Elizabeth Taylor: Icon

by on July 30th, 2014

etTwo weeks before she was told she had a benign brain tumor, I visited Elizabeth Taylor at her gated and guarded estate in Bel Air, CA. Outside the sprawling house, I was met by a member of the star’s staff who took me on a tour of the new walkway, which slopes through the lush trees, ferns, and flowers of her extensive property. “Elizabeth is very (more…)

Good Hair Could Be In Your Future

by on July 24th, 2014

ghcbyfWant help with your hair problems? Nicky Clarke, the stylist behind Fergie’s crowning glory, shares his tips and tricks for perfect looks.

The complaints sound familiar: “I can’t get my hair to look good. Some days it’s too flat. Some days it’s too wild.” Or “I’m lucky if there’s time to brush my hair in the morning–it takes too long to make it (more…)

Holidays Can Make For Sweet Times

by on July 14th, 2014

hcmstElaine St. James used to find the season of “comfort and joy” anything but. Oh, she loved Christmas, all right, but the stuff that went along with it–the cooking and baking, frenzied shopping and wrapping, and endless obligations–left her feeling drained and depleted. So she came up with a novel idea: Keep the (more…)

Could You Help Sick Kids, Too?

by on July 7th, 2014

hsksLike many Americans, Kym Gillis, 45, of Gresham, OR, hit the mall after Thanksgiving last year to do her Christmas shopping. Unlike most, however, she was on a mercy mission-buying goodies for children (more…)

Oh, Relatives. What Would We Do Without Them?

by on June 30th, 2014

twEvery year, at Christmastime, my husband and I pack up our three kids and head north to the land of the grandparents–a magical place filled with Disney videos, all-chocolate-pudding meals, and presents with lots of movable, breakable parts. (more…)