When I was a young reporter at the Tyler Morning Telegraph, many (many, many) years ago, I was assigned to write a story about the Edom Art Festival.
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.
Can’t wait for warmer weather to explore the great outdoors, hit the open road or spend more time in your backyard? While planning your adventures, don’t forget your furry friends who come along for the fun. Your pets love playing and exploring with you, so make sure that they are healthy an…
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.
In complete awe, I stared at the 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 proud…
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.
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.