Bowers Museum launches historic exhibition
Staging an exclusive and unprecedented exhibit, “Virgin of Guadalupe: Images in Colonial Mexico,” the Bowers Museum has assembled more than 60 sacred works of art culled from 14 of the most significant museums and religious sites in Mexic... Full story
Can you pass the Coast Quiz?
Find out how much you know about the Coast lifestyle!
We all love life along our gorgeous coast. But how much do you fancy yourself a connoisseur of the actual Coastlifestyle? Find out just how much you know about who’s who and what’s what with our quiz.   If you get all 15 right, cons... Full story
Petal Power
Elegance blooms in this season's jewelry designs.
Bigger is bigger when you’re talking about this season’s beautiful baubles. Statement necklaces drenched in diamonds, not to mention large cuffs and glittering bracelets worn over long sleeves and gloved wrists, were high on shine at fall... Full story
Shelf Awareness
New and notable books in the literary landscape
A dwarf experiences a series of lupine transformations in the fabulist novel “Little Nothing” by Los Angeles writer Marisa Silver. This evocative tale examines the malleable nature of identity through fairy tale tropes, but places the cha... Full story
What if Alzheimer's is your family legacy?
I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a people pleaser or because I’ve learned the value of “facing my danger,” but the night before I am scheduled to interview Kim Campbell, I climb into my bed, pull the blankets aroun... Full story
First Person: Too much is just right
Fashion's moment of maximalism
Once, a long time ago, a man I was dating stood at a buffet and heaped a ridiculous amount of food onto his plate. When someone raised an eyebrow, he simply looked at them and said, “I like more.” I like “more” too. That&rsqu... Full story
Marian Barker has Laguna Beach in the bag
Tall, blond, impeccably dressed, handbag designer Marian Barker could have just sauntered off the set of a Town & Country photo shoot in the Hamptons. But the Laguna Beach resident is as one-of-a-kind as the couture handbags she makes. She can ta... Full story
Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath
The singer returns to his stomping grounds to sing for Goodwill Gala
The ’90s may have faded, but Newport Beach native Mark McGrath, frontman for the blockbuster band Sugar Ray, never got the memo. McGrath’s songs supplied the soundtrack of so many summers. Just a few words from any one of his hits will in... Full story
Local Orange County happenings
Men’s apparel brand Rodd & Gunn picks Fashion Island for U.S. flagship Rodd & Gunn, the premium menswear brand hailing from New Zealand, opens its first-ever U.S. storefront at Fashion Island on October 6. The look here screams tastefu... Full story
Shelf Awareness
New, notable and buzz-worthy titles in literature
Author of “The Perfect Age” and OC Family magazine editor Heather Skyler give us “Vegas Girls,” an intimate story of three women who reunite in their hometown and secretly aim to reconcile unfinished issues from each of their ... Full story


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