Here in Houston, we don’t always get to witness the glorious changing of the colors as trees morph into those magnificent reds, oranges and yellows. We usher in the advent of fall in myriad other ways: Texas festivals that celebrate everything from nature’s bounty to local artisans, a reprieve for parents with the return of school, and the promise that the dog days of summer will soon come to an end.
Officially the autumnal equinox is September 22 but this month is generally still a scorcher for us in the Bayou City. Whether you’re on the hunt for a new air conditioning system, or your current unit is sputtering to the finish line, don’t miss our look at HVAC systems in Product. Another great way to dodge the heat is with our hearty and creative summertime salads; read more in Recipe.
Speaking of creative, don’t miss our feature on the upcoming Houston Weird Homes Tour™, with all the wacky and fun decor you’ve come to expect in the tour’s third time at bat locally. We also dig deeper into the remodeling of a 1920s bungalow by 2016 AIA Young Architect of the Year Brett Zamore; he creatively found a way to deal with noise coming from nearby Highway 59. Lastly, we ventured out to Cypress to discover the brand spanking new homes being built at Bridgeland.
It’s hard to imagine that one year ago this month we were still waiting for the floods to recede. Our region certainly took a beating and not everybody has recovered, but we are seeing hope on several fronts. This month’s Gardening section covers plants that weathered the most extreme weather conditions imaginable, and our Project story focuses on one budding architect who created a miniature bistro patio set during Tropical Storm Harvey and dedicated the project to local charities.
There’s nothing more rejuvenating than a good night’s sleep and our Editor’s Picks section has the latest and greatest in bed frames, luxe linens and even cooling technology for mattresses.
From our home to yours,