October 5, 2012 |
Silk 'n Dreams makes deliciously soft fleece and silk travel blankets in bold colors and patterns. New this season is the all-fleece 50-by-60-inch All Minky Throw, which is reversible. You still get the wild patterns and color combination choices: leopard on one side and sand on the other, or zebra on one side and bright pink, brown, or cream on the other. The Minky Throw, which costs $98, is machine washable. Info: Silk 'n Dreams , (877) 770-7455 ** Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel and like us on Facebook
March 23, 2012
These Dreams of You Steve Erickson Europa Editions: 309 pp., $16 paper
December 13, 2012 |
Documentaries don't get more one-sided than "American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness," but what a persuasive side it is. Watching this alarm-sounding, anti-corporate exposé may make more than a few viewers consider getting off the grid -- if not the planet -- as soon as humanly possible. Producer-director Patrea Patrick (she also shot, edited and narrated the film plus co-wrote it with Jack Tucker) takes America to task for allowing private banks and multinational companies, not its citizens, to control our economy, which, the movie contends, has led to "a cartelization of the world.
April 11, 2012 |
Can a smartphone app influence your dreams? That's what the makers of Dream:ON, a new app and mass-participation experiment available for iPhone users hope to find out. Dream:ON was designed by Richard Wiseman, a professor at the University of Hertfordshire in Britain, who said it may be possible to influence dreams by monitoring people's sleep patterns to discern when they go into REM sleep (when dreaming happens), and then play soundscapes designed to create a desired dream. To use the Dream:ON app , you would select from one of several prerecorded soundcapes such as a peaceful garden (the gentle twittering of birds)
March 3, 2013 |
Where: Departs from Lincoln Heights Cypress Gold Line station When: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and July 22 Price: $55 Info: (323) 223-2767, www.esotouric.com/fante
HOME & GARDEN
November 10, 2009 |
Annette Cook, the founder and chief executive of Barefoot Dreams, and her husband, Stan , have sold an ocean-view contemporary in Malibu for $3 million. The gated home, built in 1983, has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,089 square feet. It sits on 1 1/2 acres with lawns and fruit trees. There are stone patios, a built-in barbecue, a fire pit and a spa. A separate guest suite with a den, a bathroom and a kitchen sits above the three-car garage. Cook has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "The Big Idea With Donnie Deutsch," among other shows, to discuss her business success, born out of the need to pay off $85,000 in student loans.