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are—they really, really are. We scour the

city looking for homes from 2,000-square

feet to 6,000 and above. There is no specific style we look for. From art deco, to vintage guru, modern glam, traditional Tuscan, minimalist-modern designs to extravagant gardens and outdoor living, each home that we feature is right here in the El Paso/Las Cruces region. Find that hard to believe? Then it’s time you get to know the design talent living in the Sun City. In this issue, we give a nod to the great Hoover House located in Sunset Heights, where UTEP president Dr. Natalicio resides, as well as the predecessors to her. It is a great piece of El Paso history and you’ll love looking at the pictures as you flip through. With the condition it’s in, you won’t believe how old it is. We also paid tribute to some local artisans in the city and saw what creative things they are doing. This time we spoke with B Brothers Furniture to see what hand-crafted specialties they create—from wine racks to big furniture pieces. Also, if you haven’t heard of living walls, let us be the ones to introduce you to this economic trend. And since it is the summer issue, we also have some fun DIYs that include alcohol and cooling off. With this adult twist on frozen popsicles, your summer parties will be ones to remember (or sometimes forget!). Become inspired as you flip through our pages. Whether you want to try something new with your house, need a new DIY project or want to try out a new recipe for your next hosting event, you’ll find it in this issue. If you know of a home that catches your eye, or of a space that you’d like to see in the pages of The City Spaces, reach out to us. I look forward to each of your letters, attached with pictures of an idea you found on our pages, or a local home retailer who you met after reading one of our articles, or a DIY project that you want to share with our readers, so keep them coming. Enjoy the summer, I know I am!

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n the east side of town, owner/builder of

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upgraded, thanks to the help of interior designer

Denisse Murray and her company Idesign, the added furniture is used to show possibilities to future home owners and shows them something different than the average cookie cutter plans. In the front, your eye catches the nice cantera and stone work. Its properties are unique in that it offers color, texture, durability and a softness that allows for detailed carving and cutting. These along with slopped roofs with timeless and proportional shapes, are some of their signature looks. The concrete roof tile may seem simple, but that is the point. With this form and coloring, it gives the home an individualistic character. The first place you enter is the courtyard by the front door. Here you have the options for decorative materials that suit your taste since it provides a line of separation with the gate and gives you some privacy. Some ideas for using the courtyard’s space could be plants to highlight the neutral tones of the house or maybe even chairs for relaxation and drinking lemonade in the warm El Paso afternoon. Entering the house, you walk into a foyer that gives privacy for the living room. This is the real wow factor of this house. You are welcomed with vaulted ceilings, a fire place, dining area, a kitchen and all the natural lighting you could want. It opens towards the back of the house that will give you access to the patio through a sliding glass door. The first thing you notice when entering the room are the faux beams in the ceiling made from dry wall. To play on the overall theme of the house, a Winter Wonderland, the paint on the beams resemble frosted

Other than the living space, the house has three complete

birch trees. The colors are a big factor for obtaining the

bathrooms, four bedrooms that are a good size, and are

look that they want—natural peaceful and fresh looking.

zoned. Two bedrooms on one side, the master in the back corner with a large bathroom and closet, and another room

While the living space is jaw-dropping, the kitchen is no

with a bathroom that can be used as an office or a guest

sideshow. The kitchen is a two-tone pattern of white

room. The different types of bedrooms demonstrate a

and light gray to be in sync with the theme. While the

variety of possibilities and show versatility of different

appliances are modern, there are some rustic touches like

color palettes. Each person has a different personality and

the herringbone tile on the wall that is beautifully versatile

each room demonstrates that anyone who lives there can

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The bathrooms are similar in style following the winter theme. Sparkling like snowflakes, the countertops are made of white quartz. Each are equipped with a shower, but the master bathroom is a modern take on a snail shower that curves with an open door. The other two have frameless shower doors. Interceramic provided the same herringbone tile in both the bathrooms and living area, to ensure that the house had consistency. Making your way outside to the large covered patio through the glass door in the living area, it can compensate a sitting area, a bar area and grill. Designed for being a great trifecta for entertainment, the patio is great for family get-togethers. As seen through Point Homes’ creative lens, this extraordinary living space aspires to entertain and excite all who enter. For more information please contact Pointe Homes at (915) 790-1515.


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his garden might look a little familiar. When we last saw it,

it was in the winter issue, when

the weather didn’t fully allow the

rose bushes to flourish and the backyard to put its best foot forward. It was still a beautiful space, providing warm earthy colors, but we had to show it again in order to give it complete justice. With a space so heavily influenced by European styles and family gatherings, the garden allows for plenty of room to entertain and also to be inspired by the different elements. The garden is a spacious haven of soft green grass, tall colorful rose bushes, a tranquil waterfall and chickens—yes, chickens. The view doesn’t hurt either. Since the house sits high up on a hill, the backyard overlooks El Paso, providing gorgeous views both day and night. It’s calming and invites you to drink a bottle (not just a glass) of wine while gazing out into the city. Double doors from a cozy, carefully decorated and mature study room lead you outside to this garden of bright greens and reds and pale pinks. It is a picturesque garden, the epitome of a space crafted for ultimate relaxing. You can picture yourself with a book in hand, laying out in the grass—with a portable fan of course, because this weather is not ideal—soaking in the sun. As soon as you step out into the garden, your body immediately relaxes; you begin to inhale and exhale a lot slower, your shoulders drop, and thoughts float away, letting the tranquility of the space take over. The homeowner says that this has been a progress. She reiterates from the last time, that her children have grown up in this house. She feeds the several koi fish that are swimming in the waterfall pond built on the second level of the yard. The waterfall covers up a hideaway seating in the background that connects to the small pond. It’s the perfect place to take

