Rejuvenated Real Estate
May09

Rejuvenated Real Estate

From May baskets and Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, the month of May has a lot going on. It also happens to be one of the best months to buy a house. Beautiful spring weather—especially before the summer heat and humidity hits in full force—means it’s a better time for house hunting. And of course, new listings begin to pop up like Texas wildflowers. The birds are chirping, the leaves and grass are green, and sunshine...

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A Tribute To Mother’s Day
May09

A Tribute To Mother’s Day

Before there were flowers and brunch reservations and bracelets on the fourth Sunday in Lent, there were women like Ann Reeves Jarvis and Julia Ward Howe who wanted to find a way to join women together in a unified effort following the Civil War. Once a year women in cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston gathered together to listen to sermons, prayers, and hymns to promote peace. Anna Jarvis, Ann’s daughter now...

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A Piece of Spring
May09

A Piece of Spring

A spring swimsuit is a versatile thing, whether matched with a breezy cover up, the rest of an outfit, or worn solo. We’re not quite into the depths of summer yet, but the Texas sun is more than sufficient for an early season splash. Gibson & Latimer – Pique Stripe Plunge $82 La Blanca – Vision Quest Plunge Cross Back Tummy Toner $119 Gossip-Jean’s Addiction Ruffle Off-the-Shoulder $70 Kenneth Cole Reaction-Over the...

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Global Gastronomy
May09

Global Gastronomy

Incorporating the flavors of Asian cuisine in your own kitchen can be a little intimidating at first. But this month we’ll help you discover how to reinterpret a few everyday dishes with some unique twists that you and your family will love. Whether you are hosting a party or planning an easy weeknight meal, we hope we can open your eyes to a whole new world of flavor. Banh Mi Noodles 1 pound ground pork 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled...

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Shoreline & Seafood
May09

Shoreline & Seafood

Eight hours was a long drive, but just doable enough to get through with some sanity intact. That’s one perk of living in northern New Jersey—New England is only a day’s drive away. It was the summer of 2017, and my mom and I were headed out on a road trip to Maine. A big part of our expedition was an impending “mother-daughter lobster crawl.” My mom, of course, was ecstatic over our little escapade. Had I been younger, I probably...

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DNA Demystified
May09

DNA Demystified

Genetic testing involves examining your DNA—the chemical database that carries instructions for your body’s functions—and can reveal changes (mutations) in your genes that may, or may not, cause diseases. The chances of you or your children inheriting some genetic mutation depends on a variety of factors including your parents’ genes, your genes, the disease itself, and mathematical odds. Why test? Genetic testing plays a vital role...

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Jeans + Scenes

If outdoor expeditions are in the mix, odds are that you’re going to reach for a trusty pair of durable jeans. But we’ve come a long way from the workhorse denim of the past. From road trips to nature walks to a day at the ranch, these punched-up pairs will leave you feeling confident that your look is all buttoned up. Chelsea & Violet Cropped Flare, $88 Aberdeen Thrift Hi-Rise Frayed Hem Denim, $138 Gianni Bini Gia Embroidered...

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3 Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2018

When it’s time for a home remodel, specifically of a bathroom or kitchen, many homeowners turn to trendy looks as inspiration. Color, texture and material variance, like using different types of tile, lead the way in this year’s kitchen and bath trends. To help amplify the look and appeal of your space, consider these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry: Try Different Shades White...

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A Camping We Will Go
Apr11

A Camping We Will Go

The weather is changing and the great outdoors are calling! Take your cooking outside this spring with these easy-to-make (and even easier to eat) recipes that taste better when cooked over the hot flames. The only other things you need are the stars. All recipes serve 4. Campfire Sausage and Vegetables 2 links of smoked turkey sausage, cut into rounds 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1 green bell pepper, sliced 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced...

