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Stunning in Southgate

| May 1, 2016
Stunning in Southgate

Urban design provides livable, inviting fun Neil and Kris Thomas have called Houston home for a long time. Married in 1984 after meeting in law school (he is a partner practicing public law at Norton Rose Fulbright, she is a lawyer employed by the federal judiciary), their first home together was an apartment. After that, […]

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Happenings in CY-FAIR May 2016

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

SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA AT BROOKWOOD COMMUNITY, MAY 5-6 Join Brookwood Community for a weekend full of fun and shopping at the annual Spring Extravaganza benefiting Brook­wood’s adults with special needs. On Thursday, May 5 from 4-7 p.m. there will be complimentary appetizers and wine and champagne for purchase. On Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 […]

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Grew from an Artistic Connection

| May 1, 2016
Grew from an Artistic Connection

The Dave Matthews Band’s 2016 Summer Tour has kicked off and will be at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at The Woodlands on May 13. The multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning band will travel until the tour concludes on Labor Day weekend. In celebration of the tour and the band’s 25th anniversary, Dave Matthews Band Head […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Rachel & Roshan

| May 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Rachel & Roshan

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Kelli Durham Seven years after meeting in graduate school, Rachel Callahan and Roshan Gummattira finally began dating. Eventually their long-distance relationship led to two lovely wedding ceremonies, each with a different cultural theme. Rachel attended Lamar High School in Houston, earned a BBA in marketing at the University of […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now, May 2016

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

Dial Watches Paper-Cutting Art On Your Wrist Launching its very first collection in conjunction with British paper artist Sarah Dennis, whose work combines traditional paper cutting with collage, Dial aims to transform the world of watches, making high quality pieces that bring together modern art and classic watchmaking. With just one exclusive design featuring either a […]

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Interior Updates that Inspire

| May 1, 2016
Interior Updates that Inspire

Make a difference inside your home with fixes large or small By Mara Soloway Our innate sensibilities tell us when the visual beauty of our interior settings needs improvement. Look around at yours. Are they ready for all the changes that the warm seasons bring – longer days with lots of activities, visitors from far […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Kid Collectors

| May 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Kid Collectors

Spring cleaning has its drawbacks and its ad­vantages. The drawbacks are obvious: nobody really likes to clean. Once the task is complete, …

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Getting More from the Outdoors

| May 1, 2016
Getting More from the Outdoors

Great options to update your backyard living space By Merry Wise Here comes the sun! And with the warm weather comes inspiration to create new spaces or improve on others for full enjoyment of your home. In our area, we are blessed with the ability to enjoy outdoor living almost the entire year, and focusing […]

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the Editor’s Picks … May 2016

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

-Chihuahua Protects Kittens
-Grilled Potatoes
-Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – A Penny for your Thoughts and Thoughts about Pennies

| May 1, 2016
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – A Penny for your Thoughts and Thoughts about Pennies

by Fred Collins Now a museum, the old store in Cypress Top Historic Park was in operation when the railroad was completed to that location in 1856. It is interesting to consider what pennies have been used in the store during the ensuing years. In 1856, pennies were large and worth a considerable amount. They […]

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Around Cy-Fair, May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Around Cy-Fair,  May 2016

LOCAL DELPHIAN CHAPTERS EXPLORE MEMORIAL PARK CONSERVANCY MASTER PLAN Members of two Northwest chapters of the Houston Assembly of Delphians were introduced to the recent Master Plan for Memorial Park on March 23. Conservation director Nicholas Butler provided a comprehensive and congenial history of the park, introducing the group to its largely unknown usage for […]

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Water Garden and Pond Tour, May 7-8

| May 1, 2016
Water Garden and Pond Tour,  May 7-8

Follow This Plan And Prepare To Be Amazed Dahlias provide some of the garden’s biggest and most spectacular blooms. The flowers come in a rainbow of colors and many different styles and sizes, and all are excellent cut flowers. One of the best things about dahlias is how abundantly they bloom. The plants begin flowering […]

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Learning About Lupus

| May 1, 2016
Learning About Lupus

When the immune system goes wrong Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.   WHAT IS LUPUS? In lupus, something goes wrong […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students May 2016

    HOPPER MS STUDENTS SWEEP TRASH BASH T-SHIRT ART CONTEST Students from Hopper Middle School swept the top three honors in the 2016 River, Lakes, Bays ‘N Bayous Trash Bash T-shirt Art Contest, founded by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The contest, held for the past three […]

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Cypress Woods HS Students Raise $9,000 for American Cancer Society

| May 1, 2016
Cypress Woods HS Students Raise $9,000 for American Cancer Society

Thirty Teams Participate In Annual Charity Kickball Tournament Text and photos by Matthew Ramos, Cypress Woods HS Cypress Woods High School students raised $9,000 for the American Cancer Society through the eighth annual charity kickball tournament on March 5. Thirty teams consisting of 15 students each donated $300 to raise funds for the spring event […]

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Discoveries May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Discoveries May 2016

JAY STRONGWATER PILLOW Jay Strongwater’s love of the elegant but vividly bejeweled objet—whether it’s meant to rest on a tabletop or the graceful curve of a woman’s neck—has led him on a journey through the worlds of fashion and home furnishings. The Dutch Floral Pillow is handcrafted and embellished with Swarovski® crystals and beads. neimanmarcus.com […]

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Cy-Fair Business May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Cy-Fair Business May 2016

SCHUBOT HONORED FOR 10 YEARS OF SERVICE AT HOUSTON METHODIST WILLOWBROOK BOARD OF TRUSTEES Gail Schubot, immediate past vice chair and trustee of the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Board of Trustees, was honored for her years of dedicated service at a reception on March 24 held at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. Reginald Lillie, chair of […]

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Book Reviews May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Book Reviews May 2016

  LESSONS IN ARRANGING Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend’s wedding or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected and even the magical. Lavishly illustrated with full-color […]

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Wines to Enjoy Now

| May 1, 2016
Wines to Enjoy Now

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile Reds and whites to please the palate, and restaurant recommendations WHITE WINES Cupcake Chardonnay Monterey County 2014 — Winemaker Jessica Tomei knocked it out of the park with this best buy. $10 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen Of Hout (South Africa) 2014 — This was sent to me as a […]

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