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By Donna Peremes | December 9, 1990
There's lots of glitter and gold around this season, and it's not provided only by tinselly Christmas trees and glowing Hanukkah candles. Fashions, too, shine this time of year.Eva Chun's holiday collection is a good example of the stepped-up sparkle of the season. The 34-year-old Korean-American fashions her work from sequins, satin, silk and chiffon, cut in fashionable silhouettes like chemise sheaths, strapless bustiers and anorak jackets.Setting off the sparkle are deep, intense colors like cobalt blue, violet and red, as well as elegant black and white.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
More people are likely to toast this New Year with a glass of French champagne, industry observers say, an optimistic economic sign as consumers look beyond cheaper sparkling wines. Sales of the bubbly beverage from the Champagne region of France have been on the upswing this year. That means brisk business for wine sellers at year's end, when the final three months can account for 40 percent of annual champagne sales. Rising sales of champagne and other luxury items can signal improving consumer attitudes, experts say, and some in the wine business are taking the increase as another indicator of economic recovery.
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By Jennifer Broadwater | October 18, 2011
"DWTS" showed signs of diversification tonight with a fun performance by a guest krumper. That's standard fare for Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance?" (love that show!) but not what I'm used to on a ballroom show. Another guest performer, Kelly Clarkson, joked about her inability to dance and that she'd turn the show into a comedy. Host Tom Bergeron countered with, "We could teach you. " Hmm, foreshadowing season 14? My anticipated bottom three were: Carson Kressley, Chaz Bono and Nancy Grace.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2013
Though New Year's Eve is less than a week away, even last-minute party planners have time to add a Maryland sparkling wine to their celebrations. With seven of the state's 56 wineries producing America's version of champagne, the local wine industry has a lot to offer. "Most well-made sparkling wines have a freshness imparted by the effervescence and the bright fruit," says Kevin Atticks, executive director of the Maryland Wine Association, which is based in Timonium . And besides, "Bubblies are interesting and look so nice in the glass," he says.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2012
Daniel Reed's flair for decorating and interior design - especially during the holiday season - is immediately evident at the front door of his very modern duplex in Baltimore's Clipper Mill development. To visit this home is to slip into a winter wonderland; a fantasy in light, color and motion. "Wait until you get inside," said the 44-year-old president of his own design firm. "I love decorating for Christmas. " He doesn't exaggerate. Imagine seeing the most beautifully embellished department store window and being able to walk through the glass and become a part of that other-worldly tableau.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Staff Writer | December 23, 1993
If mall decorations help make your Christmas more merry, thank Sinclair Russell.The corporate design director for the Becker Group, a Baltimore-based holiday display company, created the gilded holly theme at Towson Town Center, the train motif at Marley Station and many other fanciful spectacles across the country.But a life lived in a mall has its downsides. When Mr. Russell, 47, isn't in a mall, he's traveling to one. Shopping, he admits, is the last thing he wants to do there. And don't look for red shirts, green trousers and candy cane ties in his closet.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | August 16, 1992
Q: I am thinking about installing floor-to-ceiling mirrored wall panels as part of a renovation project for an old but spacious bathroom. Can you give me some suggestions on how best to use these types of mirrors? Also, what sort of wall-covering would go well with them?A: Floor-to-ceiling mirrors produce such a dramatic decorative effect that there's no point in installing only one or two of them. I would place these panels on as much of the room's wall surface as possible in order to create a kaleidoscope pattern of refracted images.
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By CATHERINE COOK and CATHERINE COOK,Sun Fashion Editor | November 14, 1991
A soft fluff of feathers framing the face. A sprinkle of sequins scattered about. The glitter of gilt trim giving that overall glow.These are the details that make the fashion difference this holiday season. Whether the outfit is a body-conscious Lycra tank dress or an easy-flowing crepe trouser suit, it's the trimmings that count."Embellishment is the key to the season," says California designer Monica Harri, who creates the Hearts and Monica Heart lines that can be found in such area stores as Casual Corner, Merry-Go-Round and Paul Harris.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun theater critic | March 27, 2008
In the nearly half-century since Camelot was first performed, our national self-image has altered. We no longer are as confident as we were in 1960, that we always use might to serve right. Perhaps that explains some of my disappointment in the production of Lerner and Loewe's musical running at the Hippodrome Theatre. But there are other reasons for discontent. If you go Camelot runs at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sundays through April 6. $25-$70.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Evening Sun Staff | November 13, 1991
Children understand holiday sparkle. They love twinkle lights and blinking Santas and tinsel by the ton. Not for them tasteful green swags and tree trims.So this season, take a joyful lesson from the youngsters and go for the glitter. Holiday party dressing is for the moment, not a lifetime investment. Forget the sure and safe and experiment with some gaudy touches. That's not to say you should abandon that little black dress, just drench it in some holiday punch.Here are some glittering ideas for the season:* Sequins are this year's hot jewels.
