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'Black Friday:' The Day L.A.'s Top Private Schools Mail Their Acceptance and Rejection Letters

(15) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 6:33 PM

The L.A. Times coined the term "Black Friday" in a 2008 article, referring to the annual Friday in L.A. when private elementary school admissions letters are mailed.

This is when parents will find out if their kindergartner is admitted to John Thomas Dye, Brentwood, Crossroads, Oakwood, The Center for...

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Fund(rais)ing L.A.'s Private Elementary Schools

(14) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 9:09 AM

(Top to bottom: Invitations to Chandler School, Buckley School, Willows School, Center For Early Education, Oakwood School and John Thomas Dye)
Photo caption: (Top to bottom: Invitations to Chandler School, Buckley School, Willows School, Center For Early Education, Oakwood...
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Paris Haute Couture 2012-13: Photo Diary From Christine Chiu

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 10:06 AM

One of our favorite Truffle Hunters just returned from the fall/winter couture shows in Paris and brought along some adorbale, chic, Truffle-ly photographs of all the best looks, the invitations to the shows!! From Christian Dior to Stéphane Rolland, from macarons at Ladurée Paris to dinner at Le Jules Verne...

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James Franco's New MOCA Exhibit Recreates Chateau Marmont

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 10:50 AM

James Franco wanted to make a movie about the making of Rebel without a Cause but wound up with a collaborative MOCA exhibit instead. A replica of the famous Chateau Marmont courtyard and Bungalows is the framework for video art, short films and photography projected on the walls inside each...

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Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti Kicks Off Polo Season at Will Rogers

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 4:16 PM

Harvard-Westlake alum and current L.A. city councilmember and Los Angeles mayoral Democratic candidate Eric Garcetti threw out the ball for the 59th annual season of polo at Will Rogers State Historic Park in the Pacific Palisades for Tamsin Lonsdale, owner of The Supper Club, and real estate developer and polo...

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Meet Tyler Shields and Francesca Eastwood From E!'s New Reality Show 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company'

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2012 | 6:47 PM

He is a 29-year-old photographer known to snap young Hollywood stars, she is the 18-year-old daughter of Clint Eastwood and Titanic star Frances Fisher, USC student, and star of new E! reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Co.

"Mrs. Eastwood & Co. is...
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Daphne Guinness Exhibition at FIT in New York

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 12:29 PM

FIT unveiled its newest exhibit to a crowd of stalwart fashion followers... who better to appreciate a collection of Daphne Guinness' more museum-worthy ensembles? We had Valentino, W Editor Stefano Tonchi, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano, Bob Colacello and the ethereal Mary McFadden mingling with fashion students who seemed to have planned...

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Who Says There Is No Polo Scene in L.A.?

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 7:52 PM

Sundays are better spent playing polo, and by playing I mean watching. Unless you are Tamsin Lonsdale or Ebe Sievwright (pictured above)... in which case you are part of the action. Tamsin has been bringing groups of friends out to...

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Hollywood Parties Now Have "Texting-Only Zones"

(1) Comments | Posted April 27, 2011 | 7:15 PM

Last week while at the annual T-Mobile Sidekick party at the old Robinson's May compound in Beverly Hills (where my mother used to take me as a child), I spied a new party perk among the customary treats I see at at Hollywood parties, including performances from A-List artists (the...

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L.A. Prep School Gives Kids the Green Light for Coachella

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2011 | 9:20 PM

Every April, hordes of L.A. private school kids adorned in denim cutoffs and designer sunglasses flock to Indio for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. It's more than a weekend trip; it's a mass migration. They come from schools all over Los Angeles: Brentwood, Harvard-Westlake, Crossroads, New Roads, Campbell...

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L.A. Nightlife: Wednesday Nights at Jeff Beacher's Madhouse

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2011 | 1:06 AM

Job well done to Mr. Jeff Beacher, as I really did feel like I was at a mad house last night! One would never guess that right off the lobby of the Roosevelt hotel, you can walk through a book shelf and down a hallway of mirrors, only to enter...

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LA Natives You Ought to Know: Music Video Director Mazik Saevitz

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2011 | 1:59 PM

All eyes will soon be on Santa Monica born, Encino raised music video director Mazik Saevitz.

Today Mazik meets me on a relaxed chocolate colored leather couch at Caffe Primo on Sunset Plaza.  His ensemble is crafted, and his polite demeanor exudes sophistication and confidence.  He is the creative guy's...

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People Hosts Red Carpet Style Party at Newly Remodeled Decades Atelier

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2011 | 3:48 PM

Crowded into the newly remodeled Decades Atelier last night was a mad mix of stalwart chic and indie cuties, all here to admire the selection...

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Sundance 2011 Party List

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 6:52 PM

If you are on a plane to Utah this weekend, don't be surprised if the entire cabin is much cooler and better looking than your average Southwest fuselage. Flights to the annual Sundance Film Festival will be carrying brand reps, publicists, agents, starlets (the bigger names will fly private), studio execs,...

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Nicole Richie Celebrates Lucky Magazine Cover at Soho House

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2011 | 7:09 PM

Chit chat is what was going on in every corner at Soho House Monday evening ... gaggles of girls and sportie doods enjoyed the yummy mini sliders and grilled cheese sandwiches here to toast Lucky magazine cover girl Nicole Richie.

Engaged in New Year catching up were fashion designer Minnie...

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Beverly Hills Women's Club Holiday Tea with Tiffany & Co.

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 4:04 PM

By Caroline M. Roman

Now that we are finally back from the holidays we wanted to catch you up on a few of our favorite holiday parties. One of the lesser known pearls we have here in...

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Stocking Stuffers: Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour Dolls

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 8:15 PM

I feel in love with Andrew Yang's hand made dolls a few months ago (doll-gasm!), but was so busy that I did not have time to blog about them... Now I do! Given my mega unhealthy obsession with Nick Knight's Show Studio, art, fashion, cartoons, dolls and couture you can...

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Meet the Photographer Behind Nicole Richie's Wedding Pictures

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2010 | 5:49 PM

Friday on newsstands, People magazine will show the inside details of Nicole Richie's nuptials to Joel Madden -- including her dad Lionel Richie, her bridesmaids, and even an elephant! If you have ever planned or been a part of a major wedding in Los Angeles, chances are you have heard...

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MOCA Gala 2010

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 1:57 PM

Written by Magda Berliner for The Daily Truffle

This is a happening!

I consider it a great LA night when a convergence of local talent is pooled...

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Sotheby's "Nude" Art Auction and Party Benefiting the New York Academy of Art

(6) Comments | Posted October 21, 2010 | 4:35 PM

Who can resist a party called Take Home a Nude? Titillating, yes.  Scandalous, no. The reality is it's an art auction and cocktail party of nude art work held at Sotheby's, benefiting the New York Academy of Art.  In fact, the event, held on October 18, raised $800,000 for the...

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