| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:32 AM
The phone call came on July 2, 2012 – Ann Feanny Mahfood’s 49th birthday.
“You have been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer,” said Mahfood’s doctor.
At the time Mahfood thought, “Some birthday gift.”...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:37 PM
At a talk at the Wadsworth Atheneum a few years ago, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher Alexandra Stoddard of Stonington described how she keeps calm.
Every morning she starts the day with a "one-flower" meditation, which, she said, leaves her...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 4:55 PM
What did Blackhawks players say when they saw teammates Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp decked out in high-end fashions on the cover of November's Michigan Avenue magazine?
“You can imagine what they said,” Kane said Tuesday at a Michigan...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Guys hoping to pique the interest of the cool ghouls and lady demons this Hallow's Eve should consider donning a Batman costume or dressing up as Jay Gatsby.
That's one of the takeaways from a recent survey of more than 2,000 singles conducted by dating...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:24 PM
It might seem foolish suggesting feathers are a new fashion trend this fall — after all feathers have been beloved by the fashion world for centuries. But it's what modern fashion designers are doing with their feathers that makes the motif fresh...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Chicago already knows Blackhawks players Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp heat up the ice with their hockey moves, but now the Patricks are showing off a different side of themselves.
The pair grace the cover of the current issue of Michigan Avenue...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:16 PM
With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, set to begin in less than 10 weeks, Los Angeles-based American Apparel has partnered with organizations Athlete Ally and All Out on a clothing line to benefit LGBT advocacy groups in Russia.
| Dec 1, 2013
A pop-up book and a smartphone prop. A pretty little poncho and a sturdy, stylish tripod. A comfy new pillow and a little lamb that lulls you to sleep. These are some of the finds that just might wind up on your wish list — or your shopping list for...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Tuesday at its New York City flagship, Burton Snowboards unveiled the official uniforms to be worn by U.S. snowboarders at the upcoming Olympic Winter Games, a collection that manages to be both retro-nostalgia cool and highly technical.
The most high-...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Fred Sands, whose name once was posted on for-sale signs on houses all over Los Angeles' affluent Westside, quit selling homes more than a decade ago. But he has quietly built another real estate empire.
The striving son of a New York cabby and small-...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
We love our shopping malls and big box stores, but sometimes the right place to find a holiday gift is slightly off the beaten path. What follows is a brief survey of a few such establishments:
BEATRICE VALENZUELA, ECHO PARK
Four years ago, Mexico...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Dorothy said, "There's no place like home." I disagree. Every place can be home. Even that place with the bare walls, the wannabe DJ next door and the A/C unit older than your first car.
I've lived in six apartments in seven years. From a studio with...