Barbara Lazaroff Press — Magazines

Barbara Lazaroff in the Press — Magazines



Barbara Lazaroff is primarily known for conception and execution of singularly unique restaurants.
Her innovative concepts and designs have received critical acclaim.
Her projects and business acumen have been featured in many magazines and books.

The have been many articles about Barbara over the years.
Here are a few going back as far as 1990 that we’ve had the opportunity to scan and some more we’ve listed for you to get an idea.

Barbara has also been highlighted in such magazines as: Travel and Leisure, The Carlyle, Metropolitan HomeWine Spectator, Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, Fortune, Japan Times, Harpers Bazaar, and Vogue (American and European editions).


Boutique Design-magazine-2018-featuring-Barbara-Lazaroff-Glamazon-GiverBoutique Design
Heros and Mavericks

Barbara Lazaroff is the Glamazon Giver

June 2018

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Angeleno Magazine, Icons of Beverly Hills feature with Barbara Lazaroff


Modern Luxury’s Angeleno magazine

Icons of Beverly Hills

April 2017

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Boutique Design magazine: BDWest Review, June_2018Boutique Design:
BD West Expo Review

April 2017
2 pages

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Angeleno Magazine
Charity & Social Datebook 2017

Barbara Lazaroff
Philanthropist, Restaurateur and Designer

2007
1 page

 

 

 

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CelebLife Passion Without Boundaries articleCeleb Life:

Passion Without Boundaries

by Claire Sander
Summer 2008
2 pages

 

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VIVmag article, do-good Foodies about Barbara Lazaroff 2007VIVmag
Do-Good Foodies

by Ann Wycoff
November/December 2007
9 pages

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Rob Report for the luxury lifestyle, magazine article featuring Barbara Lazaroff Robb Report for the luxury lifestyle
Ultimate Home Tour – A Portfolio of Extraordinary Spaces — Children’s Room

Greystone mansion

by Mary E. Nichols
April 2007
4 pages

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WEYE column
Goodbye to Hollywood
What made Spago LA’s ultimate hot spot? A look back as the legendary eatery closes its doors.

magazine article, Say Goodbye to Hollywood, about Spago Hollywood.

April 2001
2 pages

“We had this idea of something that would combine money and looks and a casual attitude,” says Lazaroff, who has designed all of Puck’s restaurants. “You know, I always thought of that image of David Geffen with a baseball cap on backward — that’s what we wanted Spago to embody.”

They succeeded. From the day the restaurant opened its doors in January of 1982 (when 21 Rolls-Royces jockeyed for parking spaces along the Strip), Spago was a hit luring everyone from Billy Wilder, Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, and Audrey Hepburn to David Hockney, Mick Jagger, Joan Didion and Arnold Schwarzenegger and, shortly thereafter, a mighty mob of paparazzi the likes of which no restaurant in Los Angeles had ever seen.

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Variety, May 29, 2001: One Spago enough for Wolfgang Puck

One Spago enough for Wolfgang Puck

by Army Archerd
March 29, 2001

Some of the story of the original Spago. The celebrities customers named in this article are too long to list.

Excerpts:
GOOD MORNING and goodbye Spago — Hollywood, that is. Spago BevHills continues, along with 11 other “fine” Spago restaurants, 48 cafes and other smaller, monickered eateries, and 20 Wolfgang Puck food products including soups, pizzas and entrees. “But one Spago (in L.A.) is enough,” said Wolfie.

The 20-year-old Spago on Horn Ave, on the Sunset Strip has grossed $100 million. Investors (limited) got back their $15,000 before one year, noted Barbara, “with interest.”

Their restaurant in the Hollywood-Highland building housing the Kodak theater, the new home for the Oscars, will seat 120 and may open in late Fall. The name? “Something with Wolfie’s name included,” Barbara insists.

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Restaurant Business magazine, Perfect Vision: Perfect Vision - RB honors six leaders whose wisdom, dedication and spirit go above and beyondRestaurant Business
Perfect Vision

RB honors six leaders whose wisdom, dedication and spirit go above and beyond.

by Victor Wishna
March 15, 2000
3 pages

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Interiors magazine featuring Barbara Lazaroff. Article: Spago Soars, Spago Beverly HillsInteriors magazine
Spago Soars, Spago Beverly Hills

by Michael Webb
July 1998
5 pages

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Luxe magazine: The Art of Luxury Marketing, Visceral Reality article featuring Barbara Lazaroff 1998LUXE: The Art of Luxury Marketing
Barbara Lazaroff Visceral Reality

by Suzy Gershman
1998
3 pages

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New Yorker magazine article, Puck's Peak, 1997New Yorker magazine
Puck’s Peak

1997
3 pages

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Town & Country magazine August 1977. On the Town, The Spirit of City LivingTown & Country magazine
On the Town

The Spirit of City Living
Spago’s New Space

August 1997
1 page

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W Magazine article Wolfgang's Garden, featuring Wolfgang Puck and Barbara LazaroffW Magazine: W At Table
Spago Reborn – Wolfgang’s Garden

April 1997

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Food Arts magazine featuring Barbara Lazaroff's design and Wolfgang Puck's menu at their then-new restaurant, Obachine.

