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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Royal 'I dos' and more at Westminster Abbey

    Royal 'I dos' and more at Westminster Abbey
    The bride was beautiful. The groom was a handsome prince. Two billion people around the world watched the wedding ceremony performed in April in Westminster Abbey. I was one of them. Even though my London flat is around the corner from the abbey, my...
  • Book review: 'Untold Story' by Monica Ali

    Book review: 'Untold Story' by Monica Ali
    Untold Story A Novel Monica Ali Scribner: 259 pp., $25 Fairy tales are the Euclidian geometry of fiction. Reading them — and having them read to us — are the moments when we first divide reality. We teach our imagination to leap, hit the...
  • Nothing like death to liven up a European tour

    Nothing like death to liven up a European tour
    If you're looking for the macabre side of Europe, skip the hokey rip-off "torture museums" and visit a cemetery — they're authentic, artsy and oozing with history. In honor of Halloween, here is a list of some of my favorites. Pere Lachaise...
  • British college towns won't leave you bored

    British college towns won't leave you bored
    Ever since the first homework was assigned at the University of Oxford in 1167, the stellar graduates of British universities have influenced Western civilization. But that doesn't mean that Britain's three oldest college towns are stodgy. Though you...
  • 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...
  • Review: Hallmark's 'William and Catherine' more like 'The Blandersons'

    Review: Hallmark's 'William and Catherine' more like 'The Blandersons'
    Dan Amboyer and Alice St. Clair may look like HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton in "William & Catherine: A Royal Romance" (8 p.m. Aug. 27, Hallmark Channel; 1 star), but I hope that's where the resemblance ends. If the real royal couple is this...
  • Early resident had English ties

    Spencer Robinson was one of the early pioneers of Glendale, arriving here the same year Glendale became a city. He later served as the city’s first mayor. Robinson brought with him an illustrious history. Not only was he descended from old American...