January 7, 2013 |
The new La Brea Bakery is now open in the Rita Flora building at La Brea Avenue and 6th Street. The bakery has relocated from its original spot inside the erstwhile Campanile, which has been taken over by chef Walter Manzke . In a rush move after the closure of Campanile, the bakery, which was founded by Nancy Silverton and later sold to Irish food company IAWS, has set up shop with "new and old elements that will be temporary in nature," the...
December 26, 2012 |
There were trainer Richard Mandella, veteran owner and mogul B. Wayne Hughes … and KISS frontman Gene Simmons in the winner's circle after the $300,000 Malibu Stakes on Wednesday at Santa Anita Park. Posing, pictures and polite chatter. What did Mandella and Simmons have to talk about after Hughes' stubborn chestnut colt named Jimmy Creed won the Grade I race for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs? "I wanted to sing a little bit and see if he might pick me up for the band," joked Mandella, Jimmy Creed's trainer.
November 21, 2012 |
Have more than a dozen new stores made La Brea Avenue a shopping magnet once again? For more than two decades, a roughly 1.5-mile stretch of La Brea between Melrose Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard arguably has been the city's most diverse and densely packed district for Old World antiques, vintage furniture, contemporary décor and urban fashion. Other destinations (La Cienega, Beverly, Abbot Kinney) have challenged it, but La Brea keeps bouncing back. PHOTO GALLERY: New shopping on La Brea Avenue Although much of the change this time centers on the burgeoning District La Brea development between 1 st and 2 nd Streets, stores have been opening, almost monthly, along the blocks to the north.
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October 2, 2012 |
With a cockatiel perched on her shoulder and her brown hair flowing nearly to her waist, Patricia Morison looks elegant and at ease beneath a portrait of herself. The former Broadway star of "Kiss Me Kate" and "The King and I" stares out her ninth-floor window at the rest of Park La Brea. She is 97 now and, having lived in the same tower for more than 50 years, is one of the last representatives of the demographic that once dominated the apartment complex. "It was more homogenous, I have to say. Most of the population was actors, actresses, artistic folks and businesspeople on the top floor," says Morison, who negotiates her flat with the aid of a walker.
September 25, 2012 |
Cisco Home is moving only a few blocks down La Brea Avenue, but the Los Angeles-based sustainable furnishings manufacturer is consolidating inventory and discounting select pieces through October. The moving sale will include furniture, artwork, lighting and accessories. New furnishings will be added to the sale as time goes on. Discounts spotted over the weekend included pillows made from vintage quilts, regularly $195, now $75 to $100. An Atar armchair upholstered in blue linen, regularly $3,625, was reduced to $1,450.
September 20, 2012
EVENTS Get sticky at the 10th annual La Brea Tar Pits Tarfest Music and Art Festival featuring the formidable sounds of Blondfire, So Many Wizards, the Makepeace Brothers, Steelwells, Helena and Soft Swells. In addition, an exhibition of work by 36 artists will be on display. La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. Free. http://www.tarfest.com.