Photos: A Super Bowl Party to Remember
The Crisp Family's annual Newport Beach event supports the Marines
The Eighth Annual Crisp Family Super Bowl Event at Newport Beach American Legion Post 291 honored the 5th Marine Brigade from Camp Pendleton. About 200 Marines walked through a giant American Eagle tunnel and were greeted by supporters, well wishers... Full story
Artist Sharon Jackman's "Moonrise"
The artist: Sharon Jackman’s first career was in modern dance, which proved to be the perfect training for her next artistic medium, ceramics. “The physicality of the work has similarities to the dance. Throwing porcelain on the wheel dem... Full story
John Grossman’s Sun Valley
Gary Cooper, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe helped put Sun Valley, Idaho, on the map decades ago. The ski town, blessed with a stunning natural location, is still popular with Hollywood’s glitterati. That makes a lot of sense to Laguna Beach fa... Full story
Essay: A Connecticut Yankee in Orange County
When I moved to Orange County in 2004 to study fiction at UC Irvine, I brought with me certain ideas about California, especially its southern half. A lifelong New Englander, my views on the Golden State had been shaped by TV shows like “Baywat... Full story
Sweet on Cupid
A fusion of sweet Stoli Strasberi vodka with citrusy Cointreau liqueur drizzled with a kiss of grenadine
BLK Earth Sea Spirits is known for two things: succulent Wagyu-grade steaks and resplendent views of Huntington Beach. I had promised dinner guests a sunset spectacle with shimmering hues, but Mother Nature intended something else that evening: As we... Full story
Fortunate Foods
Food for the Lunar New Year
While most of the world counted down the new year in December, February 8 is the time to celebrate for those from several Asian countries. Festivals, parades and vibrant red attire start the party, but the best part of the Lunar New Year is the eatin... Full story
Seafood Paella from Vaca
Step into the kitchen at Vaca – the most anticipated Orange County restaurant in years – and you’ll see that chef Amar Santana takes his stock very seriously. Two enormous pots boil side by side. One is filled with giant beef and ve... Full story
Bernadette Peters Sings from the Heart
Orange County is getting something red and hot and as sweet as can be, just in time for Valentine’s Day: Bernadette Peters, who’s not your usual box of chocolates. The dazzling, 5-foot-nothing diva — who has won three Tony awards i... Full story
Think Pink
Go romantic with color-of-the-moment Rose Quartz
Valentine’s season is not just a time of roses in the form of beautiful bouquets, but a time to embrace rose as a color. The color experts at Pantone chose rose quartz (plus a blue called serenity) as their color of the year, noting a cultural ... Full story
Acura Revives the NSX in An All-New Package
Simple, sensible, dependable, comfortable and made in Japan – the original Acura NSX was everything a supercar wasn’t when it burst onto the automotive scene 25 years ago. It was that iconoclastic concoction – bolstered by bona fide... Full story


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