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Publisher’s Letter

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elcome to our newest issue, of Gentlemen’s Guide (GG). GG has you covered this month with everything our beautiful county has to offer. From advice on fashion to great O.C. & I.E. restaurants, we provide you with the perfect guide to living life to the fullest. As you look through this issue you will find a lot of great tips and information, like Men’s Grooming. If you want to check out things to do here, we suggest going to a hoppin’ new eatery, get a great massage, and grab a cool cocktail at a great bar in one in the O.C. & I.E. best new spots and get your dance on—all the details to making this happen are within these pages. As always, GG provides gents with insider information on OC-IE’s coolest, hottest places and people. This month we feature the striking actress, Meghan Markle (78) and the music artist Tiger Woods (46). We’ll also give you the scoop on all aspects of living to the fullest in the OC & IE. In this issue we feature the Top 10 Breweries in OC (18), Gentlemen’s Best Date Looks (12), and our Top Restaurant Reviews (30), where men can grab a great meal and have a fantastic time. In our car feature we’ve reviewed the rules in Luxury Hybrids (50), and in our sports article we explore Shohei Ohtani (40). Check out Tips For An Amazing First Date (82), where we give you men some useful tips. Don’t miss Date Night Ideas (64) to get the skinny on the places you should visit and enjoy with your significant other. Finally, we’ve spotlighted the Great Park Stadium (36), exploring this newest location! We are featuring all the best that you will find here, especially for men who want to explore, and want to do things here in the O.C. & I.E. Remember gents: twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So get going and get moving. Explore these great cities and discover it fully.


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Contents DEPARTMENTS

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Editor’s Letter

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Content Page

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A Man’s Gadgets

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What’s Hot

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Luxury Hybrids

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Gentlemen’s Clubs

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OC-IE’s Hangouts

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Workout Spots

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Meghan Markle

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Expert Advice

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Movie Reviews

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Event Calendar

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FEATURES What A Man Wants

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Best Date Looks

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Top 10 Breweries in OC

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OC-IE’s Top Restaurants

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Great Park Stadium

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Shohei Ohtani

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Tiger Woods

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OC-IE’s Best Dance Clubs

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Top Spas

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This issue of Gentlemen’s Guide (GG), it’s all about the man. How to look your best, feel your best and live your best. From a specialty cocktails men are indulging in to foreplay, this one’s for the gents.

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Style

Men’s fashion, according to Valentino isn’t complicated. But when it comes to pulling off a suit and making it look hot, it’s all about the details, the 70’s are back. Think two-piece suits with thinner ties that are fitted and tapered to the body. The trend now is for suits that have less fabric and fewer buttons. The idea here is that less is more. It’s more of a European look men are going for. “There’s a big movement toward healthy living now, and guys want to show that they look healthy,” Valentino said. “For that, the fitted, proportional suit is what they’re going for. It’s not about the loose, baggy clothing anymore.”If you’re looking for inspiration, the Al Capone look is hot this year, as men are dressing in suits reminiscent of mobsters, with polka-dot ties and sleek, slender looks. When pairing ties with a suit, Eloundou said thinking outside the box is definitely the way to go. It’s OK to mix paisley with polka dots, or wear a different colored jacket that contrasts with the pants, whether they’re solid or patterned. Accessories are a musthave, as they are used to bring out individual style, whether it’s the tie, shirt selection or pocket square. Eloundou’s tip: Be bold. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. A pocket square doesn’t necessarily have to match the shirt. The contrast shows off your colorful style and individuality.

Sex& Relationships

Oh, the joys of sex and relationships. Some men know what they want from awoman, while others are still trying to discover their boundaries. After surveying agroup of young men, we found out that men like their lady to be a lady on thestreet as well as in the bedroom, while some men prefer a lady in the streets and an uninhibited sex vixen behind closed doors. Physical Attraction The face is always a given when you meet someone, but this year it’s all about a woman’s height and the “ass.” Of course, attraction varies from person to person, but tall women with perfectly shaped derrières out numbered the face and boobs when it comes to physical attraction. Who knew? Relationship Needs Men want self-sufficient, secure and confident women. But just because you’reconfident doesn’t mean you need to be conservative. Men want a woman who knows what she wants and knows how to have a good time. If a guy is givingyou all of his time and attention, then there’s no need for jealousy. Yep, most men vow to cut the cord when a woman is considered to be the “jealous type.” Sexual Wants Nipples, nipples, nipples. Not yours, ladies, the men are all about foreplay, and it’s all about taking care of his nipples. Sucking, licking and even biting on a man’s nipples is a sure-fire way to relax and arouse him. But you don’t have to wait until you’re having sex to play with his nipples. Give his nipples a quick tug after he’s been working out, in the shower or first thing in the morning, and watch his facelight up as if his favorite sports team has just won a game.

A MAN’S DRINK

The Manhattan. Men have been opting for the Manhattan since 1870. History suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s. It was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (also known as Lady Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill's mother) in honor of the presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. The Manhattan is a popular and classic whiskey and sweet vermouth cocktail. When properly built, the Manhattan is the only cocktail that can slug it out toe-to-toe with the martini. It's bold and fortifying, yet as relaxing as a deep massage, and gents can’t seem to get enough of them. Combine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with 2 - 3 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don't bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils but don't drop it in. 3/4 oz sweet vermouth 2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey 1 dash Angostura® bitters 1 maraschino cherry 1 twist orange peel GentlemensGuideOC.com 7


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Men’s Looks:

The BEST Date Fashion For The Classy Gent By Bonnie Wong

o you’ve got the polished manners down to a T, but finding an outfit that will be comfortable, stylish, and leave a great first-impression might be your next daunting task, especially with spring and summer rolling right around the corner. If you’re a gent who has no idea where to start, take our advice and follow one of these must-have makeover tips selected especially for the warmer weather seasons!

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Your go-to may be a lightweight sports coat paired with khaki pants. Khaki pants are a good choice because they are versatile. Another idea is to try a nice pair of rustic, dark jeans. Just be sure not to wear your pair with ripped holes. Layering is another important skill to have since the temperatures fluctuate rapidly. Try a white or light-colored, tight-fitting button down shirt. Finish the look off with desert boots in a light color. If you think the look is too formal for the event, use your discretion and wear a deconstructed cotton jacket or Harrington coat. Remember, you want to make a good impression so it’s better to be safer than sorry.

Casual If you’re grabbing lunch or heading to a show, you want to opt for an outfit that is functional yet fashionable. It makes no sense to wear a full blown tuxedo, but at the same time you do not want to look like you just rolled out of bed in any old T-shirt. For the laidback gentleman, a suit might be a bit over dressy for your date. Instead, try exchanging your suit jacket for a fitted cardigan and play with separates that will show your bold style. This is an easy, put-together look that anyone can pull off for a classy feel. Since it’s spring and summer, of course, mixing separates in complementary color hues fits perfectly. GentlemensGuideOC.com 13


Fashionable Date If you’ve booked reservations at the hottest restaurant that takes a 3-months advanced notice, you’re going to want to wear something appropriate. Because this is definitely an important night with an important person, dress the part! Wear a suit but skip the traditional suit accessories like a belt and tie. A suit made of gray tweed, khaki cotton, or brown hopsack can be the perfect fabrics to choose from. For a touch of unique flair, add a striped shirt or colored shirt and pair it with brown or taupe loafers. Since it is the spring and summer seasons, patterns are always a good idea.

Just don’t go crazy and decide to show off your intense artistic flair. Choose a simple pattern such as thin stripes or small polka dots. After all, you want your personality to shine first off. Finish the look off with dark brown leather lace up shoes or even a pointed-toe shoe. The possibilities are limitless, but remember that your date will be impressed with your shoes, so don’t skimp out on choosing a fashionable, sturdy pair! Oxford-anything will become your best friend, Oxford pants and shirts especially. 14 GentlemensGuideOC.com


ultimate Formal event So you’re going to a formal event with a date? Lucky you! Don’t forget that dressing accordingly is one of the biggest things that will stand out that night. Sometimes, the formal event might be easier to dress for than a casual event. Your go-to will be a dark indigo or navy suit, a man’s wardrobe staple. Regardless of season, a dark blue color will be classy all year around. Ditch your black suit, as it is way too stiff and boring for the occasion. Pair it with a closed front French cuff white dress shirt to match and a classy black bow tie. If you’re feeling daring, you might even pair the suit with a blue shirt instead. Don’t forget that accessories play a big role in any outfit too. A nice pocket square can add interest to your entire outfit without having to change your entire look. A wristwatch can add that final touch of class that ties your entire outfit together.

