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In the midst of the city, pond and garden club members share ideas to create serene, backyard oases

In the midst of the city, pond and garden club members share ideas to create serene, backyard oases

Green is Good

It's the time of the season for digging, pruning, and (maybe) planting

Man's Best Friend

Spring Accessories to Make Sure You're Best Dressed to the K9's

It's Time for Cashmere

It’s time to stock up on luxurious cashmere — from cozy blankets to classic sweaters.

Celebrity Hairstylist Jonathan Antin Visits Detroit for Beauty Buzz 2012

Burgundy: Color of the Season

Bordeaux, merlot, cabernet — no matter what you call it, burgundy is the color of the season.

Arm Candy: Our Favorite Fall Handbags

Exotic materials, classic shapes, and bold splashes of color — our favorite fall handbags have it all.

Get Your Kicks: Awesome Autumn Footwear

Step out in style with fall’s towering wedges, equestrian-inspired boots, and fashion-forward flats

Manicures Flaunt Fall Colors

This autumn, ‘finger’ painting takes a vibrant turn

SPF — A Monogram for Beauty

It’s no secret that shielding the face from the sun’s harmful rays is one of the keys to healthy, youthful-looking skin. This summer, go beyond traditional sunscreen and add these luxe products with a protective streak to your beauty routine.

Sock 'N' Sole for Father's Day

On Father's Day consider giving appropriate accessories to the man who's always a step ahead.

New Cosmetics Put a Fresh Face on Spring

Color is back in season with this fresh makeup palette

Threads of Fashion Advice from Designer Ann Yee

After receiving rave reviews for her fall collection at Fashion Week in New York, South Lyon native Ann Yee, 28, took a break from her hectic schedule to talk with Hour Detroit via e-mail.

Tim Gunn, of ‘Project Runway,’ Talks About Dressing for Black-tie Events

During a recent stop at Somerset Collection in Troy, Tim Gunn offered a few tips on black-tie style.

Mix-n-Match

Muscling In

LaVida Massage is skilled at untying the knots for tensed-up patrons.

Yoga for Youth

Stretching out keeps students from stressing out.

Self-serve

Pour on the comfort with vibrant pitchers and pots that add visual pleasure to seasonal cider and hot tea. As for those pumpkin-spice cookies, heap them on a tray for guest-worthy presentation.

Goodness and Light

Andiamo’s healthful ‘Lean’ menu is just what the doctor ordered.

Style Maker

Former metro Detroiter Johnny Wujek adds his signature flair to the looks of actresses and musicians.

Skin to a ‘T’

Miriam Kleinman, founder of Teava Skincare, says that applying tea ingredients directly to the skin can help smooth wrinkles and prevent premature aging.

No Place Like Om

Plymouth Yoga Room stretches the body and mind.

Get Personal

An in-home trainer is a good fit for busy people or those who have trouble getting motivated.

Sweet Solace

Krystyna’s European Spa’s new location continues its commitment to creating a tranquil and relaxing experience.

50 Going on 15: Dressed to Kill

OK, so far you’ve managed to stay true to your New Year’s resolution to drop some pounds. But there’s more to looking good than just being slender.

This Place Rocks

A hot-rock manicure and pedicure at the homey Carol Lewis Day Spa is a cool idea.

Skin-Win

Face it: What you eat really does make a difference in the way you look.

Follow the Scent

Beautiful bottles, big names, and anniversary editions define the newest scents for men and women.

Pinning Your Hopes

Presidential campaign buttons tally up a lot of favorable votes with fervent political memorabilia collectors.

Taking a 'D' Tour

The road to relaxation is paved with amenities galore.

Health Insurance

Buy a swimsuit, get toned, sport a pedicure, and don’t forget to carry a life preserver in the form of sun protection, even when you’re nowhere near the beach.

The Sun's No Fun

For skin protection, aim to have it made in the shade.

Learning Experience

Students get high marks making clients look and feel good at Royal Oak's sleek Douglas J. Aveda Institute.

Billow Talk

Linen shirts for summer.

Pure Beauty

Organic makeup lets you put on a happy face — naturally

Jean Scene

This season, jeans are as fashionable as ever. Follow these tips for a smart spring purchase.

Going Healthy

For most people, sitting down to a home-cooked family dinner à la the Cleavers is as remote as black-and-white TV.

Taking the Plunge

The sleek Immerse Spa at MGM Grand Detroit is drenched in amenities, including a shimmering pool, sauna, whirlpool — and, for massage enthusiasts, something called a bonger

Hands-on Solutions

From suntanning to pruning roses, bathing babies to sanding furniture, hands wear the effects of our daily labors like a glove.

Eater's Digest

Eat, drink, and be wary: With the aid of a registered dietitian, we sort through today's nutritional conundrums and arrive at some answers

Don't Be a Yule Fool

It's party season, but making merry by dressing like an elf, revealing too much cleavage, and chugging down holiday spirits are all Noel no-no's.

Gourd for You

Squash, the giant-size vegetables of autumn, pack a large dose of dietary benefits. On the vitamin report card, you might say they rank an A-plus.