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  • Scents of spring

    Scents of spring
    Southern California weather doesn't change too drastically from winter to spring and there's no specially branded latte being served at Starbucks to nudge us into the next season, but we can count on lighter fragrances to bring on the feeling of bright...
  • GUIDE: Shopping spots in Hampton Roads

    Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall in Hampton Roads. City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive in Newport News. 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Development began...
  • Rainy day at the beach? Here's what to do

    Rainy day at the beach? Here's what to do
    When it's raining and pouring, a beach vacation doesn't have to turn boring. After all, a rainy day at the beach is still better than being at home. While shopping at the outlets and catching a movie are always an option, here are a few others. Ocean...
  • Taking clothes shopping to new heights

    Taking clothes shopping to new heights
    For the first time ever, I felt the same way my friend Kristin Samuelson usually does when she goes shopping. Here I was in a clothing store where nothing fit me. Not the shirts or the jackets. Not the dresses. And certainly not the pants. There was...
  • Keep the tie, lose the socks

    Keep the tie, lose the socks
    What man, as the weather warms, does not dream of jettisoning his tie and jacket? Even for many devotees of the power suit, the switch-over to short sleeves and lighter fabrics can't come soon enough. Unfortunately, this sort of seasonal informality...
  • Health Notes: Donate diapers now

    Health Notes: Donate diapers now
      Representatives of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. and Riverside Regional Medical Center rolled up their sleeves and put their diaper-changing skills to the test as they kicked off the Diaper Change diaper drive on June...
  • Beyond cotton: Which alternative fabrics are eco-friendly?

    Beyond cotton: Which alternative fabrics are eco-friendly?
    Much as they're trumpeted by so-called eco-designers, plant-based alternatives to cotton are a minuscule piece of the fashion puzzle. Dwarfed by cotton and synthetics such as polyester, spandex and rayon, textiles made from flax, wood pulp, hemp and...
  • Sale offers fresh start, support

    To many newly single women, cleaning out the closet can be just as cathartic as sitting on a therapist's couch. The Divorcée Sale, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Resort at Pelican Hill, is a way for women to shed pieces of their past for a...
  • New TV series raise the style bar

    New TV series raise the style bar
    It's the throwback '60s style as much as the story lines that has made "Mad Men" a success. The AMC series, which enters its fifth season in 2012, ushered in a ladylike trend in fashion that has reverberated all the way to the Paris runways and inspired a...
  • Man charged in twin brother's 2007 slaying in Columbia

    Man charged in twin brother's 2007 slaying in Columbia
    When his identical twin brother went missing in 2007, Wael Ali sought to organize a search party in Howard County to hunt for clues. Later, after the discovery of Wasel Ali's body, Wael set up a memorial page on Facebook where he lamented that they'd...
  • Mall guide: South Coast Plaza

    Location: 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, at the San Diego (405) Freeway and Bristol Street. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday Known for: The largest shopping center in California,...