Retreating to the Backyard Retreating to the Backyard

From a pergola to a fire pit to a new patio, create a paradise just outside your own door
By Jennifer Miko
Mother Nature invites you to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of springtime. …

Definitive Luxury and Leisure – The Quintess Collection puts extraordinary vacations within reach Definitive Luxury and Leisure – The Quintess Collection puts extraordinary vacations within reach

By Cheryl Alexander
Do you wish you could travel the world with ease? Do you have friends and family around the globe? Do you dream about staying in luxury homes in amazing destinations? Do you desire …

Fashion – Colors of Spring Fashion – Colors of Spring

HUNTER

This stylish Hunter Gabby Boot arrives just in time for April Showers.
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Discoveries April 2012 Discoveries April 2012

Deconstructed 19th C. English Wing Chair
Inspired by a mid-19th-century wing chair – liberated from its ancient red velvet upholstery and its frame elegantly exposed – the Van Thiel family set out to replicate its unadorned …

Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012 Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012

They may become the true “Stars” of your garden
Sunshine Daydream, the 2012 All-America Rose Selections winner, leads the way among four new offerings from The Conard-Pyle Company/Star® Roses this spring.
Yellow roses take center stage this …

Houston Home Trends Houston Home Trends

How local builders are accommodating owners’ wishes
By Jennifer Miko
House hunters are busy searching the Houston area, but what are they really looking for? Builders know the competition is fierce, so they need to stay current …

High Point Furniture Market: A Designer’s Haven High Point Furniture Market: A Designer’s Haven

Tips for consumers on trends and those all-important finishing touches
By Sandra Meineke
For years the biannual High Point Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina, has been populated primarily by furniture manufacturers and dealers with a …

A Tisket, A Tasket A Cupcake Easter Basket A Tisket, A Tasket A Cupcake Easter Basket

Go beyond store-bought marshmallow chicks and chocolate rabbits this year. Perfect for some-bunny special – or as a dessert to brighten any holiday table – A Tisket, A Tasket, A Cupcake Easter Basket cupcakes prove …

Sweet Simplicity Sweet Simplicity

As much fun as it is to make fancy treats, sometimes simple really is better. This Easter, keep things sweet and simple when it comes to making desserts.
These Easter Egg Treats are a fun twist …

Book Reviews April 2012 Book Reviews April 2012

FRESH AMERICAN SPACES
Interior designer Annie Selke’s new book, Fresh American Spaces, takes a modern look at five distinctly American decorating styles: Refined Romantic, Nuanced Neutral, Happy Preppy, Cultured Eclectic and Everyday Exuberance. Drawing on a …

The Advanced Oenophile – A helpful new guide for all wine aficionados The Advanced Oenophile – A helpful new guide for all wine aficionados

Denman Moody
Denman Moody, who has been tasting and writing about wine since the 1970s, shares his vast knowledge with readers hoping to take their wine knowledge to the next level in The Advanced Oenophile. Moody …

Kunde Estate Winery Wonderful wines and fabulous views Kunde Estate Winery Wonderful wines and fabulous views

By Denman Moody
In 1904, Louis Kunde acquired the historical Wildwood Vineyard about 15 miles north of Sonoma and shortly thereafter built a winery. His son Arthur took over at Louis’ death in 1922, and Arthur’s …

Toyota Prius C and Jaguar XF Toyota Prius C and Jaguar XF

By Kelly Foss
The Evoque delivers premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and renowned Land Rover Evoque multi-terrain capability in a more compact package.
The XTS is a large elegant sedan that derives its luxury though technology according to Cadillac.

A Conversation with Lyle Lovett A Conversation with Lyle Lovett

With deep roots in Klein and a love for country living, he talks of family, faith and his music.

Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home

Relocating can be a challenge, especially when moving with children. So Jill and Matt Frazier decided to tackle the most important thing when moving from Alden Bridge to their new home.

The Arts & Happenings March 2012 The Arts & Happenings March 2012

William Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It
MAR 23
Society for the Performing Arts has added one night of Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It to the 2011-12 season. Television and movie legend William Shatner …

On The Town with Jan Carson March 2012 On The Town with Jan Carson March 2012

Disco Legends
Texas Children’s Cancer Center
More than 1,000 disco-dancing guests cheered the news that Lester and Sue Smith raised a jaw-dropping $32.2 million for Texas Children’s Cancer Center at “An Evening with Disco Legends.” It’s a …

Houston Performing Arts and Events March 2012 Houston Performing Arts and Events March 2012

Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo Duo
Hobby Center For The Performing Arts
March 23
Nine-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis and pianist Joey Calderazzo have mesmerized audiences with their passionate and profound collaboration since they took the stage …