NEW YORK- Out of the kitchen and into the hotel lobby: Gingerbread houses have gone from being a homemade project done with mom to professional exhibits designed by pastry chefs and sometimes even architects.And never mind the humble miniature: Some displays are life-size, while others depict entire villages. A few extravaganzas raise money for charity, while some include contests for home bakers. Many are part of larger Christmas celebrations at luxury hotels that also showcase decorated trees, Santa visits and holiday menus.
December 07, 2012|
By Beth J. Harpaz
|Life top stories
Back during my days at Gourmet magazine, my many duties included teaching cooking classes. I used to tell my students - especially the cooking-impaired ones - that if they made sure to greet dinner party guests with a special homemade drink, they would always win, no matter what else happened that evening.
December 05, 2012|
By Sara Moulton
|Life top stories
With paintings in every single room of her Gainesville home, local artist Susan White is missing one painting. It is a painting of her husband and granddaughter kayaking on Lake Lanier. Currently the painting is hanging on the state Capitol's wall.
Summer vacation gives children the opportunity to relax, explore, hang out with friends and experience freedom from assignments and homework. For many elementary-aged students, however, the break from traditional classrooms gives them the chance to go on a journey at a different kind of school - Vacation Bible School.
When Terry Richards decided to retire from corporate life, he and wife Sherry knew they wanted to begin their new chapter on Lake Lanier. However, instead of simply moving from Vinings to Gainesville, the couple decided to take the two things they love - fishing and food - and start a business near the water.
As a master cosmetologist, Nicole Dohm has seen it all - split ends, frizz, oily hair and overly dry hair. With one or more of these problems occurring on one head of hair, it makes one's mane hard to manage and style.
While the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham regularly dons his priest's collar on a daily basis to conduct his calling for God, the Grace Episcopal Church rector plans to hip-hop his wild socks off for the Gainesville community.