As sunlight pours into her second-floor art studio just south of the downtown Tyler square, Rosemary Swann flips through a stack of sketches on a desk.
All across America, families are planning to drive many miles for summer travel. If a road trip lasts more than half a day, the kids begin to get bored and cranky resulting in a lousy experience for all. Here are a few tips and hacks to make the road trip less stressful, more safe and part o…
As winter gradually gives way to spring, thoughts turn to gardening, emerging flowers and spending more time outdoors. What better way to enjoy the bounties of Mother Nature than a trip to a garden or arboretum?
Lifestyles Magazine recently caught up with Kim Holley and Megan Hernandez, the owners of Tyler-based Olive and Home.
It's Friday afternoon at Circle M Crawfish in the little town of Big Sandy and patrons are beginning to pack the benches flanking long rows of tables.
In "Lone Star Impressions: Prints by Peregrine Press," The Tyler Museum of Art starts the new year with a celebration of a legacy that still wields vast influence over the contemporary Texas art scene.
In Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew," a father's rising tensions to marry off his stubborn, eldest daughter, Katherine, comes to a boiling point. Before younger, gentler daughter, Bianca, can marry, their father insists that Katherine marry first.
While viewing Robert Puschautz’s “Madonna of the Roses,” Tyler residents may feel they have a clear symbol of their city’s connection to God’s plan.
The 1930s was the boom decade of East Texas. On Oct. 3, 1930, the Daisy Bradford 3 oil well near Kilgore came in as a gusher and marked the discovery of the largest oilfield in the United States.
This is the season for feeding birds in backyards. During most of the year, birds have ample food sources in nature. However, during winter, when their food becomes scarcer, birds sometimes can use a little help.
Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, sits high in the Andean mountains at an altitude of 9,350 feet. With over 2.6 million people and probably twice as many buildings, the bustling city of colorful homes and graffiti is crammed into a valley.
Who doesn't love a fresh cup of coffee? From a frothy cappuccino with a topping of foamed milk to the satisfying rich taste of a caffee latte, coffee is the choice of many to not only get the morning off to a great start but also as a much-needed afternoon pick-me-up.
It’s no wonder that a good deal of research is conducted to explore culinary trends. Food is big business. Companies that tap into these insights are better prepared to meet customer demands, perhaps even before consumers know exactly what they want.
The start of the year is the perfect time to think about making changes to your home. Your changing story is reflected in your home through the choices of color you make.
Imagine that "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" was really about a baker who made the most fantastic pastries. Think about how wonderful it would be to enter the "factory" and encounter a world of cookies that sparkle from sugar crystals, playful gingerbread boys and girls and pies ooz…
After my husband and I booked a cruise up the coast of Alaska and Canada, we pored through travel guides about the day trips available for passengers. A brochure on the Yukon territory of Canada caught our attention. Trusting the catchy headline "Re-live the Gold Rush on the White Pass &…
An exhibition of more than 80 depictions of Jesus Christ in art across many cultures is drawing patrons to the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens in Monroe, Louisiana.
If you plan to see the art of Abhidnya Ghuge, leave yourself plenty of time. You'll need it. Her detailed prints, woodblock carvings and large assemblages of paper plates demand close inspection, contemplation and a bit of soul searching.
Winter holidays are a time of joyous celebrations, gatherings, generosity and light. Beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with the New Year celebration, holiday traditions include variations of use of light. We enjoy candles on the dinner table, an exquisite menorah, tiny twinkling lights …
The big reveal always sets off a standing ovation and a chorus of oohs and aahs. The climactic moment takes place near the end of the Texas Rose Festival Queen's Coronation, the formal presentation on stage of the rose queen and her court.
The spirit of your home begins with you and where you are in life right now. Contemporary interior design belongs to the now. It's your interpretation and expression of what is trending.
Your sweet tooth gets you in trouble. Think of the healthy-eating setbacks caused by the slice of cake you ate because you were craving something sweet before going to bed.
When I was growing up, my parents restricted my movie-going to mostly Disney-type films. One thing they couldn't do, though, was keep me from reading about other types of movies and their colorful characters.
One of my favorite childhood memories is going apple picking with my family. I distinctly remember the tree limbs thick with leaves and dripping with apples. It was incredibly peaceful in the orchard and as idyllic as a movie set.
When brothers Wes and Brad Ebey get together, the conversation inevitably turns to food — specifically fine dining. Who can blame them. They have been talking about and cooking great food all of their lives.
Bob and Patricia Mathews never have problems with their neighbors. In fact they love it when curious deer who live in the neighboring forest gather in their backyard or the ever-present song birds that nest on their property serenade them every morning.
Nearly 60 years after his death, Frank Lloyd Wright remains famous for trend-setting buildings that are in harmony with their surroundings. More than 300 of his buildings — ranging from private homes to public museums — exist. Here are five of the architect's most iconic buildings.Fallingwater
When I was growing up near Whitehouse, my parents had a large vegetable garden. My brother and I were called on to help plant seeds, keep the weeds and grass out (a never-ending and thankless job) and to harvest the crop. There always was something ready to be picked.
When you dream of summer, do your dreams include wine? If they do, consider making your dreams come true by touring two historic wineries that every oenophile should have on their wine-related bucket list or staying home and enjoying two wines — one from South America and one made right here…
Do you ever struggle with sticking to your exercise and diet routine? One skipped workout leads to another and another and another. Then, before you know it, your fitness progress grinds to a halt.
Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.