"By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.” -Voltaire
What is it about a picnic that makes it so appealing? Perhaps it’s the romantic image of people basking in the sun on a blanket sipping a beverage between bites of delicate morsels of food. Or maybe it’s the lure of eating free from the confines of a chair, a table and a physical structure w…
Crystal River, Florida, the Manatee Capital of the World, attracts visitors from around the globe who come to swim with the lovable, gentle giants. But manatees are not the only attraction in this quirky, eclectic town.
As the head chef at the Horn and Cantle at the Lone Mountain Ranch resort in Montana, Chef Eric Gruber has found a place in the culinary world.
Do you ever dream about riding the range against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains or fishing the same rivers that yesteryear explorers Lewis and Clark crossed on their epic Western journey?
Country singer Aaron Watson and rocker Bret Michaels will headline the musical acts that will perform at the East Texas State Fair this year.
On a dreamy Greek island, Sophie is excited about her wedding and looking forward to her father walking her down the aisle. Unfortunately Sophie’s mother, Donna, won’t tell her who her father is, leaving Sophie to take matters into her own hands.
Kids and adults alike can unravel the secrets of mummies and ancient Egypt in a new exhibit at the Discovery Science Place, 308 N. Broadway Ave. in downtown Tyler.
Make every occasion special by designing and growing containers for summer holidays, weddings, anniversary parties or other special celebrations. Pick a color scheme appropriate for the occasion or a variety of colors and shapes sure to add a festive touch.
Some people have a hard time cooking for just themselves or only two people. Sometimes this situation involves an older person or couple who once cooked bigger meals when their kids were still living at home.
Those who take part in the inaugural The Art of Food & Wine celebration in Edom this year will by paying homage to the town's heritage as an artist enclave oozing with small-town hospitality and creative souls producing art.
An area rug makes an amazing impact in a room. Pulling double duty as functional art, a rug provides visual delight and much-needed comfort under foot.
Summer is a time to explore the great outdoors, hit the open road and spend more time in your backyard. While planning your adventures, don’t forget your furry friends who come along for the fun.
In complete awe, I stare at a worn and tattered flag surrounded by masked people resembling surgeons hovering over it. Much larger than I expected, the flag’s story is even larger. I am looking at the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that Americans cherish and proudly …
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.
Some regard salad as almost an afterthought, a puny starter dish or side that plays the role of an extra in a blockbuster movie. Worse still, salad has traditionally been considered a diet food, something you eat when you are depriving yourself and can’t eat “real food.”
London often is depicted in movies and books as cold, wet and foggy, so when the weather on my first day in this cosmopolitan city was exactly that, it simply met my expectations.
Going through the Smith County Historical Society Museum's current exhibit is like taking a fun-filled trip through decades of pop culture.
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.