| Feb 15, 2014
Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn.
But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:47 AM
New stores from Williams-Sonoma and PANDORA jewelry are coming to malls in Annapolis and downtown Baltimore.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. is opening the first PBteen store in Maryland on Saturday at Westfield Annapolis mall. PBteen, one of Williams-Sonoma&...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Don’t let the vintage sign hanging above Randy & Steve’s The New General Store on Main Street in Ellicott City fool you. Everything inside is -- as their name suggests -- “new” but with an old-fashioned touch.
After closing The...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 9:10 AM
My kitchen smells like pot, but there's nothing going on here to concern the Police Department. Maybe the Fire Department.
I'm taking a gizmo that looks like a toy gun, stuffing wood shavings into the top and lighting them afire. My motivation is not...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:17 AM
A number of years ago a serious chef, baker and food writer named Beth Hensperger got an assignment from her publisher: A slow-cooker cookbook.
She declined. More than once. Vehemently.
"I was like, 'Oh my God … It doesn't fit in with my style...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Feb 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street securities analysts revised their ratings and price targets
on several U.S.-listed companies, including Eli Lilly, Facebook, HomeAway and Tesla Motors , on
* Arris Group Inc : RBC, UBS, Needham,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Shopping for the wine lover on your list is always tricky -- you're never sure which bottle they already have or have already dismissed. Coastal Pinot Noir would have been perfect last year, but now they're back into Beaujolais. Here are some ideas that...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:06 PM
You're hosting a Thanksgiving gathering for the extended family. You want to set a table that's refined and elegant but not too fussy. A table that makes loved ones feel merry and comfortable.
"Go for maximum impact with minimum effort, keep shapes...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:52 AM
It's Freebie Friday magically morphs into Shopping Saturday! I've put together a coupon-friendly edition of pre-Black Friday deals so you can get a head start on holiday shopping without the hassle of standing in line on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. I've...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Christmas decorating spans from cutesy to nostalgic, but no matter the preference, it’s essential to peek into Chicagoland retailers with one thing in mind – making your holiday memorable you.
Whether looking to go all out or simply (and...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:21 AM
Happy Freebie Black Friday!
It's the biggest shopping day of the year and I'm here to help you save more with freebies, retail coupons and dining deals good right through Cyber Monday.
If you're out and about today, on Twitter, tweet your deals, best...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:48 AM
John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse will be signing his new cookbook The Southern Cowboy ($28.99) and hosting an interactive cooking demonstration from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Williams-Sonoma at 142 S. Park Ave. in Winter Park.