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As you turn the pages of our Winter 2017 SPACES, the photography of the winter homes is breathtaking. We showcase multiple homes in El Paso, ranging from the several thousand to multimillion dollar homes. There are always exceptional local homes that only El Paso can offer. While you are flipping through these pages, we hope that you are intrigued by striking details in these homes and find a way to incorporate them into your own home.

With our cover home, starting on page 20, you will find the “Authentically Tuscan” home with features that include authentic architecture from an Italian villa. With some of the best views of our city and breathtaking mountains, this home is also known for its precise and intricate details. Some of these details include lanterns that have come straight from Italy, as well as distinctively carved doors throughout the home (and there are no two doors alike). Talent from around the globe have come together to make sure that this home is tremendously authentic, from the hand painted walls to the custom cabinetry. Not only is this home a true Italian villa, it is also a smart house that has been designed to fit all aspects of convenience for the home owner. As always, we’ve included the trending styles this season. And trending this season is not what you might have had in mind – wallpaper. Not only is this something we might have seen in the past, it’s now a statement you can make from bright florals to geometric patterns. It’s an easy way to make a statement this season while adding a little energy to your home. Another fun trend this season are personalized coasters and you can make your own with a DIY tutorial on page 101. So flip through, get inspired, and see what you can transform your home into this season!

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here does one begin when given the privilege of

“As long as a client is willing to let you go and let you have a bit

describing an authentic, awe-inspiring masterpiece?

of artistic freedom, it’s amazing,” and amazing it is, thanks to Lori

How does one convey in words the feelings evoked

McCuaig with LMC Design Group. Lanterns shipped directly from

when touring a home that leaves one speechless?

Florence, Italy adorn limestone walls that literally feel like glass to

Every detail in the architecture of this authentic

the touch. No two doors in the entire home are alike, each beautifully

Italian Villa, masterfully designed by Jeff Huff with

dense, carved and unique. Ceilings arched into domes, or lined

Design Alliance Architects, and built by Dalton Caldwell with Cullers

with massive wooden beams, anchor iron forged light fixtures and

and Caldwell, is precisely perfect. Each inch of space maximized,

antique chandeliers. Tiles are individually placed, and countertop

textures and fixtures specifically selected and placed. The setting

surfaces texturized and polished to bring out their unique qualities

itself, 20 acres of pristine Chihuahuan desert and breathtaking city and

to perfection. The attention to detail is utterly amazing and ongoing,

mountain views, provides the perfect setting for this 10,014 square-

architecture and design merging beautifully into a home that manages

foot treasure, a treasure that is difficult to do justice with words and

to be, in the eloquent words of the Realtor/Broker, Sandy Messer,

photographs, and is deserving of each accolade bestowed upon it.

“strong but soft,” combining solidity and serenity.

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Photo by: ART MORENO, JR. Upon entry into the home, one is greeted by two curved staircases with overlooking Juliet balconies, each leading to the stunning main living area with a picturesque view of the outdoor patio, pools and untouched mountain landscape. With one touch of a button, a beautifully crafted NanaWall retracts allowing the two areas to merge into one, the continuity from indoor to outdoor living brilliantly engineered. The cozy formality and grand fireplace of the indoor area are blended to perfection with the outdoor living and kitchen amenities. A peaceful reflecting pool is surrounded by beautifully manicured landscape, expanding to the second pool and into the mountain. It’s as if the home is actually built into the mountain, transitioning seamlessly from authentic Tuscan grandeur to tranquil desert terrain. Throughout the interior, one is witness to the culmination of endless hours of planning, design and travel in order to ensure the home is undeniably authentic; faux is not in the description. Both International and local talent was called upon. A renowned artist flown in from New York City hand painted walls and ceilings. A Czechoslovakian iron forger created massive one of a kind light fixtures in the kitchen that enhance each detail of the custom cabinetry by Supreme Custom Cabinets and limestone craftsmanship by Bill Saab, Quarry Resources, Inc. www.thecitymagazineelp.com

