Fashion Forward Eye Candy (Jewelry, that is)

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Necklace with an optical lens for magnifying.

BY  RACHEL SULPRIZIO A blurry price tag and Oprah, an odd combination, but for Studio City’s Tari Saltman, it was a source of inspiration. “On New Year’s Eve (2008), I started thinking about what I wanted to do next,” Saltman says. “My … [Read more...]

Cool eco-friendly goods plus green printing and graphics in Woodland Hills

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All Green Things owner, Tanya Peel with her dog Otis. Photos: Sarah K. Tohl

BY SARAH K. TOHL In a world that is progressively becoming environmentally conscious, it is important to have outlets that allow for us to seek knowledge and practice our awareness. All Green Things, an eco-friendly boutique and online company, and … [Read more...]

The My Daily Find Guide for Valentine’s Day Flowers

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"Valentine Surprise"- Ruffled scarlet roses with pink cymbidiums and a "hint" of Godiva chocolate. ( in a 4x4 cube with 2 pieces of Godiva) $75.

BY MELISSA CHUA Valentine's Day flowers run the gamut in price, design and style.  Here are some choice finds from across the San Fernando Valley and one very unique shop just over the hill. Artistic Flowers Artistic Flowers specializes in … [Read more...]

Studio City’s Big Sugar Bakeshop: Sweet treats and a TV trivia tidbit

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BY  CAROLE ROSNER At 3:00 in the morning most residents of Studio City are asleep—but not Lisa Ritter, co-owner and head baker at Big Sugar Bakeshop on Ventura Blvd. Ritter is busy making the scones, muffins, cookies, brownies and cakes that fill … [Read more...]

Sherman Oaks’ Wild Wings brings birds and nature back to community

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Owners Bonnie McFarlin and Scott Logan hope to get the community back to the nature that used to surround them. Photo: Carole Rosner

BY CAROLE ROSNER Los Angeles is known for many things — Paris Hilton, the Sherman Oaks Galleria, birthplace of the ice blended mocha, earthquakes, picture perfect weather, and the biggest U.S. city without a football team. But, did you know that … [Read more...]

Jeannie’s Homemade Candies: a must-eat, must-gift for the holidays and beyond

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Jeannie-n-Sheri-200

BY CAROLE ROSNER “We’ve yet to have anyone taste this that hasn’t been wild about it!” That’s a pretty bold statement, but once I bit into a piece of Jeannie’s Homemade Candies, I see what co-owners Jeannie Alan and Sheri Adams are … [Read more...]

Interior Design: The Gift of Giving in a tough economy

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BY CATHERINE MONROE Part of creating a beautiful home that is warm and welcoming, is giving a little bit of it away from time to time.  And, in a tough economy, there are plenty of ways to show that you care, other than breaking the bank on a … [Read more...]

Unique jewelry with a special flair

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BY ALLISON RAE MARSH The diamond being a girl's best friend thing never shined for me.  Don't get me wrong, I love a good shiny object just like the next girl. But a diamond shines on anyone, which tends to make it more about the diamond than the … [Read more...]

Fashion Foward: Finding your own style

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BY ALLISON RAE MARSH Most people find one look and stick with it. I'm not about that. Country to Rock, Hippy to Preppy, Gypsy to Socialite, Goddess to Grunge...Downtown, Uptown, High Waist, No Waist, Low Waist, Dropped Waist...I'm a bit of … [Read more...]