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  • Chasing after millennial shoppers with Oscars commercial about diamonds

    Chasing after millennial shoppers with Oscars commercial about diamonds

    The Diamond Producers Agency will capitalize on one of television’s glitziest nights. The agency — known as the DPA — was established by seven of the world’s biggest diamond mines in an effort to recapture the millennial market. It is set to air its “Real Is Rare” campaign for the first time, during...

  • Georgina Chapman on Oscar dressing, her dream job and Malia Obama

    Georgina Chapman on Oscar dressing, her dream job and Malia Obama

    On Wednesday afternoon, Georgina Chapman hosted an event at luxury ready-to-wear rental service Armarium’s Los Angeles pop-up shop off Melrose Avenue. As a kick-off to Oscar weekend, the Marchesa designer was joined by cohosts Angelique Soave, Kiss Taylor Semple and Montana Coady in addition to...

  • L.A. girl-about-town Paige Elkington launches handbag line

    L.A. girl-about-town Paige Elkington launches handbag line

    Los Angeles-based PYT Paige Elkington is off to the races. The model-slash-actress — who recently appeared in one of Playboy magazine’s new fashion-inclined photo shoots — has launched a handbag line inspired by equestrian competition ribbons. The pin-tucked mementos provided strong visual reference...

  • Disney, HSN collaborate on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ collection

    Disney, HSN collaborate on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ collection

    HSN is collaborating with Disney’s new live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” which hits theaters March 17 and stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston. On March 1, HSN will launch a digital storefront as a special preview on HSN.com, with its “Beauty...

  • Take a walk on the Parisian side with Lauren Elkin's 'Flâneuse'

    Take a walk on the Parisian side with Lauren Elkin's 'Flâneuse'

    Lauren Elkin’s “Flâneuse,” part cultural history, part personal memoir, fervently celebrates women who have asserted their freedom and sharpened their identities by taking to urban streets — whether on solitary, exploratory rambles or amid crowds of demonstrators. Although Elkin’s book went to...

  • Along a Los Angeles freeway, the 101 Cider House rules

    Along a Los Angeles freeway, the 101 Cider House rules

    L.A. has never been a cider city. Between the craft beer industry and wine country, Los Angeles County produces some exceptional alcohol but it’s never been the place you go to find good cider — until now. Thanks to 101 Cider House, a Westlake Village cider producer making experimental sour ciders...

  • How to cook with turmeric, and why you should be doing more of it

    How to cook with turmeric, and why you should be doing more of it

    If you’ve ever eaten curry, and really who hasn’t, you’ve tasted turmeric. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry pastes and powders that vibrant golden hue. Long popular in India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and North Africa, these days turmeric is having a golden moment. Maybe you’ve seen...

  • You've earned it: 15 of our favorite cheesecake recipes

    You've earned it: 15 of our favorite cheesecake recipes

    Congratulations. You’ve almost made it to the end of the work week. Why not celebrate with cheesecake? We’ve compiled 15 of our favorite cheesecake recipes, from tall and creamy to Oreo-filled, savory, peanut butter and more. Because, you’ve earned it. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • I tried to break it off nicely. But he held a grudge

    I tried to break it off nicely. But he held a grudge

    Writing sketch comedy, as I learned during my one and only class on sketch comedy writing last summer, relies on establishing the “game” of the scene. That is, a pattern of behavior that breaks from the everyday and from which the humor flows — often to the point of absurdity. If you think about...

  • Seven things you can do right now to put yourself on a path to better health

    Seven things you can do right now to put yourself on a path to better health

    Healthy living through better habits: How changes in sleep, stress and diet can lead to a happier you Feb. 23, 2017, 5 a.m. There’s nothing especially magic about living well: The steps we need to take are logical and pretty well-known. But that doesn’t mean a health overhaul comes easy. Too often,...

  • Rochelle Gores Fredston's goal? To mix fashion and charity in L.A. to help families in need

    Rochelle Gores Fredston's goal? To mix fashion and charity in L.A. to help families in need

    Los Angeles doesn’t have a shortage of opulent charity events filled with luminaries from the entertainment, arts and fashion communities, but few manage to celebrate fashion and mobilize the industry in a way that creates change at the local level.  The Philanthropic Society Los Angeles, founded...

  • Healthy living: Can Fitbits make us healthier?

    Healthy living: Can Fitbits make us healthier?

    Healthy living through better habits: How changes in sleep, stress and diet can lead to a happier you Feb. 23, 2017, 5 a.m. There’s nothing especially magic about living well: The steps we need to take are logical and pretty well-known. But that doesn’t mean a health overhaul comes easy. Too often,...