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Photo by: RUDY TORRES The exquisite doors at the main entrance were brought in from a Monastery in Florence, while Artistic Entryways skillfully achieved the artistry observed in other doors throughout the home. An exquisite freestanding marble bathtub located in the master bath, is absolutely

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The home flows beautifully in symmetry, the right

imagination, all aspects of convenience and comfort

side mirroring the left, meeting in the main living

easily adjusted. One cannot possibly articulate each

area. Lovely staircases and two discreetly placed

detail and feeling of the home, it deserves to be

elevators connect the first and second stories in a

experienced and appreciated.

both elegant and efficient manner. Spacious his and

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cannot go without mentioning. Even the hallways

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t might be odd to quote a country singer/songwriter when

natural light floods into the rooms and family heirlooms decorate in a

writing about homes and architecture, but David Allan Coe had

prominent fashion.

it right when he said, “It is not the beauty of a building you

should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will

What is most amazing about this home, though, is that since it’s

stand the test of time.” We so often look at the “beauty” of a

construction in 1929, there have been only three homeowners

home, whether it’s the interior or exterior, to define how great a home

and two remodeling projects. For 88 years, this historic home has

is, and while it often becomes a priority, the foundation of a home is

stood sturdily, while newer homes sought constant repairs and

what really matters when we talk about longevity.

cracks in their foundation. This home, this piece of architecture, was materialized during a time when “cookie-cutter” homes and floor

Not to say that this home isn’t beautiful—because it really is; the

plans were unthought-of. It was quality over quantity and when it

wooden floors are in pristine shape, the kitchen is newly remodeled,

comes to this home, the quality shows.

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the

Oppenheimer

home,

it

was once a duplex sitting in the El Paso

space against the dark woods of the various furniture pieces.

neighborhood that is now known as Kern. It wasn’t until after the Great Depression that

The kitchen, one of the remodels done to the

the second homeowners turned the duplex

house, is bright with white cabinets, shelving

into a single family home. And then, during

and white window trimmings. The black

an era most popular for the Clintons and

countertops contrast, but don’t impose or

grunge, the third and current homeowner

overwhelm. The added glass cabinets along

moved in, creating a personalized space and

the top provide a modern touch in a house

room to make more memories.

that is filled with hints of the past.

As the homeowner told me, the charm of

Complete with multiple archways, it’s the

the place was the selling point. The old

added architectural details that allow for

neighborhood possesses charm, charisma

the home to have extra character. Upstairs,

and history—as anyone that knows the Kern

a home library invites you to relax and slow

area can tell you.

down a little. The staircase that leads you there is original to the home and walking

When you walk in, you are transported to

up, you also get a look at the original glass-

a different time. The home is styled with

stained windows.

comfort in mind and family antiques, well juxtaposed with the 1920s home itself. The

The originality that this home provides, the

royal blues used in the family room not only

sense that they don’t make homes like

speak to the comfort the homeowner styles

this anymore, is apparent and one of the

around, but create a bright and inviting

characteristics that makes this home so

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special. To think that for 88 years, only three different families got to love and make memories is also something spectacular. It is the quality in which this house was built that has allowed for it to stand and be a part of the neighborhood for so long. So maybe it wasn’t wrong to quote Mr. Coe all along. *This home is currently for sale. For information please contact Margo Fushille, Realtor Ž www.thecitymagazineelp.com

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mong the seas of cookie-cutter homes, with catalogue-derived

décor and building styles, it is one’s dream to inhabit a space that wholly

represents your personality inside and out through design and comfort. In the

case of the homeowner, this dream is nothing short of a reality.

Admittedly, the home took a bit longer than anticipated to complete. “When the home

was built, it was not spared a single detail!” as explained by the homeowner “from the

fireplaces, chandeliers, wallpaper, not to mention the beautiful imported wood finishes,”

however, fine creations take time and patience to come into fruition. These design elements,

carefully and exquisitely curated for this home, can be clearly appreciated from every corner.

