| Nov 22, 2013
There's been a lot of reader angst over shoes lately. But Angel's got your back. Or your feet. Or … whatever.
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: After much trial and error, I am frustrated with the two extremes of athletic shoes — clunky, orthopedic-...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Can your footwear speed you up? We gave four new running shoes, each touting an impressive design technology, to four college runners. One shoe was super-flexible, one super-bouncy, another super-flat and another super-light. The verdict: Set your...
| Feb 15, 2014
Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn.
But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
| Dec 17, 2013
Peggy Nugent wasn't sure what to make of an offer that arrived recently in the mail.
"Congratulations!" it said in big letters. Nugent, of Manhattan Beach, had been selected to receive a three-day vacation in San Diego, including free hotel...
| May 9, 2011
If you live in Los Angeles or other fashion-forward places where people are eager to try new things, you have seen them: people running around in shoes that look like gorilla feet, modern ninja footwear or high-tech surf booties.
They are the newest...
| May 9, 2011
Barefoot running has become a hot fitness trend thanks to evidence that it can reduce injuries and strengthen feet. But ironically, many "barefooters" prefer to keep their feet covered. Fear of injuries from broken glass, rocks and other sharp objects...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:24 AM
Kids eat free at IKEA through Wednesday, July 4th.
In the restaurant, kids under 12 can pick a combo meal valued at $2.49. No purchase necessary, except you know you can't resist those Swedish Meatballs!
Also, before 11 a.m. on Mondays get a free...
| Dec 29, 2012
Too cold outside to go out for a run? Too wet, icy? All the old wintertime excuses for ditching your daily jog don't work with the new breed of bad-weather footwear. Warm, dry and grippy, they're designed to get you safely through rain, ice and snow...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Name: Propet Packable Washable Travel Shoes
What it is: Lightweight (7 ounces) walking shoes that can be folded for packing. Unlike many athletic shoes, these can be washed. The nylon-mesh uppers allow air to circulate, keeping your feet cooler, and they...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Terri Hartwell Easter has an interior design philosophy that incorporates three of her favorite things: furniture, art and fashion.
They converge in high style at the Maris Elaine Gallery, a fine-art and home furnishings store at National Harbor in...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:51 PM
In the tradition of the old-fashioned trunk show, home furnishings vendors often stage events to present new fabrics, wallpapers, finishes and more to interior designers hungry for new ideas.
The materials typically come in swatches or sample books or...