| Jun 2, 2011
| 8:15 AM
Just before a Saturday auction, South Floridians got a glimpse into how the nation’s largest convicted Ponzi schemer, Bernard Madoff, was able to crack into high finance -- and society -- with his expensive tastes, smooth ways and dapper clothes....
| Jun 12, 2011
When Giorgio Beverly Hills was in its heyday, from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, Rodeo Drive was not lined with the kind of marquee designer flagships that are located there today. There was no Prada Epicenter, with its arty open facade, or faux...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 9:48 PM
Location: 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, at the San Diego (405) Freeway and Bristol Street.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Known for: The largest shopping center in California,...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Agile Scrum Certification
Mark Layton leads a two-day class for Agile Scrum master certification at Vanguard University, Room Health 102, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Cost ranges from $850 to $1,050. To register, visit http://www.pmi-oc.org....
| Jun 19, 2011
Watching people shop farmer's markets religiously on Sundays, splurge on locally grown blueberries at Whole Foods and select dishes from fancy menus that name-check family farms got me thinking. Localism is a huge trend in food; why not in fashion?
| Aug 15, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Watch The Throne?
They might want to re-name the album "Kiss the Rings."
Jay-Z and Kanye West are officially killing the game, re-animating it and then murdering it again. "Watch the Throne" just might break the U.S. iTunes store's one-week sales...
| Oct 10, 2011
After her breakthrough as a makeup artist — doing the face of soon-to-be-super model Naomi Campbell for the cover of Vogue — Bobbi Brown found the world was her palette. And yet the world was not enough. However applied, most products appeared...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 8:12 AM
We pick up right where left off: at Kyle’s failed dinner party, where Faye is tearing into Brandi for spreading some toxic gossip about the Maloofs.
Brandi finally gets fed up and leaves the table.
Of course, Kyle — who instigated this...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:08 PM
There's nothing like getting a deal on exclusive labels. With that in mind, Affluent Goods boutique has opened at Newport Coast Shopping Center.
Cleveland native Abbey Said, 28, dreamed up the concept. Consignment shop Affluent Goods sells new and...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:56 AM
What's in a color?
Everywhere you turn in New York, folks are buzzing about the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reverse a lower court judge who had ruled against luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin.
The French designer, known for...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:17 PM
It is no simple task to cast a magic spell over a social event.
On Sept. 19 in the garden of Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, the executive team of Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza welcomed 100 guests for a 45th anniversary celebration dinner. The operative...