February 23, 2009 |
Michelle Obama joined White House chefs Sunday afternoon for a public preview of the state dinner that night, praising the kitchen's huckleberry pie and confessing that, yes, she might even do the traditional duty of coming up with her own china. "I think that's part of the job," she said, sliding in a joke about the challenge the White House kitchen has in getting her daughters to eat anything green.
December 17, 1993 |
The opulent Oscar Wilde advised following the Three Bs when making a toast: "Begin, Be Brief and Be Seated." Good advice, but maybe not enough advice when considering making an actual toast. The holidays, particularly New Year's, seem to be a time of wishing well for the future, of proposing a toast. So how do you do it? It's more than standing up and loudly declaring, "Here's mud in yer eye!"
June 28, 1993 |
Her marriage looked so loving her pals nicknamed her Ms. Turtle Dove. But it was a facade, the young Newport Beach socialite says now. "I could relate when I saw Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds on the cover of People magazine and everybody was shocked that they were splitting up. That's how it was for me. "I was the perfect wife. He was the perfect husband with the perfect job. We had the perfect child, the perfect home on the water--the perfect marriage." But not really.
December 29, 1998 |
Stifle that yakking Furby. Stash those 3-D puzzles of Mt. Rushmore and Cinderella's castle. They can wait. Time to play Society Trivia, that end-of-the-season multiple-choice quiz that tests your social IQ. If you score 100%, consider yourself a social maven. You know where the action is. If you score zip--well, be grateful that furry little friend has come into your life. Now, think: 1.
HOME & GARDEN
December 28, 1991 |
You're reeling a bit these days, right, guys? You were good all year, so all your friends wanted you to come to their holiday dinner parties (the "extra man" and all that). But it made you crazy. Sure, the chow was first-rate, but ramming it mouthward with the requisite gentility and grace got to be a minor nightmare.
August 6, 1992 |
There are disagreements among the arbiters of etiquette--but, of course, polite ones.
April 4, 1998 |
As the dust settles from legal decisions involving the president of the United States and the Army's top-ranking enlisted man, women around the country are debating the implications of the highest-profile cases to surface since the phrase "sexual harassment" entered this nation's legal and cultural lexicon. Will the military ignore future accusations of misconduct because Sgt. Maj. Gene C. McKinney last month was cleared of all but one count against him?
April 23, 2001 |
During an official trip to India in 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy wore an Oleg Cassini dress and coat of apricot silk for a daytime boat ride on Lake Pichola. "This ensemble brilliantly served Mrs.
November 1, 1993 |
In July of 1992, California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown praised Hillary Rodham Clinton for inspiring women "to be full participants in the power decision-making process instead of the Junior League." But the Junior League, an international women's service organization with 190,000 members, was not amused. So Brown, a powerful Democrat, sent a letter to the group, explaining: "My comment was an allegorical statement."