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

MY FAVORITES:

-Baby Elephant Falls, is Saved by Parents
-Heavenly Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
-Perfect for Thanksgiving: 5 Fall Sangrias

Ready, Set, Holiday Shop! Ready, Set, Holiday Shop!

Junior League Holiday Market Offers Unique And
One-Of-A-Kind Gifts Nov 21-23
By Tish Williams
Photos by Ruddock Photography
During the mad dash of holiday shopping, there’s one experience that local buyers embrace like an old friend. The 12th …

Holiday Gift Guide Holiday Gift Guide

BOWLERO
If you are looking for a great place to host a holiday party, look no further then Bowlero. The atmosphere is very inviting with the combination of rustic, vintage and modern interior. The executive chef …

Back When … How Magnolia Developed Back When … How Magnolia Developed

By Char Schneider
We all know about the “Austin 300,” but how did Texas grow from there? There were the oil strikes and the cattle drives, but it was the railroads that really made it all …

Diabetes Distress vs. Depression Diabetes Distress vs. Depression

Are People With Type 2 Being Misdiagnosed?
Researchers have long understood there is a strong association between diabetes and depression. But new research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions® earlier this year shows …

Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic Cancer

What’s New In Research And Treatment
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for pancreatic cancer in the United States are for 2014: About 46,420 people (23,530 men and 22,890 women) will be diagnosed with pancreatic …

Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2014 Woodlands Schools, Sports, Students Nov 2014

TWHS STUDENT RECEIVES GRANT
Sarah Kaplan, a Woodlands High School Junior and Member of National Charity League, The Woodlands Chapter, applied for and received a Grant from The Woodlands Chapter of National Charity League to make …

Discoveries Nov 2104 Discoveries Nov 2104

WISTERIA
Elevate your dining experience with the casual elegance of this gorgeous chandelier. The glass makes for a truly spectacular experience—watch the light play around the room, catching on the sparkling glasses, and warming up the …

The Woodlands Business Nov 2014 The Woodlands Business Nov 2014

GRACEPOINT HOMES
Gracepoint Homes has hired local real estate veteran Brooks Valls as its vice president of sales and marketing.
In his new role, Valls will oversee Gracepoint Homes’ sales force and develop marketing strategies to support …

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 …

Book Reviews Nov 2014 Book Reviews Nov 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 …

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.

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, …

International Homebuyers Boost Texas Economy

International Homebuyers Boost Texas Economy
Texas home sales by international homebuyers contributed $11.06 billion to the Texas economy between March 2013 and March 2014 and rose to their highest level in five years, according to the …

Catherine Winkler Rayroud: A Cut Above Catherine Winkler  Rayroud:  A Cut Above

By Jennifer Heath
A Cut Above Artist creates a rewarding career in papercutting
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 …

Meet the 2014 Hometown Heroes Meet the 2014 Hometown Heroes

Honorees will be feted at The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Gala on Oct. 4
Four individuals and one business have been selected as the 2014 Hometown Heroes. Dr. Austin Lane, Brenda Mizell, Jeff Shipley, Bret Strong …

Happenings in The Woodlands Oct 2014 Happenings in The Woodlands Oct 2014

FALL FINE ARTS SHOW
OCT 18
Professional and amateur artists will display paintings, photography, metal-works, sculptures, pottery and more at Market Street’s popular outdoor Fall Fine Arts Show on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. – 7 …