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  • How and where to attend cannabis-infused dinners (and a cooking class) in Los Angeles

    How and where to attend cannabis-infused dinners (and a cooking class) in Los Angeles

    There are more reasons than ever for Angelenos to explore marijuana. In November, California passed Proposition 64, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults, and the sale of recreational marijuana in retail locations in 2018. While most are more familiar with smoking marijuana,...

  • Carrots are in season. We have recipes

    Carrots are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: Though you can buy orange carrots at the supermarket any time of the year, winter is the best season to find the root vegetables because the cold weather makes for crisper, sweeter roots. Winter is also when you’ll find a rainbow of colors and varieties, from deep Purple Haze and...

  • Last chance to see Daft Punk's West Hollywood pop-up shop

    Last chance to see Daft Punk's West Hollywood pop-up shop

    Dance music group Daft Punk, known for its creative collaborations with the Weeknd, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, ends its latest experiment this weekend: its first L.A.-area pop-up shop. With a nine-day run at Maxfield Gallery in West Hollywood, the shop has featured archival set pieces (such...

  • Dior Beauty's creative director looked to L.A. to inspire the brand's new, bold lip colors

    Dior Beauty's creative director looked to L.A. to inspire the brand's new, bold lip colors

    As creative and image director for Dior Beauty, Peter Philips has a long list of duties:  He creates the looks for the historic Parisian house’s runway, works on countless editorials and, of course, is responsible for creating new products for the French luxury brand. However, in all these pursuits,...

  • Take a hike into a ghost town — not far from DTLA

    Take a hike into a ghost town — not far from DTLA

    Even people who know Los Angeles well (or think they do, like me) may be surprised to learn there is a well preserved ghost town, the site of Southern California’s first commercial oil well, freeway-close in nearby Valencia. But Mentryville is all that and more — including a movie set and a great...

  • Why former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager dumped her Instagram, Twitter apps

    Why former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager dumped her Instagram, Twitter apps

    To lead by example, former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager, 35, recently took a bold step to encourage women — especially new moms — to boost their fitness levels: The contributing correspondent on NBC’s “Today” got weighed and measured on the show.  For four weeks, the teacher and author of three...

  • Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Betty White and the Obamas

    Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Betty White and the Obamas

    It’s one thing to read “Where the Wild Things Are.” It’s another to have it read to you by Barack and Michelle Obama. To celebrate World Read Aloud Day, which inspires “children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and [create] a community of readers taking action to show...

  • Stellar nonfiction chosen by the National Book Critics Circle

    Stellar nonfiction chosen by the National Book Critics Circle

    Next month, the National Book Critics Circle will present its 2016 book prizes in six categories; these are the five finalists in nonfiction. Each book deserves to be read for years to come, but every one of them seems to speak urgently about this particular moment — a time of economic inequality...

  • First Impression: China Taste, maybe the San Gabriel Valley’s first Anhui-style restaurant

    First Impression: China Taste, maybe the San Gabriel Valley’s first Anhui-style restaurant

    When you read about Chinese cooking, you will sooner or later come across a reference to the Eight Great Cuisines, the traditional regions that are supposed to define all that is best about Chinese food. And if you’ve spent a certain amount of time eating in the San Gabriel Valley, you will have...

  • The Artisan: A local baking company's jam game

    The Artisan: A local baking company's jam game

    The business of good bread can rise and fall and rise again as much as the dough itself, as small-batch bakeries often pop up like small revelations, then move, then happily reappear. Witness Red Bread, the wonderful bakery that Rose and David Lawrence started in Los Angeles in 2011, delivering...

  • A modern home connects a family to the outdoors — and to one another

    A modern home connects a family to the outdoors — and to one another

    At the Hirsch family compound in Brentwood, pass by a graffiti-adorned brick wall as you enter, and you’ll find yourself in a warm, glass-walled environment, surrounded by the outdoors.   The detailed white-on-black artwork by Los Angeles artists Clamdiggin is a sort of family biography, chronicling...

  • The secret to a great Oscars party? A $30 bar cart

    The secret to a great Oscars party? A $30 bar cart

    Even if you’re not an experienced host, it’s easy to make your Oscar-watching party Feb. 26 a success. The secret? A bar cart. We enlisted Camille Simmons, the Long Beach-based proprietor of Planning Pretty, to show us how to put a bar cart — specifically Ikea’s $30 Sunnersta utility cart — to...

  • I pursued her until she had a change of heart

    I pursued her until she had a change of heart

    So there I was, a guy in my early 30s, recently separated, having made the solo journey back to Los Angeles from Nashville. Broke and in debt from the experience, I had the war-torn heart of a man who dearly missed his 4-year-old daughter ... yet I was liberated from a failed relationship. My ex...

  • Ayler Young's dream turns into bomber jackets fit for Guns N' Roses and Lady Gaga

    Ayler Young's dream turns into bomber jackets fit for Guns N' Roses and Lady Gaga

    On a late afternoon in the fall, two women at a table in Culina, the restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel near Beverly Hills, stopped their conversation to turn to Ayler Young, a Los Angeles musician-turned-designer, who was seated nearby. “We want one of those,” they exclaimed. They were referring...

