| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Keith and I got engaged six months ago and it has been the most exciting time of my life. I was so anxious at first that we did a lot of planning right away. We chose colors, our bridal party, our date and venue. Within a month I had found my dress, a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:42 PM
The Marina del Rey Hotel, the first hotel built in the public marina south of Venice, has closed for a $20-million renovation.
Originally opened in 1964, the hotel on Bali Way was due for a makeover, owner Pacifica Hotels said. The upgrade will take...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:42 AM
I'd like to start today's blog by saying one thing, YAY! NO MARYSOL! WOO HOO! Excuse me, I mean, on tonight's episode of "Real Housewives of Miami" we get a sneak peek at the bicoastal lifestyle, as we follow Lea and Lisa while they accompany Joanna on...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Seating can be one of the more challenging aspects of wedding planning. Where to put that outspoken relative? How about your shy, single friend? Will your boss who listens to NPR get along with your neighbor who supports the NRA? The seating plan for...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:33 AM
On Sunday, May 18, 2008, late at night, I got a message through my MySpace profile that simply stated, “Nice page and pics. - E.” I checked out E’s profile and replied with a paragraph. Soon, we advanced to text messages. Later, we...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:02 AM
For their May nuptials, Mount Vernon residents Katie Joost and Nick Garber made careful preparations.
They booked a gazebo at Owings Mills' Irvine Nature Center, accessible by a quarter-mile hike. They selected readings that had special meaning to them,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:16 PM
A successful wedding is as close as you smartphone.
Here are some helpful phone apps and web sites:
CameraPlus ($1 at iTunes) and NightCamera (free) help you take awesome photos with your smartphone by boosting capabilities.
Wedding Scan ($3 at...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:41 AM
It's wedding season and love is in the air. Some women dream of the perfect day, dressed all in white, sharing the day with family and friends, marrying their prince and living happily ever after. Whether you're looking for love or have already found it,...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:28 PM
To wrap up our pre-marital counseling, Sam and I were guided in setting goals for our future. Individually we each set three personal, couple and family goals, then shared them with each other and compared notes.
Luckily, our goals were pretty much...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 12:27 PM
I wish there were clear cut rules on who should or should not make your wedding guest list. This is one of the most difficult decisions I have come across so far in the wedding planning process.
My venue holds up to 150 people in the room in order to...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Pink flamingos peer down from the dining room walls of Mink Stole's apartment -- playful reminders of the notorious 1972 film that helped launch Stole's career as an actress, alongside Divine, John Waters and the rest of the Dreamlanders.