2012: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

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The Top 10 News Stories of 2012 History will remember 2012 as 12 months marked by victory, drama, perseverance and tragedy.  From natural disasters, to man-made debauchery, take a look at some of the stories that dominated news coverage and coffee shop discussions throughout the year.

TOP 5 PURSE STRINGS STORIES OF 2012

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It’s no surprise that in an election year, issues such as entitlement of the rich, discrimination and workers’ rights would become part of the national conversation.  What is interesting is that all of these topics seemed more prevalently discussed among people in boardrooms than they were by the candidates on the election trail.  The battle [...]

ARTISTS OF THE YEAR

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Many artists and celebrities are gossiped about and fill the pages of tabloids throughout the year. But it was the tremendous work and amazing achievements that kept the following ladies on our minds non-stop during 2012.  Take a look at Wiles Magazine’s selections for the Top Artists of the Year!

THE 2012 BRITISH FASHION AWARDS

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  On November 27, the British Fashion Council announced that Stella McCartney has been named Designer of the Year, receiving the highest accolade at the British Fashion Awards 2012.   Stella also received the Designer Brand award on behalf of her eponymous label, picking up two awards on the evening, both of which recognize a [...]

FALLEN STARS

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A Salute to the Wiles Women We Lost in 2012  

MISS MANNERS

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 TAYLOR SWIFT HEADS 2012 TEN BEST-MANNERED LIST   Taylor Swift, who is commended for being a role model to young people, heads the “Ten Best-Mannered People of 2012,” by the National League of Junior Cotillions. The list, which is in its 21st year, is compiled by NLJC, an etiquette and social training program involving thousands [...]

Socialite Spotlight: Keisha Wright

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Beauty girl problems – everyone has one and for Swoon creator Keisha Wright, the struggle to get all of the lip gloss out of her favorite lip gloss tubes was beauty enemy number one. A self-proclaimed lip gloss lover, Wright was frustrated by having to unsafely scoop or toss countless tubes of not quite empty [...]

DOWNTIME

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By Francesca Merced New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite nights of the year because it’s filled with possibilities!   On the one hand, you can glam it up at a splashy cocktail affair, or, if you prefer, you can tone it all the way down and bring the New Year in with a cup [...]

MAIN COURSE

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   PENNE PASTA PRIMAVERA From twinkling lights to shiny presents, the holidays bring us one of the most colorful times of the year. So why not serve a dish at your upcoming family dinner or celebration that mirrors the hues of the season? My Penne Pasta Primavera recipe is bursting with color, and it’s easy [...]