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  • Finding a Great Love in London

    By Ilana Angel

    4 days ago

    When I was in London a couple of weeks ago I came upon a vendor on Portobello Road, who had amongst his treasures for sale, a bunch of antique typewriters. I spent quite a long while looking at his impressive collection. I loved them and was amazed they all still worked and had the...

  • Cool cover-ups: Modest workout clothes for the gym and beyond

    By Julie Bien

    3 weeks ago

    Whether you want modest workout clothes for religious reasons or are simply self-conscious about wearing skin-baring tops and itty-bitty shorts, it can be difficult to find attractive and flattering options. These sporty staples — for in the gym or out — can help you focus on your...

  • Week in Review from London

    By Ilana Angel

    July 11, 2016 | 12:15 am

    I have been in London for the past week and it has provided an interesting view of the world. I am blessed to be able to travel for work and coming to London is wonderful because I love it here. My beloved father was English and I feel close to him in England. There has been a lot...

  • Shopping: Tap into your youth

    By Julie Bien

    June 27, 2016 | 10:37 am

    Sixty may be the new 40, but many boomers may feel even younger. Good thing there’s an array of DIY projects, crafts and tech toys that will take adults back to the pursuits of their youth — now that they have the time to fully enjoy them. 

    Forget about the cheap stuff you drank...

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  • Wardrobe change!

    By Julie Bien

    May 9, 2016 | 1:34 pm

    What Jewish girl wouldn’t want to mark her transition from childhood to adulthood in style? Make that two styles — the trend now is for young women to opt for the wedding treatment and have two dresses for the bat mitzvah: one for the ceremony and one for the party.

    Luckily,...

  • Dress to impress on your next interview

    By Julie Bien

    April 4, 2016 | 2:26 pm

    You applied for your dream job and scored an interview. Congrats! Now it’s time to show your future employer that you mean business. While it may be tempting to wear something quirky or unique, keep it professional with these vestments and accessories by Jewish designers and let...

  • Cool Kiddush cups

    By Julie Bien

    December 14, 2015 | 11:58 am

    One type of wine glass is intentionally, and dramatically, broken during a Jewish wedding. But there is another — the Kiddush Cup — that is meant to be reused and treasured for years. After drinking from a Kiddush Cup during the matrimonial ceremony, couples often use the same cup...

  • The top 7 perks of being Jewish in December

    December 3, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Growing up, ours was the only house on the block with a menorah glowing in the window. This should have put me on the fast track to Christmas envy, but it didn’t. I respected Christmas but was never jealous of those who celebrated. In fact, watching my neighbors actually gave me a...

  • Chanukah gift guide 2015

    November 24, 2015 | 7:25 pm

    Marmol Radziner Architects, one of the city’s leading architecture firms in both new construction and historic restorations, also creates furniture, home accessories and jewelry. Marmol Radziner’s Menorah ($140) channels a streamlined, modern sensibility into this ritual object...

  • Cool clothes for chilly weather

    By Julie Bien

    October 5, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    Class has been in session for a while now, but that doesn’t mean your back-to-school shopping is over. Outfit your daughter for fall with some of these snuggly suggestions. Just remember, moms: Sweater sets are so passé. 

    Your child will look fierce in the handmade felt ...

  • Slim your waistline, not your wallet

    By Julie Bien

    July 25, 2015 | 11:26 am

    No need to spend money on a pricey gym membership or state-of-the-art home equipment — you can get a full-body workout for less than $35. With free online workout videos and reimagined childhood toys like Hula-Hoops and Frisbees, fitness can be affordable, portable and fun.

    ...
  • Boomers: Pack your bags

    By Julie Bien

    June 30, 2015 | 12:42 pm

    Now that the kids are out of the house, there’s time to travel like the freewheeling college student you once were — only now, you have the funds to enjoy it in style. These items will help get you going. Bon voyage!

    The CANON EOS REBEL T6i DSLR CAMERA WITH 18-55mm LENS ($849)...

  • Chanukah shopping: Let there be gifts!

    By Julie Bien

    December 12, 2014 | 1:39 pm

    From gingerbread menorahs for the kids to dreidels with a decidedly adult twist, here are eight Chanukah gifts that everyone on your list will love.


     If you’re looking for a new twist on holiday traditions, try building your own edible decor with the GINGERBREAD MENORAH KIT...

  • Meeting an old Friend at Target

    By Ilana Angel

    November 26, 2014 | 7:02 am

    Last night I went to Target to buy wrapping paper. I also stopped by the toy department to see about getting clothes for my nieces favorite doll. As I looked around I noticed a young boy sitting on the floor playing with an action figure. He looked up to ask his mom if he could...

  • Gifts for the wedding party

    By Julie Bien

    November 14, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    Show your appreciation for members of the wedding party by giving them a token of your love and friendship. Whether it’s matching ties for all the groomsmen or rhinestone rings for the bridesmaids, small gifts are the perfect reminder of how they helped you celebrate your special...

