| Sep 2, 2009
| 2:24 PM
3.1 Phillip Lim Los Angeles
6 to 11 p.m.
631 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Remember that Phillip Lim piece you almost bought a couple years ago? Now's your chance to grab it. The designer is re-imagining five signature pieces...
| Oct 1, 2009
| 1:44 PM
A 38-year-old man dressed in drag appeared on a makeshift catwalk at the far end of the stage and waved his arms in greeting.
"Thank you for coming to my circus!" shouted Ernesto Pimentel, known to all as La Chola Chabuca, the star of a top-rated TV...
| Oct 8, 2009
| 3:48 PM
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| Oct 12, 2009
Reporting from Culiacan, Mexico, and Monterrey, Mexico -- Silvia Raquenel Villanueva, once hailed here as "the Bulletproof Lawyer," could outrun the bullets no longer.
Villanueva, one of Mexico's most controversial attorneys, was shopping in Monterrey in...
| Jan 22, 2008
Organic and natural personal care products are hot sellers -- and getting hotter -- as more big consumer products firms and retailers rush to supply growing demand for natural toothpastes, skin creams, soap, shampoos, makeup and the like.
| Apr 5, 2009
Cajun Shrimp. I'm Not Really a Waitress. You Don't Know Jacques. The name on the bottom of a bottle of OPI nail polish can sometimes be more colorful than the shade itself.
Now OPI has gathered its vast array of hues at ROB|B, its first salon, which...
| Apr 5, 2009
Sixty-nine of the shades OPI currently makes are reds. I'm Not Really a Waitress, a flirty pinkish-red, is its best-selling polish.
OPI (pronounced oh-pee-eye) has created 730 shades of nail polish to date. Hundreds are...
| May 18, 2010
Forgetting to read the fine print. Not packing a change of clothes. Confusing a.m. and p.m.
In a previous column, I asked you to tell me about your worst travel mistakes. Did you ever!
And if I could generalize about the types of screw-ups most common...
| Jul 18, 2010
While Oak Street flounders with record vacancies in the wake of the global luxury recession, adjacent Rush Street is coming into its own as a shopping strip for the rich and fabulous.
Leading the charge is a striking new Hermes flagship at Oak and Rush...
| Jun 10, 2010
GLENDALE — Kendra Owen was shopping at the Glendale Galleria on Wednesday when Alana Gregos, the assistant manager of the LUSH cosmetics store, briefed her on North America's dependence on fossil fuel.
Gregos was one of the more than half-dozen...
| 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?...