April 18, 2013 |
Kathleen Brenzel, editor of Sunset's latest book, “The 20-Minute Gardener,” understands the time-strapped reader's dilemma. “You just want [your garden] to look its best, with a minimum of work on your part,” she writes in her introduction. She understands you're busy “juggling career, family and community obligations.” And so she promises a solution: “We show you how to keep your garden looking good in as little as 20 minutes a day.” Chockablock with ideas and projects, decorative tips and well-styled photographs, many culled from the pages of Sunset magazine, the book ($24.95)
April 8, 2013 |
Singer Katy Perry has listed her Sunset Strip-area compound for sale at $6.925 million. The gated Mediterranean-style house, built in 1925, sits on nearly three acres with two guesthouses and a swimming pool. The house, which the singer never occupied, features a baronial stone foyer with sweeping staircase, stained-glass windows and a carved fireplace mantel in the living room, a pub, a study and a media room. Including a four-room master suite, two guest suites and staff quarters, the house has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
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April 7, 2013 |
The gaudy yellow-and-red signs have been painted over and the huge album cover posters that once covered the windows are long gone. There's little left at the Sunset Boulevard street corner that speaks to the crowds that gathered here for free concerts by Elton John and Duran Duran or the faithful who sifted through the racks of vinyl or eight-track tapes inside. Still, the West Hollywood Historic Preservation Commission would like to set the record straight and acknowledge the significance of the Sunset Strip's legendary Tower Records building.
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April 1, 2013 |
Damian Gadal got this shot of a human-and-dog jogging duo at Santa Barbara's Butterfly Beach, a popular spot for dog owners and their pets. He used a Sony Alpha NEX-7. "Depending on the tide, this is a great beach to photograph sunsets, provided it's low tide," Gadal says. "At high tide the beach more or less disappears. " Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
March 4, 2013 |
Chinese on Sunset: A Chinese restaurant for the Sunset Boulevard set is expected to open this spring from Innovative Dining Group , the name behind Sushi Roku, BOA and Katana. Chi-Lin will open in April next to IDG's latest, RivaBella (a collaboration with Gino Angelini that debuted in January). IDG says it has partnered with Cecile Tang of Joss, and Studio Collective is designing the space. How to get into Koreatown speakeasy Lock & Key New drinks at Freddy's: Pico Boulevard gastropub Freddy Smalls in West L.A. has a new bar director, Johan Stein, who formerly worked at Red Medicine and Sotto.
January 5, 2013
The Brix Wine Bar/Brix Brewhouse & New York Deli has more than 2,000 wines and an eclectic beer selection. The pastrami sandwiches ($10 and $12) are amazing. It's family-run, with a friendly staff and lots of regulars. Entrees $8-$20. Brix Wine Bar/Brix Brewhouse & New York Deli, 16635 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach; (562) 592-3167, http://www.brixsunsetbeach.com Sharon Reich by email