| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A growing group of perfumers are eschewing the trend of synthetics and working with scents that truly distill the essences of nature....
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Muppets: The Muppets nail it with an OPI holiday collection...
| Aug 10, 2011
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Armotherapy continues its march down the halls of hotels and into malls. One of the newest aromatherapy products is something called 21 Drops, which uses essentials oils and offers...of course... 21 different aromatherapy scents....
| Apr 3, 2011
Honey, why don’t we ever do anything romantic anymore?
If that phrase sounds familiar, you’ve probably either said it or heard it said to you. To fix this, all you need is a little time, a little money and a willingness to surrender...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 4:36 PM
THE CHILL ISSUE: Every year, you say to yourself that you're going to do the holidays differently and make them stress-free. That you'll enjoy your friends and family more and sweat the details a little less. Well, maybe the best way to make that happen...
| Dec 12, 2010
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen has been canonized in British newspaper the Independent as "the biggest star in fashion history." So, since Bündchen (at age 30) already has the making-history thing nailed, she's focused on adding the future to her résumé ...
| Nov 21, 2010
As families sit down at the table Thursday to give thanks for a bountiful feast, we can also give thanks for the bounty of California, where the harvest is diverse and year-round.
And — more thanks — many of California's abundant crops and...
| Oct 31, 2010
It's not difficult to imagine Elizabeth Barrial, 36, the chief perfumer for Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, as a sorceress of the night. Besides practicing her potion-making craft, the esoteric perfume house's matriarch appears otherworldly. She wears her...
| Aug 8, 2010
On a steamy, drizzly morning, my friend Alejandra Cisneros leads us on a narrow dirt path through the flooded rice fields.
A few yards away, a dozen ducks march single file across a dirt berm, tails twitching, looking very businesslike. Local farmers...
| Mar 22, 2009
A block from my Manhattan apartment, on a still largely mom-and-pop, relatively low-slung stretch of Broadway, two spanking new apartment towers sprouted just as the good times were ending. A massive ground-floor window on one of them displays a message...
| Mar 23, 2008
This is for travelers who think it does matter where you stay. You know who you are.
Sightseeing is OK, but you get a warm, fuzzy feeling when the hotel operator calls you by name. You can't wait to wake up in the morning for room-service breakfast and...