It doesn’t matter if you’re headed to see the newest film to hit the box office or will be having a fancy Italian dinner, how you dress is an important aspect that your date will appreciate in the long run. A man who pays attention to the small details like his shoes will demonstrate that they can pay attention to details in a relationships and so on. However, dressing for a date does not have to be stressful. Take these tips into consideration to snag that second and even third date! n GentlemensGuideOC.com 15


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Top 10 Breweries in Orange County By Bianca Calanche

eer is a man’s best company; at least that’s what it seems like. Now more than ever the brewery community has expanded. More and more Josephine Baker people enjoy the taste of a well-brewed beer rather than a corporate company beer. And with its expansion come the many breweries in every city and every corner. Lucky for you we have put together 10 of the most star rated breweries in the OC area.

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1. The Bruery Located in the city of Placentia this very well known brewery holds its high standards by there well crafted beers and the long selection of seasonal, sour and year round beers. Founded in 2008 only 7 years old, it has grown tremendously in satisfaction. They brew dozens of original beers each year with their own list of ingredients and inspirations growing perpetually. Their collection of oak barrels has also become a primary element of the brewery. Nearly half of their beer is aged in wine or spirit barrels bringing forth flavors reminiscent of the Belgian countryside or classic American distillers.

2. Bottle Logic Brewing A very tasteful brewery located in Anaheim, this local brewery has a very unique feel to it. With handmade stools that look like beer barrels, and fancy taste beer placement, to the décor on the walls with awesome posters, and a small library, the brewery feels very homy and welcomes all beer lovers to have a taste. Although they don’t sell food inside they have a different food truck everyday where you are welcome to buy and bring in your food to enjoy with your well-crafted beer. With a long selection of beer, you are welcome to taste each one with their taste option of 6 different beers at a time. This brewery is a unique and homy place to try if you’re looking for a relaxing evening. 18 GentlemensGuideOC.com


3. Noble Ale Works With its unbeatable prices, Noble Ales brewery is definitely a hidden gem. Located in Anaheim behind warehouses, this small brewery offers a cozy place to drink. With its unique beer and beer names such as “Naughty Sauce� which has great reviews, it is a definitive must try. With plenty of parking, customers have nothing to complain about. They enjoy the small space and the unique crafted beers and so will you!

4. Valiant Brewing Company

A newer brewery to the neighborhood of Orange, it has become the to go to spot to many of the community. With a testing room with about 10 different original beers to try, it has become really popular to come and taste. The brewery is only open Thursday-Saturday offering a food truck calendar on there website to provide there customers with a different menu every night. With an older and mature crowd, it is definitely worth visiting for there original beers.

5. Phantom Ales A very active brewery to the brewing community, Phantom Ale is located in Anaheim. This unique brewery not only offers original tastings of their beers but also sells the ingredients to make your own. Encouraging all beer lovers to create and brew their own beers. With monthly homebrew competitions, this brewery wants to get you involved in the brewing community. It not only offers a small market of ingredients but also a very tasty kitchen, where you can order delicious appetizers and finger food to accompany their delicious beer. GentlemensGuideOC.com 19


6. Karl Strauss Brewing Company With a variety of beers to choose from with original, and very known brews, Karl Strauss is certainly a place to dine and drink. Offering a delicious gourmet menu, it is definitely fancy. But it doesn’t loose its cool ambiance, as everyone is very casual and friendly. With three different locations, this one in particular is in Costa Mesa, offering great service and friendly staff.

7. Anaheim Brewery Open a couple hours a day, and of course longer hours on weekends this brewery is different from most. With a testing room available to try their original beers, it also has a picnic area where you can sit and enjoy classic board games, or simply enjoy a wistful conversation with friends. A very simple feel to it, but welcoming, has the crowd coming back for more. Located in Anaheim right across from the packing district.

8. Brewbakers With a very beachy vibe, Brewbakers is located in Huntington Beach. One of the few breweries in the area that lets you brew your own beer, label it and package it. Yes! You can brew your own. It takes an evening to brew 12 but you have to come back in 6 weeks to try your final product. Of course you can try there original crafted beers but it is also amazing knowing you can make your own. 20 GentlemensGuideOC.com


9. Old Orange Brewing Company Not a very big brewery or popular among non-locals but it is without doubt one to try as it has a neighborhood bar feel to it, located in the home of Orange. A lot of regulars come through their doors and enjoy the sports on the Television but welcomes all outsiders to come try their craft beers. Only open Friday- Sunday, it is definitely good to come, have a couple of brews and continue on with your day.

10. Beach City Brewery With their beer collection only growing, this is probably the only brewery in Huntington Beach where all there beer selection has great reviews. People come here for the friendly services and immediately become regulars as the amazing taste of their wellproduced beers lures them back every time.

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Gadgets

Must Have Apps for Every Gent By Bonnie Wong

ents, with your cell phone in one hand and your laptop in the other, we know that staying up-to-date with the latest technology is important, especially in today’s modern day and age. Luckily if you have a smartphone, apps are a popular feature that can make your life much easier. However, even finding the right ones can be tedious and time consuming—you might not even know where to start. That’s why the editors of Gentlemen’s Guide are teaming up with you so that your phone can be updated with all the hottest apps of today! A bonus: all the apps we mention are free of charge.

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1. 120 Sports Think sports can’t get any better? Think again! With the 120 Sports app, you can get all your news from the sports world delivered in real-time highlights straight through your mobile phone. Featuring expert analysis, interactive features, and 40 hours of live programming weekly, this app is free of cost with no subscription necessary! This app truly is for the sports fan.

2. RunKeeper Jam packed with features for runners of all skill levels, RunKeeper helps you plan your fitness goals and stay on track amidst your busy schedule. Compare your workouts, participate in motivational challenges, tailor your workout, discover new running routes, connect with friends, be prompted with audio cues, and even connect to Spotify!

3. Waze Never miss a date again, your road trip, or even your next business meeting again! Waze isn’t like your usual GPS. Enlisting help from others in the community, this app alerts you of traffic, nearby police, shortcuts, and cheap gas so that your driving experience is as smooth as possible.

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4. Distiller Who knew whiskey could be so darn complicated? Well it doesn’t have to be anymore! With Distiller, get recommendations from alcohol industry experts and find whiskey for any situation. You can even read reviews before you spend your money!

5. Mint Even if you hate managing your finances, this app takes the pain out of doing so and is also a colorful alternative making it fun to use. Mint tracks your spending, budget, and money management so that you’re making the best financial decisions. Won’t you feel accomplished when your bank account thanks you?

6. Tinder As the app says, “Meet interesting people nearby.” Tinder is a fun and easy way to meet and connect with other people. Simply create a profile that represents who you are, swipe right to Like or swipe left to Pass. If someone likes you back, it’s a match and you can start chatting!

7. Plants vs. Zombies 2 A spin sequel on the first Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2 is a game that you’ll want to play. Enjoy destroing zombies using an army of powerful plants and other garden elements to protect yourself. n

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OC/IE’s Best Restaurants

By Jess Jimenez, Jose Huerta, & Veronica Guevara

Looking for something casual or upscale, this list will guide you in picking a hot dining spot!

Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant - donjose.com Don Jose’s Mexican Restaurant in Tustin is a family owned restaurant that has been serving delicious Mexican food for over 40 years. Don Jose offers a wide variety of Mexican cuisine, including burritos, tacos, and their specialty: fajitas. Their ever-popular Ultimate Fajitas is a combination of chicken, shrimp, and beef. Other scrumptious platters are the Taco and Cheese Enchilada combination and the Seafood Chalupa Salad. The food is freshly prepared everyday; even the chips are made in-house. You can’t have a dish without their tasty Margarita, I recommend the Cadillac Margarita with a side of Grand Marnier! Catering for private parties and take out is available. Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. with a lunch special from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and a happy hour starting at 3 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m. daily.

