| Nov 3, 2011
James Van Doren and his older brother Paul had only sample sneakers to offer when they opened their first store, in Anaheim, in 1966. They took a dozen orders in the morning and delivered custom canvas deck shoes, made in their adjacent factory, in the...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Spa Gregorie's in Newport Beach will be celebrating women of all ages in a major way from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday with its 5th annual Women are Wonderful: In Full Bloom event. It's a women's expo featuring beauty demonstrations, exhibits, presentations...
| 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...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 10:06 AM
Belle Patri means “beautiful home” and that's just what owner Jennifer Lane intended to market when she opened her Jarrettsville store of the same name in 2007. From French Country and Primitive to Shabby Chic, Vintage, and Traditional,...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:41 PM
It's beach season! Time for a week, if you are lucky, on the coast to enjoy all that the Maryland and Delaware shores have to offer — including some really great shopping.
With a built-in captive audience of second-home owners, the Mid-Atlantic...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 9:07 AM
For a little over a century, starting with the end of the Revolutionary War, Maryland craftsmen were producing some of the finest home furnishings anywhere. Inlaid bellflower furniture, painted furniture, repousse silver, case clocks and other goods...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:18 AM
For millions of years, crabs have been scuttling about the bottom of the world's oceans and bays, but few regions have embraced the mean-spirited, omnivorous crustacean with as much vigor as we have here in Maryland.
When I moved here from the Midwest...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:31 PM
When Kevin Luskin decided to fill a vast, long-vacant spot in a shopping center he owns in Towson, he envisioned a "category killer" store that would specialize in sofas and other seating — a store that would defy customers to leave without...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Are you looking for some sort of Jedi mind trick to get your guy to dress more stylishly?
The way to a man's sartorial heart is through his ego.
"I wasn't really sure if I had a good answer for you, so I went and asked some of my girlfriends,"...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:14 AM
As the New Year dawns, many people will look around and realize that it's time for a little freshening up at home.
Putting away the holiday knickknacks is a good start, but more substantial dramatic changes require a little more effort — although...