| Apr 27, 2012
| 8:54 PM
In another election year, perhaps one of the most significant in American history, the president-elect wanted to buy his wife a gift of jewelry to wear at his inauguration.
The year was 1861 and the new American leader was Abraham Lincoln. He walked into...
| Feb 7, 2010
We're packing the mobi for a madcap trip across Europe to see as much as we can in 18 days. If this trip goes badly, it's our daughter's fault. This is her idea, pitched from her apartment in downtown Antwerp during a call months earlier.
"Come visit us,...
| Nov 2, 2006
ON the second Sunday of each month, Peggy Caffey, chairwoman of the collectibles department at the College for Appraisers in Cypress, heads for the Rose Bowl Flea Market and joins the team offering free assessments of shoppers' discoveries, sorting the...
| Aug 2, 2009
For an architecture firm with only four years' experience, it's surprising how much attention Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues have received. "It's a little crazy," says Ball, 41. "And it puts a little pressure on us because people seem to have higher...
| May 14, 2008
Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
| Oct 26, 2008
Catherine Malandrino wants you to feel at home. The French-born designer, known for her feminine, ultra-wearable designs, has opened a 6,000-square-foot boutique on La Cienega Boulevard that evokes the look and feel of a breezy California manse....
| Dec 14, 2008
Like so many other shoppers this holiday season, Satellite and Bosco had difficulty navigating the crowded cobblestone walkway at the Grove last weekend. An obstacle course of fast-moving feet and low-slung shopping bags, the bustling mall was a challenge...
| Nov 30, 2008
Think snow-globally, shop locally. But don't wander the malls aimlessly! You need a plan. Here, we break down four prime shopping districts for holiday gift givers, be they happy or harried.
Shopping Beverly Hills is not for the faint of foot. Sure,...
| Jul 27, 2008
IF ANY place would be selling cheap, pirated copies of Olympic souvenirs, it'd be the Yatai Xinyang Fashion and Gift Market, a notorious underground maze of stores in Shanghai's suburban Pudong district. Fakes of Prada, Callaway, Apple and countless other...
| Feb 15, 2008
Put away the quarters and funnels and break out the crystal. Big spenders sip and swish rather than gulp and chug. And their bar accouterments are as swanky as their spirits. New on the shelves:
For its 130th anniversary, Veuve Clicquot is kicking its...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Whether youâre in the market for an engagement ring or just have a case of the âmean reds,â a new iPhone app lets you âwindow shopâ through a collection of rings and settings right down to the cut, carat and......