14882 Holt Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780, 714.832.3280 carolinasitalianrestaurant.com - Carolina’s

Italian Restaurant

One of the best Italian family-owned restaurants in the OC, Carolina’s Italian Restaurant has been serving customers for over 35 years. With over 400 different beers to choose from, they are considered the OC’s Largest Beer Selection. Carolina’s offers a wide variety of home-style dishes. Start off with their flavorful Bruschetta or the Polly-O Caprese. Some of their favorite plates include the Penne Francescana, and the Chicken Parmigiana. Their must-try specialty pizzas are their Chicken Alfredo Pizza and their Shrimp Scampi Pizza. Gents with big appetites should go for the Carolina’s Trio, a meal equivalent to three lunch portions! Top off with the delicious tiramisu. Here you will only find large portions, all at affordable prices and the best customer service, all meals come with spumoni ice cream as well. Take-out, Delivery, and Catering Available. Open Sun–Thurs from 11am–10pm and Fri & Sat from 11am–12am. 12045 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840, 714.971.5551

Ruth’s Chris-Steakhouse - ruthschris.com The number #1 choice for steak in the O.C. Comfort is the key word at Ruth's Chris, said Tim Monaghan, manager of the Anaheim restaurant. A little salt, a little pepper and the corn-fed beef are seared in 1,800degree ovens, then served sizzling on 500-degree china plates, topseller, the filet mignon. A The wine list, one of the largest in Orange County, has a 600-bottle selection. The decor is like sitting on a street in New Orleans great place great food.

2041 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA, 714.750.5466

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adthaibistro.com - AD

Thai Bistro

AD Thai Bistro offers a savory experience to delight your senses with their outstanding selection of Thai cuisine. Begin your meal with the fresh Summer Wrap (noodles, tofu, and basil) and try entrées from their many homemade food options including their mouth-watering Pink Lady (pan-fried soft noodle with tofu and onion, coconut milk). Must-haves include their famous spicy, savory Basil Fish fillet and their Crying Tiger beef dish marinated with wine, Thai spices and herbs. Looking for a flavorful kick? Opt for their Ka-Ree, (pineapple, potatoes in spicy yellow curry sauce) or their Drunken Noodles. Finish off your meal with their Mango with Sweet Sticky Rice and their Thai Tea made from scratch. AD Thai Bistro serves affordable Thai fare complete with natural ingredients and exotic flavors in a friendly and intimate setting. They are open daily from 11 am-10 pm, free delivery ($25 minimum/3-mile) available.

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22611 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630, 949.768.2929 morenosrestaurant.com

A staple since 1969, this family-owned restaurant is a true dining experience the moment you drive through the arch with Moreno’s name. This hacienda-style eatery takes you to Mexico, where you can enjoy the authentic meal in a festive outdoor patio. Their dishes full of flavor will make you want some more and their ample portions will satisfy any appetite! They specialize in Fajitas and Tostadas, along with their popular combination plates, what’s more we recommend the Carne Asada y Camarones, Carnitas Plate, and our favorite was the Beef Taco Plate. Accompany the meal with their freshly prepared Margarita or Mexican Beer. You must leave room for their delicious Flan or their new Churros. Don’t miss their “Margarita Mondays” and “Taco Tuesdays” specials or their Sunday Brunch that includes Champagne and a live Mariachi! Lunch specials, take-out, and private banquet hall available, as well as a Bakery. Open MonThur from 11am–8:30pm, Fri/Sat 11am-9:30pm and Sun 9am-8pm. •

4328 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869, 714.639.2181 donjose.com - Ricardo’s

Mexican Cafe

The original Ricardo’s Mexican Café, a family owned restaurant, has been serving Tex-Mex style of food in Orange since 1972. They offer a variety of plate options, ranging from burritos to tacos to enchiladas. Ricardo’s Sizzling Fajitas dish and Pork Chops Al Pastor is one of the customers’ many favorites, along with their freshly prepared Margarita. Some other popular dishes are the Tri Tip Salad and their combo platters. Make sure to enjoy their “Taco Tuesday,” they have $2 tacos, which consist of 3 types of meat that you can customize, and they have awesome drink specials like domestic beers for only $2 until close. Leave room for dessert, their homemade flan is exquisite. Lunch specials are offered daily Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. They are open Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Fridays & Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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Gen Korean BBQ House - genkoreanbbq.com Wow what an experience, Gen Korean BBQ House hit a homerun with us, the food was spectacular, the service was great, and the place and ambience is modern and trendy. They offer a premium all you can eat lunch or dinner in their four locations, with Tustin being their original. You must try their signature dishes like the Hawaiian Steak, Samgyubsal (pork belly), Premium Chadol, and the usual like the Yangyum Galbi and Beef Bulgogi, along with their scrumptious side dishes. If you are looking for a swanky environment with delicious food and personable personnel, this is the place for you, plus this is an ideal hangout for a group outing or celebration.

13741 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780, 714.505.1800 cortinasitalianfood.com - Cortina’s

Italian Market

For over 50 years the family-owned Cortina’s Italian Market has been providing the freshest and highest quality ingredients in their meals. You can surely taste it, too. Every dish was mouthwatering and we could not get enough. Here you will eat the best-tasting sandwiches, gents we recommend the Meatballs w/Cheese, but the Cortina’s Special is also a hit. This local casual eatery only serves pastas made with their specially prepared sauces, our favs are the Baked Lasagna and Penne Di Pesto w/Chicken, accompany with their savory Caprese Salad. Their pizza is a must, with their 32-hour aged dough your mouth will thank you, try the Italian White Pizza (broccolini, alfredo). Check out their Italian Market next door. Beer from Anaheim Brewery/Wine, and Take-out available. Open MonThurs 11am-8pm, Fri & Sat 11am-9pm, Closed Sun.

2175 W. Orange Ave., Anaheim, CA 92804, 714.535.1741

Los Cabo’s Tacos Y Mariscos Los Cabo’s Tacos Y Mariscos is a hidden gem that can be found only 1 ½ mile from Disneyland in Anaheim. An authentic Mexican restaurant, this place serves breakfast all day and has lunch specials on Mondays to Fridays from 11 to 2 PM. Some of their signature dishes are the Chile Relleno, Enchiladas, and Tacos Dorados, but you must not leave here without trying the Fish and Shrimp Tacos. The Shrimp Cocktail, consisting of juicy freshwater shrimp and sweet and zesty cocktail sauce, is also a must-try. Everything here is like a home-cooked meal, they only make everything fresh on the spot and nothing ever reheated. Menudo and Pozole are available on weekends. Take-out is available. They are open Mon-Thur from 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat from 10am-10pm, and Sun from 9am-9 pm.

1731 W. Katella Ave. Suite #A, Anaheim, CA 92804, 714.774.9672 missioninn.com - Duane’s

Prime Steaks & Seafood

Walk through the wrought iron gates and be transported into a world of elegance. This award-winning restaurant at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is a favorite choice for special occasion dining. The wine list won Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Full bar. Dinner Mon.–Sat. Reservations accepted.

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La Capilla This family-owned restaurant has been here since 1984 and serves Sonora-Style Mexican cuisine. La Capilla has three locations, Torrance, Huntington Beach and La Palma. With a full-bar and restaurant dining area available, loyal customers enjoy their favorite dishes and drinks, like the popular Cadillac Margarita, or their various combination plates or the light Grilled Chicken Salad. Both dishes, the Arroz con Pollo and Enchiladas Suizas, have quality, tender chicken and taste exquisite, try the Arroz con Camarones. They also have daily special dishes and one of the must-tries is the zesty Lemon Cilantro Chicken, available every Thursday. Come here for your birthday, the restaurant gives you a free combo plate along with dessert! Affordable prices, great location, delicious food, need we to say more. “Every hour is happy” from 11-10 pm Mon-Sat and 11-9 pm on Sundays.

