The sprawling main house is the nucleus of a magic universe which counts a cottage, a music studio, an ample porch and a variety of fig, lemon and willow trees as satellites. Here, in a home away from home, I completed deadlines, rejuvenated, and savored a slice of everyday life in New Orleans.
In its annual "Friend or Foe of Christmas" campaign, the Liberty Counsel, a right-wing Florida-based organization, is targeting The Denver Post for allegedly banning newspaper carriers from writing "Marry Christmas" on holiday cards that they give to newspaper subscribers.
I'll be the first to admit that dressing evening-appropriate is not a skill I possess. So, I enlisted the help of celeb stylist Jen Rade, who's worked with the likes of Angelina Jolie and Katherine McPhee, to teach me how to dress up -- and how to do it my way.
These days we fashionistas must watch our wallets as carefully as we watch our waistlines. That doesn't mean we have to sacrifice our love of luxury, however; New York offers a plethora of luxury discount shops.