THE GOOD LIFE

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Life in Movement

The Norton Simon Museum honors the sculpture of Edgar Degas In 1917, Edgar Degas, the French artist renowned for his dreamy depictions of ballet dancers, died in Paris. Marking the 100-year anniversary of his death, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, ho...

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Modern Mexico

Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico at Skirball Center Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center In the 1920s, Mexico City was a place humming with artists, writers and thinkers, many of them homegrown and ma...

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Art for Art’s Sake

Shockboxx spotlights local artists with the eclectic and unexpected Written by Constance Dunn Nestled amid the design studios and body shops of Cypress Avenue in Hermosa Beach is a gallery signaling a big step forward for the South Bay art scene. Opening ...

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Crafted, by Hand

Founder of the California-based heritage brand that bears her name, legendary ceramist Edith Heath helped reinvent the wheel Written by Jenn Thornton Edith Heath was nothing if not exceedingly true to form. A native Midwesterner raised during the Great De...

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Beverly Abloom

The star-powered Beverly Hilton’s new collection of lushly manicured outdoor areas is an event all its own Written by Wendy Bowman Home to some of Hollywood’s most glam gatherings—including more than 200 annual red carpet extravaganzas—The Bev...

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Play! Date

A history of play in the American West travels from early tribal artifacts and toy trains to Barbie and Nintendo Written by Constance Dunn The need for fun and diversion is one that cuts across geography, tribe and time—a fact explored in colorful, hist...

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Court Value

An oft-requested amenity in L.A., the recreation area is changing the real estate game Written by Wendy Bowman In a city boasting an abundance of celebrities, producers, tech moguls and athletes, it stands to reason that luxury homes would be all about gl...

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Portrait of an Artist

New this summer, an aptly expressive exhibit at the Getty paints a compelling picture of David Hockney Written by Jenn Thornton | Photography Courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum Through his iconic oeuvre, British-born artist David Hockney—a leader of t...

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Southern California

Will and Lori Ford feature homegrown, sophisticated style at their flagship pier avenue shop and cafe  Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Paul Jonason When I stop by the tidy Craftsman bungalow that’s home base for Gum Tree, Will F...

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Beer and Barbeque, Redefined

Aaron Robins’ Boneyard Bistro elevates two American classics Written by Constance Dunn | Photography Courtesy of Boneyard Bistro In his May 27, 1769 diary entry, George Washington wrote: “Went in to Alexandria to a Barbecue and stayed all Night....

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Framed for Fun

The 1933 Group extends its penchant for making what once was old new again to the Highland Park Bowl Written by Wendy Bowman Known for its true-to-period creations—primarily bars like the barrel-shaped Landmark Idle Hour in North Hollywood and beloved L...

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Pop Star

Skirball retrospective explores the social impact and local works of artist Roy Lichtenstein Written by Constance Dunn | Photos Courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center In the early 1960s, New York artist Roy Lichtenstein started making big, bold renderings o...