Observing the natural world requires curiosity, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Still, on a birding trip you need more than good character traits. [Read more…]
Warmer weather brings flowy pants, new prints and feminine details
Shoppers ready to embrace warmer weather will have plenty of new styles, colors and prints to pick from this spring as designers push new silhouettes for women’s pants, mix up patterns and emphasize a new palette of hues. [Read more…]
Lakewood Yacht Club welcomes first woman commodore
Joyce Maxwell has more than one claim to fame these days. Growing up in Metropolis, Ill., the adopted home of Superman, was pretty remarkable. So was getting her law degree. [Read more…]
A primer on key groups that keep Mardi Gras rolling
The krewes of Galveston have been masters of the island’s Mardi Gras festivities from the very beginning. [Read more…]
Mardi Gras duchesses and island debutantes must master the ultimate curtsy
Any debutante can perform a simple curtsy. But it takes equal parts grace, flexibility and courage to curtsy in the very extravagant way young Texas women do while being formally presented to society. [Read more…]
Snowbirds make themselves at home on the Texas coast
Fifteen hundred miles away in northern Minnesota, with temperatures below zero and a foot of snow on the ground, Ivy Hanson is dreaming of Galveston.
“I love the island’s warm temperatures and our family of friends,” Hanson said. “It’s the busiest place I live.” [Read more…]
There’s a skill to finding vintage, antique treasures
Legend has it that the pirate Jean Lafitte buried his stash somewhere along the Gulf Coast. That’s why, centuries later, believers still bring metal detectors on vacation. [Read more…]
Season is ablaze with fiery hues
Red is the color of Christmas, love, hot sauce on a tamale and Dorothy’s slippers, to name a few of our favorite things. And it’s one of the hottest colors this winter.
From home goods and handbags to gadgets and glassware, we cherry-picked the sweetest red-hued items at area shops. So, get red-y to shop. [Read more…]
How Texans make the most of Christmas along the coast
When Santa slides to a stop on the upper Texas coast this year, odds are he’ll have on flip-flops and sunscreen. And that’s the way we like it.
With our average December days hovering in the 60s, here are five fun ways to make the most of a coastal Christmas. [Read more…]
A coastal take on holiday cookies
Baking cookies is a holiday tradition on par with hanging stockings, singing songs and building a snowman, albeit the latter is a rare treat here in southeast Texas. [Read more…]