| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:51 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Dec 9, 2012
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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:13 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:07 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
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...
| Sep 1, 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.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:14 AM
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...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:15 PM
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,...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
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...
| May 25, 2012
| 11:36 AM
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...