The Lush Life in LA

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Jay Griffith is a landscape designer doing private and pro-bono public gardens for clients including Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz and Cuba Gooding, Jr. as well as the Central American Resources Center and the Point Dume Elementary Marine Sciences Magnet school. He is the host of the Saturday, May 3 Venice Garden Tour, which will raise money for the Las Doradas Children's Center and Learning Center.

Eric Haskell is a professor of French and humanities at Scripps College. He also works in the field of garden history and landscape aesthetics, and has curated over a dozen exhibitions including Privileged Precincts: The Pavilions and Gardens of Marly, The D-sert de Retz: A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden, Transcending Mimesis: The French Illustrated Book, and Picturing Wonderland: Illustrations for Carroll's Alice. On Wednesday, April 22, he will give a talk at the Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the Decorative Arts Council, on -Sites of Seduction: The French Garden and its Influence on European and American Style-

Paul Tollett is founder of Coachella Music and Arts Festival, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio.