Front-Row Philanthropy

The Geffen Playhouse Los Angeles has long been the capital of entertainment, the gold standard destination for film, television and music. But over the past decade, L.A. has emerged as the hotbed of another important medium of art and creativity: theater. To be present for the premieres of new and exciting plays, one used to have to hop on a plane and head to Broadway. But no more. It’s happening here ...

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Datebook: Happenings around town (and those close by)

Happenings around town (and those close by) May Effervescence Festival: Grand Champagne Tasting The Line Hotel 3515 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010 Hosted at The Line Hotel, in LA’s trendy Koreatown district, the walk-around Grand Champagne Tasting will offer guests an opportunity to taste and converse with the winemakers, owners and representatives from renowned Champagne houses. Master classes will be led by Champagne experts, focusing on the terroirs of Champagne. 213.381.7411 May 5 43rd Annual Thousand Oaks ...

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Father’s Day Fashions

For all the dads tuned in to trends or for those who need to be turned on to them. We've got Father's Day Fashions. Check out two looks (and their labels) of the moment and where to get them. Look 1 FATHER'S DAY FASHIONS Shoes Nike 'Air Tailwind 79' Running Shoe in black/white/team orange; Nordstrom; $90 Wallet Balenciaga Arena Leather Bazar Billfold in black/white; Barneys New York; $550 Denim AG Adriano Goldschmied The Tellis ‘4 ...

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Planning the Perfect Stay-cation in L.A.

When you live in one of the most sought after places, treat it like the destination spot it is. In short, here's how to start planning the perfect stay-cation in L.A. now. Visiting the west coast of California is a bucket list item for so many around the world. Further, Los Angeles tops the charts as its go-to hot spot. Next time a few free days pop into your schedule, set ...

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Floral DIY with How2Girl Courtney Sixx

The colorful hues of the season instantly spruce up any entertaining space. Here, the latest floral DIY from How2Girl Courtney Sixx One of our favorite details about late spring and summer—aside from al fresco dining, sundresses and fun beach bags—is the plethora of flowers that can be picked or gotten from the garden, the farmer’s market, the supermarket or the flower district. The selection, colors and scents are beyond compare as ...

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Five Ways Your Honeymoon Can Support Worthy Causes

“For it is in the giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi After a couple announces their engagement, they spend the months before their wedding being showered with love, good wishes, happiness and excitement. Between engagement parties, showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, the rehearsal dinner, and the actual wedding, the couple’s proverbial champagne flutes will be full to the brim with appreciation. In the spirit of this gratitude, many ...

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The Modern Day Girlfriend Fiancé

Arianna Thomopolous, founder of The Modern Day Girlfriend, partners with The Knot to share wedding inspiration. Arianna Thomopolous’ blog, The Modern Day Girlfriend, has been a go-to for any advice that a sister out there might need: friendship, fashion, careers and, of course, romance. From pet-friendly travel to online dating hacks, Arianna’s been the girl with the answers. So, when she announced her engagement in December, she got a new topic ...

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Lady Gaga–Born to be a Shining Star

How music and performing have always been the beacon in Lady Gaga’s life She’s a pop star. She’s a movie star. She’s a superstar to legions of fans who vibe with her experimental style, her outspoken message, her honesty, her individual expression. She is Lady Gaga and in the ten years since she launched her first album The Fame, her star is shining just as bright if not brighter. When asked ...

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Amber Thayer and Jewelry with Soul

Los Angeles based jewelry designer Amber Thayer launched Amber Thayer Beverly Hills in 2008 after touring the world with then rocker-husband KISS guitarist, Tommy Thayer. She has since run her private atelier from her home in Los Angeles, California. This native Texan’s first collection presented looks composed of large, bold materials and delicate tassel skirts, fastened together with various methods of braiding, metal work, crochet, and macramé. In the winter of 2011, Amber met Nancy Cooke de Herrera, who guided Amber through a ...

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Bi-Coastal Beauty

If there was a revival of Dawson’s Creek (we wish!), Katie Holmes could justify playing her same character, Joey Potter, with nary a lick of makeup to cover up for the 13 years that have passed since the season finale. As much as we would love to see that, we would have to admit to envying the state of her fresh-faced skin every time we watch. She might come by her ...

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