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April 25, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Boutique hotel chain Joie de Vivre is opening its second hotel in Honolulu, the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki . The 135-room hotel has  a splashy '70s-inspired decor and an introductory room rate of $159 a night. The deal: The hotel joins the Coconut Waikiki Hotel as the San Francisco-based brand's entry into the Hawaii market. The Shoreline, formerly the Seaside Hotel, is a few blocks from the beach at 342 Seaside Ave. It has been open to guests, but the official opening is set for May 1. Designer Anthony Laurino selected the splashes of colorful shapes and accents inside and out and the "sea foam and warm tangerine" room colors, a hotel announcement says.
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April 25, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Boutique hotel chain Joie de Vivre is opening its second hotel in Honolulu, the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki . The 135-room hotel has  a splashy '70s-inspired decor and an introductory room rate of $159 a night. The deal: The hotel joins the Coconut Waikiki Hotel as the San Francisco-based brand's entry into the Hawaii market. The Shoreline, formerly the Seaside Hotel, is a few blocks from the beach at 342 Seaside Ave. It has been open to guests, but the official opening is set for May 1. Designer Anthony Laurino selected the splashes of colorful shapes and accents inside and out and the "sea foam and warm tangerine" room colors, a hotel announcement says.
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April 2, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Once it was a hostel for stewardesses and pilots , but now Honolulu's newest hotel is positioning itself as an alternative to Oahu 's beachfront, family-filled resorts. The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki is the newest property of boutique hotelier Joie de Vivre , the San Francisco-based company that operates more than 30 fiercely individual hotels, many in California. The Shoreline is its second property off the U.S. mainland, along with the Coconut Waikiki Hotel , about three blocks away.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Once it was a hostel for stewardesses and pilots , but now Honolulu's newest hotel is positioning itself as an alternative to Oahu 's beachfront, family-filled resorts. The Shoreline Hotel Waikiki is the newest property of boutique hotelier Joie de Vivre , the San Francisco-based company that operates more than 30 fiercely individual hotels, many in California. The Shoreline is its second property off the U.S. mainland, along with the Coconut Waikiki Hotel , about three blocks away.
TRAVEL
June 18, 2006
SUSAN SPANO'S article "So ... This Is Serbia?" [June 11] was very interesting and informative. The Serbs are indeed a very resilient people and have not lost their joie de vivre despite the international community's burdensome sanctions and being bombed by U.S.-led NATO forces in 1999. Spano mentions "Western visitors who gleaned most of what they know about this country from news reports during the 1992-95 Balkan wars ... " However, to this day too many do not know that the "news reports" in the 1990s were skewed for the West's self-serving propaganda purposes.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2000 | JOHN HENKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Time was, a late season program from a Los Angeles Philharmonic in the hands of a long line of guest conductors could mean anything goes--or doesn't. Not so this season. Saturday evening at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the orchestra gave Adam Fischer some of its A work, in as sunny and outgoing a program as might be imagined. Of course, scheduling a generous helping of Haydn immediately puts you one up in the ebullience game.
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February 14, 2000 | MERLE RUBIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
LIFE IS SO GOOD by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman Random House $23, 262 pages * Four years ago, a 98-year-old Dallas resident enrolled in a literacy program to realize his long-deferred dream of learning to read. His example has since inspired people of all ages. Born in 1898 in east Texas, the grandson of a slave, George Dawson is now 102 years old. But the length of time he has lived is not the only impressive thing about him.
NEWS
April 14, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Want to sleep a little better at night? Make a $10 contribution to the Los Angeles Mission and receive a $20 discount off a night at one of four Joie de Vivre hotels in Southern California . The hotel group has partnered with a website called HealLA that rewards donors with discounts and updates them on how their gifts have made a difference. The deal: HealLA provides an easy way to give and connect with local nonprofits in need of help. Donors can give $5, $10 or $25 and then choose a reward based on the amount of the gift.
NEWS
October 26, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
At last, a reward just for sleeping. Joie de Vivre, which runs a string of five boutique hotels in Southern California , is making this offer: The more hotels you stay at, the more you save – with 40% off your room rate and a meal at the fifth hotel. The deal: The Southern California Dreamin’ Passport applies to rooms at the Shorebreak in Huntington Beach, the Angeleno in Brentwood, the Pacific Edge in Laguna Beach, the Erwin in Venice Beach and the Custom Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport.
