Swarovski on Display at the Oscars This Weekend

There will be half a million Swarovski crystals on the Dolby Theater stage for every year the Oscars have been presented. That’s 45 million crystals in honor of Oscar’s 90th year. Production designer Derek McLane hand-picked most of the sparklers for the starry proscenium he created for Sunday’s show. He said in an interview Wednesday […]

Boots On for the Rodeo and More Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4, 2018. Take a flower-filled tour through River Oaks, see a Tony Award-winning musical, learn the basics of photography, grow heirloom tomatoes, dance to DJ Steve Aoki, cheer on the Houston Dynamo and more. Shows […]

The Golden Pagoda: Shwedagon Pagoda

The Schwedgon Pagoda (“Pagoda” meaning stupa) is the holiest Buddhist shrine in Myanmar and according to the legend; it was built about 2,500 years ago. However, archaeologists estimate the time period to be between the 6th and 10th centuries. The site is an iconic landmark and sits on top of the Singuttara Hill dominating the […]

How Can You Tell if Silver Items Are Real or Plated?

If you have been wondering if that old tea set or silverware set is possibly worth a fortune, you’re not alone. Here are some ways to help you figure it out. Sterling or plate? Silver plating was created hundred’s of years ago as an inexpensive way for people who could not afford Sterling to still […]

The Mystery Behind The Creation of The Margarita on Margarita Day!

The margarita is often hailed as the quintessential “Mexican” cocktail, but just like cervesa, the origins of the drink are not definitively Mexican. Simply put, no one knows who dreamed up this delicious cocktail – but the stories behind the invention of the margarita are pretty colorful, even though only some of them actually take […]

Norse Myth of Brisingamen, a Necklace and the Goddess Freya Who Loved it

Freya, along with her brother Frey, was a fertility goddess who belonged to the Vanir, but lived with the Aesir faction of the Norse gods.  As well as being a fertility goddess, she was also a goddess of battle.  She was beyond beautiful and had no problem getting men to do things for her.  Over […]

Fun Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, January 25 to Sunday, January 28, 2018. Lace up your roller skates for a ’90s part at the rink, hear a live concert, support Griffs St. Patrick’s Day Parade at a fundraiser, indulge in a wine dinner, go […]

10 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Here are 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner. 1. King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin. […]

What’s Story With This Cryptocurrency Anyway?

Cryptocurrency is a form of digital money that is designed to be secure and, in many cases, anonymous. It is a currency associated with the internet that uses cryptography, the process of converting legible information into an almost uncrackable code, to track purchases and transfers. Cryptography was born out of the need for secure communication […]

Weekend Thaw of Things to Do!

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, January 5 to Sunday, January 7, 2018. Shop for vendors and inspiration at the Bridal Extravaganza, learn how to bullet journal, see superstar Katy Perry perform live, shop for local goods at a market, run in a blacklight […]