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
Child Abuse Prevention
Building Brighter Futures
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
David Denman takes on Hamlet, the moody Dane
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
Dining at Disneyland
Our critic discovers a day at Disneyland can actually include a good meal.
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
James Pribram Blazes the Eco-Warrior Way
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
JDRF Platinum-Level Success
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
Martin A. Brower’s Along the Coast
New Owners Overhaul Casa LagunaThe iconic, romantic, 23-room Casa Laguna hotel, built in the early 1900s on Coast Highway in south Laguna Beach, has been purchased by PRG Hospitality of Santa Monica and completely renovated and redecorated by noted L... Full story
Pesce Spada at Antonello Ristorante
You can’t separate Italian food from the conversation it creates. The Italian kitchen is too collaborative, the dishes too greatly impacted by the past, the culture too boisterous to ever see a plate without a story. Take for instance, the fi... Full story
Physicians of Excellence
On an April evening at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda, the 12th annual Physicians of Excellence Honoree Reception fêted 457 of Orange County’s most skilled and dedicated local physicians, as selected out by the... Full story
Spirit of Volunteerism awards
From hundreds of hours of volunteer service to $3.2 million raised in a 30-hour charitable marathon, generosity in Orange County took center stage at the OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism Awards luncheon, where more than 1,000 people gathered at the Disne... Full story


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