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a late summer nap, the music of the waterfall as the soundtrack to your dreams. The second level is also home to the hearty chickens, who roam around freely, flightless residents of the backyard. They provide the family with eggs that they eat for breakfast. In a dramatic, very European effect, the walls are covered in a beautiful tangle of green vines claiming their property. It looks a lot more lush in this summer season. The homeowner walks around explaining that only recently has she joined the garden club in El Paso, shockingly taking first-place prizes on the plants she submits. You would not be able to tell from her backyard that gardening is a recent love. Another aspect more available in the summer is the pool. What used to be used to throw birthday parties when the kids were younger, has now been a more relaxing focal point to the backyard. Along with the tall trees that provide a cool shade, the pool also offers an alternative for beating the El Paso heat. The homeowner seems very relaxed giving me a walk-through of her backyard paradise. She tells me how the lowest level of the yard is not used too much, but it allows for access to the arroyo where she walks her dogs. Whether you’re a human, fish, chicken, dog, or even a turtle, roaming around this backyard is like being at home. A picturesque sunset is soon to encompass the sky, a view that the homeowner appreciates and can see from the comfort of her perfect garden.

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commonly known as green walls, are planted with a diverse set of plants in a specific configuration to become a beautiful and unique piece of art. Unlike a vertical garden or lawn, these living pieces of art can vary in growth, color and flower to create a completely organic and visually appealing design. They can be found in larger art galleries, and have been designed by esteemed artists for important buildings around the world. Their popularity has been growing in the Northwest and Western United States, as well as within the Southwest region, where succulents are most commonly used due to their longevity and resourcefulness concerning water. While each climate zone requires its own variety of plants, the planting process is for the most part the same in most cases. The plants are grown in soil within bags or blocks that are then installed onto the wall with a simple screen and watering system to keep them upright and sustainable. When done well, interior walls can last for over five years without needing much maintenance or replacement. Living walls serve an important practical purpose. Their main use in urban areas is to reduce the overall temperature in buildings—they serve as external insulation that absorbs solar radiation to keep buildings at, and even cooler than, the ambient temperature. Everyone knows that plants remove carbon dioxide and produce oxygen naturally, though not as many are aware that they also filter and clean pollutants already found in the air. In a country where a reported 80-90% of people spend a significant period of the day inside, an interior and even exterior living wall can help absorb and clean commonly found pollutants. Sick building syndrome, which refers to toxic fumes that are found to be released from the furniture, the décor and even the materials within a building, is considered a significant health issue of modern times that can be solved by living walls. Adding office plants is already a common practice to improve air quality, a purpose that the living wall serves to a much more significant degree. Living walls can be increasingly found in urban areas due to the often abundance of vertical surface area on large buildings, though their popularity in homes and other domestic settings is steadily rising due to their practicality beyond their visual appeal. Studies have shown that being close to nature can significantly increase a person’s wellbeing. Nature in the home has been shown to be calming and to increase comfort levels, and nature in the job can noticeably increase job satisfaction. A cutting edge structure such as a green wall shows that one is committed to their employees’ or family’s wellbeing, as well as to contributing to a healthier environment.

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In this two-story, five-bedroom home, a family of five enjoy

El Pasoans shocked that the homes showcased are really in

breathtaking views, a vegetable garden and a newly renovated space.

El Paso. They are overwhelmed with the designs, structures

Neal Luther, who bought the home for his son and family, renovated

and views that these houses have and are in complete disbelief that

the home with design help from his daughter-in-law, Michelle Clark-

they exist right here in the 915. But it’s true, every magnificent house

Luther. Coming back home after living in Philidelphia for a while, the

that we have decided to profile is right here in the city. How could we

family moved into the home with their three kids.

support our local community if they weren’t? The same goes for this house. Though it looks like it might be found on the outskirts of Los

Moving through the home, you are met with high ceilings, spacious

Angeles, we assure you that it’s not.

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small windows lining the top of multiple walls allow for natural light

to include new sinks and light fixtures. They also have granite

to brilliantly come in.

countertops to create a coherent design throughout the house. Though no change to the structure of the house was done, there

The kitchen is a good focal point. The large island is topped with

was still a lot of work done in order to create an updated, unique

the same off-white and black-speckled granite placed on the grey

space for the family to live in. Whether it’s the outside bathroom with

cabinets. It is light and airy; the color scheme and design was carefully

double sleek white sinks and white cabinets, or the guest bathroom

picked out by Michelle. The adjacent dining room also has elements

downstairs with a bowl-shaped sink and solid granite structure, the

that Neal stated to be some of his favorites. The round light fixture

house does not lack design.

that sits over the round dining table is of note. He also adds that this space has a great view of sunrises and sunsets.

