Can you pass the Coast Quiz?
Find out how much you know about the Coast lifestyle!
We all love life along our gorgeous coast. But how much do you fancy yourself a connoisseur of the actual Coastlifestyle? Find out just how much you know about who’s who and what’s what with our quiz.   If you get all 15 right, cons... Full story
Petal Power
Elegance blooms in this season's jewelry designs.
Bigger is bigger when you’re talking about this season’s beautiful baubles. Statement necklaces drenched in diamonds, not to mention large cuffs and glittering bracelets worn over long sleeves and gloved wrists, were high on shine at fall... Full story
The ruff life of coddled canines
These pet parents spare no expense for their four-legged family members
Weekly massages, personal cars, holistic healing, designer apparel. A dog’s life isn’t what it used to be. Pet owners – or “pet parents” as they’re called in the industry – spent more than $60 billion in foo... Full story
Up close with Misty Copeland
This superstar, the first female African American to be principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, takes the stage in The Nutcracker.
Ah, to be talented, in demand and a pioneer. To be asked to interview President Barack Obama and invited to grace magazine covers. This is the life of Misty Copeland, 34, ballerina, role model, newlywed and (coming soon) dancewear designer. How... Full story
Behind the scenes of the world's richest fishing tournament
In 1981, Bob Bisbee, who owned Balboa Island’s Marine Fuels & Sportfishing Headquarters, more commonly known as the island gas dock, was sitting around with some buddies talking fishing. They fell onto the subject of tournaments, ones in wh... Full story
25 years of love letters
Jim and Nikki Wood are the first to say they “didn’t know what they didn’t know” when they started a little publication called The Coaster in 1991. Sure, they didn’t know anything about publishing; sure, it was in the mi... Full story
How the premiere dance world found a home in Orange County
To that list of glorious pleasures Orange County residents invariably take for granted – near-constant sunshine, killer Asian food and Mike Trout – we must add the stellar dance series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. With the Costa Me... Full story
Party People
Beverly and RC Cohen open up their iconic home for gala season on the coast
When the languid months of summer come to an end, it’s difficult to ignore the change in atmosphere along the Orange County coast. Fall is the time when the invitations to galas and golf tournaments and intimate dinners start to arrive, and par... Full story
The Dawn of Coastal Couture
Influenced by a Newport Beach childhood, Laura Brock and her husband, Kris, bring fashion’s vanguard home
The New York fashion scene is famously cruel – “The Devil Wears Prada” kind of cruel – but so far it’s been kind to husband-and-wife designers Kris Brock and Laura Vassar Brock. Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily heap pr... Full story
The Next Generation of Philanthropists
Who will open their checkbooks to support the future of Orange County’s civic and cultural institutions?
Her mother cooked dinners for struggling families, and his parents put him in Boy Scouts. But while Reshma and Ryan Block came from civic-minded homes, philanthropy wasn’t yet on their radar. Not until they hit a low point. It was about eight ... Full story


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