Food Arts magazine
Kitchen Spy – Pacific Overtures

6 page article
May 1997

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Chain Leader magazine featuring Barbara Lazaroff & Wolfgang Puck 1996Chain Leader magazine
Winning the Chain Restaurant Game

PUCK
A brand to reckon with

November 1996
2 pages

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People Weekly magazine
Special Romance Issue

The 10 Most Romantic Couples of 1995

February 13, 1995
3 pages

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Smart Money Magazine, May 1995, Barbara Lazaroff and Wolfgang Puck are The Odd CoupleThe Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business
Smart Money Magazine

 

Me & My Money: The Odd Couple
Chef Wolfgang Puck and his wife agree to disagree about dough.

by Nellie S. Suang

May 1995
3 pages

Excerpt:
Spago was an instant hit when the couple opened it in 1982, and since then their empire has grown to seven high-end restaurants and six casual, moderately priced cafes. In the mid-1980s they introduced a line of frozen pizzas and desserts. Last year the restaurants and Wolfgang Puck Food Co. grossed more than $55 million. …

The incident earned Puck a resounding “I told you so” from his wife. She hates investing in stocks, “Your stock can be meeting quarterly milestones and doing very well,” she says. “Next thing you know, an earthquake hits or something forces the market down, and you lose everything.”…

Puck, it would seem, is almost allergic to the stuff [money]. Lazaroff says he often doesn’t even have $5 for gas and has to borrow a few bucks from a waiter. Long ago he delegates the check-writing and bill-paying chores to Lazaroff.

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An American Designs with Italian Ceramic Tile, the feature article in Tile and Decorative Surfaces magazine, November 1994, article about Barbara Lazaroff of Spago and other restaurant fame.Tile and Decorative Surfaces magazine
The Business Magazine for the Tile Industry

An American Designs with Italian Ceramic Tile

November 1994
2 pages

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Barbara Lazaroff and Wolfgang Puck featured on the cover or Orange Coast magazine March 1994Orange Coast magazine

Chef Wolfgang Puck and designing woman Barbara Lazaroff are providing there is no pie-in-the-sky operation.

by Robin Manougian

March 1994

As these inside pages say: It’s hard to imagine that Wolfgang Puck — the man whose name is synonymous with West Hollywood’s wildly successful Spago — almost never became a chef at all.

Barbara Lazaroff and Chef Wolfgang Puck article in Orange Coast magazine 1994


ELLE Decor featuring Barbara Lazaroff, 1992

ELLE Decor magazine
Barbara Lazaroff’s Shower for 35

1992
2 page

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Market Watch magazine - Still CookingMarket Watch
Market Intelligence on the Wine, Spirits & Beer Business

A Decade After Spago Burst Onto The L.A. Scene, Wolfgang Puck Is
Still Cooking
by Jean T. Barrett

April 1992
7 page


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Restaurant Hospitality Magazine article, Dances with Wolf & Barbara "The Power, The Glory, The Untold Story" September 1992Restaurant Hospitality Magazine
Dances with Wolf & Barbara “The Power, The Glory, The Untold Story”

September 1992

Barbara Lazaroff and Wolfgang Puck were featured on the cover in tandem with this feature article.


Restaurant/Hotel Design International The Magazine for the Hospitality Design Team. Article featuring Barbara Lazaroff's design of Granita. Granita: Water Music - A lyrical new restaurant celebrates the sea in light, form, and detailRestaurant/Hotel Design International
The Magazine for the Hospitality Design Team
Granita: Water Music – A lyrical new restaurant celebrates the sea in light, form, and detail

by M.J. Madigan
March 1992
6 pages

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DesginersWest, The Magazine of Interior Design Excellence Eureka! Barbara Lazaroff Strikes Neo-Industrial GoldDesignersWest
The Magazine of Interior Design Excellence
Public Spaces
Eureka! Barbara Lazaroff Strikes Neo-Industrial Gol

edited by Carol Soucek King
November 1990
7 pages

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Restaurant/Hotel Design International
Bits & Pieces

April 1989

This magazine issue featured Barbara Lazaroff’s design of the restaurant “Shane on the Glen” which was located on Beverly Glen just south of Mulholland.


