Tips and Articles for Los Angeles

Lisa Eisner

City guides are a natural for the Web— how better to get good information fast?— and some smart money is betting on them. Microsoft has snapped up top... Read More

“We find inspiration in the oddest places,” says Kristina O’Neal, part of AvroKO, the design firm that rewrote the brief for great-looking restaurants... Read More

Unlike Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach, two of the hotter hot spots on the southeast coast of Florida, St. Pete Beach—on the central west coast of... Read More

“The id spews! That’s what it feels like when my brothers and sisters are all in one room! The id spews.” I find myself in an instant mind meld with a... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Best Hotels for Celeb-Spotting.Try as she might to hide behind her signature oversize sunglasses, globe-trotter and... Read More

“I’m a native Los Angeles girl, from hancock park, and I fulfill all the stereotypes—except for the blond bimbo one. I live in New York, but I need a... Read More

Gary Hofstetter, president of a private equity real estate fund in Boston, describes himself as a "suit on State Street." That’s quite a change from the... Read More

Book a stay at the New Mexico Skies inn, high in the Sacramento Mountains, and you’ll encounter some unusual rules. You’ll need to check in before... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Museums.Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, and in all forms: stuffed, ceramic, painted—even a few real ones. Not... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Greatest Flea Markets.Some people travel so they can climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or ski the Rockies, or feast... Read More

Of all the hair-brained travel ventures that come across our desk, this one’s the, uh, well, hairiest. The issue: while most airlines let small pets... Read More

New York City and Costa Mesa, California “Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: AFestival Celebrating Chinese Culture” CarnegieHall (October 21–November 10). It... Read More

He’s only 30, but composer-performer Hafez Nazeri, whose “Rumi Symphony Project:Cycle One” premieres on October 3 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles... Read More

Palm Springs (285 miles round-trip from Los Angeles)A nouveau–Rat Pack oasis on the desert floor of California’s Coachella Valley, Palm Springs draws... Read More

“Bienvenido Gustavo” Walt Disney ConcertHall (October 3–11). Gustavo Dudamel is a conductor who’s enjoyed almostpop-star hype at the head of Venezuela’s... Read More

Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in... Read More

LondonThe Show: Enron (Royal Court Theatre; through November 7; royalcourttheatre.com)Why Go: This new black comedy by Lucy Prebble riffs on the mother... Read More

Heads swiveled at a recent Texas dinner party when a CEO announced that a day spa was on his cell-phone speed dial. Massage, he explained, is the only... Read More

It’s a traffic stopper—and not just for those who need to fill the tank. Over 1,600 panels of stainless steel give Helios House (8770 W. Olympic Blvd.;... Read More

Where to StayLong before the latest generation of young painters and curators turned the industrial spaces of Culver City into an art colony rivaling... Read More

White Mojito Plaza Athénée A blend of elder flower, violet, and rose essences adds plenty of zing.Garden of Eden Hotel Bel-Air Don’t miss this tart... Read More

See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009.In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of... Read More

Q: I'd like to take my daughter to a spa for her birthday. Can you suggest any U.S. resorts that offer weekend packages? —Tatiana Bossy, Saint-Joseph-Du... Read More

“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Most Notorious Hotel Rooms.Just what is it about a hotel room that inspires outrageous, flamboyant, or destructive... Read More

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