| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The elegant gals of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County came together to host a tea at AnQi in South Coast Plaza in advance of the society's upcoming 2012 gala benefit.
They are calling the gala, which will take place in the Samueli Theater at the...
| Jan 26, 2012
Ding. Bzzzt. Bap. Beep. That's the sound of conversation in restaurants these days. Where cellphones once posed a nuisance as people chatted loudly into them during meals, they now present a whole new set of etiquette issues as entire tables disappear...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 9:29 PM
It is the most glamorous social event of the year in Orange County. It may also be one of the most elegant parties on America's annual event calendar.
Last week's Candlelight Concert to benefit the Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrated its 25th...
| Feb 23, 2012
When food lovers head to Paris these days, the savvier bypass the Michelin-starred restaurants entirely and seek out the small, sometimes funky bistros where passionate young cooks are turning out wonderful food at affordable prices. Spaces — and...
| Jul 21, 2011
Come summer, mezze, those small dishes drawn from a vast Middle Eastern tradition, are just about the perfect food. The flavors are vivid. Many of them are served at room temperature. No rush. I love this way of eating, a bite here, a bite there, as the...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 4:31 PM
It was with great excitement that the long-awaited Sturt Haaga Gallery officially opened in the restored Boddy House garage and its newly built extension at Descanso Gardens.
Although it officially opened to the public on Saturday afternoon, the media...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 6:50 PM
Women in exquisite formal gowns and glittering jewels accompanied by gentlemen in tuxedos were the center of attraction for photographers as the flash of their cameras lit up the night.
It was the opening night, Sept. 17, at the Music Center’s...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Educational and public programs offered throughout the year at Descanso Gardens received a boost Saturday night when nearly 200 supporters from La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena, San Marino and other Southland communities donned black-tie apparel for an...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Sultan, the cat who adopted the staff at the Pasadena Museum of History, welcomed the formally-dressed guests to the museum’s “Pasadena to Paris” benefit, which raised $105,000 in support of the museum’s educational programs on...
| Nov 10, 2011
Especially at this time of year, when relatives roll into town eager to live it up. It's fun to introduce them to L.A.'s ethnic dining scene, chase food trucks around town and stop in at the latest cutting-edge venues. But at some point, they may want...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:46 PM
There are some folks who protest the fact that expensive tickets to charitable galas are elitist. Women dressed in floor-length gowns and men in black ties reflect a past sensibility not relevant in modern society.
In an age where folks feel it is...