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Ally’s Wish Third Annual Boots & Blessings Gala • Second Annual Farm & Vineyard Faire • TACA Lexus Party on the Green • 12th annual An Evening with a Legend • Targets for Tourettes 2017

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openly admit that I’m more of a football or basketball fan versus baseball. However, with the Houston Astros’ strong start to their 2017 season, it’s possible I might become a convert. My friends tell me that attending a baseball game today is nothing like it was a decade ago—probably the last time I saw a game in person. I hear that ballpark food is abundant, eye-pleasing and downright delicious. However, even with their expanded—and somewhat upscale—cuisine, you can still find a good ole American hot dog. Our friends at B&B Butchers & Restaurant shared with us that opening week at the Houston Astros was inspiration for several of their specialty hot dogs. The Chef Tommy’s Dog with housemade truffle-infused honey and a few other hot dogs caught our attention for our annual “Topping the Texas Grill” (page 31)—all are sure to make your summer grilling “top dog” list. We packed this issue with ideas and inspiration for all you foodies and wine enthusiasts. From “The Perfect Pairing” (page 18) which details wine and outdoor activities to “Wine, Dine and Design” (page 20) to “Cheese, Please!” (page 22) for those on a mission to taste artisan cheeses across the U.S. If you’re into adult desserts then you don’t want to miss our summer top picks of boozy milkshakes in “Sugar, Spice & Everything Spiked” (page 46). For all you food techies, check out the PancakeBot in “Kitchen Tech” (page 54). Think 3D printing for hotcakes! And we couldn’t pass on sharing our fashion inspiration for the summer, see “Summer Whites” (pages 12 and 56). We love the Cristina Sabatini necklace as well as the off-the-shoulder top by Tibi. Polish off the look with hot new beauty products in “New Launches” (page 72) and you’re all set for your Fourth of July jubilee. Bon appétit!

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ROSÉ PAIRING The perfect summer wine is a chilled rose wine. Although, you can’t really tell whether a rose wine is dry or sweet from the color which can make it challenging to know what to pair it with. However, our friends at E. Guigal shared their suggestions. Their E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rosé pairs well with typical warm-weather food such as: charcuterie, grilled barbecue chicken, Tex-Mex grilled fish tacos, grilled vegetable salad and pulled pork. Read more on rosés along with our favorite pairing recipes on prime-living.com.

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ORCHARD RIDGE There are a number of new communities

FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE RESIDENCES ORLANDO AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

Nestled within the Golden Oak residential community at Disney, these unique residences—the first single-family homes in the nationwide portfolio of Four Seasons Private Residences—pave the way for a new kind of luxury lifestyle: one that combines custom-built homes at Walt Disney World with the luxurious hotel amenities of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando. “These unique residences allow families to reimagine their dream home with the traditions of Disney and the ease of Four Seasons’ services, thus redefining the possibilities of true resort living,” said Page Pierce, vice president, Real Estate and Golden Oak Development, LLC. “In addition to the amazing amenities and Disney connectivity offered by Golden Oak, residents have the added lifestyle benefits of unparalleled access to Four Seasons’ amenities. From enjoying our 5-acre water park to having the convenience of in-residence spa treatments, there are many benefits to becoming a Four Seasons Private Residence owner,” said Thomas Steinhauer, regional vice president, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Orlando. orlandoprivateresidences.com >> FOR THE WHISKY CONNOISSEUR

GLENFIDDICH PROJECT XX The second release of the series, Glenfiddich Project XX—a covert operation codenamed XX—is the result of a collaboration between 20 whisky experts from 16 countries around the world who together developed one extraordinary single malt. Each visited the Glenfiddich distillery, selected their favorite cask (20 total), and then Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman performed his magic with a bit of science and skillfully produced the final variant. The Glenfiddich Experimental Series focuses on using unique and innovative production processes to offer a new kind of malt whisky experience. Project XX follows the first malt released from the series, Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish. Deep gold in color, Project XX has the warm summer fruity character of a classic Glenfiddich but then multiple personalities are revealed as the flavor of sweet cinnamon spice, almonds and rich port tannins kick in with the odd hint of liquorice. The recommended serve: Add a sprinkle of water to the outer lip of the glass, dab the glass lightly into a bowl of sea salt flakes, picking up a few flakes. The salt works well with the fruity notes in the blend for an unforeseen enhancement.

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REVOX 7 Texas is home to many leading

industries, including scientific skincare. For more than two decades, Revision Skincare, located outside of Dallas, has provided dermatologists, plastic surgeons and medical spas with clinicallyproven, high-performing skincare products that are made in the USA. Their newest product release— Revox 7—is clinically proven to soften the appearance of expression lines and crow’s feet caused by repeated facial movements. Following a 12-week clinical study Revox 7 was proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes by 30 percent. revisionskincare.com

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popping up around Texas that provide an alternative to the typical suburban lifestyle. Many of these developments are bringing back the concept of creating a sense of “community” through thoughtful design that incorporates walking trails, an abundance of green space and community gardens. East of Liberty Hill, a stately grove of classic oaks stands at the center of Orchard Ridge, a new master-planned community in the Texas Hill Country that offers the experience of small-town living and the serenity of open spaces. The community design incorporates health and wellness into daily life, featuring miles of trails along with community gardens and orchards. The community gardens feature raised planting beds and the original old Aermotor windmill allowing residents to cultivate their own homegrown fruits and vegetables. liveorchardridge.com


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>> FOR THE TRIED AND TRUE CHARDONNAY FAN

BOURBON BARREL-AGED CHARDONNAY

If you prefer a hint of oak and love chardonnay, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Robert Mondavi Private Selection launched a bourbon barrel-aged chardonnay—the first ever chardonnay to blend the craftsmanship of California winemaking with the Southern tradition of bourbon whiskey aging. A golden yellow color with a unique twist on the classic varietal, it yields flavors of grilled pineapple, juicy peach, graham cracker and toffee. Which, when aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels, delivers nuances of toasty oak with vanilla aromas and notes of baking spices. The recommended pairing: English cheddar, roasted pork tenderloin and shrimp scampi. robertmondaviprivateselection.com

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DIABETES BREAKTHROUGH A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in San Antonio, and the novel approach

would also allow Type 2 diabetics to stop insulin shots. The discovery, made at UT Health San Antonio, increases the types of pancreatic cells that secrete insulin. The strategy has cured diabetes in mice. “It worked perfectly,” Dr. Doiron, assistant professor of medicine at UT Health, said. “We cured mice for one year without any side effects. That’s never been seen. But it’s a mouse model, so caution is needed. We want to bring this to large animals that are closer to humans in physiology of the endocrine system.” UT Health San Antonio researchers have a goal to reach human clinical trials in three years, but to do so they must first test the strategy in large-animal studies. The therapy is accomplished by a technique called gene transfer. A virus is used as a vector, or carrier, to introduce selected genes into the pancreas. These genes become incorporated and cause digestive enzymes and other cell types to make insulin. “We don’t need to replicate all of the insulin-making function of beta cells,” Doiron said. “Only 20 percent restoration of this capacity is sufficient for a cure of Type 1.” uthscsa.edu

>> FOR THE ICE CREAM LOVING CALORIE COUNTER

RAINBOW SHERBET BUBBLE BATH MILKSHAKE

Want to celebrate National Ice Cream month this July but don’t want the extra calories? Then you should check out Fizz & Bubble’s Milkshakes. Their Rainbow Sherbet Bubble Bath Milkshake is Fizz & Bubble’s inventive demonstration of what it would be like if you could indulge in the imagined scents of this timeless delight. The child within you will thank you substantially for an experience that will be likened to scooping ice cream out of the tub and stacking them onto waffle cones. Bubble Bath Milkshakes each contain one dozen colorful, moisturizing, fragrance-filled mini bath fizzies. Crowned with a matching mesh sponge, and neatly stored in a dometopped cup, this entire arrangement is always paired off with a theme-based, whimsical straw! fizzandbubble.com

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