The dark wood finishes, a definite standout of the home’s design aesthetic, runs through the entire space at varying degrees. The first glimpse of it can be experienced from the front double doors that go up into a cornice molding that lays flush against the exposed brick, providing a

beautiful contrast between a sleek wooden finish and a rough unpolished exterior. This design choice only grows exponentially as you delve deeper through the home, from furniture such as

coffee tables, nightstands, headboards, dressers, to more integral parts of the home like entire ceilings, kitchen cabinetry and bathroom vanities.

A “simply luxurious … Spanish-style” home, it walks hand in hand with contemporary tastes and sensibilities. Skylights in the kitchen, surrounded by inlaid lighting, draw out the deeply

intricate natural patterns of the wooden ceilings and cabinets as well as provide an ideal balance of natural and artificial light. Walk into any of the bedrooms and you’ll experience a medley of visual flavors. One bedroom in particular showcases all of the major elements of the home. Walk in following the rustic, semi-glossy red stone floor tiles and watch them meet the exposed brick reminiscent of the exterior of the home; allow your eyes to follow the different brick shades up to the dark stained wood ceiling where its shutter pattern naturally brings you to the cream color wall behind you. All of these facets of the home, so masterfully pieced together, make it clear just how much effort went into making this space a truly cohesive abode. 45


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Doing all of your favorite things from the comfort of your home is

watch as the water’s ripples illuminate the entire height of the home.

just one more addition to that initial dream, and this home’s ability to

“This is just my place of peace.”

flawlessly accommodate its resident’s lifestyle is more than a handful of cherries on top. “I live an extremely comfortable lifestyle, and my

The home is simple—not simple as in boring and uninteresting, or

home has had a really important role in that. I love family dinners,

simple as in effortless and elementary, but simple with its high level

relaxing evenings, summertime swimming … one of my favorite

of cohesion. Each room is tied into the other through similar design

things, on Saturday mornings is walking out to the backyard from my

choices and placement. Walk into a room, and you’ll get a glimpse of

bedroom through the double doors and driving my golf cart straight

something you saw in the one you were in only moments before, be

out onto the golf course!”

it color or texture or a harmonious blend of the two. While this may sound like lazy design, it is nothing short of genius. Familiarity is what

The home’s exterior is just as impressive as the interior, with its

makes the heart content. Knowing that no matter where you go in the

singular design following through. “I believe the whole home is

home, you’ll see something that you know and are comfortable with

unique itself. Full size professional-grade bar and entertainment room,

is what the resulting fruit of home design should taste like.

outdoor built-in grill surrounded by a beautiful outdoor kitchen.” The outdoor kitchen, nestled under the second level’s balcony, while

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impressive in its own right, is only amplified by its adjacent position

Alexander Cordova, Realtor ® with Home Pros Real Estate Group

overlooking the LED-lit swimming pool where one can swim and

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allpaper is back in a big way. Gracing accent walls in bold patterns, this is not what your grandmother designed for her living room.

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monochromatic,

geometric,

bright floral and eccentric patterns, the wallpaper of this season is here to please any and every taste. To keep it out of the “grandmother� spectrum, use wallpaper on an accent wall to avoid it becoming overwhelming, or use in a small bathroom to bring some interesting eye candy. A lot of designers have used landscape wallpaper as a focal point in bedrooms and fun, detailed patterns that prove too much work to be painted in living rooms and bar areas. With a quick application and easy styling, you can create a great focal point in your home. Whatever you decide, this is an easy way to have a little fun and add some attention-grabbing design and texture to your home.


