Family shares love of chocolate. By Sarah Tressler. Houston Chronicle.

If you step into the Araya Artisan Chocolate shop on The Grand Parkway, you might see Silvana Susi, a soft-spoken Venezuelan native in cook's whites, standing over a stainless steel table, sweeping a layer of thick liquid chocolate over its cool surface.She is tempering the chocolate, a process where it's heated and then cooled in order to align the cocoa butter molecules to produce a product that...

Trick-Or-Sweet. By Taylor Byrne Ray. My Table.

Holidays that have their own category of candy — Valentine’s Day, Easter and Halloween — account for massive retail sales for candy companies like Mars and Nestle. Holiday candy isJodycakes' mummy cupcakeoften sentimental and even a bit emotional for some, as it reminds us of our childhood. Who doesn’t love Peeps in their Easter basket? Some of us munch them contemplatively on Easter morning, and...

FABULOUS AT EVERY AGE FABULOUS AT EVERY AGE: LYNN WYATT, 60+. By Derek Blasberg. Harpers Bazaar.

Whether it's from her ranch outside Houston or her front-row perch at the haute-couture shows in Paris, this international society icon exudes elegance.Residence: Houston and Tasajillo Ranch, in South TexasFavorite fashion designers: Karl Lagerfeld, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Giorgio Armani, Talbot Runhof (from Germany), and Tory Burch for her great jeans and...