Tips and Articles for Los Angeles

Lisa Eisner

Swedish massages and basic facials can be found on nearly every spa menu, but they're no longer enough to entice savvy spa-goers. The 10 exotic... Read More

We have just arrived in San Francisco for the weekend, and the desk clerk at the game-themed Serrano Hotel invites us to roll the dice for an upgrade.... Read More

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Photographer Peter Bennetts and Lonely Planet cofounder Tony Wheeler explore the tiny nation of Tuvalu in Time & ... Read More

Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park 800/241-3333 or 212/308-9100; www.ritzcarlton.com; doubles from $425. The good people at Ritz-Carlton spent four... Read More

"Can't you go a little faster?" Diane von Furstenberg asks as she and her daughter, Tatiana, drive through Coldwater Canyon, a posh residential... Read More

Around the world, the strip club has suddenly gone tasteful and upscale. • In Paris, at Pink Paradise (49-51 Rue de Ponthieu; 33-1/58-36-19-20), a well... Read More

With the opening of three dermatologist-staffed "clinical spas" in California and New York, the complexion-obsessed can receive the safest skin care... Read More

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are willing to go anywhere for something good to eat, and those whose last supper would consist of... Read More

“I remember the first time I drove out to Casa Malibu. A friend of mine was staying there, and I had the address on a scrap of paper. I drove past all... Read More

It seems like practically everyone in Hollywood, from David Geffen to Tori Spelling, is opening a hotel these days. Now Ritz-Carlton wants in on the... Read More

Officially, I was booked on the 1 p.m. Garden Tour at Ramirez Canyon Park in Malibu. In the privacy of my shallow, starstruck head, I had been jumping... Read More

At West Hollywood's just-opened day spa Kinara, the food is as decadent as the treatments, thanks to co-owners Olga Lorencin, the exuberant Yugoslavian... Read More

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

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