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Relax, Reconnect, Get Away. Cypress Bend offers breathtaking views, open water and resort amenities

| June 1, 2010
Relax, Reconnect, Get Away.  Cypress Bend offers breathtaking views, open water and resort amenities

Cypress Bend, Louisiana’s premier destination re­sort, is nestled cozily amid 600 acres of hardwood forest adjacent to magnificent Toledo Bend Lake. The fabulous retreat, located just three hours from Houston, features a nationally-recognized championship golf course like no other in this region, fine dining, legendary fishing, state-of-the-art conference facilities and learning center, spacious banquet facilities, […]

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Book Reviews Jun 2010

| June 1, 2010
Book Reviews Jun 2010

Raw Energy It’s time to rescue snacks from the realm of empty-calorie packaged junk food and transform everyday pick-me-ups into healthful, satisfying mini meals. Raw Energy author Stephanie Tourles’s 125 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy bars, juice blends, smoothies, soups, vegetable chips, zippy dips, candies and cookies combine raw ingredients in delicious snacks that […]

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The City of Churches

| June 1, 2010
The City of Churches

Katy has been known for many things. In the late 1800s, it was for the new MKT railroad and a popular saloon. During the early 1900s the area was known for rice and then oil. It was also known for its churches. In fact, when the city incorporated it was called “the city of churches.” […]

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Ford Fiesta & Audi TT

| June 1, 2010
Ford Fiesta & Audi TT

FORD FIESTA Redefines the Small Car Class: Subcompact Car, Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive, Starting price: about $13,000. With the never-ending demand for greater efficiency, as measured by government fuel economy and emissions standards, buyers are shifting dramatically to smaller vehicles. In response to this seismic shift, auto makers are offering more features and options on smaller […]

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Shapes of Summer

| June 1, 2010
Shapes of Summer

Mad for Murfee From Lilly Pulitzer, the Murfee scarf will add a splash of color to any outfit! $118 each. www.lillypulitzer.com

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2010 Kitchen Design Competition

| June 1, 2010
2010 Kitchen Design Competition

Walk into the 2010 National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Pinnacle of Design Award winning kitchen, and you will think you entered a 19th century farmhouse. But look out the window, and you won’t see a pasture of cows. What you will see is a great view of miles and miles of eastern Missouri, and maybe […]

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Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home

| June 1, 2010
Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home

Wood and wood look-alikes go with any style Wood floors give a house a warm and cozy feel that just can’t be duplicated by vinyl or even carpet. Or can it? For many, a laminate floor is the perfect answer for an authentic wood look without the cost of wood or damage to forests. The […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, June 2010

West Houston Charter School students compete at state PSIA – Five West Houston Charter School students won first or second place at the Private School Interscholastic Association competition and competed at state competitions, which were held at the TCU campus. Students competing at state PSIA are: Tylar Tidden, first place, sixth-grade Science; Kristen Graham, second […]

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A More Youthful You, Women turn to cosmetic procedures to fight aging

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
A More Youthful You, Women turn to cosmetic procedures to fight aging

Fighting the Clock Every woman gets to a point in their life when they look in the mirror and just don’t like what they see. Some women just accept aging as a part of life; others look for ways to maintain their youthful appearance for as long as possible. For these women, cosmetic dermatology is […]

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Katy Texas Events May 2010

| May 1, 2010
Katy Texas Events May 2010

Music to the Eyes Raffle Seven Lakes Orchestra Parent’s Association will hold its second annual Art Violin Raffle, Music to the Eyes. Local artists have donated their time and talents to create unique art pieces painted on non-playable violins. The raffle will be held May 22, following the orchestra concert held at Seven Lakes High […]

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The Third International Wine Exhibition in Tel Aviv

| May 1, 2010
The Third International Wine Exhibition in Tel Aviv

www.CorporateEventWines.com In mid February 2010, I was fortunate enough to join a small group of global importers and wine writers on a trip to Israel. Although it was a short trip, it was packed full of good meals and lots of wine tastings, including attendance at The Third International Wine Exhibition in Tel Aviv. Besides […]

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Discoveries

| May 1, 2010
Discoveries

  Aria Chair “Divine drama” aptly describes the Aria chair from MacKenzie-Childs. Vividly colored in deep, jewel-toned blue, rose, plum and gold, the chair and matching ottoman add divine performance to any room where guests are entertained. Richly textured in velvet and print fabrics, the imported hand-carved hardwood frame is hand-painted and upholstered in the […]

