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Counter: Vegan new school, Casa Vega old school

How it got to be December is anyone’s guess, but here we are, in the lull between one holiday and the next. Which means it’s a great time to take a break from baking cookies and figuring out what to get Luke Walton for Christmas, and get back to exploring this town’s complex and glorious restaurant...

  • PETA, L.A.-based shoemaker Rebecca Mink team up to create vegan flats

    PETA, L.A.-based shoemaker Rebecca Mink team up to create vegan flats

    Ostrich skin has cachet in the world of luxury accessories, but like most exotic materials, it comes at a price to animals. In an effort to raise awareness and offer a stylish alternative, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has teamed with Los Angeles-based shoemaker Rebecca Mink to create...

  • Tommy Hilfiger to stage spring 2017 see-now-buy-now show in L.A.

    Tommy Hilfiger to stage spring 2017 see-now-buy-now show in L.A.

    Tommy Hilfiger is taking his see-now-buy-now consumer fashion show on the road come February.The designer will stage his women’s spring 2017 fashion show in Los Angeles on Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. PT. There will be no New York runway show. The West Coast runway event is a continuation of the brand’s commitment...

  • Rachel Zoe sets fall 2017 fashion presentation in Los Angeles

    Rachel Zoe sets fall 2017 fashion presentation in Los Angeles

    Rachel Zoe, who hosted a dinner for her winter edition Box of Style on Wednesday night at Chateau Marmont, is already thinking ahead to fall 2017. The Los Angeles-based designer and stylist decided to present her next collection in L.A. at the beginning of February ahead of New York Fashion Week,...

  • Farmers market report: Broccoli is in season. We have recipes

    Farmers market report: Broccoli is in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: Generally in season from the winter months well into spring, broccoli gets its name from the Italian word for “cabbage sprout,” and it is related to Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and other members of the cabbage family. Where standard broccoli is known for its thick, tree-like...

  • The South Pacific beckons with a $793 round-trip fare from LAX to Fiji

    The South Pacific beckons with a $793 round-trip fare from LAX to Fiji

    End the year with something to look forward to: a trip to Fiji for $793 round trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Nadi on Fiji Airways. You must buy your ticket, which is subject to availability, by Dec. 31. It is for travel any day between Feb. 1 and May 31. Info: Fiji Airways, (800)...

  • An almost-lost gem: 'Whatever Happened to Interracial Love'

    An almost-lost gem: 'Whatever Happened to Interracial Love'

    Kathleen Collins was a professor of film history at New York’s City College who made a groundbreaking contribution to the subject that she taught. “Losing Ground” (1982), which Collins wrote and directed, was one of the first feature-length dramas made by an African American woman. Collins, who...

  • You need new Christmas tree ornaments. Here are some ideas:

    You need new Christmas tree ornaments. Here are some ideas:

    You could devote every waking moment of the next three weeks to the study of holiday decorations and still not make a dent in the expanding universe of themed trees, hand-made wreaths and color-coordinated rooms. Spend some time browsing through the images on Pinterest and Instagram and you may...

  • How hip-hop legend Russell Simmons plans to save the world with yoga

    How hip-hop legend Russell Simmons plans to save the world with yoga

    Few people have their finger on the pulse of American culture like hip-hop godfather and fashion-film mogul Russell Simmons. The New York native, who has lived in L.A. for the last three years, co-founded rap’s first major label in the ’80s and went on to distinction in clothing, movie and TV production,...

  • A look inside the luxe L.A. hotspot for Hollywood hopefuls

    A look inside the luxe L.A. hotspot for Hollywood hopefuls

    California isn’t just about palm trees, eye-popping colors and Midcentury design, if one were to go by Kelly Wearstler’s interpretation of California living inside Hollywood Proper Residences, an extended-stay accommodation geared toward the musicians, writers and creatives who will inevitably...

  • The secret to Kauai's new award-winning cocktail (so you can make it at home)

    The secret to Kauai's new award-winning cocktail (so you can make it at home)

    A bartender is sharing the secret that recently earned her the title Kauai’s Best Bartender. Jennifer Bryant, who works at the Club at Kukuiula near Koloa, was toasted following the Nov. 18 final of a 12-week competition. Beginning in mid-August, two contestants went head to head each week, crafting...

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