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ouses tell an interesting story. The materials, structure and architectural design all play a part in telling a story to anyone viewing it. A good photo can aid in the telling of that story, and allows for more eyes to view it. For

many, shopping for a home is a story of stress and tireless searching. Jonathan Weigners, founder of GO 360, is changing that narrative

GO 360 has been successful over the years because of their top-

for many on either end of the real estate world. The company, which

quality photos and fast turn-around rate of less than 24 hours. Just

serves as a tool to view homes and market the different builders and

recently, the company hit a milestone of shooting 1,000 homes—an

realtors in the area, has been in the business for five years now. They

accomplishment him and his team are extremely proud of.

were the first to bring the public interactive 360 videos to view all corners of a home, and with that, changed the way that homebuyers

It also helps that Weigners started his company out of his passion for

and sellers approach the process and make decisions. Would you

photography. What was once a hobby was turned into a career that

rather go online and find flat representations of a home you are trying

now helps the real estate market in El Paso. Not only is his company

to buy or click around and see every and each side of the home?

working with a lot of real estate here in the Sun City, but GO 360 also provides marketing, branding, graphic design and many more

Because of Weigners’ company, 21 homebuilders in El Paso are

services for El Paso, Dallas and Houston.

able to use his service and give their customers a better view of different floor plans, designs and overall homes. Clients like Winton

With a specialty of showcasing homes through their videos and photos,

Group, Classic American Homes, KB Realty and Keller Williams rely

GO 360 is integrating passion, professionalism, story-telling and quality

on GO 360 to represent their product and provide a quality portfolio.

to give the El Paso real estate business the service it deserves.

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n an era when the pace of daily life is frantic, human

EL Paso is kind of the strip mall capital of the world; and the really

interaction is at a premium and time is a thief. The concept

easy thing to do with a piece of dirt is to copy what everyone else

behind the city’s first smart growth community, TI:ME at

has got. Octavio is certainly not cut from that same cloth. He wanted

Montecillo Town Center, is to help to balance the frenzy and

to change the landscape of where people eat and drink . . . with the

promote ideas of growth, creativity, and human connection.

central themes of artistry, creativity and entrepreneurship.”

An acronym for The Independent Modern Entrepreneur, TI:ME is a

To that end, the mixed-use retail spaces at TI:ME starts at a mere 80

mixed-use retail center and the brainchild of restaurateurs Octavio

square feet, on up to about 1200 square feet. According to Gomez,

Gomez, Rudy Valdes, and Nick Salgado, the owners of local eatery,

the decision to offer these small spaces was made in the spirit of

Crave. TI:ME is owned and operated by the trio, which does business

entrepreneurship, with the aim of attracting like-minded individuals

as Pan y Agua, LLC. The apartments at Montecillo are owned by the

and not the big branded stores that are at many other retail centers.

company EPT Land. “[The concept of] TI:ME started five years ago. I’d done some microAnchored by the group’s three restaurant concepts, Hillside Coffee

spaces at The Mix downtown,” Gomez said. “There was obviously

& Donut Co., Stonewood Modern American Grill and the Mexican

a need for small retail spaces and we got excited and started talking

cantina-inspired Malolam, TI:ME is a unique concept.

about doing smaller spaces to try to give people the opportunity to start their business when they wouldn’t normally be able to afford rent.”

Together with a Chicago-based architect group and the local, awardwinning firm, Root Architects. Daniel Pierce of the architect firm

The businesses at TI:ME include a variety of shops, eateries

Curioso, was a principal player in the development of the TI:ME

and retailers including Hillside Bakery, Le Trendy jewelry shop,

concept. He’s worked with Gomez for nearly ten years and explained

Independent Burger and Mother of Pearl vinyl record shop.

the inspiration behind the idea:

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Another key component in the design of the site was to design an entire shopping and/or dining experience that promotes human interaction and not so much a means to end it. “In the beginning there was a lot of conversation around how to encourage people to move across the site so it wasn’t just simply arriving, parking your car, going in to grab your coffee or dinner and coming out,” Pierce said. “We were looking at truly promoting human interaction across the site.” Also of note are the iconic upcycled shipping containers that house the businesses within the shopping center. The design, Pierce said, not only adds character, but also lends a level of accessibility that’s not too trendy. Construction of phase two of the TI:ME project has already begun. Gomez said the idea behind this part of the project is to create microoffice spaces that blend into the pre-existing fabric.


