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  • A well-spotted opportunity, Potted celebrates its 10th year

     A well-spotted opportunity, Potted celebrates its 10th year
    For the nearly 10 years that Annette Gutierrez and Mary Gray have owned the Atwater Village garden store Potted, the women have built a reputation for having a distinctive eye for outdoor home d├ęcor and accessories. Now, in celebration of their 10th...
  • Architect-designer couple modernizes a Modern house

    Architect-designer couple modernizes a Modern house
    "I take away the extraneous and make it clean." That's how Emily Ain describes the home she and her husband, James Matson, have been renovating and remodeling for 17 years. When the couple first looked at the house — a 2,300-square-foot, three-...
  • New books focus on the passion and pleasure of growing cut flowers and arranging seasonal materials

    Two Virginia gardening authors recently released new books, and both share their passion for seasonal material. One focuses on growing cut flowers for bouquets, while the other shows how to use simple blossoms and foliage to create eye-catching windowsill...
  • Too much time on the smartphone calls for a Twitter hiatus

    I was seduced by Twitter, of all things, that nakedly simple social media phenom that limits messages to pretty much what you can chisel on a tombstone. At first I was put off by the brevity of Twitter, but now I find it a triumph of short-form...
  • Be careful with leaf removal over grass seedlings

    Be careful with leaf removal over grass seedlings
    My new grass seedlings are very thin and fragile. Now tree leaves are falling on them. How can I remove leaves without disturbing the seedlings? Will they grow under the leaves? I don't want to walk on the grass yet. Falling leaves are one reason why it...
  • So your flea market purchase needs repairs? Here's help.

    So your flea market purchase needs repairs? Here's help.
    You've brought home your perfect find from the flea market and suddenly noticed its imperfections. Now what? Here are some tips and advice for those inclined to fix their treasures. LIGHTING Perhaps you couldn't resist the pair of '50s vanity lamps...
  • Setting the stage for the social season

    A barber strummed through my hair recently in that pre-assessment the good ones do before cutting and noted that my hair is now three different shades — yellow, gray and the flat brass of a used trombone. Fond of fall, I apparently change like the...
  • A Rose Bowl Flea Market shopper's guide

    A Rose Bowl Flea Market shopper's guide
    Since the grand opening of the Rose Bowl Flea Market more than 45 years ago, innumerable treasure hunters have crossed the threshold at the historic gates to roam the vast expanse, feeling thrill-of-the-chase excitement. But how do you find the best...
  • Zulily shopping experience: pros and cons

    Zulily shopping experience: pros and cons
    I love scoring a good bargain. But like many moms, I don't have time to compare prices at dozens of stores and websites, hunting for the best deals. We recently wrote about Zulily, the online megastore, which plans to open a huge warehouse in...
  • Back to standard time: Use the extra hour for fall tasks

    Back to standard time: Use the extra hour for fall tasks
    Sometime late in the day on Nov. 1 or upon waking on Nov. 2, you'll turn the clocks back an hour to resume your life in Pacific standard time. You may fantasize about that extra 60 minutes of downtime, but it's also an opportunity to conquer semiannual...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29
    Event highlights for the weekend and beyond in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit:triblocal.com/events. Family 5K and health fair The...