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About Face

“Revlon fired me when I turned 40,” says LAUREN HUTTON. Twenty-four years later, the model, who lives in Venice, wears the rejection like a Purple Heart. Though today middle-aged...

Best Apothecaries

Photograph courtesy brentwoodcountrymart.com Best Apothecaries, January 2008 Marie Mason was a beauty buyer for Studio at Fred Segal for 15 years before opening her apothecary in the Brentwood Country Mart. The shop,...

Betsee Isenberg

Inventing herself: New Jersey native Betsee Isenberg came to L.A. in 1979 and landed a job selling clothing lines wholesale in a downtown showroom. “I lied and said I...

The 800th Plate

On any given night in Los Angeles a great restaurant kitchen is veering close to collapse beneath the weight of service. A couple hundred diners are about to be...

Eye on the Prize

So we are given another chance to savor the extraordinary and unlikely ascension of Barack Obama as he is inaugurated president of the United States on January 20. Since...