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Griffin’s Army, Local community joins forces to help a young boy fight cancer

| July 1, 2010
Griffin’s Army, Local community joins forces to help a young boy fight cancer

From an outsider’s perspective, the group of almost 500 people at the Langham Creek YMCA on May 24 may have appeared to be just a small, casual gathering of strangers coming together to celebrate a sporting event or participating in after-school care. In reality, they were an army and a force to be reckoned with. […]

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Celebrations Cypress Style

| July 1, 2010
Celebrations Cypress Style

Americans have always enjoyed a celebration, whether it is a birthday, a wedding in the family, or something much larger, such as the birthday of the United States of America. Fourth of July celebrations from one end of America to the other have varied in cuisine as well as celebration activities. Celebrations in the Cypress […]

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Layla Grace’s Legacy

| July 1, 2010
Layla Grace’s Legacy

You’ve probably heard about her. Little Layla Grace Marsh touched many lives in the Cy-Fair area and beyond, her story reaching nationwide. In May of 2009, at just 18 months old, the youngest of the three Marsh children, Layla, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. Her parents knew they had a lengthy and scary journey […]

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Cy-Fair Business Briefs July 2010

| July 1, 2010
Cy-Fair Business Briefs July 2010

Anissa Speight, ultrasound supervisor at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, has been selected as Cy-Fair’s 2010 Tenet Hero, Tenet’s highest award for employees. Speight is the go-to person for fetal ultrasounds at Cy-Fair Hospital after her son’s heart defect led to a passion for all parents and children with heart defects. She spearheaded a change […]

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Summer Hues

| July 1, 2010
Summer Hues

Feminine Fleur Long strand freshwater pearls paired with pink and blue opal rosettes make TOUS’ Fleur collection sweet and feminine. A modern twist on the pearl makes this collection the new classic. www.tous.com.

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Unique Finds Jul 2010

| July 1, 2010

Blue Outdoor Plates in Two Sizes The pattern of the 8-inch x 8-inch salad plates can be paired with the color coordinated pattern of the 10-inch x 10-inch dinner plates. The pieces are color coordinated, but the designs are not identical. Perfect for outdoor dining. www.homeinfatuation.com * Octagonal Mirror Inspired by classic late 19th century […]

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When Too Much Is Too Much

| July 1, 2010

Breast reduction may be the solution you are looking for … While many women elect to have the size of their breasts enhanced, there are just as many who feel that too much is too much. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mamma­plasty, removes excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts. Women […]

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2010 NKBA Bathroom Design Competition

| July 1, 2010

Trends: What homeowners want in their bath and powder rooms The number one feature that modern homeowners are requesting when buying or remodeling a home is concealed kitchens, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Home­owners want their kitchen appliances to be hidden from view or custom-designed to blend in with the décor of […]

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Dazzling Windows – New trends in window shades

| July 1, 2010
Dazzling Windows – New trends in window shades

One of the simplest—and most inexpensive—ways to refresh a room’s décor is to update the window treatment. After all, when we enter a room for the first time, our eyes are naturally drawn to the windows, which is why they often serve as the focal point for a room’s design theme. One of the most […]

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Book Reviews Jul 2010

| July 1, 2010
Book Reviews Jul 2010

Front Yard Gardens Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass, Second Edition is an inspiring treasure-trove of ideas to start and grow a fabulous front yard. Author Liz Primeau explores the history of lawn and our attachment to it, and profiles 75 front yard gardens from across North America in a variety of growing zones. […]

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Mexico Made Easy – Cabo San Lucas

| July 1, 2010

AllAboutCabo.com and Cabo San Lucas Villas take the guess work out of your getaway

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Decant It and Let It “Breathe”? The facts might surprise you

| July 1, 2010

In May 1977, my late friend Alexis Bespaloff published “A Corking New Wine Theory” in New York Magazine. In blind tastings with Robert Mondavi, Paul Draper of Ridge Winery, Alexis Lichine of Bordeaux Chateau Prieuré-Lichine, Kevin Zraly, cellarmaster at Windows on the World Restaurant and author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, and […]

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Mini Cooper & Honda Crosstour

| July 1, 2010

MINI When the British Mini car company was purchased by BMW, the car received the full Teutonic engineering treatment. That meant transforming the iconic car from an ultra-light micro vehicle with sliding side windows and 13-inch wheels to something more substantial, all the while retaining its unique “‘Mini’ness.” As impossible a task as that might […]

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Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry June 2010

Save the Date June 5: Allesandra’s Angels Craft Show and Silent Auction benefiting Pediatric Melanoma Research at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at Bridgeland Lakeland Activity Center. Visit www.bridgelandlife.com for more information. June 18: 3rd Annual Eric Bassett Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament and the “No Clubs, No Spikes…No Problem” Dinner/Auction Fundraiser at Houston National […]

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Cy-Fair Events June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Cy-Fair Events June 2010

Classy Chassis Concours d’ Elegance JUNE 13 Car enthusiasts from coast to coast are gearing up for the 7th annual Classy Chassis Concours d’ Elegance set for June 13 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the floor of Reliant Stadium in Houston. Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children Houston/Galveston, the vintage car show will showcase more than […]

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Cy-Fair ISD Students Serve on Habitat Projects

| June 1, 2010
Cy-Fair ISD Students Serve on Habitat Projects

VOLUNTEERS HELP FAMILIES IN NEED Cypress-Fairbanks ISD students are branching out to the community through the Northwest Harris County branch of Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization devoted to building simple, decent and affordable housing. Student groups from Cy-Fair, Cypress Woods and Cypress Ranch high schools conducted projects during the spring. The Cypress Ranch Key […]

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New Ways to Enjoy Texas Grapefruits

| June 1, 2010

This sweet variety is sure to add a new twist to any recipe. We all know it is important to eat fruits and veggies, but just why is Texas citrus so healthy? The Texas grapefruit is fat free, cholesterol free, contains dietary fiber, is high in vitamins A and C and contains lycopene. The Rio […]

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Dads & Grads

| June 1, 2010
Dads & Grads

Best Steakhouse in Cypress Salinas Steakhouse & Grille Salinas Churrascaria is NOW OPEN. This is a South American Steak House serving food the “Rodizio” style, where waiters move from table to table carrying skewers of meat from which they slice portions for their guests. Salinas serves up to 12 different cuts of meats, including beef, pork, lamb […]

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Celebrations Cypress Style

| June 1, 2010
Celebrations Cypress Style

Charles did not speak German, and Annie did not speak much, if any, English. Somehow, though, he communicated to her that he wanted her for his wife.

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An Interview with an Artisan

| June 1, 2010
An Interview with an Artisan

Local jewelry artist Cara Ellison Halbirt discusses the links in her chain Q: Cara, you have a jewelry making business. Is this something you have always done? A: I can’t pretend that making jewelry was a life-long goal of mine. I’m a “Let’s Give This a Try and See What Happens” kind of girl. In […]

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