| Apr 1, 2010
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Aspiring flower arrangers, get psyched. Carlos Mota, editor at large for Elle Decor, has a book called "Flower Cheap and Chic" coming out in May and the arrangements are easy, smart, and look fantastic. We'll take a look at Mota's book closer to its...
| Apr 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Apparently there is no limit to the level of paranoia that right-wingers have when it comes to Hollywood movies, especially ones directed by Oliver Stone. That would be the take-away from a new attack leveled against "Wall Street: Money Never......
| Apr 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Isn't she lovely? Oprah wears a sequined lilac dress by Mizrahi for 10th anniversary cover of her eponymous mag. [People] Take a peek inside Christian Siriano and Kelly Cutrone's closets. [People] "Dancing With the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli takes it......
| Oct 9, 2010
I can't hear the word "plastics" without thinking of "The Graduate." When the film was released in 1967, plastics may have represented the future, but today we're faced with the past — what to do with all those used wrappers, bottles and...
| Apr 22, 2010
Wild rice sources
Eden Foods: $1.05 per ounce for a 7-ounce bag. Available at Whole Foods stores throughout Southern California; (888) 424-3336; http://www.edenfoods.com.
Native Harvest: 90 cents per ounce, plus shipping for an 8-ounce bag. (888) 274-...
| Apr 30, 2010
"Cherries!?" Almost everyone who passed the Murray Family Farms stand at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday blurted out this word in varied tones of delight, surprise, and skepticism. Delight at the sight of the first stone fruit of the season;...
| May 13, 2010
Firestone Walker Union Jack India Pale Ale
Warmer weather, and one's thoughts lightly turn back to India Pale Ale.
Firestone Walker, first known for its English-style pale ale Double Barrel, has catered to our hoppier tastes over the years by...
| May 20, 2010
Here's a selection of Central Coast Grenaches to seek out in your local retail shop. A few select shops — Wally's Wine & Spirits, Woodland Hills Wine Co. and Twenty Twenty Wine Merchants, in particular — have some of the rarer and pricier...
| Jun 27, 2010
When it comes to sunscreens, most consumers are concerned about SPF, brand and price. Typically, they do not turn the bottles around to check out what, exactly, they are slathering on their skin, maybe because they'd be confronted with words such as...
| Jun 17, 2010
Eighty-year-old Negroamaro vines definitely qualify as "old vines," but this rich, full-bodied Salento Rosso from Puglia in southern Italy tastes fresh and youthful. A deep ruby red, the 2008 Li Veli Passamante has soft tannins and flavors of dark...
| Jul 1, 2010
Jim Brown pauses during his singsong sales pitch at Whole Foods in Venice just long enough to replenish samples of his namesake tomato-based hamburger relish.
"You've got to use more cream cheese than cracker so you can take the relish to almost...