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Wait for the Q
Lesley Balla | Photography by Andrea Bricco | February 3, 2014

Watching Q chef Hiroyuki Naruke grate fresh wasabi is a Zen-like experience. His hands move the root in a circular motion over a small grater, a bright green paste forming on the underside...

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Twentieth’s Second Act
Maile Pingel | February 3, 2014

“I was a fashion photographer in New York City before moving to Los Angeles and switching careers,” says Stefan Lawrence, owner of renowned design shop Twentieth. As he marks his 15th year...

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Gothic Revival
Jasmin Rosemberg | February 3, 2014

“Nothing good happens in an empty theater,” says Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation founder Hillsman Wright, who searched tirelessly for a fitting occupant willing to preserve the Spanish Gothic detail and ingrained Hollywood history of...

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Neck and Neck
Roopika Malhotra | February 3, 2014

When Tie the Knot co-founders (and newlyweds) Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita agreed to display their colorful collection of men’s neckwear at Beverly Center pop-up The Tie Bar over the holidays, they...

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Alex Markoff | February 3, 2014


Royce Hall

UCLA’s fabled basketball program has long called Westwood home, but it was a woodwind, not the hardwood, that drew droves to campus on Dec. 23. And it was Woody...

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101 Must-Try Tastes
L. Balla, L. Berton, J. Kessler, L. Lee, A. Markoff, J. Rosemberg and C. Wyrick | February 3, 2014

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Tomahawk Pork Chop at Chi Spacca

This is no ordinary pork chop. Then again, this is no ordinary...

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Heat of the Moment
Elina Fuhrman | February 3, 2014

“Close your eyes; relax; listen to your body and feel the rhythm,” my tango teacher, Camila Villamil, tells me as I try to master my first tango steps. I don’t know how to stop staring at my feet or worrying about my posture, but...

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Dress the Part
Sarah St. Lifer | February 3, 2014

“Olivia Pope is a very busy lady—I imagine that she has little time to shop,” says Scandal’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo. And running the crisis management firm Pope & Associates means an unofficial uniform is par for...

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Nate Chapnick | January 28, 2014

For more than a century, Cadillac has been the standard-bearer for American automotive luxury. And with its new plug-in electric ELR, the Detroit manufacturer introduces what is perhaps the most enviable automotive amenity of all: The ability to go months on...

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Arresting Beauty
Andrew Myers | January 28, 2014

“Awesome!” exclaims blonde, honey-eyed actress Abbie Cornish, her enthusiasm and Aussie accent cutting through the low murmur carpeting the patio at the Chateau Marmont. The kudo is a callout to the 31-year-old’s forthcoming science-...

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