A Texas Farmhouse in West U A Texas Farmhouse in West U

Modern city dwelling honors tradition

Houston Prepares to Host Superbowl LI Houston Prepares to Host Superbowl LI

By Mara Soloway, Images courtesy Houston First Corporation
The countdown clock is ticking toward Houston playing host to Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017. During the 10 days leading up to that Sunday, the city …

Roula & Ryan in the Morning Roula & Ryan in the Morning

A match made in Houston has held strong on the radio for 13 years.
 
By Judy Latta
Many Houstonians recognize them, often without ever seeing their faces; their familiar voices and comedic banter are part of their …

The Arts & Happenings November 2016 The Arts & Happenings November 2016

16TH ANNUAL SUGAR PLUM MARKET, NOV. 3-5
The popular holiday shopping event, Sugar Plum Market, presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and Memorial Hermann, is celebrating the 16th year of “Making Spirits Bright.” …

A Sanctuary for the Senses A Sanctuary for the Senses

Banyan Tree Mayakoba Fuses Asian Hospitality With The Magic Of The Riviera Maya
By Noelle Valentine
Imagine a setting with pristine shores, a warm sun and a soft Caribbean breeze where robust species of plant and animal …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Tori and Logan MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Tori and Logan

Text by Melanie Saxton  |  Photos by Alexander Cross Photography
Victoria “Tori” Bales and Logan Boatner began dating at Atascocita High in and continued while earning their degrees at Sam Houston State University without ever breaking …

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

The Trees of Hope Holiday Gala on Nov. 4 is considered Houston’s early kickoff to the holiday season. This much-anticipated event benefiting the Star of Hope is always a festive affair guaranteed to make you start planning your Christmas “to do” list. Lynn Wyatt again serves as Honorary Chair with Lisa and John Stoika as honorees with all proceeds benefiting the Star of Hope and its Children’s Programs. The auction of fabulous trees and wreaths is not to be missed, so be sure to make plans by calling 713-942-8733.

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

GUCCI
Part of the cult ‘Dionysus’ family, Gucci’s butter-soft blue suede shoulder bag is constructed like a wallet, with card and bill slots and a zipped compartment.

What’s In Style For Your Home’s Interior – Part 2 What’s In Style For Your Home’s Interior – Part 2

The Latest Furniture and Decorating Trends
By Mara Soloway
Just like the fashions we wear, home furnishings have new styles and trends. They start gaining notice and ultimately build momentum as trade show organizers (such as those …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Tailgating with Vintage Flair
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br> Tailgating with Vintage Flair

Scandinavian design focuses on the lifestyle choices of those living in the lovely regions of Northern Europe. In Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, furniture must be thrifty in cost, comfortable and related to outdoor living.

Why Granite Countertops are Here to Stay Why Granite Countertops are Here to Stay

These Four Reasons Highlight Their Durability And Appeal
By Kathleen M. McCoy
Granite continues to be the preferred choice for kitchen countertops nationwide. According to the NKBA 2014 Kitchen & Bath Style Report, a stunning 91 percent …

Diabetes Myths Diabetes Myths

Learn The Facts About This Serious Disease
There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as that diabetes is a serious and potentially …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher November 2016 the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher November 2016

-Puppy Attempts to Reclaim Bed From Cat
-Fall Bouquets
-Pumpkin Pie Cream Puffs

Houston City Scope November 2016 Houston City Scope November 2016

Nobu And Fig & Olive Slated To Open Only
Locations In Houston At The Galleria
Simon, a leading global retail real estate company, announced that Nobu and Fig & Olive will join the lineup of more than …

West Columbia Elementary School West Columbia Elementary School

(All photographs by Donald Barthelme, Sr. All illustrations courtesy of Donald Barthelme, Sr. Architectural Papers, University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections; by permission of Estate of Donald Barthelme, Sr.)
by Stephen James 
The Baby Boom after World …

Discoveries November 2016 Discoveries November 2016

DIMENSIONAL FISH ART
Who needs an aquarium? Create your own natural habitat with this Fish Wall Decor. You won’t need to fish for compliments—these Silver Fish will generate a tidal wave of admiration. Available in …

Ice Cream Delights! Ice Cream Delights!

Roasted White Peaches – with Honeycomb and Vanilla Ice Cream
Prep time: 10 minutes, plus 20 minutes cooling time
Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 8
      1   cup sugar, divided
      1   lemon, zested
      4   ripe …

Book Reviews November 2016 Book Reviews November 2016

WINE IN TIME
In her new book, The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson makes it possible to learn the really important details about wine in a single day. In this pithy, approachable, comprehensive guide, Robinson shares …

A Compendium of Winning Wines A Compendium of Winning Wines

Take This List To Your Favorite Wine Shop
Once again, after tasting through several hundred wines a month, I have developed a backlog, and shall play catch-up, writing only briefly about many of the great values …

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE November 2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE November 2016

DISNEY LIGHTING
Bring back the magic of Disney from Frozen to Mickey and Main Street! Inspired by Disney themes and characters, this program creates a magical 2016 holiday season in any home. It offers a variety …