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Henry Segerstrom – The creator of cosmopolitan Orange County celebrates 90 years
Whoever said there are no second acts in American lives has never met Henry Segerstrom. Which makes sense, because F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that line in "The Great Gatsby" in 1925, when young Master Segerstrom was two and just starting out on what w... Full story
Fresh Fish
Southern Californians who love omakase are swimming in the good stuff.
For anyone who loves sushi, as I do, we’ve got it good here. Nowhere else in the United States – not New York, not San Francisco, nowhere – comes even remotely close to the quality of sushi widely available in Southern California. ... Full story
On the Edge of Glory
Local pros say Laguna Beach is poised to take its rightful place as an international mountain biking mecca. All it needs is a little help from authorities.
On a clear and balmy afternoon, professional mountain biker Richie Schley is on his daily sunset ride. He drops in and surfs down the mountainside, winding through singletrack hugged by a profusion of greenery so lush he could be in the British Colum... Full story
One Door Away from Heaven
Dean Koontz finds sanctuary in his Newport Coast home, designed with a writer’s eye for detail
Dean Koontz doesn’t get out much and that’s entirely by design.The author of thrillers, such as the recent “Saint Odd” and scores of earlier best-sellers such as “Watchers” and “Intensity,” says he like... Full story
Three Masters of Modern
Architects Anders Lasater, Christopher Brandon and Annette Wiley's impact in shaping the look of Southern California.
Playing with Light, Space and Geology Driven to grasp the deepest secrets of architectural design, Anders Lasater turned to his other creative passion: music. The boyish-looking amateur drummer and bass guitarist, a fan of Judas Priest and Led Zeppe... Full story
Henry T. Segerstrom
Coast's Editor remembers a local icon
Whenever I asked Henry T. Segerstrom about his legacy, he would politely but firmly move on to the next question. “I prefer to focus on the future,” he would say. Now that he’s gone at age 91, I’ll go against his wishes and sp... Full story
Listen to Your Heart
The Mission Inn sets a backdrop for our picturesque wedding
The procession entered, two at a time.  My bridesmaids paraded into the St. Francis Assisi chapel wearing cobalt blue Vera Wang empire-waist gowns. They delicately held their bouquets of light green cymbidium orchids and Privé pink and pl... Full story
A Wedding by the Sea
Two grooms celebrate their union in dramatic style
Rob Roy and Eddie Swaim were together for seven and a half years before they decided to tie the knot.  When same-sex marriage first became legal briefly in California in 2008, Rob says, they weren’t quite ready to wed. The two  hadn&r... Full story
A Whole New World
A fairy tale wedding complete with Jimmy Choo slippers
As Maggie and David Abrego-Bellis stepped onto the pavement lining Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. they were delighted that something was missing. On most days, the asphalt-lined thoroughfare that leads guests into the park is notoriously clog... Full story
High Drama
Bridal fashions captured at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Weddings are real-life theater, with a couple’s union celebrated in a singular, memorable performance. Like theatrical costumes, bridal ensembles and tuxedos are pivotal in telling a story, whether they’re classic, modern or edgy, or in t... Full story


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