Shannon Santos, Executive Director of Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and Tutoring Program
Orange County isn’t exactly the first place you think of as needing a soup kitchen. But tell that to the more than 300 hungry men, women and children who show up for a hot meal – or two – every day at Costa Mesa’s Someone Care... Full story
2014 Restaurant Awards
The Best of the Best Restaurant critic Brad A. Johnson’s opinions are among the most valued (and at times feared) in California’s culinary world. He’s the only critic to have ever won both the James Beard Award for criticism (2009)... Full story
The Tribe at Water's Edge
A new photography book brings back evidence of a seriously cool global clan.
Photography by Joni Sternbach Long ago, in my college years, I took a class in semiotics. The first day there were 30 students and we were greeted by a bearded professor wearing tattered Birkenstocks and offering a challenge. “Your entire gr... Full story
The Azulón Aesthetic
The newest Segerstrom center in Costa Mesa brings the family's signature sense of style to OC's apartment market
Visitors touring Azulón at Mesa Verde for the first time may be forgiven for thinking they’ve discovered a chic, new resort hotel. The look and feel of the apartment complex that recently opened in the heart of Cost Mesa’s Harbor B... Full story
Early Adopters
OC locals share their favorite hotspots
We all have friends who know the best places to go. They’re quick to give informed recommendations when it comes to romantic hideaways, what boutique just opened, or can easily spout out the best ways to show off what our great county has to ... Full story
Sharon Ellis, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
This mother and former educator talks about why she now builds homes here and overseas to help solve chronic poverty.
Sharon Ellis likes to travel. But don’t look for her in the plush resorts or spas of the world. At least not always. Because often, instead of sampling sun-dried tomato dishes in the Med, she’s building homes from sun-dried bricks in the ... Full story
Living Aloha
Oceanfront Orange County may resemble the island life, but the warm breezes of Maui wafting through the open lanais of a Hawaiian villa truly offer a home away from home.
Modern Living at Andaz It’s one of those games my family likes to play. If we won the lottery, what would be on our list? Starting a nonprofit for victims of domestic violence. Funding a new sports academy in Southern California. Volunteering ... Full story
On the Rocks
Enjoy the holidays on ice with striking pieces in rose gold and frosted in enough diamonds to give you chills.
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War Games: A Master of Many Pieces at OCMA
A vintage review reveals how Chris Burden’s A Tale of Two Cities at OCMA plays with our fantasies of the past with a timelessness that comments on contemporary culture and crises
It may be presumptuous to read too much into the work of conceptual artist and provocateur Chris Burden, whose 1981 installation, A Tale of Two Cities, is now on view at the Orange County Museum of Art.Burden — who may be destined to be remembe... Full story
Public Art
New Sculptures in Newport Beach
For a decade or more, the award for OC’s most acclaimed collection of public art could have gone to Laguna Beach, Brea or Costa Mesa, the latter thanks largely to Henry Segerstrom and family. But there’s a new public art player in the cou... Full story


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