The outside space is just as noteworthy as the inside. To say the yard is spacious would be an understatement. Along with a pool

The entire house got a facelift with newly redone tiles and carpet.

and jacuzzi set, the grass around is plentiful and could easily host

Because Neal is an industrial contractor, he didn’t have to hire a

family birthday parties and get-togethers. For enjoying the summer

contractor for the house work. All of the bathrooms were remodeled

nights, there is an outdoor kitchen and grill for cooking out. The patio

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TRAVEL LIKE AN EXPLORER STAY LIKE A LOCAL Rooftop pool view over the city skyscape Eat at The Downtowner Restaurant HOTEL INDIGO 325 N. Kansas St., El Paso, TX 79901 (915) 532-5200

area also has a fountain with beautiful tile design in blue and sea-foam green. It is a great eye-catching display against the rest of the neutral colors. Another great design element is found when you look up. Great wood beams line the ceiling in triangular designs, standing out against the stone arches. Just behind the pool is an area containing the basketball court, playground and volleyball court. Behind that, a tall black iron gate leads you to the vegetable garden complete with fruit trees. It is any “farm-to-table” person’s dream. Though the house is supplied with city water, the property also has a well for the family to source water from. www.thecitymagazineelp.com

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Maybe it’ll be the square footage, the large land that the house sits on, or the beautiful design elements that will have you in disbelief that this home is in El Paso—but it is. And even more shockingly, it is now available for you to call it your new mansion. This home is currently for sale. For information contact: Ellen Speights, Realtor/Broker 915-525-0413

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Sure, the thought of cutting glass may seem intimidating, but rest assured this DIY will layout everything you need to calm your nerves and avoid any accidents you think may occur. Ready? To begin, decide what type of geometric shape you’d like to create. Then, go ahead and find yourself a basic, simple, unused mirror that you won’t mind chopping up. Depending on your chosen shape— like an octagon or emerald—be sure to adjust the measurements accordingly. In your list of supplies and tools, have a glass cutting tool in reach along with: A ruler A permanent marker An X-ACTO knife or blade Contact paper Metallic and/or gold spray paint Glove and safety glasses for your protection For this DIY, we’ll focus on creating an octagon-shaped mirror. Start by measuring and marking each side of the mirror equally to square it off. Using your marker and glass cutting tool, begin cutting down the marked lines. www.thecitymagazineelp.com

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After, you want to place the mirror on the edge of a table, using the

Next, cover your mirror with contact paper and begin drawing

previously marked lines as a reference to gently and carefully push

your gem lines. Then get your X-ACTO knife to cut to out all the

down on the mirror until the pieces break off– you should be left with

lines. You want to peel off the lines you’ve created to expose the

a square shaped mirror.

mirror underneath.

Once you’ve faced the fear of cutting glass for the first time, and

Finally, grab you’re can of spray paint and begin spraying the mirror.

hopefully making it out with no accidents, regain your glass-cutting

Once it’s completely been sprayed, you’ll want to use your X-ACTO

confidence and do it again. This time, to create the perfectly fun-

knife to peel of the rest of the contact paper.

shaped selfie mirror. Repeat the steps; measure, mark and snap off the pieces of the mirror to achieve the desired shape.

Just like unwrapping a present, your new geometric mirror will be revealed. You’ve become a glass-cutting pro! Now find a bare wall to hang your mirror and flaunt your skills!

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here once was a boy who received a telescope as

While this is only a story, many deaf people wish this was a reality.

a birthday gift from his parents. One night while

According to the research institute at Gallaudet University, two to

examining the sky through the telescope, he sees a planet

four of every 1,000 people in the United States are “functionally

that appears like planet Earth and quickly alerted everyone

deaf.” Many struggle to find a sense of community anywhere. While

only to find that no one believed him. As the boy grew

pointing towards something on a menu, or writing something down

older, he studied aerospace and thus built a rocket ship in

only goes so far, the rest of the United States who aren’t deaf have

his garage. Finally ready to fly, the young man shot into space. Upon

a tough time with those who are. While we are slowly progressing

arriving on the new planet, he landed near a town and walked into

towards learning about the beauty of the deaf culture, we, here in El

the nearest restaurant to eat. Famished and tired, the man mentions

Paso, are moving a step closer through our version of a Planet Eyeth.

to the waitress that he could not hear. She responds in sign language and points the man in the direction of the menu monitor before

Dr. Don Cabbage, certified sign language interpreter, is the founder

leaving the table. Leaving the restaurant, he spots a bank robbery

of a non-profit organization serving deaf and hearing communities

in action. The man noticed the policemen signing to each other as

known as the World Mission Society. With his wife Betty, son Phil

they communicated. Looking across the street, he sees another

and their large team, they will be introducing the very first “Deafville”

set of individuals signing to each other. Puzzled, he walks towards

in El Paso. This community, which is under construction in the Village

someone explaining he is from the Planet Earth. The man responds,

of Rio Valley in northwest El Paso, offers deaf-friendly homes.

“Welcome son, you have landed on Planet Eyeth. This is the land where the ability to hear and speak are no longer necessary!”

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“We gave an idea about ‘Deafville’—that the deaf have a strong

small businesses to open within the community—restaurants, coffee

identity with each other. So, the concept is to have an area that’s a

shops, boutiques, and others, Dr. Cabbage and his team aim to have

deaf-friendly community where deaf people are welcome and people

at least one deaf person or an interpreter present inside the business

who know sign language are welcome,” says Dr. Cabbage.

in order to assist the deaf with their needs.

