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Vintage 415 Hosts DJ AM's Birthday

Check out pics from DJ AM's Birthday Bash at Mezzanine with special guests including Hollywood rappers Andre Legacy and Mickey Avalon.

Ungaro Trunk Show

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

After nearly a 10-year absence from any West Coast store, Emanuel Ungaro is back at Neiman Marcus, which hosted a trunk show as part of the festivities celebrating the Paris fashion house's return to California.

Ungaro's new creative director Peter Dundas with models

Sardinian Special

We’ve been given a hot tip about an upcoming event at La Ciccia. Everyone we talk to is wild for their lusty Sardinian food (and especially their Spaghetti with Cauliflower and Bottarga), so it’s no wonder our informant enthusiastically recommended that we make our reservations—stat—for the dinner on April 30th.

Here’s what the lucky diners can look forward to:

House-cured Salumi with Home Pickled Vegetables

Pork Short Ribs with Saffron and Tomato Juice

Sardinian Gnochetti served with Meat Sauce

Roasted Suckling Pig with Sardinian-style Seasonal Vegetables

Ungaro Post-Launch Party

photography by Heather Wiley and Drew Altizer

Asim and Isha Abdullah, who took over the Paris fashion house Emanuel Ungaro at the end of 2005, threw an Ungaro Fashion Show after-party at their Pacific Heights pied-à-terre. (The fashion show kicked off the West Coast launch of the Ungaro line—after a 10-year absence and with new creative director Peter Dundas at the helm—at Neiman Marcus.)

Melissa's Playlist 04.11.07

courtesy of Hot Chip

Listen to Melissa's previous playlists:
April 4 playlist
March 28 playlist



Give me a dessert menu and I’ll skip over the inevitable death-by-molten-chocolate cake, the crème brulée, the sorbet—and definitely the cheese (although I always feel like I should want to eat cheese after dinner because then I’d be European or at least a legitimate food writer). I’ll toy with the idea of a fruit dessert or anything with caramel, but I’m truly loyal to nothing but coconut.

Some highlights in my life of coconut:

Cool Erudition Never Hurt Nobody in Hollywood

Except Erich Von Stroheim … and Orson Welles … and F. Scott Fitzgerald … and Dalton Trumbo … and James Dean … and Monty Clift … and so on and so forth.

Drink Big

Bigger is better at Gestalt.


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