Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Nissan Juke Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Nissan Juke

Ford Fusion Hybrid
Hybrid cars have gone from being an oddity to being proven mainstream vehicles. I’ve driven and tested all the hybrids on the market and most of them several times. They function quite admirably …

Flawless Fusion Distinctive Home Offers a Blend of Style and Creativity Flawless Fusion Distinctive Home Offers a Blend of Style and Creativity

When creative minds collaborate on well-planned projects, the combined efforts will likely produce a masterpiece. Such is the case at the home of Aimee and Wynne Snoots. Their home is the result of their own …

The Arts & Happenings September 2010 The Arts & Happenings September 2010

WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY-HOUSTON
WATERMEDIA SHOWS
DURING SEPTEMBER
Watercolor Art Society-Houston’s monthly Watermedia Show juried by noted artist and art professor James Busby runs through Sept. 9.
Busby, a native Texan, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art from …

On The Town with Jan Carson September 2010 On The Town with Jan Carson September 2010

The inspirational life story of former Houston Ballet star Li Cunxin is being portrayed in movie theaters around the globe in Mao’s Last Dancer. Li, who danced with the Houston Ballet for 16 years, reunited …

Houston Performing Arts and Events September 2010 Houston Performing Arts and Events September 2010

SHREK THE MUSICAL
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA, BEGINNING OCT. 19
Shrek the Musical, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life the stage.
In a faraway kingdom …

Houston City Scope September 2010 Houston City Scope  September 2010

Dolls Now Exhibit
at HCCC
Stop by the Artist Hall at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to see Dolls Now, an exhibition of imaginative art dolls handcrafted by members of the Texas Association of Original Doll Artists. …

HISTORICALLY HOUSTON
Landmark from Our Past
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Landmark from Our Past

It is a shame that many of the local grand old homes that represented the power and success of their owners are now gone. One of those surviving mansions is the Jim West home in …

Guilt Free Shopping Guilt Free Shopping

Clean out your closet and shop resale
It’s no secret that women love to shop. Shopping is a stress reliever for many women, and there is no greater feeling than finding that gorgeous dress or those …

Oxalis: Clever Clovers Also Known as False Shamrocks Oxalis: Clever Clovers Also Known as False Shamrocks

Plant world’s “little engine that could”
Here’s a bit of luck for gardeners who’ve flipped for Oxalis, the small rounded lucky clover plants also known as wood sorrel or false shamrock.
Oxalis come in colors galore, with …

Fashion Finds & Stylish Essentials Fashion Finds & Stylish Essentials

The best replicas in fine jewelry for today’s sophisticated and successful woman. Handcrafted and designed by some of the finest Italian artisans using sterling silver, semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals.
natobiejewels.com
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Fabulous custom handbags made one-at-a-time by …

Discoveries Sep 2010 Discoveries Sep 2010

Wine Barrel Chandelier
Handcrafted from reclaimed French oak wine barrel staves and hoops. Each fixture is unique, with cracks and variations in the wood to be expected. Waxed rust finish. restorationhardware.com

Fall in Houston: Time to Get Outdoors Poolside parties can continue a while longer Fall in Houston: Time to Get Outdoors Poolside parties can continue a while longer

Even though September means “fall” in some parts of the country, in Houston it’s still warm enough for outdoor entertaining. While summer is almost over for this year, it’s not too late to be thinking …

Juxtaposed and Eclectic, Yin and Yang – It’s all about home design Juxtaposed and Eclectic, Yin and Yang –  It’s all about home design

If you like it, use it; there’s no right or wrong in furniture choices this year
A renewed interest by homeowners in upgrading their homes is expected to have a positive effect on the furniture market …

Book Reviews Sept. 2010 Book Reviews Sept. 2010

Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy
Transform your arms into your hottest accessory with the book Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy: The 5-Step Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arms.
Author and nutrition-and-fitness-coach-to-the-stars JJ Virgin’s simple, …

Ready Yourself for Fall Ready Yourself for Fall

Recent red wine discoveries — great values
Here are a bevy of red beauties—all great values in their respective price ranges. Buy now, and when it starts to cool off in mid October, it’s time …

Buick Regal & Mercedes S400 Hybrid Buick Regal & Mercedes S400 Hybrid

Buick Regal
Class: Midsize Sedan
Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive
Starting price: about $27,000
Buick gets sporty.
If you go back far enough in Buick history, you’ll actually find some sporty models in the lineup. In recent history, however, “Buick” and “sporty” …

Home Within The Trees Home Within The Trees

A few years ago, Elaine McPike ventured out with a realtor friend to scout properties. She was in the market for a new place, perhaps a townhouse. But a “For Sale” sign on a corner …