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“Down TI:ME is basically an extension of TI:ME,” Gomez said. “We wanted to offer a hybrid micro office space, with young like-minded entrepreneurs, who are passionate about what they do.” Located just west of the current retail and restaurant area, Down TI:ME is a three level, 11,000 square foot mixed-use construct. Curioso and local architectural firm, Root Architects, are the design and engineering masterminds behind the project. The idea behind Down TI:ME is simple: go to work, grab a coffee or lunch, maybe get in some shopping or a drink. The concept aims to eliminate drive time and to promote maximum use of time. Pierce said the development of both concepts is very much a nod to the European model of urban design, famous for their long promenades and gathering spots that are a mecca of human interaction. “You have this idea of having to walk, [instead of drive] to your

Down TI:ME is basically an extension of TI:ME.

destinations,” he said. “And in the center of TI:ME you have this central plaza where people gather.”

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ive edge furniture combines the

acquiesce to the natural formation of the wood and yield to

natural beauty of wood and expert

its intricacies. Respect and creativity in equal measure are

craftsmanship, in the spirit of

necessary to create these unique pieces. The design of this

artistry and sustainability.

type of furniture blends functionality and creativity and gives a whole new meaning and dimension to the term “handmade.”

Artisan John Blunt gives a succinct definition of what live edge means:

Designer Greg Klassen has created an array of coffee, dinner and conference tables that he’s aptly coined the “River

“Live edge refers to the living part of the tree, the outer

Collection.” Imagine a solid piece of red cedar, maple or black

rings. The log is cut into slabs and the entire slab is used,

walnut wood log with a majestic piece of aqueous blue glass

leaving the natural edge.”

placed in the middle and you get the idea of his design.

In the design of live edge furniture, the wood is very much

The design was inspired by the natural edges and inherent

in command of the design process. The fabricator must

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edges of the table are covered with a piece of glass. The result is rich,

Similarly, Live Edge Forest (LEF) is a Canadian company that

intricate creations that are truly unique.

fabricates original pieces from salvaged local lumber. Capitalizing on craftsmanship, the love of the environment and entrepreneurship,

“Essentially it’s like a river going through [the tables],” Klassen

Dan and Candice Sheriff started their business. They acknowledge

said. “That effect is an inspiration from the wood and the materials

the beauty and importance of using pre-existing materials in an effort

where I live. I live in the Pacific Northwest, so there are lots of trees,

to advance sustainability.

mountains and water.” “Our hope is to preserve the simple beauty of nature by keeping the Considering no two trees are exactly alike, no two Klassen tables

tree alive,” they said.

are identical. The pair uses fallen trees native to the Ontario area. Similarly, Klassen “By nature, each tree is one of a kind, with different bumps, curves,

employs the principal of upcycling in his designs by rescuing trees

edges and textures,” he said. “As a result of that every one of my

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“I use salvaged wood from trees that were taken down and thrown from construction projects, or that the city had to take down,” he said. “The wood I use is never from harvested trees; it’s always salvaged and reclaimed.” Klassen started his business about five years ago. Having graduated college with a degree in theology, he stumbled into wood working after landing a position with a door-making company.

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“I recycled wood for a big door company,” he said. “I ended up taking wood home and started playing with it. I realized I could take the wood and turn it into something functional and beautiful.” Now his pieces have been commissioned and sold all over the world. Live edge furniture is also considered more environmentally friendly because more of the wood is actually used, yielding more pieces per log. Tree logs are typically cut into horizontal slabs, with significantly less waste (5—8 %) than standard wood. The appeal and beauty of live edge furniture lies in its irregularities and imperfections. The designs take cues from Mother Nature, arguably the most accomplished and creative artist and can add warmth and uniqueness to any home or office.