NEWS
January 13, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Joie de Vivre hotel group has extended its "Birthday Bucks" special into 2011 and early 2012 -- good news for folks who like something more than cake on their special day. Stay two nights at one of the boutique hotels and you get $100 credit. The deal: This deal got a mention last year in this Travel blog , and I feel it's worth a mention again. Here's why: Many hotel credit offers are limited to the hotel's  restaurant or specific amenities that typically don't include spa treatments.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2013 | By Tim Page
Inevitably, our tastes change as we grow older. Most of the pop songs that once served as anthems are now exercises in nostalgia, calling up happy ghosts rather than anything new and urgent. The dense romantic adventure novel that we swore by in our teens no longer holds our interest, but we can lose ourselves in the hitherto-impenetrable nuances and shadows of Henry James. The sentimental sweetness of Charles Chaplin remains affecting, but we are increasingly grateful for the stoniness of Buster Keaton and the petty but hilarious cruelties of W.C. Fields.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2011 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Anyone who has flown in the last few months has probably noticed that the cost of flying in the U.S. has climbed beyond pre-recession levels. Blame higher fuel costs, increasing demand for air travel and tight controls on capacity by the airlines. The average domestic airfare grew to $247 in the first three months of 2011, a 10% increase over the same period last year, according to data from American Express Global Business Travel, a division of the credit card company. Before the recession sent airline ticket prices plummeting, the average domestic airline ticket peaked at $233 in the first three months of 2008, according to the report released last week.
NEWS
June 16, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
It's not exactly like getting a room for a song, but it's close. Several Joie de Vivre hotels offer a free room upgrade to guests who can carry a tune -- or try to. One upgrade is awarded each day to the first guest to belt out "Hotel California" or "California Dreamin' " or other songs while checking into one of the chain's Southern California hotels.  The deal: Singing for an Upgrade offers a quirky way to score a perk at...
NEWS
April 14, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Want to sleep a little better at night? Make a $10 contribution to the Los Angeles Mission and receive a $20 discount off a night at one of four Joie de Vivre hotels in Southern California . The hotel group has partnered with a website called HealLA that rewards donors with discounts and updates them on how their gifts have made a difference. The deal: HealLA provides an easy way to give and connect with local nonprofits in need of help. Donors can give $5, $10 or $25 and then choose a reward based on the amount of the gift.
NEWS
January 13, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Joie de Vivre hotel group has extended its "Birthday Bucks" special into 2011 and early 2012 -- good news for folks who like something more than cake on their special day. Stay two nights at one of the boutique hotels and you get $100 credit. The deal: This deal got a mention last year in this Travel blog , and I feel it's worth a mention again. Here's why: Many hotel credit offers are limited to the hotel's  restaurant or specific amenities that typically don't include spa treatments.
NEWS
October 26, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
At last, a reward just for sleeping. Joie de Vivre, which runs a string of five boutique hotels in Southern California , is making this offer: The more hotels you stay at, the more you save – with 40% off your room rate and a meal at the fifth hotel. The deal: The Southern California Dreamin’ Passport applies to rooms at the Shorebreak in Huntington Beach, the Angeleno in Brentwood, the Pacific Edge in Laguna Beach, the Erwin in Venice Beach and the Custom Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport.
NEWS
June 16, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
It's not exactly like getting a room for a song, but it's close. Several Joie de Vivre hotels offer a free room upgrade to guests who can carry a tune -- or try to. One upgrade is awarded each day to the first guest to belt out "Hotel California" or "California Dreamin' " or other songs while checking into one of the chain's Southern California hotels.  The deal: Singing for an Upgrade offers a quirky way to score a perk at...
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July 20, 1989 | PAMELA MARIN, Pamela Marin is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
Tom Tierney dressed as Napoleon Bonaparte: "Is this understated enough?" he asked, flipping his gold-braid epaulets. Judy Hemley wore a choker with a cameo of Marie Louise, "Napoleon's second wife," she clarified. "Marie Antoinette's head wasn't available." Royal and revolutionary consciousness (or at least costumery) peaked Friday at the Bastille Day party hosted by the trustees of the Newport Harbor Art Museum.
TRAVEL
July 11, 2010 | By Beverly Beyette, Special to the Los Angeles Times
— After a just-completed renovation that can best be described as cheap and cheerful, the former Vacation Village in Laguna Beach is now the Pacific Edge Hotel, the 33rd and most recent property in the Joie de Vivre family of California boutique hotels that includes Venice Beach's Erwin and Brentwood's Angeleno. This three-acre complex of eight buildings with 130 rooms and suites, 49 of them oceanfront at Sleepy Hollow Beach, had for most of its 51 years been a family-operated and -oriented destination with few pretensions.
HOME & GARDEN
July 19, 2007 | Joe Robinson, Special to The Times
AT 76, Ann McGuirk seems an unlikely candidate to make waves, but the great-grandmother is taking a step as radical as it gets in suburbia. She's having the outside of her Santa Monica home painted a color bolder than beige. A lot bolder. A crew of painters is putting the finishing touches on a cobalt blue deep enough to dive into. "It's very blue," says a jogger, shuffling by on the tree-lined street of rehabbed Craftsmans and Tudors.
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