Bluewater Grill does the perfect lobster
Let’s be real: this dish isn’t from around here. It hails from a different part of the country, thousands of miles away. It might just be from a different era too – a time when East Coasters wore “bathing costumes,” gath... Full story
Fashion's fabulous fruity finds
Designers are showcasing a whimsically delectable vibe this summer. The lip-smacking looks are infused with a mix of vivid colors inspired by farmers market jaunts, trips to lush orchards and bites of succulent fruits. Ensembles and accessories are b... Full story
How to make Settebello’s peach of a Bellini
Settebello’s specialty is its artisanal Neapolitan-style pizzas. But this summer the quaint Newport Coast eatery features another Italian classic: the Bellini. Inspired by Harry’s Bar in Venice, Settebello’s mixologists have revamp... Full story
Local Olympian Sam Mikulak talks the Rio games and why he loves Big Corona
U.S. Olympic gymnast Sam Mikulak never forgets his Southern California roots. Neither does anybody else. Mikulak, a 23-year-old Newport Beach native, is known as “Hollywood,” the surfer dude, the epitome of California cool. Credit his goo... Full story
Marissa Wayne wrangles happiness in Costa Mesa
She’s a 50-year-old business owner with a husband and two children. But for many in Newport Beach, Marisa Wayne will always be John Wayne’s little girl. “That’s cool, you know?” Wayne says with a laugh. “I love to... Full story
Inside Out
Today’s outdoor living spaces require more than comfort, elegance and functionality
If you were to list the basics of a well-appointed home, you would likely include a souped-up kitchen; an all-weather flat-screen TV hanging above a fireplace and a grouping of elegant-but-comfortable chairs for leisurely conversation. You would also... Full story
My OC: Kylie Schuyler of Global G.L.O.W.
Kylie Schuyler worked as a Wall Street trader and later earned advanced degrees in clinical psychology while raising her young children. But when her husband’s job with Pacific Investment Management Co. in Newport Beach moved the family to Toky... Full story
The Host of the Coast
A longtime pillar of the coastal community, Balboa Bay Club widens its vision for the future.
Like a number of old stories at the Balboa Bay Club, the history of Scandinavian Night begins at the bar. This was 45 years ago. Rita Sprinkel and a few Norwegian friends were laughing and belting out childhood songs in the club’s already rauco... Full story
The Pretty/Dirty Mind of Marilyn Minter
You know Marilyn Minter’s art when you see it: candy-colored images of filthy feet in fancy heels, close-ups of women’s lips spilling glitter or dirty gems; pornographic paintings showing cropped views of women’s mouths; her early h... Full story
Alan Fuerstman's Splendid Maui
Ask Alan Fuerstman to tell you his favorite thing about Maui and he doesn’t ponder the question very long: It’s the aloha spirit. As founder and CEO of Montage Hotels & Resorts, Fuerstman encounters that laid-back philosophy of harmon... Full story


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