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January-2013

I styled my friend, Necha Dickinson, for her second trip to the Grammys in support of her nominated husband, Luther. Necha's dress is a long chiffon Theyskens' Theory that reminded me instantly of ... more

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JBrand expands on their successful ready-to-wear collection with Fall 2013.

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 New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and here are some looks I'm obsessing over so far. This delish look is served up by Red Valentino and was inspired by the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel.  ... more

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photograph by Marilyn Sadler

Dwell on what you love. more

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photograph by Sixninepixels | Dreamstime

Plumbing gone horribly wrong. more

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Artistic representation of the elder Akers

photograph by Robert Nystrom | Dreamstime

A father and son tackle a home-improvement project. more

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The intricately carved columns are just a hint of the marvelous hand-crafted details to be found inside the Germantown home of Dr. Srikant and Ruta Gir.

photography by Amie Vanderford

The Gir home is filled with custom-made artisan treasures from around the world. more

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photograph by Eyewave | Dreamstime

A Wire-to-Wire painting marathon. more

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photograph by Jill Lang | Dreamstime

Planting for the future. more

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Tips for making your home more eco-friendly. more

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photograph courtesy Metal Depots

Thanks to better-quality products and energy-efficient materials, adding a new roof can enhance any home. more

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The deadline for our annual fiction contest has been extended to February 15, 2013. Entries can be delivered in person or postmarked by that date. Other contest rules and guidelines remain the same... more

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<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Seed saving and swapping can be intimidating for novice homesteaders, but Josephine Alexander of Tubby Creek Farm is takin... more

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Photography by Don Perry

Last week, The Memphis Flyer celebrated some of the city's most interesting young people under 30 years old at The Cove. While these folks bring fresh ideas, innovative thinking, and passion to Mem... more

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Inspired brides are looking towards embracing their individuality for their Big Day. 2013 is showing all kinds of exciting trends, and here are some ideas that influenced our editorial in the upcom... more

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Did you know that I am still perusing the 60-year-old back issues of the Lowen-Behold, the newsletter of Lowenstein's department stores? Two reasons for that: 1) They are filled with amazing storie... more

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Andrew Adams and Wally Joe in front of Acre, their restaurant in East Memphis.

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<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Five-spice roasted chicken, crispy Brussels sprouts with spicy chile-lime sauce and chicken cracklings, warm potato salad ... more

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Guess who is sharing top billing in February with Al Gore at The Booksellers at Laurelwood? Moi! I'll be signing "The Food Lovers' Guide to Memphis" on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m., and Al Gore will be sig... more

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<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Fine dining typically comes with an expensive bill, but not at Paulette’s Restaurant on Mondays when a three-course meal c... more

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photo courtesy Robert Wire

Well, I can finally cross one of the items off my "Most Wanted" list, because I finally located a rare, never-before-seen photo of Davis' White Spot Restaurant, which stood on Poplar, east of Estat... more

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Is there no end to the historical treasures to be found in the Lauderdale Library? Tonight, riding my tricycle through the lonely hallways of the Mansion, I crashed into a big cardboard box, and in... more

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