Flashback Flair
Spring fashion 2015 borrows '60s and '70s styles updated with a modern panache.
Style signatures of the late ’60s and the ’70s have returned with gusto for spring. Think wide-leg and bell-bottom pants, gladiator sandals and platform heels, jumpsuits and pantsuits, suede and fringe, bold prints and maxidresses. Just d... Full story
Best Places to Eat, Coast-Style
Who doesn’t love a list, especially when it’s restaurant critic Brad A. Johnson’s 75 favorite restaurants in Orange County.
Who doesn’t love a list, especially when it’s restaurant critic Brad A. Johnson’s 75 favorite restaurants in Orange County. He created his list in numerical order, naturally, but we wondered how the best restaurants were clustered i... Full story
Market Watch
Fresh produce might lure you to the farmers market, but these prepared foods will have you returning for more.
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One to Watch
Ashley Clark’s Ban on Beige
Interior decorator Ashley Clark is one to watch on the Orange County design scene. The Salt Lake City native lives in Newport Beach with her husband and four kids, and is staking her design claim with an online shop as well as a growing roster of res... Full story
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
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
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


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