April 26, 1998 |
"Where the hell is it?" grumbles a producer type as he sits in his Jag, peeling off five $1 bills for the parking attendant. At Hollywood's hippest hard-to-find spot, Les Deux Cafes, no sign announces the restaurant and even movie moguls have to park their own cars. The entrance to this newly reopened French country restaurant is a metal gate in a corner of a parking lot on a nondescript block of Las Palmas Avenue just south of Hollywood Boulevard.
January 17, 2004 |
Les Deux Cafes, the leafy Hollywood hotspot that was a favorite with Cameron Diaz, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst, Rosanna Arquette, Billy Zane and others, closed its doors without warning Dec. 30. "It was a total surprise," said Audrey Bernstein, who hosted the popular Monday-night club Cachet there for three years. Richard Newton, who was running the restaurant and bar on Las Palmas Avenue when it closed, would not comment on the closure when reached by phone Friday.
July 24, 1987
10 musts for any clubs invitation list: Richard Duardo, L.A.'s version of Andy Warhol. Michele Lamy, hot fashion designer who loves to be seen. Allee Willis, songwriter/painter who just wants to have fun. David Schiff, CAA agent who's always in the right place at the right time. Billy Gerber, Warner Bros. v.p. known as the rock 'n' roll exec. Timothy and Barbara Leary, the former LSD guru and his wife who count as one. Charlie Minor, A&M senior v.p. who always has 20 people in tow.
December 7, 1990 |
Art by Henry Matisse, Robert Longo and Andy Warhol may have been on the walls. But guests attending the ART/LA '90 preview party Wednesday night opted for art of the wearable kind by such fashion designers as Jean Paul Gautier, Valentino, Betsy Johnson and Commes des Garcons. Although the event was billed around an Earth theme, few party-goers taking in the fifth international contemporary art fair got the message.
December 5, 1999 |
Scan the tables at chichi Les Deux Cafes and you'll notice something missing. Salt and pepper shakers. You can ask, of course, but that might be a trifle gauche. "Everything is seasoned properly," insists owner Michele Lamy. "We're thinking that too much salt is not good for you. Because everything is organic and in season, we ask people to taste the natural flavor of the food." It's the same story over at Joachim Splichal's Patina.
November 3, 1991 |
Like Paris in the '20s, Los Angeles has little pockets of expatriate artists: SWEDISH ROCKERS Little Stockholm forms at lunchtime in the store-lined alley known as the Hollywood Passage (6752 Hollywood Blvd.). Many of its denizens are students at the nearby Musicians Institute of Technology. They lounge at the outdoor tables of the Back Alley Cafe, bottom left, and get their tresses blow-dried at the Blue Velvet salon ("Your Hairslaves"), where the two Swedish hairdressers speak their language.