With a two-year long research of the El Paso deaf community, Dr.

Help the World Foundation, who are advocates and assistants for

Cabbage found that his home was the perfect location for an idea like this.

the deaf community and veterans, are excited to see this project

Investors were brought in after presenting the market of the deaf, and

grow. In a news release, Director Mari Anna Johnson says, “We are

ultimately achieved their goal to begin the creation of the first “Deafville”

tremendously excited about this pilot program for housing with special

in Texas. Turning the word loose, they began to build excitement among

accommodations for the deaf.”

the deaf in El Paso. In future prospects, El Paso moves in the right direction through With 150 units available in the Rio Valley area, Dr. Cabbage worked

“Deafville.” Changing the way we develop housing, we are also

with Canadian based company MgO Systems. They plan to build

growing with a stronger sense of community by bringing everyone

with a DeafSpace design, which are guidelines to improve how

together. Slowly flourishing into our own version of Planet Eyeth, we

deaf people interact with their homes floor plan—energy efficient

are moving closer to understanding the deaf culture.

homes with open spaces, assistive aids such as flashing lights for the doorbell, video intercoms, and other features. Also, welcoming

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hether or not Prosecco popsicles sounds familiar, it all began with POPS. It was launched in June 2014

by two old school friends, James and Harry, who saw

a gap in the market for a contemporary, unique and

fun concept. With a vision to incorporate the nostalgia

of a popsicle with the luxury attributes associated with

Champagne, the world’s first Champagne ice popsicle, CLASSIC, was born. Not stopping there, in April 2015, POPS introduced new products like BELLINI and MOSCOW MULE. Being such a hit everyone wanted these frozen treats. However, for us in the States, they were difficult to come by. Luckily, this summer season, Prosecco popsicles are now available in the United States and people are taking advantage of it. An example of one of these companies is FrutaPops. They have a wide variety of different alcohol choices and flavor combinations that would be great for any friend’s day out. However, they are not the most frugal of party supplies. An example would be if you wanted to purchase a twelve pack of Sparkling Prosecco POPs that would cost you $60. If you want to experience the buzz of these flavorful party starters, without making your wallet cry, you can always make your own. You may not have the fancy push pop wrapping, but you will have all the tasty fun that you can personally customize. Here are some recipes that you can try out for your next get together:

Classic Prosecco Pops Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups fresh chopped fruit (such as: mango, pineapple, strawberries, watermelon, etc.) 1/2 cups simple syrup 1/2 cup Prosecco (or any other of your favorite sparkling wines) Juice one lime/lemon (optional) Steps: 1. Pulse fruits of choice in a blender or food processor until pureed and juice-like, about one minute. 2. Combine fruit mixture, simple syrup, Prosecco, and citrus juice with a whisk in a medium bowl. Let stand until bubbles from Prosecco subside. 3. Pour mixture evenly into popsicle molds. Insert an ice pop stick into each mold. Freeze for eight hours or overnight.

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Jalapeno Mango Margarita Pops Ingredients:

Steps:

For the jalapeño-infused tequila

For the jalapeño-infused tequila

1 jalapeño pepper, sliced length-wise

1. In a container with a lid, combine sliced jalapeño

1/2 cup silver tequila

and tequila. Cover and allow to infuse for at least six hours before using.

For the margarita popsicles 4 cups diced mango

For the margarita popsicles

1/2 cup lime juice

1. In a large blender, blend mango, lime juice, and

1/2 cup powdered sugar

powdered sugar on high until smooth (about one

Pinch cayenne pepper

minute). Stir in jalapeño tequila.

6 tablespoons jalapeño tequila

2. Pour into a 10-popsicle mold, fit with sticks, and

(from above)

freeze for at least six hours, preferably overnight, or as an ice cube alternative in a margarita! 3. Once completely frozen, remove

Now that you have some starting recipes to beat the heat, enjoy your fun treat. But make sure to not mix up your POPS with your kid’s popsicles, that won’t be as fun.

popsicles from molds and serve. Can be eaten on their own.

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ou may have passed by a time or two, but never recognized the significance

of the cream-colored mansion in Kern Place. Built in 1917, the Hoover House—

the stately residence on Cincinnati Avenue—is steeped in University of Texas at El Paso history and legend, and it’s celebrating its 100th birthday this year.

Named after the family that donated it to the university, the mansion has been home to five UTEP presidents, including the current resident, Diana Natalicio, who is the longestserving president in UTEP’s history. “For me, it’s far bigger and more elegant than any house I expected to live in when I was growing up,” said President Natalicio. “It is a truly beautiful residence and I am so fortunate to have had an opportunity to live here.”

