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Luxury Living —Southern California’s Largest Speaker Series Expands to Beverly Hills At The Saban Theatre

With its season running from October to May 2016, on seven different Sundays, the series will bring “great speakers whose remarkable leadership, accomplishments and opinions make a real difference," says  Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California Co-Owner Kathy Winterhalder. Ehud Barak, former prime minister of Israel, opens the series on Oct. 18.

Luxury Living—Let Ace Rare Collectibles Help You Find That Piece You’ve Always Wanted

Whether it’s that rare baseball card to complete a collection, hard-to-find movie-star autograph or photo or the perfect piece of art—Ace Race Collectibles is the place to find it.  

Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul—Getting Out The Earth Tones For A Festive Fall

I have tons of fall and winter tablescapes with new twists. While gearing my color pallet to earth tones, of rust, amber, burgundy, I have also opted to blend a dusky (not to be confused with dusty) gray, pops of brilliant orange, and a splash of taxi-cab yellow.

Dishing It Up With Sharon Insul — When Is A Tassle Worth The Hassle? Always…

With rare exception, tassels represent softness, movement, a surprise pop that gives a room, a piece of furniture, pillow, clothing, and yes even a tablescape flights of fancy.

Frances Allen’s Desert Roundup –

It has been said, (sung, actually), that “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.” The truth of this catchy little verse gets put to the test every July in the Desert as approximately 400 guests (not all English) and their pets (not only dogs, but cats and birds as well) brave triple-digit temperatures to attend the annual mid-summer luncheon gala in support of “Pets on Parade,” held at the pet-friendly Doral Desert Princess Resort in Cathedral City.

Beverly Hills News – Cultural Heritage to Recommend Six Landmark Designations

Beverly Hills’ Cultural Heritage Commission will recommend six new properties for landmark designation following the regular quarterly meeting last week, including the Ahmanson Bank and Trust Building at 9145 Wilshire Bl

Gunman Who Shot at Police Apprehended at Bluff’s Park after Chase

A man suspected of firing shots at a police officer in Chatsworth was taken into custody tonight after leading authorities on a high- speed chase that ended in Malibu.

Carol Jean Delmar On Opera – Domingo To Open LA Opera Season In 'La Traviata'

Sept. 13 opening will feature actress Kate Walsh hosting a pre-performance cocktail reception, and a post-performance gala under the stars. Nino Machaidze stars as the doomed courtesan in Marta Domingo's production, set in the roaring '20s.

Beverly Hills News – Getty President Awards Lord Rothschild the Second Annual J. Paul Getty Medal

Getty President and CEO James Cuno announced today that the 2014 J. Paul Getty medal for extraordinary achievement in the fields of museology, art historical research, philanthropy, conservation and conservation science will go to Lord Rothschild OM GBE.

Frances Allen’s Desert Roundup –

It has been said, (sung, actually), that “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.” The truth of this catchy little verse gets put to the test every July in the Desert as approximately 400 guests (not all English) and their pets (not only dogs, but cats and birds as well) brave triple-digit temperatures to attend the annual mid-summer luncheon gala in support of “Pets on Parade,” held at the pet-friendly Doral Desert Princess Resort in Cathedral City.

Beverly Hills News – Cultural Heritage to Recommend Six Landmark Designations

Beverly Hills’ Cultural Heritage Commission will recommend six new properties for landmark designation following the regular quarterly meeting last week, including the Ahmanson Bank and Trust Building at 9145 Wilshire Bl

‘Dishing It Up’ With Sharon Insul –

The difference between a hostess/host, house-warming or just-because gift has been a source of confusion for many; and is as diverse as caviar is to Spam. When my Beverly Hills boutique was open, we became known and labeled as a mecca for gifts. Not just gifts, but ones that were creatively unique. As my clientele would say time and time again—no matter what the occasion, no one ever left without just the right gift, and wrapped to the nines, regardless of price.

Lost Re-Discovered Van Dyck Painting Fails to Sell at Christie’s Auction

A lost Van Dyck painting spotted on a British television programme failed to find a buyer at a Tuesday auction despite estimates it would fetch 1,000 times its original price.

Beverly Hills News – City's Phase One of the Plastic Bag Ban Started July 1

On April 22, 2014, The Beverly Hills Council unanimously voted to ban the use of single use plastic bags

Beverly Hills News – “Walk with the Mayor” Cancelled on Monday July 7; Mayor Lili Bosse in France

The popular “Walk with the Mayor” is on hiatus this week as Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse enjoys a little R & R basking in the sun in Cap D’Antibes this week.

Beverly Hills News – Best of Beverly Hills Nominations Closing

Best of Beverly Hills awards nominations will close July 7 for the Golden Palm Award.
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