This year, we've organized our gift guide around recipients — with suggestions for him, for her and for them (including pets, pals and pint-sized people). Going along with our holiday themes of comfort and joy, we've chosen items that speak to those sentiments, from SOLA's soft sweatshirt with the Cali state-of-mind slogan "Golden State" to Saint Laurent's forever-elegant, twinkling tuxedo jacket — and everything in between. »
[ GIFTS ]
Comfort has never been more in style, with the embrace of designer Birkenstocks and sneakers as well as haute sweats. So it's only natural that the trend this season should extend to gift-giving.
[ TRAVEL ]
Everyone can relate to wanting more balance in life. The popularity of juicing, of yoga, of meditation and the spin-lightening chain SoulCycle? Just the latest evidence that many of us continue to seek a certain equilibrium. To find mine, I went to Mii amo in Sedona.
A master French chef finds himself in the Southern California desert, serving Akaushi Wagyu beef to a crowd of diners that includes finicky locals and worldly travelers.
[ STYLE AND DESIGN ]
What to get for the jet-set starlet, the dapper benefactor/philanthropist or the socially conscious tomboy on your holiday list? We've got the goods from some of the coolest stores around town.
Kate Bosworth, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus wow at pre-awards season galas
[ ENDPAPER ]
Thanks to the confluence of climate and geography, summoning the spirit of the winter holidays in Southern California can be challenging. If you happen to hail from a postcard-perfect yuletide backdrop such as rural Vermont (as this writer does), the seasonal séance can take on Sisyphean proportions.
It's not the big things you might expect. Snow is as close as Big Bear. O Tannenbaum is just as easily plucked from that empty lot on Doheny as harvested from the back 40. And, thanks to the entertainment industry, our shopping mall Santas are second to none. »