By Shirin Yadegar
I traveled back in time to Vienna when Mozart composed his most popular music and listened to my cousin, Richard Danielpour’s brilliant compositions resonate throughout the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Sipping Viennese coffee in the cafe where Hitler frequented was surreal.
In Budapest I walked through the oldest synagogue in Europe and saw the shoes of the Jews who were killed and thrown into the river by the Germans. My husband and I couldn’t figure out how the Hungarian people just stood by and watched this inhumanity. (more…)
Beverly Hills stylist Karen Lazar shares her tips on how to organize your closet so you can shop more effectively.
Q: My closet is a mess. Where do I start?
A: I always start with a rolling rack and start pulling out the pieces I haven’t worn in a long time. I then try the pieces on one by one and decide if it fits. If it doesn’t fit I put it in a pile to give away, alter or sell if it’s a designer label that is worth selling. I then take out the pieces I know I wear and organize by category such as blouses, pants, skirts, tops and jackets. I put them back in the closet by category from light to dark or light weight to heavier weight.I put pants from narrow to wide within the color so I know if I’m in a hurry I can grab the right pant with the right shoe height.
If you don’t have a rolling rack you can lie the clothes on the bed and then transfer your piles in large garbage bags or shopping bags. (more…)
By Sharolyn Leithold
We all wonder “at what age should I teach my child to swim?” On the long list of things we must do for our kids “before they turn 5,” swimming is important. You may be surprised to find out that you can start water training your child as early as a few months old. They won’t be able to swim when they are so young because they don’t have the necessary motor skills, but there are many things we can do right now to prepare them for the swimming they will learn when they are a little older. (more…)