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Lake House Life
Apr11

Lake House Life

Many families in Michigan share a tradition of spending weekends and vacations in cottages adjacent to the state’s collection of lakes. Higgins Lake is considered one of the most spectacular of the inland lakes, and the empty-nesters who commissioned this cottage wanted to be able to share this resource with their large family and many friends. In order to host plenty of guests, the owners requested a large gathering area for cooking,...

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Wear and Tear
Apr11

Wear and Tear

Watching out for common outdoor injuries as you get back to nature this spring. It’s already April, and many of us who have largely hibernated during the winter are again venturing outside to engage in our favorite forms of exercise and recreation. Unfortunately, no matter what you’re up to, there’s always the risk of injury. Fortunately, a little awareness can help keep you both active and injury free. As we all get outdoors this...

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Texas Bluebonnets Beckon
Mar13

Texas Bluebonnets Beckon

The sights of springtime draw near

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Perfectly Perched
Mar13

Perfectly Perched

The approximately 2,580 square foot Perch Haus rests in the heart of East Dallas on the shore of White Rock Lake, bordering the popular 9-mile trail that encircles it.

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Power Bowls
Mar13

Power Bowls

Get bowled over with nutritious meals!

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Splitting Hairs
Mar13

Splitting Hairs

Do these hair myths make the cut?

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Saguaro Oasis
Feb06

Saguaro Oasis

A desert vacation home for four generations of family

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Love it and List it (…or not)
Feb06

Love it and List it (…or not)

Getting your home ready to show—even if you’re the only one looking

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Cooking for Comfort
Feb06

Cooking for Comfort

Whether it’s to a sick loved one or a friend living across the country, send your love with comforting recipes everyone will swoon over.

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The Big Day
Feb06

The Big Day

The truth is that while being engaged and planning a wedding is a beautiful time of life, it’s not always the most fun or romantic.

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Into the Blue
Jan03

Into the Blue

The sea plays a focal role in Ashley Maddox’s home in Cape Town—and not only because it features a 180-degree view of the ocean.

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Sail Into Winter
Jan03

Sail Into Winter

It might just be the best time to take a cruise

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A Resolution to Stick With
Jan03

A Resolution to Stick With

Resolve to keep your other resolutions by caring for yourself first

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Mood Food
Feb01

Mood Food

Perfectly romantic dinner plans Your heart is going pitter patter and you want to make sure that your Valentine plans are not just romantic, but perfect. So what’s the key to planning a great dinner and overall romantic evening during one of the most amorous times of the year? According to statistics by the National Restaurant Association, as many as 70 million Americans will be dining out on February 14. That means you want to make...

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Real Estate Guide

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Chef Tre Wilcox’s Collard Greens
May08

Chef Tre Wilcox’s Collard Greens

Former Top Chef and Iron Chef America contestant Chef Tre Wilcox now exhibits his talents as the executive chef at Marquee Grill in Highland Park Village as well as being the face of Chantal cookware. Tre has won local and national awards for his culinary talents and appreciates the notoriety that comes with celebrity status, but for him—it’s all about the food. “I consider myself an artist,” he said, “and I’m always trying to create...

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NEGATIVE CALORIE FOODS: FACT OR FICTION?
Dec19

NEGATIVE CALORIE FOODS: FACT OR FICTION?

By Katherine Swarts Resolved to take off that bulge? Wondering if eating celery is eating and exercise—if chewing and digesting it really burns more calories than you consume? Don’t replace your exercise program and the rest of your menu, say experts. From Dr. Donald Hensrud of the Mayo Clinic: “There are no reputable scientific studies to prove that certain foods have [a negative-calorie] effect. … Diets that promote eating only a...

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Best Of 2014

To vote in Living Magazine’s Best Of 2014, select your area of residence below:   North Texas South Texas Arlington & Mansfield Champions & Spring Flower Mound Cy-Fair Frisco & Plano Fort Bend County Keller & Haslet Katy Las Colinas & Coppell Kingwood, Atascocita & Humble McKinney & Allen Memorial North Dallas & Park Cities Pearland & Friendswood Northeast Tarrant County The Woodlands...

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