Beckoning warmth, longer days, the open road. Wasting time, getting lost, letting curiosity be your guide.
You dream of a getaway to Tahiti (or perhaps it's just a day trip to Topanga). You conjure visions of sun and surf, swaying palms and fragrant blooms.
Burning sand dunes, piercing sun, big sky and endless horizons. Whether you are trekking from Marrakech to the Sahara on a camel or taking in the sunrise at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley, designers have got you (barely) covered.
Taking an urban excursion to the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City or a public art tour in downtown L.A.? Not only can you appreciate art but you can also wear it.
Imagine a Baja hoodie, the ultimate in surfer slouch wear, done in the softest sand-colored suede; a baseball cap rendered in sleek snakeskin; or a pair of sweatpants made of the most cush cashmere, paired with a designer T-shirt emblazoned with the low-brow term, "drug rug."
Every journey tells a story, whether it's a weekend road trip up Pacific Coast Highway or a yearlong, round-the-world jaunt. And Tumi hopes that with its new Santa Monica collection of bags and accessories, your luggage will tell a tale too.
It wasn't Windansea Beach itself but a detour taken while trying to find a parking spot there that led to the mother lode of inspiration for Jonathan Cohen's spring collection.
It used to be that when a skateboard had shredded its last empty pool or hopped its last handrail, it took a one-way trip to the great halfpipe in the sky.
In today's creative scene, where art, fashion and design converge, Santa Monica fragrance designer Haley Alexander van Oosten is adding scent to the cultural mix. Collaborating with everyone from style maven/photographer Lisa Eisner and designer and artist David Wiseman to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Maxfield and Commune design, Van Oosten is making a name for herself by challenging traditional notions of fragrance.
The laid-back chic of the spring runway collections begs for a warm, sun-kissed beauty look. And there is an array of new products to help achieve that vacation-refreshed magic, even if your next getaway isn't on the horizon.
Opening the door of Rene Holguin's RTH store on La Cienega and stepping into the piñon incense-scented space is like stumbling upon the souvenir shop of your dreams.
We all know that celebrities spend much of their public lives going from one chauffeured car to the next. But at times what they turn up wearing on the red carpet makes you wonder if they know where they are or what season it is. A gossamer-thin gown in New York in January? Not OK. Neither is velvet in L.A. in springtime. Enter the art of site-specific dressing.