May 2009

May 2009

Letters to the Editor—May 2009

Letters to the Editor—May 2009

Your responses to our April 2009 issue.

Categories: Letters to the Editor

Vow Factors

Vow Factors

Dale Atkins, PhD, psychologist, commentator on NBC's Today Show and author of Sanity Savers: Tips for Women to Live a Balanced Life, shares tips on how to really prepare for your wedding.

Categories: Manners Matter / Relationships / Weddings

50: Personals

50: Personals

We scoured Los Angeles personal ads to bring you the 50 most amusing, bizarre and flat-out hilarious we could find. Discover what people are desperately seeking...

Categories: 50

Jason Schwartzman

Jason Schwartzman

Nic Harcourt talks to Jason Schwartzman about becoming a multi-hyphenate, from his beginnings in Phantom Planet to scoring the Judd Apatow flick Funny People.

Categories: Interviews / Music / Turn It Up

The Wedding Style List—May 2009

The Wedding Style List—May 2009

The best presents go beyond the wedding registry. It's the truly unique and smile-evoking gifts—ones that come from the heart—that are most memorable.

Categories: Interior / Interiors+Interior Design / The Style List / Weddings

Eli Broad & David Bohnett Cause/Effect

Eli Broad & David Bohnett Cause/Effect

Giants of philanthropy Eli Broad and David Bohnett discuss their motivations, how they've decided to give back and what they consider a success.

Categories: Business / Culture / Feature Story / Giving Back

Wedding Album The Ex-Bachelor

Wedding Album The Ex-Bachelor

Senior Editor Jod Kaftan tells why he gave up bachelorhood after years of swearing by it—and how the right woman changed his mind.

Categories: Feature Story / Relationships / Weddings

Wedding Album The Arrangement

Wedding Album The Arrangement

Howard Rosenman recalls how his Jewish Orthodox nephew in Israel met the woman of his dreams after she was presented to him as an "arranged" spouse.

Categories: Culture / Feature Story / Relationships / Weddings

Wedding Album The Same-Sex Couple

Wedding Album The Same-Sex Couple

Raymond and Byron Moya carry on as a hospital admissions clerk and a labor organizer, even as they evolve into marriage-equality activists. “From neighbors to grocery-store clerks,” they say, “our community has embraced us as a gay married couple.”

Categories: Feature Story / Relationships / Weddings

Wedding Album The Officiant

Wedding Album The Officiant

After being asked to perform her neighbors' wedding, Sue Smalley talks about the steps she took formally officiate the wedding and memories that flooded her when thinking about her own big day 34 years earlier.

Categories: Feature Story / Relationships / Weddings

Wedding Album My Jewish Catholic Shinto Greek Wedding

Wedding Album My Jewish Catholic Shinto Greek Wedding

An insider account of how four cultures blend together to make one diverse wedding in Greece, including a three-religion ceremony and as many as nine languages in play.

Categories: Culture / Feature Story / Relationships / Weddings

Wedding Album The Renewal

Wedding Album The Renewal

After 20 years of marriage and an inadequate proposal, Jim Moret surprised his wife by getting down on one knee and taking his beloved as his bride all over again...in front of their kids, friends and family.

Categories: Feature Story / Relationships / Weddings

Wedding Album The Assimilated

Wedding Album The Assimilated

Gustavo Arellano explains how traditional Mexican-American weddings, including his own sister's, are becoming a thing of the past...and why that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Categories: Culture / Feature Story / Weddings

Wedding Album Chemical Connections

Wedding Album Chemical Connections

Mary Murphy profiles the various ways matchmakers help you to find your dream guy or girl, from online Websites to high-end personal shoppers.

Categories: Feature Story / Relationships / Weddings

Wedded Bliss

Wedded Bliss

The best and the brightest in wedding wear.

Categories: Photos / Pictorials

Wedded Bliss: Details

Wedded Bliss: Details

Details on our Wedded Bliss fashion story.

Categories: Fashion / Shopping / Weddings

Break the Wedding-Cake Mold

Break the Wedding-Cake Mold

An array of wedding cakes—Hummingbird, Green Tea, Old-Fashion, Croque en Bouche, Coffee Crunch, Imagawa-yaki—from some of L.A.'s best bakeries, such as Patticakes in Altadena and Jin Patisserie in Venice.

Categories: Feature Story / Food / Photos / Pictorials / Weddings

Happily Ever Laughter

Happily Ever Laughter

For the very first time, longtime marrieds Jay and Mavis Leno open up on strong women, real men and why theirs is a love for the ages.

Categories: Feature Story / Humor / Relationships

Vowing to Be Vert

Vowing to Be Vert

Linda Daly shares her experience of planning a green wedding in L.A., from invitations and venues to wedding dresses and flowers.

Categories: Shades of Green / Weddings

Chardonnay Lives!

Chardonnay Lives!

The history of chardonnay in California may hold the key to its future—white wine's biggest fashion victim is finally getting a makeover.

Categories: By the Glass / Drinks

Jerry Buss All in the Family

Jerry Buss All in the Family

Sorry, Jerry Buss won't sell the Lakers no matter how much you offer. But now meet Buss' six children, who stand to inherit the franchise from their father.

Categories: Good Sport / Sports

Citizen Chad

Citizen Chad

Chad Hurley, the founder of YouTube, talks with Jod Kaftan about the competition, eReaders and the future of online video.

Categories: Digital / Technology / The Gadfly

palate—May 2009

palate—May 2009

Lora Zarubin's latest favorites include downtown's Bottega Louie, Hangar One's spicy spirits, Unami Burger and online epicurean destination TastingTable.com

Categories: Drinks / Food / palate

A Vegan in Paradise

A Vegan in Paradise

Luau executive chef Mako Tanaka proves up to the vegan challenge and wows Kathy Freston and friends with tropical treats like pineapple-glazed tempeh balls.

Categories: A New Leaf / Food

A Certain Grace

A Certain Grace

Josh Radnor takes you to Ben Lee and Ione Skye's otherworldly Indian nuptials, where Amma, a divine manifestation in human form, officiates.

Categories: My Best Story / Relationships / Weddings