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
The Art of OC
An eclectic look at the season's cool visual culture, from classic California Impressionism to the edgiest of the Avant-Garde
Beach Art Laguna Art Museum's Art and Nature The debut of Laguna Art Museum’s Art and Nature program last year was a stunning success, with art exhibits and events at the museum and top local galleries, a family festival, and artist Jim Denev... Full story
The Desperados of the OC Art Scene
Baldemar Fierro, Eric Gerdau and Andrew Myers herald a new generation of independent artists
Sculptor and conceptual artist Andrew Myers sits outside of his studio and takes a pull from a bottle of Stella. It’s afternoon in Laguna Canyon and the sun that filters through the oak trees has lost most of its midday fury. Everything in this... Full story
Interview: Todd DeShields Smith
For eight months, the Orange County Museum of Art searched for a director to lead the museum through the big changes ahead. Finally, in August, Todd DeShields Smith took over as the new CEO and director. Key to the museum’s choice was surely t... Full story
Mojdeh Eskandari :: Co-founder of TEDxOrangeCoast
This former high-tech executive talks about her passion for the past four years: spreading ideas.
It’s perhaps ironic that if it weren’t for the suppression of ideas, TEDxOrangeCoast, an event that is all about showcasing “Ideas worth spreading,” may never have happened. At least not here.TEDxOrangeCoast’s co-founder... Full story


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