TONIGHT! Celebrate Fashion's Night Out in the San Fernando Valley

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Tori Spelling headlines Fashion's Night out at Westfield Topanga.

BY KAREN YOUNG Westfield Topanga is the top spot in the 818 for  the Third Annual Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, September 8 with smaller celebrations being held in Sherman Oaks and Studio City. The San Fernando Valley joins  Los Angeles, New … [Read more...]

Making It More with Wedding Dress Memories

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Best friends, sisters-in-laws and moms, Jennifer Altounian and Noelle Vitolo, definitely thought outside the box—outside a garment preservation box that is—when they started their own business a year and a half ago. Their … [Read more...]

New Shop: Hide & Seek Offers Choice Vintage Home Furnishing Finds

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Mother-daughter team Breeze Munson and Kimberly Curtis own Hide & Seek.  Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG Los Angeles is full of vintage shops, but most are so full that you can’t decipher the junk from the finds. Hide & Seek Vintage Home Boutique, which took over the space left vacant by Paula’s Pure Sense on Studio City's … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What's Happening in the 818

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG Erika Koesler Sample Sale: This Saturday, August 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, save 65%-90% on bridal veils, jewelry, hair combs, headbands and hairpins. Very important to note— it's cash only. Bring only one other person … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Sales and Events in the San Fernando Valley

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG MDF fave Filigree in Studio City is having a summer clearance sale with up to 70% off this Saturday and Sunday (July 23 and 24) only. Get some amazing deals on furniture, linens, tableware, accessories and more at this … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Food, Furniture, Art, Culture, Animals, Music, Sales and More

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COMPILED BY KAREN YOUNG NOHO ROCKIN' FOOD TRUCK FEST: It’s a fun day in NoHo with gourmet food trucks, arts and craft booths, live music, raffle prizes, dog adoptions and a beer and wine garden from Skinny’s Lounge. Proceeds help Hope for … [Read more...]

Urban Dolls: A Women's Boutique Where Fashion Meets Art

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BY KAREN YOUNG Copycat fashion seems to line Ventura Boulevard as well as the shopping malls, so it’s quite eye opening to walk into a boutique with styles and labels you haven’t seen before—and with prices for most any budget. Urban Dolls in … [Read more...]

Sy Devore Features a Pop-Up Fashion Collection Plus Hot Trends

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The Artisan De Luxe "pop up" collection is vintage inspired fashion for men and women.  Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG Since 1944, Sy Devore has been on the cutting edge of fashion — from the glory days of the Rat Pack and Presidents to the likes of George Clooney and Brad Pitt—and now, to hosting a fashion "pop up" shop in the store with deep … [Read more...]

Fill Up the Cart, Fill Up the Tank with a $10 Gas Card Weekly from CVS

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BY KAREN YOUNG I don't know about you, but I seem to be at CVS everyday. I have an ExtraCare Rewards Program Card so I do receive savings often. Usually it's a $4 coupon, but then every couple months I hit pay dirt with a $20 coupon. Now there's an … [Read more...]

Don't Miss the Pasadena Showcase House of Design

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BY KAREN YOUNG These are the last few days to catch the Pasadena Showcase House of Design—one of the oldest and largest home and garden tours in the nation. This year’s house, which is open through May 15, is the 47th and was designed in 1927 by … [Read more...]