4997 La Palma Ave, La Palma, CA 90623, 714.821.6191

Casa Brito Casa Brito is an authentic Mexican restaurant in the Westminster area since 1994. Known for their tacos and wet burritos, platillos that will make your mouth water. You can choose from their plentiful menu that includes their most crave-worthy, popular dishes: the Fajitas Supremas, Tacos and Enchiladas Combo Plate, and Chimichangas. In addition, from Mondays to Thursdays, they have lunch specials including their popular, hearty enchiladas and finest, mouthwatering wet burritos; you can add a Tortilla soup or salad for only $1.99. Aside from the quality meat dishes that they offer, Casa Brito also offers seafood- including the juicy freshwater Shrimp Cocktail. Accompany your meal with a savory Mexican beer or their fresh Aguas Frescas (fruit juice)! Affordable prices with catering available and breakfast served all day, they are open from 9 am to 9 pm seven days a week.

6618 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683, 714.891.7513 johnsburgersandgrill.com - John’s

Restaurant & Grill

Readers of the OC, have a treat when it comes to good eats. We have a great one right around the area that serves up from cooked-toperfection burgers to savory wet burritos. John’s Burgers & Grill, a diner-style modern location, will have your tummy yearning for everything on the menu. A signature, the 747 will have your mouth watering with its grade-A meat, market-fresh vegetables, and a nice finish of mayo, all for only $7.99! We also tried their wet burrito, fish tacos, waffles with strawberries, and the bread pudding and all were 10’s! You will not go wrong with anything on the menu and their ingredients are all top choice, which makes everything taste fresh and delectable! Drop by from Monday-Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Check out their other five locations. 4499 Cerritos Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630, 714.527.0403

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Great Park Stadium:

Irvine’s Metropolitan

Oasis By Jerry Shumway

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fter years of deliberation on how to appropriately use the land left behind by the United States Marines in 1999, the city of Irvine and Orange County have come to an agreement on how to utilize the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro land.

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Orange County Great Park

After the United States Marines left the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine, California conversations began discussing what would take over that historic land and bring in revenue to the city of Irvine while also preserving the beauty of the area. It was during these conversations that the Orange County Great Park was born. Covering approximately 1,300 acres north of the 5 and 405 freeway junction in the foothills, this park will be an arts and sports recreational hub that includes 80 fields for various sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, rugby, lacrosse and even

“...this park will be an arts and sports recreational hub that includes 80 fields for various sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, rugby, lacrosse and even cricket...�

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cricket. Alongside these fields will be the 24 tennis courts, five volleyball courts, three “championship” stadiums and a playground. The city of Irvine and its public-private partner, Five Point Communities, hope to create a “metropolitan oasis” in Irvine that will combine the glorious wilderness areas with museums, shops and 9,500 new homes that will cover land that is three times the size of San Diego’s Balboa Park. This oasis will span 713 acres of parkland and 194 acres for the sports complex that will be the new permanent home to the Orange County Soccer Club. Irvine Councilwoman, Christina Shea said, “The sports complex will be the anchor of what promises to be the heart of Orange County.” The entirety of the sports park will be completed by the fall of 2019.

Home of the Orange County Soccer Club

Orange County Soccer Club went through a complete revamping of their brand this past offseason with a new ownership, name, home field and colors as well as new jerseys. The 23-member squad, formerly known as the Orange County Blues is looking forward to moving into their new home stadium, one of the many athletic fields in Irvine’s Orange County Great Park. Their new stadium will feature natural turf and will be able to house up to 5,000 fans to watch Orange County SC compete in the 30-team United Soccer

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League. The United Soccer League is a Division II professional league—one level under Major League Soccer. Orange County SC has gained popularity in the area after their recent success and playing their home games at Anteater Stadium in Irvine in past season. Jame Keston, the chief investment officer of LARO Properties in Los Angeles, purchased the club last year after the Orange County Blues reached back-to-back Western Conference semifinals in 2015 and 2016 and winning the conference two years ago. This success allowed the Orange County SC to establish a partnership with 2018 MLS expansion club, Los Angeles Football Club. This partnership will allow the Division I professional club to send players up and down between LAFC and OCSC. This project, though it will takes years and many millions of dollars to complete, will create a family-friendly hub of entertainment, events and activities that will serve the community for many generations to come.

“Their new stadium will feature natural turf and will be able to house up to 5,000 fans to watch Orange County SC compete in the 30-team United Soccer League.”

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Shohei Ohtani: The Next Baseball Legend By Jamie Chau

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e’s Japan’s Babe Ruth. He’s hot news in the baseball industry. And he’s just joined the Angels. Baseball legends are hard to come by, but Shohei Ohtani is definitely hot news in the baseball community right now. He is currently a pitcher and a designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels, but has also played for The Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. As a jack of all trades, Ohtani is racking up a lot of attention and successes for the Angels.

Success At A Young Age Shohei Ohtani was born on July 5, 1994, and his career and interest in baseball stretches back to when he was at a young age. He was always known as a “yakyu shonen”, or a kid who’s life pretty much revolves around baseball. His father was a corporate league baseball player who encouraged Shohei to engage in the sport. He immediately showed promising talent and invested in it, and by the time he was

eight-years-old, he was a regular member of the weekend little league. Following this success, Ohtani recorded seventeen out of eighteen hits during a six-inning regional championship game in seventh grade, and in high school, his skills became even more obvious. At Hanamaki Higashi High School, he became notable for being able to throw at 99 mph. Having made the choice to play professionally right after he graduated high school, Ohtani was only eighteen when he began to play professionally. Even then, he had expressed interest in playing for MLB. He was, however, scouted by the The Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and ultimately spent some time playing for them. In his time with the Fighters, Ohtani played as a right fielder. He was the second to be drafted out of high school as a Nippon Pro Baseball Rookie, after Kikuo Tokunaga.

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Ohtani in the Angels Ohtani officially joined the Angels in 2018, but before he did, he had a line of professional baseball teams asking for him, including the Mariners, Rangers, Dodgers, Padres, Cubs and Giants. He is under team control for a minimum of six years, which is regular protocol for all prospects, and has received a $2.315 million signing bonus. Upon joining the Angels, Ohtani has been simply thriving. In fact, his skills are being compared to

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the legendary Babe Ruth’s. It seems as if he might be neck to neck, or even better, than Ruth. His versatile skills in both hitting and pitching is the aspect that many are paying the most attention on. Being able to accomplish one of these skills well is a feat in itself, but mastering two is truly something to gawk at. He is very well respected for his skills in However, Ohtani is extremely respectable and modest, and has said in a post from The Angels, "I'm honored to be compared to Babe Ruth,


but in no way do I think I'm at his level. I think today actually is the real starting point for me, and I just want to get as close to him as possible." The Angels also have a plan as to implementing him to their routine in a way that would be most beneficial to both Ohtani the entire team. They are currently considering a six-man rotation, which is extremely similar to the team structure Ohtani has grown up with in Japan. This tactic will make Ohtani’s transition into his new surroundings easier, and it will also help lighten up the load of other members of the Angels who have been struggling with

injuries in recent years. The Angels are also considering Ohtani as a part-time designated hitter. Ohtani is bringing glory to the Angels, his home country, and most importantly, himself. His passion in baseball is tremendous, and it has helped him get extremely far in the world of baseball. He started out strong, even as a child, and is now one of the most accomplished rookies anyone has seen in a long time. With his experience with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and now his starting legacy with the Angels, Ohtani is truly living up to the title of “yaku shonen�. n

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Tiger Woods: A Golf Legend By Jamie Chau

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ou don’t have to be a golf -or even a sports fan- to know who Tiger Woods is. Embedded in history as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, Woods is one of the best golfers ever. Born on December 30, 1975, Eldrick Tont Woods is the son of Earl and Kultida Woods, and is of African American and Asian heritage. Woods was born in Cypress, California, but grew up in the southern part of Orange County. His name was derived from the initials of his parents (E and K), and his nickname, Tiger, was coined in honor of his father’s friend. But no professional athlete just popped out and became successful. Like many others, Woods dedicated much of his time to get to where his is today and overcame many personal and athletic challenges on the way. 46 GentlemensGuideOC.com

The Start of the Legend

When Woods was three, he had established that he was an excellent golfer. Since his father was part of the military, he had access to the Navy golf course located behind the Joint Forces Training Base. Comedian Bob Hope had played against him on The Mike Douglas Show, and to his astonishment, three-year-old Woods had shot a 48 over nine holes. Later, at age eight, he went on to win at the Junior World Golf Championships, which then lead to four more consecutive ones, and a total of six wins. From there, he continued on to accomplish various other successes. When it came time for him to go to college,


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there were many that were out to recruit him. In the end, however, Woods settled with Stanford University, champions of the 1994 NCAA. At Stanford, he was under a golf scholarship and won at the 40th Annual William H. Tucker Invitational. After two years of college, however, he left to pursue a professional golf career, and then left California. In addition to his golfing accomplishments, Woods is also the Founder and CEO of a charity foundation called TGR.

