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Mondette Notes – Get Ready For DinaLA, Guide To Eating Downtown, A Stylish New Yorker, and more

The list of restaurants participating in DineLA has been revealed / Grub Street LA
Sorry, no Whole Foods on the Eastside / Curbed LA
New exhibits to check out at LACMA / Blackburn+Sweetzer
Sweet guide of where to eat Downtown / Effie+Lucile
I’m digging this New Yorker’s style / Backyard …

Trends – Fall 2011, Feeling Teal in Big Splashes and Tiny Strokes

(Clockwise from left: Illustration by Shaun Kearney, designer of Cynthia Steffe, from Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2011; “Trophy Wife” deep teal pearl polish from Essie, $8; a dress from Geren Ford pre-fall 2011 collection, from Effie+Lucile; my teal Bloch ballerina flats from Hillary Rush, $135,

Mondette Notes – Vivienne Westwood Opens, Victoria Beckham’s Colorful Fall Vision, Aniston Might Be Leaving LA, and more

Westwood finally opens on Melrose—take a first look inside! / Style Section LA; pictured
Lilliam’s experience at Playa sounds amazing, but I’m sure it’s going to be tough to score a table the first few weeks / Rosewood+Martel…
Love the ponchos and mix of textures of Alexander Wang’s fall

Mondette Notes – Runway Looks From New York, French Vogue Drama Continues, Barbie Cupcakes, and more

And New York Fashion Week begins. Here’s a look by BCBG /; pictured
The real drama behind French Vogue‘s Carine Roitfeld and Emmanuelle Alt / NY Times
Magnolia Bakery creates a special Valentine’s Day cupcake for Ken and Barbie. Yes, the dolls / Highsnobette…
LAUSD gives chef

Mondette Notes – No NY Love For Kim Kardashian, Tracy Morgan And Michael Jackson, Dino De Laurentiis Dies, and more

Legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis, who produced Serpico and many other films, dies / NPR; pictured
Moreton Fig at USC serves dinner / Feast
Beauty party with IMBOYCRAZY and Youthskin/care / Rosewood+Martel…
Things you didn’t know about Tracy Morgan, including that he purchased a Michael Jackson glove /

Eats – Hard At Work At Playa, A Look At Vodvil, And A Sandwich Shop Heads To Melrose

(Chef John Sedlar’s Playa is coming)

The countdown is on! Over the weekend, the former Grace restaurant, and now home to the soon-to-be John Sedlar restaurant Playa, finally gave up on selling those leftover Grace chairs. Construction has begun on the new Latin American restaurant slated to open on …