The Briton Ensemble Winter Concert Sunday night at the Atladena Community Church redeemed Christmas carols from the musical purgatory of mall music and restored to them the joyful expressions of love and community that they are
The qualities that make Hilton Hotels a favorite among business travelers should suggest to those vacationing in Paris that such an oasis is just what they need. After all, being a tourist is often harder work than being on the job.
On vacation in my home town, I decide to celebrate the season here as if I were a tourist, seeking the holiday pleasures offered in abundance and letting the city of angels sing its version of Noel to me
The Trianon Palace and Spa in Versailles is a destination in itself. If you go to Paris, even if you want to stay in the center of town for your sightseeing, you should treat yourself to a weekend getaway to this five-star country resort twelve miles outside of the city.
On the Left Bank of Paris in a small shop that has been selling chocolates in the same storefront for over 200 years, the elegant and magical Debaube & Gallais, official chocolate maker to the Kings of France, practices the alchemy that earned them the right to place the Bourbon crest on their boxes
I pass the merry-go-rounds set up at Christmastime all over the city. It is as if the holiday turns the town into one enormous fairground. Practically every square has one with its fairy-tale ornaments and pipe-organ tunes filling the air. I dont know any other place where Christmas celebration is so publicly a part of the daily life of the city.
Last week I was tired and stressed as I drove through Culver City on Washington Boulevard. I passed a row of little shops I have driven by a hundred times. But this time the word Spa in clean-lined letters over one of the doors worked its siren song into my brain.
Cecilia Bartolis vibrant recital of baroque arias last night rocketed the house to its feet with a roar. It took three encores and upwards of ten curtain calls before the packed crowd at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was finished cheering.
The Grand Duchess at the Los Angeles Opera is a fluffy confection with as much icing as cake. Americans love their sweets sweet, and this production shamelessly delivers a veritable Candyland for the eyes and ears.
The Redcat Theater in the Disney Hall Complex opened its fall '05 season with the US premiere of a dance/theater piece by JoJI Inc.Erase-E(X) fuses choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Isabella Soupart and The Wooster Group for a mind-bending dance experience.