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Retreating to the Backyard

| April 1, 2012
Retreating to the Backyard

From a pergola to a fire pit to a new patio, create a paradise just outside your own door By Jennifer Miko Mother Nature invites you to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of springtime. With yards turning greener and flowers blooming, the conditions are perfect for relaxing or entertaining outside. And your […]

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Definitive Luxury and Leisure – The Quintess Collection puts extraordinary vacations within reach

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Definitive Luxury and Leisure – The Quintess Collection puts extraordinary vacations within reach

By Cheryl Alexander Do you wish you could travel the world with ease? Do you have friends and family around the globe? Do you dream about staying in luxury homes in amazing destinations? Do you desire worry-free travel with everything pre-planned and orchestrated to suit your family’s personal preferences? Have you considered buying a vacation […]

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High Point Furniture Market: A Designer’s Haven

| April 1, 2012
High Point Furniture Market: A Designer’s Haven

Tips for consumers on trends and those all-important finishing touches By Sandra Meineke For years the biannual High Point Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina, has been populated primarily by furniture manufacturers and dealers with a few fabric manufacturers and accessory designers thrown in. But with the advent of new consumer needs and new […]

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Discoveries April 2012

| April 1, 2012
Discoveries April 2012

Deconstructed 19th C. English Wing Chair Inspired by a mid-19th-century wing chair – liberated from its ancient red velvet upholstery and its frame elegantly exposed – the Van Thiel family set out to replicate its unadorned state. Finding beauty in the stripped-down form, they similarly reproduced other pieces, meticulously hand-crafted to expose the Old World […]

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Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012

| April 1, 2012
Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012

They may become the true “Stars” of your garden Sunshine Daydream, the 2012 All-America Rose Selections winner, leads the way among four new offerings from The Conard-Pyle Company/Star® Roses this spring. Yellow roses take center stage this year, with Eyeconic™ Lemonade and Sunshine Daydream. The pale pink Eyeconic™ Pink Lemonade and bright red Thrive™ complete […]

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Fashion – Colors of Spring

| April 1, 2012
Fashion – Colors of Spring

HUNTER This stylish Hunter Gabby Boot arrives just in time for April Showers. hunter.com

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Book Reviews Apr 2012

| April 1, 2012
Book Reviews Apr 2012

FRESH AMERICAN SPACES Interior designer Annie Selke’s new book, Fresh American Spaces, takes a modern look at five distinctly American decorating styles: Refined Romantic, Nuanced Neutral, Happy Preppy, Cultured Eclectic and Everyday Exuberance. Drawing on a lifetime of design inspiration, Selke candidly illustrates the process, exploring palettes, fabrics and key elements that can be used […]

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Bring Spring into Fashion

| April 1, 2012
Bring Spring into Fashion

Consuela Totes And Home Accessories HAUERLAND’S – PURVEYORS OF FINE GOODS Hauerland’s is now carrying Consuela. This colorful and unique line of handbags, totes and home accessories is sure to impress your friends and show your sense of style. Hauerland’s also carries fine lines such as Pandora, Crabtree & Evelyn, Lampe Berger, Brighton, Tyler and […]

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The Advanced Oenophile – A helpful new guide for all wine aficionados

| April 1, 2012
The Advanced Oenophile – A helpful new guide for all wine aficionados

Denman Moody, who has been tasting and writing about wine since the 1970s, shares his vast knowledge with readers hoping to take their wine knowledge to the next level in The Advanced Oenophile.




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Kunde Estate Winery Wonderful wines and fabulous views

| April 1, 2012
Kunde Estate Winery Wonderful wines and fabulous views

By Denman Moody In 1904, Louis Kunde acquired the historical Wildwood Vineyard about 15 miles north of Sonoma and shortly thereafter built a winery. His son Arthur took over at Louis’ death in 1922, and Arthur’s two sons greatly expanded the estate. In the 1960s and 1970s, the fourth generation continued the expansion, planting additional […]

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A Tisket, A Tasket A Cupcake Easter Basket

| April 1, 2012
A Tisket, A Tasket A Cupcake Easter Basket

Go beyond store-bought marshmallow chicks and chocolate rabbits this year. Perfect for some-bunny special – or as a dessert to brighten any holiday table – A Tisket, A Tasket, A Cupcake Easter Basket cupcakes prove that it can be a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. “These cupcakes look impressive,” says […]

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Sweet Simplicity

| April 1, 2012
Sweet Simplicity

As much fun as it is to make fancy treats, sometimes simple really is better. This Easter, keep things sweet and simple when it comes to making desserts. These Easter Egg Treats are a fun twist on marshmallow crispy bars — the kids can help shape the eggs and sprinkle them with pretty toppings. It […]

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Toyota Prius C and Jaguar XF

| April 1, 2012
Toyota Prius C and Jaguar XF

By Kelly Foss
The Evoque delivers premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and renowned Land Rover Evoque multi-terrain capability in a more compact package.
The XTS is a large elegant sedan that derives its luxury though technology according to Cadillac.




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A Conversation with Lyle Lovett

| March 1, 2012
A Conversation with Lyle Lovett

By Melanie Saxton Lyle Lovett was born and raised in the small town of Klein — an area that has grown up with him. He remembers a time when agriculture wasn’t corporate and local farmers supplied produce to the grocery stores. He also has fond recollections of the dairy farm

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Cajun Comforts

| March 1, 2012
Cajun Comforts

There’s no denying the fierce Cajun roots in this household. A fondness for Louisiana architecture is evident in this 8,175-square-foot home. New Orleans style lampposts replace simple columns as entry to the dining room. A Mardi Gras style balcony, complete with festive jester and a cascade of colorful beads, is an attention-grabber in the gameroom.

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Katy Texas Events March 2012

| March 1, 2012
Katy Texas Events March 2012

Pin Oak Charity Horse Show MARCH 21 The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, awarded as USEF’s Favorite Andalusian and Lusitano show in 2011, is set for March 21-April 1. Nearly $8,000 in total prize money will be awarded in the All-breed Haras Dos Cavaleiros Working Equitation Championships, IALHA Performance Championships, and Yearling Futurity classes for […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Mar 2012

| March 1, 2012
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Mar 2012

NCL CELEBRATES CLASS OF 2012 – The Star Chapter of NCL celebrated the Senior Class of 2012 in the ballroom of the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside in February. Twenty-three young ladies were recognized for all they have accomplished in the past six years in the NCL organization. They have contributed more than 6,000 hours […]

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Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, March 2012

| March 1, 2012
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, March 2012

Teacher Of The Year Brick Dedication The 2010 – 2011 Teachers of the Year received a very special gift this past year. The Katy Heritage Society, Rover Oaks Pet Resort and Venus Construction teamed up and gave each teacher a brick in honor of their award! On Nov. 30 the bricks were unveiled by Superintendent […]

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Young Artist Keeps Hitting The Right Notes

| March 1, 2012
Young Artist Keeps Hitting The Right Notes

By Cindy Ziervogel Ethan Le wins area competitions with violin It is the very same thing Ethan Le loves about playing the violin today that failed to capture his interest when he was 6 years old and first introduced to the instrument. “I didn’t like it at all the first time I held a violin. […]

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