| 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...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 6:00 PM
Amanda Ottati of Bear and Bird (photo by Beth Black)
BEST PLACE FOR AFFORDABLE ART
Bear and Bird Boutique and Gallery
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, 954-748-0181, Bearandbird.mybisi.com
Because Bear and Bird regularly holds open calls to South...
| Mar 20, 2011
Spring merchandise has officially hit the stores, and one trend should be immediately noticeable: bright colors. They were everywhere on the spring-summer 2011 runways, including at the Jil Sander show, where candy colors managed to look minimal when...
| Mar 27, 2011
London is swinging again thanks to bride and princess-to-be Kate Middleton. Millions are hanging on her every move — where she shops, where she primps, what she eats and drinks.
Although the couple live (part of the time) in a rented farmhouse in...
| May 26, 2011
| 10:14 AM
There's always a trigger, experts say. When someone finally checks into rehab or jumps off a bridge or breaks down and organizes his closet, some event sets it off. For me, it was moving to a house with smaller closets.
While I considered pitching myself...
| Jan 8, 2012
Stealth wealth. Fashion gaming. Elsa Schiaparelli. Raf Simons. What else? Here's a list of stylish people, trends and ideas to pay attention to in 2012.
Surrealism. Opening May 10, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's exhibition...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 9:48 PM
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,...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:37 AM
If I had to do it over, which I actually do, I would gather new holiday decorations the way I'd build a new wardrobe.
As I mentioned in last week's column, I lost all my holiday decorations in my move to Florida. While coming to grips with that, I...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Starting Sunday, Laguna Art Museum visitors will pay $5 less for tickets across the board.
The unveiling of the museum's spring 2012 exhibitions then will officially coincide with a revamped ticketing and hours of operation policy instituted by Malcolm...