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‘Façade lifts’ give older buildings new life

‘Façade lifts’ give older buildings new life

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bill McWhorter, Hancock Park, likes making things look better. From interior flooring and window treatments to the light and landscape of an exterior, McWhorter enjoys updating and sprucing up a building from the inside out, creating a flow out of the entire aesthetic of the space. Referring to his projects as “façade lifts,” McWhorter says […]

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JF Chen offers an eclectic perspective on design

JF Chen offers an eclectic perspective on design

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Windsor Square resident Joel Chen has spent the last four decades building a reputation as one of the best antique and decorative arts dealers in Los Angeles. His eponymously-named business, JF Chen, now boasts a collection of museum-quality art and furniture, spread across nearly 60,000 square feet of gallery space over three locations. For a […]

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Camps will be better than ever, spirits undampened

Camps will be better than ever, spirits undampened

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the Woolsey Fire swept through Malibu in the second week of November, losses included three popular Jewish camps: Camp Hess Kramer, Gindling Hilltop Camp and Camp JCA Shalom. Reeling from the wildfire, yet determined to persevere, each camp has found a way to carry on its operations this summer. Camp Hess Kramer and Gindling […]

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Grit: five ways summer camps grow grit for kids

Grit: five ways summer camps grow grit for kids

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Resilience — or grit — has been highlighted in recent years as an important character trait necessary for a happy, successful life. Christine Carter, Ph.D., in her book, “Raising Happiness,” sums it up well: “Grit makes our kids productive and successful because it allows them to reach their long-term goals despite life’s setbacks.” How can […]

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Four generations of camp memories in the Sierra and Adirondacks

Four generations of camp memories in the Sierra and Adirondacks

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Away camp” provides very special experiences for youngsters. Harry Chandler, who lived on June Street, as did his mother (and his father lived for a while on Hudson) reminisced with me recently about four generations of his family experiencing camp, circa 1937, 1963 and 1990. His stories ring very true to me because I spent […]

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Jane Club offers support to working women, and men, too

Jane Club offers support to working women, and men, too

| March 28, 2019 | 3 Comments

The Jane Club, an enterprise launched last year by producer and actress Jess Zaino and actress June Diane Raphael, moved to 429 N. Larchmont Blvd. last month. The mixed-use building, designed and built in 2000 by architect Scott Johnson, FAIA, of Johnson Fain for his family, has a high design element that the club is […]

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