Pictorials

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.

Abbie Cornish Poetry in Motion
November 2009

Abbie Cornish Poetry in Motion

View Video The ascending star reflects on her farm girl roots, her inner beast—and her...

The California Cure The Land of Sunshine
October 2009

The California Cure The Land of Sunshine

Sure, L.A. is the City of Angels, but did you know it's also the wellness capital of the U.S.? Travel back to 1886, when William Wiggins came here to shake off tuberculosis...and spent the next 36 years extolling the curative powers of our city.

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.

21st-Century Altruism
April 2009

21st-Century Altruism

A look at the Las Vegas lives of Jenna and Michael Morton—the N9NE Group, tackling local causes and the magnificent house they built overlooking Red Rock Canyon.

Native Wisdom
April 2009

Native Wisdom

Pat Mulroy, head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, has been pushing xeriscaping by example at Las Vegas' Springs Preserve—and it's really catching on.

A Love Letter to Sin City
April 2009

A Love Letter to Sin City

Vegas Mon Amour: Peruse Albert Watson's visionary album for a winning mecca.

Q and Me
April 2009

Q and Me

Nicole Avant chats with her—and music’s—godfather Quincy Jones on passion, politics, perfection and passing the torch.

Ojai’s Main Squeeze
March 2009

Ojai’s Main Squeeze

Lora Zarubin's love of all things citrus leads to some inspirational cooking with tangerines, grapefruits, oranges and more. Recipes for spot prawn paella and tangerine negronis included.

Freebird
March 2009

Freebird

Embrace you inner rocker. Share your hippie fantasy. If there's one lesson in fashion today, it's YES YOU CAN!

La Cage aux Folles
March 2009

La Cage aux Folles

The Spring 2009 collections defy gloom and doom with brilliant color, artistry and inspiration. Pull up a front-row seat to the best of the season.

Heaven Is in the Details
February 2009

Heaven Is in the Details

Pelican Hill rises like an Italian Renaissance masterpiece above the magnificent Newport Beach coast, on 504 acres surrounded by almost 50,000 acres of protected habitat.

Suddenly Last Summer
February 2009

Suddenly Last Summer

Famed producer Howard Rosenman says an early obsession with Elizabeth Taylor helped make him the man he is today.

The New Red Carpet
February 2009

The New Red Carpet

Fashion Director Lori Goldstein insists risk isn't wrong for Tinseltown fashionistas. Mats Gustafson illustrates her fantasy pairings of red-carpet celebs and designer creations.

Anne Hathaway Face Forward
February 2009

Anne Hathaway Face Forward

The actress opens up to her Rachel Getting Married scribe Jenny Lumet on fame, focus, ferocity—and going girly for Bride Wars.

Working the Angles
November 2008

Working the Angles

Daring designers are changing the shape of fashion with exaggerated proportions and unexpected silhouettes.

Gentle Feast
November 2008

Gentle Feast

Kathy Freston celebrates the holidays with friends over a sumptuous vegan meal prepared by famed chef Tal Ronnen.

The Trip That Changed My Life
October 2008

The Trip That Changed My Life

How a journey to Rwanda opened Janie Gale's eyes to the beautiful creatures in her midst. See photos of five of the country's 300 gorillas.

J Mays Auto Didact
October 2008

J Mays Auto Didact

The visionary car designer's innovative legacy of prototypes and concept cars continues with his radical new direction at Ford, based on an aesthetic called Kinetic Design.

Elements of Style
October 2008

Elements of Style

The Brentwood home of Nancy Heller and Fred Specktor is a kaleidoscope of aesthetic tastes and personal passions.

Cliffhanger: Lautner’s Garcia House
October 2008

Cliffhanger: Lautner’s Garcia House

See photos of the refurbished Garcia House, one of John Lautner's midcentury gifts to L.A. in addition to his landmark projects like the Chemosphere and the Elrod houses.

What’s Frank Up To?
October 2008

What’s Frank Up To?

Editor in Chief Annie Gilbar talks intimately with Gehry about his recent architecture, daily routine and plans for future work.

Almost Heaven
October 2008

Almost Heaven

Elizabeth Poett continues a famly tradition of organic-beef farming at Rancho San Julien near Santa Barbara.

The Kid Stays in the Picture
September 2008

The Kid Stays in the Picture

Inside Kid Rock's unexpectedly serene Malibu hideout, described as "luxury and practicality with a naughty rock-star twist."

Briny Depth
September 2008

Briny Depth

Beneath its spiky exterior, the California sea urchin has a velvety, delicious heart of gold.

Straight Outta Cali
September 2008

Straight Outta Cali

Fashion designer Rick Owens opens up about his early days in Los Angeles and his sources of inspiration.