HOME & GARDEN
February 23, 2006 |
PRUNING trees and shrubs to form hedges is as old as gardening. In the great estates of the past, hedges framed views, defined borders and marked transitions to wilderness. In modern Los Angeles, an average lot is a sixth of an acre. A hedge allows homeowners to soften the transition to the street or blot out an eyesore, be it an alley, a McMansion, a crack house, a neighbor's kitchen window, a jalopy or junkyard dog. Increasingly, hedges no longer frame views. They are the view.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1988 |
With his attorney charging that he is a victim of "irrational fear and misinformation" reminiscent of the Dark Ages, an AIDS patient who was denied a pedicure took the owner of a trendy nail salon to court on Monday in the first civil test of West Hollywood's AIDS anti-discrimination law. Paul Jasperson, 36, contends that Jessica's Nail Clinic on Sunset Boulevard violated his civil rights when it turned him down for a pedicure in July, 1986.
May 5, 2011 |
Mom deserves special treatment every day, but spas all over Southern California are making it easy to spoil her on Mother's Day, offering special deals on massages, treatments, relaxations, classes and products. And it's not just for her; since Mom loves you, she's going to want you to benefit from all this discount feel-good too. Ole Henriksen Face & Body Salon During the month of May, the acclaimed spa offers the Like Mother Like Daughter treatment (30-minute lavender hydrotherapy soak by candlelight, customized facial, one cleanser and one eye cream specifically suggested by your esthetician, $250)
October 2, 2008 |
ON A recent afternoon, Hyatae Williams was getting her nails painted a sparkly shade of tangerine, while her sister, Ionisia, was having light-blue eye shadow brushed on her lids. The Williams sisters, swaddled in pink terry cloth robes, looked relaxed after a morning of pampering at Spa Di Da in West Hollywood. It was the kind of scene that unfolds in countless Los Angeles spas every day, except for one major difference: Hyatae is 11 years old and Ionisia is 10.
March 21, 2005 |
Sheila Cook settles back in the stuffed leather chair and wiggles her toes in the attached whirlpool basin, bubbling with warm water. As a bank manager who regularly logs a 12-hour day, much of it on her feet, her biweekly spa pedicure is part luxury, part necessity. "If I don't get my pedicure, I am cranky," said Cook, 52, of Shadow Hills.
January 15, 1999 |
With the boom of manicure-pedicure salons everywhere, the California Podiatric Medical Assn. was concerned enough to survey its members about their patients and pedicures. To its surprise, the group found out that pedicures may actually lead to doctor visits. True--and for two primary reasons. In the recent survey, about 25% of podiatrists reported that among patients coming in with problems stemming from commercial pedicures, 70% of those are from dirty equipment.