Archive for 'September,2012'

Confessing my crimes of fashion

Confessing my crimes of fashion

I have a little fashion sense. “You’re going out dressed like that?’’ she says. “Yes,’’ I say. “Why not?” “Your shirt is turned inside out,” she smiles. “Did you know that?” Long pause. “Yes,” I say. [...]

Critic’s picks: The best new restaurants of 2012

Critic’s picks: The best new restaurants of 2012

While 2011 saw a flurry of  restaurant ribbon-cutting ceremonies, a more modest number of fine dining establishments opened in 2012. What the year has lacked in quantity, however, it has made up for in quality. Our [...]

Our celebrity fashion muses

Our celebrity fashion muses

WE MAY FOLLOW CELEBRITIES FOR STYLE CUES, BUT WHICH ARE TRULY STYLISH? HERE, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, IS MY TOP TEN BY ELYSE RANART, FASHION & STYLE DIRECTOR We remember the story of the duckling who [...]

Kitchen, bath trends and innovations

Kitchen, bath trends and innovations

BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB One investment in your home that typically pays off when you sell is to remodel the kitchen or the bath. Today we can make our bathrooms resemble home spas and our kitchens look [...]

Breast cancer research, advances

Breast cancer research, advances

How far has research come since the first Breast Cancer Awareness Month 27 years ago? BY NANCY McVICAR For 37 years, Dr. Charles L. Vogel, director of the Women’s Center at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach, has [...]

Kitchen, bath design ideas

Kitchen, bath design ideas

BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the bathroom must be the soul. Friends gather in our kitchens to chat with the cook and children hang out there to do their [...]

Wedding, party vintage furnishings

Wedding, party vintage furnishings

See something vintage you’d like to see in your party or wedding? Rent it Jovan and Katie Blineau always were vintage fans. For her, it was clothing, jewelry and thrift store furnishings. For him, it was [...]

Earth-moving for the fun of it

Earth-moving for the fun of it

Bradenton business turns earth moving into big-kid play How many of us stuck in seemingly endless construction projects on major interstates here haven’t glanced out the window at the workers and their heavy equipment and thought, [...]

Kitchen, bath tile choices

Kitchen, bath tile choices

BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB  Tile gets more sophisticated and innovative each year. Color is coming back, but forget about the dated pink or blue bathrooms of the past. Digital technology has turned ceramic into look-a-likes for [...]

Spa experiences worth a road trip

Spa experiences worth a road trip

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still grab a little R&R. Road trip! BY LORI CAPULLO If any state is ideal for a staycation, it’s Florida. Depending on how much time you’re [...]