| Jun 2, 2012
| 11:41 AM
First published on May 29, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Hear that? That dull roar, like the sound from inside a shell?
That might be the Orange County coastline calling you -- 42 miles of beach and beach towns, give or take, from San...
| Jun 10, 2012
[This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.]
When Banana Republic was looking for someone to collaborate on a summer collection inspired by Palm Springs, Trina Turk was the one to call.
The L.A.-based designer, known for playful...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Come the holidays, Target and Neiman Marcus are joining forces, co-launching a special collection with more than 50 products from 24 designers.
The first-come, first-serve giftable offerings will be designed by the likes of Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:17 AM
It's a shopper's dream come true. Target and Neiman Marcus are teaming up for a holday collection extravaganza.
The big box giant in partnering with the luxury retailer to offer an exclusive designer collection for affordable prices.
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Nancy Marin Fort, of Maitland, Fla., passed away Aug. 9, 2012. Loving wife of Emil "Mike" Fort who predeceased her, she will remain known through her signature of N. Fort on many large pieces of her artwork on display throughout central Florida and the...
| Aug 19, 2012
Every fall, college campuses swarm with women wearing all kinds of leather flats, but there are always a select few brave enough to walk across the quad in stilettos. Those risk-takers might look great, but who can realistically trek to class in high...
| Sep 23, 2012
When the dust settled after last spring's red carpet season, two of Los Angeles' most familiar hometown designers were christened, somewhat surprisingly, award show "phenoms." In actuality, David Meister and Tadashi Shoji have been prominent fixtures on...
| Jul 15, 2012
Which BB cream is right for you? Here is a sampling of some products on the market or soon to be.
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream has vitamin C, tinted minerals and hyaluronic acid and comes in light-medium and medium-dark. It costs $12.99 at...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 3:43 PM
The summer doldrums seem to be influencing the Newport Beach City Council, which is increasingly involving itself in residents' lives.
First, the city decided to apply a 10% tax on the value of donations made to the city.
Then there's the proposed...
| Jul 22, 2012
With their matching paisley mini dresses, matching teal streaks in their hair and matching snakeskin booties, fashion designers Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor are a head-turning vision as they breeze into Soho House, two peas in a haute-hippie...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 8:19 PM
The World Affairs Council of Orange County welcomed former New York Times reporter Philip Taubman to its July conference in Costa Mesa.
Taubman, the Times' former bureau chief in both Washington and Moscow, addressed the local audience on the current...