| Jun 12, 2011
When Giorgio Beverly Hills was in its heyday, from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, Rodeo Drive was not lined with the kind of marquee designer flagships that are located there today. There was no Prada Epicenter, with its arty open facade, or faux...
| Jun 19, 2011
Watching people shop farmer's markets religiously on Sundays, splurge on locally grown blueberries at Whole Foods and select dishes from fancy menus that name-check family farms got me thinking. Localism is a huge trend in food; why not in fashion?
| Dec 10, 2013
The supermodel of style titles, "The Fashion Book: New Edition" (Phaidon, $59.95), is sure to top many fashionistas' wish lists this holiday season.
The 2013 update to the 1998 original adds 72 entries to the essential reference guide, including David...
| Nov 28, 2013
Today's designer consignment looks nothing like the college snapshot of students pawing through piles for that Prada in the rough.
Hollywood's A-list regularly walks the red carpet in couture from Decades, the luxury consignment store that starred in...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Sex, sex, SEX! That’s all the Real Housewives of Miami seem to talk about!
I think that, collectively (even including Lea), this is the youngest cast of the franchise, and they are in the American city that apparently personifies sex. So maybe...
| Oct 1, 2013
Luxury consignment online was a scary new niche when Corri McFadden launched eDrop-Off, an auction destination for designer resale (shopedropoff.com).
In the nine years since, McFadden has surpassed 300,000 transactions, added 40 employees, starred in...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:56 PM
When developer Michael Beatty comes home from a hard day of reshaping the city's skyline, first with Harbor East and now with its neighbor, Harbor Point, he relaxes by cooking.
"I love seeing projects through, but they take so long to get done,"...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The summer warehouse sale season starts off with a bang this weekend, with offerings from OC's many lifestyle brands. Note: Avoid wearing clothing by the brand whose sale you attend, to avoid being detained for presumed shoplifting.
Surf on over: Jack's...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:20 PM
The annual POSH Palm Beach Sale - that's where a pop-up vintage boutique is staged for charity - has a new location this year: the Lake Pavilion at 101 South Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach (between Clematis and Bradley's).
The event will take...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:31 AM
The first thing you notice when you step inside the tony boutique in Boca Raton is the gleaming table of Louis Vuitton handbags surrounded by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo shoes.
But at Encore Plus, one of several high-end...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The Orange County Museum of Art is set to begin a year of special events beginning in February, kicking off a season of cutting-edge art events in the OC.
Museum director Dennis Szakacs and his team are sponsoring an exhibition titled "Richard Jackson:...