| Dec 19, 2010
For years, my husband and I had wanted to take our children to London before the magic of "Peter Pan" and "Mary Poppins" wore off, before the older two became too jaded for the Changing of the Guard and double-decker buses, before they would rather hang...
| Apr 3, 2011
So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why.
Here's one reason: They defy time.
Start with just the...
| Dec 26, 2010
If there's an "it" city for 2011, it's London.
Not only will London see Kate and William's royal wedding — 30 years after Charles and Diana's vows captivated the world's heart — but that's also the run-up to two major events in 2012: the...
| Jan 24, 2011
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-...
| Dec 4, 2011
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 44 (the country code for England) and 20 (the city code for London).
WHERE TO STAY
The Goring, 15 Beeston Place, 7396-9000, http://www.thegoring.com. This...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 1:28 PM
The lights are still on at the Eiffel Tower. They keep ringing up sales at Prada in Rome, and London is getting ready to start partying for about a year and a half, beginning with the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster...
| Jun 6, 2011
The world's queen of influence doesn't wear a crown. But she carries a big stick.
In the latest Washington Whispers poll by U.S. News & World Report, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is by far and away viewed as the most influential woman on the...
| Jan 17, 2011
If you were one of the lucky folks who got engaged over the holidays, chances are you're staring down at a colored stone, and not a traditional diamond. Why the switch? That 18 carat sapphire Prince William planted on Kate Middleton might have something...
| Nov 30, 2010
With twinkling Christmas lights, jingling sleigh bells and chestnuts roasting on open fires — not to mention inescapable holiday jewelry commercials hawking diamond rings — it's no wonder December reigns as the most popular month to pop the...
| Nov 22, 2011
Q: Waaaaay back in the '60s I thought I saw bottles of wine with labels designed by Picasso, Dali and other popular artists. Was I dreaming?
—Elizabeth Dewey, Crystal Lake, Ill.
A: No, you weren't dreaming. The artists' labels were (and are) found...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Forget the two wedding cakes, Prince William and Kate Middleton. You know you've really arrived on the world stage when Dunkin' Donuts introduces a "Royal Wedding Donut" in honor of your nuptials.
Said doughnut is described by Massachussetts-based...