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The Call of Nature
AnnaMaria Stephens | April 9, 2013

For every homeowner who longs to integrate architecture and landscape, there is a neighbor just as eager to pave over the earth to erect an eyesore. Not at Santa Lucia Preserve (...

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Cesar’s Palace
Joanne Furio | April 9, 2013

Of course someone who was on the iconic series Dog Whisperer would have a house that speaks softly. Cesar Millan fell in love with the light interiors of his new 3,800-square-foot Studio City home—and the fact that he didn’t...

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Precious Jules
AnnaMaria Stephens | January 10, 2013

Make no mistake: When it comes to turning out some of the coolest spaces all over the country, Jules Wilson is on a serious roll. For the McClintock building, a downtown San Diego landmark built in the ’20s and seriously renovated...

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Patterned Behavior
Alexandria Abramian-Mott | January 10, 2013

Among designers, Lulu DK is a much-worshipped creator of one-of-a-kind textiles. Drew Barrymore, Steven Spielberg, Sara Jessica Parker and Diane von Furstenberg are all proud owners of deKwiatkowski’s exubertant take on...

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Now Showing!
By Andrew Myers | January 10, 2013

Awards season is upon us and we’re taking a seat in several of the city’s most innovative screening rooms: spaces where the drama and production values are clearly in focus, and where the interiors and sound systems can easily start at $...

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Well Heeled
Alexandria Abramian-Mott | January 10, 2013

As the owner and founder of Pelle Moda shoes, Jessie Chen is clear about what she wants to create: Highly sculptural footwear that is all about simplicity and a focus on materials. Whether she’s combining leather and snakeskin for a...

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Unforgettable Uruguay
Janet O’Grady | January 10, 2013

Buen dia,” says Maximiliano Broquen, director of Vik Retreats, as we whisk off to lunch at a laid-back, whitewashed beach shack called La Huella on Playa Brava. We sit facing the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying a...

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The Guy Code
Lily Hansen | January 10, 2013

Born in Britain, raised in Spain and France, and currently a resident of Singapore, Christopher Guy has established himself as much for his sophisticated designs as the thought-provoking thematic elements behind each collection. Recently debuting...

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Wild Side
Andrew Myers | October 8, 2012

“There’s no place like home” might be too parochial a mantra for designer-developer-homeowner Maryl Georgi, who’s far worldlier and more sophisticated than even the most over-the-rainbow, thoroughly modern Dorothy. Nevertheless, there...

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High Life
Andrew Myers | October 8, 2012

When Mary Ta met Drew Fenton, the two Los Angeles residents soon discovered that they shared a passion for design, décor and architecture. But unlike others who might simply pontificate on the topic, Ta and Fenton have more than the average appreciation for...

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Second Act
Gillian Flynn | October 8, 2012

When busloads of visiting architecture students descend on San Diego, the first stop is La Jolla. No, not the Salk Institute. Nor the Neurosciences Institute. It’s a beeline to Gravilla Street to El Pueblo Ribera, the much-studied, much-storied...

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Dream Team
AnnaMaria Stephens | October 8, 2012

Barbara Rourke and Jason St. John have already hit their stride in San Diego, where they’ve designed some of the city’s hottest spots, from retro-glam Starlite to the just-expanded Smoking Goat. Now the duo, known as Bells & Whistles...

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