If you have lunch with Elizabeth Segerstrom in her office, she will feed you filet mignon in a room where white flowers fill the centerpiece on a white marble table, where works by grand masters like Matisse grace alabaster walls. Along with your Fij... Full story
Coast staff | photography by Ralph Palumbo, Creative Direction by Karen Kelso
Fashion never sits still. The long legs of runway models aren’t the only objects in motion this fall. It’s the tassels that shake, the skirts that flow, the sequins that shimmer. Like magnets, different materials and styles gravitate towa... Full story
When he was working for seven years in the rice paddies of rural China, digging trenches and seeding soil, and eating grass to fill his empty stomach, young Charlie Zhang possessed a single treasure: his brother’s old clarinet. He taught himsel... Full story
Artisans from ancient Egypt and the Inca Empire had it right when they used gold to produce their timeless masterpieces. And as the world continues to be fascinated by these cultural treasures, designers have taken a cue from their centuries-old pred... Full story
Classic and Classical
Renée Fleming with Pacific SymphonySeptember 13 Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa
Soprano Renée Fleming made her mark as an opera singer, but she also has appeared on Broadwa... Full story
Five years ago, shortly after he moved to Newport Beach from Kansas City, Mitchell Allen was standing behind the risotto bar at a party he had catered, when he was approached by a tall, handsome man in a lavender Ted Baker suit, striped shirt and tie... Full story
Corona del Mar is home base for some of Orange County’s most successful family restaurant dynasties.
El Ranchito royalty Mama and Papa Avila reside in Spyglass Hill.
AnQi CEO Elizabeth An has a house on Morning Canyon, plus another home next ... Full story
Terence Loose | photography by photography by Shutterstock and EVO@Oceana Juan Cuetos
We have chosen to live on the coast for a reason. It’s big. It’s blue. It’s beautiful. But in many ways, it’s in trouble. Overfishing, pollution and a lack of regulation have put one of the best sources of protein – and ... Full story
The hostess sees me peeking through the window, so she opens the front door. “May I help you?”
“Two for dinner?” I ask. I can see that almost every seat in the restaurant is already taken.
“Just a moment,” she sa... Full story
How we've gone from fast-food haven to cuisine heaven
Nancy Luna | illustration by Chris Morris
To understand how Orange County’s dining scene has evolved over the past 20 years, we must first peek at our chain-littered past. And, there’s no better place to start than the Irvine Spectrum Center. The Moroccan-themed mall, the vision ... Full story