| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:29 AM
Gian Marco Menswear, 517 N. Charles St., Mount Vernon. gianmarco.org or 410-347-7974
Edward Armah, a native of Ghana who became a successful bow tie designer, has come up with the perfect gift: pocket circles. Just bunch up the...
| Dec 17, 2012
Dear Answer Angel: I gave my friend one of those old-timey napkin holders that you see in diners. Now the napkins are gone. Where do I find replacements?
Dear M.P.: Your question gives me the opening I've been waiting for to issue this...
| Dec 30, 2012
Marni comes to L.A.
The Marni for H&M collection launched in L.A. with a star-studded soiree that included Drew Barrymore, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Chastain, Milla Jovovich, Lily Collins, Freida Pinto and Winona Ryder. The setting — the 1926...
| Dec 23, 2012
When Greg Chait won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in New York City last month, the man behind the Elder Statesman line of ultra-luxury cashmere knits — think $5,525 blankets, $1,890 belted cardigan sweaters and $380 ski caps — was...
| Dec 22, 2012
Beauty sets can solve eleventh-hour holiday shopping conundrums, while bestowing on the receiver a gift of pure indulgence. Here are some of the latest for her or for him, with prices that range from tolerable to a luxurious splurge.
| Jul 27, 2012
Dear Answer Angel: I am a teacher and have been trying to think of some funny way to make a point to some of the younger teachers on staff that there might be a more professional way to dress. It would be a good idea to start out the school year with...
| Jul 28, 2012
When she was just out of Eastern Illinois University, Danielle Lutz volunteered at her church, counseling people through job transitions. Often, the now 38-year-old says, she helped others identify their passions.
"I would ask, 'What is the one...
| Jul 29, 2012
Hats may once have seemed like a wardrobe staple of the past — an accessory reserved for the ladies of an era when no one left home without a proper head covering.
But modern millinery seems to have a definite place in L.A.'s urban jungle as style-...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:21 AM
Wedding Day: August 18, 2012
Her story: Nola Dobratz, 33, grew up in Chicago, Ill. She lives in Fells Point and is marketing director for Radcliffe Jewelers. Her father, Walter Dobratz, is deceased. Her mother, Nola Dobratz, is a retired accountant.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:24 PM
More than 200 guests celebrated the Children's Bureau Clambake at the Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, in early June.
The culinary staff of the Island Hotel in Newport Beach prepared a wonderful summer feast of barbecued steak and grilled lobster as the...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Late in the evening July 17, after the Costa Mesa City Council voluntarily handcuffed the community to an unconscionable contract with Newport Banning Ranch LLC, the council quietly tightened its grip by purposeful inaction.
This time, the council...