DRIVE!: Welcome to the neighborhood

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 at 6:42pm

With their move from Irving to Lemmon Avenue — the ’hood’s Motor Mile — Goodson Acura has undertaken a bumper-to-bumper overhaul. At the new facility, there’s clearly an emphasis on style. Sleek, sophisticated interiors are resplendent with textures and patterns. Every model is on the showroom floor, each in identical silver body color, which only [...]

DRIVE!: Now we’re cookin’!

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 at 6:32pm

Fiery under the hood and on the road, these sporty rides know how to burn rubber CASEY WILLIAMS | Auto Reviewer I love Hell’s Kitchen: Watching Gordon Ramsey make snarky remarks as he collects aprons at the end of each culinary challenge brings joy to my sarcastic self — I like it when they cry. [...]

DRIVE!: Little pleasures

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 at 6:27pm

‘Everything’s bigger in Texas’ doesn’t have to include your gasoline bill. Try one of these fun little numbers CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer It’s not the size of your car that matters, but the pleasure you derive from it. Some of those big, bulky motor tools may look sexy, but once you get a fill [...]

DRIVE!: Out of drag

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 at 6:23pm

Aerodynamic cars are sexy and fuel efficient — as Detroit has long known CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer My stylishly fabulous friend from Paris once said, “These are the most uncomfortable shoes ever, but they are Prada.” My partner and I, on the other hand, have become patrons of Cole Haan, purveyor of kicks that [...]

DRIVE!: Drivers seat

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 at 5:01pm

Reality TV star (and gay gearhead) Drew Ginsburg stays in the family business — and has two rides to show for it As the lone gay member of the cast of the recently ended reality show Most Eligible Dallas, Drew Ginsburg had to be both fabulous and a gearhead — not exactly the stereotype of [...]

Defining Homes: Ask the Experts

Posted on 03 Mar 2011 at 1:46pm

As Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and a number of other social networking sites are more and more prevalent in everyday life — professional and personal — we wondered whether the trend is effective as a marketing tool in the real estate industry as a marketing tool. Area agents put in their two cents worth on how [...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2010 Online Exclusives

Posted on 19 Nov 2010 at 12:20pm

GADGET REST STOP There is that one person who is a little too attached to their smartphone or mp3 player. Perhaps this stocking stuffer can give both him and the gadget some much needed rest. As a throwback to 1970s basement parties, this Beanie Chair Holder is the perfect and colorful way to relax that [...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Posted on 18 Nov 2010 at 6:21pm

>> home & hearth CHAISE IT DOWN Sometimes you just have to opt for cool in living rooms and Cantoni’s Fly Chaise Lounge delivers just that. The futuristic piece comes in black or red leather. The sleek lines make it versatile for both traditional and modern decors. Just prepare for those clamoring around it trying [...]

DRIVE! 2010 • Crossover conundrum

Posted on 04 Nov 2010 at 5:03pm

A car, an SUV or something else entirely? These rides defy easy classification, but all combine roominess with style CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer FORD VERSUS FORD | Having difficulty deciding between the Ford Edge and the similar Lincoln MKX, above? Both boast technological skill and a sense of luxury. One of my favorite wines [...]

DRIVE! 2010 • Volt ’n jive

Posted on 04 Nov 2010 at 5:02pm

Electric cars can finally claim excellent looks & genuine pick-up, making green the new black CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer PURE ELECTRIC | Chevrolet’s Volt, above, can be charged from a home outlet and go 40 miles on nothing but electrons; the Nissan Leaf, below, has a 100-mile radius but a simpler structure. I have a [...]