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January 15, 2011 | Chris Erskine
We decided to finally put Christmas away when the little guy directed his remote control Apache chopper into a trio of ceramic angels his mother loved. Angels are pretty defenseless in such situations, singing "The Messiah" with their chins up. The little copter's rotors caught them right in the songbooks. Ouch. The angels ? I named them Curly, Moe and Larry ? could only fire back with their dark ceramic eyes as the little chopper plowed into them, accidentally, we think, though the investigation is still in progress.
December 18, 2010 | Chris Erskine
I devote a lot of valuable time to a small nonprofit that's very special to me ? my own family. We never turn a profit. Which is why I need to be inventive come the holidays. For instance, I bought my wife a TSA pat-down for Christmas. The TSA actually works on an out-call basis now. All major credit cards accepted. For a small additional fee, it also will misplace your luggage. "Your husband is so thoughtful," her pals will tell her. "Yeah, he's a saint," my wife Posh will sneer.
August 17, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Matthew Perry has bought a newly built custom house in the Sunset Strip area for $8.65 million. Walls of glass off the main living area and master bedroom open to an outdoor dining room, living room, lawn and swimming pool. Steps lead from the infinity pool down to a theater, which has velvet seating for nine and a 2-inch-thick underwater pool window. The 4,000-square-foot home also has a sleek kitchen centered on a lime green island, plus three bedrooms and four bathrooms.
February 22, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Jennifer Aniston has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale at $42 million. Designed by Hal Levitt, the 1970s house sits on about an acre in the Trousdale Estates area. The indoor-outdoor home of glass, wood and stone was designed for entertaining and for use by an extended family. Restored by Aniston, the redesigned and expanded interior living space encompasses nearly 10,000 square feet. There is a rosewood paneled formal living room, a secondary living room with a wet bar, two kitchens, a gym, five bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms and a three-car garage.
December 15, 1985
Your new Los Angeles Times Magazine is a disappointment. While it is considerably thicker than your previous magazine and carries a greater variety of stories, it does not have enough feature articles on homes. I realize that you have to provide wide selection to appeal to different interests. However, I feel that you have not done enough feature articles on homes and gardens. Home was always the first section I read. Please see what you can do about this. Vangie Madrid Anaheim
January 2, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Acorn owners Maggie Lobl, Erin Tanaka and Laura Tanaka said they wanted to open a home and garden boutique in Eagle Rock because of Colorado Boulevard's amiable vibe. “It's so friendly here,” Lobl said. “People really walk in this neighborhood and favor local indie shops.” Indeed, earlier this week, repeat visitors from the neighborhood stopped in to shop for gifts and peruse the sunny, welcoming space. Packed with terrariums, planters, books and ceramics, the former paintball supply store features a refreshing variety of accessories that won't break the bank: graphic Pehr tea towels ($13.50)
June 19, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
The annual Dwell on Design show returns to Los Angeles this weekend with some familiar features: prefab houses, Airstream trailers, the latest in green cars. But we're pleased to report the contemporary design expo has some new faces too -- furniture and accessories we spotted last month while covering New York Design Week . If you missed them the first time around, you can see the colorful stainless steel indoor-outdoor furnishings by the Salvadoran manufacturer MarkaModerna, inventive accessories by up-and-coming Norway design students, experimental furnishings in surprising materials by the Guatemala-based Fabrica, stunning blankets by Mandal Veveri and, at the end of the day, rest in a prototype of the comfortable reclining leather VAD AS chair.  This year's Dwell on Design Artist in Residence is Tanya Aguiñiga , who will be assembling and making furniture and accessories on site for people living in transitional housing.
May 13, 2000
EVENTS Plant Sale. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road. (714) 278-3579. Festival of Homes and Gardens will benefit the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Today. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Homes from San Juan Hills to Monarch Beach and the Aliso Rock house, $40; Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Homes from Lemon Heights and Cowan Heights to Orange Park Acres, $40. (714) 840-7542. Web site:
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