| Apr 20, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Good news for moms â your Motherâs Day bouquet and other gifts might be bigger and better this year. According to a survey released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation, consumers plan to continue the recent trend of spending more......
| Apr 16, 2010
| 9:34 PM
From walk-a-thons to educational demonstrations to opportunities to meet adoptable pets, the coming days and weeks are full of events for Southern California animal lovers. We've got the details on a number of upcoming events; if you think we're missing.....
| Apr 23, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Southern California residents can celebrate their love of animals by participating in a great number of events over the coming days, weeks and months. (Heck, we can even help animals by shopping -- count us in!) We've got the details......
| Jun 29, 2010
| 8:51 PM
Richard and Cynthia Murphy grew lettuce in a backyard garden, walked their daughters to the school bus each morning, and swapped Christmas cards with neighbors who had moved to Texas.
Their modest three-bedroom house sported maroon shutters and a wrap-...
| Jun 27, 2010
Reporting from Tokyo
The Japanese are legendary shoppers, paying top prices from Honolulu to Helsinki for gifts and adornments. In Tokyo, a walk through the department stores and Pritzker Prize-winner-designed boutiques in the Ginza and Omote-Sando...
| Jun 11, 2010
Los Angeles' high-end residential market just got a jump-start: A mammoth French chateau on 2.2 acres in Bel-Air has been sold for the highest price of any U.S. residence so far this year.
FOR THE RECORD:
A previously posted...
| May 13, 2010
Viola Rowland's jalapeño jelly, mango chutney and corn relish started making the rounds at swanky Hollywood cocktail parties in the early 1930s. Actors Doris Day and Dan Duryea, cosmetics magnate Max Factor and Los Angeles Examiner Hollywood gossip...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 12:27 PM
2700 Alton Parkway, No. 123 (Diamond Jamboree Shopping Center), Irvine; (949) 553-8585; 85cbakerycafe.com
Breads and coffee sweets 50 cents to $2.75 (some larger quantities as high as $5); coffee drinks 75 cents to $5.
| Aug 8, 2010
Charlotte Russe has moved into the new Santa Monica Place and had her own makeover.
The San Diego-based chain store, a mall fixture that offers inexpensive trendy fashions to teenage girls and young women, is rolling out its new retail concept at Santa...
| Aug 8, 2010
The loft craze did more than bring thousands of residents to downtown Los Angeles. The boom also delivered some good shopping with it — a scattered but surprisingly strong lineup of destinations for vintage furniture, modern accessories, linens...
| Feb 11, 2010
As a woman, I know I'm supposed to swoon at the sight of chocolate and lower my voice when I rhapsodize about chocolate truffles, souffles and bouchons, as if I were talking about an illicit love affair.
So the first time my then-boyfriend, now-husband...