| Nov 12, 2008
A new big O is ascending on the fashion scene.
Incoming First Lady Michelle Obama is poised to be the new Oprah and the next Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis—combined!—for designers, retailers and fashion aficionados. (Does that make her a double-O...
| Sep 29, 2009
The Champagne Bar at the Hotel Bel-Air is dark as a lair. Ice clinks as men and women on caramel-colored leather chairs and forest-green couches imbibe, converse and laugh. A roaring fire blasts light and warmth, which is welcome, despite the heat of a...
| Mar 28, 2009
I'm having a hard time forming an opinion about First Lady Michelle Obama, mostly because there are already so many out there, and they're almost uniformly inane.
There's the constant clucking about her wardrobe: the election night "lava lamp" dress, the...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 9:51 PM
IRVINE — A performance of the Ninth Symphony is always full of eagerness.
When is that massive choir in the back going to sing? When do the soloists come out? Is the third movement over?
Big questions, to be sure. But then, after some 45 minutes...
| Oct 24, 2010
Red was a distinct note on the fall runways, and plenty of red accessories are turning up in stores this season, adding a punch of color to wardrobe staples.
It's a longtime "power" color (remember the power tie? Nancy Reagan red?) and is traditionally...
| Jun 2, 2010
I've worked in organizations ranging in size from a handful to tens of thousands of employees. An interesting experience was when I was part of the formation of a public relations firm in Washington, D.C., called Powell Tate. I was one of a dozen...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 8:51 AM
NEWPORT BEACH — Muldoon's Irish Pub this weekend will revive the old mid-afternoon custom of friends coming together over a piping hot cup of tea.
On Saturday afternoon, sisters Lissi Kaplan and Sindi Rae Schwartz will host the first of many...
| Aug 22, 2008
by Johanna Neuman Few noticed her inclusion Thursday when the Republican National Convention announced its speaking lineup. Pundits immediately seized on news that Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrats' 2000 vice presidential candidate, will speak...
| Jan 17, 2011
Ron Reagan has a book, "My Father at 100," which he promoted last week on "20/20." Michael Reagan has a book, "The New Reagan Revolution," which he promoted on "The Early Show" on CBS this morning. And now, the sons of Ronald Reagan have a feud. Ron's...
| Jan 18, 2011
Michael Reagan has said that half-brother Ron Jr. embarrassed Nancy with a new book about Ronald Reagan. But Ron Reagan says that isn't so. In an interview on "Good Morning America," he said his mother likes the book "My Father at 100."...
| Feb 2, 2011
Reagan didn't support medicare either....