| 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...
| 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,...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:26 PM
I am obsessed with H&M. When I visited the Swedish fashion emporium in New York City for the first time in 2001, I went bananas for the men’s, women’s and children’s store that stocks well-made fashions at affordable prices. I emailed...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 12:03 PM
Some people get all ga-ga over movie stars and sports celebrities. Not me. The fact that someone has a fetching way or can hurl a ball through a hoop from 50 feet does not impress me in the least. Genius, however, gets me every time.
Given a choice of...
| Jul 3, 2011
One of the biggest beauty breakthroughs in recent years involves the rise of funky nail polish colors — blue, green, gray, even black — which have become socially acceptable for almost all women, no matter their age or occupation. That...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:43 PM
I was in the garage when I heard the scream. I knew the sound the way you know your own child's cry. Because this was my child! I rushed in and found her shrieking and shaking.
"Huge roach! Huge roach!" She kept repeating, eyes fixed on the kitchen trash...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:56 AM
The Malibu house has a fashion runway, a revolving closet, accomodations for a hot pink motor scooter and space for a pet giraffe. It's a dream house all right, for who else but Barbie.
Mattel's most popular toy is starting her 125th career, this time as...
| 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,...
| 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...