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  • An Uber night out with the oldest daughter at Dear John's

    She's got my phone. The older daughter and I are out having a few soda pops in Culver City. Then we go to another tavern and another tavern, and her phone dies, so now she's using mine to dial up Uber. How our kids got around before Uber is beyond me....
  • Byford and Veronique make their mark with metal and microcement

    Byford and Veronique make their mark with metal and microcement
    When Laura Byford and Carol Veronique set up shop in Malibu three months ago, they knew they wanted to bring a couple of very specific things to the design world: microcement and metal. Three months on, their brand — Byford and Veronique —...
  • ACE Center builds an environment for learning at Taking the Reins

    ACE Center builds an environment for learning at Taking the Reins
    One Tuesday morning near the Los Angeles River in Atwater Village, a half-dozen or so girls file into a striking 8-by-10-foot goat pen at Taking the Reins, ready to practice some animal husbandry. "You don't need to be gentle with them," says urban farm...
  • A peak time to examine community garden etiquette in Los Angeles

    A peak time to examine community garden etiquette in Los Angeles
    Community gardens around Los Angeles are heating up — and we don't just mean the temperature is rising. "This is our peak season. When it comes to the rules, people can get testy and argumentative," said Al Renner, co-founder of the Los Angeles...
  • Weaver Christy Matson prefers when art can be made out of whole cloth

    Weaver Christy Matson prefers when art can be made out of whole cloth
    A spirit of experimentation, one foot in the past and one in the future, has set Christy Matson apart as a weaver. "It's unusual these days not to be working on a commission," Matson says, standing next to a counter brimming with colorful balls of yarn,...
  • Walking — slowly — into a new relationship

    Walking — slowly — into a new relationship
    Walking has been a theme of my life. Whenever members of our family had something to discuss, one would say, "Let's take a walk." Walks also have been my alone time — to problem-solve, rehearse, fantasize and just to "be." When I was a little girl...
  • For Studio City home, lawyer relies on Texas designer Meredith Ellis

    For Studio City home, lawyer relies on Texas designer Meredith Ellis
    The 27-year-old bachelor lawyer buying his first house, a 1,730-square-foot single-story home in Studio City, knew immediately whom to call to rework its interior: Meredith Ellis, designer for his parents' homes in Studio City and Malibu. "He told me...
  • Dear schools, let the kids have August

    Dear schools, let the kids have August
    We test them almost to death, we make them play sports till their arms fall off and their knees implode. Now we're taking away our children's summers. Do we not like them anymore? Mine went back to school Aug. 12, along with students in many other local...
  • Colori brightens interiors, kids' lives one color at a time

    Colori brightens interiors, kids' lives one color at a time
    A beacon of Modernism, color and philanthropy recently opened its doors on a charming stretch of Mission Street in San Marino that is home mostly to Old World-style shops and the well-known neighborhood French restaurant Julienne. It is aptly named...
  • Secret tips to growing showstopping dahlias

    Secret tips to growing showstopping dahlias
    What is it about dahlias that generates such passion in gardeners? "Their diversity and the way they make people smile," explains Robert Papp, president of the South Coast Dahlia Society. "There's always something for everybody." Look for Papp's...
  • After highs and lows with a musician, love finally strikes a chord

    After highs and lows with a musician, love finally strikes a chord
    The first time we met, I was 22 and he was 25. We both moved to Los Angeles around the same time; I came here for grad school at UCLA and an internship at Los Angeles magazine, while he worked in film production. Young and carefree, we danced at the...