Liz Marie Galvan adoption book Grand Rapids

For years, Jose and Liz Marie Galvan dreamed of expanding their family but struggled with one miscarriage after another. Then Jose had a dream. “He woke up from this dream and he was like, ‘Don’t talk, I need to write this down,” said Liz Marie, the popular interior design blogger behind […]

The Best Bagels Are in California (Sorry, New York)

BERKELEY, Calif. — The bagels at Boichik Bagels have the look of Labrador puppies curled up for afternoon naps: soft and pudgy, golden roly-polys (practically made for that old puppy-or-bagel meme). The bread has a comforting squish — thick but yielding, chewy but not densely so, with a shiny, sweet-and-salty […]

Who Says Pocket Watches Are Only for Men?

Basically, fans say, pocket watches stand out, especially when worn by a woman. “Everyone has an Apple Watch — they don’t have pocket watches,” said Linda Stefanko, who lives in Carmel, Ind., just north of Indianapolis. “It makes a statement.” “It’s not just for men,” she said. Ms. Stefanko has […]