Time for Tea

As the story goes, afternoon tea began in the early 19th century, when Anna Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, is said to have complained of growing very hungry between the more substantial meals of breakfast (7 am) and dinner (8:30 pm). She requested that her servant bring tea and a light snack, perhaps a…


The Committed Relationship

Beliefs about marriage and divorce are part of our culture. However, some statements may only be myths that are so often repeated that the populace begins to believe in their veracity and, thus, they become part of the collective consciousness. Let’s examine seven of these so-called truths, while recognizing these are gross generalities and there…

The Power of Love

I watched him care for his wife until she passed away. He was very quiet, not prone to conversation, but always had a shy smile and a comfortable way about him. I didn’t see him much after she died, except when he would head out of his driveway on his 10-speed bike for one of…


Capturing the Magic

Photographers Pinina Zober and Yaakov Molho capture images of special moments ranging from weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs to family photo sessions, business events and even pet portraits. Since the two teamed up two and a half years ago, Molho Photography has been steadily expanding. Chicago-born Pinina has an artistic background in design, marketing and photography….

Prodigies Are Kids Too: Emily Bear

By Janet Arnold, October 2014 Emily Bear, hailed as a 13-year-old piano prodigy, has been called the next Mozart. She composes, orchestrates and performs in a wide variety of styles. After spending time with Emily, Quincy Jones remarked, “With the ability to seamlessly move from classical to jazz and bebop, she shows as much musical…

Homes with Heart Are Fashionable

By Kira Brown, December 2014 The home is where the heart is, and each home should have heart! There’s no better designer to express heart-filled joy and visual creativity than Jonathan Adler. The brand that touts “We believe handcrafted tchotchkes are life-enhancing” brings fun to all homes. You can find Jonathan’s line in his namesake…

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