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Sunday Best: A tribute to iconic fashion designer Kenzo Takada, who died last weekend at age 81 from COVID complications

To the list of those souls lost to COVID-19, add the name of the pioneering fashion designer Kenzo Takada, who died this month at a Paris hospital at the age of 81. Takada — whose fashion company was known by his first name, Kenzo — helped bring Japanese fashion to the world, paving the way for many later Japanese designers. Takada, who was one of the first men to attend Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, arrived in Paris in 1964. Initially planning a short stay, he ended up spending the rest of his life there, opening his first store in 1970 and presenting playful, exuberant fashion shows until the 1990s; later, he designed for opera and presented a homewares collection. Here, he’s seen as a young man with Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida in 1977 (she had just awarded him the title of one of the

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Three new model homes debut this weekend in Chapel Hill

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Resident fun just got better in Chapel Hill with the addition of a second, competition-sized pool and a striking mid-century designed clubhouse complete with a covered patio and outdoor fireplace. Additional amenities include covered pavilions, a recreational pickleball court, a zero-entry, lagoon-shaped pool, a cabana and lanai, and tot lot. Walking trails are expanding through all phases of Chapel Hill.

Debuting this week during the 2020 HBA Fall Parade of Homes are three new floor plan model homes by Kansas City’s leading building companies.

Don Julian Builders, Inc., releases their Brentwood II reverse, which offers a master bedroom suite/wing plus an office off the kitchen. The lower level includes three bedrooms, a family room and a wet bar. Hollywood sliding glass doors open the space up to the covered deck as an entertaining bonus. Stunning touches of modern, clean-lined finishes enhance the experience all captured in a livable,

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Columbus Day Weekend sales: Prices slashed on home, outdoor and fashion items

Columbus Day, a federal holiday, and Indigenous Peoples Day are Monday, Oct. 12, and retailers once again see this long holiday weekend as a time for sales.

Online home retailer Wayfair is slashing up to 70% off on select items during a clearance event. Bedroom furniture starts at $99, bedding sets at $39.99 and storage solutions at $19.99.

Kitchen and dining furniture and ceiling and wall lights are up to 50% off, living room seating and wall art are up to 60% off and area rugs are up to 70% off.

Save up to 50% on outdoor furniture and up to 55% on TV stands, living room tables and bathroom upgrades.

See more sales on kids furniture, entryway furniture, table and floor lamps, kitchen essentials as well as small electronics and appliances.

If you’re already shopping, here are highlights:

  • Coach Outlet is offering up to 70% off sitewide At Coach,
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Women’s Super League highlights weekend TV during FIFA break



Alex Morgan with a football ball: Alex Morgan could make her Tottenham debut when the club plays Manchester United on Saturday. (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)


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Alex Morgan could make her Tottenham debut when the club plays Manchester United on Saturday. (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)

With Europe’s major leagues pausing for the FIFA international break, the focus in club soccer will change to the women’s game. A pair of big clashes from the Women’s Super League highlights the menu of televised matches this weekend:

WSL: A handful of stars from the World Cup-champion U.S. women’s team figure to be involved in two of the weekend’s marquee matchups, but you’ll have to wake up early to watch live. On Saturday, Alex Morgan could make her debut for Tottenham when the Spurs (0-2-1) tackle unbeaten Manchester United (2-0-1), whose roster includes Christen Press and Tobin Heath (NBCSN, 4:30 a.m.). Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis will join unbeaten Manchester City (2-0-1) when it travels to London to play

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The best online shopping deals this weekend: Pine-Sol disinfectant, artificial Christmas trees, holiday toys

Even though most non-essential businesses are now open after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, tons of retailers are still offering online sales.

If you need your weekend shopping fix, we’ve got you covered.

The fall sales are in full force, and there are some big ones out there. Some of the noteworthy deals include EPA approved Pine-Sol disinfectant to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, Coach bags on clearance and early Prime Day deals.

Here’s a roundup of some of the better sales major retailers are offering online this weekend.

Adidas

The sportswear retailer is holding a “Fall Sale” where you can receive up to 50% off on popular styles including its iconic Stan Smith sneakers.

Amazon

The online retail giant has an ongoing outlet sale with “discounts on thousands of overstock items.” You can find deals across the electronics, kitchen, beauty, books, toys and games, apparel and

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Doylestown Streets To Close This Weekend For Dining, Shopping

DOYLESTOWN, PA — As part of ongoing efforts to sustain the local economy during the coronavirus pandemic, Doylestown Borough will close several streets Friday and Saturday night for outdoor dining and entertainment.

On Friday and Saturday from 5-11 p.m., East State Street between Pine Street and Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and turned into pedestrian zones as restaurants and shops expand to the outdoors.

First announced in June, Operation Doylestown is a collaboration between the borough and the business community to attract residents to the downtown area amid a global pandemic that has put restrictions on indoor dining and shopping.

Various streets will be closed through the fall season to create pedestrian zones that give downtown merchants the chance to open outside, Discover Doylestown President Kris Boger said.

“It’s been a nice way to engage with the businesses on different levels, and to safely welcome folks back,”

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There Was a Secret Royal Wedding Last Weekend

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Last weekend, the granddaughter of Princess Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin, tied the knot in a private ceremony in London. The bride, Flora Ogilvy, said “I do” to husband Timothy Vesterberg at the Chapel Royal of St. James’s Palace. She wore a classic, simple dress by Emilia Wickstead.

Although the nuptials were hush-hush for a few days, the new Mrs. Vesterberg shared the exciting news in an Instagram post this afternoon with a photo from her wedding day. “Timothy and I were married privately at Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace on Saturday 26th September. We are truly overjoyed and look forward to celebrating next year,” she wrote in the caption.

The news arrives almost three months after fellow royal bride Princess Beatrice quietly exchanged vows with her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, in Windsor. Only about 20 family members were present for the intimate ceremony, including the

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