Getting Comfortable With Less

DECLUTTERING, A MAJOR BUZZ WORD even before the craze of organizer Marie Kondo, is an important process in any home. And it’s often not just about decluttering physical space. There is the added effect of clearing space in one’s mind. This, to find ways to add more peace and joy into the home and heart. Doing so is not a weekend project, but a journey. It takes baby steps to ...

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Valentine’s Gift Guide

It’s your best friend, the love of your life, your person. Or maybe you’re celebrating Galentine’s. Either way, your intended deserves a day that reflects the joy and love that you find in each other, and the best way to enjoy a gift is to enjoy it together. Here, a Valentine's gift guide to celebrate your loved one by working out, giving back or staying in, as long as you ...

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Winter White Flowers

WINTER WHITES AND THEIR VARYING SHADES HAVE LONG BEEN A FAVORITE OF WINTER FASHIONISTAS. And it’s no wonder that like many artistic expressions, floral arrangements take inspiration from runways and designer look books. WLM Entertainment Editor Courtney Sixx drew on these winter white combinations to create a spectacular yet simple display of winter white flowers. It's an arrangement perfect for decorating any winter tablescape or delighting a hostess. The best ...

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The Pure Project

ELI KASPI COMES FROM A FAMILY OF BUILDERS. He remembers,“I was always fascinated with building things. I grew up around carpenters, builders, electricians and plumbers. I loved seeing the process and how it all would come together phase after phase.” Kaspi opened Pure Builders Inc. in 1993. It has grown continuously for over 20 years. Here, the story behind the Pure Project, as we like to call it. The concept From the ...

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Holiday Gift Wrapping

Once holiday shopping is finished, it’s on to wrapping all those wonderful gifts! And with the plethora of thought and prep that went into the selection of the presents, why not make the holiday gift wrapping just as special? It’s easy to do and also budget-friendly. It takes just a few minutes and a few pieces. It’s simple to create a selection of packages that will look amazing on display ...

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Setting a Holiday Table

Setting a holiday table for friends and family to gather around creates a special joy. As the holidays approach, plans form for menus, guest lists and creative ways for setting the holiday table. Living in Southern California allows for expanding the dining room experience to the outdoors, even in the winter. Here, the focus is on combining bucolic pieces with copper ones for a rustic and elegant result. And by ...

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Falling for Floral Displays

The color palette of fall is here in all of its splendor and fleeting as soon as wintere is upon us. We see it from the landscape to outfits, accessories, holiday decor and especially floral arrangements. The greens, oranges, burgundies and other autumnal tones mixed with a few pastels will have you "falling for floral displays" WLM Entertaining Editor Courtney Sixx is a fan of adding unexpected elements like fruits and ...

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Fresh Holiday Music Hits

Each December we face the compulsory list that comes with properly celebrating the holidays. Has Miracle on 34th Street been watched? Has the tree been decorated? The menorah dusted off? Has the shopping list been ticked off, added to and ticked off again? Perry Como re-emerges into our homes as millions of Americans dutifully turn on their local holiday stations. Not because we’ve suffered at all without “Home for the ...

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At-Home Spa Recipes

Longing for the indulgence of a spa day but don’t have an appointment or the time to spare that it takes to pamper? That’s why the notion of at-home spa recipes and treatments is key—all you need are the proper ingredients to make your product and a slot in your schedule, even if it’s early morning or late at night, to enjoy. Here are a few recipes to take the ...

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Urban Community Gardens

According to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Los Angeles is home to a bustling economy with one of the largest populations in the United States. Yet 1.4 million people (14 percent of our county’s residents) experience food insecurity. With thousands of empty plots of land sitting vacant and unused, how can this be? Thankfully, several L.A.-based organizations are working hard to turn food deserts into urban community gardens. As ...

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