February 9, 2016, 2:01 pm
February 9, 2016, 1:19 pm
Playa Provisions is the third endeavor for Top Chef runner-up Brooke Williamson and husband Nick Roberts. The unique model has four different restaurant concepts nestled within one 7,000-square foot, beach side location, including a bright and fun ice cream shop (with all ice creams made in-house) called Small Batch; a casual market counter serving breakfast and lunch, called King Beach; a back-room whisky bar called Grain; and a more high-end dining space dedicated to seasonal seafood fare, called Dockside. Here’s a look inside.
February 9, 2016, 11:50 am
As part of its Dream Bigger campaign, British travel agency Virgin Holidays created a 35-foot high luxury tree house on London’s South Bank, towering above the river’s edge. Inspired by South Africa’s Lion Sands Game Reserve tree house, the dwelling is stilted on giant trunks, supported by a greenery-clad plinth and hosts two elevated huts designed by Hubert Zandberg.
February 5, 2016, 12:21 pm
By Kathy McDonald
Resurgent real estate development is transforming the city’s core
Downtown los angeles is getting a makeover to the tune of $16.5 billion in new development. Changes includes the addition of a slew of mixed-used projects combining ground floor retail and upper level living, a new Whole Foods supermarket, sprouting indie restaurants, three just-launched breweries, art galleries, boutiques and the revitalized Grand Central Market.
Apartments are clocking in at a furious pace as more than 10,000 units are slated to be built and fill pent-up demand. New construction includes Greenland USA’s three mega-towers at Metropolis in South Park, representing a $1 billion investment. And on downtown’s northern edge, the Arts District offers hip lifestyle options from the blocks-long One Santa Fe to the Garey Building’s upcoming 320 apartments.
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February 5, 2016, 12:00 am