Getting Tangled In Affairs

Throughout the years, Woods often had rumors and stories circulating regarding his affairs and love life. In 2003, Woods had married Elin Nordegren, who he had a daughter and a son with. The rumors first surfaced in 2009, when National Enquirer published a story regarding a alleged affair Woods was having with nightclub manager Rachel Uchitel, although both sides denied it. Later, US Weekly reported on a mistress and a voicemail that Woods had seemingly left for her. Following this, over a dozen woman claimed to have had an affair with Woods, which lead him to lose several business partnerships. Woods returned in 2010 to apologize for his actions, and then later divorced Nordegren in August. Coming Back After Physical Injuries Throughout the years, Woods’s career was altered several times due to physical injury- once for his knee, the second time due to back surgery. In 2009, Woods took a break from golf before returning in April 2010 with a weakened game. It was a disappointing comeback, and for sever-

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al years after, his performance fluctuated. In 2017, he was arrested for drunk driving. Later that year, he plead guilty for reckless driving and entered a program specified for first-time offenders to prevent from making further mistakes. In early 2018, he pulled himself together and tied second place at the Valspar Championship, bringing stirring hope from his fans and reviving career. As a highly respected athlete and golfer, Tiger Woods had left his mark early in his life. Throughout his career, he faced his ups and downs but has ultimately been able to overcome all of them. Regardless of the scandals he has gotten caught up in within the past years, he is still an extremely talented golfer who has been an inspiration to many, and his comeback has been great news to his fans. n

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Cars

Tesla Model S: 240-mile driving range, 101/102 mpg city & highway

Smooth and Sophisticated Rides with Luxury Hybrids By Bonnie Wong

ooking to invest in a new automobile? Luxury hybrids provide an excellent, fuel-efficient means of transportation. In addition, these cars offer all the newest in technology advancements, minimizing the impact of conventional gasoline engine driving so you can whiz by. Discover the best in luxury hybrids today! Here are the top four selections in luxury hybrid models:

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Tesla Model S

To start off, the Tesla Model S is an all-electric automobile offering spectacular acceleration, relaxed riding, controlled handling, and high-tech features with a more powerful base model with longer electric range, all-wheel drive standard on base model, easy-to-use touch screen, large cargo area, and supercharging standard. This model has a 240-mile driving range, earning 101/102 mpg-equivalent city and highway. Even at highway speeds, the Model S is made to cruise quietly. The bells and whistles this car comes with equally matches any other luxury hybrid. Owners can take full advantage of Bluetooth, rearview camera, 17-inch touch screen display, navigation, dual USB ports, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, Wi-Fi capability, dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats. Extra features include 12-speaker audio system, satellite radio, adaptive cruise control, panoramic glass roof, leather upholstery, heated second-row seats, additional rear-facing jump seats in the cargo area, and more. This car has a price tag from $69,900 MSRP.

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Lexus GS Hybrid

Fast forward to our next selection in the best of luxury hybrids featuring the Lexus GS Hybrid that provides a luxurious, extravagant interior and design, dynamic acceleration, and spectacular fuel economy estimates. The new front-end design adds to its popularity. Powered by a V6 engine and two electric motors, this car is destined for a rapid amount of potential speed. The car is compared as with faster speeds than


even the non-hybrid GS white sedan yet maintains excellent fuel economy estimates. The car gives passengers a smooth ride and composed handling with an interior made of premium materials and excellent built quality with good room for adults. Added features include a moon roof, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, Siri Eyes Free integration, 12-speaker surround-sound stereo, satellite radio, USB port, Bluetooth and infotainment system with 8-inch touch screen. It also has optional features of head-up display, parallel parking assist, active lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, pedestrian detection system, driver drowsiness monitoring, 17speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system, navigation, 12.3 in screen with Lexus Enform App Suite, and more. This car has a price tag from $63,080 MSRP.

Lexus GS Hybrid

BMW i3

With what drivers have described to be a “capable electric powertrain” combined with “sharp handling and premium cabin” fully describes the BMW i3 that accelerates rapidly after stopping, even on highways. It has an average of 81 miles on a full charged battery and optional range-extending gasoline engine that increases the total range up to 150 miles. The drive has agile handling, grip to make sharp turns, highly responsive steering, and composed ride along with very strong breaks. The interior poses an upscale, grand interior that is not necessarily associated with an electric car, combining comfortable front seats, lots of leg and headroom, and clear iDrive infotainment system. Features include

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adaptive cruise control, HD Radio, Bluetooth, USB port, automatic climate control, heated front seats, navigation, satellite radio, and 6.5-inch display infotainment system. Available features consist of front and rear parking sensors, parallel park assist, rearview camera, and 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system. This car has a price tag from $42,400 MSRP.

Lexus ES 300h

The Lexus eS 300h has a four-cylinder engine with an electric motor that allows for a good amount of power for your day-to-day driving. This vehicle has a standard automatic transmission (CVT), EPA-estimated 40/39 mpg city/highway, comfortable driving, and strong brakes. Inside you’ll find a solidly constructed cabin that exudes style and quality that block out road noise and provides comfortable, spacious seats with ample room. The standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, moon roof, rearview camera and infotainment system of 7-inch display, Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD Radio, Remote Touch controller. Other features include navigation, Mark Levinson surround-sound system, Enform App Suite, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and front and optional rear parking sensors. This car has a price tag from $40,920 MSRP. With these four beautiful car models, a luxury hybrid offers brilliant technology and innovative design that will make any drive feel luxurious. Whether it’s your regular commute to work or a date night out, driving in one of these cars can offer maximum handling and performance while remaining efficient. n

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Gentlemen’s Guide OC/IE’s Top Gentlemen’s Clubs By Tomy Davis

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GENTLEMEN’s uys when you want to get out with the boys, both the Orange County and the Inland Empire has some great Gentlemen’s Clubs you can visit. After reviewing most of them, we have compiled a list of several spots you can enjoy. They are in no order but they are spread around and encompass both areas of the OC and IE for your convenience and pleasure. So, what are you guys waiting for? Go out and explore.

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1 The Library Gentlemen's Club

7000 Garden Grove Blvd Westminster, California, 92841 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 6.98 • Dancer Rating: 7.25 • Dollar Value: 7.50 • Club Atmosphere: 7.00.

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Sahara Theatre

714-772-2242 1210 S State College Blvd Anaheim, California, 92806 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 6.96 • Dancer Rating: 6.47 • Dollar Value: 7.51 • Club Atmosphere: 6.80.

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Spearmint Rhino

909-873-2257 312 Riverside Ave Rialto, California, 92376 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 6.96 • Dancer Rating: 6.47 • Dollar Value: 7.51 • Club Atmosphere: 6.85.

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Flamingo Showgirls

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Clubs Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 6.96 • Dancer Rating: 6.47 • Dollar Value: 7.51 • Club Atmosphere: 6.84.

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California Girls

714-635-8040 815 S Brookhurst St Anaheim, California, 92804 Club Type: Topless Overall Rating: 6.62 • Dancer Rating: 6.36 • Dollar Value: 6.71 • Club Atmosphere: 6.79.

