HOME & GARDEN
October 24, 2009 |
How's this for a sign of a successful remodel: Friends want to throw parties at your home. Sherry Walsh, a former fashion designer, and husband Miguel Nelson, an artist, took those requests and turned them into a business, renting out two spaces for parties, weddings and more -- venues whose unusual designs hold ideas for do-it-yourselfers at home. It all began five years ago. While searching for a work-live studio, the couple found a "lost piece of history" near Chinatown -- one of Los Angeles' first auto showrooms, Nelson says.
April 20, 2012 |
Coachella off-site parties are now as important as the event itself to many L.A. attendees, especially as they shift away from heavy-handed corporate branding and zero in on club culture. Yes, this year we still saw Brent Bolthouse's Armani Exchange Neon Carnival, the crocodile-branded Lacoste party and fetes from Guess and Chevy motors, but other L.A.-area promoters and DJs are bringing a different kind of heat. Coachella's first weekend saw more club-like parties at events by DJ Anthony Giancola (booker at club Harvard & Stone)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 |
In the northern San Diego County suburb of Solana Beach, voters adopted a measure to loosen rules for holding parties at a popular community center atop a seaside bluff. With all nine precincts counted, Proposition B was adopted by a margin of 52% to 48%, in unofficial results tallied by the county registrar of voters. The measure loosens rules for parties at the Fletcher Cove Community Center. Current city policy limits parties to 50 people, greatly restricts live music -- no drums, horns, DJs or amplification -- and limits drinks to two per person -- wine and beer only.
July 5, 2012
As delegates arrive at the national party convention, supporters of two rival candidates scheme to secure enough votes for the presidential nomination, but at the end of the day the nod goes to a dark horse. That's the riveting plot of Gore Vidal's 1960 play"The Best Man," currently enjoying a revival on Broadway. But it's a period piece: For more than three decades, presidential nominations have been sewn up before the striking of the first gavel. Nevertheless, both the Democratic and Republican parties are staging multi-day "nominating" conventions this summer, and taxpayers are picking up part of the tab. That would change under a measure recently approved by a 95-4 vote in the Senate.
February 12, 2013 |
Musicians - and the people who work closely with them - really know how to party. That's why Grammys night, unlike other high-end awards nights like the Oscars or Emmys, usually means one thing: unadulterated decadence. Actors hate to be seen acting rowdy, but musicians pride themselves on it. The parties started Tuesday and lasted until the wee hours Sunday. Solange Knowles and fellow alt-soul singer Lianne La havas were honored Wednesday at Essence's Fourth Annual Black Women in Music at posh West Hollywood nightspot Greystone Manor Supperclub.
January 2, 2013 |
Here's a new trend I wasn't expecting in 2013: ultrasound parties. Yes, you read that right. Pregnant women can now invite their friends and family over for ultrasound viewing parties in the comfort of their own homes. That goes way beyond the traditional baby shower and the more recent (and indulgent) practice of gender-reveal fetes . “Welcome to the new frontier in pregnancy oversharing,” writes Lela Davidson, who details the trend on "Today. " “Will we ever reach the point of saturation when it comes to celebrating a person's pregnancy?