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Wrap and Read

Posted by Joe Butler on Dec. 4, 2018, midnight

Are you pro- or anti-books as gifts? You’re pro-reading, of course, whether it’s a hardback, paperback, e-book or audiobook. But do you take the risk and pick a book to give, perhaps imparting your own tastes and opinions on subject matter on the recipient? Or do you play it safe ...


Drink Up and Stay Warm

Posted by Rick Bonino on Dec. 3, 2018, midnight

While winter days grow darker and shorter, the season’s beers get darker and bigger. Strong stouts, malty winter warmers and robust barleywines are the liquid equivalent of bulky coats, hats and gloves to ward off the elements.

Here’s a look at what some local breweries are tapping this time of ...


Hot Holiday Lip Colors

Posted by Staci Lehman on Dec. 2, 2018, midnight

There are at least two major winter holiday traditions that revolve around kissing – kissing under the mistletoe and kissing at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve – and probably several more obscure ones. If you think either of these traditions might be in your future, don’t forget ...


Simple Celebration

Posted by Theresa Tanner on Nov. 30, 2018, midnight

Maybe you love Christmas, but a bright red Santa Claus doesn’t quite fit your home’s design aesthetic. Or maybe you aren’t particularly religious, but you love wintertime and want to bring some of the season’s natural beauty inside. Creating seasonal decorations at home is a perfect indoor activity for the ...


Automotive Style

Posted by Don Adair on Nov. 28, 2018, midnight

Most years, more luxury cars are sold in December than any other month.

Dealers want to clear their inventories. Sales people want to hit their year-end targets. And customers want something fun and flashy for the new year.

So let’s go shopping.

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Philanthropy Spotlight: November 2018

Posted by Theresa Tanner on Nov. 26, 2018, midnight

Project Beauty Share and Washington Trust Bank hosted the first annual Evening en Blanc on Sunday, Aug. 26. Inspired by the beauty and spectacle of the international phenomenon “Diner en Blanc,” the outdoor event shut down Summit Boulevard in Kendall Yards and treated the sold-out crowd of 300 guests, dressed ...


Pots and Pans Primer

Posted by Staci Lehman on Nov. 20, 2018, midnight

It's one of those things that most people take for granted, but something that makes a big difference in your kitchen. Old, worn-out pans can make cooking more of a pain than a pleasure, but shopping for new ones can be an equally painful chore. 

Those who know cookware say ...


Mudroom Madness

Posted by Sarah Bain on Nov. 18, 2018, midnight

It’s that time of year again when the walk-in/walk-out area of your home known as “the mudroom” really starts to earn its name. But this space doesn’t have to be a hallway to hide a mess of wet coats and dirty boots. With a little planning, it can be as ...


The Skinny on Jeans

Posted by Theresa Tanner on Nov. 15, 2018, midnight

This season, women’s jeans are available in just about every wash and color.

Jani Davis, owner of Jema Lane Boutique in Spokane Valley, says colored jeans are “in” this fall, and specifically loves these rust-colored Dear John skinny jeans with a mid-rise waist.

As you may have guessed, skinny jeans ...


Journey to Delhi and Agra

Posted by Dan Webster on Nov. 14, 2018, midnight

Nothing can prepare you for the experience that is India.

It’s not that the poverty is obvious, though it is. It’s not that cows and monkeys roam freely in the cluttered streets, though they do. It’s not that residents even of urban cities such as Delhi or Agra can get ...