Stories by Leanne Italie

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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Keep tips in mind while seeking a gym membership

NEW YORK - How's that new year, new you fitness pledge going? January, the start of New Year's resolution month, sees a healthy uptick in sign-ups at gyms and specialized studios offering such ...
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Updating the white dress

NEW YORK - Helen Bradley isn't one of those women who fantasized about her wedding as a girl, so when the time came to tie the knot on the 10th tee of a golf course, she wanted to be relaxed, ...
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Wine-inspired Marsala chosen as top color of the new year

NEW YORK - Let's hear it for Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, as chosen by Pantone. "Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Picture books star cats, snow, baseball, Santa

NEW YORK - Among this year's Christmas selections in children's books:
By Leanne Italie

Coffee table books open windows to worlds of fashion, music, culture, more

NEW YORK — As personal purchases, coffee table books might seem like pricey indulgences, but as gifts they’re an easy way to please a connoisseur, hobbyist or wannabe:
By Leanne Italie

Grab these finalists' fashions

NEW YORK - Luxury shoe designer Paul Andrew walked away the winner Nov. 4 for the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, but there were 10 finalists spanning many areas ...
By Leanne Italie

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Girl Scouts byting into digital for cookie sales

The Girl Scouts are going digital for the first time to sell you cookies.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Hosting Thanksgiving for the first time? Try these tips

NEW YORK — Thanksgiving can, of course, be a great joy, but with so many beloved traditions on the line it can also be prime ground for sniping and griping the first time the torch has been passed.
By Leanne Italie

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Fashion world mourns de la Renta

NEW YORK - Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more, those who loved and admired the designer say.
By Leanne Italie

Sales of lip balms are sealed with a kiss

NEW YORK - Artisanal or oozing with luxury, lip balms are having a moment.
By Leanne Italie

Retailers ponder selling Ebola costumes

NEW YORK — No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So, what’s the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, bloody Ebola patients and ...
By Leanne Italie

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

'Sex' offers parents tips on THE talk

NEW YORK - One of the first things Al Vernacchio does in his high school Sexuality and Society class is stand at a podium in a sweater vest and tie surrounded by a wall packed with slogans.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

5 trends for fashionable fingertips

NEW YORK - Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it's all about nails.
By Leanne Italie

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cork finding its way into the fashion world

Cork. It's not just for wine stoppers and bulletin boards anymore. Cork has found a larger place among shoes, handbags, jewelry and other fashion accessories.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, May 31, 2014

These days, divorces can mean getting a cake and eating it, too

NEW YORK - Divorce, it seems, has turned into a party - cakes and all.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Stylist says white can be right all year long

NEW YORK - It might require a tad more attention to detail, but with care just about anybody can wear white at just about any time of the day or year.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, May 10, 2014

4 ways college graduations have changed

NEW YORK - There's still plenty of pomp and circumstance, inspiring words from speakers and tossing tassels, but graduating from college today is very different from a generation ago.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dress shopping can be tricky for plus-size teens

NEW YORK - Maria Giorno has nothing against long gowns with high waists and flowing fabric - dresses that are designed to camouflage curves on plus-size women.
By Leanne Italie

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Play time is important for parents, too

NEW YORK - Silvana Clark spent 10 years as a parks and recreation supervisor, yet when it came time to raise children, there were certain things she just didn't love to play.
By Leanne Italie

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

At 65, Loggins finding new ways to keep making music

NEW YORK - Logic, it turns out, isn't always the way to go, at least not for Kenny Loggins.
By Leanne Italie
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