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Mid-Century Merges with Contemporary Design

| July 1, 2016
Mid-Century Merges with Contemporary Design

Architect John Cryer III, FAIA, and Edna Ramos, a retired commercial pilot, met 21 years ago and have been married for 19. John moved to Houston in 1972 after graduation from LSU.

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Happenings in CY-FAIR July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Happenings in CY-FAIR July 2016

SUMMER EVENTS AT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON KIDPENDENCE DAY — July 4 at 1 p.m. The stars and stripes will be in full effect to celebrate our country’s 240th birthday Before rockets glare and fireworks are in the air, exercise your right to be a kid as long as possible with some good ole American […]

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Art Through a Lens

| July 1, 2016
Art Through a Lens

Text by Cheryl Alexander Photos by Ellen Barron O’Reilly Imagination And Wonder Are Benchmarks Of Woodlands’ Artist Ellen Barron O’Reilly’s Photographic Creations Ellen Barron O’Reilly sums up her journey as an artist with a quote from writer Abraham Hicks: “You will know your path by the fun of it.” Her creations confirm that fun is […]

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Training CASA Launches First On-site, Corporate

| July 1, 2016
Training  CASA Launches First On-site, Corporate

Eight Employees Trained As Volunteers At Exxonmobil Campus In Spring Child Advocates of Montgomery County (CASA) held its first in-office corporate training for volunteers at the new ExxonMobil–Houston Campus in Spring. Eight ExxonMobil employees completed the required 30-hour course in April and were sworn in as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers on May 9 […]

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Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

| July 1, 2016
Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Severely wounded heroes and family members were honored Co-founder Jim Hoelker and Gala Chair Megan Harper were on hand as Impact A Hero presented its 12th Annual Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds & Denim, on May 22 at NRG Stadium. The event benefits severely wounded heroes injured in post 9/11 combat […]

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Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key

| July 1, 2016
Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key

Lost Key Golf & Beach Club offers lush golf greens, sugar-sand beaches and crystal blue waters By Noelle Valentine Conquistadors, buccaneers, native Americans, colonists and sailors once laid claim to the white sugar sand beaches and turquoise waters of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast known as Perdido Key. This snow white beach strip is almost 60 […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Jennifer & James

| July 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – <br>Jennifer & James

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Casey Chateauvert of Endless Exposures From the moment they met, Jennifer Martin and James Gibb just “clicked.” Her passion is art, his are cooking and gardening, so it was no wonder that the couple chose River Oaks Garden Club as a picture-perfect backdrop for their nuptials on April 11, […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now, July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now, July 2016

  Marc Jacobs- The red and navy shoulder bag is crafted from supple suede and has crystal embellishment and braided trim. net-a-porter.com

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Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs

| July 1, 2016
Beauty Abounds in Winning Kitchen Designs

Annual NKBA competition brings out the best The winning kitchens of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competition certainly prove that homeowners are moving these spaces from the utilitarian to become the hub of the home-front. The emphasis on aesthetics, views to the outdoors and other special design features take our modern kitchens […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – The Art of Storing China

| July 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  The Art of Storing China

SAVE THE DATE TO SEE DR. LORI!
Dr. Lori will be a speaker at the Fall Home & Garden Show to be held Aug. 13-14 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

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10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders

| July 1, 2016
10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders

Eco-friendly plants save gardening effort Garden beds and borders, artfully filled with a colorful tapestry of flowers and foliage, are very much back in vogue. But unlike the traditional perennial beds and borders, which were labor intensive and peaked mainly in spring, today’s garden plots are filled with eco-friendly plants designed to perform better, require […]

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the Editor’s Picks … July 2016

| July 1, 2016
the Editor’s Picks … July 2016

-Military Magic Man
-Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
-Garden Pest Chart

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Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

| July 1, 2016
Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

Millions more use injections to get the perfect pucker A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures have grown faster. “We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost […]

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Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s

| July 1, 2016
Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s

American Academy of Dermatology encourages prevention, detection Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up on their knowledge. According to a 2016 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) survey: Only 56 percent of men know […]

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Discoveries July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Discoveries July 2016

18TH C. FRENCH ROCAILLE CLAMSHELL Inspired by the shell motifs of 18th-century decorative arts and architecture, this impeccably crafted clamshell pays homage to the French rocaille style, championing the inherent beauty of nature. Artisans cast each piece by hand in resin, then carefully finish it to re-create the richness of an antique shell. restorationhardware.com   […]

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DELICIOUS – Strawberry Kiwi
Almond Tart

| July 1, 2016
DELICIOUS – Strawberry Kiwi <br>Almond Tart

25 min. prep time • 45 min. total time • 8 ingredients • 12 servings

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Book Reviews July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Book Reviews July 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Touring Napa and Sonoma

| July 1, 2016
Touring Napa and Sonoma

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile A great visit highlighting great vintages Visiting a winery in northern Cali­fornia used to consist of standing in a line at a tasting room, and being served, sometimes complimentary, by a middle-aged or older person who was doing it as a part-time hobby or for supplemental retirement income. […]

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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider & Chevrolet Tahoe

| July 1, 2016
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider & Chevrolet Tahoe

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider | STARTING PRICE: $65,000 Ah, the Italians. With their penchant for flash and audacity, they present to us the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Making its debut in the U.S. market, the 4C is an interesting choice. It is undoubtedly a head-turner, so it will surely garner a lot of attention from […]

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