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
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
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
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
Rosemary McClure | photography by shutterstock.com, Merriman’s and Fleetwood restaraunts
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
Sometimes a cause makes us rethink what it means to give back. At the Child Abuse Prevention Center’s A Brilliant Night for Bright Futures gala, 310 guests gathered at the St. Regis Monarch Beach to consider questions such as, “What... Full story
Say “David Denman” and any dedicated TV watcher will think of Roy from the long-running comedy “The Office,” maybe Ed from the much-beloved drama “Parenthood,” or any of the dozens of roles he’s portrayed ove... Full story
Our critic discovers a day at Disneyland can actually include a good meal.
Brad A. Johnson and Nancy Luna | photography by Cindy Yamanaka and Brad A. Johnson
If I’m being perfectly honest, I must admit that my favorite thing to eat at Disneyland Resort is the corndog at Corn Dog Castle in Disney California Adventure. So that’s where I usually start. It never takes long, however, before I&rsquo... Full story
Sam Dunn | photography by riley kern and ana venegas
They say professional athletes die twice: once at the end of their career; the other, as we all do. As a surfer on the pro circuit, James Pribram tackled some of the world’s most awe-inspiring surf for more than 20 years. But when a life-threat... Full story
On a cool spring evening, the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel hosted one of OC’s premier social and charitable events of the year, the JDRF Orange County Chapter’s 20th Anniversary Platinum Dream Gala.
The black-tie-attired crowd included eve... Full story