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Renie’s Recipe for a Happier Life

April 24, 2013 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith I am not a material girl. I don’t go shopping for therapy.  I don’t spend great amounts of money on things that might only make me happy for a few weeks and then leave me longing for the next fix of retail nirvana. What I spend my money on is experiences. […]

Celebrity Photographer David Crotty: April 16th, 2013

April 17, 2013 by  
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Celebrity Photographer David Crotty shares life shooting the Red Carpet David Crottty is truly a renaissance man. He has been a food stylist, a videographer, a celebrity photographer, a jewelry designer… and is now working on his first (of many) books. We had a chat with him about the difference between what he does and […]

A Kaleidoscope of wonder

April 17, 2013 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith I scrunch my left eye tightly shut and peer through the small aperture at the end of the long cylinder in my hand. Illuminating light floods into the barrel, and I’m instantly transfixed. The colors. The designs. The mesmerizing and hypnotizing optical effects. I received my first kaleidoscope as a Christmas […]

I was a First Class snob

April 11, 2013 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith She sank just hours after she struck the iceberg.  Of the 2,224 passengers and crew on board, only 705 survived. It’s been a little over 100 years since that fateful April 15, 1912 night, but we are still fascinated by the tales of the RMS Titanic’s creation, her guests’ and staff’s […]

Feature Interview: Fashion Designer Diane Gilman

April 11, 2013 by  
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Good Jeans: On adversity, and life’s second act Fashion Designer Diane Gilman In our short chat, Diane talks about how she came to create one of the most successful lines of jeans ever, why she couldn’t just sit back and enjoy her success, how she feels about aging, and why we’ve got to start telling […]

The Great Dust Storm of 2013

April 4, 2013 by  
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By Renie Stag Smith The wind started whipping harder from the west; the sand and dust started lifting through the air, leaving it brownish and cloudy. I was driving home from Amarillo, Texas on a recent weekend and I think I waited too long to leave. The highway was not an overly-busy one, which is […]

Feature Interview: Author and culinary specialist Nancy Mehagian

April 4, 2013 by  
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I admit, I lived through the 70’s. But I gotta tell you, I didn’t have near the adventures that Nancy Mehagian had! In our Feature Interview, we live the experience again as Nancy shares stories from her memoir Siren’s Feast – an Edible Odyssey. She’ll take us on a journey that includes the teeming markets […]