Gardening Trends and To-Dos Gardening Trends and To-Dos

Gardening with a purpose takes root; get your garden in shape
With Earth Day — and spring —just around the corner, it’s time to revitalize that garden that’s been dormant all winter. So, put on your …

Is a New Sofa in Your Future? Is a New Sofa in Your Future?

Know what to look for before you start shopping around
Need a new sofa? Take your decorator’s advice and buy the best one you can afford. But, don’t forget to make comfort a priority, too. …

Book Reviews Mar 2011 Book Reviews Mar 2011

Houston Classic Mexican Recipes
Erin Hicks Miller’s new book, Houston Classic Mexican Recipes, features more than 60 recipes from some of the most beloved Mexican food restaurants in Houston. Award-winning chefs have opened their kitchens …

Spring Getaways – Explore local destinations Spring Getaways – Explore local destinations

New facility opens in May with expanded exhibits and facilities
When planning outdoor excursions for this summer, don’t forget to pencil in  a visit to the new Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens in Galveston.
Scheduled to …

The Urban Legend of Sulfites The Urban Legend of Sulfites

DEBUNKING THE MYTH
It is only occasionally that I see such a common sense article, which reflects almost exactly what I have said to many people in the past regarding sulfites in wine. The author of …

Fiat 500 and the VW Jetta Fiat 500 and the VW Jetta

FIAT 500
Class: Subcompact Hatch
Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive
Starting price: about $15,900
Fiat Returns with the 500
Because of the recent marriage of Chrysler and Fiat, the Italians are again coming to our shores. This may in fact be a …

A Moment in Time A Moment in Time

Historic Courtlandt Place preserves the past and remains poised for the future
In 1906, due to the rapid, rambunctious and unrestricted growth of the Bayou City, elegant mansions housing the city’s elite, which were once on …

The Arts & Happenings February 2011 The Arts & Happenings February 2011

UTH AND TRANSIENCE: MICHELLE SAMOUR
BEGINNING MAR 26
Truth and Transience: Michelle Samour opens in the Small Gallery at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft beginning March 26. An opening reception will be held on March 25 from …

On The Town with Jan Carson February 2011 On The Town with Jan Carson February 2011

Hearts and flowers, chocolates and roses. What to buy? What to do? Feb. 14 amps up the anxiety meter for all of us, as we agonize over the perfect expression of our love and affection …

Houston Performing Arts and Events February 2011 Houston Performing Arts and Events February 2011

KENNY LOGGINS
HOUSTON SYMPHONY, FEB. 18
With hits from the big screen like I’m Alright from Caddyshack and Footloose to major success with the group Loggins and Messina, Kenny Logginswill take the stage on Feb. 18 at …

Houston City Scope February 2011 Houston City Scope February 2011

Lease Up of 20 Waterway Avenue Adds to Success of Waterway Square District
20 Waterway Avenue, a 26,530-square-foot building in The Woodlands’ Waterway Square District, is now 100 percent leased, according to Dan Leverett, vice president, …

Through Cheers And Tears, Baylor Fans Stand Faithful Through Cheers And Tears,  Baylor Fans Stand Faithful

This has been a truly memorable year for Baylor,’’ writes Baylor President Ken Starr. “One area in which our green and gold has shown brightest has been in the many successes of Baylor athletics. We …

Love Stories – Tales of love to share from Houston couples Love Stories – Tales of love to share from Houston couples

Astronaut Andrew Feustel and his gorgeous brunette wife Indira, (Drew and Indi) met in their college days at Purdue University, but it wasn’t a date at first sight.
It was August of 1989 and school had …

It’s Time to Show Your Love It’s Time to Show Your Love

Tips for making your marriage proposal an event to remember
February brings thoughts of hearts and flowers, and what better way to tell your Valentine you love her than by popping the question? Proposing is one …

Winter Break and Must-Have Style Winter Break and Must-Have Style

BECKYOH! FABULOUS CUSTOM HANDBAGS
Becky O, owner and designer of BECKYOH! fabulous custom handbags, collects interesting fabrics wherever she travels, always striving for funky combinations of pattern and texture.  Each handbag is a one-of-a-kind creation. www.beckyoh.com

Discoveries Feb 2011 Discoveries Feb 2011

Eurotrend Decor
Designed by Colzani the unexpected curved lines of Kiko are eye-catching and transform it from a coffee table to stool. Made in plywood of canaletta walnut Kiko is also available with a removable …

Get a Brighter Smile for the New Year Get a Brighter Smile for the New Year

Everyone wants a great smile, but not everyone is blessed with naturally straight, pearly white teeth. Today, there is an array of solutions for these dental issues, from braces, to bleaching, to veneers
A Healthy Smile
The …

Safe at Home? Electronic security alarm systems can add peace of mind Safe at Home? Electronic security alarm systems can add peace of mind

According to the FBI, there were an estimated 2,222,196 burglaries in 2008, and break-ins at residential properties accounted for 70 percent of those offenses. No wonder that electronic security products have seen a steady increase …

Bye, Bye, Flat Walls; Hello “Wow” Brighten rooms with walls that serve as eye-catching art Bye, Bye, Flat Walls; Hello “Wow” Brighten rooms with walls that serve as eye-catching art

Kiss the flat, matte wall goodbye. Wallpapers and paint are being replaced with amazing new surface materials that make wall coverings more like a piece of art. The latest looks are rich, textured coverings in …