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Chardonnay with Alan Rickman

It was announced Thursday that celebrated British actor Alan Rickman passed away from cancer. He was 69. In 2008, editor-in-chief Mary Melton shared a glass of wine with him and chatted about risk taking, art school swill, and Margaret Thatcher

Life After Death

In the opening of Raymond Chandler’s 1940 novel, Farewell, My Lovely, a black South Los Angeles bar owner is murdered, and an overworked homicide detective named Nulty catches the...

Bubbles

Photograph by Shutterstock1. Mel & Rose Owner Shawn Banayan suggests Duval Leroy’s 1996 Femme ($73 for 500 ml.) for its lingering finish. Alternative: Drappier NV Brut ($37.99)....

Malaysian Cuisine

As an ancient crossroads for the world’s spice trade and a rich source of tin and rubber, Malaysia has drawn waves of immigrants over the centuries, and all of...

The Weekender: Guanajuato

Ensconced in temperate hill country, Guanajuato is as gorgeous as it is authentic

Father Time

Francis Ford Coppola’s first movie in nearly a decade, Youth Without Youth, is about a man nearing the end of his life who has a chance to return to...

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...

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...

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,...