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Giving Straight from the Heart

| November 1, 2016
Giving Straight from the Heart

Angeline And Byron Auzenne Make A Difference In Children’s Lives By Mara Soloway With her lifelong focus on charitable acts, it’s in keeping with Angeline Labbé-Auzenne’s character that she would spend her birthday giving gifts to others rather than concerning herself with receiving them. For her recent October birthday, she and her husband, Byron Auzenne, […]

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Katy Happenings November 2016

| November 1, 2016
Katy Happenings November 2016

Mark your calendar with upcoming events and charitable events.

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A Sanctuary for the Senses

| November 1, 2016
A Sanctuary for the Senses

Banyan Tree Mayakoba Fuses Asian Hospitality With The Magic Of The Riviera Maya By Noelle Valentine Imagine a setting with pristine shores, a warm sun and a soft Caribbean breeze where robust species of plant and animal life thrive in the ​​freshwater lagoons, mangroves, natural dunes and intricate coral reefs of an intricately protected ecosystem. […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Tori and Logan

| November 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Tori and Logan

Text by Melanie Saxton  |  Photos by Alexander Cross Photography Victoria “Tori” Bales and Logan Boatner began dating at Atascocita High in and continued while earning their degrees at Sam Houston State University without ever breaking up. This compatible couple celebrated their nuptials on July 9 with an exquisite ceremony and reception at Big Sky […]

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Socially Speaking with Jennifer Pierce November 2016

| November 1, 2016
Socially Speaking with Jennifer Pierce November 2016

Dear Readers,   xx Jennifer FOR GALAS, PARTIES, LUNCHEONS Email: sociallyspeaking@gmail.com FOR SCHOOL & STUDENT NEWS AND OTHER HAPPENINGS: editor@lifestyles-magazines.com Photo-Debi Beauregard

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – November 2016

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

GUCCI Part of the cult ‘Dionysus’ family, Gucci’s butter-soft blue suede shoulder bag is constructed like a wallet, with card and bill slots and a zipped compartment.

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The Latest Furniture and Decorating Trends Part 2

| November 1, 2016
The Latest Furniture and Decorating Trends Part 2

What’s In Style For Your Home’s Interior – Part 2 By Mara Soloway Just like the fashions we wear, home furnishings have new styles and trends. They start gaining notice and ultimately build momentum as trade show organizers (such as those at High Point Furniture Market), furniture store buyers, interior designers and homeowners find beauty […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Tailgating with Vintage Flair

| November 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br> Tailgating with Vintage Flair

History’s famous photographs have stood the test of time. Their master photographers show us some tips for taking similar wonderful photographs, everything from shooting lots of film to composing a good picture.

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Diabetes Myths

| November 1, 2016
Diabetes Myths

Learn The Facts About This Serious Disease There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as that diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and […]

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the Editor’s Picks … November 2016

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

-Puppy Attempts to Reclaim Bed From Cat
-Fall Bouquets
-Pumpkin Pie Cream Puffs

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‘Tis the Season for Events and Holiday Shopping

| November 1, 2016
‘Tis the Season for Events and Holiday Shopping

FROSTY FROSTYFEST – DEC.3, 9 A.M.-3 P.M Epiphany Of The Lord Catholic Church 1530 Norwalk Dr., Katy FrostyFest is the church’s longstanding annual craft fair. More that 70 vendors will feature their handmade-only items. Food and baked goods will be available for sale. Take your own pictures with Santa! All proceeds go to charity.

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Holiday Gift Ideas, November 2016

| November 1, 2016
Holiday Gift Ideas, November 2016

LACENTERRA LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in Katy is your one-stop shop for dining, shopping and entertainment this holiday season! There are over 70 fabulous shops and restaurants to choose from. Give your someone special the perfect gift this holiday season with a LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch gift card. You can purchase gift cards in person […]

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Why Granite Countertops are Here to Stay

| November 1, 2016
Why Granite Countertops are Here to Stay

These Four Reasons Highlight Their Durability And Appeal By Kathleen M. McCoy Granite continues to be the preferred choice for kitchen countertops nationwide. According to the NKBA 2014 Kitchen & Bath Style Report, a stunning 91 percent of respondents specified granite when designing new kitchen countertops. Deanna Carlton, Kitchen Design Group, echoed these statistics when […]

