| Jul 6, 2010
From souvenirs at the theme parks or amazing discounts at the outlets, to picturesque Park Avenue, Central Florida stores offer something for everyone. Whether you visit Downtown Disney for the day or spend an afternoon at the Florida Mall, you can't go...
| Nov 21, 2009
Angela Williams sat in a coral-colored accent chair in the living room of a model home at Staghorn Villas, a 58-unit townhouse community being developed by Habitat Orlando off Silver Star Road.
"This is a beautiful place to be," said Williams, 43, a...
| Feb 7, 2010
Boasting posh restaurants, luxury boutiques and a flock of millionaires who indulge in them, Moscow is considered one of the most expensive cities on the planet. Just take a walk through the rows of tinted Range Rovers and Bentleys parked behind the...
| May 2, 2010
Say you're a hotelier in downtown Los Angeles. And in the spring of 2010, a fancy new Marriott and Ritz-Carlton land in your front yard. What's your move?
For the owners of the former Holiday Inn City Center Hotel, the answer was simple: Redo your rooms,...
| Jan 4, 2009
Such a simple and utilitarian item, a bookcase. Why, then, is it so challenging to find the perfect one? We approached two local furniture experts for a good read on what makes the best bookcase.
1Make it strong. Whether you're buying a traditional...
| Feb 3, 2008
They came wearing duck-shaped hats. They blew whistles that quacked. And they lined the New River downtown Saturday to cheer on their favorite rubber ducks to the finish line.
A truck dumped 20,000 toy ducks into the river during the second annual Duck...
| Apr 18, 2009
Consumers may be passing on cars and couches, but solar lighting is burning bright. When IKEA recently rolled out its new products for summer, the collection included eight sun-powered lanterns, globes and light chains for the garden. Those designs have...
| Apr 25, 2009
Here at Upward Bound House, extreme makeovers are happening every month -- just without Ty Pennington, the cameras or the network TV budget.
The Santa Monica nonprofit, which provides housing for homeless families with children, offers an unusual...
| Jan 24, 2010
John Fogarty is the youngest and -- at 6 feet tall -- the shortest of three brothers. He is also my husband. The first night we met, some 4 1/2 years ago, he was wearing a gorgeous wool houndstooth sport coat. Except the coat was two sizes too big, a...
| Jul 9, 2009
Dora the Explorer can undergo all the makeovers she wants--that Dora comforter is still getting chucked faster than last year's gym shoes when Hannah Montana comes calling.
And therein lies the quandary for parents trying to decorate their kids' rooms in...