I write for consumer, trade and custom publications about: real estate, business, design, gardening, automotive, travel, meetings & parenting. Plus: content marketing for corporations and non-profits.
Structural engineer Karyn Steenkamp's love of construction began at a very early age. And with CAESARS FORUM, she’s about to embark on the biggest project of her career.
This might sound familiar: Your house is up for sale, people have come to see it, and then nothing but crickets. So the logical thing to do would be to drop your listing price, right?
Pricing your home right is a complex science that depends on a multitude of factors—all of which are changing on a seemingly daily basis. Conventional wisdom urges some restraint when it comes to pricing your home at top dollar, and that's usually the right way to go. After all, you don't want t...
Montreal-born filmmaker Alexandra Lemay had a pretty unorthodox childhood. Her mother Manon fostered Lemay’s artistic instincts by allowing her to build her own toys and paint on walls, while she raised five biological children, several poodles and a pet skunk, and also fostering as many as 10 kids at once.
This film is Lemay's love letter to her eclectic mom....
More buyers are sizing up your space and making lightning-quick decisions about whether it's worth investigating further—or whether they should hop back in the car and move on to the next house.
Here's how to make the best first impression.
If you’ve decided to take your whole gang on a family vacation for the winter holidays, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 study by travel marketing organization MMGY Global, more than 40 percent of Americans reported taking a multigenerational trip the previous year. Virtuoso, an international travel agency network, cited multigenerational travel as its top trend in its 2016 study.
Ready for a Halloween road trip? Grab the kids, put on your best costumes, and check out these ghostly goings-on.
If your family loves going door-to-door for tricks and treats, why not extend the scary-fun feeling by discovering some haunted happenings during a Halloween-themed road trip before October 31? Dozens of cities across America don disguises, light jack o' lanterns, and celebrate all that's spooky throughout October.
Your company’s best clients and top performers have likely seen the winning goal at the Stanley Cup finals, or they’ve sat in the by-invitation-only President’s Box at the U.S Open while sipping imported champagne. They’re a tough crowd to impress.
So how do you create an exclusive, customized sports-related program that surpasses expectations?
Put your hand up if you can guess where most people start their home search. You win if your answer is "online"—turns out, more than 90% of buyers scroll through hundreds of listings on a mobile device or laptop, clicking only on the ones that grab their attention.
So if you're listing your home for sale, your goal is to make it a "thumb-stopper"—the listing that makes a buyer slow down, take a good look and read about how fabulous it is. The secret is to make sure that the photos showcasing ...
One of the best ways to experience a new city (or your own hometown!) is to take a tour. But if you're tired of traditional sightseeing tours, why not try a food tour instead? Many cities offer fabulous, kid-friendly walking, bus or self-tours that combine the history of a neighborhood with yummy treats or meals along the way. Foodie tours are also a great chance to teach your kiddos about where food comes from, and how to try new things.
A strange thing seems to happen when you're deep in the trenches of house hunting: The more you look, the longer your wish list seems to grow. It's inevitable that you'll make compromises, but some things are worth digging in your heels about.
After decades of clinging to monochrome and stainless steel as the standard finishes in contemporary kitchens, it’s time for a bold injection of color. And with the kitchen increasingly an opportunity for showcase and entertaining, the once humble and utilitarian range is stepping into the spotlight with an expanded palette of finishes and a chef’s dream set of features.
Remember when you bought your home? It was just perfect for the two of you. But now—with a couple of kids, some ever-shedding pets, or maybe an in-law living down the hall—that's no longer the case. Whether you’re already bursting out of your house or about to expand your family, the time to move to a larger home might have arrived. Here's what you need to think about.