Mad for a cause

What this world needs is a new kind of army — the army of the kind and compassionate.” — Cleveland Armory While I don’t typically plug fundraisers here, this is a special invitation to support a very good cause. My husband, Doug, is a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County, […]

French adventure

Life itself is the proper binge” — Julia Child One of the challenges — and pleasures — of maintaining old friendships is finding new ways to surprise each other. Last weekend, it was my turn to host a few women in my neighborhood who’ve been close for more than two decades. For our semi-annual gatherings, […]

The perfect wedding dress

There is something about a wedding gown prettier than any other gown in the world.” –Douglas Jerrold When my son, Nate, and his fiancee, Andrea, announced their engagement last July, their September 2012 wedding seemed ages away. But here we are, with six months left to go until the Big Day. Working with Andrea’s mom, […]

Useful and beautiful

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris After quitting Facebook and limiting the hours I spend online daily, I’ve suddenly reclaimed more time to dig into household projects I’d been putting off for ages. Borrowing my mantra from William Morris, founder […]