Street Smarts

The soy-glazed “everything wings”

Street Smarts

by Lisa Shames | Photo: Anthony Tahlier | CS magazine | August 28, 2013

It never fails. As soon as the annual CS July Restaurant Issue is put to bed, I immediately think of all the places I missed. This year was no exception. Topping my 2013 list of omissions was Ruxbin, the wonderfully quirky spot from Chicago native Edward Kim, featuring food reflective of his time spent working at restaurants in Seoul, L.A. and New York, including Thomas Keller’s Per Se.

Notes From the Underground

An after-dark destination resurfaces—and a club within a club comes to life. Read More »

Sphere of Influence

As models paraded down Chanel’s fall runway at the Grand Palais in Paris, a giant dark globe revolved on center stage. Read More »

Sphere of Influence

As models paraded down Chanel’s fall runway at the Grand Palais in Paris, a giant dark globe revolved on center stage. Read More »

Sphere of Influence

As models paraded down Chanel’s fall runway at the Grand Palais in Paris, a giant dark globe revolved on center stage. Read More »

Click!

We’ve all seen the commercial where a fleet of brightly colored Fiats hits the water in Italy only to emerge in New York City. Read More »

Lady of the Manners

Etiquette is more than knowing which fork to use. Read More »

In Full Bloom

Whole fried red snapper

In Full Bloom

by Lesley Balla | Photography by Anais & Dax | Angeleno magazine | August 28, 2013

There’s nothing like a whole fried fish to get an entire dining room’s attention. When you see Girasol’s red snapper (or the sea bream, in my case), the crispy, crosshatched body sitting upright and arched on a plate of fried greens is indeed a showstopper. When it hits our table, it’s not the prettiest thing to look at.

Full of Grace

Set to sound off in the Southland, Lisa Marie Presley, the first daughter of rock ‘n’ roll, will bring her own brand of Americana to the El Rey Theatre on Sept. 1 by way of her third album, the edgy, blues-fueled Storm & Grace—a record that didn’t come easy. Read More »

Click!

The ever-entangled elements of light and sound consumed Sonos Studio during the launch of “Light House,” an installation created in collaboration with design studio SOFTlab, chronicling the power of noise. Read More »

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