| Oct 29, 2010
Among the Halloween treats available at farmers market this weekend, alongside pumpkins, apples, and persimmons, there's one, Autumn Lady peaches from Tenerelli Orchards, that might seem incongruous. Could these fruits really be fresh, or any good?...
| 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...
| 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 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-...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2010
It seemed the perfect fit: Will Ferrell's comedic antics set within the lighthearted world of animated film. But after working on 2006's "Curious George," he thought maybe he'd stick to live-action movies.
"It wasn't the end-of-the-world experience,...
| Jun 15, 2011
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| Nov 19, 2010
Orange County offers both opportunity and pitfalls for farmers market shoppers.
The area's demand for fresh local produce far exceeds the supply, particularly for crops such as stone fruit and apples, and it's difficult for upstate growers to make it...
| Mar 19, 2011
That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...