September 9, 2009 |
The Brentwood Country Mart has scored a coup in signing rising culinary stars Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb to run an ice cream parlor. The couple opened the hit Huckleberry bakery in Santa Monica this year. (Loeb also owns Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen.) The pair plan to open the shop in January and will make small batches of ice cream daily. "The idea is to go back to from-scratch craftsmanship of making ice cream in eight to 12 flavors. We'll have ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes, root beer floats -- all things ice cream," Loeb said.
January 25, 2009 |
New York designer Roberta Freymann's bib necklaces with colorful sequins and chandelier drops have to be my single favorite discovery of 2008. Perfect for this post-luxe life, they're inspired by a maharajah's jewels, only they're plastic and $225. And now Freymann is bringing them to L.A. at her new Roberta Roller Rabbit pop-up store at the Brentwood Country Mart.
June 19, 2008 |
Kimora Lee Simmons handles the roles of mom, model and mogul with never-let-'em-see-you-sweat flair, and the Phat Fashions creative director isn't shy about showing how it's done. Her Style Network series "Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane" wraps Season 2 on Sunday, with a special airing July 13 and reruns through the summer. She lives in the Hills of Beverly, natch, with daughters Ming Lee, 8, and Aoki Lee, 5. GRILLED On Friday, we'd go for fresh-squeezed cherry lemonades at Hot Dog on a Stick by the Santa Monica Pier.
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June 8, 2008 |
The April 30 closing of Dutton's bookstore, long a haven for L.A.'s literati, left readers in Brentwood and environs bereft. Now it appears that another independent book merchant is stepping in to try to fill that void. Diesel, a Bookstore -- which has stores in Oakland and Malibu -- plans to open in early September in a 1,500-square-foot space at the Brentwood Country Mart, at San Vicente Boulevard and 26th Street on the border of Santa Monica.
August 19, 2007 |
LONG before Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Garner brought their daughters here for a lazy afternoon, before Tom Hanks popped in for dessert or Michelle Pfeiffer swooped in for a Saturday morning shop, the quirky collection of nine red barns known as the Brentwood Country Mart was a fave hang among Hollywood A-listers living in the surrounding 'hood.
February 11, 2007
THOSE Marlborough and Harvard-Westlake girls are about 50 years too late to claim ownership of the Brentwood Country Mart as the place to hang ["In Brentwood, Quaint Finds a New Crowd," Jan. 28]. My girlfriends and I walked up the hill from Paul Revere Junior High School to the Mart every Friday afternoon. We too could sit there for hours without anyone telling us to move on. The guy who ran the magazine stand would sometimes tell us to quit standing on the display racks, but mostly it was a good place to giggle about school, boys and the adults we never dreamed we'd become.