BE HER VALENTINE

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What Women Secretly Want for Valentine’s Day John Adams, Napoleon Bonaparte and Ronald Reagan are among the rare men who instinctively knew how powerful handwritten love letters could be. Now self-described hopeless romantic Cherie Turlington wants to encourage today’s men to be a hero to their wives or girlfriends by giving them handwritten love letters [...]

NO GUAC,NO GAME

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NO GUAC,NO GAME Mario and Courtney Lopez Celebrate Football Playoffs by Partnering with Avocados From Mexico in “No Guac, No Game” Host of the Emmy-award winning TV show “EXTRA,” actor and best-selling author Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney, have partnered with Avocados From Mexico (AFM) in “No Guac, No Game,” a communications program to [...]

HIS GUIDE TO SHOPPING FOR HER

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HIS GUIDE TO SHOPPING FOR HER 2014 every December 26th, in shopping malls and boutiques everywhere, disappointed women line up in front of cash registers cradling a Christmas gift in one hand and a gift receipt in the other. Imagine a world where holiday presents were never returned because the gift-giver got it right the [...]

A MARTHA STEWART HOLIDAY

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MARTHA STEWART’S ULTIMATE TIPS For a Festive Holiday Season For almost three decades, consumers have turned to Martha Stewart as the ultimate holiday expert. Each year Martha Stewart offers practical, instructional videos and how-to books, and inspirational ideas, tips, and strategies for gift-wrapping, tree-trimming, seasonal recipes and menus, and more on the pages of Martha Stewart [...]

TRIBUTE: OSCAR DE LA RENTA

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TRIBUTE: OSCAR DE LA RENTA July 22,1932-October 20, 2014 By Erika Fischer On October 20,2014, the fashion world and fashion lovers from all over the world mourned the passing of legendary designer Oscar de la Renta. Born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, he he was trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo. De la Renta [...]

OCT COVER STORY: OMAR MILLER

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COVER STORY: OMAR BENSON MILLER By Teryl Warren When Omar Miller walks into a room, people notice. But it’s not simply his larger-than-life presence and to-die-for dimples that warrant the attention. His imposing 6’6” frame is totally eclipsed by his intelligence, charm and ability to engage over everything from documentaries, to social media apps and [...]

FIRST LADIES OF LA 2014

First Ladies High Tea at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA, USA, September 13, 2014 Photo by SCOTT Mitchell  copyright  2014

L.A. Focus’ First Ladies High Tea held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills was a tremendous success. Over 1,000 attendees celebrated as Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson received the Legacy Award for her lifetime achievements as both an actress and a cultural icon. Tyson’s stirring acceptance speech included the [...]

TUBE TUNES PLAYLIST

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TUBE TUNES: OUR FAVORITE TV THEME SONGS OF ALL TIME By Camille Sarabia Admit it. You’ve done it: you turn the channel and hear the familiar whistlin’ from the Andy Griffith Show and you’ve been instantly transported to that magical place called Mayberry. Or maybe you relive the days of an era gone by every [...]

AUGUST COVER: ROSELYN SANCHEZ

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COVER STORY: ROSELYN SANCHEZ By Teryl Warren Without shame or equivocation, I can honestly say that I’ve been chasing Roselyn Sanchez for the past three years.  Since the earliest days of Wiles Magazine, I’ve carried a wish list of women who epitomize beauty, poise and substance that I hoped would one day grace the magazine’s [...]

JULY COVER: FAITH EVANS

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COVER STORY: FAITH EVANS By Teryl Warren As outspoken, legendary singer Patti LaBelle recently noted: “The word ‘diva’ is being thrown so loosely… that it isn’t cute anymore.” The dictionary defines the word “diva” as “a highly distinguished female singer or prima donna.”  Music lovers, television audiences and admirers of strong women everywhere define ‘diva” [...]