Paint the Town

From scarlet to vermillion, we’re mad about the color red.

Classic Maestro by Bonnet Series,
$50,000 to $290,000; on display at Snyder Diamond in Santa Monica

Tocci leather weekender bag with solid nickel and brass hardware, $890 at Calleen Cordero
in Studio City

24k gold gilded lace wrap bracelet, $320 at No Roses Jewelry in Sherman Oaks

Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for
All the Letters, $16

Alice & Olivia “Kira” Top,
$245 Neiman Marcus Topanga

Did You Know?

Before Louboutin
The red heels of the shoes of King Louis XIV of France were discreet symbols of his royal status.

That’s Bull
Bulls cannot see the red color of the cape of a bullfighter … they are agitated by its movement.

Ginger Spotting
Red hair occurs naturally on approximately 1% to 2% of the human population.

Pucker Up
Red lipstick has been worn by women since ancient times, including Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth I.

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Eat & Drink

Off The Beaten Path: Humble Bee Bakery and Cafe Buzzes

The most exciting aspect of writing about food and restaurants is making an unexpected discovery off my beaten path. Most often this happens while running an errand—as I did the day I went to Home Depot and spotted Humble Bee Bakery and Café on Saticoy, just west of Louise. Located smack dab in the middle […]