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A Wrap-Up of Winning Wines

| August 1, 2016
A Wrap-Up of Winning Wines

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. […]

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Book Reviews August 2016

| August 1, 2016
Book Reviews August 2016

FEEL GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY Robert Flatt,a Houston-based photographer and Rice University professor, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1999 and left his corporate oil and gas career to enroll in photography classes at Rice to pursue his passion. His love of photography served to heal him spiritually after his Parkinson’s diagnosis, and now his extraordinary wildlife […]

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Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Sonata

| August 1, 2016
Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Sonata

  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 […]

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Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

| July 1, 2016
Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

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 […]

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MID-CENTURY Merges with Contemporary Design in River Oaks

| July 1, 2016
MID-CENTURY Merges with Contemporary Design in River Oaks

Architect John Cryer III, FAIA, and Edna Ramos, a retired commercial pilot, met 21 years ago and have been married for 19. John moved to Houston in 1972 after graduation from LSU. He started his career at the former Caudill Rowlett Scott, (CRSS) and through the growth years became executive vice president of the Architecture […]

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Beckendorff Farms Provides a
History-Filled Environment for
Social Occasions

| July 1, 2016
Beckendorff Farms Provides a <br>History-Filled Environment for <br>Social Occasions

Stacey and Blake Beckendorff’s structure is steeped in character Text by Mara Soloway  |   Photos by Kevin Douglas West In 2013, Blake and Stacey Beckendorff took several personal and professional leaps of faith. They got married, and Stacey became pregnant with their first son. They quit good jobs to start their wedding and event […]

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Beekeeping in Suburbia

| July 1, 2016
Beekeeping in Suburbia

Caring For Bees In Your Backyard Is Easier Than You Think By Melanie Saxton If you’ve ever thought about beekeeping as a hobby, you’re not alone. Our first and third presidents, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, kept bees. Martha Stewart and Henry Fonda have done the same. People from all around the greater Houston area […]

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Katy Happenings July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Katy Happenings July 2016

Mark your calendar with upcoming events and charitable events.

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Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key

| July 1, 2016
Get Lost on Florida’s Perdido Key

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 […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Jennifer & James

| July 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – <br>Jennifer &  James

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, […]

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Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn,
July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, <br>July 2016

-Brookwood Proud, Texas Proud
-Friends For Wishes Annual BBQ Cookoff
-Arc Of Katy Spring Prom “A Night In Paris”

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now,
July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now, <br>July 2016

  Marc Jacobs- The red and navy shoulder bag is crafted from supple suede and has crystal embellishment and braided trim. net-a-porter.com

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Beauty Abounds in Winning
Kitchen Designs

| July 1, 2016
Beauty Abounds in Winning <br>Kitchen Designs

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 […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – The Art of Storing China

| July 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  The Art of Storing China

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.

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the Editor’s Picks … July 2016

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

-Military Magic Man
-Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
-Garden Pest Chart

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Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

| July 1, 2016
Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

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 […]

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Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s

| July 1, 2016
Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s

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 […]

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Around Katy July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Around Katy July 2016

THIRD ANNUAL PIN OAK SPORT­ING CLAYS CLASSIC The Scott Rothwell Team of Four blasted its way to take top honors as the High Point Team at the Third Annual Pin Oak Sporting Clays Classic. The Pin Oak Club, a charitable and social organization affiliated with The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, hosted the event on […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, July 2016

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

Read about the achievements of area schools and students.

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Discoveries July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Discoveries July 2016

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   […]

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Katy Business July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Katy Business July 2016

LAWRENCE HINDT IS NEW KATY ISD SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS The Katy ISD Board of Trustees, during a special board meeting on June 10, named   Dr. Lawrence Hindt as the lone finalist for the position of Katy ISD Superintendent of Schools. He will begin his new role August 1. Dr. Hindt has served as superintendent of […]

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