March 2015



From the Editor

ANNE BOLEYN’S execution in Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies is described with unforgettable imagery. The Vegas interlude in Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch is so vivid, I was convinced I was living with the teenage friends Theo and Boris. Yet of all the memorable books I read last year, none had more effect on me than a slight volume written by a Japanese professional organizer… Read



Ready, Jet-Set, Go!
By Marielle Wakim, Shayna Rose Arnold, and Kari Mozena
With the help of L.A. notables, we found 50 destinations to inspire your next vacation

Gallery Rogue
By Michael Kaplan
Brash and foulmouthed, Stefan Simchowitz is disrupting the way art is bought and sold

Gone in 30 Seconds
By Greg Nichols
To take down a motorcycle crime ring, the California Highway Patrol went undercover

Sentimental Journey
By Ann Herold
A cache of midcentury-modern furniture and a classic car collection serve as the diary of a life


It’s looking like showtime (again) in Inglewood; the case for saving Parker Center; the most hated woman in Beverly Hills; the coolest shoes ever

L.A. Archetype
A waxer sticks to her story

Ask Chris
Chris Nichols tracks down a Little Rascal

L.A. Story
Kevin Hart on bunking with Jason Segel and the perils of Burger King

All the parties fit to crash

How L.A. Works
Translating Chinatown’s main gate


Spring Fashion 2015
Fringe hits the big time; western-inspired accessories roam the range; L.A. receives some Louis Vuitton love

Not a Suit of Armor
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones sheds his medieval garb to show off the season’s crisp suits and coats


Small Bites
L.A. gets dizzy over upscale rotisserie; Joel Stein digs a wine cellar; Mark Peel goes fishing at Grand Central Market; small food entrepreneurs turn to L.A. Prep PLUS: Kris Morningstar reveals his inner Francophile at Terrine, and new restaurants Eagle Rock Public House, Le Comptoir, and Pez Cantina

The Dine Review
Patric Kuh on how all’s fare in Love & Salt


Culture Files
Short-film visionary Kahlil Joseph; the Strip’s rock and roll billboards; acing the TCM Festival

Best of LA
The city’s most striking bowling alleys

Street Smart
Boutique action on Melrose Place

The Guide
30 things to do in March, from the L.A. Marathon to CicLAvia in the Valley


Open City
By Anne Taylor Fleming
A photographer snaps the city’s growing population of cast-off sofas

By Nancy Miller
Once aimed exclusively at vegetarians, fake meat has gone mass market. But is bogus beef actually healthful?

By Steve Erickson
The patriotic power couples in House of Cards and The Americans