Advice for Wedding Belles. By Sarah Tressler. Houston Chronicle, GLOSS.

Navigating the sea of wedding material out there — the magazines, websites, blogs, reality-TV shows detailing the search for dresses - can be overwhelming. But Katye Neff-Burks, who was married last year at St. Paul'sUnited Methodist Church, said none of that made her day meaningful."What made me really emotional was to walk into the church and see all those people who were there for us," she says...

Foodiepalooza: Central Market celebrates 10 years with 10 chefs and one great party. By Sarah Rufca. Culture Map.

Among the typical gala circuit, there's a clear hierarchy in focus: first socialize, then make time to poke at the food.But at the Central Market 10th anniversary gala, "2001-2011 A Delectable Decade: Celebrating 10 years of Foodie Love" the guests made it clear that on this occasion, the food came first.Inside the mercifully air-conditioned tent, 10 of Houston's best chefs lined up to offer the 3...

Sweet Retreat. By Nikki Metzgar. My Table.

Here are a few more ways life is like a box of chocolates: You’ll run into the occasional nut, and if your name is Russell Stover, girls probably don’t want you. You also want to seek quality over quantity, and the chocolate at Araya, the tiny, elegant boutique next door to the River Oaks Theater, is definitely the former.Other than Chocolate Du Monde, which is fantastic but imports its product ra...