Summer Sunshine and Your Skin Summer Sunshine and Your Skin

By Judy Latta
With the arrival of summer, many of us look forward to lazy days at the beach, lounging by the pool, gardening, summer sports and other outdoor activities.  Not only do these outings in …

Pink Flare Hibiscus might be too Gaudy for Some, but not for Texas Pink Flare Hibiscus might be too Gaudy for Some, but not for Texas

By Robert Burns
Texas AgriLife Research Center
In the mid-1990s, Dr. Sam McFadden of Somerville, Tenn., a well-known plant breeder, developed a hibiscus whose color he didn’t like, one whose gaudiness actually embarrassed him a bit, according …

Garden Trends and To-do’s Garden Trends and To-do’s

By Gayle Mensch
With Summer officially here, it’s time to revitalize that garden. So, put on your garden gloves and join in the fun because “gardening with a purpose” is taking root.
The purpose may be to …

Recycled Homes: A Green Trend and a Smart Buy Recycled Homes: A Green Trend and a Smart Buy

Remodeling Older Homes Allows Buyers To Put Principles Into Action And Keep Money In The Bank
Text by Cheryl Alexander | Photos by TK Images
Though headlines announcing unemployment rates, continued layoffs, acquisitions and buy-outs are still …

Baffled By Window Coverings? Baffled By Window Coverings?

By Sandra Meineke
Window coverings can make or break a home improvement project. Should you go with outside shutters? Indoor drapes or shades? Long draperies or just a valance? Decorative or plain rods? Tiebacks or straight …

Book Reviews July 2011 Book Reviews July 2011

EVERYDAY TO ENTERTAINING
Everyday to Entertaining: 200 Sensational Recipes That Transform From Casual to Elegant by Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder is full of recipes that any home cook can whip up with ease for …

Pelican Hill at Newport Beach Pelican Hill at Newport Beach

By Elizabeth Anthony
For most of the year, Houstonians enjoy great weather and proximity to some of the best lifestyle amenities available anywhere, but when late summer rolls around, many of us are looking for an …

Demystifying Wine Demystifying Wine

By Denman Moody
www.CorporateEventWines.com
Although the subtitle has nothing to do with the article, it made me laugh and that’s what’s important. Now on to demystifying wines!
Sixty years ago, there were few people in the United …

Buick Regal and the Chrysler 200 Buick Regal and the Chrysler 200

BUICK REGAL – engaging, refined and appealing …
CHRYSLER 200 – the styling was masterfully designed …

Tynewood Home Takes a Modern Turn Tynewood Home Takes a Modern Turn

Design Offers An Italian Villa With 21st Century Style
It only took one visit to this property in Memorial for the clients to become the owners. They admit, “Though the home on the lot was a …

The Arts & Happenings June 2011 The Arts & Happenings June 2011

MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY EXHIBITS
 
THROUGH JUN 11
Exhibitions on display at the Museum of Printing History are: The Book Club of Texas is on view through June 11. The Book Club of Texas was founded in …

On The Town with Jan Carson June 2011 On The Town with Jan Carson June 2011

Celebration of Reading Hits $2 Million Mark
Former First Lady Barbara Bush scored another big win for her Foundation for Family Literacy, raising $2 million at the 17th Annual “Celebration of Reading” with the help of …

Houston Performing Arts and Events June 2011 Houston Performing Arts and Events June 2011

CHICAGO
SOCIETY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, BEGINNING JUNE 21
There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy …

Houston City Scope June 2011 Houston City Scope June 2011

New Artistic Director Joins Opera
in the Heights
The Board of Directors of Opera in the Heights appointed Enrique Carreón-Robledo as its new artistic director. After a year of searching and engaging guest conductors, Oh! selected …

Celebrity Fathers: Dan Pastorini & A. J. Foyt Celebrity Fathers: Dan Pastorini  & A. J. Foyt

With Father’s Day comes a special occasion to cherish memories and celebrate the importance of family. Whether separated by distance or living nearby, it’s the love that matters.
By Melanie Saxton
Dan Pastorini
Back in the “Love Ya …

Celebrity Father: George Foreman Celebrity Father: George Foreman

The father of 10, former boxing champ George Foreman pulls no punches with his advice on being a successful parent
By Melanie Saxton
It’s been 10 years since we last interviewed George Foreman, the two-time former World Heavyweight …

Sweet Stuff: Frederico Mora, Frosted Betty, and Father’s Day Sweet Stuff: Frederico Mora, Frosted Betty, and Father’s Day

A young entrepreneur’s biggest supporter — and baking assistant — is her dad
By Melanie Saxton
Many have heard of Frosted Betty, the “girl power” cupcake shop with two storefronts and a hip traveling van. Entrepreneur …