| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:17 AM
Maybe a swirl of organza or an overlay of Alencon lace would look best; possibly a bit of crystal beading. Style considerations for the bridal salon, right? Yes, and now the cake shop, too.
With wedding cake design increasingly taking its cue from the...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Food and wine festivals in the Southeast are hotter than a cast iron skillet full of corn bread. "We are witnessing a proliferation of festivals in the South and across the nation," says John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance in Oxford,...
| Feb 20, 2013
For many newly engaged couples, a picture-perfect wedding embraces children or eschews them from the guest list.
"At weddings, children can be fun, warm and endearing," says Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, "but they can also...
| Mar 8, 2013
It's a hot look that many people are cool to embrace: open shelving in the kitchen.
Thick floating shelves of satiny walnut or stone. Gleaming stainless steel that channels industrial loft or minimal chic ? the appeal is easy to see.
Open kitchens get...
| Oct 11, 2012
Never mind the gruesome Freddy Krueger masks, creepy front lawn "graveyards" and scary-sounding soundtracks.
For many of us, the most frightening specter of Halloween occurs when we have to bring out the knives and deal with the slimy insides of a...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 1:53 PM
J.C. Penney Co. is falling deeper into a rut, reporting yet another quarter of tanking sales and net loss as the department store chain struggles in its reinvention.
The Plano, Texas, company reported a net loss of $552 million, or $2.51 a share, in its...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Beleaguered retailer J.C. Penney, struggling to boost slumping sales and tanking traffic through an intense revamp, said in its annual report that the turnaround “may take longer than expected” and that the results “may be materially...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Brick-and-mortar is not enough for Macy’s Inc. and Saks Inc.
It’s all about the so-called omni-channel shopping experience for both the department store chain and the luxury retailer. The tactic tries to lure consumers by offering buying...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Julia Child has truly become one of the immortals of American culture. There's a new comic book out retelling her life story.
"Female Force: Julia Child" is the latest in a "female empowerment series" of comic books presented by Bluewater Productions,...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 12:31 PM
At this very moment, artist Dave Andrews is getting ready to attempt to reclaim his championship title at the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition.
The competition is the highlight of Lake Geneva’s annual Winterfest event taking place Jan....
| Nov 20, 2012
| 5:42 PM
What do Hermano Cortez, Martha Stewart and Pliny the Younger have in common? Turkey, as it turns out, America's glorious, misunderstood bird. You're going to spend hours cooking it, eating it or admiring it this week — why not spare a few minutes...