| Sep 12, 2010
The next time you wonder where to take your next vacation, don't forget to ask when. The right answer could save you hundreds of dollars.
Depending on the season, the elite retreat of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., can be cheaper to visit than Chicago. An...
| Oct 17, 2010
Have you heard about the Southern California shoe label that sells its own version of the traditional alpargata shoe and has pledged to donate footwear to a needy child for each pair it sells? If you need a hint, the monosyllabic name — which is...
| Nov 14, 2010
Supporters of the ASCAP Foundation paid tribute to Stephen Sondheim at an intimate Nov. 7 gathering at the Beverly Hills home of Marilyn and Alan Bergman, the Academy Award-winning lyricists for such classic songs as "The Way We Were" and "The Windmills...
| Nov 21, 2010
When it comes to L.A. shopping and style, it doesn't get much more legendary than Fred Segal. The retailer — who set up his first Fred Segal shop almost 50 years ago in West Hollywood — is a trendsetter, and the various stores he's operated...
| Nov 28, 2010
If you spent Black Friday fighting hordes at the mall, or if you haven't started holiday shopping yet because you're dreading it, consider: When was the last time someone told you that all you had to do was shop to make the world a better place?
| Sep 4, 2010
As a sculptor and industrial designer working with found objects and castoffs, Aaron Kramer has a simple credo: "Trash is the failure of imagination." The artist, subject of "Salvaged: Aaron Kramer and the Secret Life of Objects" at the Craft and Folk Art...
| Feb 2, 2011
Preparing Meditarreanean and Dutch dishes red wine and citrus braised duck legs and Compote of fennel with onion, pancetta and currants with cooks Josiah Citrin, Paula Wolfert
In the 1960s and '70s thrifty housewives cooked tough cuts of meat and a few...
| Dec 9, 2010
I distinctly remember an Italian friend raving to me a few years ago about the new mozzarella bar Obiką she'd just come across in Milan where you could get bufala mozzarella still dripping with milk, fresh from Campania to the south. Now, you have to...
| Dec 17, 2010
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Mandarins at their best are arguably the finest-flavored of all citrus, and clementines are potentially among the best of mandarins. California farmers have planted them on tens of thousands of acres over the last decade, and they are readily available in...
| Apr 17, 2011
On any given day, in downtown lofts, Santa Monica ateliers and dozens of studios across Los Angeles, dressing rooms are filled with men and women who are slipping into suits, dresses and jeans that fit as if they were made just for them — because...
| May 8, 2011
Fly fishermen grappling with bumped-up prices for the feathers they need for the sport can blame Los Angeles hipsters: The recent craze in feather hair extensions has led to diminished supplies and more than doubled the cost of the plumes.
"I did 10 sets...