2016 New This Week Archive Stories

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  • 2016 Physicians of Excellence - Directory Part 1
    Allergy & ImmunologyWilliam E. Berger, M.D.27800 Medical Center Road, Suite 244, Mission Viejo, CA  92691 - (949) 364-2900Adult and pediatric allergy and asthma Warner W. Carr, M.D.27800 Medical Center Road, Suite 244, Mission Viejo, CA  92691  (949) 364-2900 Susan Cocke,
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Activist Chloe Allred uses art to help others overcome shame By: Sam Dunn | Body painting by Charlotte Dean, Photography by Jim Meyers
    Look closely at the recent Academy Awards telecast of Lady Gaga’s riveting performance of her Oscar-nominated song, “Til It Happens to You,” and you’ll notice a young woman with intense hazel eyes standing right behind her. Chloe Allred, an MFA student at Laguna College of Art and Design, was one of the 50 survivors of se
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Anti-Aging By: Christina Schwab | photography by leonard ortiz and Courtesy of Spa Gregorie’s Day Spas & Salons
    I made my career as a fashion and beauty commentator on television, from the “Today” show to “Entertainment Tonight” and dozens of others, but I have to admit, when it comes to watching TV, my personal favorite was “Downton Abbey.” The elegant lifestyle made me envious. As I sit in Lululemon workout clothes wr
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Artist Ted Baker By: Jodie Tillman
    THE ARTIST: His first significant piece of art, in eighth grade, almost landed Ted Baker in trouble. The teacher took one look at Baker’s illustration of a World War II bomber and said, “You were supposed to do this yourself.” Consider it the accidental compliment that launched an art career. The son of a Disney film cut
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Brazilian Bomba By: Jenn Tanaka | photography by ralph palumbo
    Southern Californians enjoy our fair share of Latin libations notably the margarita and mojito. But if you’re feeling a bit blasé about the standards, it’s time to step up to the caipirinha. Think of it as the mojito’s artisanal Brazilian cousin, the snappy samba to the margarita’s Mexican hat dance. Gratitude&rsqu
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Fashionably OC By: Nicole Polizois | Photography by Jack Lungu and Ryan Luna | Hair and Makeup by Toni and Guy Hairdressing Academy and Manna Kadar
    The county’s glitterati buzzed with anticipation at Dawson Cole Fine Art in downtown Laguna Beach on March 13. Fashion leaders, designers and stylists rubbed shoulders as they sipped cocktails and marked the official opening of OC Fashion Week, for which Maserati of Newport Beach was this year’s presenting sponsor. A portion
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Gay Old Time By: Jodie Tillman | photography by leonard Ortiz
    It was bingo night at Main Street Bar & Cabaret, Laguna Beach’s last gay club. Techno music chugged; strobe lights blinked. The game’s caller – a redhead drag queen named Endora – fussed softly over the prizes, like an ikebana master arranging her flowers. But half an hour past the scheduled start time, patrons had ye
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Hugh Hewitt's Morning Glory By: Jan Breslauer | photography by mark rightmire and courtesy cnn
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt sits behind a desk in his Orange County recording studio. Dressed in a blue shirt and red, striped tie, with his first guest ready on the phone, he slips the headphones over his silver hair, adjusts the mic and offers his trademark greeting: “Morning glory, evening grace, America.” The word
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Ivan Spiers’ Beloved South Africa By: Rosemary McClure | photography by shutterstock and La Cabrera
    Ivan Spiers may live in Laguna Beach, but he’s a global kind of guy, hopping all over the world with little notice. Spiers, who owns restaurants-with-a-view Mozambique and Skyloft in Laguna Beach, spent his youth in Durban, South Africa’s third-largest city. “I love Africa and its people. It has a different pace than the United
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Keep on Dancing By: Hadley Davis Reirson | illustration by Chris Morris
    On a Friday morning in late January, I wound one of my 7-year-old daughter’s blond hairnets around my stub of a ponytail and anchored the small bun with several hairpins (also on loan). A leotard was more of an issue. Nostalgia was responsible for my saving a collection of Dance France styles for two decades. But my black spaghetti-strap f
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Local citrus fruits are the stars of refreshing seasonal desserts. By: Jenn Tanaka
    Sweet FinishNew Yorkers boast constantly about their cheesecake, but at Fig & Olive in Newport Beach, the cheesy dessert’s French brother swaggers with a citrus twist. Whipped cream and juicy clementines enhance a creamy cow’s-milk cheese called vacherin. The dessert is served in a clear glass, layered with vibrant r
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Martin A. Brower’s Along the Coast
    Irvine Co. Builds on Success Few real estate development companies have the capability to construct a high-rise office tower without a major tenant or group of tenants first signed to occupy a large portion of the building. But the Irvine Co. – with available land in strategic locations, ample financial sources and the abili
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Maserati enters the luxe SUV fray in true Italian style By: Steve Irsay
