January 17, 2010 |
When Garrett Leight discovered 2-decade-old Oliver Peoples eyeglass frames in a retired preppy style in his mother Cindy's garage in Sacramento on Thanksgiving 2008, it was just the prompt he needed to open his own business. Leight, the son of Oliver Peoples founder Larry Leight, had worked in the family business for a few years, first as an intern and then as a full-time employee. But finding the vintage frames led him to open A. Kinney Court in Venice to draw on a cache of dead-stock Oliver Peoples eyeglasses that had been squirreled away in storage units, including a one-off sculptural pair made in 1987 for Andy Warhol.
December 27, 2009 |
BRITAIN Warmth in Bath Alan and Brenda Willey are gracious hosts who maintain three spotless, fresh and modern rooms with a gourmet English breakfast. Walking distance to most sights. Town House, 7 Bennett St., Bath, BA12QJ; 011-44-1225-422-505, www.thetownhouse. Rooms from about $150. -- Dennis and Diane Damon, Vista
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2001
I think the forays by distinguished visitors into the cages with the animals at the Los Angeles Zoo should be continued ("Editor Released After Being Bitten at Zoo," June 14). After all, the animals are also entitled to gourmet food. Milton Tynan Beverly Hills
December 19, 1996
An outstanding example of the cookbook genre you wrote about ("A Pilgrim's Progress," Dec. 19) (and covering an area of the world in which you seem to be particularly interested) is Samuel Chamberlain's "Italian Bouquet--An Epicurean Tour of Italy," first published in 1958 by Gourmet Distributing Co. I don't know if it's a cookbook or a travel book. It's served me marvelously as both. Bon appetit. MICHAEL LAURENCE Sherman Oaks
April 12, 1990
A $2 cup of cappuccino and a million-dollar view can be found at Lorenzoni's in Ventura Harbor Village. Looking out over a sailboat-filled marina with rolling hills in the background makes for a nice break from the daily grind. It offers beverages and an assortment of gourmet takeout sandwiches and desserts. Lorenzoni's is at 1575 Spinnaker Drive, No. 104, Ventura, 658-2228.
July 28, 2011
If the heights of salsa for you are the blood-colored slurries served between beers at sporting events, you're doing it wrong. The Oxnard Salsa Festival will showcase a bevy of spicy gourmet foodstuffs, live salsa bands and plenty of occasions to fan your mouth and hunt for a water jug. Plaza Park, downtown Oxnard. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. oxnardsalsafestival.com.
December 7, 1995
In your "Food Safety Primer" (Nov. 24), you recommend placing recently purchased canned goods behind those purchased previously. For folks with limited or haphazard pantry-shelf space, it is much easier to keep a capped marker on the shelf and to mark the date on the can before storing it. Of course, it can be embarrassing when a nosy kid discovers a can of extra-long gourmet string beans marked "11/84," because you've been saving it for "something special."...