6 Imperial Showgirls

714-220-2524 2640 W Woodland Dr Anaheim, California, 92806 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 6.8 • Dancer Rating: 6.67 • Dollar Value: 6.86 • Club Atmosphere: 6.86.

7 Venetian Gentlemen’s Club

(714) 808-8500 1421 North State College Dr Anaheim, California, 92806 Club Type: Topless Overall Rating: 6.63 • Dancer Rating: 5.6 • Dollar Value: 5.29 • Club Atmosphere: 9.02.

8 Fritz That's It

714-978-1828 710 Katella Ave Anaheim, California, 92805 Club Type: Topless Overall Rating: 6.7 • Dancer Rating: 6.89 • Dollar Value: 5.96 • Club Atmosphere: 7.26.


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Tropical Lei

909-931-0360 2121 W Foothill Blvd Upland, California, 91786 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 7.19 • Dancer Rating: 7.29 • Dollar Value: 7.51 • Club Atmosphere: 6.79..

10 Taboo

714-630-5069 3025 La Mesa St Anaheim, California, 92806 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 7.29 • Dancer Rating: 7.44 • Dollar Value: 6.78 • Club Atmosphere: 7.67.

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14 House Of Eden Showgirls

714-447-0691 1189 E Ash Ave Fullerton, California, 92831 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 6.74 • Dancer Rating: 7.11 • Dollar Value: 5.50 • Club Atmosphere: 6.69..

909-865-8989 1405 Mission Blvd Pomona, California, 91766 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 7.18 • Dancer Rating: 6.76 • Dollar Value: 7.94 • Club Atmosphere: 6.83.. n

12 TJ's Showgirl Theater

714-995-1534 10350 Beach Blvd Stanton, California, 90680 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 6.42 • Dancer Rating: 6.19 • Dollar Value: 6.64 • Club Atmosphere: 6.43..

13 Ecstasy Theatre

714-556-8956 2920 Warner Ave Santa Ana, California, 92704 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 6.74 • Dancer Rating: 7.31 • Dollar Value: 5.49 • Club Atmosphere: 7.41.. GentlemensGuideOC.com 59


15 Platinum Angels 909-371-0437 1650 6th St Corona, California, 92879 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 6.74 • Dancer Rating: 7.31 • Dollar Value: 5.49 • Club Atmosphere: 7.41.

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16 Angels Topless Sports Bar 714-630-0810 3020 E Coronado St Anaheim, California, 92806 Club Type: Topless Overall Rating: 5.72 • Dancer Rating: 5.22 • Dollar Value: 6.68 • Club Atmosphere: 5.25. . n

17 Bare 'N Legal

909-595-9111 2851 Pomona Blvd. Pomona, California, 91768 Club Type: Nude Overall Rating: 7.13 • Dancer Rating: 6.55 • Dollar Value: 7.72 • Club Atmosphere: 7.12..

18 California Girls

714-554-0491 1109 N Harbor Blvd Santa Ana, California, 92703 Club Type: Topless Overall Rating: 6.88 • Dancer Rating: 6.89 • Dollar Value: 7.3 • Club Atmosphere: 6.46.. GentlemensGuideOC.com 61


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Hangouts

Top Outdoor Activities In Orange County By Jerry Shumway

The warm weather is here and it is time to enjoy the sun and the great outdoors. So what is a Gent to do? We have compiled the best activities in OC where you can truly relish your surroundings. 1. Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari “Off the shores of Orange County in southern California, whales can be spotted year-round and the whale watching is best off of Dana Point,” according to USA Today in reference to the highest rated dolphin and whale watching tour in Orange County. Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari scratches that incessant itch of marine life lovers to see this wonders of the sea up close and personal. Captain Dave has been leading dolphin and whale watching safaris for over 20 years and has been featured on the Ellen Show. Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari is located at 24440 Dana Point Harbor Dr. in Dana Point so call today at 949-488-2828 to book your safari. 2. Newport Landing Sportfishing The feeling of reeling in a sea beast is one that cannot be compared to anything else in Orange County. Newport Landing Sportfishing offers multiple packages led by Coast Guard licensed skippers that know the most productive fishing grounds like the back of their hands. Featuring state of the art navigational systems, Newport Landing Sportfishing offers half day, three-quarter day, overnight and even longer fishing trips along the coast as well as to San Clemente Island and Catalina Island. Packages start at low as $41.50 so call 949-675-0550 or visit 309 Palm St. in Newport Beach to plan your excursion. 64 GentlemensGuideOC.com


3. Pirate Coast Paddle Company Sure, you’ve seen individuals and groups experiencing the latest trend of standup paddle boarding all over the California coast, but what you have yet to experience is Pirate Coast Paddle Company‘s SUP Glow Night Tours. SUP Glow Night Tours are one-hour group tours of Newport Beach offered all summer long. Tours are $45 per person and each person is equipped with a specially made standup paddleboard featuring waterproof LED light that makes for a “glowing spectacle of awesomeness.” Pirate Coast Paddle Company, located at 1131 Back Bay Dr. in Newport Beach, also offers daily rentals and lessons. Call 949-278-0011 to book your one-of-a-kind journey into the night. 4. 1,000 Steps Beach If you are just trying to get away from it all for a spell then I strongly suggest visiting Laguna Beach’s 1,000 Steps Beach. 1,000 Steps Beach is located directly across the street from 9th St. and South Coast Highway and just two blocks south of South Coast Medical Center. 1,000 Steps Beach is prime for surfing, body surfing and volleyball but the serenity is what truly sets it apart. The idea of walking down and eventually up 1,000 steps is what keeps tourists and others away but truth be told it’s really about 200, according to locals. Travel down to 1,000 Steps Beach at 31972 Pacific Cost Highway in Laguna Beach for some sun, surf and solitude. 5. Southwind Kayak Center In business for over 20 years, Southwind Kayak Center has become known as one of the best family-operated specialty kayak and standup paddleboard retailers in the area. No reservations are necessary and you can either choose to paddle out alone for $14 per hour and $50 for the entire day or bring a date and paddle together for $20 per hour and $65 for the day. The rental center is just a short paddle away from Newport Harbor as well as the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve ripe with marine life and beautiful sights. Visit Southwind Kayak Center at 17855 Sky Park Circle in Irvine, California or call at 949-261-0200 to book your rental. GentlemensGuideOC.com 65


6. Rent a Duffy Boat Isn’t it about time that you became the captain of your own ship? Well now you can with Newport Beach’s Rent a Duffy Boat located at 2001 W. Coast Highway in Newport Beach, California. You must be 21-years-old to drive your duffy boat and you can take your new vessel out on the open seas for two, three or four hours for $199, $279 or $349. Open seven days per week and located near a plethora of restaurants, Rent a Duffy Boat offers a liberating experience that you won’t soon forget. Call now at 939-645-6812 and set sail today, skipper. 7. Heisler Park Often referred to as a “surfer’s paradise” and located near delicious Mexican cuisine, Heisler Park stretches along the bluffs on Cliff Drive from Aster Street to Diver’s Cove in Laguna Beach, California. Heisler Park features walking trails, gardens, a marine refuge with tide pools or bring a date and enjoy the picnic tables, barbecues and lawn bowling greens together. Heisler Park is located at 375 Cliff Dr. in Laguna Beach and you can call ahead at 949-497-3311 for inquiries about parking or special events taking place at Heisler Park. 8. Surf You to the Moon – Laguna Beach Native Fish Tour If whale watching safaris and sportfishing are still too tame for you then Surf You to the Moon‘s Laguna Beach Native Fish Tours are perfect for you. Surf You to the Moon offers two-hour snorkeling tours off Goff Island in Laguna Beach, California led by expert tour guides. Surf You to the Moon will give you everything that you need to make your snorkeling tour an incredible experience. Surf You to the Moon suggests you purchase or rent your wetsuit ahead of time to maximize your time in the water. Visit the store at 22105 Paseo del Sur in Laguna Beach to book your tour. 66 GentlemensGuideOC.com


9. Surfriders Academy Are you ashamed that you have to keep lying to all of your OC friends about your surfing abilities? Well it’s time to put your money where your mouth is and take surf lessons with Surfriders Academy in Huntington Beach. Surfriders Academy offers five-star surf lessons specializing in first-time lessons. Lessons are one and a half hours and include full body wetsuits and surfboards with purchase. Private, group and corporate lessons are available for your convenience. Surfriders Academy is own and operated by seasoned surfer Marcus Barrera so visit the academy at 224 5th St. in Huntington Beach, California or call 714-782-4510.

