Beverly Hills-based private chef Ronnie Woo's culinary education began as a child growing up in Washington, with parents exposing him and his two older sisters to different restaurants at home and around the world. Later as a model for brands such as Banana Republic, Nordstrom's and K-Swiss, mixed w ... More >>
Whether you're indulging your inner Carrie Bradshaw's need for Manolo Blahnik or looking for your sneaker holy grail, Los Angeles has a shoe store for you. Here's a rundown of where to find the pumps, loafers, trainers, wedges, slingbacks, flats and everything in between to satisfy anyone's retifism ... More >>
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Almost everyone has once wanted to dress like a rock star, but most people realize how absurd they look in leather pants and sequins. Wisely, then, Holly ... More >>
Latest info is at the bottom: Police confirm a sexual assault and stabbing. 14 victims were led to safety. Headline has changed. First posted at 11:55 p.m. Thursday
A hostage situation was underway at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center near Westchester, police told LA Weekly.
Details were sketc ... More >>
Sift through the sale rack at your local Forever 21 mall store and you may come across a T-shirt with a picture of a girl staring into shards of a mirror. Retailing for $14.90, it is a seemingly edgy but ultimately innocuous shirt. It has no particular brand affiliation, no band or product or compan ... More >>
Courtesy of MofonesHow cool would it be to talk into this Fossilfishfone?
Like it or not, the Christmas shopping season is upon us. For those who prefer not to get pepper-sprayed by kamikaze shoppers at big box stores, however, there are thankfully other options. Even better -- there are opti ... More >>
Anne FishbeinSpicy chicken pops at Lukshon.Ever wanted to try the Lukshon's squid stuffed with fermented ground pork or spaghetti at Scarpetta but can't afford it? dineLA, which returns for 12 days in early October, might be your chance. The restaurant promo returns October 2-7 and 9-14, and ... More >>
'Hope' t-shirt.The battle between Associated Press and L.A. artist Shepard Fairey over his use of an AP image to create the iconic "Obama Hope" image might be over, but now the news agency is going after retailers such as Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters over their sales of Hope t-shirts.
The ... More >>
Disney BabyCan you say, 'Buy it now?'We could hardly blame Disney for creating tween-demo sensations like Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez (not to mention Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney before them): Kids represent a merchandise bonanza for a stuffed-bauble marketing enterprise ... More >>
Christmas is finally (almost) here and you are so excited about all the shopping and pregnant virgins and flying reindeer and the new (NSFW) Julian Assange hip hop viral video that you cannot stand it and have to go out drinking. Or, you are not interested in any of it and have to go out dri ... More >>
Macerich"Huge crowds" flocked to the renovated Santa Monica Place mall Friday, the mall's owner stated. The Frank Gehry designed structure, which was at one point slated for destruction, was closed down for two years and turned into a three-level, open-air, 524,000 square-foot mall with Bloom ... More >>
Bill JensenGeneration Mix in da house!So, if you're between 24 and 34, the people who are trying to sell you stuff you don't need in order to get the money you don't have have just decided to start calling you a member of Generation Mix.
What defines Generation Mix? Well, VH1 apparently got ... More >>
America did its patriotic duty to stimulate the national economy at the malls this past Thanksgiving weekend. Black Friday sales, you may have heard, were up 3 percent from last year, topping out at $10.6 billion. Shoppers spent $372 over the Black Friday weekend. Nevermind that nasty little busine ... More >>
When I finagled the invite to the Murakami Gala at MOCA, my girlfriends bombarded me with the same question:
"What are you wearing?"
It was a legitimate one, considering my sparse excuse for a wardrobe, overrun with tattered t-shirts, baggy jeans, moth-eaten sweaters and a few other shapeless th ... More >>