Houston City Scope May 2011 Houston City Scope May 2011

Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance Opens
Houston Ballet’s sleek new Center for Dance opened on April 9 with a ribbon cutting ceremony presided over by Houston Mayor Annise Parker at 601 Preston Street in the …

Modern Moms Modern Moms

By Melanie Saxton
With the demands of motherhood, career and household, women often twist themselves into pretzels trying to be everything to everybody. These four moms manage to juggle it all —and enjoy the journey — in a very modern world.

Fashion: Spring Dress-Ups Fashion: Spring Dress-Ups

PLATFORM PUMP
“KIMBO” PATENT LEATHER, ADOBE, $375.
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Discoveries May 2011 Discoveries May 2011

Tractor Wheel Gear from Restoration Hardware
This reproduction of a tractor wheel gear serves as a striking artistic piece. Cast in iron, the Restoration Hardware version is true to the original, which now has been retired …

Tips on keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime Tips on keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime

It’s a fact of life that vision changes occur as you get older. But these changes don’t have to compromise your lifestyle. Knowing what to expect and when to seek professional care are important steps …

Scratching The Surface In Home Improvements Scratching The Surface In Home Improvements

Flooring options take a step in new directions
A fresh coat of paint or new accessories can update any room in your home. But to make a significant change, you need to take a step in …

Look For Changes In Kitchen And Bath Designs In 2011 Look For Changes In Kitchen And Bath Designs In 2011

The results of a survey by the National Kitchen and Bath Association on design trends for 2011 suggest there will be some changes in kitchen and bath styles  this year. Below are 10 kitchen trends …

Book Reviews May 2011 Book Reviews May 2011

FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING
If you’ve ever ogled a bouquet of flowers at the supermarket and wondered how to display them once you’ve brought them home, then Fresh Flower Arranging is for you. This book offers …

Summer is Peak Family Fun Time at Spanish Peaks Summer is Peak Family Fun Time at Spanish Peaks

When most of us think of Montana, we think of snow and skiing, sleigh rides and winter wonderlands. However, the folks at Spanish Peaks, Montana’s premier mountain getaway destination, insist that summertime visitors will encounter …

The Woodlands Resort Some People Get Lost in the Forest, Others Find Themselves The Woodlands Resort Some People Get Lost in the Forest,  Others Find Themselves

Don’t worry about airport security lines or packing DVD’s for a long, exhausting trip by car. Your family’s summer vacation lies just 30 minutes north of Houston at The Woodlands Resort, a hidden gem where …

Marchesi di Barolo in Houston Marchesi di Barolo in Houston

I woke up one morning recently with a smile, thinking of my luncheon plans. One of Houston’s most successful wine wholesale/distribution personalities, Elizabeth Gallagher Heilman, had invited me to lunch at RDG in Houston, the …

Dodge Durango and the Smart for Two Dodge Durango and the Smart for Two

Dodge Durango & Smart For Two

Inspiration From the Outside In – West U home takes its cues from Mother Nature Inspiration From the Outside In – West U home takes its cues from Mother Nature

In West University Place, Georgian-style architecture may not surprise you; tree-lined streets may not surprise you; small town charm may not surprise you; but when you stop by the home of Linda and Robert (Bob) …

The Arts & Happenings April 2011 The Arts & Happenings  April 2011

EAST MONTROSE HOME TOUR AND ART WALK
ONLY APR 16
The East Montrose biennial Home Tour and Art Walk will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Many original homes and cottages – …

On The Town with Jan Carson April 2011 On The Town with Jan Carson April 2011

Houston has cause for celebration with the long awaited opening this spring of the new Houston Ballet Center for Dance. The dramatic $53 million, six-story building is connected via skybridge to the Wortham Theater Center …

Houston Performing Arts and Events April 2011 Houston Performing Arts and Events April 2011

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN & MORE
HOUSTON SYMPHONY, APRIL 21 – 23
Ashley Brown, celebrated leading lady of the Broadway stage in such Disney blockbusters as Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast, comes to Jones Hall to …

Houston City Scop April 2011 Houston City Scop April 2011

2011 Core Exhibition and Circa 1900: Decorative Arts at the Turn of the Century
The acclaimed Core Program at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston awards residencies to emerging visual artists and art scholars. Overseen …

HISTORICALLY HOUSTON
Café Society
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Café Society

One of the many fun things about living in Houston is the incredible variety of places to dine. You name it and the city will offer up an eating establishment to serve it. In vintage …

2011 Spring Fashion – From Classic to Quirky, an exotic journey of color and style 2011 Spring Fashion – From Classic to Quirky, an exotic journey of color and style

 

An exotic journey of color and style
Citing exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspiration, fashion designers present intriguing color combinations for spring that transport consumers to foreign lands.
“The colors designers have chosen …