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The property is located at 711 Cincinnati, just a short distance from the UTEP campus. While the Kern area is popular and populated today, black and white photos illustrate that wasn’t always the case. “Kern Place was not filled with green grass and leafy trees as it is now. It was a desert mesa like most of the surrounding terrain in this region. As the city moved up the mountain from the Rio Grande, Kern Place began to develop,” said President Natalicio. Double doors welcome guests into the grand entrance on the first floor, where you’ll walk onto the home’s beautiful hardwood floors. In the center of the dining room floors, a trapdoor that leads to storage space—a location rumored to have stored spirits during the Prohibition. A library with displays showcasing gifts to the current president, including baseball memorabilia and a sunroom—originally a covered porch—also comprise the home. Among that is a living room that features an elaborately carved fireplace mantle; a music room with its original ceramic floor tile; and the kitchen. The mansion’s second level serves as the living quarters for Natalicio, who moved into the home in 1988. “We have some original photographs of both the interior and exterior of the house, and it is easy to see that today’s house is basically the same as it was then. We are always very respectful of the historic nature of the property, so we don’t do a lot of remodeling or restructuring,” explained Natalicio. “We’ve tried to leave it pretty much intact.” Minor changes made include additional windows for light and upgrades in the kitchen to accommodate catering for large events. A treat for event guests is the shaded outdoor patio area in the backyard that is accompanied by a pool. Another room to note is the home’s garage. It was originally designed to accommodate two horse stalls since horse-drawn carriages were a means of transportation at the time the house was built in 1917. Playing a dual role for UTEP, as both a residence and a center of hospitality, the Hoover House has hosted many prominent visitors, including: former Governor Ann Richards, Senator Lamar Alexander and former First Lady Laura Bush. It also serves as the setting for many celebratory and ceremonial UTEP events such as the annual Student Government Association swearing-in ceremony, to receptions recognizing faculty and staff achievements. “The Hoover House is not only a historic property but a place where university history is made,” said the president. “Each year, we welcome UTEP students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends and supporters to a variety of events held in this beautiful residence. For me, it is an honor and privilege to live in UTEP’s official home, and a great pleasure to open its doors to share so many of the university’s happiest occasions with our UTEP family and friends, as well as community members and visitors from across the world.” Long before Hoover House became an iconic fixture in Miner life, the house and UTEP already shared traces of a common history.

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The house was built by Richard M. Dudley, a banker who became a

No matter how many times President Natalicio recounts the

Texas legislator and El Paso mayor, and his wife, Frances. The El Paso

residence’s story, she always emphasizes the home is a symbol of

Herald described it as “one of the most beautiful homes in El Paso.”

the value of education. She said, “What I always say to students is ‘I

Richard co-authored the bill to fund the construction of the new State

didn’t come to live in this beautiful residence because I got rich and

School of Mines and Metallurgy, now UTEP, after the original campus

bought it. I came to live here because I got an education and someone

near Ft. Bliss was destroyed by a fire in 1916.

invited me to live here. That’s the true power of education.”

In 1930, five years after his death, Mrs. Frances Dudley sold the home to Rosario Campo de Fernandez Blanco and her husband Tomás F. Blanco, a wealthy brewer from Mexico. Nine years later, the Internal Revenue Service took possession of the home for nonpayment of taxes. Robert Thompson Hoover, a prominent local cotton merchant, purchased it in 1944 for $14,000. His widow, Mrs. Louisiana Hoover, donated the house to the university in 1965.

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emember the old saying: “A picture is worth a thousand

Many of us also take family portraits and place them on the mantle.

words?” This is especially true when it comes to using

Be cautious with this as fire places are a fire element—if lit too long

photographs and artwork in your home. A single piece can

and too often, it can begin to deplete health. Some examples of fire

make you and your visitors feel a thousand different ways.

element related issues can be inflammation and migraines. Photos

Considering the meaning and symbolism of the

surrounding fire elements can also prompt aggression. A less common

images, as well recognizing the significance of locations

place for photos is in the bathroom. This is to be avoided as the water

in your home, is key when it comes to getting it right. Here are some

energy in the area can be draining and cause digestive issues.

tips to consider when placing your pictures and artwork. If you do not enjoy placing photos in your home it is still important Beginning with the bedroom, one major Feng Shui faux-pa is to place

to consider the significance of your artwork. It is important that you

photos of your loved ones in the bedroom. Your bedroom should be

do not place dark or moody images as it is subliminally draining

your sanctuary—a place to renew your spirit, rest our bodies—and

your energy. Items should be uplifting and invoke positive feelings.

if we have a partner, to be intimate with them. Having pictures of

Balancing masculinity and femininity is also key; doing so ensures a

say, your grandparents, in your room while being intimate with your

comfortable environment for men and women.

partner can be intrusive. Family photos should be placed in the living or family room. Decorating community areas with family photos

Finally, artwork, photos, and their placement can directly impact your

brings a sense of warmth and is inviting.

dreams and desires in life. The most common thing I find in Feng Shui consultations is people seeking a partner. What I often find when

The one and only exception to the bedroom rule is to have photos of

assessing the home is photos of the person by themselves or artwork

loved ones in the rooms of children. Family pictures in a young child’s

of solitary items. My first piece of advice is always the same: decorate

room are considered beneficial as they provide a sense of support.

in twos! This is easily done and is a simple and effective fix. If you love

For example, if one of the parents is away because of work, having

photos, try putting up a photo of a successful couple you’ve admired.

their photo there will give the child comfort and make their presence

This will invite the energy of what you are desiring in your life. Again,

be felt even if they aren’t physically there.

should you not want to use photos, consider a painting of two flowers or two trees as they both represent partnerships.

