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December 16, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay
He's a former champion skier and fifth-generation furrier, but even designer Gilles Mendel needs a break from the cold. Mendel made a brief trip from his home in New York to Los Angeles last week to attend a lunch held in his honor at the Sunset Tower Hotel. “I think we're in for a long winter,” said Mendel's partner and muse Kylie Case. “Good for fur, bad for New Yorkers.” The couple and lunch guests relished the temperate L.A. climate - many of them were clad in pretty pastel J. Mendel dresses.
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ENTERTAINMENT
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Los Angeles in the 1930s The WPA Guide to the City of Angels With an Introduction by David Kipen University of California Press: 504 pp., $24.95.
TRAVEL
March 29, 2012
Trails Café, 2333 Fern Dell Drive, Los Angeles; (323) 871-2102, www.thetrailslosfeliz.com . $ Griffith Observatory, 2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles; (213) 473-0800,  www.griffithobservatory.org . Lamill Coffee Boutique, 1636 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 663-4441, www.lamillcoffee.com. Architecture Tours L.A., various meeting points in the area of specific tour; (323) 464-7868, www.architecturetoursla.com. Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles; no public phone, www.neutra-vdl.org . Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles; (323)
NEWS
October 8, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a garment hang-tag logo competition on Friday, part of an ongoing effort to raise the profile of the city's contributions to the fashion industry. The “Designed/Made in Los Angeles” program asked for designer submissions from locally based businesses including garment maker  American Apparel , Youth Monument , marketing and events agency (No Subject) Los Angeles , fashion showroom and branding agency 722 Figueroa and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising , and 21 submissions have been posted online for the public to vote on through Friday.  “L.A.
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