March 26, 2014 |
Social media have become one of the most telling barometers of travel hot spots. And there's nothing hotter than spring break. Using last year's data, Facebook put together the lists below of the most popular spring destinations for college students and families. Among the overlaps: Santa Monica. Meanwhile, several other SoCal beaches made the family-friendly list. These lists show the top 10 most popular beach destinations based on volume and increase in Facebook check-ins, a feature of the site that allows users to check in to a location while updating their status.
June 13, 2013 |
BERKELEY - "The Rite of Spring" is a ballet born of violence. Stravinsky's score unfurls the furious sudden spring of his native St. Petersburg, the sounds of cracking ice on the river Neva being like gunfire. Taken from the scandalous sexuality of Russian folklore, the dance depicts a virgin sacrificed to the savage, ecstatic pleasure of "sages. " We've long ago gotten used to all this, the "Rite" having entered into its second century last month. Orchestral performances over the decades have become ever more driven.
March 2, 2012 |
What's “in” for spring break this year? Some U.S. spots are luring more of the party-hearty, based on bookings with a top travel agency. Cancun, Mexico, remains the most-booked destination, Miami moved from No. 7 to No. 3 this year, and Las Vegas held on to the No. 10 slot that it hit last year, said Patrick Evans, Dallas-based spokesman for STA Travel , which bills itself as the world's largest student travel agency. Of course, some things haven't changed. Sun, fun and beaches rule, and tough times aren't spoiling the festivities, Evans said.
HOME & GARDEN
April 9, 2011 |
The front pasture is looking a little tall, thanks to the nearly monsoonal rains, so the 300-pound beagle is doing what he does best, eating it. It is spring succulent, his own personal salad bar. "Would you like a nice wine with that?" I ask. "Maybe some French bread?" But he doesn't answer. He's so full of himself, this dog. "Were you raised by wolves?" I ask. Actually, when you're 300 pounds, and roughly the height of a ground ball, you must graze constantly. I don't know exactly what he eats, yet he eats everything.
September 27, 2013 |
PARIS -- The gilded interior of Le Grand Hotel was covered with spare, white walls for the spring 2014 Balmain show on Thursday afternoon at Paris Fashion Week, suggesting designer Olivier Rousteing might be planning to pare down the brand's ornamental style and take it in a new direction. The look: A slightly sportier, 1990s-era feel, but still weighed down with a pirate's booty-worth of gilt. Key pieces: Quilted denim bomber jackets with gold button details, some with gold chain details woven through.
March 21, 2011
Ah, spring. In Los Angeles, the change of seasons from winter to spring is hardly the cinematic turn of events that it is in the East. Here, it is usually just a mild changing of the guard from pleasant weather to even more pleasant weather. Well, not this year. Spring descended on L.A. like some diabolical personality-disordered spirit. It was as if spring thought it was winter and suddenly lashed the city with a nonstop storm accompanied by floods, wind, cold and power outages.