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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Anita & Will
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br> Anita & Will

Photography by Erin Anderson
Anita Lott and Will Jordan met in veterinary college and became “just friends.” But over the course of a year their mutual love of thoroughbred horses sparked a romance… and it was …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
A Big Mistake on eBay
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br> A Big Mistake on eBay

Every one of us has at some point found ourselves with an old bottle in our hands — some older than others. I get questions about how to tell a valuable bottle from a cheap one all the time. I wrote this article based on a cautionary tale that I heard recently.

Patti Smith Enjoys the Best Seat in the House Patti Smith Enjoys the Best Seat in the House

The Woodlands resident is proof that sports can be a beautiful thing
By Tish Williams
Coming up on nearly 20 years in Houston sports broadcasting, Smith has covered them all at one time or another. She …

KONA GRILL
Grand Opening
KONA GRILL </br>  Grand Opening

Kona Grill made a grand entrance into The Woodlands on Dec. 14 with an opening to be remembered. More than 150 guests walked past the large glass doors to a festive sight filled with blue …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Brittany & Travis
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br> Brittany & Travis

photography by Katy Lamb Photography
B rittany Ann Machacek, a track athlete, and Travis Bradshaw, a football player, fell in love at Cy-Fair High School as sophomores. Over the next eight years they “grew up” (and …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Antique Snow Globes
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br>Antique Snow Globes

The history of cookie jars is as diverse and extensive as cookies themselves. Just like nilla wafers, fig newtons, and oreos, cookie jars come in a wide array of shapes, colors, and sizes.

They Call Him “Coach” They Call Him “Coach”

Steve Cribari Teaches Life Skills Along With Golf Skills
By Mike Mead
One of the most recognizable golfers in The Woodlands is Steve Cribari, Head Golf Coach at The Woodlands High School. He came to the area …

Olympic Gold Medalist in a New Stage: Family Life Olympic Gold Medalist in a New Stage: Family Life

Diver Laura Wilkinson Was Undaunted By The Twists And Turns Of International Adoption
By Tish Willliams
Strong. Not afraid. Hard working. That’s how Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Wilkinson describes what it takes to be a great diver, …

Houston Couple’s Product to be Distributed Across Texas Houston Couple’s Product to be Distributed Across Texas

SPIRITS ARE HIGH OVER IZKALI TEQUILA
By Judy Latta
Several years ago, Fort Bend County resident and Monterrey, Mexico native Ignacio Flores recognized a deficiency in the Houston tequila market. Premium tequila was available to consumers if …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Abbey & Corwin
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br> Abbey & Corwin

photography by Chris Bailey
Sweethearts Abbey Matteson and Corwin Ames met through mutual friends. Their budding romance was complicated by long distance, but they navigated college and careers… and celebrated with the wedding of their dreams!
FIRST …

Living the Elusive Dream Living the Elusive Dream

Pro golfer Bobby Gates and his wife Lauren are appreciating the journey 
By Mike Mead
The game of golf has provided The Woodlands residents Lauren and Bobby Gates with experiences that usually take a lifetime’s journey. As …

Life is Heating Up for Connie Reeves Cooke Life is Heating Up for Connie Reeves Cooke

By Melanie Saxton
The Houston author gets a TV series based on her mystery thriller, Cayman Heat 
Houston native Connie Reeves Cooke graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and later attended Dallas Fashion Merchandising College. Little …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Remembering Collectible Cookie Jars
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br>Remembering Collectible Cookie Jars

The history of cookie jars is as diverse and extensive as cookies themselves. Just like nilla wafers, fig newtons, and oreos, cookie jars come in a wide array of shapes, colors, and sizes.

The Woodlands Mall Hosts Holiday Events The Woodlands Mall Hosts Holiday Events

Entertainment for everyone in the family begins Nov. 2
The Woodlands Mall celebrates the holidays with visits from Santa, pajama parties and more merriment for the season:
• On Saturday, Nov. 2, Radio Disney kicks off the …

For the Shoe Lover on Your Gift List For the Shoe Lover on Your Gift List

Art & Sole celebrates spectacular fantasy shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection
Jane Gershon Weitzman’s book, Art & Sole, features shoes made from highly unique materials — feathers, paper, ceramic, metal, resin, playing cards, corrugated cardboard, …

2013 Hometown Heroes Selected 2013 Hometown Heroes Selected

Celebration of  Excellence Gala set for Oct 5
Four individuals and one business have been selected as the 2013 Hometown Heroes. Keith Brumfield, Shelli Moran, Gil Staley, Susan Vreeland-Wendt and CB&I are the honorees who will …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Lighting Your Antiques Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Lighting Your Antiques

Sometimes you can teach an old dog a new trick. In this instance, I am the old dog. After years of working in museums and trying to light a fine work of art or an antique in the most flattering and least damaging way,

The Woodlands: A Case Study of Synergy The Woodlands: A Case Study of Synergy

There Is No Doubt That Golf Course Development Was A Huge Factor In The Master Plan
By Mike Mead
The Woodlands as a master-planned community has been recognized widely for any number of reasons: environmental beauty, recreational …

Chip Winkel Rock Doc Chip Winkel Rock Doc

By Tish Williams
To the Rock Doc, celebrities such as Kid Rock and Steven Tyler are just regular, laid-back guys with a little fatigue.
Woodlands resident Chip Winkel has seen musicians of all stripes as the on-call …

19th Annual Gebert Charity Fundraiser Golf Tournament Set for Oct. 10 19th Annual Gebert Charity Fundraiser Golf Tournament Set for Oct. 10

Event Will Provide Support For The Montgomery County Women’s Center
The arrival of autumn means it’s time to put the 19th Annual Gebert Charity Fundraiser Golf Tournament on the calendar. The Oct. 10 event at Canongate …

MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Leslie & Collin
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br> Leslie & Collin

Color photography by Arthur Garcia of Select Studio
What better time to feature a magical vaudeville masquerade-themed wedding than in our October issue? Two creative soulmates, fashion stylist Leslie Rivas and fashion photographer Collin Kelly, tied …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: How to Tell Crystal from Glass Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: How to Tell Crystal from Glass

Crystal dish by the French collectibles firm, Lalique.

When it comes to glassware, most people think that the best way to spot quality is to “ting” a glass and listen. If you educate your eyes to spot a high quality piece of crystal,