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It’s one thing to travel and visit a beautiful place, it’s another to consume the flavor and scenery of that destination. While the world holds restaurants that serve unique and exotic cuisine, not all can measure up to the restaurants with gasp-inducing sights. While beauty is not everything, it doesn’t hinder the experience either since it’s not much of an experience if you are staring at a back-alley wall throughout your meal. If you find yourself in these parts of the world these are the top ten amazing restaurants with an unforgettable view. 88

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Sky Restaurant 634 in Tokyo, Japan

Ristorante La Sponda in Positano, Italy

With “634” standing for the Japanese word Mu-sa-shi, the Sky

Infused by the leisured elegance of Positano’s dolce vita, La Sponda

Restaurant is located in Tokyo’s Skytree building. It is at 345-meters

is illuminated, in the evening, by four hundred candles that create an

above the ground that be used for not only a restaurant, but as an

unforgettable atmosphere. In their Champagne & Oyster Bar you will

observatory overlooking the city. If you visit on a good day you can

enjoy stunning views over Positano itself. The pool terrace is also

catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji and at night, the nocturnal landscape is

full of lemon trees and flowers while at the bar tables, you will be

decorated with the city’s lights.

overlooking the sea and shaded by a bamboo awning.

La View in Ubud, Bali A part of the Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa, the La View Restaurant is a charming split-level setting with outdoor terrace for intimate wining and dining. And with a reservation, they provide unique dining locations with equally breath-taking views. The Bird Nest a unique natural setting where you feel like butterflies flying over the Ayung River Valley. Their Private Infinity Pool and Eagle’s Nest is against a natural backdrop of timeless woodland greenery and

Hotel Edelweiss in Mürren, Switzerland The restaurant suggests enjoying a meal alongside the beautiful, redorange colored mountain peaks at sunset. The most popular location, with the best view, is their sun terrace. With a capacity of 80 seats, it offers breathtaking views of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountain range as well as stunning open views of the surrounding Swiss Alps.

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Altitude at Shangri-La in Sydney, Australia Voted Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year for Australia, Sydney in 2017 by the UK Luxury Travel Guide, the Altitude Restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows allow diners to enjoy outstanding Sydney Harbor views as an accompaniment to the finest contemporary Australian cuisine.

Le Jules Verne in Paris, France Opened in June 2007, you can dine on contemporary French cuisine in landmark that is overlooking the most spectacular view of Paris. During the day, natural light pours throughout the restaurant. In the evening, the atmosphere becomes more muted, more sensual. Interior designer Patrick Jouin explains: “I imagined a whole range of emotions composed of a number of intense moments and a decor that awakens a sense of escapism ...”

Soho House in West Hollywood, California

Skyline Restaurant in Queenstown, New Zealand

The West Hollywood location of the Soho House rooftop garden

Tempt yourself with a sumptuous buffet lunch or dinner at Skyline’s

dining is opened year-round. Not only do you get a stunning view of

Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar at the top of the Gondola. As you dine,

the vast landscape of West Hollywood, but you are also enveloped

the panoramic view from their windows will captivate you day or

by beautiful trees that bring a refreshing breath to the usual dining

night. It’s the ideal place for that special night out and the best place

experience.

in Queenstown to watch the sun go down.

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Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in Rangali Island, Maldives

Asiate in New York, New York The focal point of the restaurant was inspired by its panoramic city views with an incredible tree-branch sculpture symbolizing trees in

Translated as the Mother of Pearl of restaurants, this dining experience,

winter. While the inside is beautiful, you will enjoy the stupendous

which was rated “the most beautiful restaurant in the world” by the

views over Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood and Central

New York Daily News in 2014, Ithaa sits five-meters below the surface,

Park both in the main restaurant and their private dining room.

offering 180-degree panoramic views of the vibrant coral gardens surrounding it. 16-feet below sea level, the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant is truly a unique and unforgettable experience.

Now that you have your bucket list of eye appealing restaurants, you must remember to not get too caught up in these life changing sceneries. Unless you want your food to get cold.

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ecorating in any home can be difficult. Whether you are shopping at a high-end furniture store or scouting a thrifty inexpensive piece, finding something that is

unique to your style is hard to find.

Have you considered purchasing a custom piece? B Brothers

Furniture in El Paso may be the answer to all your custom design needs. A custom design is the best way to reflect who you are. It showcases your personality through its appearance, and quite frankly, no one will own anything like it. So head on over to our home décor Pinterest board and gather all the inspiration you need to begin drafting ideas on a new, refreshing, perfect piece of furniture for your home. Once you have your ideas laid out, take them to B Brothers Furniture where they can help you create your new handcrafted design. Specializing in modern, industrial and rustic design, B Brothers Furniture have emerged into the El Paso scene and are ready to place their creations inside your home. B Brothers Furniture established themselves in 2014. At a young age, brothers Irvin and Sam Banuelos, were introduced to working with frames and demolition by their father who owns a construction company. After witnessing his father constructing legs for a dinning table, Irvin became interested in crafting and woodwork and decided that this was the path he wanted to take. “I loved the fact that you could take a rough piece of wood and turn it into something beautiful. That’s what turned me to start woodworking. I wanted to make something that would catch people’s attention but also to serve a purpose,” says Irvin. Finding inspiration in the wood in itself is what makes B Brothers pieces special. Among knotty alder, maple and oak, B Brothers favorite material to use is reclaimed wood. www.thecitymagazineelp.com

