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Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season
A kaleidoscope of blooms plucked from Gloria Mikulenka’s hibiscus collection.

A kaleidoscope of blooms plucked from Gloria Mikulenka’s hibiscus collection.

Dramatic tropical flower will be featured at Sugar Land event

By Judy Latta Photos by Pat Merritt and Linda Anderson

Spring is upon us, and as warm weather blossoms begin to burst, few are as stunning and impressive as the eye-catching exotic hibiscus. Also known as “the Queen of the Tropics,” hibiscus colors range from snowy white to yellow, orange, peach, pink, red, purple, lavender, blue and brown. Read the full story »

Stunning in Southgate Stunning in Southgate

Urban design provides livable, inviting fun
Neil and Kris Thomas have called Houston home for a long time. Married in 1984 after meeting in law school (he is a partner practicing public law at Norton Rose …

Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center Opens May 28 Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center Opens May 28

New family attraction is Imperial Market’s first establishment to open
The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – a very special project of the Children’s Museum of Houston – will hold its grand opening with a ribbon …

Happenings May 2016 Happenings May 2016

SIENNA BRANCH LIBRARY, MAY EVENTS
The following free events are scheduled during May at the Sienna Branch Library located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City. For more information or a full schedule, call the …

Enjoy Fun-Filled Days and Lazy Nights at The Woodlands Resort this Summer Enjoy Fun-Filled Days and Lazy Nights at The Woodlands Resort this Summer

An enchanted oasis minutes from Houston, but worlds apart
As temperatures begin to heat up in Texas, so does the fun at The Woodlands® Resort. Located just 30 minutes north of downtown Houston and set among …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Rachel & Roshan MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Rachel & Roshan

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Kelli Durham
Seven years after meeting in graduate school, Rachel Callahan and Roshan Gummattira finally began dating. Eventually their long-distance relationship led to two lovely wedding ceremonies, each with a …

Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh May 2016 Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh May 2016

Friends of Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) hosted a Martini Night at Commissioner Grady Preston’s home in Sienna Plantation. The event included a spring fashion show with looks by Fabulous You in Sugar Land.

Fashion – What’s in Stores Now, May 2016 Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now, May 2016

Dial Watches Paper-Cutting Art On Your Wrist

Launching its very first collection in conjunction with British paper artist Sarah Dennis, whose work combines traditional paper cutting with collage, Dial aims to transform the world of watches, making …

Business in Fort Bend May 2016 Business in Fort Bend May 2016

‹Texas Children’s Pediatrics Missouri City Welcomes Dr. Dean Gmoser
Board-certified pediatrician Dean Gmoser, M.D. recently joined the Texas Children’s Pediatrics Missouri City practice at 5819 Highway 6 South, Suite 300, Missouri City. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Gmoser …

Interior Updates that Inspire Interior Updates that Inspire

Make a difference inside your home with fixes large or small
By Mara Soloway
Our innate sensibilities tell us when the visual beauty of our interior settings needs improvement. Look around at yours. Are they ready for …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Kid Collectors Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  Kid Collectors

At my public antiques appraisal events held at venues nationwide, many of my audience members are kids. Some of these kids remind me of my childhood. I was a kid who spent many a weekend touring local flea markets and yard sales with my Dad.

Malkolm Irving is Fueled by Creative Energy Malkolm Irving is Fueled by Creative Energy

Attention to detail in his photography earned him a gallery show
By Mara Soloway
So many things can be inside a picture if you just look close enough,” observes Malkolm Irving, who uses his mastery of his …

FBISD Youth Art Month FBISD Youth Art Month

School district provides talented student artists various showcases for their creativity
F ort Bend ISD recognized talented student artists during Youth Art Month in March. The celebration gives school districts an opportunity to promote art and …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher May 2016 the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher May 2016

-Chihuahua Protects Kittens
-Grilled Potatoes
-Peach and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

Learning About Lupus Learning About Lupus

When the immune system goes wrong
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to …

Around The Bend May 2016 Around The Bend May 2016

FBJSL AWARDS $34,000 TO VARIOUS FORT BEND AGENCIES
The Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) recently awarded $34,000 to several Fort Bend County agencies. The FBJSL Community Assistance Fund (CAF) allows FBJSL to extend financial support …

Historically Fort Bend:
Thomas Jefferson Smith
Historically Fort Bend:<br> Thomas Jefferson Smith

After the end of the Texas revolution, a fortunate soldier made his way to Fort Bend County. He had survived battle and capture and was now set on making his home in Texas. Thomas Jefferson …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools,
Sports, and Students May 2016
Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, <br>Sports, and Students May 2016</br>

JARED A. LIBIN EARNS EAGLE SCOUT RANK – Jared A. Libin earned his Eagle Scout rank on Feb. 6 and received his ranking at the Troop Court of Honor on March 21.
He joined the scouting …

Discoveries May 2016 Discoveries May 2016

JAY STRONGWATER PILLOW
Jay Strongwater’s love of the elegant but vividly bejeweled objet—whether it’s meant to rest on a tabletop or the graceful curve of a woman’s neck—has led him on a journey through the …

Getting More from the Outdoors Getting More from the Outdoors

Great options to update your backyard living space
By Merry Wise
Here comes the sun! And with the warm weather comes inspiration to create new spaces or improve on others for full enjoyment of your home. In …

Plant a Pollinator Garden Plant a Pollinator Garden

You and the pollinators will enjoy the benefits!
By Melinda Myers
Whether planting a garden, enjoying the beauty of your landscape or sitting down to a delicious meal, you have bees, butterflies and other pollinators to thank. …

Book Reviews May 2016 Book Reviews May 2016

LESSONS IN ARRANGING
Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend’s wedding or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond …

Celebrate Mother’s Day May 8 Celebrate Mother’s Day May 8

LOGGINS
The trend for 2016 is awash with vibrant colors! Celebrate Mother’s Day and every day with the floral hues of mother nature – Vivid sapphires in blue, orange or pink with diamonds. Whatever the occasion …

Wines to Enjoy Now Wines to Enjoy Now

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile
Reds and whites to please the palate, and restaurant recommendations
 
WHITE WINES
Cupcake Chardonnay Monterey County 2014 — Winemaker Jessica Tomei knocked it out of the park with this best buy. …

Jaguar XF & Cadillac CTS Jaguar XF & Cadillac CTS

Jaguar XF | STARTING PRICE: $52,000

Cadillac CTS | STARTING PRICE: mid $40s