Sometimes you just need a break. From work, from routine and from stressful over-scheduling. But planning a trip can be daunting and -- more importantly -- expensive. If the thought of air fare and hotel fees gets you down, try spending your time off in your own city! Here are some ways to approach your home with fresh eyes and get the most out of your staycation.Read More
This summer, why stay put when you could explore your beautiful state? Here are some fantastic day trips or weekend getaways virtually in your backyard. Get out there and celebrate the joys of micro-climates! Not from CA? Just all the more reason to visit the Golden State.Read More
This morning, we lost another incredible member of the creative community. Bourdain, thank you for giving us your wise words, fresh perspectives, and love for food. You will be missed.Read More
In cities across the nation, residents are invited to spend time in the sun at one of the countless summer street festivals held almost every weekend. What better way to spend a warm afternoon than walking the streets of your favorite city decked out with food, music, and art? These are some of my personal favorites from cities big and small.Read More
Kate Spade, the face of a brand with a colorful, modern flair, was found dead on her apartment on Tuesday in an apparent suicide.
Like so many other young women, my first "grown-up" piece of designer clothing was Kate Spade. At age fifteen, I saved up as much money as I could to buy a pink wallet half the size of my head. It was one of the first "nice" things I ever owned, and I was captivated by the brand ever since. My mom, sister and I would go into the her store just to stare at the brightly colored bags, so often that the salespeople began to recognize us.Read More