CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2013 |
The neighborhood seemed perfect for the two Hollywood artists. Nestled beneath the Hollywood sign, the duplex that first-time homeowners John Sullivan and Carrie Dennis bought was near the studios he deals with and the Hollywood Bowl where she performs. The place was built in 1924 by a man who used a mule and gold-mining equipment as collateral, then bought by a woman who had gotten a loan from actress Mary Pickford. When Sullivan and Dennis acquired the home, it was owned by a painter who used one of the units as a studio.
September 21, 2013 |
To many, EBay is a website for discovering rare designer gems or selling castoffs that are gathering dust. But for Karen Marley (daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley) and Monique Aquino - co-owners of Los Angeles boutique Buttons & Bows - EBay was more than just a way to make extra money; it was a trial run for the two entrepreneurs. When the pair met through mutual friends, Marley had quite the collection of vintage wares, and Aquino was a veteran of the retail business. They quickly became fast friends and business partners, starting a fashion-centric blog they hoped would elevate their presence in the e-tail community.
August 25, 2013 |
Malhia Kent x 7FAM We've seen denim on the couture runways, and now denim brand 7 For All Mankind is bringing couture fabrics to a capsule collection of jeans. What started as a 7 For All Mankind inspiration trip to Paris turned into a visit to the famous Malhia Kent textile mill, which produces fabrics for the likes of Chanel, Proenza Schouler and Alexander McQueen. The designers were so enchanted, they tapped Malhia Kent to become the brand's latest collaborator. Available in September, the limited edition Malhia Kent x 7FAM jeans and jacket were created by piecing panels of luxurious metallic tweeds and jacquards together with the denim brand's new Slim Illusion Second Skin fabric, which has 100% elasticity, to mold and hold all the right places.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2013 |
In the middle of the rainbowy revelers at the pride parade in West Hollywood, Jeremy Stacy was questioned: Are you really bisexual? "One guy came up to me and said, 'You're really gay,' " said Stacy, who was standing under a sign reading "Ask a Bisexual. " "I told him I had a long line of ex-girlfriends who would vehemently disagree. And he said, 'That doesn't matter, because I know you're gay.' " Stacy had gotten the question before. From a friend who said anyone who had slept with men must be gay - even if he had also slept with women.
June 29, 2013 |
Each year, Andy Ruben bought his daughter new shinguards for soccer, stashing the old gear and waiting for the replacements to labor through the delivery system to his door. But as he watched local girls outgrow their own sports equipment, Ruben realized that the items he wanted were gathering dust in garages and closets around his neighborhood. "Our whole retail model over the last 50 years has focused on keeping the industrial machine churning out items," said Ruben, who until 2007 had an up-close view as the head of sustainability at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the king of mass-produced goods.
June 21, 2013 |
Change is coming to how California breweries handle growler fills, and Orange County's The Bruery is one of the first to amend their policy on filling jugs with beer to go. You're no longer required to only fill a growler printed with the brewery's logo, and while The Bruery has relaxed their rules, there are still plenty of caveats. Until this year, the rules for filling growlers set by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control -- or ABC -- only allowed a container that was printed with the brewery's own logo and address to be filled with beer.