  • Gifts for a retiring boomer

    By Julie Bien

    June 25, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    For many baby boomers, retirement is just around the corner. Why not celebrate their hard work and this golden milestone with a retirement gift? Whether they plan to spend the next phase of life jet-setting or pursuing more domestic interests, they deserve something special to mark...

  • Special gifts for that special day

    By Julie Bien

    May 14, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Finding the perfect gift for a 13-year-old can be difficult. You can always give a new bar or bat mitzvah money — in the traditional multiples of $18  — but if you’d rather give a more personal or meaningful gift, make it something they’ll remember.

    1. Recently considered...

  • Chanukah shopping: Revisiting some classics

    By Julie Bien

    November 25, 2013 | 4:18 pm

    Take time this holiday season to slow down and catch up on your pleasure reading. We’ve gathered a list of classic books to suit everyone’s taste  — from spine-chilling science fiction to classic modern novels. Whether you’re looking for a humorous Sunday afternoon read, an...

  • Shopping: Gelty pleasures

    By Julie Bien

    November 22, 2013 | 11:46 am

    Make sure your Chanukah accoutrements are up to snuff this year. We’ve got fair-trade gelt, dreidels for a cause, and ultra-modern menorahs for your 2013 festival of lights. So sit back, enjoy the latkes, drink some wine, and light the candles. L’chaim!

    1. The BLUE BEL AIR...

  • How to buy the best diamond wedding ring for your buck

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    October 23, 2013 | 4:50 pm

    When Jeremy Ziskind of Pico-Robertson proposed last year to his then-girlfriend, Allyson Marcus, he had a basic idea of what kind of engagement ring he would give his future wife.

    “Allyson told me pretty early on in our relationship that she loved the idea of a heart-shaped...

  • Kenyan police search mall wreckage after militant attack

    September 25, 2013 | 10:02 am

    Bomb disposal experts and investigators searched through the wreckage of a Kenyan shopping mall on Wednesday after a four-day attack by Islamist militants that killed at least 72 people.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta declared three days of mourning after troops defeated the al...

  • Top toys for baby boomers

    July 19, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    The kids have finally moved out, and retirement is on the horizon — it’s time you spoiled yourself with a few must-have toys. Whether your idea of luxury is never having to mow the lawn again or being able to pursue your favorite hobby, technology has ushered in a new era of...

  • eBay’s Israel social center

    January 23, 2013 | 4:12 pm

    Online auctioneer eBay’s hot new social commerce platforms aren’t coming from the giant Internet marketplace’s California headquarters. They’re conceptualized and launched by a team of 14 young Israeli geeks (and Marti, their “inspiration dog”) on Tel Aviv’s yuppified Rothschild...

  • Grocery Store Etiquette

    By Ilana Angel

    July 17, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    I like grocery shopping.  I cook most everyday and I especially love the produce section of my local market.  I am big on fresh ingredients and tend to buy a lot of organic.  I don’t use recipes or cookbooks unless I’m making something I’ve not made before.  I cook a lot of my...

  • Trader Joe’s comes up against some tough cookies

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 17, 2012 | 5:50 pm

    Trader Joe’s got slammed last week by a combination of hysteria and hoarding by kosher bakers when word leaked out that its semisweet chocolate chips were going from pareve to dairy.

    “It’s just really sad,” said Shana Fishman, a Beverlywood mother of four who stocked up on...

  • 20 Minutes in Hell

    By Ilana Angel

    February 22, 2012 | 6:56 am

    There are moments during the course of any given day when I wonder if I am in hell.  Sitting in traffic on the 405 freeway, watching reality television, teaching my son to parallel park.  Yesterday however was special, because I am certain I actually saw the devil.  He was laughing...

  • Does Loud & Greasy = Old?

    By Ilana Angel

    January 17, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    This weekend I went shopping with my son.  He is going to a winter formal and needed a new outfit so we headed out to Santa Monica to spend the day shopping, walking around, and having lunch.  It was a beautiful day, there were a ton of people out and about, and we had a wonderful...

  • Opinion: In defense of acquiring material things

    By Dennis Prager

    December 22, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Every year around Christmas and Chanukah time, writers, commentators, pundits and many rabbis, priests and ministers exhort Americans against spending money on things. We are too materialistic, we are told every year. Happiness, not to mention a meaningful life, depends on our having...

  • Shopping malls get in Chanukah spirit

    December 19, 2011 | 10:37 am

    Westfield, the world’s largest shopping mall empire founded by Holocaust survivor Frank Lowy, will welcome in Chanukah on three continents.

    Shopping malls in America, the United Kingdom and Australia, where the company is headquartered, will unveil menorahs, a spokesperson for the...

  • Splurge-tastic Chanukah gifts

    November 18, 2011 | 1:06 pm

    The great gifting season is upon us, so why not treat our loved ones (and ourselves) to something outrageous, something splurge-tastic that will be treasured, and remembered, for years to come. Whether you’re a natural big spender or someone who is looking to make a statement with...

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