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Around Katy November 2016

| November 1, 2016
Around Katy November 2016

KATY PRAIRIE CONSERVANCY EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC), a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving an ecologically vital tallgrass prairie and associated wetlands on Houston’s far west side, today announced it has been accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This is a mark of distinction in land conservation and signifies the […]

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A Texas Farmhouse

| November 1, 2016
A Texas Farmhouse

Modern City Dwelling Honors Tradition The 2016 AIA Houston Design Award Home Tour on Oct. 29-30 showcases the finest residential architecture in Houston. One of the homes, 4153 Oberlin Street, is also the recipient of a 2016 AIA Houston Design Award for Residential Architecture. The house is the second award-winning home that the architect, Natalye […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, November 2016

| November 1, 2016
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, November 2016

Read about the achievements of area schools and students.

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Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership

| November 1, 2016
Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership

CEO Casey Morgan Brings Her Government Affairs Experience To Her Leadership Role By Mara Soloway Even when the national economy is slow, the Houston area economy generally stays robust. Housing is one indicator that reflects how good the economy is. According to the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) website (ghba.org), home sales in Houston set […]

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Discoveries November 2016

| November 1, 2016
Discoveries November 2016

DIMENSIONAL FISH ART Who needs an aquarium? Create your own natural habitat with this Fish Wall Decor. You won’t need to fish for compliments—these Silver Fish will generate a tidal wave of admiration. Available in a wide range of sizes, species and finishes.

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Katy Business November 2016

| November 1, 2016
Katy Business November 2016

HOUSTON METHODIST WEST HOSPITAL GOES PINK DURING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH If you travel on I-10 and Barker Cypress through the Energy Corridor, you may notice that flamingos have landed at Houston Methodist West Hospital. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, flamingos will cover the green areas of the hospital grounds and pink lights […]

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Cheesy Spinach Dip- Monkey Bread

| November 1, 2016
Cheesy Spinach Dip- Monkey Bread

Ingredients 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 bag (12 oz) frozen spinach, thawed 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese   Directions Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with cooking spray. In […]

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A Compendium of Winning Wines

| November 1, 2016
A Compendium of Winning Wines

Take This List To Your Favorite Wine Shop Once again, after tasting through several hundred wines a month, I have developed a backlog, and shall play catch-up, writing only briefly about many of the great values I have personally tasted and highly recommended.   WHITE WINES: E Casal Garcia Sweet White (Portugal) — This enticing, […]

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Book Reviews November 2016

| November 1, 2016
Book Reviews November 2016

WINE IN TIME In her new book, The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson makes it possible to learn the really important details about wine in a single day. In this pithy, approachable, comprehensive guide, Robinson shares her expertise with authority and wit, tackling questions such as how to select the right bottle at retail, what […]

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Honda Ridgeline and Mazda CX-9

| November 1, 2016
Honda Ridgeline and Mazda CX-9

• Honda Ridgeline

• Mazda CX-9

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Traditional Indian Concepts Fuse Beautifully with Modern Design

| October 1, 2016
Traditional Indian Concepts Fuse Beautifully with Modern Design

Family Of Five Discovers A Perfect Fit In Their Dream Home When this young couple started their family, they imagined themselves living in a traditional home on a big lot removed a bit from city life and spending lots of quality time bonding as a family, which now includes three daughters ages 12, 9 and […]

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Houstonian Kenny Rogers Celebrates An Illustrious Career With His Farewell World Tour

| October 1, 2016
Houstonian Kenny Rogers Celebrates An Illustrious Career With His Farewell World Tour

The Gambler’s Last Deal By Judy Latta   Photos By Piper Ferguson After a legendary career spanning more than 50 years, citing a desire to spend more time with his wife and children, country and pop music icon Kenny Rogers launched his farewell tour, aptly called The Gambler’s Last Deal. For this series of concerts, which […]

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