How Art Shapes Our Lives: Style, John Muir, and Redwood

By Sal Maccarone

San Francisco houses

Throughout history major civilizations have impressed the future with their own distinctive style. The best parts of one popular style will often influence another in some fashion. It is the Architectural Revival that makes use of important elements from a previous era.

Image of San Francisco Italianate House.

Italianate house in San Francisco

Italianate, a Renaissance revival style, draws from a wide range of architectural models. Borrowed from the look of classical buildings, the style began to appear in England at the turn of the 19th century. It was not long before the movement spread through all of Europe, and

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Splash into 8 Katy Resort-Style Community Pools


June 12, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

Summer is in full swing in Katy. Most community pools are open though COVID precautions may apply. Many Katy neighborhood amenities include luxurious, resort-style pools that transform a Katy summer day into a memory-filled experience.

Cinco Ranch is one of many Katy communities that offers its residence and their guests resort-style pools. Photo credit- Cinco Ranch by Newland.

The pandemic brought about many changes, but so far, most community pools are reopening this summer for Katy families to enjoy the fun and beat the heat. Residents need to check community

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California appeals judge’s ruling that overturned state’s ban on assault-style weapons

US District Judge Roger Benitez on Friday blocked California from enforcing its ban, saying it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms and deprives Californians from owning assault-style weapons commonly allowed in other states. He granted a 30-day stay on the injunction.
In a press conference Thursday announcing that an appeal has been filed, Bonta, a Democrat, called the judge’s opinion “disturbing and troubling and of great concern.”

“We cannot be and we are not deterred by this ruling,” he said.

Bonta said his office will ask the appeals court to stay the district court’s ruling, which would extend … Read More

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How Kelsea Ballerini Brought Runway Style to the CMT Music Awards

Kelsea Ballerini is ready for her fashion moment. For country fans, the chart-topping 27-year-old singer is a household name, but last night as she hosted the annual CMT Music Awards, Ballerini appealed to the catwalk crowd via daring outfits from designers like LaQuan Smith and Elie Saab. The playful palette of candy shades, chosen by Ballerini and stylist Molly Dickson, added to the evening’s spirited vibe and allowed the star to step outside her comfort zone. “We wanted to lean into bright pops of color to capture the summertime party-esque feel of the show,” shared Ballerini post-event. “Fashion is another

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s best style moments | Gallery

5:56am PDT, Jun 11, 2021

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What does hybrid-office style look like?

A lot has changed for Sarah LaFleur, co-founder of women’s workwear brand M.M.LaFleur, since the pandemic began. She’s been working from home, she became a new mother to three children (one via IVF and two via surrogate, as she told Marie Claire), and her style and size have changed. Now, like many, she’s building an entirely new wardrobe to match her new, post-pandemic life.

“My style has definitely relaxed more, compared to pre-Covid,” she said. “I’m now two sizes above where I was pre-pregnancy. Initially, I thought I would snap back to my original size and continued to squeeze

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