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Photos: See why soaking tubs are the hot new luxury item

Deep, free-standing soaking tubs are the go-to amenity for luxury home owners looking to create sumptuous master bath retreats that put the ahhhh in spa. Silhouettes range from minimalist modern designs to vintage-inspired slipper tubs and adaptations of 19th century French boat tubs with gently...

Go inside One Gun Ranch, a gorgeous Malibu oasis where alpacas roam free

Alice Bamford and Ann Eysenring's new book details their life on their 20 acre biodynamic farm in Malibu, One Gun Ranch.

12 tips to styling your bookcases like a pro

Ready to open a new chapter in home decor? Here’s a novel idea: bookshelves. Creating bookshelf displays that are both functional and decorative is a simple, inexpensive way to refresh a room’s interior and flash some personal style. We’ve gathered inspiring images of shelving design from our archives...

Legendary California peach farmer David 'Mas' Masumoto is coming to L.A.

Central Valley peach farmer and slow food advocate David “Mas” Masumoto and his wife, Marcy, will stop by the Huntington Library on May 7 for the lecture “The Art of Farming: How a Farmer Sees the Future.” David, who has degrees from UC Berkeley and UC Davis, is author of nine books including “Epitaph...

Earth Day 2017: You can help the planet by doing this one little thing

Want to make a difference this Earth Day? Just do your best to cut down on the “single-use plastics” in your life. That's a clunky term the experts use for all the disposable plastics that we use and discard every day, such as bags, water bottles, coffee cups and food containers. These plastics...

He was my one-night stand. And I wish it had stayed that way

I have absolutely no rules when it comes to when I sleep with someone I’m dating. I go with my feelings. I have always said to my friends, it doesn’t matter when you sleep with a man, you can wait four hours or four months, if he’s a jerk he’ll be one regardless. In my case, I barely waited four...

Behind the scenes: The making of the Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Behind the scenes: The making of a wildly successful designer showcase house

My Easter featured rogue Russians and exploding eggs. How was yours?

When the kids were really young, we used to have the best Easters. I’d dress up like Jesus and they’d dress like little Roman soldiers and chase me around the yard. Insert your own symbolism if you like, but I caution you not to jump to conclusions. Many families have their special traditions....

They turned the front lawn into a welcoming extension of their Woodland Hills home

Gov. Jerry Brown may have declared California’s drought over, but we're continuing to ask Southern California readers to share photos of their lawn- to drought-garden makeovers. Why? “This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner,” Brown said in a statement. “Conservation...

9 secrets to container gardening

Pots make gardening seem easy, but there's still plenty that can go wrong. Certified organic grower Tom Yost shares his nine tips for planting in pots this spring. 1. New soil After a year or two of housing flowers or vegetables, the soil in your container garden will be depleted of the nutrients...

She 'ghosted' me. Twice.

I feel like I’ve been dating since the dawn of time. I’ve had countless setups, am active on the apps and even had a stranger in the steam room try to introduce me to his daughter (yes this happened). So when I met someone in real life, or IRL as the millennials call it, I was shocked. It was a...

See how springtime bunnies are inspiring home decor

Designers are in a hippity hoppity mood and this spring rabbit motifs are popping up on everything from light fixtures and alarm clocks, to desk chairs, door knockers, juice glasses and beyond. In fact, the idea seems to be multiplying like, well, you know … Long a symbol of spring, new life and...

Why it's so hard to find a comfortable dining room chair

One of the keys to a memorable dining experience is good seating, which is why many restaurateurs and designers in Los Angeles turn to Amsterdam Modern for a solution. If you’ve ever dined in Beachwood Café, Gjelina or visited Ace Hotels, chances are you’ve sat in chairs that have come through...

With my wife on the mend, I'm working to return our house to semi-chaos

For dinner, I’m prepping some Balkan-style small plates. Not even sure what “Balkan-style” means, but I ran across the term in one of my wife’s cooking magazines, while searching for new ways to burn a decent steak. “Balkan-style small plates” seemed edgy and of the moment. In L.A., if you’re not...

I swiped right and got a life coach, not a life partner

Dating in Los Angeles is a daunting experience for a 20-something, socially awkward introvert. My impulse reaction is to re-create the “monkey covering eyes” emoji at the thought of a handsome guy glancing my way. I am not the brown-haired beauty in the bodycon dress dancing her Saturday night...

I just realized: My dogs eat better than I do

Always looking for ways to improve myself, I was happy to learn the other day that I open the front door “a little too aggressively,” in the words of my younger daughter. She’s not even married yet, but in those words I see such potential. In fairness, when I wake up at 5 a.m. to let the dogs out,...

L.A. designers say this is the place to get that midcentury look — at a discount

If you’ve ever found yourself staring longingly at the showrooms of West Hollywood Design District, wondering when you’ll have the wherewithal to purchase a few pieces of high-quality furniture, then perhaps it’s time to look south — six miles south, in fact, toward Modern Resale. It’s a destination...

Parents, tell us about your experiences with putting your kids to sleep

How do you sleep at night? No, really, we want to know. A recent op-ed piece titled "Why Do We Make Children Sleep Alone?" has generated a lot of discussion about sleeping arrangements, particularly parents of young kids. Tell us about your experiences. This form requires JavaScript to complete....

Visit the birthplace of the 'pussyhat' at the L.A. County yarn crawl

The Little Knittery gained worldwide exposure in January when the “pussyhat project” — pink knit caps with cat ears symbolizing women’s rights — originated at the Atwater Village yarn shop. “It helped put an awareness on what you can do to make something by hand that makes a statement or helps...

That time I ended up dating two best friends — in the same night

I normally Internet stalk my online dating connections pretty thoroughly. But life had gotten busy, and for a few days I was swiping right on Coffee Meets Bagel without my normal due diligence. I found myself casually texting with two guys. Both seemed nice, but I was having trouble keeping them...

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