Posts by Lynne Konstantin

Scene from the movie It's a Wonderful life showing the characters all smiling together

Editor’s Picks – Dec. 21-31

Celebrate your time off with these parties and events you don’t want to miss. Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor DEC. 21-22: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE We love Christmas time at the Redford Theatre. This week, a Christmas story for everyone — take a trip back in time at the historic theater, opened in 1928,…

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Amy Sedaris “I Like You” Sprinkles

At Home: Editor’s Picks From Fishs Eddy

A few of our favorite things from Fishs Eddy. Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor Julie Gaines and Dave Lenowitz had just opened a small antiques shop in New York City’s Gramercy Park when they came across an upstate hamlet called Fishs Eddy — and they had their name that proved as charmingly quirky and…

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Belle and the Beast dance together in a scene from Beauty and the Beast

Editor’s Picks – Dec. 14-23

You don’t want to miss these upcoming shows Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor DEC. 16  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Meet the lovely singing Belle (played by Mikki Frank), make a stained-glass craft, have a snack and watch Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (created by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice) on the big…

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Michael Aram at work, creating “perfectly imperfect” organic-inspired pieces, which he calls a reflection of our humanity. This one is a giant golden feather that he is holding up and hammering with a rubber or wooden hammer.


A look behind the inspiration of designer Michael Aram — who is heading to Macy’s Somerset. Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor Michael Aram’s heritage runs deep inside him. “Food, language, religious traditions, a sense of family — and also a sense of being ‘different’ — all contributed to my cultural identity,” he says. The…

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Gifts That Give To Beaumont Children’s

A Roundup of great gifts that benefit Beaumont Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Beaumont Children’s is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Southeast Michigan. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of others to support its children’s programs. Most of the donations are raised one dollar at…

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A place setting and the dinner table at Michele Saulson's house with small pumpkins, grapes, and candles.

Home For The Holiday

Franklin designer Michele Saulson welcomes us to her lush, modern Thanksgiving table. Lynne Konstantin Arts & Life Editor | Brett Mountain Photographer Michele Saulson doesn’t just love beautiful things. She loves to make things beautiful — and she has a gift for it. She has even made a few businesses out of it. Armed with…

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Camp Kramer’s wooden menorah still stands after the surrounding camp burned down.

Beloved Jewish Camps Destroyed by Woolsey Fire

By Lynne Konstanin The massive Woolsey Fire that has ravaged Malibu, Thousand Oaks and other nearby areas of California have also devastated the Jewish community. Three beloved Jewish camps — the Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps, the Shalom Institute in Malibu and Ilan Ramon Day School in Agoura Hills — have been mostly destroyed. “There’s a…

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Dear Mrs. Blume: We Can’t Wait For Margaret

After half a century of fighting off Hollywood offers, beloved children’s and tweens’ author Judy Blume has finally agreed to a movie version of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Blume’s books were the friends that girls would turn to when they couldn’t talk to their moms — she knew all of their secrets.…

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