  • Nick Jonas steps out to make a new line of sneakers with L.A.'s Creative Recreation

    Nick Jonas steps out to make a new line of sneakers with L.A.'s Creative Recreation

    Celebrities are no strangers to high-profile sneaker collaborations. Kanye West has his Yeezy line with Adidas, while Rihanna designs the popular Fenty by Rihanna collection, including faux fur slides and velvet creepers, for Puma. Now the latest in the lineup of celebrity-driven footwear partnerships...

  • Kanye West debuts a drama-free and SoCal-centric Yeezy Season 5 collection with Adidas

    Kanye West debuts a drama-free and SoCal-centric Yeezy Season 5 collection with Adidas

    Today in Entertainment: Donald Glover will play Simba in live action 'Lion King'; Late-night mocks Trump press conference Feb. 17, 2017, 4:45 p.m. Between Adele's wins, Beyonce's show-stopping performance and the political moments from Katy Perry and A Tribe Called Quest with Anderson .Paak and...

  • Ivanka Trump's fashion brand hits the bargain bin

    Ivanka Trump's fashion brand hits the bargain bin

    Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand is getting a lot of attention — not to mention free advertising from her father’s presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway — but all the hubbub isn’t translating into full-price sales online. Discounting is rife online for the brand, with 44 percent of all Ivanka Trump...

  • Storm prep: Where to get sandbags

    Storm prep: Where to get sandbags

    One of the most effective, yet least expensive, defenses against heavy rains is the humble sandbag. When filled and stacked correctly, sandbags can redirect a low flow of coursing water away from your home, garage or garden. For durability, choose polypropylene plastic mesh bags over burlap, fill...

  • Karlie Kloss apologizes for Vogue photo shoot faux pas

    Karlie Kloss apologizes for Vogue photo shoot faux pas

    Today in Entertainment: Donald Glover will play Simba in live action 'Lion King'; Late-night mocks Trump press conference Feb. 17, 2017, 4:45 p.m. Between Adele's wins, Beyonce's show-stopping performance and the political moments from Katy Perry and A Tribe Called Quest with Anderson .Paak and...

  • Melania Trump chooses Karl Lagerfeld outfit for White House press conference

    Melania Trump chooses Karl Lagerfeld outfit for White House press conference

    After hosting Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his wife, Akie, last weekend, and talking trade with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, President Trump welcomed Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday morning. First Lady Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu joined their...

  • Carrera offers a behind-the-scenes look at Jared Leto campaign

    Carrera offers a behind-the-scenes look at Jared Leto campaign

    Italian eyewear brand Carrera said Jared Leto is to front its latest advertising campaign. The Oscar-winning actor previously partnered with the brand for The Maverick project in 2016, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of the label. Leto has been a supporter of the brand ever since, considering...

  • Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid give advice to rising star Delilah Belle Hamlin

    Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid give advice to rising star Delilah Belle Hamlin

    Fashion is ever-evolving — including the latest runway talent.Last week 18-year-old beauty Delilah Belle Hamlin made her catwalk debut in Tommy Hilfiger’s Los Angeles extravaganza and by Monday afternoon she was back in action for the Sherri Hill show at New York Fashion Week. “This is only the...

  • Tiffany Trump, Paris Hilton break a sweat at Dennis Basso's New York Fashion Week show

    Tiffany Trump, Paris Hilton break a sweat at Dennis Basso's New York Fashion Week show

    The sweltering temperature at Dennis Basso’s show Tuesday seemed like a cruel joke on the many fur-clad guests — and runway models — within the gallery at Skylight Clarkson Sq. “It’s hot as blazes in here,” exclaimed one front row guest while Paris Hilton hurriedly reapplied powder to her glistening...

  • Philip Pullman will write a follow-up to 'His Dark Materials' — and it'll be a trilogy

    Philip Pullman will write a follow-up to 'His Dark Materials' — and it'll be a trilogy

    Philip Pullman will bring back the world of "His Dark Materials" in not one but three new books for young adults, NPR reports.  The English author announced he's writing a follow-up series to his massively successful fantasy trilogy for young readers. The new trilogy, called "The Book of Dust,"...

  • Live discussion: It's lunchtime with Jonathan Gold

    Live discussion: It's lunchtime with Jonathan Gold

    Have a craving for Caribbean food? Need a recommendation for sushi? Want to know where to find the best tacos 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,...

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  • What drives us? (Infographic)

    To further its ongoing mission to improve lives through meaningful innovation, Philips Sonicare, the power toothbrush brand most recommended by U.S. dentists and hygienists, has partnered with TED, the non-profit dedicated to ideas worth spreading. To kick off the partnership, Philips supported...

  • Simple tips for recreating red carpet looks at home

    Simple tips for recreating red carpet looks at home

    Whether you're looking to enhance your daily beauty routine or for tips to add glam to your style for an upcoming special occasion, Hollywood's red carpet is the best source for trends and inspiration. Fortunately, many of today's hottest looks are easy to create at home. Celebrity makeup artist...

  • Are you reading and posting content worthy of your smartphone data? 5 tips to switch up your online commentary

    Are you reading and posting content worthy of your smartphone data? 5 tips to switch up your online commentary

    From awards shows to politics and sporting events, the beginning of the year is packed with comment-worthy moments. Many of us take these opportunities to share what we think are the smartest, sharpest and snarkiest takes and project online to our friends and beyond. But as these major moments happen,...

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