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“Reclaimed wood has a certain personality and character that develops over time,” Irvin explains. Although, they hold the customer’s preference, taste and choice of material above all. When compared to other craftsmen, B Brothers take pride in what they do. B Brothers take the time to better themselves and their furniture. They guarantee that their designs will last many years with no problems by using the best joinery in every piece. They also take steps to understand how wood reacts if it were to expand or contract. Irvin says patience, time and practice are the most important skills in his work. “As a woodworker, there are always new skills you can learn to better yourself. For me, it’s a never-ending process, but it’s something I really enjoy,” he says. B Brothers hope that their creations bring people together. Whether it’s having people gather at one of their dining tables or a picnic bench outside, seeing their customers happy and satisfied is what motivates them to continue their work. “El Pasoans should support local craftsmen and artist. They not only help their community, but also themselves by buying quality items that will surpass the life of many storebought products,” says Irvin. B Brothers Furniture are happy to share their creations with El Paso and are looking forward to sharing their work in your homes.

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alking through the streets of Toronto, going from

The most recognizable element of Toronto is the CN Tower, aptly

neighborhood to neighborhood, is a master class in

“towering” over the skyline, it is an attraction no visit to the city would

tolerance and acceptance of the world’s different

be complete without. Admittedly a mostly tourist-oriented feature, there’s

peoples. Coming in as Canada’s largest city with the

no denying that a view from the tallest free-standing structure in the

largest population, it’s still possible to have a great understanding of

Western Hemisphere is one that simply cannot be passed by. Home to

the city and what it has to offer over a long weekend.

one of the best restaurants in Toronto, a reservation is certainly in order. For the daredevils and thrill seekers, the edge walk gives you a completely

While it may be tempting to trek through downtown as soon as you

unobstructed view of the city directly below you as well as Lake Ontario,

land and visit the seemingly endless array of specialty shops, the best

while hanging by a harness at the tower’s edge, reservation also required.

way to take in a city for the first time is to simply step back and admire

For those museum buffs, the Royal Ontario Museum has it all, history,

it from a distance. This is what creates an everlasting memory you can

art, biology (they have taxidermy of every animal you didn’t know

recall whenever it beckons to you. This place, is the Toronto Island.

existed), geology and a timeline of the country up until contemporary

Sitting on the northern edge of Lake Ontario, the ferry ride there gives

times. With a captivating exterior, it’s difficult to imagine the inside

you an opportunity to witness the iconic skyline in all its glory. During

being any less interesting. There truly is a place for everyone in the

sunset, the vibrant colors frame the city’s towering skyscrapers as all

museum, if not, a visit to the friendly neighborhood T-rex fossil is

of the lights begin to glimmer for what seems to be a free lightshow.

definitely worth the trip.

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One standout feature of the city is its highly efficient and convenient public transit system (TTC), with the program consisting of subways, buses, streetcars, and dozens of bike share stations throughout the city and its outskirts. And with the city’s grid plan structure, most of your destinations are only as complicated as a couple of turns. Try picking up a Presto card upon arrival to Toronto-Pearson airport or Union Station to use at all public transit options. During early spring, visit High Park for a chance to witness the blooming cherry blossom trees. The vibrant white and pink blossoms attract tourist as well as locals to the park to capture the annual occurrence. Visit during low-density hours and enjoy a picnic with fresh foods from St. Lawrence Market, the city’s oldest market, founded in 1803. For a satisfying breakfast or Sunday brunch, travel north of old-town Toronto to St. Clair Avenue. The east-west strip is saturated with classic home-style Canadian cooking. Stop by Starving Artist and order an eggs benny on waffles for a filling and absolutely satisfying meal, and of course, don’t forget the mimosa. During the later hours, visit Ossington Avenue for a multitude of bars where the city’s diverse population gathers to simply have a good time, with drinks of course. Looking for a hassle-free itinerary? Pre-purchase a Toronto CityPASS and skip the lines to all of Toronto’s most popular spots. The pass gives you access to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Ontario Science Center, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto Zoo. At $66 USD and the convenience and line-skipping privilege, the pass is a very low price to pay for an entire weekend’s

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s the sun beams down on our Sun City, there is nothing more satisfying than retreating from the heat into a cool, shaded area. Whether that’s outside or in, amp up your area with a whimsical play on light and shadows through these unique panels.  The company Parasoleil is the most popular creator of these panel designs. Intricately cut from copper or metal, these panels have a mesmerizing affect with their interesting patterns and designs that allow light to flow through them. Homeowners have the option to use the panels as shade for their backyards, railing for inside staircases and balconies, or as a creative way to divide up a room when privacy is needed. Don’t be alarmed by the strong El Paso winds that roll around in March or in the rainy season we experience in July—these panels are weather resistant,

