September 5, 2012 |
Grammy-winning singer Adele hasn't been going out in public much lately, but on Monday she and her baby bump made a rare appearance on the streets of London beside her boyfriend, former investment banker Simon Konecki. She wore a body-hugging gray dress, a long blue sweater and flats as photographers snapped shots of her and Konecki leaving the hospital and getting into a car. According to the New York Daily News, the pair appeared quite happy, with Konecki being extra solicitous in his actions towards his pregnant girlfriend.
June 30, 2010 |
Many hard-working people need access to short-term credit in a pinch to cover the cost of an emergency room visit or replacing a busted stove or carburetor. Yet apart from asking friends and relatives for assistance, a wellspring that comes with its own costs and often runs dry, many families turn to alternative, "predatory" lenders to finance unexpected expenses. Although the products offered by these alternative lenders — such as payday or car-title loans — can help families weather a financial emergency, the eye-popping interest rates can be devastating.
March 13, 1986 |
Merry Clayton's spine-chilling vocal on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" is one of the most famed in '60s rock. But the 1969 classic brings painful memories to Clayton: The physical strain of the intense duet with Mick Jagger resulted in a miscarriage after the session. So audiences' frequent requests for "Gimme Shelter" might sting like salt in an old wound. Clayton, who performs at the Gardenia Room on Friday, says she was buoyed by her religious upbringing in combating the loss.
May 18, 2013
I've just returned from a two-week visit to London and Paris. If you're heading over and art is important to you, avoid the giant museums and think small. In London, seek out the Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House, the Royal Academy; the Wallace Collection; and the Clore Gallery of the Tate Britain, housing its Turners. In Paris, the Musée Marmottan Monet, loaded with some of Monet's best; the Musée Delacroix (early works); and the Musée de l'Orangerie (surround yourself with Monet's waterlilies)
July 17, 2011
If you go THE BEST WAY TO LONDON From LAX, nonstop service is offered on British, Air New Zealand, United, American and Virgin Atlantic. Connecting service (change of plane) is offered on United, American, KLM, Delta, Continental and Air France. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $711, excluding taxes and fees. St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London; 011-44-207-841-3540, http://www.stpancrasrenaissance.com . Rooms in the Chambers (original building)
November 7, 2010
A bargain in London? True. I was pleased with the Premier Inn Hampstead. This is not fancy, but it offers a great shower, comfortable bed, cable TV and a wonderful staff. It's in a safe neighborhood. Premier Inn Hampstead, 215 Haverstock Hill, Hampstead; 011-44-8715-27-8662, http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/LONHMP/london-hampstead . Doubles begin about $95 online. Laurie Dominic Santa Monica