  • Out of shape? You can probably blame bad habits. But it's never too late to build better ones

    Out of shape? You can probably blame bad habits. But it's never too late to build better ones

    Healthy living through better habits: How changes in sleep, stress and diet can lead to a happier you Feb. 23, 2017, 5 a.m. There’s nothing especially magic about living well: The steps we need to take are logical and pretty well-known. But that doesn’t mean a health overhaul comes easy. Too often,...

  • Why the benefits of sleep go far beyond beauty

    Why the benefits of sleep go far beyond beauty

    Healthy living through better habits: How changes in sleep, stress and diet can lead to a happier you Feb. 23, 2017, 5 a.m. There’s nothing especially magic about living well: The steps we need to take are logical and pretty well-known. But that doesn’t mean a health overhaul comes easy. Too often,...

  • Glenn Close, Christian Louboutin fete ‘Sunset Boulevard’ collaboration

    Glenn Close, Christian Louboutin fete ‘Sunset Boulevard’ collaboration

    Christian Louboutin’s Madison Avenue boutique exuded Old Hollywood glamour Tuesday evening as the French designer unveiled an exclusive pump inspired by the Norma Desmond character in “Sunset Boulevard.” “If you look at the clothes you see one with a turban, which was the inspiration [for the shoe],”...

  • Dakota Johnson, Victoria Justice turn out for Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris Young Hollywood party

    Dakota Johnson, Victoria Justice turn out for Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris Young Hollywood party

    As the host of Vanity Fair’s annual Young Hollywood party, Dakota Johnson stayed in sync with the sexy vibe of her film “Fifty Shades Darker” thanks to a Dior black lace see-through skirt and shorts combo. “I’m wearing it because it kind of looks like a sexual-like flamenco dancer,” she giggled....

  • Mr. Midcentury Modernism is ready for his Palm Springs close-up

    Mr. Midcentury Modernism is ready for his Palm Springs close-up

    You don’t have to have a Midcentury Modern home in Palm Spring to get that look, says interior designer Christopher Kennedy. You can draw design inspiration from Modernism Week — the celebration of Midcentury Modern architecture and design and preservation running through Feb. 26 in Palm Springs,...

  • Junot Diaz puts the audience center stage at REDCAT

    Junot Diaz puts the audience center stage at REDCAT

    Moments before Junot Diaz was scheduled to appear at REDCAT, a young woman who braved the storm to wait for a ticket on standby caught sight of the author and asked if he’d sign her copy of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” After the crowd had shaken off their umbrellas and filed into their...

  • Live discussion: It's lunchtime with Jonathan Gold

    Live discussion: It's lunchtime with Jonathan Gold

    Have a craving for sushi? Need a recommendation for Ethiopian food? Want to know where to find the best Sichuan food in the city? Need more dining questions answered? Jonathan Gold is your man. Come back here at noon today for a live chat with him. You can ask your question via Twitter using #AskJGold,...

  • L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Zadie Smith and Rep. John Lewis; Thomas McGuane will be honored

    L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Zadie Smith and Rep. John Lewis; Thomas McGuane will be honored

    The finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday, including five nominees in a new 11th category.  And the Prizes named one winner: novelist Thomas McGuane, who will take home the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. The 55 nominated books include some of the...

  • Cookbook of the week: 'In My Kitchen,' by Deborah Madison, and a soup recipe

    Cookbook of the week: 'In My Kitchen,' by Deborah Madison, and a soup recipe

    Vegetable cooking has come an awfully long way since Deborah Madison started cooking vegetarian food, which the celebrated cookbook author circumspectly notes in the introduction to her 14th cookbook, out next month from Ten Speed Press. A veteran not just of cookbooks but of kitchens — she cooked...

  • Tom Hanks' first book, 'Uncommon Type,' will arrive in October

    Tom Hanks' first book, 'Uncommon Type,' will arrive in October

    It seems as if Tom Hanks has been in just about everything — and soon he can be in your library too. The two-time Oscar winner has a book of fiction coming out in October. Titled “Uncommon Type: Some Stories,” the book features 17 stories that each involve a different variety of typewriter, Hanks’...

  • Bar Moruno at Grand Central Market is closing

    Bar Moruno at Grand Central Market is closing

    From a closing at Grand Central Market to new tasting menus from an L.A. veteran, here’s what’s happening in the Los Angeles food-and-drink world.  Farewell: Bar Moruno, Mozza alums Chris Feldmeier and David Rosoff’s Spanish-inspired restaurant at Grand Central Market, will close Sunday. The stall...

