Once again, there were few photos in yesterday's online Chron. But there wasn't much meat, either. We wish the powers-that-be would decide to spend as much time, energy, and money on the H&G section as on the Food section. . .
The lead story was by Mary Jo Bowling. She details how she uses succulents, sempervirens, aloes and eucalyptus, instead of pine cones, holly and mistletoe as the inspiration for her holiday decorations.No pine garlands, please. It's San Francisco. - Succulents, aloes and eucalyptus as holiday trim
Concrete floor can be cushioned with cork - Use the material as finished tile squares or an underlayment: Charles Smith suggests that a reader with a bad back use cork as flooring
Designers modernize traditional menorahs: Boston Globe writer's suggestions for modern menorahs (for more, check out our Top Ten: Menorahs)
Amy Sedaris' new hospitality guide not for prudes: Washington Post writer on "what may be the world's first R-rated book on entertaining"