    New from Maserati … [drum roll, please] … It’s a luxury SUV. Cue the smattering of slow-claps befitting such a predictable announcement. That’s because SUV projects and concepts have been coming fast and furious from once-unlikely sources such as Aston Martin and Lamborghini. Rolls-Royce is reportedly cooking up the pro
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Rita Goldberg’s Cultured Approach to Newport Beach By: Jodie Tillman | photography by ana venegas
    Growing up in New York, Rita Goldberg received an informal arts education – ballet productions, films, the Met on weekends. She spent summers in Europe, wandering the world’s great museums. Such a rich curriculum only left her hungry for more. So when her husband’s job brought them to Newport Beach nearly 30 years ago, she went
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Scallop Gratinéed at Taco María By: Steve Bramucci | Photography by Ralph Palumbo
    Carlos Salgado’s food is thoughtful, it’s smart, and it’s well put together – all qualities that the chef himself also exudes. Eavesdropping as he discusses dishes with his team offers a glimpse into the mind of one of the truly unique chefs in Orange County. Salgado’s brain bubbles with fresh ideas while also showi
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Sea Summit at Marblehead By: Alexandria Abramian | photography by leonard ortiz
    For some environmentalists, a visit to Sea Summit at Marblehead may leave a sense of longing that more coastal developments in Orange County didn’t follow a similar approach: Instead of replacing acres of flora and fauna with water-guzzling sod and golf courses, developer Taylor Morrison is seeing whether nature and luxury housing can live
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Table for Ten By: nancy Luna | photography by bob hodson and tony lattimore
    Towering floral centerpieces. Foie gras. Filet mignon. Farm-tinis. Held at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point, the annual Table for 10 culinary extravaganza netted $300,000 for two charities: Vocational Visions and The Teen Project. Lauri Burns, founder of The Teen Project, said funds help support her effort to giv
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • The Hilbert Museum of California Art By: Alice short | photography by bill alkofer
    Consider the dilemma of two art collectors who have quietly cultivated their passion over the last two decades: Their interest is piqued after a chance encounter with a handful of watercolors in a consignment shop. They buy one and, on their next visit, another, fueling their infatuation with California Scene painting. Soon they are immersed in
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • At Home with Tim Salmon By: Sam Dunn | Photography by Leonard Ortiz
    “Come on in,” says an Angel with a friendly wave of his hand, motioning to follow him to where his four-story house’s garage door is opened to a narrow Newport Beach street, free of cars and the hustle of beachgoers on this cool morning. He fusses with the cuffs of his dress shirt as he winds past a sleek Mercedes-Benz sports c
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • At Your Service By: David A. Keeps
    Call them what you will – sideboards, buffets, credenzas, armoires and dressers – the common cabinets and cases with the fancy names have always been more utilitarian than decorative. Behind their doors and inside their drawers, they provide a repository for fine, fragile possessions. Their tops are used to layout a spread in the din
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • Author and travel writer Pico Iyer By: Coast Staff
    Pico Iyer is one of the most renowned living travel writers, but he says his biggest journey yet has been his adventures in going “nowhere.” At the next Register Book Club event Iyer will talk with Coast magazine Associate Editor Sam Dunn, not only to discuss insi
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • Brioche French Toast at Provenance By: Steve Bramucci | Photography by Ralph Palumbo
    There is no meal that says spring like brunch. It’s at once optimistic and decadent, knowing nothing of long winters. It represents a new dawn, filled with endless potential, then postponed until 11 a.m.-ish, the better to catch up on your sleep. Undoubtedly, the flagship of any good brunch is French toast. The dish has humble root
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • Celebrate Spring By: Susan Denley | Photography by Ralph Palumbo
    Fall and winter are the mainstays of the formal social season, but what about spring? There are still parties aplenty, and even though April’s weather differs little from February in the Eden that is Orange County, now is the time to lighten your look with fresh fashion choices. Glamour reigns, whether your calendar includes garden parties
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • Chinese artist Zhao Kailin By: Jodie Tillman
    The artist: His second-grade teacher recognized in him a gift for painting. But this came amid the Chinese Cultural Revolution, so much of young Zhao Kailin’s efforts were limited to painting portraits of Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong. A turning point came in 1982 when he was 21. That’s when oil magnate Armand Hammer too
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • CHOC Cherishes Children Gala By: Coast Staff | photography courtesy of choc
    The CHOC Cherishes Children Gala moved to the City National Grove of Anaheim, known more for hosting concerts than galas. And a concert is just what the donors and supporters of CHOC experienced as Grammy Award-winning performer Keith Urban presented what seemedto be his full concert set list, much to the delight of the crowd. Amon
    Fri Apr 01, 2016