Chatting on the ergonomically designed BeoCom 6000 cordless phone, which weighs a mere 175 grams, or 61/8 ounces, is a comfortable yet fashionable experience. The handset, which comes in an array of new, hot colors, sits on a pyramidal base that beams elegance. And this beauty has brains. Use the handset to store up to 200 numbers in the phone bank, control the volume of your Bang & Olufsen audio and visual equipment, view your caller ID, and redial any of your latest 24 calls. Also, enjoy eight hours of charged-up talk time from as far away from the base as 300 meters, or more than 900 feet, outdoors. You’ll pay $475 for this high-tech device. For a retailer near you, visit www.bang-olufsen.com, or call 847-590-4900. Â
A Heavenly Treat
Rarely do you come across a book that triggers fond memories as well as whets your appetite. But The Church Ladies’ Divine Desserts by Brenda Rhodes Miller (Putnam Publishing Group, $25.95) does that and more. The 200-plus recipes for tasty treats such as cakes, cobblers, pies, cookies, and candies are interwoven with the precious tales of the churchwomen who make these delights. Not only will you be moved to recall some of the deaconesses, nurses, singers, faithful parishioners, and first ladies that bustled about in your church, you’ll also be inspired to stir up these delicacies in your kitchen. Â
Save Our Streets
The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual list of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” The Washington, D.C., home of black activist Carter G. Woodson made the list, as did Richmond, Virginia’s historic Jackson Ward, one of America’s largest black districts. Log on to www.nthp.org/11most to help save these African American landmarks.