Paint the Town

From scarlet to vermillion, we’re mad about the color red.


Classic Maestro range by Bonnet Series, $50,000 to $290,000; on display at
Snyder Diamond in Santa Monica

Stephanie Johnson “Katie” cosmetic folding bag, $43 at Waverly in
Manhattan Beach

Bezel-set, princess-cut ruby and round diamond ring, call for price. Jolie Designs in Manhattan Beach

Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters, $26.99
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in
Redondo Beach

Front Loading Toolbox, $94.
Best Made Company

Did You Know?

Before Louboutin
The red heels of the shoes of King Louis XIV of France were discreet symbols of his royal status.

That’s Bull
Bulls cannot see the red color of the cape of a bullfighter … they are agitated by its movement.

Ginger Spotting
Red hair occurs naturally on approximately 1% to 2% of the human population.

Pucker Up
Red lipstick has been worn by women since ancient times, including Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth I.