Western-Inspired Rooms

A western home celebrates all that we hold dear in the West: a view of the beautiful landscape, using natural materials and honoring the spirit of colors and textures we see around us. Of course, not all Western-styled homes look alike, but many share similar qualities and design style. Here are some stunning examples of homes that celebrate the equally […]

Fall Color

We’re in the midst of a season change, and it seems like every time I look up, the leaves are a different color. Warm shades are taking over green more and more each day. 

Rachael Ray Buys Edible Souvenirs for Her Dog

Recently, I interviewed Rachael Ray when she came through San Francisco to promote her ninth season on the air. She’d just been included in Fortune and Food & Wine’s new “Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink” list, largely for her incredible success at raising money for good causes (she’s raised more than $10 million for kids’ health and animal […]

Why There Are No Ford Philadelphias, No Chevy Charlottes

I grew up in Hollister, a small California city that has been turned into an overexposed, somewhat byzantine brand by Abercrombie & Fitch. And I’m fascinated by how America’s marketeers have co-opted place names from the Western United States to serve as product names. What I’ve taken particular note of is how U.S. automobile manufacturers have turned, repeatedly, to the […]