Los Angeles Times

Tiffany Hsu

Writer

Tiffany Hsu no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she wrote about the California economy, fast food, restaurants, retail and alternative energy for the Business section. A Bay Area native, UC Berkeley graduate and eternal Nor-Cal fan, she once worked for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She also did a stint at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, where she developed a passion for sweet tea. She still has faith that someday she’ll find two economists who agree.

Recent Articles

  • My Favorite Room: Shay Mitchell keeps glam in her multiuse office

    My Favorite Room: Shay Mitchell keeps glam in her multiuse office

    Rosewood, the fictional town where the television series “Pretty Little Liars” is set, is rife with rocky romances, mysterious antagonists and murder most foul. There’s much less drama in actress Shay Mitchell’s new Los Angeles home, where she’s set up a calming space separate from the main property...

  • Fire pits add flare to the backyard gatherings

    Fire pits add flare to the backyard gatherings

    Leave it to a glowing, crackling fire to kick up the chatty and cozy factor at a backyard party. Fire pits — which are portable or permanent troughs or bowls that contain the flames — are expected to be the most popular outdoor design element this year, according to a survey from the American Society...

  • In L.A., a walkable neighborhood comes at a price

    In L.A., a walkable neighborhood comes at a price

    Nobody walks in L.A., as the saying goes. But many people want to and will pay more to live in more walkable neighborhoods where they can stroll to work, shops and restaurants from home. It’s a rare luxury in most metropolitan areas and one worth thousands of dollars on average, according to new...

  • My Favorite Room: Richard Landry relishes the surprises that spring from a space

    My Favorite Room: Richard Landry relishes the surprises that spring from a space

    Richard Landry, the prolific architect behind some of the most spectacular celebrity homes in the U.S., doesn’t subscribe to a specific style. There’s the 12,500-square-foot Brentwood behemoth he designed for football star Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The 28-bedroom, 32-bathroom estate...

  • When it comes to kitchen fashion, they sink outside the box

    When it comes to kitchen fashion, they sink outside the box

    If the countertops and cabinetry are the show horses of the average kitchen, then the sink is probably the plow mule. It’s one of the hardest-working components of the room — a repository for food shavings, hand sanitation and dishwasher overflow. Fashion isn’t usually a priority. Until recently....

  • My Favorite Room: Will.i.am looks for inspired ideas from a 'plain' space

    My Favorite Room: Will.i.am looks for inspired ideas from a 'plain' space

    Will.i.am loves design and has cultivated a distinct red-carpet style, but his favorite room at his state-of-the-art Hollywood facility is surprisingly plain. “To be honest, it’s the ugliest room in the building,” said the seven-time Grammy Award winner and Black Eyed Peas frontman. Now a tech...

  • My Favorite Room: Napoleon Perdis will miss lounging above L.A.

    My Favorite Room: Napoleon Perdis will miss lounging above L.A.

    Leaving Los Angeles has been hard for makeup mogul Napoleon Perdis. The entrepreneur, who was raised by Greek immigrants in Australia, spent more than a decade in California before deciding last year to move to Europe. He closed his flagship Beverly Hills cosmetics store, shut down his warehouse...

  • Malibu for less than $1 million

    Malibu for less than $1 million

    In Malibu, $1 million is usually chump change. But in a few months, that’ll be enough to buy a home in a district favored by tycoons and wealthy celebrities. Real estate manager Pacific Eagle Holdings is planning to offer luxury condo units starting at $975,000 this summer — a rare price point...

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