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Design Finds
Decor rehab for spring
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 ki... Full story
Bonner Paddock
Bonner Paddock exemplifies the word “grit.” At 33, the Laguna Beach resident became the first person with cerebral palsy to summit Mount Kilimanjaro unassisted. A few years later, in 2012, he finished the grueling Ironman triathlon in Kon... Full story
Living the model life
Kelly Gray and her husband plant roots in Shady Canyon but the coast is always in the picture
With her blonde locks and flawless skin, Gray became the advertising face of St. John, the high-end knitwear firm founded by her parents in 1962, modeling in ads as early as age 15. The Newport Harbor High School graduate earned an entrepreneurial ed... Full story
Fancy This
For moguls on the move, the new Bentley Mulsanne Speed equals ultimate exclusivity
Can’t decide if you want a limousine, sports car, rolling cocktail lounge, or Wi-Fi-enabled mobile workstation? Starting at almost $340,000, the new Bentley Mulsanne Speed is not going to be all things to all people; instead it will be many th... Full story
The Transformer
Collin Diller revamps trash-to-treasure in his laguna beach workshop
Two years ago, Collin Diller was a full-time college student in need of a new table. Rather than peruse Craigslist or navigate Ikea, the Laguna Beach resident decided to make his own. The son of a retired general contractor, Diller had access to &ldq... Full story
Vegas? You bet.
March Madness brings out the big gamblers and a party scene. Here’s where to wager and cheer in style.
The true madness that lies within the heart of March Madness, the annual fixation that is the three-week NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, isn’t inside any arena nor in the tens of thousands of offices where otherwise conscientious worker... Full story
Coast Questionnaire
Marcelo Gomes
To say that Marcelo Gomes is an accomplished dancer is an understatement. After joining American Ballet Theatre in 1997, he became a principal dancer in 2002. In the years since, the Brazilian-born Gomes has put together a string of iconic roles, inc... Full story
The Ocean is his Canvas
British-born Malcolm Warner sits on top of the world as executive director of Laguna Art Museum
Raised in the British military town of Aldershot, outside of London, Malcolm Warner found a welcome escape in the pages of art books, entranced by distant landscapes and the faces of people who lived centuries ago. He studied art at the University of... Full story
Teemu Selanne’s Helsinki
Ducks superstar Teemu Selanne, now retired from hockey, loves to talk about his native land, and especially his hometown, Helsinki.
One of Finland’s favorite sons is also one of Southern California’s favorite sports heroes. Ducks superstar Teemu Selanne, now retired from hockey, loves to talk about his native land, and especially his hometown, Helsinki. Like Selanne, ... 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

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