Fashion-conscious burglars hit the Neiman Marcus at the Westfield Topanga mall and sashayed away with $40,000 worth of Louis Vuitton bags and scarves, police said last night.
Not the most imaginative choice, but just as felonious as anything they could have taken from Chanel or Kate Spade.
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At a recent fancy event, when the dessert table was unveiled, we were startled by how many adults elbowed past children to get to the cake pops display. (Hey, that little kid was going for the last red velvet one! We couldn't let that happen.)
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Iron DogThe Iron Dog 05 Huraxdax
Bloated with absurdly extravagant baubles, even the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog pales in comparison to the Iron Dog 05 Huraxdax.
At $4 million, this gold-plated, wood-fired range is the world's most expensive stove. (Iron Dog also makes a cheaper version ... More >>
Hand Digital PhotoA Study In Chocolate Semantics: Truffle Fudge
Free-flowing Champagne, copious amounts of hand-dipped chocolates, and no blind date required. And did we mention it's free? John Kelly Chocolates, Hollywood, this Saturday night. Get the full details after the jump.
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The bill for Manimal Vinyl's showcase at the Echo last night had the label's self-proclaimed "Bolshevik disco" duo The Polyamorous Affair (ever-cooing couple Eddie Chacon and Sissy Sainte-Marie) as headliners. They did draw the bigger crowd, but they did not close the show. It's unclear whether they ... More >>
Look at these skeleton back Chippendale chairs. So great. Spotted over at DesignSponge. They have a little interview with the creators, Wary Meyers.
They got me thinking about skeletons as furniture. There's this "exceedingly rare" 19th century Russian skeleton chair made of lacquered wood ... 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 >>