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Away from the courts, with Maria Sharapova

Away from the courts, with Maria Sharapova

Editor’s note: Maria Sharapova won her second French Open earlier this month, defeating Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 on the courts at Roland Garros. Her Wimbledon challenge continued Saturday with a 6-3, 6-0 defeat of [...]

Dining Around the World, in Hollywood, Fla.

Dining Around the World, in Hollywood, Fla.

By Rebecca Cahilly Hollywood, Florida began as a dream — that of Joseph Young in the early 1920s. For his “Dream City in Florida,” Young envisioned a place “for everyone, from the opulent at the top [...]

Luxury Island getaways and adventures

Luxury Island getaways and adventures

  So you’ve decided to visit an island on your next getaway, and now you need to decide which one and what to do when you arrive there. You can luxuriate in a chic resort, or you [...]

Designing a child’s room to outlast childhood

Designing a child’s room to outlast childhood

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The excitement of having a baby can send your mind spinning with decorating options. Should you go for the cutesy baby theme with painted balloons and rainbows? How about adorable cartoon character [...]

Prime-time players: What can we learn about reinvention from some of our favorite stars?

Prime-time players: What can we learn about reinvention from some of our favorite stars?

By Deborah Wilker When Michelle Pfeiffer returned to the screen in 2007’s Hairspray, it was her first appearance in a major film in five years. At a time when many of her Hollywood contemporaries were either [...]

New parent trap: Caring for aging loved ones

New parent trap: Caring for aging loved ones

For a growing number of working adults, caring for a parent is a life-altering juggling act that can jeopardize their own health, finances and jobs. But it is possible to balance it all. Here’s how. By [...]

Reversing damage from years of poor eating

Reversing damage from years of poor eating

By Rebecca Cahilly You’ve just celebrated the big 5-0, or 5-1, or 5-5. The candles have been blown out, the cake eaten, and suddenly words that previously went ignored – “coronary heart disease,” “stroke,” “fibromyalgia,” “diabetes,” [...]

Big ideas for downsized spaces at home

Big ideas for downsized spaces at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Lauri Ward believes bigger isn’t better. Her credo is: If you want to live smarter, live smaller. Ward, author of Downsizing Your Home with Style, helps clients dispose of what they don’t [...]

Travel: sometimes, it is about the destinations

Travel: sometimes, it is about the destinations

By Patti Roth Top off the gas tank and point your car north, south, east or west. The direction really doesn’t matter, not when you’re in search of intriguing, quirky or delightful South Florida destinations that [...]

The Early Bird dinner setting into the sunset

The Early Bird dinner setting into the sunset

By Rebecca Cahilly Dining early has its perks, particularly when it comes to waistline and wallet. While “Early Bird” dining specials have been replaced at many restaurants by Happy Hours offering small bites, a few establishments [...]