Tips and Articles for Los Angeles

Lisa Eisner

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

See our slideshow of The Best Cities for Street Art.For much of 2005, I walked the same five-block stretch of Rivington Street, on New York City ’s... Read More

"Paris, London, Milan," says Evan Cole, rhapsodizing about world-class shopping locales. "And now—Culver City." The cofounder of New York furniture... Read More

Why go to a store when the store will come to you?The New York City– and soon-to-be Los Angeles–based boutique-on-wheels Caravan (www.shopcaravan... Read More

I'm in Reign, Keyshawn Johnson's restaurant in Los Angeles. I always order the roasted California chicken with mashed potatoes. Sometimes when I'm in L... Read More

Propelled by the dot-com stock rush, San Francisco surfs on a tidal wave of martinis and rare Bordeaux. The kitchens of Chicago and Boston get hotter by... Read More

It's the ultimate upgrade: Forget about crowded cabins, lines at check-in, and interminable delays on the tarmac. Instead, simply call for a plane... Read More

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