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Fifty landmarks, legends and locales that make Orange County amazing.
What makes a place great? As avowed Orange County exceptionalists, we have a long list of local favorites that help make OC a magnet for visitors and residents, new and old. But which rise to iconic status? We came up with 50 movers and makers, build... Full story
The Language of Style
Go beyond fashion trends and find your inner style.
Get Toned IlluminEssensce offers one-day or four-day seminars with Taylore Sinclaire or one of her consultants. Call or visit IlluminEssensce’s website for up-to-date information.Join Janet Nadler-Hoffenberg for an IlluminEssensce event o... Full story
The Big Blue
Whether you’re spending the day on a yacht in Newport Marina, or just looking for the perfect spring designs, A’maree’s is on deck with glamorous designers from around the world.
Watch itOn April 25, the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race, a 125-nautical-mile International Yacht Race, billed as the largest yacht race in the world, begins in Newport Beach and can be viewed all along the coast as yachts race to Ensenad... Full story
Interview with Shyima Hall
This young mother and author talks about her years as a slave to an Orange County couple who smuggled her in from Egypt.
In 1998, eight-year-old Egyptian Shyima Hall was given to a couple in Cairo to pay off a $30 debt. For the next four years, she worked 20 hours a day as a slave, cooking, cleaning and never attending school. Two years into her capture, the family who... Full story
Dirty Dancing
Fashion gets some inspiration from the tough guys this spring, with a feminine twist on blazers, oxfords, jackets, and jeans.
Photography James CantStylist Kim Bowen at MagnetDigital Tech Joanna Miriam Photo Assistant Lily Cote Stylists Assistants Jennifer AnnangDavid YoukhannahSarah MosquedaHair Jason Stanton for VoCe HaircareMakeup Kat Lieberkind for skinauthority.comWith... Full story
Namastaycation
Get away without leaving the county through one of these local retreats.
Spring is a time of jumps starts, fresh growth and self-improvement. It’s the season to slough off old habits and begin anew. For many (including this mother of two), that’s a task best accomplished with a little help.If the idea – ... Full story
Look… Up in the Sky!
The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo's monthly Astronomy Night offers a special look at the night sky.
In the wild lands off Ortega Highway, Astronomy Night makes its monthly stand. It's a science night. It's a date night. It's a family trip. And it's pretty much the only place most OC'ers get to see the stars while having an astronomy expert guide yo... Full story
Interview with Beth Sanden
This competitive athlete talks about the accident that changed her life and why it didn’t stop her quest to finish marathons on all seven continents, including Antarctica.
San Clemente’s Beth Sanden, a retired nurse, had never run even a 5k race until she was 44 years old. On a dare, she did a sprint triathlon and she was hooked, soon doing full marathons and grueling Ironmans – a 2.4-mile swim and 112-mile... Full story
Off the Grid
Take a tour through Orange County's great outdoors.
Step away from the computer screen, stop refreshing social media and put down your phone. With all the distractions and demands of everyday life, it’s easy to forget that we live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Whatever your fancy... Full story
Through the Looking Glass
Coast chatted up several Orange County-based photographic artists to delve into their nuptial inspirations.
Weddings and engagements take months, and sometimes years, to plan, and they’re gone in a flash. What’s left in their jubilant wake is a blur of moments and some fragmented memories – all of which (and many more) are catalogued thro... Full story

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