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I can't believe what these kids have gone and done now: schooled their parents

We had this thing going on the other day, Peterman and I, where all he wanted was regular cream for his coffee, and all he had to choose from at the diner were little plastic depth-charges of Irish cream or peppermint caramel. Peterman, who was raised in the Dairy State, asked the server for regular...

That time I ruined my boyfriend's marriage proposal

I knew that Daniel was going to propose to me that weekend in Yosemite the same way that he knew I got him a helicopter tour of Los Angeles for his birthday. Even though neither of us dropped a single hint, we knew because there are no surprises anymore. When you’ve lived with someone for half...

Weary of loft living in Hollywood, a couple embrace a Koreatown Craftsman

“You won’t find any modernist box developments in this neighborhood,” says Cassandra Corum as she offers a tour of her Koreatown home. Indeed, the two-story Craftsman that Corum shares with Shannon Reese looks out over a tree-lined street in a historic preservation district populated with stately...

On our first date, she told me she had a boyfriend — and a husband

When I met A. I wondered if it was too good to be true. Meeting women in Los Angeles on dating apps has taught me a few things, the most important being that looks can be very deceiving. But five months ago I was naïve and desperately seeking to get over my latest heartbreak by any means necessary....

My 15-year-old son shaved last week. We both survived

Our youngest son shaved last week for the first time, with a real razor, though I told him the scratchy side of a kitchen sponge probably would’ve done the trick. He didn’t have whiskers, he had wisps. The facial fuzz was soft and foggy, like the flowers they put in bridal bouquets. Sparrows are...

An Instagram-ready moment: SoCal's camellias and cherry blossoms

Here’s one more reason to love Southern California: Instead of digging out from snow and sleet, we’re getting ready to welcome stunning camellia blooms and cherry blossoms. You can get a sneak peek at this floral ramp-up to spring at the Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge and the Huntington...

Hey, SoCal, don't toss another log onto the fire until you read this

It’s been cold, with temperatures dipping into the 40s and below — that’s practically near blizzard conditions for Southern California. So what’s the harm in stoking the fireplace with a blazing log? Plenty, alas. That’s why health officials are begging Southern California residents to take the...

Super Bowl Sunday: How to serve up chips and dip in championship style

On Super Bowl Sunday (this year, Feb. 4), the chip and dip game is strong, and whether the plan is to watch the championship plays, the half-time show (this year, Justin Timberlake) or just the commercials, everyone looks forward to a winning spread at the snack table — and a lineup of bowls designed...

Our first date was a disaster. And it was my fault.

After about a year going back and forth, downloading and deleting and downloading and deleting, I resolved to give myself a one-month trial on Tinder, just to “see what’s out there.” I racked up about 100 matches, had replies from about 50 men in my in-box, and went on three unsuccessful dates...

Venice duplex blends rustic Colorado touches with a clean, modern look

Designing a home in Venice for Jenn McCabe and Lee Frees posed a major conundrum. McCabe, an accounting executive, preferred a rustic look that reminded her of growing up in Colorado, where aging barns were common and her grandfather built his own A-frame. But Frees, a sometime contractor, ski...

Knoll's sleek new showroom opens in West Hollywood

Everything old feels new again — especially at the new Knoll showroom in West Hollywood where classic midcentury furnishings by Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer share the floor with of-the-moment pieces by David Adjaye, Mark Krusin and David Rockwell. Designed with Yves Vidal's...

Our first date ended up in a case of 'he said, she said'

He: After my 12-year relationship ended in divorce, I thought I’d never find another long-term romance. I didn’t have a clue how to meet women in the 21st century. When a friend suggested online dating, I was highly skeptical, but I took right to it — and almost overdosed. Match. OkCupid. Tinder....

What's the color of the year for 2018? You get to decide

Predictions for 2018 color trends with a photo gallery of favorites.

Before & After: A massive front lawn is transformed into an inviting, low-water landscape

Amber Denker thinks like an artist when it comes to gardening, spending countless hours in her Toluca Lake backyard planting exotics and tropical plants. “It makes me feel like I’m painting my environment,” she explains. After hearing about the DWP turf removal rebate during the California drought...

What you don't want to miss at Modernism Week 2018

The Southern California desert is especially alluring in February, when the city of Palm Springs plays host to Modernism Week, the annual celebration of 20th century architecture and design. This year’s event running from Feb. 15-25 will feature more than 85 events, including architecture tours...

Tending roses: How the drought is changing all the rules

California’s drought has created new playbooks for landscaping and gardening in the Southland, and rose care is no exception. We turned to Tom Carruth — rose curator at Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino — for some advice and what to do now to ensure healthy...

Keith Jackson was college football, authentic, homespun and wonderful

All I can think: Now Dick Enberg has a drinking pal. Keith Jackson was like a big slab of country ham. And a national treasure. We miss him already. "The very best place to take a nap is in the back of a cotton wagon," he told me once, in that lovely Southern cadence sports fans loved from coast...

'The '70s are definitely back,' with this throwback collection of swings and hanging chairs

Hanging around the house has never been cooler. Suspended chairs and swings are coming inside to play and adding a sense of recess to grown-up rooms and interior spaces. Justina Blakeney, a Los Angeles-based designer, blogger and author of the recently released book “The New Bohemians,” said she...

Rain, rain, don't go away. It's good for this old soul

Spotted a cloud the other day. It was a diaphanous thing — grayish-white with poorly defined edges. But it was definitely a cloud. I appreciate the soft cadence of a cloudy day, so I was glad to see it back. “Cheers, you stupid cloud. Where you been keeping yourself?” Even the wind chimes sang...

Your grandmother wants to grow marijuana in her backyard. She needs this book.

The authors are strong advocates of growing your own, in particular because today's marijuana offerings are a lot more diverse than THC-heavy bud that boomers bought to get high in the '60s.

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