No to Bride Barbie — Yes to a Real-Life Wedding

MY DAUGHTER CHRISTINA will be marrying in May. She's a grown-up woman now, making plans to spend her days with a truly good man. People who knew … [Read more...]

When the Bride Doesn’t Wear White — And Neither Does Anyone Else

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The bride wore red. And violet. And cerise. And gold. It was an Indian wedding with all the trimmings -- drums, gongs, … [Read more...]

The Mother-of-the-Groom Diaries — Am I Too Old for Splashy Earrings?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The long dress I was planning to wear to my son’s wedding needed earrings. Not … [Read more...]

My Killer Shoes — Brought Down to Size by Those Four-and-a-Half-Inch Heels

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Jon picked out his wedding attire in a half hour. I’ve devoted several all-day shopping trips to my wedding outfit and I’m … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: My (Awesome) Zumba Body

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Trying on bras at Nordstrom the other day, the truth was all too apparent. Too much flesh here. Too much skin there. Some of … [Read more...]