| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Combining breakfast with lunch – and most likely mimosas – sets the pace for a relaxing Sunday. And while most of the casino buffets offer brunch items and bottomless champagne on Sundays, here’s where to get your brunch on when you&...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Valentine's Day (Feb. 14, in case you didn't know) is next Friday, so if you and your sweetie are still thinking about dining out, here's a list of V-Day specials and prix-fixe menus from restaurants throughout Los Angeles. Reservations are probably going...
| Sep 30, 2012
Hollywood loves Lone Pine, Calif., a dusty town in the Eastern Sierra. Since 1920, crews have been making the 3 1/2- drive to shoot hundreds of movies, TV shows and commercials with the majestic Mt. Whitney and the knobby Alabama Hills as backdrops....
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The Fig & Olive restaurant chain drips with foodie cred.
The eateries, which started in Manhattan, feature fancy olive oils and celebrity sightings. An average diner's check easily breaches $50. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is the antithesis of...
| Oct 27, 2011
Dear SOS: We went to Santa Barbara and had very good lunch at Four Seasons-Biltmore. We wanted to order a vegetarian meal, and there it was on the menu, eggplant osso buco. You usually think of osso buco as meat, but that was eggplant in that shape of...
| Apr 17, 2011
The soggy carpeting has been thrown away, the damaged furniture discarded. The beaches are being rebuilt, and the landscaping redone. Hawaii continues to recover from the effects of the tsunami triggered by the 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan on March...
| Nov 28, 2010
Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., San Francisco; (888) 625-5144, www.westinstfrancis.com. Check online for special holiday packages.
Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St., San Francisco; (415) 512-1111, sfpalace.com
The Ritz-Carlton, 1 Miramontes Point...
| Dec 5, 2010
Luxury, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. At the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island, it whispers rather than screams. Low-rise buildings blend into 32 oceanfront acres lush with tropical flora, ponds and pools. Here, trendiness is...
| Dec 12, 2010
It is early February — Super Bowl weekend — and Yosemite is quiet.
The crowds that clog the roads and tramp through the meadows during the other seasons are now gathering around their big-screen TVs with chips and dip.
I have the park to...
| Dec 16, 2010
Melissa Leo is conflicted. For her latest film, "The Fighter," where she co-stars opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in a performance that's destined to earn her a second Oscar nomination, has her all knotted up with different emotions.
| Feb 20, 2011
South of Los Angeles and north of San Diego lies an intermittently magical 789-square-mile realm where freeways hum and Disneyland flourishes, where immigrants remake old communities as new ones ripple across the hills. Many outsiders treat this place...