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...]

Bird is the Word: Come Join A Rockin' Feather and Fashion Party

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Celebs like Selena Gomez and Steven Tyler have created a feather buzz. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic; AdMedia

BY KAREN YOUNG Feather hair extensions are THE fashion trend of the summer and a relatively inexpensive way to temporarily give yourself a fun, flirty, bohemian look. Feathers are unisex fashion and work on all ages. They last one to four months and … [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...]

Magnolia Park Shops Spring into Self-Guided Shopping and Cycling Adventure

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Magnolia Park

BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Get out your bike and join hundreds of bicyclists at the 4th Magical Magnolia Bicycle Tour for a self-guided retail adventure  of cycling and shopping through Burbank's Magnolia Park neighborhood this Saturday, April 2 from 3 … [Read more...]

HGTV looking for DIYers; Show your Beatles knowledge for a chance to win a Hollywood staycation and tix to Rain

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF WIN A STAYCATION AT THE HOLLYWOOD REDBURY AND TICKETS TO RAIN Until April 1, @Pantages – the official Twitter account of Broadway/L.A. and the Pantages Theatre – will give followers the opportunity to win a midweek … [Read more...]

Gourmet herbs and produce once privy only to top restaurants is now available to the home cook

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Photos: Carole Rosner

BY CAROLE ROSNER What started with a little plot of land in a Tarzana backyard 25 years ago has grown into Country Fresh Herbs— a family-run organic farm that produces high quality, hard to find produce used by some of L.A.’s top restaurants and … [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...]

Wacky and curiously awesome gifts at

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BY KAREN YOUNG If you're trying to find a fun gift for someone who has everything or something just completely out of the ordinary without denting the bank, look no further than Jamie Salvatori, the founder of this unique online … [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...]

THIS WEEK: Thanksgiving Help for the Hungry, Holiday Cheer Sales, Things to Do

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF There's still time to help those who are hungry this week, so check out the list below.  Also, instead of shopping the big Black Friday deals, be sure and also check out smaller shops on Small Business Saturday. Have a happy … [Read more...]