“When one door closes, another one opens,” my great aunt had said to me. Really? What a cliche. How could she understand the pain of my broken heart? I had just broken up with my fiancée . The only door
At 86, Julie Newmar still has the power to bewitch. The curvy ballerina who made Catwoman a 1960s icon holds court in an office chair these days in her Brentwood home, murmuring apologies for not getting
Nestled east of Baldwin Hills, the neighborhood of Leimert Park considers itself the heart of black culture in South Los Angeles and pays homage to that heritage every day. Though residents know that is
If you believe the glowing no-makeup selfies of Instagram, your face doesn’t need more makeup or traditional facials, but rather a workout and wellness routine all its own. There are no shortage of places
I’m always hot on the trail of something elusive — a free drink, a genuine compliment, two-for-one begonias at the local gardening center. Today, I am chasing down a tip that “Gilligan’s Island,” one America’s
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‘Catwoman’ Julie Newmar takes landscaping personally: ‘A garden is a reflection of you.’ At 86, Julie Newmar, the curvy dancer/actress who made Catwoman an icon, has a simple plan for gardening and overcoming
Go inside a few of the newest wellness hot spots in and around Los Angeles: The workouts at Ritual are predicated on 20-minute sessions of HIIT — high intensity interval training — which proponents believe
On entering Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, before her Friday performance at the gala for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, guest artist Chrissy Metz paused to share a few thoughts.
L.A. Affairs: I was rusty at this dating thing. Could I get past my nerves and get back in the game?
I met Paul through the Southern California Mountaineers Assn. We became buddies over rock climbing trips to Joshua Tree, Lake Perris and Malibu’s Point Dume. When Paul’s girlfriend moved out, I felt sorry
It’s no secret that in recent years the creative center of Los Angeles has shifted eastward. Therefore, it was fitting that fashion label Eckhaus Latta — favored by arty crowds with cool-kid cachet — an
For Mackenzie Roth, a 25-year-old film marketer based in Sherman Oaks, it began with a trip six months ago to the Home Depot in Glendale. An avid home gardener, Roth has filled her apartment with a variety
My reading chaise was the first piece of “real” furniture I ever purchased. I was 27 and had just bought a condo by myself, a diminutive flat in the Mission District of San Francisco. After years of thrifty
In the best essay ever written — baseball or otherwise — John Updike once tagged Fenway Park “a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark.” Half-buried in a hillside, like a cask of cowboy loot, it rests in middle
After unrolling our yoga mats beneath massive crystal chandeliers in a space adjacent to the dining room of the Federal bar in downtown Long Beach, we were directed to select two types of locally brewed
“It’s the biggest show in the country,” said Pam Schnebelen, 75, one of a record crowd of ardent cactus fans who attended the Inter-city Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale over the weekend. Schnebelen flew
I was 20 and carless. Cam was 25 and the owner of a 2011 silver Ford Focus. We met interning for a late-night talk show, where we worked together on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. He was renting a room
Gleeful film buffs and indie filmmakers came together Thursday for the grand-opening bash for Alamo Drafthouse’s new theater in downtown Los Angeles’ the Bloc shopping center. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, HBO’s
This is an unexpected delight in an unlikely place: a raw, natural, open space in the midst of highly manicured gated housing developments in Northridge. Shady, lush and likely to have running water much
Bless the children. They’re too young to understand what a trip to the Third Street Promenade in the middle of summer means. Too young to know about traffic, tourist traps and six-level parking garages.
With awareness of global warming affecting consumer behavior, makers of recreational gear and clothing are feeling the heat to make their products more environmentally friendly. The result: an explosion