| Jul 28, 2012
When she was just out of Eastern Illinois University, Danielle Lutz volunteered at her church, counseling people through job transitions. Often, the now 38-year-old says, she helped others identify their passions.
"I would ask, 'What is the one...
| Jul 29, 2012
Hats may once have seemed like a wardrobe staple of the past — an accessory reserved for the ladies of an era when no one left home without a proper head covering.
But modern millinery seems to have a definite place in L.A.'s urban jungle as style-...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:21 AM
Wedding Day: August 18, 2012
Her story: Nola Dobratz, 33, grew up in Chicago, Ill. She lives in Fells Point and is marketing director for Radcliffe Jewelers. Her father, Walter Dobratz, is deceased. Her mother, Nola Dobratz, is a retired accountant.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:24 PM
More than 200 guests celebrated the Children's Bureau Clambake at the Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, in early June.
The culinary staff of the Island Hotel in Newport Beach prepared a wonderful summer feast of barbecued steak and grilled lobster as the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Late in the evening July 17, after the Costa Mesa City Council voluntarily handcuffed the community to an unconscionable contract with Newport Banning Ranch LLC, the council quietly tightened its grip by purposeful inaction.
This time, the council...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:04 AM
If you grew up in Fort Lauderdale, you may remember the blueberry muffins at the old Jordan Marsh at Sunrise Shopping Center. If your childhood includes eating at Burdines' downtown Miami store, how could you forget the Snow Princess ice cream sundae with...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Shoppers in Maryland showed up at area malls and other retail outlets in large numbers Sunday, the first day of the state's Tax Free Week.
The holiday from state sales tax for most clothing and footwear priced under $100 was an incentive to spend and...
| Aug 21, 2012
Fashion lovers can feel fall in the air and on the hangers. Rich textures — leather, brocade, baroque jeweling, fur (faux and real) and velvet — confer a touchability to the disparate trends trickling into stores, from menswear-inspired...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 10:12 AM
One day in 2009 Anna Wintour – editrix of “Vogue” and the last word in all things fabulous – decided that the recession was unfashionable.
Not being a shrinking violet, she set about doing something about it. After ringing up...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Rodney Pridget and his girlfriend were unaware they were being followed as they stopped at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nordstrom and other stores at a crowded Towson Town Center Mall six days before Christmas.
But as they left the mall, a man vying to...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:13 AM
One of the most interesting accessories at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has been children.
From celebrity stylist June Ambrose taking her daughter to the hottest shows throughout the city to random women hoisting infants on their hips like a Birken bag,...