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  • L.A.'s new Road to Awe jeans line zips into sensuality

    L.A.'s new Road to Awe jeans line zips into sensuality
    The Road to Awe looks to be headed downtown, given the streetwise jeans and second-skin leather pants in the Los Angeles-based women's collection that had its debut in July. The brand, known as RtA, "has an androgynous vibe," says French-born Eli Azran,...
  • Perfumers reach back to the Golden Age for vintage scents

    Perfumers reach back to the Golden Age for vintage scents
    In the same way that fashion designers scour the trunks and attics of the past for inspiration, perfumers periodically dip into the well of classic French perfumery when creating new fragrances. This seems to be one of those times. After decades in...
  • Southern California Close-Up: Santa Barbara County wine country

    Southern California Close-Up: Santa Barbara County wine country
    About 20 miles beyond the red-tile roofs of downtown Santa Barbara, it begins: the rolling blond hills that go indecently green in spring, the massive estates and miniature horses, the sprawling vineyards and "Sideways" scenery, the dude ranch with 10,000...
  • For a bold night look, focus on lips and eyelashes

    For a bold night look, focus on lips and eyelashes
    Deck the halls, plum the pudding, make merry under the mistletoe: The holidays are party season and now's your time to shine. And whether you're headed to the festivities directly from the office or just need to get ready fast, the quickest way to add...
  • Designer Nadia Geller opens studio and market in downtown Arts District

    Designer Nadia Geller opens studio and market in downtown Arts District
    After years spent decorating more than 20 lofts in the downtown Arts District, interior designer Nadia Geller said she grew frustrated with the trendy neighborhood. "It was missing a homey, eclectic shop," she said. "A store where someone could pop in...
  • Farmer's cologne: A new field-tested, cow-calming scent for men

    Farmer's cologne: A new field-tested, cow-calming scent for men
    Does your dairy herd get skittish every time you hit the milking parlor drenched in Drakkar Noir? Does a splash of Hugo by Hugo Boss have your flock of sheep heading for the hills? If so, the answer to your fragrance faux pas may well be Portland...
  • Makeup trends heat up for fall

    Makeup trends heat up for fall
    A quick glance at what some fashion publications are calling hot fall makeup trends might leave women wondering whether they should look for a spandex superhero costume to go with those outrageous cat eyes or just throw in the towel and embrace the...
  • Drop-dead red lipsticks for fall 2013

    Drop-dead red lipsticks for fall 2013
    Fancy a pout like Sophia Loren, Marlene Dietrich or Courtney Love? From ladylike ruby to femme fatale orange-red to renegade bordeaux, the looks of these style icons showed up on the fall fashion runways, albeit in a very modern reprise. Fall's bold...
  • The Mysteries of Zippy and Griffy

    The Mysteries of Zippy and Griffy
    Zippy is to Bill Griffith what Charlie Brown was to the late Charles M. Schulz. These characters are not quite alter egos of the two prolific cartoonists but they are, and forever will be, linked to them. One might even consider Zippy the underground...
  • Picking out wine for a BYOB restaurant

    Picking out wine for a BYOB restaurant
    I have a group of friends who have likely eaten at every BYOB restaurant in Chicago. For them, it’s a great way to explore the city’s dynamic dining scene at a cheaper price. It’s also a chance for them to educate themselves on wines,...
  • Words & Ideas

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Bill Adler & Cey Adams: The author and designer will present and sign their new book, "Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label." Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West...
  • Reviews: 'The Perfume Lover,' 'Scent of Triumph' tell heady tales

    Reviews: 'The Perfume Lover,' 'Scent of Triumph' tell heady tales
    This story has been corrected. See note at bottom for details. Eat. Pray. Love. Spritz. Now inhale deeply and feel your life transform. It's only May, but 2012 is already shaping up as the year perfume wafted from the lively online blogs and into...