| May 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Bardot and the "jetsetting" German playboy were married for only three years....
| Aug 26, 2010
I often see an elderly woman in my Paris neighborhood waltzing down the street to her own imagined music, flashing a slightly demented smile at everyone she passes. Anywhere else, I would cross the street to avoid her. But she always wears a matching,...
| Feb 19, 2012
"Don't go there," a well-traveled friend said when I mentioned my plans to visit Capri, a sunny island off southern Italy. Why? "You're not going to want to come home," he said.
I laughed. My friend, a know-it-all author, loves to give advice. I didn't...
| Apr 27, 2012
Neon and pastel jeans brightening the concrete this spring might lead one to conclude that denim today carries all the gravitas of marshmallow Peeps.
But there's always a dark side to denim. In 2012, it's hiding out in the freezer in a gallon zip-close...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:40 PM
The Umami wait is over.
After much speculation as to where the first Umami Burger would open in Orange County, Umami opened at The CAMP in Costa Mesa. The hot Los Angeles-based gourmet burger concept will roll out two more locations in the coming...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 11:18 AM
Hot Doug's, the Avondale hot dog restaurant that draws throngs of people who wait in long lines for the restarant's exotic sausage sandwiches, had to close Saturday after rainwater backed up into the building's basement and damaged the hot water heater,...
| Jun 10, 2012
Last week, former Chicagoan Fidel Urbina was added to a list that you don't want to be on: the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Meanwhile, two suspicious characters at the Tribune joined a more attractive list -- as e-book authors. Jacob and...
| Nov 30, 2008
"Merci beaucoup," said the waiter at Mike & Anne's, a pleasant restaurant on Mission Street in South Pasadena, as my friend Allie and I finished our lattes and paid the bill. Allie had mentioned that there was a distinctive French theme to the shops and...
| Jan 25, 2009
Makeup is women's sport. A flawless 1960s cat eye or smoky eye is the equivalent of a slam-dunk. Same goes for the perfect sexy red pout, seemingly as unattainable as the Stanley Cup for some of us gals. And because it's all in the execution, a few...
| Jul 15, 2007
THREE years before ruling as queen of the galaxy, Jane Fonda sat in a room at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas with Roger Vadim, the French director who would seal her sexpot status in "Barbarella."
It was Aug. 14, 1965, and the bubbly was flowing. They'd...
| Jun 17, 2007
One look at the 3-centuries-old castle door flown in from Italy and the cockpit-turned-jeans bar salvaged from an airplane graveyard at the new Diesel flagship, and it's clear denim has entered another level. With his newest address on tony Melrose...
| Jun 11, 2007
Weeks after the entertainment industry landed on the shores of Cannes, two fashion companies based in the south of France opened the doors to their first West Coast boutiques, here in Los Angeles.
Feraud, the 57-year-old house founded by painter-turned-...