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“Old World Kitchen” by Ginger Barber. The antique shop counter was the focal point for this old world kitchen with antique cathedral stone countertops and parfueille terracotta tile floors from Chateau Domingue. A warm and chef-friendly kitchen was a must since the homeowner loves to entertain and cook. Materials were selected for easy clean-up and graceful aging to ac­commodate lots of use.

Creating A Culinary Space

Text by Cheryl Alexander

Kitchen designs are as varied as the cooks who use them. Some are so lackluster that even the thought of cooking in them can stifle any craving. Read the full story »

Jerry Seinfeld Delivers Non-Stop Laughs Jerry Seinfeld Delivers Non-Stop Laughs

Smart Financial Centre Grand Opening Event Is A Huge Success
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, the region’s first state-of-the-art, indoor performance venue, debuted Jan. 14 with two sold-out performances by legendary comedian, Jerry Seinfeld.
Before the …

Folksy, Funky and Fun Folksy, Funky and Fun

Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Amanda Bennett Defies Convention
By Cheryl Alexander
Amanda Bennett, this year’s Bayou City Art Festival Featured Artist, is a self-taught, mixed media artist who has fused together acrylic paint and photographs …

Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

Chairman Jack Lyons Has Given His Time And Effort Since 1981
By Mara Soloway
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will welcome visitors from March 7-26 with its well-established array of attractions, entertainment and special events – …

Registration Now Open for 13th Annual Impact a Hero 5K Registration Now Open for 13th Annual Impact a Hero 5K

The May 20 Event Brings The Community, Combat Veterans And Their Families Together
Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Impact a Hero 5K, one of Impact a Hero’s major fundraising events of the year. …

Sugar Land Sees a Dynamic Year Ahead Sugar Land Sees a Dynamic Year Ahead

Mayor And City Manager Give Details In State Of The City Address
By Mara Soloway
While New Yorker magazine highlighted the City of Sugar Land’s Selfie statue as one of nine objects that defined 2016, the City …

Happenings March 2017 Happenings March 2017

FORT BEND EDUCATION FOUNDATION 24TH ANNUAL GALA, MARCH 4
The Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Off to Oz…The Emerald City Awaits presented by Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP, promises to be a fantastic journey down …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Amanda and Robert
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – </br> Amanda and Robert

Text by Melanie Saxton   Photos by Peary Photography
They both grew up in The Wood­lands and attended Mont­gomery High School. But it wasn’t until after graduation that Amanda Winski and Robert Neigh­bors connected, romanced and finally …

Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh March 2017 Scene in the Bend: Cari Middaugh March 2017

– Fort Bend Chamber CHairman’s Gala
– Fort Bend Cares Road Trip to the South Pacific
– Party With a Purpose

Fashion – March 2017 Fashion – March 2017

DOLCE & GABBANA– Mini Sicily Tote in white and navy leather.

Business in Fort Bend March 2017 Business in Fort Bend March 2017

CENTRAL FORT BEND CHAMBER WELCOMES SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
The Central Fort Bend Chamber welcomed Sherwin-Williams to its newest store in Fort Bend County, located at 20400 Southwest Freeway in Richmond. Staff and guests took part in the …

Home Furnishings are Going “Green” Home Furnishings are Going “Green”

Pantone’s 2017 Color Of The Year Evokes The Renewal That Comes In Spring
By Mara Soloway
Have you noticed an abundance of home furnishings in showrooms and interior design studios in a fresh shade of yellow-green? Here’s …

Easy To Grow Dahlias Easy To Grow Dahlias

Plan Now For Spectacular Summer Blooms
By Melinda Myers
Photos by Longfield-Gardens.com
Dahlias provide some of the garden’s biggest and most spectacular blooms. The flowers come in a rainbow of colors and many different styles and sizes, and …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Wonderful Wall Designs Using Antiques Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Wonderful Wall Designs Using Antiques

Lori Verderame on Google+

Dr. Lori Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events worldwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings, History Channel’s The …

Dental Implants Dental Implants

The Next Best Thing To Natural Teeth
By Judy Latta
A strong, healthy smile can do wonders for your confidence and is critical to your overall health and well-being. Unhealthy and missing teeth can interfere with eating, …

Fewer Than Half of Americans Recognize Controllable Factors That Affect Cancer Risk Fewer Than Half of Americans Recognize  Controllable Factors That Affect Cancer Risk

More cite unproven factors as a cancer cause than recognize obesity and other established risk factors
More Americans attribute stress and other unproven factors as those leading to cancer than recognize that alcohol, processed meat and …

Around The Bend March 2017 Around The Bend March 2017

SAFER STREETS FOR VULNERABLE USERS IN FORT BEND COUNTY
Shape up Fort Bend and Fort Bend Cycling Coalition members hosted a community breakfast Jan. 9 to discuss safer streets for vulnerable road users in Fort Bend …

Historically Fort Bend:
Surveying the Land
Historically Fort Bend:<br> Surveying the Land

Imagine that you have arrived in colonial Texas and applied for your land grant. Married heads of families received a league (4428 acres) if they declared that they were a rancher, and a labor (177 …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools,
Sports, and Students March 2017
Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, <br>Sports, and Students March 2017</br>

TROOP 1852 NAMES EAGLE SCOUTS
Boy Scout Troop 1852, chartered by Southminster Presbyterian Church in Missouri City, has announced its most recent Eagle Scouts: Fred McCloud, Vaughan Steves, Ben Rudzinski, Grant Townsend and Tyler Thompson.
Each scout …

Discoveries March 2017 Discoveries March 2017

BLUE STAR RANGE
BlueStar® range in red orange. BlueStar®, manufacturer of high-performance appliances for the home and a trailblazer in color innovation is unveiling a new Matte collection of eight striking finishes, giving home chefs even …

Lessons in Moral Courage Lessons in Moral Courage

Mike Madden’s Students Learn To Not Let History Repeat Itself
Text and photos by Mara Soloway
Once each school year a hallway at Clements High School is transformed into a memorial for victims and survivors of the …

Book Reviews March 2017 Book Reviews March 2017

MY LIFE IN DESIGN
Few individuals in the last century have had such a wide-reaching influence on the way we live our lives than Sir Terence Conran – from how we decorate our homes to our …

A New List for a Shopping Spree of Wine Treasures A New List for a Shopping  Spree of Wine Treasures

The Top 20 Percent Of More Than 300 Wines Recently Tasted
Having written about one famous wine family in the January and February issues (see online at fortbendlifestylesandhomes.com/wine-reviews-by-denman-moody/, I am seriously behind in wine recommendations. …

Genesis G80 and Toyota Corolla iM Genesis G80 and Toyota Corolla iM

GENESIS G80 | Starting Price: $41,000
Genesis is the relatively new luxury car brand from Hyundai. The new G80 is one of the first models to be offered. So now Hyundai/Genesis is similar to Toyota/Lexus or …

A SUPER CITY HOSTS The Super Bowl A SUPER CITY HOSTS The Super Bowl

Houston Gets First-Class Rankings From Outside And From Those Who Know It Best
By Mara Soloway
Houston will host Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium. This most watched of annual sporting events in the …