Her Prescription is Hope: Dr. Paromita Datta

Her Prescription is Hope: Dr. Paromita Datta

If there is one message that Paromita Datta, M.D., hopes to convey to her patients, it’s that “Cancer is not a death sentence.” As medical director of the Aurora Breast Care Clinic, she has to deliver her share of unwelcome news, but nearly always, she says, “There...

Hidden (and not so hidden) Treasures

Hidden (and not so hidden) Treasures

A Lalique rose bowl, a set of embroidered hand towels, picture frames, ladies’ shoes in a size 7 narrow, a vintage fur coat, sterling silver, an original oil painting, bric-a-brac, tools, glassware, antique salt cellars, a 17th-century secretary, a comfy sofa, a lawn...

The Business of Bling: A visit with four local jewelry designers

The Business of Bling: A visit with four local jewelry designers

Silver, silver and gold, silver and gold — everyone wishes for silver and gold. How do you measure its worth? Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth …” sung by Burl Ives. Everyone loves silver and gold, and during this season of lights, tinsel and glitter, it’s...

Hill Country Aerie: Villa is perfect home away from home

Hill Country Aerie: Villa is perfect home away from home

The drive from the entry of Cordillera Ranch to the Villas of Di Lusso is quite enjoyable in the late afternoon, when the long golden rays of the sun stretch across the undulating hills. Long shadows from the oak trees spill across the winding road that climbs up the...

Fleming’s Steakhouse

Fleming’s Steakhouse

There’s something Mad Men retro about most steakhouses —whether they serenade you with Sinatra or simply shake a stylish martini. Or both. But as these are not boom times, we suggest a stratagem for struttin’ your own style at a reduced rate: Hit happy hour. This is...

Festive and Fun: Music, dance, humor make the holidays bright

Festive and Fun: Music, dance, humor make the holidays bright

Tis the season to be merry, and arts organizations are certainly contributing more than their fair share to the mood. From festive concerts and ballet spectaculars to theme-park celebrations and artsy shopping, the city will be awash with holiday offerings for all...

Finding Contentment in Your Life

Finding Contentment in Your Life

If only, if only, if only ... Moms, these two words are the bane of contentment in my life, and maybe in your lives, too. If only I had more money, then I would be happy. If only the kids made better grades, then I could relax. If only I were 10 pounds lighter... If...

Fabulous Wine Pairings for Your Holiday Dinner

Fabulous Wine Pairings for Your Holiday Dinner

The holidays are here, a special time of the year to celebrate with friends and family — all the excitement of catching up on the new and the old, football scores, latest movies and a much anticipated holiday dinner along with great wine. Whether you favor a riotous...

Low back pain? Suffer no more!

Low back pain? Suffer no more!

Back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some time in their lives. It’s the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years of age, according to the National Institute of Health Statistics survey. Indeed, more than 26 million Americans between the ages of...

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