Archive for May, 2019

Unplugged, rustic bliss: Camping in the High Sierra

Unplugged, rustic bliss: Camping in the High Sierra

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

As summer approaches, every kid has an activity he or she looks forward to most. For some it might be video games; for others it is traveling with family; for me, it was always Gold Arrow Camp. Gold Arrow is a sleepaway camp located on Lake Huntington in the High Sierra for kids ages six […]

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Linoleum City — 66-plus years on legendary Route 66

Linoleum City — 66-plus years on legendary Route 66

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Known for having the largest selection of floor coverings in the country, Linoleum City (4849 Santa Monica Blvd.) has covered it all. From movie sets and game shows to family households — they’ve even provided the Academy Awards with its famous red carpet in the past! Established by Bill Stifter in 1948 at 5606 Santa […]

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Legends being honored at Icons of Design

Legends being honored at Icons of Design

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Honorees at La Cienega Design Quarter’s (LCDQ) Legends 2019 are East and West Coast designers Bunny Williams and Suzanne Rheinstein. Both Williams and Rheinstein have four decades of experience sharing their ideas for gracious ways of living and design. Rheinstein, Windsor Square, opened her antique furniture and one-of-a-kind decor shop, Hollyhock, at 214 N. Larchmont […]

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Landscape designers weave  together a variety of elements

Landscape designers weave together a variety of elements

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Clear sunny skies and balmy breezes have returned, bringing burgeoning gardens and the move to outdoor living that is quintessentially Los Angeles. Read on to learn about local landscape designers who know the neighborhood and the ins and outs of Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) guidelines … and who can help you whip your outdoor […]

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Senate Bill 50 is bad for homeowners

Senate Bill 50 is bad for homeowners

| May 2, 2019 | 1 Comment

In late 2017, the ladies of the Hancock Park Garden Club (founded 57 years ago) published a booklet, “Your Next Front Yard.” The focus of the pamphlet is front yards — the single-family landscape that both separates homes and unifies neighborhoods. (See: hancockparkgardenclub.com/your-next-front-yard.) A month or so later, on Jan. 16, 2018, San Francisco lawyer […]

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Fashion and philanthropy in runway gala, spring luncheon

Fashion and philanthropy in runway gala, spring luncheon

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fashion was at the center of charitable giving in April. The annual Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Debut Runway Show and Gala, celebrating the creativity of select graduating designers, was presented at Santa Monica Barker Hangar on April 6. The hangar was transformed into a visual and audio feast that was the ultimate […]

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