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London & Paris: New Again!
Andrew Myers | September 26, 2011

If familiarity does indeed breed contempt or, at the very least, a corrosive sense of the blasé—how best to revisit favorite destinations such as London and Paris with the wide, excited eyes of an ingénue? As many a...

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Model Resident
Michael B. Dougherty | September 26, 2011

Milla Jovovich just can’t understand why you’re shocked. “I’ve had a really great, really long, diverse career, but I feel like people are still constantly surprised that I’m good at something,” says...

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Va-Va-Volumes!
Gary Baum | September 23, 2011

You've heard of sexy librarians, but what about a sexy library? The City of West Hollywood's new $17 million, 32,000-square-foot book bastion opens at the end of the month. It boasts, among other features, a dedicated art-and-design...

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Fowl Play!
Gary Baum | September 16, 2011

Dennis Mao's Jidori Chicken, the downtown L.A.-based Wagyu of poultry, is spreading its wings this month with a move from its former digs in the shadow of the Fashion District to new, much larger headquarters farther east in the industrial corridor. The fresh...

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Fab Collabs
Erin Magner | September 9, 2011

L.A. style stars are hot commodities this season—just witness the band of local fashion types who have been tapped to design collections for big-name brands and retailers around the world. Stylists and Current/Elliott denim designers Emily Current and...

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Shop to It!
Erin Weinger | September 2, 2011

The Montage Beverly Hills is elevating the Golden Triangle's stylist-for-hire scene with Joseph Katz, a personal shopper who has been brought in to cater to guests and residents. "Everything is really customized," says Katz, who started styling...

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Hotel Boutiques Get Hip
Caroline Cagney | August 26, 2011

"On vacation, you always have to buy something for the memory—but then it sits in your drawer with the tag on because it's not something you'd normally wear," says Lee Ann Sauter of SaMo,...

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Royally Gorgeous!
Erin Magner | August 24, 2011

Anyone who’s been in front of as many cameras as Jaime King is sure to have learned a thing or two about beauty. This fall, the former face of Revlon not only appears as a Southern debutante on the new CW dramedy Hart of Dixie, but...

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The Belle of Bel-Air
Andrew Myers | August 24, 2011

Facelifts and augmentations are perilous propositions—never more than when a visage and corpus are as beloved as the Hotel Bel-Air, which reopens Oct. 14 following two years of major work. How do its famous gardens now grow? And what...

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Not Mezzing Around
Lesley Balla | August 24, 2011

One step into Mezze on La Cienega Boulevard and you’d never know it was once the minimalist home of haute cuisine citadel Sona. The stark white walls are now awash in burnt sienna, the floors are well-worn reclaimed wood and hand-...

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Trip to the Top
Alexandria Abramian-Mott | August 24, 2011

Trip Haenisch may be one of the least assuming A-list designers in L.A. He has yet to brand himself as a this or a that; and even if he did have a Twitter account—he doesn’t—it’s doubtful he’d become a producer...

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View From the Top
Michael B. Dougherty | August 24, 2011

“She’s a little sarcastic, kinda sassy, but she’s good at her job.” Christina Ricci is talking about Maggie, the rebellious flight attendant she plays in ABC’s new series out this month, Pan Am, a...

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