Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars Fall Zinnias Named Texas Superstars

New Marylandica type forms “mounds of color”
By Robert Burns
What really got the Texas Superstar board members excited about fall zinnias were some new series, including the marylandica types that form disease-resistant “mounds of color,” lasting …

Welcoming Guests for the Holidays Welcoming Guests for the Holidays

Simple Tips To Make Your Home Festive And Inviting
By Janine Godwin, Organizing Designer
Family and friends gathering together during this time of year creates memories that will last a lifetime, and surrounding yourself with those you …

Simple Basics Become Simply Magical This Holiday Season Simple Basics Become Simply Magical This Holiday Season

Courtesy of Family Features
The holidays are that special time of year when ingredients are more than just ingredients — they’re what you make of them. The secret to amazing appeti­zers, memorable meals and fantastic celebra­tions …

Book Reviews December 2014 Book Reviews December 2014

A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS
No one does Christmas like the South, and the editors of Southern Living have outdone themselves this season with their inpirational coffee table book, Christmas All Through The South. Editor-at-large Kim Cross writes, …

Chill Out at Moody Gardens this Holiday Season Chill Out at Moody Gardens this Holiday Season

From ICE LAND To The Ice Age To The Festival Of Lights,
There’s Cool Fun For Everyone
Moody Gardens will transform into the premier holiday destination this season with the debut of two new exhibits: ICE LAND: …

Dinner of the Decade Dinner of the Decade

FABULOUS DISHES, PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS
This $5,000 per couple dinner benefiting the Sheriff’s Foundation, held on Sept. 29, 2012 at the amazing home of Deana and Larry Blackburn — 153 guests seated downstairs — was such …

Lexus IS and Kia Forte Lexus IS and Kia Forte

The recently introduced Generation 3 Lexus IS is a compact luxury sport sedan that is built and equipped to Lexus standards.

The KIA Forte is styled to make a statement. It’s totally modern, non-conformist and quiet attractive.

Catherine Winkle – A Cut Above Catherine Winkle – A Cut Above

Artist creates a rewarding career in papercutting
By Jennifer Heath
A small pair of nail scissors forever changed Catherine Winkler Rayroud.
Growing up in the Swiss Alps, Winkler Rayroud remembers watching a television program about papercutting with her …

LIVED-IN and Luxurious LIVED-IN and Luxurious

Family-friendly home allows both comfort and well-appointed finishes
Achieving the right balance in home design when accommodating active adults and even more active kids is not an easy task. What helps is having a clear vision, …

Jasmine Rogers is a Superstar! Jasmine Rogers is a Superstar!

Austin HS sophomore wows the crowd and takes the 2014 Sugar Land title 
By Melanie Saxton
Photos by Terry Turner Photography
The count down to the 2014 Sugar Land Superstars Finale was a nail-biting and exhilarating experience for …

Happenings October 2014 Happenings October 2014

FBFN FOUNDATION CHARITY EVENT
Fort Bend Friends and Neighbors Foundation (FBFN Foundation) will host its 2014 charity event “Bloom Where You’re Planted ” Friday, Oct. 24 at Safari Texas Ranch at 10 a.m. Jacquie Baly, news …

Iconic Sugar Land Water Tower to Get Facelift Iconic Sugar Land Water Tower to Get Facelift

Restoration and repainting planned for the landmark
Sugar Land’s signature water tower, standing tall since 1924, will receive a complete facelift as the iconic structure is restored and re-painted to serve as one of the signature …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Casey and Morgan
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br>Casey and Morgan

Text by Melanie Saxton | Photos by Derrick Bryant Photography
Childhood friends since fifth grade, Casey Colleen Snyder and William “Morgan” Cole both graduated from high school in 2001. Two years ago this past summer …

Scene in the Bend by Cari Middaugh October 2014 Scene in the Bend by Cari Middaugh October 2014

Dear Readers,
By the time you are reading this, we will be in high gear for the Gala season! I look forward to it all year. I love to see everyone in their tuxedos and gowns …

Couture for the Cause, Oct. 18 Couture for the Cause, Oct. 18

The American Cancer Society and Wealth Design Management have joined together to present Couture for the Cause, a fun and chic fashion show set up by The Phoenix Design Group over a swimming pool. Couture …

Sweetwater Women’s Association Hosts Mother/Daughter Fashion Show Sweetwater Women’s Association Hosts Mother/Daughter Fashion Show

Sweetwater Women’s Association Hosts Mother/Daughter Fashion Show
Amy West
Mistress of Ceremonies 
Sweetwater Women’s Association Annual Mother Daughter Fashion Show was held on August 1 with a presentation of “30 Years of Style”.
The models were dressed in fashion from …

Fashion – Season Accessories October 2014 Fashion –  Season Accessories October 2014

Stella McCartney
Falabella shaggy deer shoulder bag in golden syrup tone featuring a ruthenium chain trim and draw cord strap. stellamccartney.com

Business in Fort Bend Oct 2014 Business in Fort Bend Oct 2014

‹Riverstone
Riverstone is focused on fun and fitness with the hiring of three new staff members. Nick Deacon is Riverstone’s new director of fun, responsible for maintaining a busy calendar of family festivals, community outings and …

Beautiful Beds and Headboards Beautiful Beds and Headboards

Banish that boring boudoir!
By Ruth Towns
Add interest and beauty to your bedroom this fall with the perfect bed! Beds and headboards take center stage in a bedroom and create an opportunity to add ambiance… and …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Art Terms for Novice Collectors
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br> Art Terms for Novice Collectors

Taking the mystery out of various media and materials

The art world can be a mysterious one. If you learn a little bit about the various media and materials used, you can take some of the mystery out of collecting art.

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Oct 2014 the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Oct 2014

MY FAVORITES:

-JJ Watt’s Remarkable Friendship
-Tangerine Pumpkins With Celery Stems
-Basil Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Season Accessories Season Accessories

 
Gold Connection Jewelers
Go bold with the latest gold earrings trends! As the days become shorter and the leaves begin to fall, make a seasonal statement with dramatic dangle earrings. Gold earrings sparkle and draw attention …

What’s New in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment What’s New in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

Research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer is being done in many medical centers throughout the world.