| Dec 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There are walk-in closets in Malibu larger than Steven Jones' Laguna Beach home. So when it came time for the designer to decorate his 320-square-foot pied-à-terre overlooking St. Ann's Beach, he treated the space as if he were designing a boat....
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
I asked some buddies at dinner the other night what time they get up, for I sense from early morning emails and texts that I am the last man in America to get out of bed.
The first guy, Jon, said 4:30, and the second guy, Big Wave Dave, said 3:30.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Can we take the pine needles under our pine tree to mulch our shrubs? We tried to grow grass under the pine tree, but now we're trying to establish ground cover there.
Pine needles make an attractive, highly sought-after mulch. They have been mulching...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:45 PM
We found a praying mantis egg case on our Christmas tree. Will it freeze if we put it outside or should we keep it in a terrarium till spring?
Your warm house will cause the eggs to hatch prematurely, and you will have tiny and cute, but fragile,...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Roses, lilies, snapdragons — the eclectic reflection of whatever was in season in Margaret "Margee" McKinney's garden always adorned her College Park home.
"We never sat at the dinner table without fresh flowers," said her son, Steve McKinney, 65,...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:33 AM
More than ever before, some of those presents under the Christmas tree, as well as Hanukah gifts, are intended for barking, purring, or even squawking members of the family.
Just over half all of all dogs, nearly 40 percent of cats, and 25 percent of pet...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
This photo stays in my head like yesterday's brandy. My cousin's wife found it, scanned it and emailed it to me and my siblings around the country. The Thanksgiving still life. An heirloom, really. Like a scene from Samuel Beckett, where nothing much...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Citizens of Humanity founder Jerome Dahan may be one of the kings of luxury denim, but at home in Santa Monica, he cultivates his polychromatic side that's influenced by his travels, regular flea-market visits and his love of 1960s and '70s design.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Should I remove the new bulbs [babies] from an amaryllis when repotting? Mine has three small bulbs coming off the main one.
You will probably get more blooms if you remove the bulblets. Plant them in separate pots and, in a few years, the babies will...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Whether you are in search of unique home decor or a Christmas present for that notoriously difficult person to shop for, consider checking out the Fleetwood Antique Mall at 14129 Kutztown Road (Route 222).
The business, which held a grand opening...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:19 AM
MacKenzie-Childs Creative Director Rebecca Proctor describes herself on her Chartreuse blog as a "design fanatic, cook, baker and candlestick maker." But the whimsical woman behind one of the most sought after home decor brands in the world is that and so...