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Past Perfect Christina Hendricks
July 2010

Past Perfect Christina Hendricks

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.

Culture(d)—July 2010
July 2010

Culture(d)—July 2010

A sneak peek at LACMA’s inspired and surprisingly hard won collection of European fashions from the past two centuries.

VW in the Driver’s Seat
July 2010

VW in the Driver’s Seat

Volkswagen design maestro Walter de’Silva bucks the car-industry cult to design vehicles that suit the unique tastes of regional markets.

Hollywood Backlot Dinner for Schmucks
June 2010

Hollywood Backlot Dinner for Schmucks

Takes a catbird seat at the table of the sure-to-be hilarious Dinner for Schmucks.

The Real Deal
June 2010

The Real Deal

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.

Jerkin’ Jeneration
June 2010

Jerkin’ Jeneration

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.

Right Here Right Now
June 2010

Right Here Right Now

Who will be the next great indie band in L.A.? Our pundits weigh in with their picks.

Seoul Mate
May 2010

Seoul Mate

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.

All That Glitters
May 2010

All That Glitters

Robert Stone sets his sights on the stories buildings tell, the personal and cultural iconography they manifest—and even the feelings they evoke.

Fountain Head
May 2010

Fountain Head

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 White Hot
May 2010

Kobe Bryant White Hot

Kobe Bryant strikes an elegant pose as he fields questions on his basketball mortality and getting used to flying in helicopters.

Perchance to Dream
May 2010

Perchance to Dream

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 How I Met Your Mother
May 2010

Hollywood Backlot How I Met Your Mother

Hollywood Backlot steps on to the set of CBS’ hit show How I Met Your Mother, now in its fifth hilarious season.

The Slow Fade from B&W into Color
April 2010

The Slow Fade from B&W into Color

There's more diversity in noir than you might think—Denise Hamilton proves it.

Heavenly Hawaii
April 2010

Heavenly Hawaii

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.

Transverse Transcendence
April 2010

Transverse Transcendence

The pinot noirs of the Santa Rita Hills have come a long way since the planting of the very first vine.

Dangerous Curves
April 2010

Dangerous Curves

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.

L.A. Fashion Trouble Afoot
April 2010

L.A. Fashion Trouble Afoot

photographs by Bartholomew Cooke / styling by Hayley Atkin

Hollywood Backlot Justified
April 2010

Hollywood Backlot Justified

With this issue, LA becomes the print home of David Strick’s behind-the-scenes look at hot TV and movie productions.

Las Perlas: Mezcal’s L.A. Home
March 2010

Las Perlas: Mezcal’s L.A. Home

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.

Memories Taste Like This
March 2010

Memories Taste Like This

Chasen’s dishes were part of the fabric of Los Angeles—now they're living on in the work of one of its veterans.

Surf’s Up
March 2010

Surf’s Up

Photographer Dewey Nicks’ seaside Santa Barbara home is a handsome, modern mix for a handsome, modern family.

Spring Fashion 2010
March 2010

Spring Fashion 2010

Spring fashion erupts in a riot of texture, pattern and color inspired by sun and sand.

Millennium Man
March 2010

Millennium Man

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.

Heaven on Wheels
February 2010

Heaven on Wheels

The Hollywood A-list routinely seeks out Jane Hallworth's one-of-a-kind trailer when they're looking for luxury on the set.

Drink in Paradise
February 2010

Drink in Paradise

The tiki cocktail is back with a vengeance...and now a tip of the hat to the man who brought it to Los Angeles.

Blunt Force
February 2010

Blunt Force

Dedicated follower of fashion, crime-scene cleaner, Queen of England—to say Emily Blunt has range is an understatement.

Visionary
January 2010

Visionary

Meet five people whose forward-thinking formulations can forge a path for Los Angeles into the future.

WEB EXCLUSIVE:Strong Magic
January 2010

WEB EXCLUSIVE:Strong Magic

If you are Craig Strong, executive chef at Studio at Montage Laguna Beach, seeking perfect ingredients is part of the journey, literally.

Bowled Over
December 2009

Bowled Over

Artisanal punches add a sophisticated splash to holiday revelry.

Wrapper’s Delight
December 2009

Wrapper’s Delight

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?

Beyond Modern
December 2009

Beyond Modern

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.The Game’s Afoot
December 2009

Robert Downey Jr.The Game’s Afoot

Robert Downey, Jr., and Guy Ritchie, star and director of Sherlock Holmes, respectively, riff on beatdowns, baggage—and staying true to a literary icon.

Michael JacksonOff the Wall
December 2009

Michael JacksonOff the Wall

Our exclusive first look at The Official Michael Jackson Opus—a leather-bound 400-page tribute sanctioned by the star.

Who’s on First
November 2009

Who’s on First

It’s a “pick me” moment for youngsters trying out for a part in How the...

Mezcal Free Spirit
November 2009

Mezcal Free Spirit

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.

(Fish) (Delicious)
November 2009

(Fish) (Delicious)

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.

Every Day Is a Winding Road Sheryl Crow
October 2009

Every Day Is a Winding Road Sheryl Crow

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

L.A. Cocktails Liquid Heaven
September 2009

L.A. Cocktails Liquid Heaven

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.

L.A. Fashion Rough Cut
September 2009

L.A. Fashion Rough Cut

Strong, silent and iconoclastic is the ticket for this season of men's fashion.

L.A. Fashion Shape Shifters
September 2009

L.A. Fashion Shape Shifters

Inspired by the silhouettes of the past, this season's best looks come to life with sex appeal and architectural bravado.

Honey’s Big Night
August 2009

Honey’s Big Night

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.

Close to Home
August 2009

Close to Home

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.

Perfume for the Palate
August 2009

Perfume for the Palate

Histoires de Parfums masters Gérald Ghislain and Magali Sénéquier inspire the ultimate scent-driven dinner party, proving "without the aroma, there is no flavor."

Clare Graham Wonderama
August 2009

Clare Graham Wonderama

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 ShapiroGrand Tour
July 2009

Richard ShapiroGrand Tour

Richard Shapiro’s Holmby Hills manse delivers an object lesson in the masterful pairing of art and design.

Right Here, Right Now
June 2009

Right Here, Right Now

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.

Canyon Jam
June 2009

Canyon Jam

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.

Break the Wedding-Cake Mold
May 2009

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.

Wedded Bliss
May 2009

Wedded Bliss

The best and the brightest in wedding wear.