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Disney weddings marks 30 years with new gowns, venues

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons is celebrating 30 years of making couples’ wedding, vow renewal and engagement dreams come true.

“For the past 30 years, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons has helped create once-in-a-lifetime memories for couples around the globe,” said Korri McFann, ...Read more

Top online reseller of luxury goods adds 2 women to board

DALLAS — The former CEO of Neiman Marcus has joined the board of The RealReal, a company that says it is the world’s largest online marketplace for reselling luxury goods.

Katz, who is an expert in luxury retailing after a long career at Dallas-based Neiman Marcus, has also had an up-close view of the resale business.

Neiman Marcus and ...Read more

New Sabika jewelry collection is bursting with color, charm

PITTSBURGH — For fans of jewelry brand Sabika, a new collection is always cause for celebration. For CEO and designer Alexandra Mayr-Gracik, the spring/summer collection that launched this month is extra special.

This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Robinson-based company. The latest launch of colorful Swarovski crystal chokers, ...Read more

French sitcom ‘Call My Agent!’ offers laughs, eye-rolling and a refreshing dose of workwear

My latest Netflix binge has been “Call My Agent!” a slyly funny French sitcom set at a Paris talent agency. I’m only midway through Season 2 — don’t tell me what happens later! — but I’m quite enjoying the playful movie star cameos, the who’s-sleeping-with-whom drama, the behind-the-scenes intrigue and the truly world-class eye...Read more

Hayes: Side parts and skinny jeans are nice, but have you tried total irrelevance, Millennials?

It’s a rite of passage for any new generation to fight with the one before. Just imagine the ruthless barbs traded between 15th century serfs over tunic length!

Right now, that whole thing is playing out between Gen Z and Millennials. Let’s review: Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996 and have been blamed for everything since, ...Read more

Romance away from home: The 6 sexiest cities in America

For many of us, traveling is an aphrodisiac. Fueled by adventure and new experiences, romance feels more passionate in a different ZIP code.

However, you don’t need to cross oceans or even get a passport to achieve the dopamine rush of being in a new place. America boasts some of the sexiest cities in the world for singles and couples alike...Read more

How to make your home as comfortable as our favorite luxury hotels

As hotel experts, we've stayed in thousands of luxury hotels around the globe, allowing us to see/smell/taste/feel/hear all the big and little ways hotels make their spaces luxe and opulent. While you probably can't live in a five-star hotel, you can make some upgrades and changes to give your home the feeling of some of our favorite luxury ...Read more

Answer Angel: Readers’ choices for top skin care products

Thanks to all the readers — so many of you! — who responded to my request for your No. 1 Can’t Live Without makeup or beauty aid.

Here’s what you had to say about skin care. More favorites (eyes, lips, hair) to come soon …FACE MOISTURIZERS

Nivea Creme

“I’ve tried the expensive moisturizers. No other product comes ...Read more

7 ways to take on winter, from a wearable sleeping bag to grippy ice-walkers

CHICAGO — Since the pandemic has been keeping us cooped up at home, chances are you have been eating more, exercising less and spending far too much time with your nearest and dearest. With winter’s icy grip on most of the country, the thought of bundling up and heading into the tundra for a little me-time might not sound very appealing, ...Read more

You can see latest styles at New York Fashion Week — in your pajamas

Once upon a time, the only people at New York Fashion Week were top buyers and media from across the country. Now dozens of shows by famous and up-and-coming designers are accessible to anyone from anywhere with internet access.

That's New York Fashion Week in the era of COVID-19.

This month marks one year since invite-only crowds sat ...Read more

Paris Fashion Week unfolded without audiences but with great creativity

Paris Fashion Week unfolded without audiences (due to pandemic restrictions), but with a lot of creativity.

Kim Jones’ first collection for the Italian fashion house Fendi took place in Paris’ Palais Brongniart, with models strolling past and around interlocking glass walls in “F” shapes.

The collection, inspired by Virginia Woolf’...Read more

Answer Angel: Should guys wear leggings?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: As many people are staying at home and working — what are your thoughts on men in leggings (meggings)?

My husband has taken a shine to them and I like the look ... but in general?

— Billie

Dear Billie: Why not? Women of all ages and sizes have adopted leggings as a wardrobe staple for working at home (and ...Read more

Some stores seeing signs that customers are craving in-person shopping

MINNEAPOLIS — Stores are starting to see signs that customers are craving a return to in-person retail therapy.

While retailers believe the shift to online shopping during the pandemic will be a lasting change, there are signs that customers also are ready to return to brick-and-mortar shopping.

In Minnesota, retailers big and small saw ...Read more

The 10 most underrated destinations in Mexico for your next vacation

While we think it's hard to underrate any destination in Mexico, many travelers regularly overlook some of the coolest destinations found across the country.

Yes, we love Tulum and Cancun and Los Cabos — but Mexico has way more to offer than beaches and all-inclusive resorts. From ancient cities to dazzling untouched beaches and amazing ...Read more

Milliners create out-there hats for dystopian play

PITTSBURGH — Dystopian literature has long held wide-ranging views of Earth’s dismal future, but none included elaborate hats — until now.

On Friday, Quantum Theatre presents “Far Away,” a chilling play by Caryl Churchill reimagined as a fully-filmed digital performance. The play envisions the whole world engulfed in a war where ...Read more

The 6 best national parks for winter wildlife spotting

Enjoying the national parks may be the highlight of summer vacations, but visiting in the winter has its own perks. The crowds are long gone and, depending on when you go, you might just feel you have the whole park to yourself.

If you’re brave enough to embrace the low temperatures with lots of snowfall and ice, you can be in for a real ...Read more

Zip up for some city heat on frigid winter days

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asks the fashion designer Virgil Abloh in the show notes for his sixth and strongest menswear collection for Louis Vuitton. “As children, our dreams and aspirations are personified by archetypes: the Artist, the Salesman, the Architect, the Drifter. Familiar characters in everyday society, they ...Read more

Skateboarder Jimmy Gorecki has a new sneaker collaboration with Vans that’s inspired by Philly's LOVE Park

PHILADELPHIA — In 1999, a 17-year-old Jimmy Gorecki stood at the Municipal Services Building plaza with his skateboard positioned under his right foot. He had skated there for years, but this time felt momentous with so many onlookers.

He stared at a handrail several yards away before jogging a few paces to gain momentum. Gorecki hopped up ...Read more

Answer Angel: How to stop cashmere shedding

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I received a beautiful 100% cashmere wrap as a gift, specifically to keep me warm while outdoor dining this season. It seems to shed, no matter what I am wearing, and I am wondering if you know of a way to reduce or eliminate the shedding.

The label says dry clean only, so I am hesitant to hand wash or throw it in the...Read more

Bernie Sanders meme gives face mask and embroidery business a boost

PITTSBURGH — A year ago Shane Berry and his fiance, Jeff Okrasinski, were running a luxury car service business together. Now they fill their days in their North Fayette home stitching up a storm to hand-make face masks and embroider on them images made famous from memes.

Their latest design — inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders wearing his now...Read more