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colorful textile made through several flat weaving techniques, the “kilim” originates from Turkey. You’ll recognize it quickly, as it is a staple weaved into modern interior design. With its bold colors and slit weave style, it is easy to incorporate this look into your home through small touches such as a pillow or a cozy, textured blanket. Dive in deeper to your exotic feel and lace in an audacious rug to go with those accessories. You’ll be sure to “kilim” (your guests) with coolness.

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to extend his studies into politics and law, he decided to apply to St. Mary’s in San Antonio. After his acceptance into the university, he and his wife, Monica, made the move and lived in San Antonio for

“We were busy, so it’s just been like a rocket ship- it is something I

several years. Gabaldon finished his college career, took the bar exam

did not expect,” he said.

and found a job that brought him back to the borderland. The beauty of the city fuels Gabaldon’s inspiration; he explains his love “I ended up coming back home. I love practicing here, I love the

of aspects of the city, which he captures through different medias like

community of attorneys that live and practice here,” he says.

watercolor, paint or colored pencil. Gabaldon says that watercolor and colored pencil add a different, more minimalist feel versus the paint

Gabaldon effortlessly ties together being an attorney and an artist.

which is vivid. “Same language but a different accent,” he says.

On his early ventures as an artist, Gabaldon tells about a state representative asking him to paint a Christmas ornament for the

Being surrounded by so much beauty, Gabaldon says that he has a

capitol Christmas tree. Shortly after, social media buzzed over the

lot planned for 2017. Giving back to the community is a priority to

ornament, it motivated Gabaldon to rise as an artist and sell some of

Gabaldon. Last year, he donated several pieces to different charities

his artwork, including ornaments, at his first holiday market.

such as the Junior League of El Paso, the Humane Society, United Way and many others throughout El Paso and says that he is interested in

“After that event we were like ‘whoa, we got lucky.’ At that event

continuing that path.

we sold a lot, met a lot of people and that next year just blew up,” Gabaldon said.

He also intends to explore the promotion of his art in other places. Gabaldon says that he wants more of his art to hang in more

Over the past three years, Gabaldon has continued to grow as an

places, even expressing that his biggest dream is to have a piece

artist and has even showcased his art at Chuco Relic, Art Avenue

at the airport.

Galley, Chalk the Block, Pop-Up Markets at West Elm and even partnering with the local non-profit United Way for auctions of his

“I’m going to keep riding this wave for as long as I can because I love

donated artwork.

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Seeing water stains left behind by sweating beverages on your wooden tables or other furniture can be disheartening to see and can even permanently ruin your furniture. to prevent this from here on out, here are some fun DIYs that will save your furniture and be great conversation pieces at your next get together.

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he first coaster is simple and words of fun. All this coaster requires are some scrabble tiles, cork

squares or a roll and E6000 glue. Show off your scrabble skills by thinking of four-letter words to use on the coaster like beer, wine, teas, love, etc. Start by carefully gluing each letter down, making sure they stay aligned. This glue dries faster and is stronger than others, so keep that in mind as you work. If you’re using a cork roll, once the glue has dried, use an X-ACTO knife to cut the cork, making sure to use multiple light cuts and not a single hard-pressured cut that could break the cork. Just like that, you are done. As an optional step, you can coat the top with Mod Podge, but it’s not necessary.

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he next coaster is a great way to keep track of whose drink is whose. This one will require cheap ceramic tiles and chalkboard

spray paint (which can both be found at any hardware store) black felt and a hot glue gun. Start by laying your tiles out and spray painting them with chalkboard paint; a few coats should do the job. Next, cut out felt squares in the same size of your tiles and hot glue them on, gluing the center and edges to keep the felt in place. Once dried, you won’t have to worry about losing your glass again at your next get together and guests can show off their artistic chalk skills.

