| Feb 25, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Rita St. Clair and her staff turned to an ancient classic when the Baltimore interior designer was asked to decorate a room upon her induction into the Washington Design Center Hall of Fame. The group wanted a fabric to accent a number of pieces in the...
| Sep 19, 2010
"Elegant American sportswear." Those are the words that best sum up the recent spring 2011 runway shows in New York. A new generation of designers has turned the page here, led by Alexander Wang, who has figured out what people want and how much they...
| Oct 24, 2010
By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 11:50 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Named by the General Assembly after Kent county in England. Its Indian name was Scatacook, meaning a place where a river divides.
ORIGINS: The area was originally part of the western lands formerly held by Hartford and Windsor. In...
| Oct 15, 2010
Plenty of the latest fabric, wallpaper, rug and drapery hardware designs were on display last week in Hartford, when DesignSourceCT hosted a show of new collections from 30 lines.
The question among the local designers who attended, though, was whether...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:10 PM
The Harvesters did it again. The 18th annual fashion show and luncheon unfolded in flawless style Oct. 7 at The Island Hotel, Newport Beach. The charitable organization founded nearly two decades ago by two young women, Jill Johnson-Tucker and Jennifer...
| Jul 8, 2010
Evan VonDerheide and Katherine "Katie" Martin were married April 24 on a bluff in Malibu, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The Rev. Wayne Walters of Burbank First United Methodist Church performed the pre-sunset ceremony, which was followed by dinner...
| Jul 26, 2010
| 8:50 PM
NEWPORT COAST — There were women in cutting-edge evening and cocktail dresses and sky-high stilettos. There were gentlemen looking razor sharp in suits.
They stood chatting in a lavish 14,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom mansion at 9 Beachcrest...
| Apr 17, 2011
Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was reunited with old friends on Tuesday when she was guest of honor at the annual spring gathering of the Colleagues, a volunteer group that supports the Children's Institute in its work to help youngsters affected by...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 6:59 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the day Leeza Gibbons will be in Orange County.
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County in association with Soka University hosted a Cherry Blossom Celebration at South Coast Plaza's Jewel Court.
The traditional Japanese...
| Dec 30, 2010
I could practically hear the gentleman reader spluttering as he typed out his e-mail to me, complaining that a restaurant I'd recommended wasn't up to his idea of fine dining. No captain, he lamented. Rock music pounding! And the sommelier looked too...