  • Quick and easy: 17 great chicken recipes in an hour or less

    Quick and easy: 17 great chicken recipes in an hour or less

    Chicken roulades, chicken stew, baked chicken, chicken casserole and more. Why is chicken so popular? Well, it cooks quickly. And depending on the what you buy, it’s both flavorful and diet-friendly. That, and it's versatile — combine it with almost any flavor combination. Perhaps best of all?...

  • E.L. James, author of the 'Fifty Shades' books, whips Piers Morgan on Twitter

    E.L. James, author of the 'Fifty Shades' books, whips Piers Morgan on Twitter

    British journalist Piers Morgan tried to use E.L. James to distract from his ongoing Twitter feud with J.K. Rowling, but the "Fifty Shades of Grey" author ended up spanking him on social media. "Hi @E_L_James, any chance you could start tweeting me one of your books?" Morgan tweeted at the erotica...

  • Why you'll probably want to head to Silver Lake for soft serve, even in the rain

    Why you'll probably want to head to Silver Lake for soft serve, even in the rain

    Lately, the object of our seasonally inappropriate desire has been the soft-serve ice cream at Magpies Softserve, a little storefront in a strip mall on Hyperion Boulevard in Silver Lake, that opened last summer.  Owners Warren and Rose Schwartz are both chefs —  Warren has a background in fine...

  • Warm up with some of our favorite vegetarian soup recipes

    Warm up with some of our favorite vegetarian soup recipes

    We’ve had a lot of rain this winter, and sometimes there’s nothing like a bowl of soup to warm you up. We’ve compiled 29 of our favorite recipes, from rich purees to rustic vegetable, pasta and barley-based soups. Best of all? They’re perfect for Meatless Monday. noelle.carter@latimes.com Twitter:...

  • Time for a skin refresh? Frank Body to offer 5-minute masks at Urban Outfitters

    Time for a skin refresh? Frank Body to offer 5-minute masks at Urban Outfitters

    Frank Body, the Australian skin-care company known for its coffee-based body and face products that use only natural and naturally-derived ingredients, is expanding into the burgeoning mask category. Adding to its current product range of scrubs and moisturizer for the body, face and lips, and...

  • Rooftop yoga in DTLA

    Rooftop yoga in DTLA

    Boot camp, bouncing, biking and yoga: a range of fitness events around town make it easy for workout fans to mix things up: Waiting to exhale Start your Saturday night with Deep Exhale, a rooftop yoga-dance class in downtown Los Angeles led by yoga teacher Cristi Christensen and DJ Marques Wyatt....

  • After cancer diagnosis, a family pulls together and L.A. shows its 'ginormous heart'

    After cancer diagnosis, a family pulls together and L.A. shows its 'ginormous heart'

    Amid the emotional chaos, there are signs of normality. The little guy got mint toothpaste in his eye the other morning, which seems to defy all the usual rules of dental hygiene. “Wait, what?” I asked. “You were actually brushing your teeth?” His face in half-scrunch, the eighth-grader explained...

  • Ladurée celebrates on the West Coast with Jimmy Choo, readies next style collaboration

    Ladurée celebrates on the West Coast with Jimmy Choo, readies next style collaboration

    The purveyor of fashion’s favorite macaron, Ladurée celebrated the opening of its Beverly Hills location at 311 North Beverly Drive with a Jimmy Choo-hosted lunch that drew actress-designer Katie Nehra, singers Brigette Romanek and Caroline Vreeland, interior designer Estee Stanley, Kate Sumner,...

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  • Newlyweds: Money-saving tips for your first move together

    Newlyweds: Money-saving tips for your first move together

    With the average wedding costing upwards of $30,000, starting your new life together takes a lot of careful budgeting. After you’ve finished paying for the flowers, reception hall, caterer, photographer and everything else related to your big day, you may not have much money left over when it comes...

  • Borrow these wedding planner tricks for a polished event on a budget

    Borrow these wedding planner tricks for a polished event on a budget

    Planning your wedding is one of the most important management jobs you’ll ever take on. A professional wedding planner could help make the day go smoothly, but you can also achieve the same effect yourself for less money. According to TheKnot.com, the average cost for a professional wedding planner...

  • Reinvent your morning routine (Video)

    Reinvent your morning routine (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Who says your morning routine has to be boring? Actress and singer Ashley Tisdale is reinventing her morning routine with DUO, the latest shower innovation from Olay and Daybreaker, an early morning dance experience. DUO unites bar soap and...

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