Tips and Articles for Los Angeles

Lisa Eisner

A trio of Gallic-inspired openings has caused a stir on the L.A. food scene. At Opaline (7450 Beverly Blvd.; 323/857-6725; dinner for two $85), the... Read More

As a child in Seoul, I spent countless hours in neighborhood mokyork (bathhouses) watching my mother move from sauna to tea-infused hot tub to cold... Read More

Have you lost that old enthusiasm for the bowl of green apples on the reception desk?Tired of the sight of yet another bellman in black Chinese pajamas... Read More

Cresting over the international cultural landscape are the openings of two much-anticipated centers for the performing arts, by architects known for... Read More

Searching for red-carpet glamour without a $500-an-hour celebrity stylist?These Los Angeles boutiques can give you free star treatment, access to... Read More

Sushi, dim sum, and dancing?So it goes at Los Angeles's latest crop of Asian restaurants, which are doubling as popular after-hours venues. At Koi (730... Read More

You don't need to go far to recover after you shop till you drop. Gianfranco Ferré has welcomed E'SPA, the British spa gurus, into his recently opened... Read More

OCCUPATION Fashion designer HOME BASE Milan HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD Armani was recently in Beverly Hills for the unveiling of his star on the new Rodeo... Read More

Since art deco began looking good again in the 1970's, the French, in that endearing French way, have convinced themselves and the world that they were... Read More

The Kor Group, known for eccentric hotels like the Viceroy Santa Monica and Maison 140, is taking its design sensibility to the home. The husband-and... Read More

In our high-octane culture, tea aficionados are picking up speed. Whether you have a penchant for hand-picked green anemone or jasmine pearls, new... Read More

Athough Angelenos don't sleep in hotels, they practically live in them. Back in the 1940's, the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel was the spot for... Read More

Boston Envi Everything here says sustainable style: organic-cotton tees by Edun (Bono and Ali Hewson’s line); recyclable shopping bags; and, coming soon... Read More

America's low-carb craze shows no sign of fizzling. The latest proof?Cocktails at these three hotel bars are made with calorie-free green tea and fruits... Read More

What's more painful than enduring several rounds of travel immunizations?Feeling the pinch once the bill arrives. (Some shots can run as high as $145.)... Read More

Not everyone falls in love with Venice at first sight; certainly not at first bite. For ... Read More

Philippe Starck is bored with the boutique hotel. “I want a revolution,” claims the man who is one of the progenitors of the movement. “I want to give... Read More

Forty years ago, the surfer-boy duo Jan and Dean released a song about a southern California grandmother with a muscle car and a need for speed. "The... Read More

Family vacations should be fun, of course, but we always hope they’ll do more—kindle an interest, inspire a career, or at least pry them away from... Read More

Raw cuisine may be the ultimate slow food: making "bread" by dehydrating nuts and grains can take up to three days. Devotees insist that the health... Read More

Hedi Slimane, famous for his form-fitting menswear for Dior Homme, has created another up-to-the-minute classic: the round Chiffre Rouge watch,... Read More

Rem Koolhaas created the just-opened Prada Los Angeles Epicenter to reflect what he calls "the unique condition of Los Angeles, a hybrid between the... Read More

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