Dine In, Shack Up: LA’s Hottest Hotel Dining

L.A. can hardly remember the days of old-school hotel dining, with its ho-hum continental breakfasts and uninspired American menus. High-end hotels have raised the bar on dining, adding contemporary menus, investing in unique design and even employing celebrity chefs; see successes like The Bazaar by José Andrés (465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.246.5555) […]

2010 Bartender of the Year Featured at The Edison’s Radio Room

The Radio Room May 25, 8 p.m. The Edison lines up three top mixologists for this incarnation of their infamous Radio Room cocktail celebration. Most notably on the bartending bill is H. Joseph Ehrmann of Elixir, San Francisco. Ehrmann earned Nightclub & Bar magazine’s 2010 Best Bartender of the Year award along with Nightclub of […]

Designing Women: Three labels we love from four stylish L.A. women.

TenOverSix We’ll admit it: We couldn’t shut up about TenOverSix boutique, a well curated haven of indie designer accessories just outside of West Hollywood, when it opened in 2008. Now co-owners Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham also design hip footwear, hand-painted handbags and wallets and blanketlike capes under the TenOverSix house label. TenOverSix, 7427 Beverly […]

L.A. cocktail culture gives rise to a sizzling new crop of bars.

A revitalized cocktail culture in L.A. has given rise to a sizzling new crop of bars that shape their drink menus around a particular spirit. Rum reemerges at La Descarga (1159 N. Western Ave., Hollywood, 323.466.1324), a clandestine Cuban-style den with some 70 varieties of rum. Downtown nightlife king Cedd Moses’ Caña Rum Bar at […]

L.A.’s Laid Back Fashion

Back to Basics L.A.’s laid-back approach to fashion is epitomized by the insouciant designer T-shirt, rocked by Brentwood moms and Los Feliz hipsters alike. Thanks to two brand-new L.A.-based lines, those jersey basics are only getting more fashionable—and making designer names more affordable. Society for Rational Dress’ Corinne Grassini just launched SfRD, a line of […]

L.A. Kicks Off Ring Cycle

All Things Ring For many, Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (also known as The Ring of the Nibelung and the Ring cycle) isn’t just an opera—it’s the opera. Ring nuts from all over the world flock to productions; it’s referenced in pop culture constantly, from Bugs Bunny cartoons to the film Apocalypse Now. (Google […]

Style Yourself at the Eva Franco Sample Sale

Eva Franco Sample Sale What better way to spend a weekend in L.A., than go shopping (actually… when isn’t there a good time in L.A. to go shopping). Anyway, I was lucky enough to pop into Eva Franco’s studio last week to peek at some of her Spring designs and outfit myself with a few […]

Celebrate Mother’s Day In L.A.

The London West Hollywood May 9. The London is pulling out all the stops this Mother’s Day with the genius of Gordan Ramsay who makes it an unforgettable celebration of culinary bliss. Treat your Queen Mum to a special English Afternoon Tea Master Class, offered May 8 from noon to 3 p.m., and priced at […]