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.
February 14, 2013 |
SLS Las Vegas , a trendy resort to be built on the grounds of the former Sahara, is scheduled to open in fall 2014 and promises to bring several Southern California clubs and restaurants to the Nevada desert. The former Sahara has been surrounded by chain link fencing since owners Sbe , whose chairman and chief executive is Sam Nazarian, closed the historic hotel about two years ago. The company is pumping $415 million into renovating the property, which has stood on the Strip since 1952.
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.
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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
July 25, 2009 |
For the glass-is-half-full optimists at Trash for Teaching, an empty plastic water bottle doesn't have to be tossed into the blue recycling bin. Instead, it can be turned into a vase -- and a lesson in repurposing. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit collects castoff materials from manufacturing operations for use in local school arts and crafts programs. It found that standard water bottles fit neatly inside cardboard spools discarded from fabric knitting mills.