| May 22, 2011
Any surfer who has tried to catch a wave will tell you that timing is everything. And Sundek — the once-iconic '70s surf brand known for the rainbow stripe arching across the seat of its swim trunks — seems to have caught a killer curl on...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:26 PM
It's been almost a year since Borders began to shutter its doors across the country, leaving behind in one instance the skeleton of a massive building on the corner of Brand Boulevard and Broadway.
These days, the rounded, glass-paneled façade shooting...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:04 AM
LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian didn’t live in Chicago very long, but the celebrity couple was here long enough to lease a Gold Coast condo and have it featured on an episode of HGTV’s new interior design series, “Interiors, Inc.&...
| Nov 27, 2011
Dressing for the holidays is part of the season's fun.
But forget the images you see in fashion magazines and on feel-good television commercials. In Southern California, the weather seldom requires swaddling in a plaid cashmere scarf, chunky fleece-...
| Apr 22, 2012
It's never been easier to feel like a natural woman. The 1960s mantra about getting ourselves back to the garden now applies to an increasing number of beauty products, with some small companies literally going to the garden and farm to bring customers...
| Sep 11, 2011
It's hard to miss those paparazzi shots of celebrity toddlers being toted around by their famous parents, kids who are dressed, well, to look just like mom or dad. Gwen Stefani's boys sport mohawks, black rocker T-shirts and baggy cargo pants like their...
| Aug 15, 2011
FRED'S, 15 E. OAK ST.,
AT BARNEYS NEW YORK
Who eats: Mix of creative business types, Gold Coast shoppers and tourists.
Why eat: This is not your traditional department store cafe. The signature restaurant on the sixth floor of Barneys New York boasts a...
| Aug 21, 2011
The 2009 launch of the Pendleton Meets Opening Ceremony collection introduced the nostalgic wool brand to the fashion crowd and inspired the creation of this season's Portland Collection. Boutique retailer Opening Ceremony, with locations in Soho, Los...
| Oct 21, 2011
Are you a savvy shopper? Confident that you can tell cheap from expensive? Think you know the difference between top of the line and bargain basement?
To determine just how hard or easy it is distinguish between luxury and low-end, I picked out six red...
| Sep 25, 2011
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles — not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...
| Jan 13, 2013
Jennifer Meyer wears her jewelry in the shower. And she's built a business on that idea.
"I don't want you to take your jewelry off. I want it to become a part of you," says the designer over lunch, sweeping her hand across the subtle gold pieces on her...