January 30, 1996 |
The Princess of Wales came to lunch Monday in a white wool dress and a confident smile. "Please say that I was relaxed and in high spirits . . .," said Diana, a twinkle leading to the punch line. "And that I was remarkably stable."
HOME & GARDEN
December 8, 2012 |
After a breakup with a film and television editor, I decided that 2012 would be about being proactive and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I would attempt to go on 365 dates during a 12-month period - some of which would, I hoped, be amorous or affectionate. Others would be "documentary dates," in which I would get to know people's stories. I wanted to think about men for who they are, not what they are. I figured the 365 goal gives me an emotional safety net. If I was attracted to a guy but it wasn't mutual, I could move on. I'd be disappointed and frustrated, but at least I had a plan.
June 20, 2010 |
Bursitis, sciatica, loss of bladder control: These are not the ailments of youth. Nor are the other complaints my girlfriends and I discuss over lunch. Add in the self-loathing generated by our complaining, and you start to see the full pathos of the aging baby boomer. These days, I watch firm, smooth-skinned girls walk by with way more lust and envy than my husband does. I want to pinch their perfect flesh. I can no longer discern between a pretty young woman and a homely one because youth alone has become so deliciously beautiful to me. Ah, if only I had that girl's body, but could keep my current brain.
January 30, 2011 |
STAYING Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 W. 7th St., Los Angeles 90014; (213) 625-2211; http://www.laac.com . Seventy-two rooms, usually $170-$200 a night. Hilton Checkers, 535 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90071; (213) 624-0000; http://www.hilton.com . A European-style boutique hotel aimed mostly at business travelers, Checkers has 188 rooms and a snug spot next to the Central Library. Rates $209-$259 for most rooms. The Stay, 636 S. Main St., Los Angeles 90014; (213)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1985
One of the main complaints about China by almost all the foreigners who had to deal with any Chinese institutions, at home and abroad, is the habit of noon nap. It had been part of the life style there for quite a long time. People, in urban and in rural alike, took to napping during the lunch break, which normally lasted one and a half hours in the winter and two hours in summer. Sometimes and at some places the break even lasted as long as three hours. Many people who lived near their offices went home to sleep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 |
The incident that led to 22 elementary school students in San Diego being sent to hospitals Thursday with stomach pains began with some fourth-grade tomfoolery, district officials said Friday. Some may not have been sick at all, officials said. A "dare" had circulated among the fourth-graders at Audubon Elementary School before lunch: let's see how much food you can stuff into a drink. Among the things stuffed into drinks: carrots, salt, pepper and hot sauce. After lunch, several students complained of belly aches.
April 29, 2009
A dining mecca 1. Rivera , 1050 S. Flower St., (213) 749-1460, www.riverarestaurant.com. Lunch weekdays, dinner daily. Entrees, $16 to $29. 2. Corkbar , 403 W. 12th St. (at Grand), (213) 746-0050, www.corkbar.com. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. until midnight weeknights and later on weekends. Sandwiches and mains, $9 to $18. 3. Drago Centro , 525 S. Flower St., (213) 228-8998, www.dragocentro.com. Lunch weekdays, dinner Monday through Saturday.
January 14, 2011 |
Food-lovers will find about 300 places to eat, drink and save money in Southern California later this month when the dineLA Restaurant Week kicks off. The 12-day annual event, scheduled for Jan. 23 to 28 and Jan. 30 to Feb. 4, offers three-course meals that range from $16 to $28 for lunch and $26 to $44 for dinner. A similar dining-out program held last fall drew 158,000 diners. "We want people to eat their way through the city, because dineLA Restaurant Week makes it affordable and convenient,” said Mark Liberman, president and chief executive of LA Inc., the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau.