| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:38 AM
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...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 8:51 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2011
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...
| Jul 17, 2011
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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:01 PM
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.
| Nov 22, 2011
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2011
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...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 9:51 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 4:13 PM
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...