November 2010

November 2010

Editor’s Letter—November 2010

Editor’s Letter—November 2010

This month, attitude is everything, from the deceiving laissez-faire of Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt to the come-hither ways of London’s design cognoscenti.

Categories: Editor's Letter

Q + LA Zach Galifianakis

Q + LA Zach Galifianakis

Though he entered an industry in which name recognition is paramount, this pentasyllabic-surnamed funnyman went with pride of heritage over the lure of fast-track celebrity.

Categories: Celebrities / Conversations / Film / Interviews / Q + LA

50: Vegas Chips

50: Vegas Chips

Throwing away money never looked so good.

Categories: 50

Tesla Takes Shape

Tesla Takes Shape

Already avant-garde, the car company endeavors to be the EV player that values adventurous design as much as long-range, gas-free mobility.

Categories: Auto Didact / Automotive / Business / Cars / Design / Pictorials

Culture(d)—November 2010

Culture(d)—November 2010

This month, an eclectic sampling of the Los Angeles art scene, including a Michael Kohn retrospective, Raphael’s Madonna and Andy Warhol camos.

Categories: Art / Books / Culture / culture(d) / Design / L.A. History

Intrepid Traveler London Calling, Again

Intrepid Traveler London Calling, Again

London’s design scene flourishes anew in endless hotels, restaurants, galleries and shops, from the toniest stretches of Mayfair to the recently fashionable Shoreditch.

Categories: Architecture / Art / Culture / Design / Intrepid Traveler / Photos / Pictorials / Travel

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

The new Leica M9 honors the mythic strengths of the Titans—in pristine form.

Categories: Art / Design / The Style List

The Style List—November 2010

The Style List—November 2010

This month, a retrospective on famed Hollywood photog Herb Ritts, as well as classic designs on everything from cameras to winter wear.

Categories: Fashion / The Style List

Smells Like the Season

Smells Like the Season

Edgar Award–winning noir writer Denise Hamilton on the craving for scents brought on by L.A.’s holiday season. And it’s not all holly and mistletoe.

Categories: Uncommon Scents

A Novel Feast Dinner with Mona Simpson

A Novel Feast Dinner with
Mona Simpson

She’s as big a literary presence as L.A. has at the moment—but a homecooked meal with the author reveals nuances akin to her writing.

Categories: Feature Story / Food / Food + Wine / Interviews

The Shining

The Shining

Four extraordinary women’s watches that elevate the craft of the timepiece into artful expression.

Categories: Accessories / Fashion / Feature Story / Gifts / Photos / Pictorials

Jersey Boy

Jersey Boy

On HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Michael Pitt is the consummate damaged soul, but his own wide-eyed ambition that fuels the persona.

Categories: Celebrities / Feature Story / Interviews / Photos / Pictorials / Television

Wedded in Wonderland

Wedded in Wonderland

A farm-to-table reception strikes the perfect notes of abundance, beauty and life, even when the nuptials are in a gay bar turned antiques bazaar.

Categories: Art / Celebrities / Feature Story / Food / Food + Wine / Interior / Photos / Pictorials / Relationships / Weddings

Second Course

Second Course

Forced to reinvent herself, high priestess of L.A. dining Nancy Silverton found there’s no success like proven success.

Categories: Feature Story / Food / Food + Wine

Cognac Cocktails

Cognac Cocktails

It's better late than never, as the venerable spirit makes is reinvigorated in cocktails by the Roger Room’s Damian Windsor.

Categories: Cocktails / Entertaining / Photos / Pictorials

Social Studies

Social Studies

by Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Categories: Social Studies

WEB EXCLUSIVE Collective Good Taste

WEB EXCLUSIVE Collective Good Taste

There are only two rules of cooking club: (1) You do not talk about cooking club, (2) and never leave without setting a date for the next cooking club.

Categories: Entertaining / Food / Food + Wine