Tips and Articles for Los Angeles

Lisa Eisner

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

The hamburger turned 100 this year. Or 110, or 127, depending on whom—or where—you ask. By most accounts, the burger made its official debut at the 1904... Read More

In Los Angeles, you can never be too rich or too thin, and neither can your T-shirt. What began as a Fred Segal fashion gag—ripped and torn, beglittered... Read More

Design reformers in the late 19th century, outraged by the era's glut of shoddy mass-produced furniture, set up workshops that functioned largely... Read More

No disrespect to your Aunt Alice’s bone-dry stuffing, but it’s time to shake up the old holiday menu. Take your cue from these chefs, getting creative... Read More

What is "American cuisine" now?In search of answers, we traveled to 10 of our most forward-thinking food capitals to bring you the best examples and the... Read More

One of the quirkiest phenomena in Japan has come to L.A. with the opening of Royal/T in Culver City (8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City; 310/599-6300;... Read More

Boston Emerge Day Spa ... Read More

We all look forward to the New Year to get a fresh start, make resolutions, and of course to peer into our crystal ball and figure out what will happen... Read More

The temperature is on the high side of 90 as my husband, Peter Boyle, and I step onto the red carpet of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for the... Read More

Whether they're trying to appeal to gourmands who want creative input into their meal or to grown-up kids who don't want their peas to touch their... Read More

Lined with bars, clubs, and galleries, Hollywood Boulevard is making a comeback as the center of the Los Angeles social scene. The most surprising new... Read More

See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes. ... Read More

OCCUPATION Artists HOME BASE New York City SHOWSTOPPER Oldenburg and van Bruggen, who have lived, worked, and traveled together for the last 29 years, ... Read More

Truth be told, we've never been big on Chinese food. The starchy chop suey–house entrées we ate growing up in South Carolina always made the after... Read More

Buying vintage clothing isn’t a novel concept. Like many people, when I started shopping for used clothes during my high school years in Minnesota, I... Read More

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