| Jul 9, 2010
| 4:35 PM
It's a spelling bee, but it's also a fundraiser: In the next five weeks, teams are lining up and preparing for 826LA's Spelling Bee for Cheaters, to be held on Aug. 14. The rules are somewhat byzantine, but they boil......
| Jul 19, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Much has been made over the last few years of the declining value of the album and song, what with 99 cent downloads and $2.99 digital albums on Amazon.com. But maybe it's time to start talking about the rapidly declining......
| May 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
From fundraising events -- emphasis on fun -- to opportunities to meet adoptable pets, the coming weeks and months are full of opportunities for Southern California residents to have fun while helping animals. We have the details on a number......
| Apr 30, 2010
| 9:34 PM
From holidays that, respectively, celebrate frogs and educate about feline hairballs (yes, such a holiday exists) to adoption and fundraising events to help needy pets in Southern California, the coming days and weeks are chock-full of events sure to...
| 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 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-...
| 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...
| Dec 16, 2009
As you look back on the year, you've probably had a glass of wine that's bonked you squarely in the pleasure center and made you say, "Sweet Lord, now I'm in trouble," or at the very least, "Whoa, there's more to this stuff than I thought." We've become a...
| Dec 16, 2009
Whether you're shopping for that once-a-year splurge for someone special, or a case of affordable gifts for your office mates, here are some suggestions.
2008 Domaine de la Pepiere "Clos des Briords" (Muscadet) is available at Silverlake Wine in Los...
| Dec 2, 2009
I'm a bit of a Grinch. When Halloween rolls around, I turn off the porch light and close the curtains. Each Thanksgiving, I give thanks that I have a friend who hosts the holiday dinner so I don't have to. And I own an artificial Christmas tree with...
| Dec 7, 2008
Art lovers, furniture hunters and foodies flock to the enclave of galleries, interior design showrooms and recently sprouted restaurants in downtown Culver City. The area has developed into a cultural epicenter for L.A.'s booming art scene, making it a...