The Many Lives of Todd Marinovich
From football legend to drug addict and now artist and devoted father and husband, Todd Marinovich’s story is one of Orange County’s most spectacular falls from grace – and greatest tales of redemption.
Art Attack To see more of Todd Marinovich’s artwork, buy an original painting or print, or contact him about commissioned pieces, visit his online gallery. :: Todd Marinovich materializes one hot and windy mornin... Full story
Summer Preview
Here's your summer to-do list, your assistant as you attempt to carpe the heck out of each diem.
The beginning of June is like a watermelon ripening on the vine. It just needs a few more days before it’s primed – promising fruit that is sweet and crisp and airy. In those first days of June, we plot, plan and improvise. The hope is to... Full story
Interview with Ryan Chase
This young executive talks about revitalizing Downtown Santa Ana, how corporate America both catered to and harmed Hispanics, and why his family has nothing in common with Hitler.
Ryan Chase grew up in Irvine, went to USC and is in the development game. So what is he doing hanging out with graffiti and tattoo artists, unknown bands and chefs who can’t raise the capital to open a restaurant? “I’m... Full story
Ground Control
This season’s style gets a liftoff from bold patterns and prints.
Photography James CantDigital Tech Joanne MiriamPhoto Assistants Lily Cote and Daniel KintzHair and Makeup Iris Moreau at One RepresentsStyling Kim Bowen at Magnet Agency, assisted by Sarah MosquedaModels Victoria Reamy at Next Models LA and Karis Wi... Full story
Thicker Than Water
These sisters – and breast cancer survivors – share a serious bond, with a ton of laughter.
Mary was first. Then Susan, followed by Lita. Trish, the youngest, went straight for a preventative double mastectomy, the BRACA2 gene mutation making it all but certain that she would develop breast cancer like her three sisters before her. Yet, sit... Full story
Interview with Larry Haynes
This passionate straight-talker tells why it costs you more to do nothing than provide housing to a homeless man, how he wins over NIMBYs, and why being the son of a steel worker makes him better at his job.
When you speak with Larry Haynes, executive director of Mercy House, which provides housing and services to the homeless, the term “mercy” never actually comes up. In fact, moral arguments about why we should end homelessness and care for... Full story
OC Icons
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


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