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he third DIY coaster is definitely a cute and clever idea. What you need for this one are cheap tiles, paint samples in your favorite

color scheme, spray adhesive, Mod Podge and glossy sealer. First, cut the paint chips in the same size as the tiles then attach them with spray adhesive to the top. Once the chips have dried, apply a few coats of Mod Podge to keep them together and then a coat of glossy sealer to make it shine. Just like that you, have the cutest coasters.

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he last DIY coaster is the most colorful, but still an easy one. You will need alcohol inks, blending solutions and

cheap tiles. Cover the tiles with the alcohol blending solution then start dripping the alcohol inks on to the tiles, making sure to only use a few drops of the alcohol inks. You can let the colors mix themselves or use a cotton swab to swirl the colors around. Once dried, you can leave as is or paint the edges and add a felt piece to the bottom. These coasters are sure to brighten up any room.

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Hearty

Comfort in the

KITCHEN Turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie ‌ have you had enough of these traditional

holiday dishes? Warm up to these tasty comfort foods instead. Use this hearty Bolognese recipe to top off any type of pasta or bread platter, or enjoy the Guinness Stout Ginger Cake with simple, made-from-scratch, whipped cream to satisfy your sweet tooth. These are dishes you can treat yourself to all year round! 104

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By: JESSE MAYNES

Ingredients:

Directions:

1 pound ground beef

Drop some olive oil in a deep sauce pot. Heat on medium/high until warm, add ground

1 pound ground pork

beef and ground pork. Generously season with salt and pepper and cook until done,

2 cups whole milk

breaking up the meat during cooking.

1 1/4 cup dry white wine 3 small/medium celery stalks, finely diced

Remove ground meat mixture and drain. Reduce heat to medium, add another glug of

2 carrots, peeled and finely diced

olive oil, add all vegetables to pan except for garlic. Cook until tender, 10-15 minutes.

1/2 large white onion, medium diced

Add garlic last 5 minutes. Stirring continually throughout.

1 zucchini, fine diced 5 garlic cloves

Add meat back to pot along with milk and nutmeg, bring to a light boil, reduce heat

1/2 cup sliced mushroom

to the lowest setting and reduce for 1 hour, stirring occasionally

1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

Add tomato, sugar, wine, Italian seasoning and Parmesan. Cover and cook on low

1 1/2 tablespoon Italian Seasoning

for 2 hours.

1 stick of butter 1 5 ouce package fresh grated Parmesan

Sauce is ready! Serve with your favorite type of noodle and toasted garlic bread.

Couple glugs of olive oil 1 tablespoon sugar salt/pepper for cooking

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By: SAMANTHA CORTEZ

Ingredients: 1 cup Guinness Extra Stout (Regular Guinness if not available) 1 cup molasses 1/2 tablespoon baking soda Wet:

Dry:

Whipped Cream From Scratch:

3 eggs

2 cups flour

2 pints heavy cream

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons ground ginger

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

*Side Note* (Can use store bought, two 8 ounce containers)

3/4 cup vegetable oil

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

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Mix the wet into the dry until combined with a hand or standing mixer.

2 - 8� round pans 2 tablespoons butter

In a small pot, mix molasses and Guinness and place on stove

1/2 cup flour

over medium to high heat. Once the mixture starts to boil and rise,

*Can use Non-Stick Baking Spray as alternative to flour and butter

immediately take it off the heat and whisk in baking soda. Start mixing the batter while simultaneously pouring the molasses and Guinness

Prep pans beforehand by greasing them with butter. Dust them with

while still hot. Scrape your bowl and mix one more time to make sure

flour, making sure everything is coated. Turn pans over and give it one

you have combined all of your ingredients. The batter should be thick

good tap to take off any excess flour.

but runny, or at ribbon stage.

