December 8, 2011 |
Shoppers who want to find good stuff and do good deeds at the same time can head to Fred Segal Santa Monica tonight for "An Evening of Gratitude. " The event, which will feature Gratitude Designs by Tara Dixon, will benefit the Flawless Foundation , which creates and supports programs that advocate for better care for children with mental illness and neuro-developmental challenges. Michael and Susan Schofield, the parents of Jani, a child featured in a 2009 story in The Times, will be on hand to talk about their experience.
December 5, 2012 |
Another announcement about a round of in-the-works LAX dining options comes as the airport's $4.1-billion modernization continues. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Westfield and the operator of LAX announced new restaurant and retail projects as part of the renovation of Tom Bradley International Terminal, expected to open in spring 2013. The new restaurant and retail stores are part of a Westfield program to introduce 42 new-to-LAX concepts (some new to any airport). The planned Tom Bradley dining lineup?
May 17, 1992 |
If you've had trouble finding the perfect frame for a cherished photograph, the unusual Torch frame created by Intentional may be an ideal solution. Designed by husband and wife collaborators Maria Bustillos and Albert Johns, both Los Angeles natives, the frame has S-shaped prongs suspended from the outer edges, making any photograph the focus of flames or a sunburst.
October 6, 1991 |
Style is becoming as much about function as fad, which is why the environment and ways to save it are foremost in the minds of designers and retailers. "We not only consider the importance of natural fabrics and dyes, but how merchandise is shipped and sold," says Michael Segal, who runs father Fred Segal's new environmentally conscious store in Santa Monica. All items and store policies are designed to be ecologically sound.
April 23, 1999 |
Its motto is: "For hands that do more than wave." Its logo depicts founder Alex Volkmann in a skirt, sweater and heels changing a tire on a '58 Cadillac. And you can buy it at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Heavy Duty hand lotion--$15 for a 3.5-ounce bottle--is the brainchild of Volkmann, former Murad Skin Care executive and Fred Segal makeup artist, and her husband, Fletcher. "I feel like body parts are analogous to car parts. . . . You wash them, buff and wax and shine them.
November 21, 2000
Industry experts will forecast which way the retail real estate business is heading in response to electronic commerce and other new trends at the 27th annual Retail Game, a daylong seminar Dec. 7 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. The event will be presented by the International Council of Shopping Centers in cooperation with program co-chairmen James S. Rosenfield and Daniel Bercu of Santa Monica-based J.S. Rosenfield & Co., a retail real estate industry consultant.
October 22, 2000
the stars of that '70s show trade in their bell-bottoms for styles inspired by the me decade. Lisa Robin Kelly: Age 26 Character: Laurie Forman * "I love that cowl-neck sweaters and platform shoes are coming back." Laura Prepon: Age 20 Character: Donna Pinciotti * Missoni silk blouse, $770, at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. Diesel black leather boot-cut jeans, $199, at American Rag Cie, Los Angeles, and Diesel, Beverly Center and Santa Monica.
November 29, 2009 |
If sniffing the countless designer fragrances displayed on department store counters leaves you befuddled, or if constantly rubbing your wrist on the flaps of perfumed paper in fashion magazines has pushed your olfactory glands into revolt, you may want to consider a custom concoction. Blending a bespoke scent offers the experience of creating something tailored to your favorite notes and a chance to focus on the intimate details of who you are as a person. "People want to be taken somewhere else, yet they also want to locate something of their own familiar essence as well," said Alexandra Balahoutis, owner of Strange Invisible, a high-end perfume shop in Venice.