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 …

Honda Ridgeline and Mazda CX-9 Honda Ridgeline and Mazda CX-9

• Honda Ridgeline

• Mazda CX-9

Traditional Indian Concepts Fuse Beautifully with Modern Design Traditional Indian Concepts Fuse Beautifully with Modern Design

Family Of Five Discovers A Perfect Fit In Their Dream Home
When this young couple started their family, they imagined themselves living in a traditional home on a big lot removed a bit from city life …

Houston Finalist Ties for First Place in H-E-B Food Contest Houston Finalist Ties for First Place  in H-E-B Food Contest

Creators of unique products from the Lone Star State are relishing the sweet taste of success as winners of H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. A panel of expert judges narrowed a field …

Houstonian Kenny Rogers Celebrates An Illustrious Career With His Farewell World Tour Houstonian Kenny Rogers Celebrates An Illustrious Career With His Farewell World Tour

Houstonian Kenny Rogers Celebrates An Illustrious Career With His Farewell World Tour  The Gambler’s Last Deal
By Judy Latta   Photos By Piper Ferguson
After a legendary career spanning more than 50 years, citing a desire to spend …

Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership

CEO Casey Morgan Brings Her Government Affairs Experience To Her Leadership Role
By Mara Soloway
Even when the national economy is slow, the Houston area economy generally stays robust. Housing is one indicator that reflects how good …

The Arts & Happenings October 2016 The Arts & Happenings October 2016

ASH DANCEWORKS PREMIERES BEETHOVEN RECNSTRCTD, OCT. 7-8
Ash Danceworks debuts its inaugural season with an electronic re-imagining of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D, choreographed by Rebecca French with nine dancers and interactive projections. The event is …

Winter in Whistler Winter in Whistler

Find pristine snow, adventure, culture, nature and leisure in this British Columbian mountain resort
By Noelle Valentine
From its humble beginnings as a fishing lodge in 1914, to being center stage for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Kelli and Jordan MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Kelli and Jordan

Text by Melanie Saxton  |  Wedding photos by  Luis JD Swiger, John David Photography
| Engagement photos by Colin and Christina Dismuke
Kelli Fyke and Jordan Fox met while playing intramural flag football through a Bible study class …

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

Two events to consider as you plan your busy October schedule – the Foundation for Teen Health luncheon on Oct. 18 and the Crime Stoppers gala set for Oct. 27. The Teen Health Foundation supports the important work of the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics.

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

BECK TURQUOISE AND AMETHYST
Handcrafted using hand-picked faceted amethyst stones paired with a hand-encrusted turquoise with tiny Swarovski crystals.

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

The Latest Furniture and Decorating Trends
By Mara Soloway
Just like the fashions we wear, certain furniture and decorative pieces emerge as trends that highlight what is in vogue for the home. Often they are announced by …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Vintage Scandinavian Design
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br> Vintage Scandinavian Design

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.

Add Some Eye Candy to Your Garden This Fall Add Some Eye Candy to Your Garden This Fall

Plant Bulbs Now That Will Flower In Spring
By Melinda Myers
Shorten the winter season with the help of spring flowering bulbs that you plant in fall. These beauties often provide the first bit of color, fragrance …