April 19, 2013 |
Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel "The Great Gatsby" isn't set to hit theaters until May 10, but long before the first flapper has flapped, it's become one of the most name-checked, on-trend, fashion-influencing films in recent memory. West Egg wannabes can already step into a nearby Brooks Bros. and step out wearing a pink-striped linen ensemble inspired by the one Leonardo DiCaprio's Jay Gatsby wears on the silver screen. They can also break the bank at Tiffany & Co. on the kind of tasseled pendant necklaces and bejeweled diamond-and-pearl headpieces that bedeck Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan.
February 27, 2013 |
When Andrew Lloyd Webber bade farewell to the U.S. touring production of "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood in 2010, he promised the audience that the beloved musical would eventually return. It appears that fans won't have to wait too much longer for the chandelier to fall again. A new national touring production of "Phantom" is scheduled to kick off in November at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, R.I., with other cities to be announced later.
March 4, 2012 |
For those who want to spend more time than money in Las Vegas, here are 21 things to do for less than $21, all aimed at keeping the bottom line low and the fun factor high. 1. Springs Preserve. Forsake the fake pyramid and fake Statue of Liberty for a power walk through the real Vegas: 110 acres of pre-Bugsy Siegel desert. There are miles of cactus-filled trails, botanic gardens and a museum that pays tribute to the city's Mojave Desert roots. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
February 10, 2002 |
"I think every room in the house has its designed purpose," says software entrepreneur Bradford Karns. "And the bedroom is a place for sleeping. I don't hole up there with a box of candy." Karns wanted a sleek, minimalist environment with an indoor/outdoor feel and gallery-like space where he could hang his extensive collection of modern and contemporary art.
January 30, 2011 |
The tourists think big. Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboarding. Then they get stuck in traffic. Then come the recriminations, the tears, the vows to visit an island next time. The locals think small. Tracing tight little loops between home and work, they dodge freeways and alien neighborhoods. There are Los Feliz people who haven't set foot in Venice since the latter Bush administration (I'm one)
March 29, 2013 |
Pam Ferris , who plays the cantankerous nun Sister Evangelina on PBS ' “Call the Midwife,” is deep in conversation about her admiration for Anglican sisters (portrayed on the series) during a recent trip to Los Angeles - “they're not judgmental” and “there's no condemnation" and "when they sing together it's so uplifting. " Then things get serious. “Oh, but I hate the wimple!" she said, referring to the garment worn around the neck and chin. "It's such a constraint.
December 18, 2012 |
For anyone who has felt exiled from the rest of the family while trying to soothe or feed a fussy infant, the new Brentwood nursery of Giuliana and Bill Rancic will be a welcome design. The nautical theme may have been inspired by the television personalities' love of the ocean, but their interior designer, Lonni Paul of Lonni Paul Design , knew from personal experience that the nursery needed to be more than just a pleasant place for a baby to sleep. “There needs to be a place for the family to get together," said Paul, the mother of 6-year-old twins.
April 13, 2013 |
Designer, retailer and Hollywood royalty Jennifer Nicholson, who once headlined Los Angeles Fashion Week and showed her collections in New York, has returned to fashion after a nearly five-year hiatus. Her new venture is Pearl Drop, a Venice boutique with a "boho goddess festival vibe," opened just in time to dress customers for this month's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one of Nicholson's favorite springtime excursions. Located on Lincoln Boulevard in the up-and-coming retail area known as the Linc that's become an alternative to crowded Abbot Kinney, Pearl Drop showcases mostly California-based labels, plus pieces that Nicholson has designed herself under the Pearl Drop label.
January 6, 1996
I agree wholeheartedly with Laurie Winer's perceptive review of the recent Theatre League production of "My Fair Lady" at the Alex Theatre ("Jodi Benson Works Hard in Fair 'Lady,' " Dec. 15). However, I feel she did not go far enough in objecting to the incompleteness of the production. When the producers of "Lady's" first national tour were drafting their budget, they decided to have only two instead of three chandeliers in the ballroom scene that ends Act 1. Alan Jay Lerner heard about this and vehemently vetoed the idea.
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November 18, 2009 |
The physician was wearing high heels, a tight-fitting white lab coat and lots of gold jewelry, which is not quite what you expect to see when you visit a pot doctor. Nor do you expect to see a chandelier the size of a Christmas tree in a waiting room decorated like an Indian palace. Dr. Sona Patel told me that's just who she is. Her Melrose Avenue office, she said, is designed in much the same way as her home in Hollywood. You may be wondering what I'm doing in the office of yet another cannabis specialist, given my fruitful encounter last month with a physician in Glendale.