| Apr 3, 2012
| 9:15 PM
This is an open letter to the Newport Beach Planning Commission.
On March 22, my husband and I were among the standing-room-only crowd assembled at City Council Chambers to hear the two agenda items scheduled by the commission for public discussion ("...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Ranking up there with other huge, irreversible life decisions — What should I major in? Is this Mr. Right? Should I get a tattoo? — is this critical question: Which dishes should I get?
"You have to care," says Shax Riegler, author of "Dish:...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Just in time for his recent marriage to actress Drew Barrymore, art consultant William Kopelman has sold his bachelor pad in West Hollywood for $885,000.
Built in 2004, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home had been featured five years ago in Elle Decor....
| Dec 5, 2011
| 11:48 AM
How to Avoid the Holiday ReGifting Cycle
Don't Over Spend
You can find high-quality and unique gifts at every price point HomeGoods. Each stores has an array of unique and surprising items and designer brands at prices significantly less than...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 5:02 PM
The South Coast Water District board recently adopted five resolutions of necessity that will allow it to move forward with eminent domain — if necessary — for its rehabilitated tunnel project in South Laguna.
A total of 180 homeowners have...
| Jun 7, 2007
CARRIE CARR knows a good piece of trash when she sees it. Take the kitchen cabinet that she salvaged from an apartment building under renovation and turned into a glass-fronted display case. Or the living room piece — "my gangsta coffee table,"...
| May 9, 2009
Elle Decor presents the Legends of La Cienega Design Walk, which includes design vignettes, seminars, book signings and tours. Schedule: www.lcdqla.com/legends.
The Alternative Building Materials and Design Expo...
| May 2, 2009
The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden's annual L.A. Garden Show will focus on edible gardening. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 2 and 3. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3243; www.arboretum.org.
| May 27, 2009
Brooke Shearer, a former journalist and personal aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton who had directed the White House Fellows program and served in the Interior Department, has died. She was 58.
Shearer, who had cancer, died May 19 at her home in Washington,...
| Nov 8, 2008
>>> For Trey Russell, "less is more" is not just a modernist creed but a way of life. In his Laguna Beach boutique, Aris, and his second-story garden apartment behind the shop, there is a pared-down yet luxurious aesthetic on display.
Art books in both...
| Aug 29, 2007
It's difficult to nail down the last time this antique city was considered cutting edge.
Was it the 1850s, when a coffeehouse owner created the Sazerac cocktail? Or perhaps the 1940s, when a teenager named J.M. Lapeyre invented the automatic shrimp...
| Nov 18, 2009
Sandra Bullock retrieves much of the career momentum that "The Proposal" gave her and that "All About Steve" threatened to kill with "The Blind Side," a surprisingly smart and moving drama about a Memphis steel magnolia who doesn't truly bloom until she...