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Heart pancakes for your sweetheart

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Cruise reveals design treasures


Design inspiration from the Cayman Islands and Cozumel

Hollywood spotlight on Beverly Hilton

Lemon Bars with Buttermilk

Taniya Nayak talks travel & design

create flower arrangements with store bought flowers

Holiday entertaining tips for guests

Create a comfort zone in your home during the holidays If you’re having company for the holidays here are a few things to add to your home to make your guests feel special. Decorate your home for the holidays by adding fresh flowers and lots of candles and greenery. Put extra blankets, pillows and towels [...]

September 15, 2014
Ask Mi-Ling

Great gift for someone who loves design tips!

In this book, syndicated lifestyles columnist Mi-Ling Stone Poole combines her question-and-answer columns, radio and television tips and a list of her favorite home decor Web sites, to assist novice decorators with their design dilemmas. Click here to buy book now!

September 14, 2014
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Sheila E. Releases Book

Grammy-nominated drummer, singer and percussionists Sheila E., released her book, The BEAT OF MY DRUM. This memoir is about her life on and off the stage. To get your copy visit www.sheilae.com  

September 14, 2014
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Travel can inspire an authentic taste of the Southwest

If you need inspiration for your next Southwestern-style design project, consider taking a trip to a resort for a little inspiration. My hubby and I frequently take little getaways to re-energize our spirits. Recently, we stayed at the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco, Texas. THE PERFECT PLACE This resort was the perfect place to get [...]

June 26, 2014
Biltmore Home

Biltmore tour was awe-inspiring

A couple years ago, I celebrated my birthday with a trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. For years, I’d wanted to tour the home of the Vanderbilts known as the largest home in America, with 150,000 square feet. The estate features 250 rooms, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms and 65 fireplaces. The Biltmore was [...]

February 1, 2014
Rum Cake

Rum Cake

Ingredients for cake 1 yellow box cake mix with pudding 1/2 cup of water 1/2 cup of oil 1/2 cup of dark rum 4 eggs Ingredients for glaze 1 stick butter 1/4 cup of water 1 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of dark rum 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Directions 1. Blend cake mix, eggs water, [...]

December 12, 2012 0

Halloween Decor on the cheap

Mi-Ling’s Tip of the day: Decorating for Halloween on a budget is quick and easy if you can think outside of the box. Find a location in your home to create a vignette and use some of your old Halloween decorations to set the stage. In this case I used a ghost that usually hangs from a [...]

October 4, 2012

Guacamole made fresh table-side

I was in the mood for a wonderful  Mexican lunch and so me and my sister stopped in for a bite at Cantina Laredo at Penn Square Mall.  I have always enjoyed their unique salsa, fresh chips and homemade guacamole which they prepare table-side with fresh tomatos, jalapenos, red onions and cilantra. During this visit I sampled [...]

October 2, 2012 0
Tulsa Street of Dreams fall decorations

Decorate for fall on a budget

By Mi-Ling Stone Poole DEAR MI-LING: Money is an issue these days. How can I incorporate fall colors into my home without spending a lot of money? My budget is tight, and my mind is blank. I need a little inspiration to help me get started both inside and out. Any ideas? DEAR READER: Don’t sweat the [...]

October 2, 2012 0
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Girls Night Out at Sushi Neko

A few of us got together for a light dinner at Sushi Neko’s recently. We enjoyed their fresh pineapple elixir and a delicous spicy soup with clams, shrimp and scallops. We topped off the meal with cooked California and salmon rolls. The food was delicious. My favorite was the spicy soup and the salmon roll. I hadn’t been [...]

September 30, 2012
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