Houston Performing Arts and Events August 2011 Houston Performing Arts and Events August 2011

LES PATINEURS IN THE NIGHTSONG OF THE EARTH
 
HOUSTON BALLET, BEGINNING SEPT. 8
From three of the world’s most esteemed choreographers come three lyrically stunning ballets long absent from Houston Ballet’s repertoire. Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, …

2011: The Year of the Vegetable 2011: The Year of the Vegetable

By George Ball
Childhood obesity is now the nation’s disease—an ailment crippling the body politic. The long-term health effects are well-established and include early onset diabetes and premature hip and joint problems. American children are prematurely …

HISTORICALLY HOUSTON
Birthday Wish! The city of Houston will turn 175 years old in August.
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Birthday Wish! The city of Houston will turn 175 years old in August.

By Story Sloane III
 
It’s hard to believe that the city of Houston will turn 175 years old in August. Our 750-square-mile plus city has surpassed the greatest expectations of success of our founding fathers, the …

Summer Breezes Summer Breezes

Obsessions, Great Finds,
Faves, Must-haves,
Dress-up, Stylish Essentials!

Discoveries Aug 2011 Discoveries Aug 2011

Belgian Club Chair from Serena & Lily
At Serena & Lily you can choose your furniture style and the upholstery. European styling and a neat nailhead trim make this a classic. A gently curved back softens …

Choosing the Right Fountain for Your Outdoor Space Choosing the Right Fountain for Your Outdoor Space

Follow these expert tips
Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon spent many years and covered many miles searching for the fabled “fountain of youth.” Fortunately, you don’t have to go to those lengths to find a special …

The Perfect Kitchen Remodel The Perfect Kitchen Remodel

Make your kitchen clutter-free and spacious by adding storage
For many Americans, remodeling their kitchens tops the list of home improvement projects — and for several good reasons. Not only is the kitchen the heart of …

Need a Recipe For Affordable Kitchen Remodeling? Fresh Paint! Need a Recipe For Affordable Kitchen Remodeling?  Fresh Paint!

Spending around $100 will provide a whole new look
A remodeled kitchen is the fondest dream of many homeowners. But at an average cost of $56,000 for a “mid-range” upgrade according to Remodeling magazine, the price …

Wallpaper: In or Out? Wallpaper: In or Out?

Wallcoverings can change the look of a room in an instant
By Sandra Meineke
As the real estate market continues to be sluggish across the country, homeowners who might have downsized or up-sized are choosing instead to …

Book Reviews Aug 2011 Book Reviews Aug 2011

WHAT PLANT WHEN
What Plant When is a compact book from DK Publishing and the American Horticultural Society It is the perfect guide to choosing beautiful plants that will give seasonal interest and color to a …

The Best White Wine To Pair With Seafood? Dry Riesling, of course! The Best White Wine To Pair With Seafood?  Dry Riesling, of course!

By Denman Moody
www.denmanswineblog.com
When I first wrote about Riesling some 30 years ago, it had little effect because most people had no interest in a “too-sweet, cheap white wine from Germany”— Liebfraumilch being the then omnipresent …

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta

Serves: 4 – 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Grilling time: 6 to 8 minutes
Special equipment: perforated grill pan

Apricot Mascarpone Tarts with Caramel Sauce Apricot Mascarpone Tarts with Caramel Sauce

Serves: 6
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus about 45 minutes for the pastry and caramel
Grilling time: 6 to 8 minutes
Special equipment: pastry brush

Toyota Prius Plug-in and Acura TL Toyota Prius Plug-in and Acura TL

The Plug-in Prius is fundamentally different because it can be pre-charged.
The Acura TL styling is attractive, rich-looking and tastefully crafted.

Ranch Revival Ranch Revival

A small 1950s Ranch goes uptown with a harmonious mix of contemporary elements and antiques
The Ranch house, warm and inviting, became a symbol for relaxed living in the 1950s, a suburban phenomenon conducive to raising …

The Arts & Happenings July 2011 The Arts & Happenings July 2011

JURASSIC ADVENTURE AND BANDS ON THE SAND AT MOODY GARDENS
THIS SUMMER
This summer, visitors to Galveston Island can experience the age of dinosaurs at Moody Gardens. Guests to the Dinosaur Alive! exhibit become part of a …

On The Town with Jan Carson July 2011 On The Town with Jan Carson July 2011

Astros players and their wives will once again step up to the plate this summer to raise much needed funds for the Houston Area Women’s Center to fight domestic violence. The 22nd Annual “Black Ties …

Houston Performing Arts and Events July 2011 Houston Performing Arts and Events July 2011

THE LORD OF THE RINGS
Houston Symphony,
July 22-23
More than 250 musicians and singers will perform the movie soundtrack live as you watch the full-length film of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the …

Houston City Scope July 2011 Houston City Scope  July 2011

Kevin McHale Named Rockets Head Coach
NBA Hall of Famer Kevin McHale has been named the 12th head coach in the history of the Houston Rockets. A seven-time NBA All-Star, McHale helped lead Boston …