| Apr 5, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Walters Museum: Jane Meyerhoff's floral still lifes collection will be donated to the Walters Art Museum by philanthropist Robert Meyerhoff.
Jane Meyerhoff loved flowers, but she was allergic to their fragrance and couldn't have them in the house.
| Jan 8, 2012
Stealth wealth. Fashion gaming. Elsa Schiaparelli. Raf Simons. What else? Here's a list of stylish people, trends and ideas to pay attention to in 2012.
Surrealism. Opening May 10, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's exhibition...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 1:31 PM
It's not that I didn't want a puppy. Just that I was reluctant, concerned about the responsibility and nightly barking. And available space in our ever-shrinking house. And the mess. And what would happen if it ever got out the front door and into the...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:09 PM
We’ve reached the equivalent of Mile 22 in the Top Chef marathon. Vision gets blurry, the lactic acids are burning holes through our calves, and everything around you starts to feel ... weird.
We know the show’s taping schedule is...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Former New Yorker Lisa Aslanian spent 20 years in academia, studying, lecturing on and admiring contemporary art by women until deciding to embark on a new journey by opening The George Gallery in Laguna Beach.
The gallery — the only one in the...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:53 PM
The FBI raided Barry H. Landau's Manhattan apartment twice, hauling out thousands of documents that authorities say link him to a theft scheme involving historical artifacts pilfered from libraries and museums in Baltimore, elsewhere in the United...
| Nov 22, 2011
Q: Waaaaay back in the '60s I thought I saw bottles of wine with labels designed by Picasso, Dali and other popular artists. Was I dreaming?
—Elizabeth Dewey, Crystal Lake, Ill.
A: No, you weren't dreaming. The artists' labels were (and are) found...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 7:35 PM
For people who believe that "mall" is a four-letter word, it's a coup to get all of your Christmas shopping done without leaving Laguna Beach.
To that end, I thought it might be useful to give you my Top 10 list of suggested unique gifts found only in...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Recovering stolen masterpieces can sometimes take years of police sleuthing. But in the case of a recently pilfered Salvador Dali painting, a resolution has come swiftly, if somewhat mysteriously.
Dali's "Cartel de Don Juan Tenirio" was recently mailed...
| Jun 1, 2011
Souffle-light and long on charm, “Midnight in Paris” may not be as laugh-out-loud witty as the comedies of Woody Allen's professional Belle Epoque. But it at least recaptures the warm glow so often missing from his last 20 uneven years of...
| Jun 1, 2011
In the best Woody Allen films, even a tortured soul is a delight to behold. Actors in the silliest cameos are full of joy. Behavior perceived as annoying in any other environment is instead light, fun and even enviable. With that in mind, Midnight in...