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  • 7 decorating trends that have overstayed their welcome

    By Jonathan Fong

    March 23, 2016 | 5:10 pm

    If you’ve ever consulted Pinterest to get decorating ideas, then you know there are always certain design trends that are, in the words of a certain presidential candidate, “yuuuuge.” These trends become ubiquitous on inspiration boards and decorating blogs, and, in no time, show...

  • How to choose the perfect area rug

    By Jonathan Fong

    March 9, 2016 | 12:14 pm

    A few years ago, I got rid of the wall-to-wall carpeting in my townhouse and switched to hardwood floors. I love the look of hardwood floors, but more important, I found them easier to clean than carpeting, especially with dogs that like to walk through mud. The one downside,...

  • Why I Am a Stuffed Shirt about Jeans at a Funeral

    March 11, 2015 | 3:28 am

    When it comes to officiating funerals, I am fairly easygoing and liberal about what goes on. Toss your dear aunt’s earrings after the lowered casket? Sure. Play a recording of the deceased’s singing from a recital in her teens? Have everyone present, family and friends, Jew and...

  • Remembering Vidal Sassoon

    June 19, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    It was only a few weeks ago that I was sitting with Vidal Sassoon in the living room of his sprawling Bel Air home. It was a chilly early evening and we warmed ourselves by the heat of the fire that was roaring in the fireplace.  We were drinking green tea – it was always green tea...

  • The unconventional dress

    May 15, 2012 | 7:14 pm

    After Talya Ilovitz (née Strauss) got engaged, the hunt for a dress for her Orthodox wedding felt endless. She never imagined her best option would be a sleeveless white cocktail dress a few sizes too big. But after searching widely, every other possibility was either too expensive...

  • Recycling on the fashion runway

    By Meredith Price

    April 4, 2008 | 1:00 pm

    Ever since the nonprofit organization Earth Pledge teamed up with Barney's in 2005 during New York's renowned fashion week to demonstrate that sustainable fashion and style can coexist, eco-fashion activists have been quipping that "green is the new black." Almost overnight,...
  • Unique like everybody else

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    March 27, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    Maybe this is a long shot … but how unique can your wedding idea be if you heard about it from someone else?

    Such is the dilemma of many brides-to-be.

    As I peruse magazines and online articles (type in “wedding trends” on Google and you will find nearly 95,000 entries) on the...

  • Gear Up for an Israel Vacation

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    With summer travel to Israel around the corner, now's the time to plan your packing strategy. From new high-tech gadgets to easy-care clothing, from hybrid shoes to crushable sun hats, there's plenty to choose from as gifts for loved ones and must-haves for your own comfort. We've...

  • No Small Actors, Only Fake Parts

    By Tom Tugend

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Le Grand Role" has laughter, pathos, in-jokes, heartburn, self-caricature -- in other words, it's a really, really Jewish film, even though the characters insist on speaking French.

    The film's concept is cute, although it could have gone astray in less-skilled hands.


  • Maahj Cracks Fashionistas

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    What, you may be asking yourself, is the next hot trend? The style universe looks to Los Angeles in general, and this column in particular, for those cutting-edge trends that define the culture. No wonder this column has become such a favorite of trendsetters and fashionistas...

  • Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Tired of wearing designer clothes and lining the pockets of fashionistas? These days, clothing companies are banking on Jewish pride and charity as the impetus for their labels.

    Jewcy and Jewish Jeans are both joining a growing clique of edgy Jewish enterprises, such as Heeb...

  • The ‘Uglification’

    By Jane Ulman

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "So, how's the 'uglification' of the house coming along?" Gabe asks as he walks in the front door.

    By uglification, he means that we have removed the dirty, shredding wallpaper that adorned many of our walls.

    By uglification, he means that we have replaced the cracked and peeling...

  • If You Had Her Moves

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Gouging out eyeballs and hitting people with chairs are just some of the actions taught by Wade Allen. For Allen, the director of Krav Maga Worldwide's Hollywood division, it's all in the name of self-defense.

    Krav Maga, (pronounced krahv muh-GAH), was originally developed for the...

  • Be Your Own Interior Designer

    By Naomi Zimmerman

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The most important thing to remember in decorating your home is editing. (The same is true of organizing schedules and handbags). Decorating is not about acquisitions but rather about fine-tuning what we have, ruthlessly. Clutter is just that, and a nuisance to tidy and dust....

  • Grown-Up Chanukah

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    I bought my first menorah when I was a graduate student. My roommate, Pat, was the first non-Jew with whom I'd ever shared a kitchen, and my celebration was predictably tentative. The chanukiyah was disposable, made of a cheap paper-like tin, and unstable, needing to sit on a glass...