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Hot Spots: Halo Hollywood

Walking into Halo, one gets the distinct impression that this nightclub is a sign of the times: it's not overly showy, it doesn't have snooty door people, and the drinks aren't over-priced. [...]

Parties: Pretty People by the Pool at Oakley’s “Intro to Summer”

Summer is sort of here in Los Angeles, where despite the calendar it can be gray and cold through much of May and June. But that iffy weather did not stop Oakley Sunglasses from taking over the pool and Skybar at the always-trendy Mondrian Hotel on Sunset Boulevard for their "Intro to Summer," a day of fun and sun and swag collecting on Thursday, May 28. [...]

Celebrities: Gary Sinise – A True Renaissance Man Gives Back

When actor Gary Sinise suddenly got an unexpected four-month hiatus recently from his hit CBS Television series “CSI: New York” courtesy of the Writer’s Guild strike from November 2007 to February 2008, it was easy for him to find something else to occupy his time. [...]

Parties: Bodacious Babes at the Nivea Bikini Bash in Malibu

A veritable gaggle of gorgeous girls descended on Malibu’s Point Dume on Sunday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend, in order to see and be seen by the pool at the Nivea “Good-bye Cellulite, Hello Bikini Challenge/Summer Bikini Bash” held at a private estate in Barbra Streisand’s neighborhood. [...]

Wine: A Bordeaux Pricing Brouhaha

“Bordeaux”: the word evokes the smell and taste of rich, refined red wine from France with “cashmere tannins,” “elegant fruit,” and “chocolate, tobacco, or cedar chests.” [...]

Restaurant: Laurel Tavern, A Gastropub

As soon as I heard the buzz (swirling late last year) about a hot new watering hole in my ’hood (Studio City, CA), a few friends and I strolled over to Laurel Tavern one Thursday evening to see what the fuss was about. [...]
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