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Luxurious New Amenities Lead Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2010

| May 1, 2010
Luxurious New Amenities Lead Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2010

Does your kitchen or bath look like it’s trapped in a time warp? Are the countertops, cabinets and floors all the wrong colors? Don’t despair! Bonnie Richardson of the Na­tional Kitchen and Bath Associ­ation says that with good planning and careful attention to the selection of materials, the typical homeowner can develop a kitchen that […]

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Family Friendly Woodlands Resort

| May 1, 2010
Family Friendly Woodlands Resort

If you’re in need of a relaxing weekend getaway, why spend hours in the car when you can lounge in a tropical oasis in less than an hour? Set your sights on the family-friendly Woodlands Resort, which offers a full range of activities from golf, spa, tennis, and its signature Forest Oasis Waterscape™, all situated […]

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What to Wear to Galas, Proms, & Special Events

| May 1, 2010
What to Wear to Galas, Proms, & Special Events

by Ephraim Danforth – Store Director at WARDROBE the boutique. Spring has sprung in Fort Bend County and so has the season for galas, prom and special events too numerous to mention. The hardest part of choosing the right gown is selecting one that is trendy, but not tacky; sultry but not too sexy; and […]

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Cadillac Escalade Hybrid & Ford Mustang

| May 1, 2010
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid & Ford Mustang

CADILLAC ESCALADE HYBRID To begin, the new Escalade Hybrid is a fine piece of luxury automotive workmanship. The regular Escalade shares the same platform with the Chevy Tahoe and the GMC Yukon, but its received the “full” Cadillac treatment. There is also the ESV long version similar to the Suburban in size, plus the EXT […]

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Hydrangeas

| May 1, 2010
Hydrangeas

With a colder-than-usual winter behind us and spring bursting into bloom, home gardeners are salvaging what they can from the winter freezes and filling in with new plants where necessary. For colorful blooms that last from spring into fall, there’s nothing cheerier than hydrangeas. Among the easiest to grow varieties are First Editions® and Endless […]

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Stone Flooring: An Investment in Timeless for Your Home

| May 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
Stone Flooring: An Investment in Timeless for Your Home

Spring has officially sprung in southern Texas and for many homeowners, this means it’s time to launch that big home remodeling project they’ve been dreaming of all winter long. But if the budget won’t allow for a complete room renovation, and you truly want to transform your living space, you might wonder where you should […]

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Book Reviews May 2010

| May 1, 2010
Book Reviews May 2010

The Beginner’s Guide to Edible Herbs by Charles W.G. Smith features in-depth profiles and full-color photos of 26 basic herbs. The book also includes information on growing, harvesting and preserving each herb, as well as techniques and cooking how-to for using herbs to expands one’s culinary horizon. Fresh herbs are a great complement to fresh […]

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European Persona

| May 1, 2010
European Persona

This sink-in comfortable abode has the air of an English country home Helen Stroud surveys the warm, green-colored den of her beautiful home, explaining the design concept behind it. English-born friend Sonya Fitzpatrick, the pet psychic, perhaps summed it up best, she says. “She looks in here and says, ‘You’re the only person I know […]

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The Solana Chef Shares tips

| May 1, 2010
The Solana Chef Shares tips

Chef Bradley’s Specialty: Meals that delight senior citizens The Solana at Cinco Ranch is a senior living community that has put fine cuisine and excellent food service front and center in its list of amenities.  Chef Bradley Montgomery, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. And director of dining and culinary arts […]

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Why Historic Preservation?

| May 1, 2010
Why Historic Preservation?

Why has historic preservation become so important? Katy is an area that is almost all new, but we have deep historical roots. Work done to preserve what is historical is important because it honors those who came before us and protects our heritage for those who will come after us. But why bother? It is […]

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Summer Fun & Learning

| May 1, 2010
Summer Fun & Learning

Math That Makes Sense to Kids MATHNASIUM OF CINCO RANCH Mathnasium of Cinco Ranch offers “math-only” year-round educational programs in an attractive and supportive setting for children to develop much-needed math skills and build confidence in their abilities. Developed over 30 years of hands-on experience with thousands of children, the Mathnasium educational method is designed […]

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