Fun in Fredericksburg Fun in Fredericksburg

Historic. Cosmopolitan. Authentic.  Fun. Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country has been described in a variety of ways, thanks to its abundance of natural scenic beauty, full calendar of festivals and events, city- and county-wide …

The 1976 Paris Tasting The 1976 Paris Tasting

A SEMINAL EVENT FOR AMERICANS
When I cut my teeth (or in this case, stained them) on wine in the mid ’70s, almost everything was French. If anyone was venturesome (or wealthy) enough to order an …

Chevy Cruze and Infiniti QX56 Chevy Cruze and Infiniti QX56

There’s a mad dash to claim market share in the new small car segment of the automotive world today. Car companies are recalibrating to produce appealing and profitable smaller cars. Enter the Chevy Cruze.
This little …

A Pumpkin House Holiday A Pumpkin House Holiday

Some things are just meant to be. Amydell and Bill Beardshall weren’t intending to move just months after having twins, Bryce and Brooke. They had recently remodeled their home, adding a nursery for the little …

The Arts & Happenings December 2010 The Arts & Happenings December 2010

DICKENS ON THE STRAND
BEGINNING DEC 04
Galveston Island’s most famous holiday event recreates the Victorian London of Charles Dickens during the weekend of Dec. 4-5. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. …

A CASA Christmas Fantasy Sweetwater home shines on Christmas home tour A CASA Christmas Fantasy Sweetwater home shines on Christmas home tour

Todd and Laura Taylor’s home in Sweetwater is stunning year-round, but especially during the holidays. Last year, though, was special as the residence was one of several homes featured in the 17th annual CASA Christmas …

On The Town with Jan Carson December 2010 On The Town with Jan Carson December 2010

The holidays are always my favorite time of year. There is a special spirit in the air that reminds me of favorite childhood memories, festive family times and of course, lots of yummy treats! Social …

Houston Performing Arts and Events December 2010 Houston Performing Arts and Events December 2010

THE NUTCRACKER
Houston Ballet, Through Dec. 26
Featuring glorious scenery and costumes by Tony Award-winning designer Desmond Heeley, Ben Stevenson’s breathtaking production of The Nutcracker is, in the words of the Houston Chronicle, “the crown jewel of …

Houston City Scope December 2010 Houston City Scope December 2010

Downtown Houston a Destination for the Holidays
Spend the 2010 Holiday season with downtown Houston’s 3rd Annual Holiday Spectacular. With more excitement than ever, the fun includes free downtown holiday trolleys, spectacular holiday events, parades and …

HISTORICALLY HOUSTON
Snapshots of Our Past
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Snapshots of Our Past

One of the joys about preserving Houston’s history is the opportunity to meet so many folks who share their photos with me. Mary Ellen Carey has provided me with some great historic Houston images of …

Holiday Cranberries Holiday Cranberries

Celebrating the holidays means celebrating with food. You’ll be digging out old family recipes, scouring magazines and newspapers for new menu items, hosting or attending cookie exchange parties and scheduling entire days around “the big …

Stuffing Gets a Starring Role Stuffing Gets a Starring Role

SATISFY YOUR CRAVINGS WITH THESE NEW RECIPES
Turkey may be the star of the holiday table, but for many people, the stuffing is what they really can’t wait to eat. This year, satisfy those cravings with …

Cookie Tips Cookie Tips

Secrets to making perfect holiday cookies
The holidays are fast approaching and chances are you’ll soon be receiving invitations to a cookie exchange or other requests for baked goods. Consider these simple tips for making homemade …

Giving Thanks for Family Traditions Giving Thanks for Family Traditions

GIVING THANKS FOR FAMILY TRADITIONS
When I was growing up, we had certain Thanksgiving traditions. Most memorable for me was that our extended family would often gather at one of my aunts’ houses. The adults would …

A Showy, Snowy Holiday Pie A Showy, Snowy Holiday Pie

When entertaining, especially during the holidays, finish the party off with a beautiful dessert. And if it’s as easy as it is pretty, it just makes the holiday even merrier.
This Peppermint Snow Pie is just …

Holiday Elegance and Shades of Winter Holiday Elegance and Shades of Winter

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE WEARING DAVID YURMAN
Justin Timberlake wears a David Yurman ring to the New Yorker Festival: “The Social Network” in New York City.

DiscoveriesDec 2010 DiscoveriesDec 2010

Cindy Crawford Style
Holiday entertaining pieces from Cindy Crawford Style will make the dinner table sparkle. Collection includes festive glitter trees and other decorative accessories.jcp.com

Nagged by a Fleshy Neck? Nagged by a Fleshy Neck?

Transform sagging skin into a swan-like neckline
Recently during a conversation with a few women friends of mine, the topic turned to our on-going aesthetic treatments and wish lists for future work to enhance and maintain …

Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot Exciting options for fashionable flooring Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot Exciting options for fashionable flooring

Are you choosing floor décor for a new house or renovating an existing one? As you figure out what you want underfoot, trying to decide among today’s vast array of choices may well floor you! …