| Sep 30, 2011
| 3:46 PM
A long-neglected mansion on the city's west side has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur so that it can provide a home and hope for homeless women.
Dozens of volunteers have adopted rooms in the 8,000-square-foot Victorian, built in 1893 by the...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 3:44 PM
If your old kitchen needs some upgrades or improvements and you are considering remodeling it, look to the Newport Beach Public Library for helpful books and other materials. This is a major household project, and you may want to seek out some design...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Elaine is a graduate of Yale University and studied at the New York School of Interior Design. She began her design career in the office of architecture and design legend Peter Marino. Elaine is a contributing editor to Better Homes &...
| Dec 2, 2010
Alan Siskind, President of the digital media company which publishes dognewsdaily.com –the largest online dog magazine brought some "Pet Gifts That Keep on Giving." Portions of proceeds of each item goes to a shelter or non-profit animal organization....
| May 4, 2012
They may be a bit smaller than in the past, and they may not serve all the same functions they did a few years ago, but the island remains an integral part of a kitchen.
"Islands are always fantastic if you can do them because they are the social center,...
| Apr 3, 2012
What do a homespun picket fence, an archetypal wrap-around porch and layers of frothy molding have in common with a glossy kitchen, a spa-quality bathroom or even the sleek interior of a futuristic space ship?
All would look right in white.
| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:15 PM
This is an open letter to the Newport Beach Planning Commission.
On March 22, my husband and I were among the standing-room-only crowd assembled at City Council Chambers to hear the two agenda items scheduled by the commission for public discussion ("...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Ranking up there with other huge, irreversible life decisions — What should I major in? Is this Mr. Right? Should I get a tattoo? — is this critical question: Which dishes should I get?
"You have to care," says Shax Riegler, author of "Dish:...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Just in time for his recent marriage to actress Drew Barrymore, art consultant William Kopelman has sold his bachelor pad in West Hollywood for $885,000.
Built in 2004, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home had been featured five years ago in Elle Decor....
| Dec 5, 2011
| 11:48 AM
How to Avoid the Holiday ReGifting Cycle
Don't Over Spend
You can find high-quality and unique gifts at every price point HomeGoods. Each stores has an array of unique and surprising items and designer brands at prices significantly less than...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:02 PM
The South Coast Water District board recently adopted five resolutions of necessity that will allow it to move forward with eminent domain — if necessary — for its rehabilitated tunnel project in South Laguna.
A total of 180 homeowners have...