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  • Death Valley sizzle

    Death Valley sizzle
    Summertime in Death Valley. Breathing hurts a little. The wind blows heavy like a hair dryer, burning our nostrils. The asphalt sizzles through the soles of our shoes. It's 120 degrees outside, our rented PT Cruiser tells us when we slide back inside....
  • Baltimore Grand Prix likely to repeat Labor Day weekend date

    Baltimore Grand Prix likely to repeat Labor Day weekend date
    Those planning ahead to the summer of 2012 can likely figure on Indy race cars returning to the streets of Baltimore for Labor Day weekend. Will Power had barely crossed the finish line Sunday to win the IZOD IndyCar Series race at the inaugural...
  • Price of gold surges on Fed stimulus hopes; is it headed for $2,000?

    The spot price of gold lurched up Thursday as anticipation of new stimulus measures worldwide grew. The precious metal was up 1.9% to $1,669.10 an ounce, propelled in part by an unexpected rise in jobless claims that highlighted the job market's...
  • Shopping: Stephen Webster to open Rodeo Drive jewelry store

    Shopping: Stephen Webster to open Rodeo Drive jewelry store
    British fine jewelry designer Stephen Webster is famous for treating diamonds, emeralds and rubies with an irreverence typically reserved for rhinestones. Recent pieces from his eponymous collection include a ring festooned with a giant lobster made of...
  • Shopping: Solange Azagury-Partridge opens on Rodeo Drive

    Shopping: Solange Azagury-Partridge opens on Rodeo Drive
    Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier. Jewelry boutiques on Rodeo Drive tend to be of the big-brand, high-wattage variety. But the tony shopping row is now home to one of the industry's more irreverent players — Solange Azagury-Partridge....
  • L.A.'s jewelry designers light up the scene

    L.A.'s jewelry designers light up the scene
    It seems as if almost every celebrity and Real Housewife is launching her own jewelry line as of late — and that means the pool for beautiful, well-crafted accessories has become a little murky. If you think it's difficult to see the shiny gems amid...
  • Giving gifts for a cause

    Giving gifts for a cause
    If you spent Black Friday fighting hordes at the mall, or if you haven't started holiday shopping yet because you're dreading it, consider: When was the last time someone told you that all you had to do was shop to make the world a better place? Buying...
  • Cultural Exchange: French writers look beyond Paris

    Cultural Exchange: French writers look beyond Paris
    François Bon knows about the hidden cemetery just behind the Grande Arche, a minimalist monument to modernity that looms over France's version of Wall Street, or La Défense. The decision to surround the office buildings in one of Europe's largest...
  • Gold slumps $77.10 as Bernanke dashes stimulus hopes

    Gold slumps $77.10 as Bernanke dashes stimulus hopes
    Ben Bernanke’s words on Wednesday carried a great deal of weight in the commodity markets – so much so that they squashed the prices of gold and silver. The Federal Reserve chairman told Congress that the U.S. economy was likely headed for...
  • Shopping: Vivier and Bentley store opens in Silver Lake

    Shopping: Vivier and Bentley store opens in Silver Lake
    When jewelry designer Kathryn Bentley and handbag designer Clare Vivier — who share a pared-down luxury aesthetic — outgrew their respective home offices, they set out to find a shared design studio. The duo's ideal workspace turned out to be...
  • MAC's Surf, Baby capsule collection launches

    MAC's Surf, Baby capsule collection launches
    MAC Cosmetics is celebrating summer with a new collection inspired by quintessential California girls. Surf, Baby — the jauntily named capsule collection from the mega makeup brand — launches at MAC counters on Thursday. And, as expected, it...