First Monday Second Chance

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Vendors and shoppers alike have been coming from all around to the First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas.  It all began, 150 years ago, as a result of a circuit court judge stopping in Canton to hold court, every first Monday of each month. Wanting to watch the court proceedings, locals used their trip to Canton to manage their affairs and replenish their pantries.

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Don't Worry Be Hoppy

EAT | DRINK

With craft beer being all the rage, beer drinkers now have more choices than ever. Even though I thought I knew a little about beer, I found myself very confused by all the new options of craft beers. Come to find out, by expert Brian Gilstrap, owner of ETX Brewing Company in Downtown Tyler, you don't necessarily have to be a “hophead” to get in on the craft beer scene.

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Man About Town - Black Pearl Is Rick's Crowning Jewel

EAT | DRINK

A taste of the northeast coast has just landed in Tyler!  Yep, it’s an authentic oyster bar in the age old tradition from Maine to Maryland. The style, design, menu, layout and ambiance are classically the same, high-end and first class. Of course it’s not surprising that Rick Eltife is the progenitor of Black Pearl Oyster Bar “on the square.”

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BEST OF 2016 READERS' CHOICE

HEALTH | FITNESS

All the Best of 2016 as voted by our readers!

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Breathe In Breathe Out

HEALTH | FITNESS

Tush. Tummy. Inner thighs. Tush. Tummy. Inner Thighs. Exhale … 3, 2, 1. Inhale … 3, 2, 1. Every Monday and Wednesday at STUDIO B in Tyler, these are the words that gently flow like a constant rhythm from Kelly Hudson’s mouth, as she instructs her Pilates mat class students through their 55-minute session toward building stronger bodies.

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Inside Lauren’s Kloset

HOME | DESIGN

In the movie released a few years back, Cinderella’s mother is a beautiful woman with the heart and wisdom that makes her the heroine we can all admire and aspire to become. She once tells her young Cinderella, “When there is kindness, there is goodness. When there is goodness, there is magic.” Such sweet words every girl longs to hear…that there is magic in this world!

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How We Met

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Love is in the air, and it’s been in the air since December. Between the Christmas holidays and Valentine's, everything from food to wrapping paper has hearts all over it. Have you noticed? Or how about on your TV with love stories playing around the clock on the Hallmark Channel?

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Outtakes

HOME | DESIGN

Photography of Dr. Scott Lieberman

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University 101

HOME | DESIGN

There was a time when college was reserved for a stereotype of brilliant brains, thick-rimmed glasses trends and pocket protectors. It is now 2017 and the stereotypical college student cannot be defined. Universities are still concerned with test scores, but now they take a broader approach and consider the whole person. BigFuture.org states:  “You are more than test scores.

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TURKEY & PIGSKINS

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Some things just go together like peanut butter and jelly. For example, peas and carrots. Or how about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie … oh wait, scratch that. At this time of the year, there is nothing  like pumpkin pie and cornbread dressing. the best part of this season, hands down, is the combination of the infamous turkey and pigskin tradition. 

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WAITING IN HOPE

HEALTH | FITNESS

We have all been in that place before of wondering how this would end. Would it end? Would we survive it? Questioning every aspect, longing for a quick fix. How did we end up in this place? Surely this is all a dream, and we will wake up and it will all be over. There is only one problem here. We are not dreaming; this is our new reality.

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