Wolfgang-Puck-Barbara-Lazaroff-on-cover-of-Restaurants-&-Institutions-Magazine-1987Restaurants & Institutions magazine
March 4, 1987

Barbara Lazaroff and chef Wolfgang Puck were featured on the cover of this issue in which Spago was rated 60 in the top 100.


Designers West magazine Barbara Lazaroffs design of ChinoisDesignersWest
Public, Corporate & Residential Spaces
Barbara Lazaroff’s Fellini-esque Backdrop

by Carol Soucek King
Photography by Penny Wolin with Mark Adams

January 1986

 

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People magazine article, 1981, Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff Have Cooked Up a Marriage, Not to Mention Two Sizzling RestaurantsPeople magazine
Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff Have Cooked Up a Marriage, Not to Mention Two Sizzling Restaurants

by Peggy Brawley

March 26, 1984

Opening paragraphs:
He’s as pleasant and undemanding as bread pudding—soft, mushy and sweet. She’s as tart-tongued and flamboyant as chili sauce—fiery, spicy, outspoken. Not exactly a match made in culinary heaven. “It’s against all the odds,” he says, “but we’re a couple.”

Wolfgang Puck, 34, the mild-mannered celebrity chef and his live-in love, Barbara Lazaroff, 30, a hostess, designer and soon-to-be wife, have sifted together two differing temperaments and talents to create Spago and Chinois, two of L.A.’s hottest restaurants. “Wolfgang was already a great chef,” says L.A. restaurateur Michael McCarty, “but Barbara came along and flipped it all into high gear. She took it down a zany trail.”

This article is online at People.com.

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Sunset magazine June 1981, features the home of Barbara Lazaroff and Wolfgang Puck Sunset: The Magazine of Western Living

 

When a French restaurant chef gets his hands on an old L.A. bungalow kitchen…

June 1981
Photos by Teri Sandison

Excerpt…
Designer Barbara Lazaroff, Imaginings Interiors Design, started by knocking out the wall between kitchen and dining area.

She replaced it with a cooking peninsula and an overhead arch that divides the space, echoing the rounded doors and passage ways throughout the house. A squared-off door at one end of the kitchen was also restructured to match an archway in the adjoining wall.

Above the sink, rectangular windows were replaced by Stained-glass arches with vegetable motifs by Artistic Adventures. Counters…

Sunset magazine June 1981, features the home of Barbara Lazaroff and Wolfgang Puck Sunset magazine June 1981, features the home of Barbara Lazaroff and Wolfgang Puck

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People Magazine 1982 Chef Wolfgang Puck’s Got Lots of Dough, Now That His Pizza Place Is Hollywood’s Hot Eatery - Henry Winkler’s visitPeople magazine
Chef Wolfgang Puck’s Got Lots of Dough, Now That His Pizza Place Is Hollywood’s Hot Eatery

by Doris Klein Bacon
July 19, 1982
2 pages

Opening paragraphs:
… The new challenger is, of all things, a pizzeria, plunked down on once fashionable Sunset Strip. Its owner—oh, perfidy!—is none other than Wolfgang Puck, 32, former head chef at Ma Maison.

…But since opening night last January, when 21 Rolls-Royces jockeyed for parking space, Spago (the name is Italian slang for spaghetti) has consistently served a full house of 300 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Reservations are now required three weeks in advance, although there is always room for Henry Winkler when he stops by not for pizza but for marinated fresh tuna with avocado and Maui onions. Ditto for Johnny Carson, though Warren Beatty, when he’s in town, prefers pasta, while Betty Ford and Jacqueline Bisset lean toward grilled chicken with garlic and Italian parsley. On any given night the owner-chef may be seen welcoming the likes of Neil Simon and Marsha Mason, Sean Connery, Michael Douglas, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Richard Gere, Christopher Reeve, Lillian Hellman, or Jaclyn Smith and hubby Tony Richmond.

Later:
Since…Wolfgang’s helpmate has been Bronx-born Barbara Lazaroff. The cheerfully informal atmosphere at Spago, with its bleached-oak beams and its open counter separating kitchen from dining room, owes much to Barbara’s design sense, which is remarkable for a 28-year-old holder of degrees in biochemistry and experimental psychology.

People Magazine 1982 Chef Wolfgang Puck’s Got Lots of Dough, Now That His Pizza Place Is Hollywood’s Hot Eatery - Henry Winkler’s visit

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This article, minus photos, is also online at People.com.