A bomb shelter as inspiration for our cottage shower room reno? Well, actually, yes; the curious notion was birthed having espied a tin sign perched high above the entrance to a now defunct air raid space in New York. Exploring the city on business, we froze like pillars of salt when confronted by the ancient sign.
Ahead of summer at the lake, we asked Penny to compose a "must-do" hit list to help us -- and you -- prepare for the coming months. Her no nonsense approach is compelling and her advice informative. Here's how to open your cottage for spring and summer.
These women have it all -- and while they are photographed to the point that fashion choices have impacts on their profile both socially and career wise -- you just get the impression they are NOT checking press outlets the next morning to see whether they made best dressed.
Locals will have Hollywood royalty in their backyard this weekend. Saturday is Washington's big day to dress up, and every year the festivities get even the most slovenly dressers into a tie or tux.
Just because you're lucky enough to have amassed a haul of sparkling baubles, a covetable gala invitation, and the desire to drip with diamonds from all available limbs and lobes does not, by any means, mean that you should.
Kelly Connor Finding the perfect dress for a big event is only half the battle: Making the right choice with your footwear can make or break an eve...
Whether you're married or single, straight or gay, by nature men are competitive. With this in mind, it's always a good idea to know what women want because after all, they make great allies, and we can truly benefit from another point of view. In my survey of more than 20 women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, I was surprised to find that the focus was greater on manners, grooming and tailoring, than fashion and trends.
Boasting walloping great whiffs of mouse poop and fusty linen (the house had been run as a rental for years) we knew we'd have our work cut out to knock it in to shape. But nothing gets in the way of two Scotsmen on a mission of decorative beautification. D'you hear us? Nothing!
Oh, joy! Y'all have no idea how excited I am to be writing this post, especially given the pivotal role rapper and budding actress Nicki Minaj's image played in the inception of this blog.
We held our breath as our brand new wooden dock arrived across our glistening lake. When all pieces were in place, the installation team dived underwater to connect and anchor the whole shebang.
Sneakers have made their way out of the gym and into the world of high fashion. Ever since Karl Lagerfeld dressed his models in sneakers on the catwal...
I love Easter! Spring has finally sprung, with sweet smells in the air, and sweet treats for us to savor. Here are my latest favorite things.
If we whispered that Nescafe was our cottage 'wood stain' of choice, would you rush to put the kettle on? Confused? Well don't be. But coffee -- as wood stain? Bizarre as it sounds, it's not quite the unusual proposition you might initially think.
The Max Factor Building holds much more than the history of beauty that unfolded underneath its roof.
Spring is a time for evolution. As the sun comes out and the days get longer, I always feel inspired to try a new look. I spoke with Taylor Smits, Creative Director of Aveda Tonic South Granville in Vancouver and he shared some of the hottest looks for spring.
Throw out every single beauty product you have. Jill Kargman, the daughter of the former chairman of Chanel (BIG money, access to all of the best bea...