| Dec 1, 2013
A pop-up book and a smartphone prop. A pretty little poncho and a sturdy, stylish tripod. A comfy new pillow and a little lamb that lulls you to sleep. These are some of the finds that just might wind up on your wish list — or your shopping list for...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Tuesday at its New York City flagship, Burton Snowboards unveiled the official uniforms to be worn by U.S. snowboarders at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games, a collection that manages to be both retro-nostalgia cool and highly technical.
The most high-...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Fred Sands, whose name once was posted on for-sale signs on houses all over Los Angeles' affluent Westside, quit selling homes more than a decade ago. But he has quietly built another real estate empire.
The striving son of a New York cabby and small-...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
We love our shopping malls and big box stores, but sometimes the right place to find a holiday gift is slightly off the beaten path. What follows is a brief survey of a few such establishments:
BEATRICE VALENZUELA, ECHO PARK
Four years ago, Mexico...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:37 PM
At a talk at the Wadsworth Atheneum a few years ago, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher Alexandra Stoddard of Stonington described how she keeps calm.
Every morning she starts the day with a "one-flower" meditation, which, she said, leaves her...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:46 AM
I have a weakness that could be considered a character flaw for designer shoes, purses and sunglasses.
I confess that I've paid full price, gasp!, for the later, because I just could not control the impulse to own them. The purchases were almost...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:49 PM
PARIS — Full disclosure: I love-love-love this city. In the springtime. In the fall. In the summer, when it sizzles. In the winter, when it drizzles (though not so much when it snows!) Merci, Cole Porter.
I visit twice a year on business, for...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 8:02 AM
With the London Olympics in full swing, even those of us whose usual activity level consists of pressing buttons on the remote may get inspired to become more active. And to get started, it wouldn't hurt to look the part....
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:12 PM
The Hudson's Bay Company has released sketches of the opening ceremony uniforms created for the Canadian Olympic team to wear in the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. They include a parade jacket inspired by the 1976 Montreal Olympics,...
| Feb 10, 2013
NEW YORK — What's most notable about the lineup for the fall-winter 2013 season at New York Fashion Week, which began Wednesday and includes 300-plus runway shows and presentations over eight days, is how many accessible, everyday-wear brands like...
| Sep 23, 2012
NEW YORK — The quintessential Ivy League look, born on college campuses more than a century ago and epitomized by tweed jackets, seersucker suits, khaki trousers and button-down oxford-cloth shirts, hit the peak of its popularity in the mid-1950s,...