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  • Royal Engagement: Let the Sketching Begin

    Royal Engagement: Let the Sketching Begin
    If it’s a nail-biting decision for mere mortal brides, then it’s one of monumental importance for Kate Middleton, the bride of the 21st century: What, oh what, will the fresh-faced, stylish Brit wear for her nuptials this April to the future...
  • Toast Royally: It's easy to create a regal wedding. Just pop some Dom...

    Toast Royally: It's easy to create a regal wedding. Just pop some Dom...
    Yes, the once-in-a-generation real-deal Royal Wedding is exciting, but let’s be honest, all weddings are regal in their own special way. That said, it’s simple to add an authentic Royal Wedding touch to your own celebration. Just pop some...
  • Classic Cinches

    Classic Cinches
    Brides may now be off the hook for a pre-wedding diet. Dresses with corset bodices are popping up on red carpet-worthy gowns, slimming celebrity silhouettes, and gaining popularity with the bridal market. Catherine Zeta Jones wore a forest green textured...
  • Return of the Groom's Cake: The playful confection for him is back on the rise

    Return of the Groom's Cake: The playful confection for him is back on the rise
    When Prince William famously ordered a groom’s cake for his wedding reception this past April, he opted for something lavishly sweet: a dense chocolate biscuit cake that the Queen was said to have on offer when William visited during breaks from his...
  • Pajamas, nightgowns and lingerie make cozy Christmas gifts

    Pajamas, nightgowns and lingerie make cozy Christmas gifts
    Somehow the holiday season brings out the urge to get cozy. Maybe that's why nightwear is a perennial favorite gift this time of year. Or maybe it's because it lends itself to stress-free shopping. After all, how many times can you give your brother-in-...
  • Dress the part this Halloween

    Dress the part this Halloween
    Millions of us will gather in just a few days to observe a ritual that some have been anticipating all year. We'll spend our savings, experience a sugar rush and garb ourselves in garments inspired by our favorite characters. We'll dress up like Angry...
  • Cunard's old-school travel continues tradition on Queen Elizabeth

    Cunard's old-school travel continues tradition on Queen Elizabeth
    I'm standing in front of the mirror in our stateroom, looking over my wife's shoulder and tying my black bow tie. It is our first sea day and the first of three formal nights on our leisurely eight-night early January crossing on Cunard Line's spanking-...
  • Best Bets for April 20-26, 2011: AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup, Railroad Earth, Barber Shop Comedy Tour, Jimmy Buffett

    Best Bets for April 20-26, 2011: AMG Miami Beach Polo World Cup, Railroad Earth, Barber Shop Comedy Tour, Jimmy Buffett
    Paula Chermont THURSDAY 21-SUNDAY 24: SEVENTH ANNUAL AMG MIAMI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP This weekend, you’ll be seeing much more than polo shirts on Miami Beach. This four-day event will kick off Thursday with eight women’s teams competing in the...
  • St. Pat's: It's easy being green

    St. Pat's: It's easy being green
    This Wearin' of the Green thing just gets more complicated all the time. You've got questions and — since St. Patrick is not around to answer them — allow me. Dear Answer Angel: My husband and I are invited to a St. Patrick's Day party and he...
  • Obama in London: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Obamas for state visit

    Obama in London: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Obamas for state visit
    Queen Elizabeth II welcomed President Obama to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, marking the start of a state visit with the British monarch. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post misspelled the first name of the wife of...
  • Shuttered Tokyo hotel reopens for evacuees

    Shuttered Tokyo hotel reopens for evacuees
    Room 1648 at the upscale Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka isn't fancy, but it sure beats Mina Ariga's old digs: an evacuation shelter in the Tokyo convention center. And for the three months she'll stay, she won't have to pay a cent. She and her husband,...