Saturday, October 20, 2018

As society delves deeper and deeper into the authenticity of its trappings, there is no end to what it must do to live responsibly. Chefs tout farm-to-table, many can name the chickens who laid the eggs for their omelets, and every fish must be su…

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Long considered the ultimate accessory, cars are integral to the American image. Vehicles quit being solely utilitarian ages ago, and anyone who doubts the automobile’s contribution to one’s personal style need only contemplate the difference betw…

Saturday, October 06, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018

Regardless of America’s fondness for football, lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the U.S., according to CBS News, and has tripled its popularity in the past decade. A favorite among the East Coast society set since the late 1800s, lacrosse …

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Gentlemen, an age of #MeToo has understandably left you in the lurch. The caveman approach no longer stands you in good stead but instead carries with it real consequences. Although Facebook has made it easier to meet women, it’s also lowered the …

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Recently the term “act like a lady” has reared its repressive Victorian head in the news. A Houston middle school was forced to take down its banner, “The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll treat you like a gentleman,” and a female crime rep…

Saturday, September 08, 2018
Saturday, September 01, 2018

I recently received video of a chef’s birthday party for his small daughter, a simple backyard masterpiece of cake and ice cream. "Happy Birthday" was sung by the parents and a few neighbor kids, after which there were sprinklers and a plastic wad…

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Saturday, August 04, 2018

As if people weren’t problem enough, society must increasingly contend with their dogs. Under the moniker "fur babies," many are indulged and allowed to be as infantile as they wish, with owners excusing the barking-mad animal straining at the lea…

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The bane and benefit of the English language is that it’s always in flux. New words evolve at an alarming rate, the product of a society constantly in search of self-expression. And while English has never been a creator of complicated compound no…

Saturday, July 21, 2018

There’s a line in the show "Sons of Anarchy" where gang member Jimmy Smits says, “I prefer more patina on my precious metal.” He’s coming on to biker matriarch Katey Sagal, an older woman on TV who upstages the men for mayhem and sex appeal.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

America’s current difficulty is not so much with China but with china. It seems millennials and Generation X'ers are refusing to come to the table and deal with grandmother’s plates and demitasse cups. Her Wedgewood doesn’t suit their sofa-with-ce…

Saturday, July 07, 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Saturday, June 02, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018

We knew it would get here eventually. The wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, with all the world’s eyes on the dress. Designers sketched out their speculations for months ahead of time, news outlets teased and what Markle wore will influenc…

Saturday, May 12, 2018

A local chef recently told me the old dishes are coming back, and when he meets women, he likes to steal their mothers’ recipes. Women have always handed their history down this way. Mother to daughter, dishes passed through the generations, carry…

Saturday, May 05, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018

For those still in the midst of spring cleaning, you should know that in addition to having a bedscape — an entire room that expresses how you are personally at the end of your day — you must have an end-of-the-bedscape as well, addressing what to…

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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Thursday, March 01, 2018
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Saturday, February 03, 2018
Friday, February 02, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Clearly Brexit hasn’t held some Brits back. Ever mad for class distinctions, the hot trend is canine couture, according to the Secret World of Posh Pets. With the same silk and Solstiss lace additions as the real deal and no, it’s not the queen’s …

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018

With 2017 in the rearview mirror, it’s time for a parting wave to the word of the year — truth — according to the Global Language Monitor. It seems many Americans bandied this about this past year, possibly because of the news and those accused of…

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Every New Year is a time for reckoning — out with the old, in with the new, and nowhere more so than in the fashion industry. Designers already have decided what will stay and what will go, and if you plan to be au courant, you’ll have to go full …

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Lafayette Garden Club convened at the UL Alumni House for Christmas cheer and those ladies inducted into the Circle of Roses. The favored few — Cathy Andrew, Maggie Chiasson, President Diana Nolan and Margo Racca — were recognized for their le…

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, please have your package wrapped, remember where you’re at. I happen to love the U.S. Postal Service, particularly since that cold Christmas Day when they brought the package from my far-away daughter.