Category: Houston Lifestyle

Tips from an A list designer to make your home Houston Design Savvy!

Good design only comes with a curated layering of collections, textures and materials, an overlapping process that brings energy and soul to a home. That’s the philosophy interior designer Jay Jeffers shares in his debut monograph, Jay Jeffers: Collected Cool: The Art of Bold, Stylish Interiors. Founder of the full-scale Jeffers Design Group based in San Francisco, the Texas native will […]

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Just Sold-5214 Darling St. Houston, Texas 77007

I had the privilege of closing on this home with some friends of ours who just got married. Literally, they flew back from their honeymoon, the house went on the market and we drove over to see it and submitted an offer. Sarah and Kevin were looking for a home with all wood or concrete […]

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Fighting Back During Mosquito Season

No one likes mosquitoes, especially me. But after a warm winter and a rainy spring, they are out in full force. With memories of last summer’s horrific fires still fresh in our minds, the steady rain is a welcome gift. The mosquitoes, however, are not. Some say we’re having one of the worst mosquito seasons […]

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Tips for a Lower Summer Energy Bill

This week’s heat was just a preview of what’s to come in July and August. Houstonians aren’t strangers to triple-digit, summer heat. So when it happens, we sometimes forget that temperatures that high can be expensive, destructive and downright dangerous. Exercisers refuse to skip their evening runs–even if it’s still in the high 90s at […]

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Get Fit, Houston

The new year’s resolution to lose fifteen pounds, eat healthier, exercise daily, etc. might be a cliche. But it’s one cliche to keep around. We need to focus on our health at least one time of year to stay on-track because most of us are too busy, over-worked and over-scheduled the other eleven months for […]

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Neighborhood Crash Course: Midtown

Before the revitalization of the Washington Corridor, Midtown was unchallenged in its position as the hottest neighborhood inside the loop. Now it has a bit of competition. But Midtown is still as cool as it ever was. If you’re looking for a trendy neighborhood where you can see and be seen, you’ll never need to […]

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Neighborhoods Crash Course: Uptown & Galleria

As if one downtown weren’t enough, Houston has two of them. Downtown is literally and figuratively the center of it all. Executives love the glamorous high rises, sky walks, and cool tunnels. But Downtown lacks some essentials necessary for year-round residence. Uptown, on the other hand, has it all. If anything, Houston’s glamorous Uptown neighborhood […]

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Come to Yale Residences

Want to live in the coveted Heights but not ready to commit to a single family home? 2125 Yale promises all the quirky charm of the Heights with the convenience and comfort of an apartment in an area where the bungalow is king and apartments are scarce.

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Best of Houston

So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but it’s November. Yeah. Oh 2010, where hast thou gone? I might be alone in my mourning for a year that is going by entirely too quickly. But on the other hand, I’m just 30 days away from being able to listen to Christmas music with my head […]

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The Run-Around

Whoever said Houston is the fattest city in America clearly never observed Rice University at lunch time on a Tuesday, or even a Wednesday or Thursday, perhaps even a Saturday morning, when the runners come out in droves. This is a city with some seriously dedicated runners, some of them may even be of the […]

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