Short And Sweet Reports On Recent Tastings Tasting around 150 wines per month, and only having a two-page column, I occasionally fall behind, and the only way to report on all the great values from recent tastings is to list them with a short description instead of more fully reporting on 20 or 30 winners. […]
Mazda CX-5 | Starting price: $21,800 Mazda’s M.O. is to infuse sports-car spirit into everything it builds. The CX-5 is no exception. This compact SUV remains at the top of its game among competitors like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and the Hyundai Tucson. When it first debuted in 2013, it was the antidote […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]