| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| May 25, 2010
| 2:11 PM
For years Kim Boyce, a pastry chef who sifted and stirred her way through some of Los Angeles' best kitchens, from Wolfgang Puck's Spago to Nancy Silverton's Campanile, only worked in white.
White flour, that is.
Curiously, she had her epiphany —...
| May 14, 2010
With Marc Cohen's culinary empire expanding, we were curious to see if his first venture, 230 Forest Ave., has been able to maintain its quality, as many restaurateurs these days have been stretching themselves too thin, like Wolfgang Puck and Daniel...
| May 2, 2010
Maybe the recession is really and truly over now. After all, a thousand and one hotel rooms have just bloomed in downtown Los Angeles amid the Kings and conventioneers.
I'm talking about the once-desolate territory just north of interstate 10 and east of...
| Apr 22, 2010
Is Los Angeles getting snubbed by the James Beard Foundation?
The foundation doles out its prestigious awards May 3 at a star-studded gala at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. As foodies everywhere know, they're the Oscars of the culinary world, arguably...
| Sep 24, 2010
Reunion Tower is one of the most recognizeable buildings in the Dallas skyline. And inside the lit ball is Wolfgang Puck's fine dining Asian American restaurant, Five Sixty.
Weeknights from 5-7pm they have happy hour at the bar, and it's not just for...
| Oct 3, 2010
Attracting more than 1,000 people and raising nearly $5 million, the Sept. 25 "Unmasking" of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art brought together some of L.A.'s most prominent faces from finance,...
| Dec 15, 2010
Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles for the "Battle of the Bartenders", a non-alcoholic drink event sponsored organized by the Insurance Information Network of California in an effort to promote responsible drinking and safe driving.
| Jul 8, 2010
The server eases the rectangular plate down on the glass coffee table. Here we go, I think, biting into a tiny pleated dumpling plumped with braised pork belly and slicked with black Chinese vinegar. A trace of chile oil, the melting tender pork, the...
| Jul 14, 2010
It's summer, and it's hot. So you're probably looking for ways to escape the heat by staying indoors. But we have at least 3 reasons to get out!
First, Mockingbird Station is holding their weekly Farmer's Market all summer. Every Thursday from 5pm to...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 10:52 PM
A book club with a Hollywood sheen, the monthly literary luncheon known as Round Table West, took root in 1977 at a ballroom in the Ambassador Hotel and grew into the largest such gathering in the nation.
Public relations executive Marylin Hudson was one...