Houston Maison May/June

Houston Maison May/June

In this issue we'll highlight many of the festivals, concerts, and happenings in Houston for the summer months, transforming your bathroom into a spa like sanctuary (simply), and how to enjoy an Airbnb in elevated style. All this and so much more.

Tropical Vacations

Tropical Vacations

 

You don’t have to fly to Fiji to experience the tropical vacation of your dreams. Sunny getaways are more affordable than ever in warm-weather locales like Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands. Here are 3 tropical destinations that are a lot cheaper than you think.

You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck with these beach destinations without sacrificing that island ambiance.

Cleaning the Air—7 Plants that Purify

Add these seven household plants that NASA scientists have discovered help remove formaldehyde and purify air to your home for a safer, cleaner atmosphere!

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

Mirrors are unusual things. We observe, critique, admire, and—even in some instances—view ourselves in ways which only we can see. From minimal to ornate, round to rectangular, antique to modern, and everything in between, there are possibilities abound to help you see yourself in style.

Spotlight on Downtown

It always seems that downtown is the mecca for any city, and Houston is no different. With a rich nightlife, major sporting events, and chic restaurants, the downtown scene is vibrant and eclectic in the Bayou City. Home to the city’s most prominent politicians and executive juggernauts, pro-athletes and professionals alike, Downtown Houston is practically bursting at the seams with dining, cultural, and outdoor options. Even if you don’t fit into any of those categories, there’s still plenty to love about this neighborhood.

8 Ways to Get Old House Charm

Vintage homes earn their appeal over centuries. Don’t have 100 years to spare? These modern versions of period details give the same look without the wait (or the cost).

Electronics Overload—What To Do With Old Electronics

Perhaps you upgraded this year to some newer and better electronics these year. Well done! But now, you are staring at that island of misfit gadgets in your home. You know, like that cell phone that dates back to the flip era, a laptop that requires regular biceps curls to lug from room to room, or that once cutting edge, three-megapixel digital camera.

5 Pet-Conscious Tips For Valentine’s Days

5 Pet-Conscious Tips For Valentine’s Days

Even if you have a human valentine (or not), your dog/cat has always been there through your best and worst days, and also deserve to feel the love. Here are five great tips that help will keep your pets safe this Valentine’s Day.

Aging in Place

Aging in Place

It’s time to elevate the conversation about aging in place. Forget about grab bars and wheelchair ramps. Those are elements of last resort for “old” people. And who wants to be labeled “old?”

Vitality, Relaxation, and the Great Outdoors

Vitality, Relaxation, and the Great Outdoors

From hues that are bright and vivid to those that convey a sense of earthiness, Pantone’s top 10 colors for 2017 are reminiscent of the colors that surround us in nature. The standout among the—Greenery.

Pause for a Cause: Protector of Giants

Pause for a Cause: Protector of Giants

The once robust population of Africa’s elephants (30 million) has been reduced to about 10 percent of their original population in the last 30 years. Startling statistics show that an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its tusks. At this rate, elephants in the wild will be extinct in 10 to 12 years. But one brave family has been working for decades to stem this tide.

The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

This holiday season, instead of feeling guilty at how much you have instead try a different stance, and alternative mind-set, instead try the completely random notion that you are lucky. Do all you can to help those who will not be having the type of holiday season that you are.