| Jan 9, 2012
At first, they laughed at Vibram's weird ultra-light shoes with the five individual toe compartments. Now, with the barefoot-inspired minimalist tide sweeping the running and workout worlds, competitors big and small are rushing to copy it. Converts...
| Jan 13, 2012
In 1978, Byron Donzis walked into a Houston hospital looking for Dan Pastorini, the Houston Oilers' prized quarterback who was laid up with three broken ribs from a recent game. Donzis was wearing a trench coat and carrying a large bag. He was accompanied...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 10:32 PM
Things have always been a bit uncertain for Second Chance, a salvage depot and nonprofit organization that has built a loyal following among homeowners, interior designers, commercial builders and art students seeking one-of-a-kind home items —...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,"...