10. Huntington Dog Beach Sometimes you just need to spend a day with your best friend. No, not Kyle from accounting, but your real best friend, your dog. Huntington Dog Beach is the premier dog beach in the OC and is located at 100 Goldenwest St. in Huntington Beach, California. Open seven days per week from dawn until dusk, Huntington Dog Beach offers everything that your furry friend could ever want or need: Sand, cool breezes and a dip in the ocean. First timers are suggested to keep their dogs on their leash until they know how their dog will react and only potentially dangerous dogs are asked to leave the beach. Parking lots are open from five in the morning until 10 at night and you can call ahead to make sure the beach is open for fun at 714-841-8644. n

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Address: 225 1/2 North Broadway Santa Ana CA Phone: (714) 543-3813 The Copper Door is an underground craft beer bar and live music venue located in downtown Santa Ana’s flourishing Artists Village. The 300 person capacity space features 28 rotating beers on tap, three billiard tables, and an impressive 30-foot pine centerpiece table. No Cover!

Sevilla Nightclub of Riverside

Addresss: 3252 Mission Inn Ave Riverside CA Phone: (951) 778-0611 sevillanightclub.com Sevilla Nightclub of Riverside is the premier venue of the IE! With 3 rooms of entertainment, state of the art audio & video systems, plasma TV's, LED walls, go-go dancers, VIP Bottle service amenities, plush lounge areas, outdoor smoking lounge, and great staff is what to expect. Sevilla continues to deliver the ultimate club experience and has been branded as the premiere venue of the Inland Empire.

Sutra OC

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Phone: (949) 722-7103 sutraoc.com Sutra Lounge, located at 1870 Harbor Blvd. in the Triangle Square, offers guests an unabashedly tantric culinary experience in a sexy and sensual setting. The enticing atmosphere will seduce diners entering the inviting 10,000 square foot restaurant and lounge. From the aphrodisiac inspired menu to the flavorful libations to the decor full of rich colors and comfortable banquettes, Sutra promises a total body and mind dining and entertainment experience.

The Commonwealth Lounge

Address: 112 E Commonwealth Ave Fullerton CA Phone: (714) 525-8888 commonwealthcounge.com Look beyond the classic façade in downtown Fullerton and peel back the elegant cloak that is Commonwealth. Buttoned up on the outside, but ready to come undone at any moment, Commonwealth a glitterati gathering place with distinct lounge areas. It's a supper club that delivers sophistication. So kick back and stay a while. Commonwealth's changing line-up that will never feature Top 40 or Hip Hop Ever. Here, style and cuisine collide with a menu that


looks to the past for inspiration as much as it does the future. Commonwealth takes its booze seriously, offering creative saucy house cocktails, eclectic varietals and a beer list tailored to the young professional.

The Sky Fox Lounge is the best nightclub in the Inland Empire that truly offers you a Hollywood experience without the drive. It features a full bar, music, dancing, an outdoor balcony, and even gogo dancers.

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Brandin' Iron Saloon

Address: 12361 Chapman Ave Garden Grove CA Phone: (714) 758-1057 JC Fandango has established itself as a world-renowned nightclub and concert venue. The JC stage has presented artists from around the globe (Spain, Germany, France, Japan, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and the US). Week in and week out the club has entertained over 1.5 million music lovers since JC opened its doors.

Red Night Club

Address: 4647 MacArthur Blvd Newport Beach CA Phone: (800) 500-0000 rednightclub.com RED Night Club is the hottest ultra lounge and special event venue in the heart of Orange County. We're located in Newport Beach, California and provide our guest with the highest level of service and the most exciting atmosphere in Orange County.

Sky Fox Lounge

Address: 345 S Garey Ave Pomona, CA 91768 Phone: (909) 784-3671

Address: 320 S E St San Bernardino CA 028 Phone: (909) 888-7388 BrandinIronSaloon.com The Brandin' Iron is California's longest running Honky Tonk since 1969. The Brandin' Iron is located in the historic 1953 Citrus Bowl building. The brassy and classy authentic saloon interior and 3 inch thick huge maple dance floor has made us literally world famous.

Shark Club

Address: 841 Baker St Costa Mesa CA Phone: (714) 751-6428 sharkslub.com The Shark Club is Orange County's hottest restaurant and nightclub featuring two dance floors, two fireplaces, a 2000 gallon Shark tank etc. This is a popular club in Costa Mesa that attracts an upscale, hip crowd. There are 27 pool tables and a 2,000-gallon shark tank. It is easy to stare at those sharks for long periods of time and forget your surroundings. The alternative music playing on the sound system should jolt you back to reality. The place is always packed with goodlooking people no matter what night you go, and the drinks are always tasty, although somewhat expensive. n GentlemensGuideOC.com 71


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Fitness Fitness

Innovative and Unique Workout Spots in Orange County By Jamie Chau

1 Bounce Society

As a child, you probably jumped on a trampoline at least once. Now, you can relive that memory at Bounce Society! Each person in the class has their own, individual trampoline. The workouts offered here include a 60-minute cardio and toning class, a Half & Half, and several others- all catered to various goals of clients. where you can get the best of both worlds. Regardless of the class, however, you can be sure that you’ll be healthier, toner, and less stressed. Bounce Society is a refreshing, innovative, new way of muscle sculpting and cardio. 1725 Monrovia Ave, Suite A3, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, 949.612.8523

2 GritCycle

Cycling is one of the most effective ways to exercise, and that’s why GritCycle devotes all of its classes to it. The intensity level of all the classes offered are the same, so you can work out as hard as you want- what you get out of it is up to you. The best thing about GritCycle is that no two classes are the same. With the amount of instructors available, you will never get bored, and you’ll always be doing more than just cycling! Most classes are 45 minutes, but you can opt for the 30-minute classes offered too. 1731 Santa Ana Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, 949.631.4748

3 Peters Canyon

Peters Canyon offers an exquisite blend of nature and the perfect place to work out. Among the 340 acres of natural essences and the 55-acre Upper Peters Canyon Reservoir are trails and roads created solely for workout enthusiasts. These trails, which include The East Ridge View Trail and Lake View Trail, allows for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the natural scenery and overlooks Peter Canyon and the land around it. Bikers, hikers, and equestrians are all welcome on these trails. If you truly take the time to appreciate your surroundings, you might even catch sight of a hawk or mountain lion. 8548 E. Canyon View Ave, Orange, CA 92869, 714.973.6611

4 Total Training

Total Training focuses on HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) for a successful workout. The 60-minute workouts vary from day to day, so you’ll never get tired of a specific workout routine. With the upbeat energy of those around you, you’ll be extremely motivated at Total Training to really get your workout on. If doing squats and other intense workouts in front of others isn’t really your thing, you can also shoot for hiring a personal trainer to get the best out of your workout. Just keep in mind, regardless of whoever you’re working out with, you’ll be burning calories like there’s no tomorrow! 26552 Moulton Pkwy Ste. A, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, 949.340.3555 74 GentlemensGuideOC.com


5 Orangetheory Fitness

Tracking heart rate is a great way to know how effective your workout is, and that’s the tactic Orangetheory Fitness uses to help you interpret your workout. The concept used is called Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption, or EPOC. It aims to rouse the metabolism system and to burn fat. Many who train at Orangetheory Fitness also aim to increase their speed and strength. With great support from coaches, a friendly environment, and professional studios, you are sure to get fit and enjoy each and every one of your workouts. 1040 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949.630.0555

