Deidre

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Is there any such thing as a career in digital journalism?

One of my obsessions these days is the question of whether there's any such thing as a career in digital journalism. I'm still doing reporting on …

Journalism

Louis Vuitton is now a 'brand for secretaries' in China

"I don't see anybody carrying a Gucci or Louis Vuitton bag," Sara Jane Ho, the founder of the elite Chinese etiquette school Institute Sarita, told Business Insider. "My clients are sophisticated. My students are the people who were buying an Hermes bag 10 years ago and holding themselves to higher …

Millennials redefine luxury—and the stakes are high

At its core, luxury is a pretty basic concept.<p>You take a high-quality piece of merchandise, assign it a lofty enough price tag to account for its …

Luxury Daily

With iPhone 6 Plus users displaying much higher-than-average data consumption rates and order values, it is clear they provide an important new …

$100 million in used Chanel: How The RealReal is changing luxury shopping

There are plenty of places to buy a used Chanel bag online. There are also plenty of places that will sell you a fake. The RealReal, a luxury …

9 Homes With Unbelievable Master Bedrooms to Gift Your Valentine

This Valentine’s Day, surprise your significant other with the gift of a lifetime: an exquisite new home complete with the most romantic master …

Dr. Dre's tear-down tops week's sales in L.A.

Dr. Dre's premium view in Hollywood Hills West, a Malibu contemporary owned by a "Friends" star and a French Country-inspired estate designed by William Hefner were among the top sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.<p><b>$32 million, Hollywood Hills West</b><p>Formerly owned by Dr. Dre, the …

Affluent consumers spent about $32,172, or about 21 percent of their income, on luxury products in the last year, according to a report from Havas …

Top 10 Risks for the Luxury Industry

Luca Solca, head of luxury goods at Exane BNP Paribas, examines the top ten risks confronting the luxury industry today.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> An …

Malibu Realtors Enjoy Healthy Market, Community

Founded in 1947, the Malibu Association of Realtors has a long history of community service and development and, according to 2015 President Sarah …

The Best Celebrity Homes in Malibu

1 / 9<p>Patrick Dempsey's Malibu Family Compound<p>Designed by Frank Gehry with interiors by our very own editor-at-large Estee Stanley, actor Patrick …

6 LA Homes for Prime Super Bowl & Awards Season Viewing Parties

With awards season in full swing and Super Bowl XLIX fast approaching, there’s no better time to splurge on a new home with entertainment-ready …

Bieber manager Scooter Braun sells in Hollywood Hills West

Scooter Braun, talent manager to such stars as Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, has sold a home in Hollywood Hills West for $3.925 million.<p>The brick-lined residence came on the market in late October at $4.6 million and had an offer pending in less than a month. Braun, who owns another home in the …

Ariana Grande

Leigh Taylor-Young is giving up place with picket fences

Emmy-winning actress<p>Leigh Taylor-Youngand her husband, John Morton, have listed a house they lease out in Pacific Palisades for sale at $3.45 million.<p>The Traditional-style home, built in 2014, includes a center hall, formal living and dining rooms and a kitchen/family room combo with a fireplace …

Home of the Day: Saddle up at this equestrian ranch in Ojai

A double-height foyer with arching stone accents and a large skylight makes for a dramatic entry into this European-inspired equestrian retreat known as Rancho Fino in Upper Ojai. Inviting outdoor entertaining, a 4,000-square-foot covered patio contains a full kitchen and dining room area, set off …

This clifftop home in California features uninterrupted views of the ocean

Architect Mark Abel together with interior designer Myca Loar designed this clifftop home in Laguna Beach, California.<p>From the architect<p>State of the …

Architecture

Scene change complete for Paul Muni's onetime Encino home

An Encino residence once owned by Oscar-winning actor Paul Muni has sold for $2.7 million.<p>Located in the Amestoy Estates area, the home came on the market for the first time in more than four decades in April with an asking price of $3.495 million. Before the recent sale, it last went for $100,000 …

Home of the Day: Spanish Revival in Glendale retains period charm

Exposed beams and wrought iron chandeliers lend a rustic note to this Spanish Revival-style home in the Verdugo Woodlands area of Glendale. Period craftsmanship and details such as bright Talavera tile and stained glass are design features throughout the late 1920s residence. Outdoors, a …

Agents Roll Out Red Carpet for House-Hunting Celebs

Few showbiz insiders could (or maybe should) argue that famous people, at least those who operate at or near the rarefied peaks of the Hollywood …

Real Estate

Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage

In more than two decades as a real estate agent, Marc Tahler has seen his client base of would-be buyers shift.<p>He used to see a lot of younger couples, married, maybe with a kid in tow or one on the way.<p>Lately, though, his buyers are trending a little older, and, kid or no, a lot fewer of them …

Home of the Day: Expanses of glass in Brentwood

A dramatic, two-story expanse of windows invites light at this contemporary home in Brentwood while opening the interiors to treetop views and exotic landscaping. Amid greenery and fruit trees are an entertainer’s patio lined in Brazilian hardwood, a spa and a cascading waterfall.<p><b>Location:</b> 12311 …

Luxury Daily

Real estate in Los Angeles can leave individuals close to the ocean, mountains and desert, and the appeal of Southern California increases real …

Deana Carter sells her Spanish bungalow in Melrose Village

Country singer-songwriter Deana Carter has sold her Spanish-style bungalow near West Hollywood for $836,000.<p>Found in the Melrose Village neighborhood, the 1926 residence features hardwood flooring, built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace. The 1,080 square feet of living space includes a living room, …

Home of the Day: 1910 Craftsman in Altadena mixes old and new

A wide front porch with sweeping eaves marks the entrance of this 1910 Craftsman residence on a little more than half an acre in Altadena. Box-beam ceilings, period hardware and double-paned doors and windows are in keeping with the original style, while more progressive features include a …

Big 1910 Craftsman With Solar Asking $1.85MM in Altadena

351 E. Calaveras Street Altadena, CA 91001<p>Sited on what two lots totaling more than half an acre, this expanded and remodeled "Progressive Craftsman style" dwelling in Altadena, originally built in 1910, certainly looks the part, with those beautiful box-beam ceilings, the handsome wood-framed …

'Despicable Me' producer buys Brentwood home for $10.1 million

Film producer and Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri has paid just shy of $10.1 million for a home in Brentwood.<p>Set behind a gated drive, the two-story Colonial came to market over the summer at $10.995 million.<p>Built in 1954 and since updated, the split-level floor plan boasts …

Home of the Day: 1947 rancher with recording studio in Sunland

Mountain and valley views create a 360-degree backdrop for this 1947 ranch-style home, set on more than 1½ acres in Sunland. The pastoral residence, owned by an artist and a musician, counts separate art studio and music-recording studio among its features. Outdoors, a brick-lined entertainer's …

The New Beverly Hills: Riyadh Overruns Rodeo Drive

One Saudi bought a $27 million estate by helicopter without walking inside, while the Peninsula hotel offers Muslim prayer rugs; those are just two …

Real Estate