Directions:

Prepare two 8� round pans with butter and flour or non-stick baking

If making whipped cream from scratch, pour cream and powdered

spray. Separate the batter evenly between the two. Place in oven

sugar into a standing mixing bowl with the whisk attachment. Whip on

side-by-side and let bake for 45 minutes, checking every 10 to 15

speed 3 for 2 minutes. Increase speed to 6 for 3 minutes. The cream

minutes. When checking on your cakes, do not open the oven door. If

should be getting thick, continue to whip 1 to 2 minutes. The whisk

you must, open it very slightly to avoid letting the heat out. The cake

should hold a soft but firm peak when taken out and turned upside

is ready when you stick a toothpick in the center and it comes out

down. Store in an airtight container if making beforehand. Hand whisk

clean. Let the cakes cool completely before adding whipped cream.

in bowl to thicken before use if the whipped cream has deflated. Starting from the center, pipe a spiral of whipped cream evenly. Top with the second layer of cake and decorate as desired. Sift cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

lightly over cake before serving. Whisk together the eggs, sugars, and oil in a small bowl. Sift flour, baking powder and spices in a separate large bowl.

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Winter, 2017

Roses Are Red Blossoms Are In

Big, beautiful, vintage-looking floral fabrics are a fun trend that many designers love for the home this year. Vintage florals can fit any style because you can choose patterned pieces that are pale and classic, or vibrant and colorful to suit your home best.

Marble, Your Subtle Way to Chic From small table top Christmas trees, to coasters and candle holders, small marble accents will be found on the shelves of most home furnishing and dĂŠcor stores. Small marble accessories add effortless hints of opulence to any space.

Sparkling Gems = Visceral Happiness From gilded, to completely raw and unearthed, geodes were huge in 2016 and are making their way into the New Year this winter. Crystal stones in the home have been major for celebrities this year because they are believed to be grounding and healing depending on which stone you choose. From bookends to counter tops, bottle tops to chandeliers, this home addition truly sparkles.

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Copy Paste Furniture Formulaic home pieces and buyers were on the outs this year, and have yet to make nice. Designers are seeing a spike in the need for more eclectic pieces that match individual interests and come in many styles. Buyers are looking for pieces that are unique and well made, paying close attention to the details now more than ever. Imitative and standard are two words that will have shoppers running for the door this winter.

Bye Bye Colors As a lover of all colors, I am sad to say that designers are predicting a color slump this winter and into 2017. People are loving unique neutrals such as alabaster and egg shell for walls and rugs. Although this news may leave us feeling bereaved of our happy shades, vintage florals are a good way to sneak in some color this season.

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Sunland Park Casino Home Show OCTOBER 22, 2016 | Photographed by TOMMIE MORELOS


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Lunch & Learn Event at A-1 Kitchens by Sierra featuring Nick Dipomazio from Subzero-Wolf NOVEMBER 15, 2016 | Photographed by DANIEL FUENTES


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WINTER SPACES 2017 Advertiser INDEX A-1 Kitchens by Sierra.......................................................................................................................................................... Pg. 2

Casa Buenavista............................................................................................................................................................ Pg. 16-17

Claudia Avalos.................................................................................................................................................................... Pg. 83

Definitive Homes................................................................................................................................................................ Pg. 25

Designs by LL Power......................................................................................................................................................... Pg. 95

Edge of Texas..................................................................................................................................................................... Pg. 83

El Paso Chihuahuas.............................................................................................................................................................. Pg. 7

Hotel Indigo........................................................................................................................................................................ Pg. 40

KB Realty............................................................................................................................................................................ Pg. 41

KTSM NewsChannel 9....................................................................................................................................................... Pg. 11

Matthew Abraham Make-up Artistry.................................................................................................................................. Pg. 54

Morrison Supply......................................................................................................................................................... Back Cover

Sandy Messer & Associates............................................................................................................................................... Pg. 95

Spectrum............................................................................................................................................................................ Pg. 59

Sun City Emergency Room..............................................................................................................................Inside Back Cover

Tropicana......................................................................................................................................................... Inside Front Cover

Walgreens..................................................................................................................................................................... Pg. 14-15

77 Stone............................................................................................................................................................................. Pg. 22

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