Her Prescription is Hope: Dr. Paromita Datta

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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 are things we can do. There is life […]

Hidden (and not so hidden) Treasures

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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 mower, bed linens, lamps, books, fine and costume jewelry, a bicycle, kitchen […]

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

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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 fun to glam it up a […]

Hill Country Aerie: Villa is perfect home away from home

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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 rise and ends at the wrought […]

Fleming’s Steakhouse

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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 especially true at Fleming’s, where their 5 for […]