NISSAN VERSA NOTE & GMC SIERRA PICKUP NISSAN VERSA NOTE & GMC SIERRA PICKUP

This Nissan’sAround View Monitor has cameras on all four sides of the car and gives you a 360- degree view of your space.

The GM Sierra Pickupsits much lower yet retains truck level ground clearance and the wheels have abundant vertical travel in the wheel wells.

Tantalizing Texture Tantalizing Texture

Portrait photographer Susan Becker makes her living through the lens, absorbed in her subjects. It’s all about lighting, contrast, composition. Balance. And it’s that same creative intuition that drove perhaps her most compelling project to date, the design of her art-filled New Orleans style shotgun house.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Lighting Your Antiques Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Lighting Your Antiques

Sometimes you can teach an old dog a new trick. In this instance, I am the old dog. After years of working in museums and trying to light a fine work of art or an antique in the most flattering and least damaging way,

The Arts & Happenings Oct 2013 The Arts & Happenings Oct 2013

FRIENDS FOR LIFE ANNUAL GALA
OCT 03
Whether you’re a Picasso connoisseur, a van Gogh enthusiast or just a fan of saving animals, you won’t want to miss True Colors: A Night of Art for the Animals …

On The Town with Jan Carson Oct 2013 On The Town with Jan Carson Oct 2013

October is prime time for fundraising in Houston and I’m pleased to be emceeing a couple of wonderful events. The Assistance League’s Mary Jo Peckham Award Luncheon & Fashion Show on Oct. 3 honors philanthropist …

Houston City Scope Oct 2013 Houston City Scope Oct 2013

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF HOUSTON TO HONOR JOAN SCHNITZER LEVY
Assistance League® of Houston will honor Joan Schnitzer Levy at its Mary Jo Peckham Award Luncheon and Fashion Show, Thursday, Oct. 3, at River Oaks Country Club. …

Tory Burch Fall Collection to Rock the Runway Tory Burch Fall Collection to Rock the Runway

The Annual Spring Branch Educational Foundation Style Show Is Nov. 22
By Cheryl Alexander
For three years, the Spring Branch Educational Foundation style show has been a big hit in the district, hosting a sell-out crowd and …

Life is Heating Up for Connie Reeves Cookem Life is Heating Up for Connie Reeves Cookem

The Houston Author Gets A TV Series Based On Her Mystery Thriller, Cayman Heat
By Melanie Saxton
Houston native Connie Reeves Cooke graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and later attended Dallas Fashion Merchandising College. Little …

Bone Chilling Decorations Bone Chilling Decorations

SKULL WREATH
You Will Need:
• Glue Gun
• 13” Round Styrofoam Wreath
• Black Felt
• Large skull head from craft  store. This one is made of foam, about  7’’x9’’.
• Fabric for bow.
Space the strips around the wreath and …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Leslie & Collin
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br> Leslie & Collin

Color photography by Arthur Garcia of Select Studio
What better time to feature a magical vaudeville masquerade-themed wedding than in our October issue? Two creative soulmates, fashion stylist Leslie Rivas and fashion photographer Collin Kelly, tied …

HISTORICALLY HOUSTON
Museum Dreams…
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br>Museum Dreams…

It has always been a dream of mine to see a museum of Houston’s history and culture established. Houston’s past is full of distinguishable events and outstanding personalities that should be highlighted in a place …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Oct 2013 the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Oct 2013

MY FAVORITE :

Rabbit Herds Sheep You Tube
Spiderweb Nacho Spread
Yarn Pumpkins

Fashion Oct 2013 Fashion Oct 2013

Jay Strongwater

Mason Spider Tack Pin adds a colorful, whimsical note to your attire.

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Lose Weight Sooner Than Later Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

STUDY SUGGESTS IT GIVES THE BEST CHANCE OF REVERSING HEART DAMAGE FROM OBESITY
In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function …

What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram? What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

In a word, changes
A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast that’s used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Modern mammography has only existed since the late 1960s, when special x-ray machines were designed …

Discoveries Oct 2013 Discoveries Oct 2013

Baliage Bookcase from Ambella Home
The Ambella artisan team has brought clean, simple design lines together with hand-styled finishes to create fresh new designs that can blend seamlessly into virtually any room style. This dramatic bookcase …