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  • Meghan McCain's home: She calls her style 'Scarface meets Graceland'

    Meghan McCain's home: She calls her style 'Scarface meets Graceland'
    "My version of entertaining at home is putting on some cool music and opening up a bottle of Jack Daniel's or wine," author, political pundit and TV personality Meghan McCain declares. "I can't cook, unless you want Cheez Whiz on a Ritz cracker. I am...
  • Flowers, food and fashion part of garden club's symposium in Colonial Williamsburg

    Flowers, food and fashion part of garden club's symposium in Colonial Williamsburg
    Scenic Virginia is all about its name — preserving, protecting and promoting the state's beauty. In early February, the nonprofit organization partners with the Garden Club of Virginia Symposium held at Colonial Williamsburg to do just that....
  • Finding himself, with a little help from his 'life coach'

    Alexander the Great's "life coach" was Aristotle. Mine is a chatty blond who used to work in entertainment. Same thing. For our first session, she comes into the dark restaurant like we all do, adjusting from the outdoors to the indoors, blinking to...
  • A mushroom hunter studies L.A.'s little ecological aides

    A mushroom hunter studies L.A.'s little ecological aides
    Recent rains mean amateur and professional mycologists in Southern California can head outdoors again with renewed enthusiasm. Mushroom expert Gary Lincoff, a longtime teacher of plant studies at the New York Botanical Garden and author of books including...
  • When hanging a hammock, avoid harming trees

    When hanging a hammock, avoid harming trees
    Our hammock has always been attached to an eye bolt screwed into a tree. When we took down the hammock this fall, we discovered the eye bolt has been completely engulfed by bark. Just swallowed up! We barely got the hammock off. How do we cut (drill?) out...
  • Home and garden briefs for Jan. 22: Mark your calendar for these upcoming gardening events

    February and March will bring several shows and exhibitions to the area. Mark your calendar so you won't miss these upcoming events: •Friday-Sunday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Virginia Flower and Garden Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia...
  • In an emerging downtown, 'DTLA' makes strong initial impression

    In an emerging downtown, 'DTLA' makes strong initial impression
    Alan Valentin slips off his bulky headphones. He's checking out a new art gallery/fashion boutique/event venue — a cavernous space where bass-heavy music reverberates off pristine white walls — that recently opened on Broadway in downtown L.A....
  • Finding truth and light (and maybe something else) in the attic

    Don't you hate it when you're in a perfectly lousy mood and something good comes along to completely ruin it? I'll admit to being a little glum lately, bummed by the melancholy of Christmas trees on the curb, or those phony-baloney gym ads that try to...
  • Local artisans focus on reclaimed wood for handcrafted works

    Local artisans focus on reclaimed wood for handcrafted works
    The art of handcrafted woodwork is thriving in Los Angeles, thanks in part to the World Wide Web, which allows artisans to sell their products directly to the public. Here are some Southern California woodworkers whose designs can lend any home a...
  • Home and garden briefs for Jan. 15: From winter garden care to horticultural classes and even a contest for kids, January offers plenty to see, do, learn

    Upcoming home, garden events •The Right Cut. Saturday, Jan. 17. 10 a.m. The James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners will conduct a workshop to provide instruction on early winter tree care. The focus will be on both the basics of pruning...
  • 40-Year-Old Alligator Found At L.A. Home

    40-Year-Old Alligator Found At L.A. Home
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 8-foot alligator that was found in a box with two cat carcasses in a suburban Los Angeles backyard might have been living at the home for as long as 40 years, animal officials said Wednesday. After the alligator was seized,...