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By Mike Giuliano | March 26, 2013
There was plenty to celebrate when the Howard County Arts Council held its 16th annual Celebration of the Arts. Besides the awards handed out in various categories, there was an announcement that wasn't on the scheduled program for this festive event held Saturday, March 23 at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Addressing the well-dressed crowd of arts advocates, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said: "It's time to have a wonderful, state of the art, 21st-century arts center here in Howard County.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
First comes love, then comes marriage and then comes time to pick out the baby carriage - and decorate the nursery. Already the tabloids are speculating on the room where England's heir to the throne will lay his royal head when Prince William's and Kate Middleton's baby is born in July. And even though Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren't quite in sync with the old rhyme, the gossip magazines are anticipating the extravagant nursery the couple will add to their $11 million mansion in Bel Air. Not to mention the nursery that Joe Flacco and his wife, Dana, can create for their second child with the Ravens quarterback's new $120.6 million deal.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2012
Daniel Reed's flair for decorating and interior design - especially during the holiday season - is immediately evident at the front door of his very modern duplex in Baltimore's Clipper Mill development. To visit this home is to slip into a winter wonderland; a fantasy in light, color and motion. "Wait until you get inside," said the 44-year-old president of his own design firm. "I love decorating for Christmas. " He doesn't exaggerate. Imagine seeing the most beautifully embellished department store window and being able to walk through the glass and become a part of that other-worldly tableau.
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By Meekah Hopkins | December 12, 2012
December is a month-long fete with friends in my world. It makes sense: The schmaltzy, sentimental bug bites and I cram in visits with all of my favorite people, reminiscing about the year past and spreading good cheer before we all return to our respective family homes for the holiday. All of that nostalgia is usually accompanied by rounds of celebratory drinks and toasts and, as a result, I end up drinking more champagne now than at any other point in the year. But truth be told?
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
When Bob Zealor was growing up in Overlea, he would go into the woods near his home and collect greens to make a wreath for his mother. You can imagine his delight when he discovered Colonial Williamsburg, where all the holiday decorations come from nature. All these years later, the interior designer and his wife Maureen make regular Christmas pilgrimages to Williamsburg, Va., which has become the inspiration for his holiday decorating. "It is homey. It is real. The greens, the fruit.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
The Blast impressed in winning its first three games of the Major Indoor Soccer League season, but the team knew Friday night's visit from the two-time defending league champion Milwaukee Wave would provide a greater assessment of where it stood in the early season. The answer was far more impressive. Sharing the ball on offense and getting a second straight sparkling performance from rookie goalkeeper William Vanzena, the Blast took charge early and never wavered in a 15-4 win before an announced 4,895 at 1st Mariner Arena . The Blast got goals from seven players, with the first five coming off assists.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 20, 1995
DECKING THE home with a mantle of electric bulbs is a pleasure of the holidays that has caught on in the Hampstead community of Robert's Field. Many of the residents there turn the more than 600 homes into holiday greeting cards to be seen day and night.This annual, totally voluntary festival of decoration is applauded by the Robert's Field Homeowners Association, which sponsors awards to recognize the best decoration efforts. Awards are given only to those who haven't won an award in the previous five years.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Sun Fashion Editor | February 10, 1994
There's a lot more to costume jewelry than your mother's old Monet circle pin. "Jewels of Fantasy: Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century," which opened at the Baltimore Museum of Art yesterday, is an eye-opening example of the extraordinary creativity craftsmen can bring to objects whose only function is to decorate and sparkle prettily.Costume jewelry is new to fashion history, only coming into its own in this century. The earliest pieces started as pretenders to royal jewels and heirlooms and were copies made to foil thieves.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
Halloween doesn't scare Melanie Brzozowski into a fit of random decorating. She treats the holiday with the approach she takes to other seasonal events. Two weeks ago, Brzozowski switched out the blue seascape decor from the warmer summer months in favor of a little black magic perfect for October's spooky vibe. "It's not so much about the gore. It's embracing a great holiday," said Brzozowski, the event design consultant for Chef's Expressions. "I am like a mad scientist with my Halloween entertaining: I add a cup of funky, a spoonful of elegance and a pinch of sparkle — always have to have sparkle — to get the proper balance with my decor, events and menus.
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By Jaclyn Peiser | July 30, 2012
On July 14, Quinten White's aunt called him and told him about a singing competition happening in the mall next to the store she works at. The contest, which promotes Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks' new movie, "Sparkle," has each contestant sing their own version of a song from the film. Quinten, 28, intrigued and excited to have an opportunity to show off his singing abilities, went to the tryouts and proceeded to beat 40 other Baltimore hopefuls. The West Hills resident is currently a finalist and represents Baltimore in the "Sparkle" Singing Challenge.
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