July 22, 1988 |
Not every 36-year-old career woman can get away with wearing giant hair bows and thigh-high ruffled skirts. But Barbara Lazaroff does it all the time. It's part of why people say she has a style of her own. She's an interior designer who plans traffic patterns, lighting systems and related aspects for restaurants, among them Chinois and Spago, which she co-owns with her husband, chef Wolfgang Puck. Lazaroff helps manage those particular dining spots too.
April 7, 1997
Prime time's final wave of new spring TV series arrives this week, amid echoes of the dull thud that greeted most of the dozen or so new arrivals that premiered in March. The latest newcomers include the ABC dramas "Gun" and "Leaving L.A.," which will be paired Saturday night; Fox's "Pacific Palisades," Aaron Spelling's latest soap with an L.A. ZIP Code; and NBC's "Fired Up"--the third comedy this year to get a shot in the plum time period after "Seinfeld."
March 30, 2003 |
For 20 years I used to go to London and never got out to the countryside. Now every time I go I try to stay at two different historic manor houses. This time I went to see "The Tempest" with Sir Derek Jacobi. The next day I set off for Thornbury Castle in Gloucestershire. They say it's fit for a king because it has all this historic legacy. The third Duke of Buckingham, Edward Stafford, started building it in 1510.
December 4, 2002 |
After months, if not years of rumors, the power couple behind the Puck restaurant empire are splitting up. While it's no surprise to friends and those in the food world, it leaves the future of their international group of restaurants and other businesses in limbo. Citing "irreconcilable differences," Barbara Lazaroff filed for divorce from her husband of 19 years, Wolfgang Puck, the day before Thanksgiving. The couple separated Nov. 16, according to court papers.
November 4, 1990 |
The first party that I really, really remember was the 25th birthday party that I gave for myself. I took a column from Variety to a typesetter who made invitations that read, "Unemployed Actress Throws Surprise Quarter-of-a-Century Birthday Bash for Herself." Then, I cooked for a week. Lasagna. Things like that, because some of it had to be frozen. Two hundred people came. You know, my most intimate friends. Shortly after that, I met Wolf (husband Wolfgang Puck). Now, it's great.
August 14, 2005
Barbara Lazaroff hosts the Human Rights Campaign's anniversary party.