Living La Pura Vida Living La Pura Vida

The Palms — Luxury oceanfront retreat in exotic Costa Rica
Costa Rica is well known for its stunning natural beauty and La Pura Vida (The Pure Life), a phrase commonly heard around this beautiful, diverse and tropical Central American country which aptly describes the lifestyle here. Costa Rica is small — half the size of Kentucky

Verite Winery Verite Winery

A must-visit for any Oenophiles who find themselves in Sonoma County
By Denman Moody
Author, The Advanced Oenophile
For many generations, it was thought that the first estates of Bordeaux — Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Haut-Brion, Mouton, Ausone, Cheval …

Infiniti JX35 and The 3 Million Mile Volvo: 1966 P1800 Infiniti JX35 and The 3 Million Mile Volvo: 1966 P1800

The styling of the Infiniti JX 35does a good job of de-emphasizing the inherently boxy SUV-like lines of vehicles in this class.

Irv Gordon’s, 3 million mile cherry red 1966 P1800 Volvo.

JACKSON AIR JACKSON AIR

BBB Award For Excellence Winner
Your air conditioning system runs nine to 10 months out of the year. It accounts for about 65% of your electric bill. A new high efficient Trane AC system will make …

Savannah Berry Savannah Berry

She was proclaimed by OK Magazine as the next Carrie Underwood — a bold prediction for sure, but no surprise to many in Fort Bend County where people have known for years that, as a performer, local celebrity Savannah Berry has it all.

A Stunning, Sun-Drenched Abode A Stunning, Sun-Drenched Abode

Gene and Stacey Strouhal have been sweethearts since they attended high school together at Wharton High. Though they went their separate ways for a few years (she attended college at Southwest Texas State; he went …

Scene in the Bend by Kelly Buettner August 2013 Scene in the Bend by Kelly Buettner August 2013

Kelly Buettner reports on Socials, Parties, and Events in Fort Bend!

-Exchange Club of Sugar Land inauguration ceremony
-Mental health American’s Beacon of Hope Banquet
-Scene Around the Bend

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Tales from America’s Appraiser Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Tales from America’s Appraiser

Big Stories of Big Bucks: Tales from America’s Appraiser

I have been serving as America’s Appraiser for many years now. Many people attend my appraisal events with family heirlooms or flea market finds because they know I will tell them the truth about their history

Travis High Theater Students Win State Championship Travis High Theater Students Win State Championship

The One-Act Play champs will be a hard act to follow
By Don Maines
Travis High School won its second state championship of 2013 when theater students performed scenes from Israel Horovitz’s “Unexpected Tenderness” at University Interscholastic …

Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Aug 2013 Fort Bend & Sugar Land Schools, Sports, and Students Aug 2013

LOCAL AUTISTIC TEEN ARTIST RECOGNIZED AT TEXAS SENATE – The Texas Senate recognized 17-year-old  Grant Manier for his outstanding achievements as an artist. Grant is a student at FOCUS Academy who has been diagnosed with …

Happenings Aug 2013 Happenings Aug 2013

FBJSL SUSTAINERS MEMBERSHIP COFFEE
JULY 30
The Fort Bend Junior Service League Sustainers will host its “Come Grow with Us” 2013 Membership Coffee for prospective members on Tuesday, July 30, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the home of Judy …

Isabella Marino is the first to admit she’s not like other fifth-grade girls Isabella Marino is the first to admit she’s not like other fifth-grade girls

Her Career Plans: Computer Programmer or NFL Kicker
By Cindy Ziervogel
Isabella Marino, a fifth-grader in Cornerstone Elementary School’s Gifted and Talented program, is passionate about two things: computer programming and football. It’s a Sunday toss of …

Around The Bend Aug 2013 Around The Bend Aug 2013

COOKIE JOE’S DANCERS SALUTE NATION’S MILITARY. Cookie Joe’s Dance Companies hit a home run at Constellation Field during the second annual Pops in the Park event. Members of the dance school joined the Blue Streak …

Fashion to the Rescue Fashion to the Rescue

As an avid dog lover and owner of four adopted dogs — two pugs and two bulldogs — Katy resident Faith McGary-Sepcic felt called to do something to raise money for animal rescue.

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Danielle & Jesse
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br>Danielle & Jesse

Some things are just meant to go together, like salt and pepper and Danielle and Jesse,” announced officiant Jason Nelson, pastor of Christ United Methodist Church

Business in Fort Bend Aug 2013 Business in Fort Bend Aug 2013

‹Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been recognized as a top-performing hospital in Xerox’s 2012 Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program, based on clinical results across a wide range of measures.The hospital was one …

Terry’s Texas Rangers and the Civil War– Fort Bend County History Terry’s Texas Rangers and the Civil War– Fort Bend County History

By Chris Godbold
While no Civil War battles were fought in Fort Bend County, this area did feel its impact. The majority of capable Fort Bend County men went off to war from 1861-1865 after the …

the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Aug 2013 the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Aug 2013

MY FAVORITE :

• Cat On Treadmill
• Spicy Avocado Deviled Eggs
• No Baker Nutella Cheesecake

Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile! Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile!

Improving Your Appearance with Cosmetic Crowns and Bridges
By Judy Latta
Astrong and healthy smile does wonders for your self-esteem and confidence. While most people are not born with perfect movie-star smiles, advancements in modern dentistry over …

Vision Smarts: UV Awareness Vision Smarts: UV Awareness

How to protect your eyesight today and for the long term
As the summer heats up, more Americans will be heading outdoors to enjoy the sunshine. The public should know, however, that Ultra Violet (UV)-blocking sunglasses …

Fashion Aug 2013 Fashion Aug 2013

SOPHIA WEBSTER

Brighten up your look in a flash with these neon-splashed leather and PVC slingbacks.

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Discoveries Aug 2013 Discoveries Aug 2013

 
KOI DINING TABLE BY BRABBU
KOI carp is a recurring symbol of Japanese culture, highly appreciated for its decorative purposes, not only in water gardens but also in Irezumi practice or, most commonly, in tattoos. Its …

Top 10 Home Improvement Tips Top 10 Home Improvement Tips

Regular maintenance adds value to your investment
By Cheryl Alexander
Your home is one of the single biggest investments you’ll ever make so it only makes sense to make the most of your investment and ensure your …

The Best in Bathroom Design Winners
from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The Best in Bathroom Design Winners <br>from the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Glass in all its glory — hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit — was creatively used by the winning designers in the 2013 Design Comp­etition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The category winners …

Five Tips for Dazzling Dahlias These showy blooms can hold their own in our blistering heat Five Tips for Dazzling Dahlias These showy blooms can hold their own in our blistering heat

For broad-shouldered, showy blooms that can take the summer heat, you can’t beat dahlias. Despite a pop culture reputation for being associated with mystery, there’s no secret to growing these hardy plants. Dahlias perform beautifully …