June 13, 2010 |
Last year, just before Christmas, the manager of a city ice rink called Doreen Denny on her day off. At age 68, Denny still taught ice skating five days a week. The manager insisted she come in right away. His voice sounded odd. "There's some crazy lady here who says she has something that belongs to you," he said, trying to sound mysterious. "It's something from the '50s." "The '50s?" Denny sputtered in her clipped British accent. "I wasn't even here in the '50s." But she was. Fifty-one years before, as a wispy teenager from Twickenham, England, she and her partner had skated flawlessly for their country at the storied Broadmoor World Arena to capture the 1959 ice dancing world championship.
July 13, 2010 |
It's always a wild scene at 85C, a coffee shop, bakery and patisserie in Irvine. From morning through evening, hundreds of customers of every age and walk of life pour through its doors heaping their trays high with a fantastical array of baked goods and the sea salt lattes that helped to popularize this Taiwanese cafe. Every few minutes a worker pops through the bakery's gleaming stainless steel doors into the bustling sales area carrying a tray of warm goodies fresh from the oven while majestically announcing its name.
June 25, 2011 |
It’s a lap desk, an easel and a carry-all. It’s Crayola’s new Color Wonder Table Top Easel ($19.99) for tots. Unlatch and open the top of the lap desk, and it forms a pyramid with a finger-paint tray on the inside. The finger-paints show up in color only on the included paper, so spills won’t make a mess on other surfaces. The whole package measures 13 by 10 inches. Info: CrayolaStore.com , (866) 896-5445,
April 7, 1999 |
If makers of the new Tip N' Grip Tray are to be believed, you should be able to amaze guests with this stain-defying feat: Carry the Tip N' Grip stacked with dirty dishes up a flight of white-carpeted stairs--after two margaritas--without spilling a thing.
May 14, 1992
The letter from Mimi Jaffe (April 23) praising the food on airlines makes me wonder about her taste buds. Anybody who has been presented with a tray of airline food and has any appreciation of food must still be shuddering. Too often, I have had the misfortune of being presented with a tray containing a gray-brown lump, supposedly meat, that tastes as if it were cooked in 1990 and frozen until it was put on an airline catering truck and then reheated. Then there is the limp salad, the damp roll and a dessert that is usually reprocessed sponge with a topping of Elmer's glue or some type of pudding made mostly with cornstarch.
September 20, 2009
After reading in Valli Herman's story ["Hot Colors, Cool Views," Sept. 13] that "it took more than an hour and several phone calls to have my ant-bait breakfast tray removed," I now realize why I so often see that most unappetizing sight in hotel hallways: meal trays sitting on the carpet outside the door. Disgusting! Kyle Kimbrell Playa del Rey