October 9, 2013 |
Brent Bolthouse's breezy beachside hideaway, The Bungalow, has closed temporarily while it sorts out a minor issue with the California De partment of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The bar is located on the grounds of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, and it turns out the hotel's alcohol license needs to be updated to include The Bungalow. In some ways, the timing is perfect, say representatives for the spot. The Bungalow recently turned 1-year-old and is in need of a few upgrades. Expanding the women's restrooms is at the top of the list.
August 27, 2013 |
Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise Interior Design has decorated and redecorated her tiny 500-square-foot bungalow in Venice in a variety of themes during the last 15 years. When she was going through "a dark phase," she painted the walls steel gray and installed red flocked wallpaper. From that moody place, she moved on to a sunnier, beachy vibe with seaside blue and green accents. The bungalow may be small, but De Vargas said the size does not limit her. It is, in fact, what has empowered her to change designs over and over again.
HOME & GARDEN
March 23, 2013 |
In feng shui, there's discussion about destiny. I never understood what it was until I truly got to know Roger. We were in our 30s that summer. I was working with actors at a small theater in East Hollywood, and he was an actor on "Days of Our Lives. " I'm Japanese American, and he is African American. But the bigger difference was where we lived: I was in an apartment above a garage in Los Feliz, and Roger lived in Venice, a few blocks from the beach. That summer it was hot -- so hot that I needed to be out of Los Feliz and its oppressive heat.
February 1, 2013 |
Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. Maybe it's the only day that you deign to watch football, or maybe it marks the culmination of five months of blood, sweat and beers spent glued to the television out of devotion to your favorite team. Either way, it's the one day of the year that America comes together over a singularly American sports obsession, and as such it's a darn good reason to party. Sports bars and restaurants across the city will throw open their doors in a high-def blitz. Here are a few of our favorite options: -- The Bungalow, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
January 21, 2013 |
Katherine LaNasa plays a deliciously hard-edged, evil wife in the new TV series “Deception,” but at home in her Venice bungalow, she showcases a soft side influenced by her native New Orleans. “Being from New Orleans completely dominates my sense of style,” said the actress, who's also starring in “Jayne Mansfield's Car,” the forthcoming film directed by Billy Bob Thornton. “There is a drama and a funk to New Orleans. It's the last place people play it safe. They celebrate the vibrancy of life.” Following her divorce in 2010, LaNasa moved to the 950-square-foot bungalow to be near her son and his ill father, Dennis Hopper.
January 10, 2013 |
Known for creating sexy L.A. nightspots, Brent Bolthouse saw what had been a 1940s pool compound at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica and jumped at an unusual design opportunity: the chance to get the party started early in sunlit rooms with a surf shack vibe. “I was always mystified by all the East Coast beach houses you see in Malibu,” said Bolthouse, who worked with the local design firm Studio Collective to craft a Bohemian Baja 1970s atmosphere at the resulting lounge, the Bungalow.