March 11, 2010
Tens of thousands of orchids will be in bloom at the 65th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show , which draws top local, regional and international growers, orchid societies, amateur botanists and floral arrangers. Browse displays of orchid species from North and South America, the South Pacific and Asia. A vast selection of blooming orchid plants, corsages, art works and orchid supplies will be for sale. Earl Warren Fairgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $12. www.sborchidshow .com .
January 17, 2010 |
First Lady Michelle Obama has become something of a muse to several New York designers, who showed pre-fall 2010 collections in December that reflected signature elements of her style. "She's a fashion icon, an inspiration for designers," Sasha Charnin Morrison, fashion director at Us Weekly, said in an interview. "Instead of looking at historical figures, which doesn't really work anymore, they are looking to someone so modern, who takes risks and wears clothes so well." The magazine recently bowed to Obama's fashion prowess -- and unspoken sex appeal -- by including her slinky but stately strapless Naeem Khan gown in a spread of best red-carpet dresses from 2009, alongside Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox and Blake Lively.
April 3, 2009 |
If a power outage has ever left you alone in the dark, with nothing to do but mull over past events and wonder what comes next, you'll feel at home in Christopher Russell's installation in the lobby gallery at the Hammer Museum. There's not a lot to look at -- unless you look closely, move slowly and savor details. Russell has covered the back wall with floral-patterned wallpaper and hung on it a handsomely framed, life-size photograph of a recently killed buck. Hunters usually pose with such trophies, but this one hangs alone, as solitary in death as the hunter who must have pulled the trigger and snapped the picture.
March 7, 2010 |
In Southern California, "seasons" are more loosely defined than in other parts of the country, but many of us still crave a change in style, scenery and mind-set once spring rolls around. A new scent can signal the onset of a new season, and beauty counters are more than ready to fulfill any yearnings for change. One of the easiest ways to achieve these changes is through scent, and with a new round of fragrances hitting beauty counters now, dabbing these behind your ear could kick-start your spring and be that subtle shift you're searching for. Finding a spring fragrance doesn't mean having to douse yourself in a garden full of freesia or lily of the valley.
July 31, 2013 |
It's not easy peddling fresh fruit to a nation of junk-food addicts. But in rural Kern County, David Cain is working to win the stomachs and wallets of U.S. grocery shoppers. Cain is a fruit breeder. His latest invention is called the Cotton Candy grape. Bite into one of these green globes and the taste triggers the unmistakable sensation of eating a puffy, pink ball of spun sugar. By marrying select traits across thousands of nameless trial grapes, Cain and other breeders have developed patented varieties that pack enough sugar they may as well be Skittles on the vine.
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February 7, 1995 |
Doug McClure, the affable, good-looking sidekick Trampas who imprinted himself in the nation's memory riding the Western television range with "The Virginian" for eight years, has died. He was 59. McClure, a native of Glendale who last appeared in the 1994 feature film "Maverick" as one of many Western gamblers, died Sunday night at his Sherman Oaks home after a months-long battle with lung cancer. Last Dec.