| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:11 PM
French clothing company the Kooples opened its first U.S. flagship over the weekend, right here in L.A.
The label, founded in Paris in 2008, offers "accessible luxury" with clothing inspired by vintage looks for men and women and created in...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:21 PM
DSW is full of designer surprises but there Luxe810 pop up shops are by far the most intriguing collaboration the store has done. The experimental stores offer designer goods at 90 percent off and only opened in locations such as Boca Raton, New York,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:46 AM
When I first heard that expression used to criticize a home interior that was polished to perfection, I thought I was going to have to break something. No sooner had I gotten to the point where I could almost pull off a perfect room than I...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The best part about moving into a new home is the fresh start. You have another chance to get life right. If you're like me, you believe that somehow, if you put things just right, your whole life will fall into place.
Oh but that were so.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Sitting at the intersection of Hollywood and high fashion, it's no wonder Rodeo Drive is one of the most fabled shopping streets in the world.
It's been immortalized in movies, books, song lyrics and on reality TV.
The thoroughfare played a supporting...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Three days of packing. Nine hours of bonding with three movers. Two days of unpacking and furniture arranging (uhh, before you put that down, could we try the armoire upstairs?). Ten broken fingernails, two band-aids, 12 Advil and one icepack.
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:44 PM
I am not alone. The cyber mountain of emails I have received in response to my recent columns about going through my parents' home of 50 years proves it. The response has eclipsed reaction to any topic I have tackled in the nine years I have been...
| Apr 28, 2013
— Within 30 seconds in her airy, orchid-filled office three floors above Central Park, Betty Halbreich had zeroed in on one of my chief torments as a professional woman.
"I know why you have a problem with pants," Halbreich said dryly, patting...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Every year, trends seem to fall straight from the sky into our homes. I mean that literally. You'll recall, several years back, the butterfly trend, soon joined by the dragonfly trend. The highly stylized winged insects appeared on everything from wall...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Shortly after I moved to Orlando, I learned I lived near the Tiffany museum.
"Cool!" I thought imagining cases loaded with glimmering unaffordable jewelry on cushions of turquoise.
Not THAT Tiffany, the locals corrected, Tiffany as in those leaded-...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:13 AM
I'd had it with the tree monster taking over my driveway. It loomed larger every day and threatened to eat me and my car every time we pulled in. As my personal rainforest grew thicker and more menacing, so did my resolve to hack it back … some...