| May 9, 2011
"Nobody in our family has a flat stomach, Carolyn," my dad stated authoritatively. A scientist, he generally gave us The Last Word on Every Subject. I looked up from my rounded belly. "Well, I still wish mine were flat," I told him as we sat at the...
| Apr 9, 2011
April, it turns out, is a great time to shop H&M. The fast-fashion retailer is releasing three capsule collections this month — including chic, sun-bleached day wear; graphic-heavy streetwear; and quaint, boho-inspired shoes.
The brand's annual H&M...
| Sep 10, 2010
We really show off our teeth only when we first get them.
We wiggle the baby tooth that's about to fall out. When it does, the "tooth fairy" slips some cash under our pillow. That permanent tooth arrives, only to be forgotten and virtually ignored as the...
| Nov 7, 2010
There aren't too many places where you can pick up a striped sweater and a swordfish sandwich in the same spot. Such is the practical magic of Tommy Bahama Laguna Beach — a new bar, grill and retail store housed under the same roof.
The shop 'n'...
| Nov 14, 2010
Every pocket of affluence in this country seems to have one stellar independent designer boutique, and in Newport Beach it's A'Maree's.
Over the last 35 years, the family-owned business has grown into an international fashion force, showcasing cutting-...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2010
Somehow the holiday season brings out the urge to get cozy. Maybe that's why nightwear is a perennial favorite gift this time of year. Or maybe it's because it lends itself to stress-free shopping. After all, how many times can you give your brother-in-...
| Apr 17, 2011
The merchandise mix at Telltale Hearts, a cozy new fashion boutique in Silver Lake, could pass for the inside of any fashion-forward, farmers-market-going pretty young thing's closet in this L.A. neighborhood.
The jewel box of a store has a lock on the...
| May 20, 2011
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How does a job seeker help strengthen his or her credentials as a person of substance?
When recruiters put the credentials of candidates side by side, they consider many reasons to hire or not to hire.
"We look at skills, experience, background,...
| May 4, 2011
UCLA sociologist studied common sense
Harold Garfinkel, 93, a longtime UCLA sociology professor whose groundbreaking work examined the importance of common sense in everyday situations, died April 21 of congestive heart failure at his...
| May 9, 2011
Bill Blackbeard, an early scholar of newspaper comics who created an indispensable archive in San Francisco that helped legitimize the study of comics in popular culture, has died. He was 84.
Blackbeard died at a Country Villa nursing home in...