Fired-copper hair, vanilla-malt skin, five feet eight inches of packed va-va-voom—Mad Men’s alpha babe talks Hollywood, Tom Waits worship and becoming a living doll.
A sneak peek at LACMA’s inspired and surprisingly hard won collection of European fashions from the past two centuries.
Volkswagen design maestro Walter de’Silva bucks the car-industry cult to design vehicles that suit the unique tastes of regional markets.
Takes a catbird seat at the table of the sure-to-be hilarious Dinner for Schmucks.
Tom Selleck is one of Hollywood's best westerners. Now, with an induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame, turns out he doesn't just talk the talk.
Perhaps owing to its eyebrow-raising moniker, this blend of hip-hop-infused dance, music and style is all about youth, sound and a truly distinctive look.
Who will be the next great indie band in L.A.? Our pundits weigh in with their picks.
Pierre Koenig’s modern-architecture masterpiece Case Study House No. 21 exhibits global balance with an owner who showcases Eastern art through a series of visiting installations.
Robert Stone sets his sights on the stories buildings tell, the personal and cultural iconography they manifest—and even the feelings they evoke.
Water Entertainment Technologies is arguably the most advanced design firm of its kind. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve likely seen its handiwork.
Kobe Bryant strikes an elegant pose as he fields questions on his basketball mortality and getting used to flying in helicopters.
Sleeping Beauty’s glass coffin and Jesus’ empty tomb made indelible marks on wee Rick Owens’ psyche and thereafter, his distinctive furniture designs.
Hollywood Backlot steps on to the set of CBS’ hit show How I Met Your Mother, now in its fifth hilarious season.
There's more diversity in noir than you might think—Denise Hamilton proves it.
On Kauai, lie back, sip a mai tai and gaze at the moon over Hanalei Bay—and there's no better place to do it than the St. Regis Princeville.
The pinot noirs of the Santa Rita Hills have come a long way since the planting of the very first vine.
Carla Gugino tears into her roles as if with talons, showing a capacity for risk taking
in neo-noir tales that ride the edge of darkness.
photographs by Bartholomew Cooke / styling by Hayley Atkin
With this issue, LA becomes the print home of David Strick’s behind-the-scenes look at hot TV and movie productions.
There's a new kid in town on the L.A. cocktail scene, and this one means business with an array of only artisanal mezcals.
Chasen’s dishes were part of the fabric of Los Angeles—now they're living on in the work of one of its veterans.
Photographer Dewey Nicks’ seaside Santa Barbara home is a handsome, modern mix for a handsome, modern family.
Spring fashion erupts in a riot of texture, pattern and color inspired by sun and sand.
There’s no arguing Alexander Skarsgård is a born star, but when someone this ego-free comes along, we almost don’t know what to do with him.
The Hollywood A-list routinely seeks out Jane Hallworth's one-of-a-kind trailer when they're looking for luxury on the set.
The tiki cocktail is back with a vengeance...and now a tip of the hat to the man who brought it to Los Angeles.
Dedicated follower of fashion, crime-scene cleaner, Queen of England—to say Emily Blunt has range is an understatement.
Meet five people whose forward-thinking formulations can forge a path for Los Angeles into the future.
If you are Craig Strong, executive chef at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach, seeking perfect ingredients is part of the journey, literally.
Artisanal punches add a sophisticated splash to holiday revelry.
The tamal is a worldly creation, with a common anatomy—a cornhusk or banana leaf wrapped around a sweet or savory filling. But in L.A. at Christmastime, they take center stage on holiday tables. How'd they get so popular?
Whimsy is not typically associated with serious contemporary architecture and art. But for Pae White and Tom Marble, the quality of playfulness is essential.
Robert Downey, Jr., and Guy Ritchie, star and director of Sherlock Holmes, respectively, riff on beatdowns, baggage—and staying true to a literary icon.
Our exclusive first look at The Official Michael Jackson Opus—a leather-bound 400-page tribute sanctioned by the star.
It’s a “pick me” moment for youngsters trying out for a part in How the...
Ron Cooper's journey from artist to mezcal producer started with a single question: “Do you think the Pan-American Highway really exists?” From there, he was driven to show the world the joys of the most complex, versatile and rarefied distillate on earth.
There is no town more sushi crazed than Los Angeles. But just what is it about raw fish that sends us into such a frenzy? Turns out true sushi mastery can be discovered through the most unexpected sources—like my acupuncturist.
The Grammy winner has learned to take life’s turns as they come—and finds well-being is the destination. Hear her story in her own words
Half of the country's top bartenders are in L.A., making it the most exciting cocktail scene in the country. Meet the mixologists and their drinks.
Strong, silent and iconoclastic is the ticket for this season of men's fashion.
Inspired by the silhouettes of the past, this season's best looks come to life with sex appeal and architectural bravado.
Beekeeper Amy Seidenwurm turns her hankering for honey into a stint as guest chef for Friends Cook at Canelé, and results were so, so sweet.
Longtime friends Sally Horchow and Lulu Powers find the best bashes can be had right in one's own backyard, with local food including Oxnard strawberries, produce from the Hollywood Farmers' Market, Harrison Clarke Rosé from Santa Ynez and Redwood Hill Farm cheeses.
Histoires de Parfums masters Gérald Ghislain and Magali Sénéquier inspire the ultimate scent-driven dinner party, proving "without the aroma, there is no flavor."
Mayer Rus visits artist Clare Graham’s Highland Park studio MorYork (originally a 1933 Safeway supermarket) and examines his inspired art, an extreme exercise in repurposing.
Richard Shapiro’s Holmby Hills manse delivers an object lesson in the masterful pairing of art and design.
The perfect storm of global influences, post-Obama acceptance and all-age music clubs is leading Los Angeles into a true indie renaissance, with bands like the Knux, Dengue Fever, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Very Be Careful.
At his rented house across the street from Rick Rubin, Jonathan Wilson has again made Laurel Canyon into rock 'n' roll haven, with loose jams that include everyone from Elvis Costello and Jenny Lewis to Van Morrison and Wilco.
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.
The best and the brightest in wedding wear.