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Summer, 2017 durable and long lasting. Made from recycled materials, they are the perfect way to create a bright and airy space to compliment your home. Here is some inspiration on how to incorporate these unique panels with your home. As mentioned before, the El Paso heat can be exhausting. Shy away from the sun by dressing up your porch’s rooftop with these stylish panels. These whimsical patterns will cast eye-catching shadows below you and will be all the rage when hosting outdoor events and parties. If you’re looking to relax after a hard day’s work, you can also relax on your patio, sit below the rooftop and allow the night’s sky to shine through.  Although large open spaces are the new trend in home design, having the option to designate a private space is always convenient. These panels, that can be designed as room dividers, are great for creating a quiet area between kitchens and living rooms when family gatherings get too rowdy. You can set up a division for a small office or reading nook without blocking any light. These panels can also be a quick fix to hiding any eye-sores or messes that you may have inside your home. There are many other options to make good

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use of these panels—you are only limited by your creativity! If you’re looking to upgrade your staircase, these panels are another great replacement to consider in place of traditional balusters. Find your artistic side and consider using them as indoor/outdoor wall décor. Whether you decide to use these panels decoratively, for shade, or for privacy, they will not fail at beautifying your home or garden.

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The ABC’s of Your College Fund | By: KEVIN O’NEILL |

Starting a family involves a lot of exciting decisions! Choosing your baby’s name, picking a great school district, decorating the nursery and so much more. But in many cases, people are so busy with their new family, they tend to forget about one of the most significant decisions for their child’s future and that is college!

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college debt. The good news is, both of these scenarios can be avoided.

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have on your day-to-day lifestyle. ‘Baby steps’ are what it’s all about because you have plenty of other money matters on your plate, so why wait? Whether you choose to take advantage of IRA’s, Educational Savings Plans or the Texas 529 College Savings Plan, a good financial advisor can help you to develop a customized strategy that works with your unique set of circumstances and ensures that your child’s educational needs are properly met. Getting ready for college, preparing for retirement, establishing your financial safety net, protecting you family with life insurance too … it’s all part of your unique financial plan. Finding the right balance isn’t easy but putting a plan into action and attaining financial confidence is exactly what O’Neill Financial Planning can help you do.

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ant to eat light, low-calorie and nutritious food, but

that help keep your body healthy and active. This also adds to the

have little time on hand? Then, you can prepare a

longevity and anti-aging process of the body. These wonderful fruits

Light Berry-Kiwi Avocado Salad, or even a Mixed

can help in maintaining healthy joint, cardiovascular and immune

Greens-Heirloom Tomato Feta Salad. These salads are packed with

system functions as well. Mixed greens and heirloom tomatoes are

nutrients that have a cooling effect on the body that will not only satisfy

essential for good health too. Greens are highly nutritious and offer

your hunger and taste buds, but only takes 15 minutes to prepare.

a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants that can also minimize your risk for diseases.

After a busy day at work, and with the weather reaching well into the 90-100 degree mark, a satiating and delicious salad is just what

So, when you are thinking about what to fix for dinner on a hot, July

the doctor ordered; or should I say just what your health coach

evening, why not choose fixing several salads which contain immune

ordered! Salads are great for the summertime because raw fruits and

boosting foods with in season fruits and vegetables? Enjoy the two

vegetables cool the body allowing the body to adjust its temperature

salads that I have created for your palate.

to foods that are grown in season. Bon AppĂŠtit! Super fruits like dates, kiwis, avocados, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries provide superb health benefits and nutritional value

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Simple Summer Salads Mixed Greens with Feta and Heirlooms Tomatoes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 4-6 large handfuls of mix greens Heirloom tomatoes sliced in different colors 1 tablespoon of pine nuts 1/2 cup of feta cheese Sea-salt and black cracked pepper to taste Directions: 1. Toss the mixed greens in a bowl 2. Add the sliced heirloom tomatoes 3. Add the pine nuts 4. Sprinkle the feta on top of the salad 5. Season with sea-salt and black pepper Note: Choose extra-virgin olive oil and a balsamic vinegar dressing.

Light Berry-Kiwi Avocado Salad Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 4-6 large handfuls of Mesclun salad mix 1/4 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds 6 dried dates, thinly sliced 1/2 cup of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries 1 avocado, sliced and dipped in lemon juice 2 kiwis peeled and sliced Directions: 1. Toss all ingredients 2. Serve a dressing of your choice Variations: Add dried figs, thinly sliced

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Pineapples

What a delicious trend to bite into this summer. Pineapples are

the cute fruit making an appearance in summer décor this year.

These gold pineapple shaped serving trays are just one way they can be incorporated into your home this season!

Peace, love and hippy chic Having a zen home has never been so important. With yoga on the rise and meditation becoming a common practice nowadays, a zen zone with a cozy rug and some candles is so in. Call it a reading nook or a sacred meditation space—either way, a little spot in the house with items that calm the spirit and balance your chakras is a cool addition to any home this summer.

Terrariums They’ve made a comeback and still haven’t lost popularity over the past few years. Many people who have them say they feel more positive and excited about their homes. When it comes to the look, you can have some fun and DIY, or get one already designed for you. Regardless, a pop of green that needs minimal watering is a great way to add nature to a home.

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Anchors away

Literally. Anchors and nautical ocean themes are

out. Last year they were spotted everywhere. This year, pineapples steal the show.

Oversized furniture

It’s becoming more common to find people searching for the perfect small space living furniture. Smaller furniture is in right now because people are

craving a more spacious feeling. A gigantic couch overtaking the living room is anything but spacious. Free up some room and shop small!

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