| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise Interior Design has decorated and redecorated her tiny 500-square-foot bungalow in Venice in a variety of themes during the last 15 years.
When she was going through "a dark phase," she painted the walls steel gray and...
| Aug 29, 2013
I always say that when I was growing up I didn't play with enough blocks.
That is my usual excuse for not being able to assemble pretty much anything, including Legos.
But I am learning: from my son.
Part of being a good parent is playing with...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:14 PM
It's time once again for the Red Chair Affair, presented by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Central Florida. That means summer is truly on the way out, and the arts season is about to kick into high gear.
Why "Red Chair" Affair? Because traditionally,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:01 PM
"Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still" (PBS, Friday). My tears having overrun every cup in the cabinet upon the recent cancellation of "Bunheads," I turn with relief and excitement to this documentary bouquet on the famed western Massachusetts...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:10 PM
The school year is upon us and while you’re stocking up on pencils, calculators and notebooks, it’s time to start thinking about where your child will be studying at home.
Making sure your student has all supplies organized and on hand...
| Jun 28, 2013
In early June, a few weeks before Michael Shannon moved back to Chicago for the summer, he could be found at home on a Saturday morning padding about, doing chores, soaking in a relatively unscheduled moment of free time.
This was before the release...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Thanks to the NFL, Superbowl Sunday conjures any number of images: arenas groaning with capacity crowds; overblown halftime shows; oversize fans who make us wish body paint was never invented. And, of course, parties.
If you'll be holding a little...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Sorry for the belated recap, Dance Moms fans. I didn't tune in last night and it took me a while to fire up the thingie on the Lifetime web site to get the job done today. But I did. Because I promised you I would. JC, Superstar Executive Producer...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:44 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores for back-to-school shopping. Plus, we have freebies, dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving all...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Scientists have taken an Ikea dog bowl, leather dye, surgical tape, yeast and sugar and built a better bed bug trap.
Changlu Wang, a Rutgers University entomologist, started to battle Cimex lectularius in 2006, and has a patent pending on a type of lure...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Every summer, I regret the loss of the Swedish restaurant Gustaf Anders in Costa Mesa and its annual crayfish festival. Not to mention the Princess cake draped in pale green marzipan.
It won’t be the same, but here’s the thing: It’s...