CALIFORNIA LIFE & STYLE

CALIFORNIA LIFE & STYLE

Met Gala 2016: A sea of silver, a flock of feathers and a field of flowers

Kim Kardashian West probably spoke for far more of her fellow Met Gala attendees on Monday than would care to admit it when she synopsized the look she was going for to an E! Entertainment reporter as, “Blingy, sexy robot.” The theme of this year’s gala, and the soon-to-open exhibition it's celebrating,...

  • Peau de Chagrin skips fast fashion in favor of sartorial pieces that last

    Peau de Chagrin skips fast fashion in favor of sartorial pieces that last

    As a former fashion publicist for designer John Galliano and others, Mesh Chhibber is all too aware of the mercurial nature of the industry. So when Chhibber decamped to the other side — producing accessories and other goods rather than promoting brands — he had a different approach: create limited-edition...

  • Tell Mom how much you love her with a gift

    Tell Mom how much you love her with a gift

    Mothers will tell you the best gifts are heartfelt cards from their children. But who wouldn’t appreciate a thoughtful gift along with that card? As for choosing the right gift – you know what they say, mother knows best. So here we've focused on a selection of style-driven pieces designed and...

  • I wonder who I'll be kissing when L.A.'s 6th Street Bridge reopens...

    I wonder who I'll be kissing when L.A.'s 6th Street Bridge reopens...

    It was our third date. I'd been single for three years, two on purpose. "P" said he wanted to go for a walk. I love walking, even if "nobody walks in L.A." He chose a walk that began at a bridge over the Los Angeles River in Atwater Village. Not any bridge; the bridge with padlocks on it, like...

  • This L.A. designer is putting an elegant spin on the DIY craft of marbling

    This L.A. designer is putting an elegant spin on the DIY craft of marbling

    First came macramé, then ceramics, indigo dying and quilting. Los Angeles designer Paige Cleveland is revisiting another DIY craft tradition: hand-painted marbling. In this delicate process, paints are floated in a liquid. The artist then takes advantage of the surface tension of the paints, which...

  • Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson's hot new L.A. dance class is inspired by J. Lo

    Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson's hot new L.A. dance class is inspired by J. Lo

    After years of getting Angelenos to jump, leap and kick their way through a cardio workout, celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson is taking it to the floor — literally. Her new dance class Tava (it's a mashup of her initials and va, meaning "go" in Spanish) ditches the jumps in favor of low-impact,...

  • Take this mom's advice: Here are the best Mother's Day gift for moms who love to garden

    Take this mom's advice: Here are the best Mother's Day gift for moms who love to garden

    If your Mother's Day offerings tend to fall into two categories: a) gift cards or b) yet another orchid, we're here to redeem you with a whole new genre: cool stuff for the garden. Whether Mom is a weed warrior with a spacious backyard garden or a patio putterer with a bunch of potted plants, the...

  • These new fitness fashion looks work at the gym -- and on Instagram

    These new fitness fashion looks work at the gym -- and on Instagram

    Remember the childlike excitement of looking forward to doing homework just because you got a brand new set of pens? Think of fresh active wear as a fitness motivator. Stylish new gear can be just the inspiration you need to crush your next workout. Looks for this season range from bold takes on...

  • Counter: Pork chops and pancakes

    Counter: Pork chops and pancakes

    It's almost May — although how that's possible is anyone's guess — and thus almost summer grilling time. Before our semipermanent heat wave begins, maybe leave the grilling to other people, notably the chefs at Salt's Cure, who make what Jonathan Gold says is the best pork chop in town. Chris Phelps...

  • How to keep mosquitoes out of your home

    How to keep mosquitoes out of your home

    Ugh, mosquitoes. We swat, squash and curse them. Those blood-sucking culprits behind viruses such as West Nile and Zika can be more than just annoying, they can be dangerous. Jennifer Henke, interim scientific operations manager for the Coachella Valley Mosquito Vector Control District, says the...

  • Mosquito repellents that work and some that don't

    Mosquito repellents that work and some that don't

    You probably have never heard of this mosquito-fighting technique before: Use a fan. "If you've got a veranda or patio, an easy way to get rid of mosquitoes or keep them from biting is to put floor fans out," says Joseph Conlon, technical adviser for the American Mosquito Control Assn. Why? "They...

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  • Income, savings, retirement and debt calculations as easy as 5-10-15-20

    Income, savings, retirement and debt calculations as easy as 5-10-15-20

    To help people set basic, foundational goals that can help put them on their own unique path toward attaining financial security, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today announced the launch of a new mobile-friendly Spanish-language financial goal calculator on MassMutual.com/es/Latino...

  • Certified coders in high demand following ICD-10 implementation

    Certified coders in high demand following ICD-10 implementation

    Nine years ago, Peter Esswein, a resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia, enrolled in a health information technology degree program at DeVry University to capitalize on the growing prominence of electronic medical records. "I always wanted to work in the medical industry, and the time was right for...

  • Mother's Day gifts guaranteed to give a lift

    For those who want to think outside the chocolate box, Mother's Day poses a challenge of the very best kind. Making sure your gift counts all comes back to knowing and appreciating just what makes Mom special. These gift ideas are sure to strike a chord with those women who give us unconditional...

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