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More than 16 million people in the United States were victims of identity theft in 2012, according to the Department of Justice. But identity theft isn’t inescapable, according to local finance experts.
Smart technology lets users control multiple home systems from one device, at home or from across the world. Security and entertainment options continue to evolve, offering easier usability and more enjoyment.
Everything about modern living is efficiency- and comfort-focused. We went from starched collars and powdered wigs to three-piece suits and jeans and tees. As far as etiquette goes, there are certain formalities that seem to be standing the test of time. Please and Thank you seem to have marched into the information age unscathed. That being said, the rules applying to form of conveyance have relaxed considerably. Texting is de rigueur…for everything.
It’s everyone’s New Year’s resolution to either get in shape or to step-up their current fitness routine. And as we know, there is zero reason to look like a slob when you work out. St. Louisans love their activewear and has welcomed three new boutiques to satisfy our love of all things stretchy and sporty. So, there’s no more excuses for not being perfectly styled at the gym this year!
Well, all things considered, it’s been a relatively quiet year. This is what happened and how we spent our time in 2013:
It’s a Christmas tradition as old as Saint Nick
I own a lot of things with screens—maybe too many. In addition to my work computer and laptop, I also have a TV at my office, in the bedroom, and in the bathroom as I need to watch the news while brushing my teeth. And, I own an iPhone, as well as multiple iPads. In fact, as I look around the house, it is safe to say that my old iPads never really die, they just get recycled into expensive room clocks and personal gaming devices.
Although Wally and the Beaver might have rather been playing baseball, Ward and June insisted that their rambunctious sons come inside at dinnertime to share a meal and talk about the events of the day.
While it may seem obvious to showcase red items for the month of February, I have not completely abandoned featuring an actual trend. Red was big for fall and is continuing to be a strong color for spring (yes, spring is slowly arriving into stores).
As I glance around the high school, I can instantaneously spot students using Apple iPhones, Androids, and their various apps, including one of the most popular social networking apps: Instagram. Instagram is described as a “fast, beautiful, and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.” A user can snap a photo, choose [...]
Wow your teenager with everything she wants for the holidays.
We present you with the final installment of our series of conversations with LN's Show House designers. Don't forget, the 2012 William Bernoudy Ladue News Show House opens next Friday, Oct. 5, and runs through Oct. 21.
The numbers show that women make up 45 percent of the workforce and control 95 percent of financial decisions in households across America. “Women are more prone to worry about their families, health care costs and the ability to meet their financial goals given the uncertainties within the economy today, so the value of a trusted advisor serves a significant need for women,” says complex director Carole Wentz, who notes that Merrill Lynch has 28 female financial advisors serving the local market.
With next month’s highly anticipated opening of the 2012 William Bernoudy Ladue News Show House, some of St. Louis’ best designers are busy getting ready for their big reveal. Over the next few weeks, you’ll get to know them a little better with LN’s Show and Tell.
A highlight of my summer is always the two weeks our family gets to spend in northern Michigan. It’s cool and quiet, and Cranky (14), Whiny (13) and Punch (11) can bike to the fudge shop or the ice cream store. It’s all very Norman Rockwell. A low point of my summer, however, is always the drive up there. Whoever said it’s not about the destination, but the journey, has never been on a 12- hour car ride with three bored, bickering children.
On Trend: Nautical Style
During the summer of 1963, after I graduated from elementary school but before I began high school, my friends and I would ride our bikes from our homes in the South City to downtown St. Louis. We would leave in the morning, make the 10- to- 12-mile ride down Gravois Road to 12th street, and bum around downtown all day. We didn’t wear helmets and thought—as did our parents—that this was a great way to spend the day.
Are you dreaming of calm ocean waters and tranquil beaches right about now? Well, so were many designers for spring. Hues of cool blues and aquatic-inspired accessories are sure to get you in the mood for the warm months ahead.
People often complain that there is a lack of originality in Hollywood, that every movie is either a remake (or the new euphemism for a remake, a reboot). Every rom-com is formulaic, every thriller lacks suspense, every comedy is reheated. In that respect, you really have to hand it to Gone. It’s not a remake, yet it references multiple movies. It’s not a sequel, but it picks up where another story leaves off. It’s not a reboot, yet if you enter Gone in the imdb.com search bar, 37 possible titles come up. So really this film is groundbreaking in its derivative content. You see? It’s original in its lack of originality.
So I met Siri the other day…Who is Siri, you ask? Well frankly, if you have to ask, I am embarrassed for you. She is only the talk of the town. She is the woman of the hour. Forget Michelle Williams or Charlize Theron, Siri is Hollywood’s ‘it’ girl, and no, she’s not Tom Cruise’s daughter. She is thin and beautiful, smart and funny, and she has all the answers. Siri is the voice response component on the latest iPhone, and she is a veritable font of information. In many ways, she is the perfect woman.
I’m noticing a certain phrase sneaking into our vocabulary. It pops up in almost every conversation, regardless of the topic. You can be debating which fast food menu item is the healthiest or kvetching about a boring workout. You can be chit-chatting about the stock market or trying to remember the name of the band that sings that stupid song that’s been running through your head for a week. The response is always the same: There’s an app for that.
Opening last week to a chorus of Wow! that echoed throughout the dozen-plus gorgeous rooms, the Ladue News Show House, at #15 Washington Terrace, is a must-see. Over the past few weeks, we’ve introduced you to some of the talented designers who’ve brought this historic property to life. In this issue, read about six more partipating designers and their favorite things.