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  • Arts, Beats, and Eats '14
    Metro Detroit gearing up for Arts, Beats, and Eats
    It's not the end of the summer season until back-to-school commercials air and the gasoline-laced highways are saturated with cars packed full of families and friends heading out for the Labor Day weekend. But we don't know any other way...
  • Hawaiian Airlines expands Bay Area service.
    Hawaiian Airlines expands Bay Area service
    Hawaiian Airlines announced Thursday that it will increase service from the Bay Area to Honolulu later this spring.On May 16, Hawaiian will reinstate its daily San Jose to Honolulu service. The route will be operated on the 264-seat Boeing 767...
  • Acorns on the Ground
    A month of Acorn Hail
    Last year Missouri experienced a severe drought. The oak trees bloomed and started forming acorns. Then they decided that there was not enough water to make acorns and dropped their babies.This year, the oak trees decided to make up for it. This...
  • Mid-Century Furniture
    Dramatic Wood Grain on Oak Furniture
    Dramatic light colored wood grain contrasted by a dark stain is known as a “Ceruse” finish. The finish was developed by French cabinetmakers when clean lined modernist furniture came into vogue during the 1940’s. The contrast of...
  • KJ Avant
    Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay comes full circle
    I firmly believe that most Americans who drink white wine have drunk and enjoyed Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay. When I began to drink wine, I really liked it. As my palate developed, I became far less enamored of big oaky Chards. My white-wine...
  • The designer, the examiner and C.Via
    New York fashion : designed & made in NYC....CHRISHABANA
    CHRISHABANA, the collection, has softened a bit for Spring 2011 with the addition of glass pearls. Do not fear that this current grouping has lost any of its edginess, as the vocabulary (crosses, spikes, thorns, skulls) of this designer remains...
  • New York fashion : designed & made in NYC...Rochambeau
    New York fashion : designed & made in NYC...Rochambeau
    As a change of pace, today we deal with a brand that has more than one designer and also is primarily menswear. Rochambeau was founded in 2007 by Michael Venker and his partners Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper.Spring 2011 has brought about a...
  • West Virginia Whitewater Rafting with River Expeditions
    West Virginia Whitewater Rafting with River Expeditions
    I should preface this article by saying that while I enjoy bonfires on a clear night and climbing on rocks by a river, I am not an outdoorsy girl. I have never been rafting before and my hiking resume is barely existent and unimpressive. However,...