April 2nd, 2015 at 11:00 am
When you think ski chalet, it’s likely that sleek and modern is not the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, a more rustic, sloped-roof homemade of raw woods and stone is a more common image. All that may be changing now that Apple Store architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has been commissioned to design an upscale ski community. The new collection of homes, The Stellar Collection, is part of the luxury Mountainside Northstar Lake Tahoe brand.
The firm was asked to think outside the box. The developer did not want a traditional ski chalet, but rather something new and modern. Drawing inspiration from modern Alpine buildings around Europe, BCJ came up with a fresh new design. These homes not only look different on the outside–featuring large windows, simplistic design, and void of embellishments–but the inside is also different. Interiors still feature natural materials, but not in the traditional sense. The home is warm and inviting. Light floods the home and there’s a clean and airy feeling inside. The renderings of both the interior and exterior give off a more urban feel than your traditional skiing community.
March 12th, 2015 at 8:00 am
It’s that time of year again. Through April 3, the Cactus League boys of summer head to their spring training camps near Phoenix to sharpen the skills that have lain dormant over the winter. However, it’s not just the athletes on the field that need to prep for the oncoming season; loyal fans and supporters also need to make sure they are ready to cheer on their team through the 162-game march to the World Series. So why not make the trip out to Arizona and help your favorite Major League team start its year off right?
February 26th, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Few things can improve your quality of life like a well-manicured landscape. With the year-round pleasant weather we enjoy throughout Southern California, we have a bevy of choices and options to beautify our homes. But, as with anything else in life, having a plan now can help ensure success later, so here are a few helpful tips for how to get your Southern California garden ready for spring planting:
February 26th, 2015 at 12:00 pm
Author: Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle
Photo: Courtesy of The Row
Information provided by: Angeleno
Outfitters to the inherently chic, The Row has introduced its newest must-have accessory, the Market bag—a trapezoidal tote in dreamy pink suede that tops our list of “it” bags for the season. Round ring handles crafted in Italy out of multilayered rosewood were inspired by “the lining and aesthetic of Riviera boats,” say designers Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen. With such attention to detail, it’s no wonder the twin sisters were the 2014 recipients of the esteemed Accessories Designer of the Year award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
February 19th, 2015 at 10:00 am
Some call Feb. 19, the start of Chinese New Year 2015, the Year of the Sheep. Others call it the Year of the Goat. One way to get around the issue is to call it the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name.
The turn of the Chinese calendar is celebrated in Asian communities around the world with varying customs and traditions. Streets-long parades, firecrackers to frighten away mythical crop-eating beasts, and burning incense to usher in good fortune are among the activities you’ll find at Chinese New Year events throughout Southern California.