Second Home Stunner
A half-acre, $20.9 million oasis in Crystal Cove features splashy views and an oversized garage
A home for sale high up in the Crystal Cove hills is a car collector’s haven. The motor court leads to a temperature controlled, 6,000-square-foot garage that can accommodate 25 cars. It’s not just functional; The upscale garage includes... Full story
Fresh Catch
At Little Sparrow in Santa Ana, Chef Eric Samaniego’s menu feels impossibly light, clean and balanced.
As Orange County tiptoes into becoming a legitimate player in the national food scene, chefs seem tempted to clonk diners over their heads with  attention-grabbing concepts and ultra-rich flavors. By comparison, at Little Sparrow in Santa Ana, C... Full story
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Scenes from the 2015 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells
The 2015 BNP Paribas Tennis Open finished with a dazzling display of tennis brilliance in Indian Wells. Novak Djokovic (Serbia), the No. 1 ranked player in the world, met Roger Federer (Switzerland), the No. 2 ranked player, for the 38th time. In a... Full story
Bag Lady
Classic car Culture inspires these homegrown handbags
With her bright pink Bettie Page ’do and oft-matching pink attire, Jennifer Perkins has a flair for the dramatic. Not surprising, given the Costa Mesa resident spent more than a decade as a costume designer for Disney. After years of creating f... Full story
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Siren of the Sea
Conservationist Julie Riffe makes the ocean her second home.
More than 400 miles off the coast of mainland Mexico, Julie Riffe hovered 30 feet deep in the cobalt blue waters off uninhabited Clarion Island, her speargun trained on a huge wahoo prowling the waters a dozen yards away. She fought the urge to breat... Full story
Car Concierge
Can’t decide which super luxury automobile to buy? He’ll help.
A couple of years ago, David Cashion got an email from a client with a “problem” of sorts. The client, a well-to-do OC car lover, was eyeing a trio of forthcoming hybrid supercars: the $1.4 million Ferrari LaFerrari, the $1.15 million Mc... 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
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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 li... 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

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