Bridal Accessories for Less at Erica Koesler

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Valentine's Day has come and gone, but there are surely some new brides-to-be, so to all the newly engaged—congratulations, this one is for you. We all know outfitting a bride can be very expensive. The dress, the shoes, the veil … [Read more...]

DEAL: Luxurious, elegant reversible Lomanve robes available at a blow out price

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Feeling like you are enveloped in a cloud is what it's like to be wrapped in a Lomanve robe.  Luxuriously soft chenille on one side with shiny satin on the other and pockets on each side make this the ideal reversible robe.  … [Read more...]

Phidippides becomes Fleet Feet Sports and offers new exercise program

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BY NANCY WONG BRYAN Those who have made and already abandoned New Year’s fitness resolutions will find the No Boundaries run/walk program may be the least painful way to get and stay on course. Beginning February 1, with an information session on … [Read more...]

Emerald Forest: A Treasure Chest of a Gift Shop

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Bling. Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG Emerald Forest is my Cheers of gift shops. I first found it when I moved back to the San Fernando Valley in 1990. Whether I visit weekly or after a few months, there’s always a warm welcome — and when I leave, it’s always … [Read more...]

The Positive Beauty of Leela Grace Jewelry

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BY CAROLE ROSNER Leela Grace Jewelry is not only eye catching, it’s whimsical, earthy and full of positive energy. Necklaces, earring, bracelets and rings are handcrafted by Jennifer Newton using semi-precious stones, gold wire and Swarovski … [Read more...]

Soto Lifestyle: Affordable, creative, upscale and eclectic gifts

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Left; Center; Right. Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG The Soto brand is starting to feel like an empire — but one built on friendship and exceedingly good taste. Five stores have popped up in just over five years —two of them in the last few months. Soto Boutique, a clothing … [Read more...]

Western Costumes makes Halloween a special treat

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Get your Yabba Dabba Do on and be a Flinstone!    Photos by Carole Rosner

BY CAROLE ROSNER If this is the year that you really want to "wow"  everyone with an awesome Halloween costume, check out the selections at Western Costume Company in North Hollywood. These high end, professionally made costumes are usually not … [Read more...]

Help Find a Cure: Save the Ta-tas

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Julia Fiske, Founder Save the Ta-tas.

BY KAREN YOUNG October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Save the Ta-tas in Canoga Park is doing their part to bring attention to the cause and help create a world without cancer through the sales of the Ta-tas® brand. Founded by Julia Fikse, … [Read more...]

Blow Drys and Cocktails — Dry Bar opens in Studio City

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BY KAREN YOUNG Calling all girlfriends (and others who need gift and party ideas) — it’s blow drys and cocktails at the new Dry Bar in Studio City opening Thursday, September 23. This is the second location for this innovative “blow dry” … [Read more...]

The Beauty Box: Luxury products and personal service for men, women and children

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BY KAREN YOUNG Want Lady Gaga’s nail color? Niche beauty products you can’t find in the 818, or some not even in Los Angeles for that matter? How about a good supply of products for men and children? And don’t your brows and eyelashes need … [Read more...]