| Jan 3, 2015
| 10:00 AM
First came fancy cupcakes, then macarons, the Frenchified sandwich cookies. Improbably, gourmet doughnuts hit the scene.
Now the upscaling of once-simple pleasures has spread to a new frontier: candy. Upstart companies are launching sweet shops for...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Whether you're counting hits or misses, 2014 certainly left a mark fashion-wise. From the runways to the red carpets to the slopes of Sochi, it was an endless parade of see-through dresses, ugly Olympic sweaters, cool cats in extra-large hats and just...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard is always overflowing with rare, handmade, and expensive Bugattis from the gilded, prewar era.
But the Bugattis in the current exhibit have neither wheels nor engines. Turns out the Bugatti family’s talents...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Walking through the living room of their historic rental house near the Chateau Marmont, husband-and-wife designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz are excited to point out some of their latest creations.
They start with a vintage-inspired black dining...
| Dec 4, 2014
The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
Jan. 14-Jan. 25, various locations
Forget Sesame Street. Chicago's aiming to establish itself as the new hub of contemporary puppetry with this inaugural fest, a 12-day event that includes make-your-...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at age 82, was a gentleman designer who over the last five decades defined American elegance.
De la Renta's pop culture influence was wide-ranging. He recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, and nearly every...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:31 AM
We're in the middle of No-Shave November and Movember, annual events in which men grow facial hair raise awareness of men's health issues and cancer, so it's the perfect time to talk about male grooming trends.
Men's grooming is having a moment,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:03 PM
As a family, the Mehtas of Boca Raton would often travel to India and bring back crafts from local artisans.
But enjoying the crafts, which are made with ancient techniques in danger of disappearing, was not enough.
“I felt we should do...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist," said Akenaton.
SPEAKING OF the wife of Ralph Lauren, I should say that over...
| Oct 31, 2014
If you haven't been to the outlets in a while, grab your purse and put on some sneakers, advises ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports.
When it comes to fashion, outlet bargains are tough to beat. Here are five trends...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:24 PM
In just a decade, Thai-American designer Thakoon Panichgul has accomplished a lot.
He launched and sustained his own namesake luxury clothing label, Thakoon, as well as the contemporary-priced Thakoon Addition collection, which is sold in 180 stores...