January 16, 2011 |
I had my doubts as I turned off the isolated highway onto the sandy open desert. "Drive three miles, then make a left?" I wondered out loud while reading the directions, as my car bounced over mounds of sand, mimicking one of those souped-up cars in a rap video. Something told me my Hyundai compact wasn't built for this. After a 10-minute drive, a telephone pole appeared with a ragged poster attached to it. A hand-drawn arrow pointed me toward a cluster of tiny trailers surrounding a kidney-shaped pool.
April 18, 2010 |
Art and architecture blend seamlessly in this contemporary Laguna Beach home in the private community of Irvine Cove. A heavily detailed three-quarter-inch layer of French limestone encloses the steel-framed structure, creating the illusion that it's one, monolithic column of limestone. On both sides of the main entry, curved glass panels are accented with rivets. A bridge leading from the entrance to the great room crosses over the atrium. Inside the gallery-styled great room, an art wall features a sculptured circular black brick fireplace with stainless steel trim.
October 15, 2001 |
University of North Carolina scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that baby loggerhead turtles "read" the Earth's magnetic field to help them navigate the massive clockwise current that sweeps the northern Atlantic Ocean. Small magnetite deposits in the turtles' brains allow them to recognize magnetic fields that mark geographic regions where they must change direction to stay on course, biologist Kenneth J. Lohman and his colleagues reported in the Oct. 12 Science.
June 25, 2006 |
Ceilings of intricate tin panels are out of the ordinary, but ones of peacock feathers and leather? That's extraordinary. Artist Denise Roberge runs her gallery, jewelry salon and restaurant out of a plaza that she built about a decade ago in Palm Desert. When she was finished, she wanted to create a more subdued version of the art-rich plaza as a place to live.
December 13, 2009
1840 N. Catalina St., Burbank 91505 Listed for: $589,000 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,850 square feet Features: The single-story traditional-style house has a family room with a fireplace, a saltwater pool with a waterfall and a bonus room off the garage. MLS ID: F1826740 1917 N. Valley St., Burbank 91505 Listed for: $569,900 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,500 square feet Features: The kitchen and bathrooms of this 1942 one-story ranch-style house have all been remodeled.
August 29, 2012 |
What's up with Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne? All of a sudden, they seem to be opening everywhere. The proprietors of Lucques , AOC and Tavern announced last month that they would be opening a new fine-dining restaurant in Montecito . And now they say they'll have a third installment of their Larder food-to-go concept open this fall. The first Larder was in the entrance to Tavern . The second opened in the old Maple Drive space. The newest addition will be in the ground floor of developer Rick Caruso's latest luxury project at 8500 Burton Way . The new residential development, which a release boasts will offer amenities rivaling those “offered only by the most refined hotels," will open in October and the new Larder (to be called simply Larder at Burton Way)
February 11, 2014 |
If ever a property had that déjà vu feeling it's the Studio City estate that just came on the market at $6.25 million. That's not because the Italianate two-story has been listed before. The villa has more film credits than many actors. Fans of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” have seen the 7,043-square-foot home standing in for the family home in countless episodes. “Melrose Place,” “Entourage” and “True Blood” viewers have glimpsed the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom place too. “Chuck,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Chelsea Lately” have used the film location, as well as photo shoots and commercials.
November 20, 2011
If you go THE BEST WAY TO PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA From LAX, Asiana, Korean, Thai, China Airlines, EVA and China Southern offer connecting service (change of plane) to Phnom Penh. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $950, excluding taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 855 (country code for Cambodia) and the local number. WHAT TO DO Le Tigre de Papier cooking school, Pub Street, Siem Reap; 011-855-122-6581, http://www.letigredepapier.com/en/cooking.php . Three-hour cooking classes are $12 and include preparation of an appetizer, main course and dessert plus a visit to the local market.
August 7, 2011
View Boothbay Harbor, Maine in a larger map THE BEST WAY TO BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE Boothbay Harbor is about an hour north of Portland, Maine, via Interstate 95. United, Continental, AirTran, Delta, US Airways and JetBlue all offer connecting service (change of planes) to Portland. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $506. WHERE TO STAY Linekin Bay Resort, (866) 847-2103, http://www.linekinbayresort.com , has rustic lodge rooms and cabins, a heated saltwater pool and family-style restaurant on the water about a mile outside Boothbay Harbor.