6 OC Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts

Martial arts is one of the best ways to target a good workout, and you can get your fix of it at OC Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts. Through the workouts, you can learn to become more self-confident, become healthier, and learn how to defend yourself. The instructors are skilled, and you’ll have a lot of fun! If you’re not sure if kickboxing and martial arts is for you, don’t worry! You can take on the free, twoweek trial offered to test the waters. 18241 W McDurmott, Irvine, CA 92614, 949.833.8338

7 Barry’s Bootcamp

At any given bootcamp, you learn all the essentials of doing something really well. At Barry’s Bootcamp, you’ll be learning how to work out well. There, you’ll be thrown into a room, and the mood will be set with dim lights and pumping music. The workouts are designed to be efficient, allowing you to get the best out of all your hard work. Each class, which incorporates cardio and anaerobic exercises, will allow you to burn at least 1,000 calories, and will keep your metabolism pumping even after the class. 6260 Scholarship, Irvine, CA 92612, 949.932.0292

8 No Limit Personal Training

Need some up close and personal training? If that’s what you’re looking for, you might want to check out No Limit Personal Training, which pushes you to be the best you can be. And it’s not just about your workout routine- they want you to roll out with a good attitude and friendly atmosphere. No Limit Personal Training ensures the quality and satisfaction of each person they train in every aspect. 980 S Via Rodeo, Placentia, CA. 92870, 714.909.1203 GentlemensGuideOC.com 75


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Actress Meghan Markle will soon be off the market and become part of the royal family, marrying Prince Harry in May, she enjoys long runs and doing yoga.

Age: 36 Height: 5' 7" Weight: 120 lbs Bust: 36B Waist: 25" Hips: 34� Ethnicity: American Hobbies: Running

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he first thing that will come to mind when you hear the name Meghan Markle is probably that she is Prince Harry’s fiancee. However, Markle has done much more in her life than saying yes to Prince Harry. So, who exactly is Meghan Markle?

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Who is Meghan Markle?

Markle was born on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles and is biracial. Her mother is African American and her father is Dutch Irish. Her parents are divorced, but they remain a close family. Meghan is actually her middle and stage name. The actress’ full name is Rachel Meghan Markle. She graduated from Northwestern University and has a degree in theatre and international affairs. Although majority of her life was spent in Los Angeles, she moved to Canada, where she made herself at home while filming Suits in Toronto.

More Than Just An Actress

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engaged in various side jobs, including wedding calligraphy and working as a briefcase model on the game show Deal or No Deal. Today, Markle is well known for her role as Rachel Zane on Suits, which she has maintained since 2011. However, before she hit the big screen, she took on many other smaller roles in movies and shows like CSI: Miami, 90210, and Remember Me. In addition to being an actress, Markle ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig and has launched a clothing line with Canadian clothing company Reitmans. She is also extremely active in her humanitarian activities, where she has gone to Rwanda as a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada and has advocated for women’s rights, gender equality, and modern day slavery. With so much on her plate, Markle is often flying around the world, trying to attend to her duties as a humanitarian and as an actress. She has noted that her charity work is every bit as significant as her celebrity commitments.


Being American and Biracial

However, Prince Harry actually won’t be Markle’s first marriage- she was previously married to film producer Trevor Engelson, whom she divorced in 2013. In addition, although Markle is getting married into the royal family, she won’t be a princess. Instead, she will be a royal duchess and titled as Her Royal Highness. Regardless, both the queen and Markle’s parents have blessed the couple, and Prince Harry had expressed that his mother, Princess Diana, would’ve been delighted to hear the news. Since Markle is marrying into the royal family, parts of her life that will change drastically. Not only will she have to retire from acting, but she will also have to get used to being surrounded by guards at all times, undergo safety training, and alter her wardrobe to a more conservative style.

Marrying Into A Royal Family

The wedding is scheduled to be in the spring of 2018, and the couple will be living on the Kensington Palace grounds in Nottingham Cottage. Markle has already left her Toronto home for her new one in the United Kingdom. n

Markle has spoken openly about her struggles of being biracial, and has even written an essay regarding this matter. Her mixed race had made it difficult for her to land a steady job as an actress, and it has also caused some issues regarding the public’s view on her relationship with Prince Harry. As the first ever American and biracial person to marry into the royal family, Markle is enduring a lot of sexist and racist comments from the media. They have been so intense that Prince Harry himself has spoken up against them. In addition, in regards of her American citizenship, Markle will have to go through several steps before she is officially a British citizen. These steps include applying for a family visa and taking a British citizenship test. Prince Harry proposed to Markle on a casual night in with a ring that included gems from Princess Diana’s jewelry collection while they were roasting chicken. The two have been together for approximately a year and a half. Markle met Prince Harry on a blind date in July 2016, but kept quiet about their relationship for about six months.

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Tips For An Amazing First Date By Jamie Chau

ongratulations, you finally landed that first date! As you prepare for it, you might start feeling a little nervous, but that’s perfectly reasonable you want to impress your date and you want there to be future dates. Before you get too ahead of the game however, you have to make sure that everything goes smoothly your first time. And it’s tough you have to choose the right outfit, make sure you don’t seem too over the top, and be aware of what you’re saying. To help you out, here are some tips to really stun and lock in a second date.

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be honest- your appearance is the first thing people consider when they see you, so it’s crucial that you physically present yourself the best way possible. First off, make sure your attire fits the atmosphere of your first date. If you are going to a fancy restaurant, you really don’t want to be caught dead in baggy sweatpants and a raggy old t-shirt. On the flip side, if you are grabbing sandwiches at a nearby corner store, you probably don’t want to walk in dressed in a suit either - you will make her (and everyone around you) feel underdressed and you will stick out like a sore thumb. It’s not just your clothing that you should be mindful of, though. Appearance goes further than what you wear. You want to be clean! Before you meet with your date, you should shower,


“Let her talk about herself, and let her ask about you.” shave (or at least clean up your facial hair), and of course brush your teeth. It’s a simple basic thing, really, but it will make a huge difference in your appearance.

Have A Plan For The Date

Here’s another important tip - have a plan. Sure, spontaneous dates are fun, but you are better off saving that for the future, when you are more comfortable with each other. A good, fool-proof plan would be the classic meal and activity. Talking over food is a great way to get to know someone, and having an activity (which can be as simple as taking a walk) can further boost your conversation and date overall. Besides, having a plan lets her know that you’re well prepared, and that’s always a good sign. If you want to get creative with your plan, you can tell her the most basic details and keep the rest a surprise. Give her clues without revealing what you will be doing or where you will be going, but tell her just enough so that she can be prepared. The most important thing is to let her know how to dress - you don’t want her wearing five

inch heels when you want to take her hiking. And make sure you’re on time! It looks embarrassing on your part to set up a date but be late for it.

Don’t Be A Narcissist

Make sure you are not just talking about yourself! No one - including your date wants to know the nitty gritty details of every work related problem or situation. It really won’t matter how polite you are or how nice you look if you drone on and on about the same topic.The only thing you will achieve from this is boring her and losing the chance for a second date. Instead, make sure you ask questions about her.

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Let her talk about herself, and let her ask about you. If you are worried about not being able to keep the conversation going, make up a list of things to talk about ahead of time. Asking her about her hobbies, favorite books and movies, and goals are good topics to start with. Here’s the catch though - listen to her answers. It’s important that you’re keeping the conversation going with engaging topics, but if you zoned out, you will seem rude. Otherwise, keeping the conversation a two-way road will make her inclined to know more about you, and pretty soon you will have a solid conversation in your hands.

Keeping Your Finances In Check Money is a tricky one, but there are ways to show that you know how to utilize your finances. For your first date, you don’t want to seem cheap, but you probably don’t want to be splurging on a single dish either. So how do you attain the best of both worlds? Well, take this example. Asking your date out to lunch at a nice but affordable coffee shop is being economical. However, asking her out on a dinner date at a five-star restaurant but claiming 84 GentlemensGuideOC.com

that she can’t order the lobster she really wants is being cheap. If you agreed on going to a five-star restaurant, you should be aware of the prices. Figuring out who’s paying for dinner is also a way for her to gauge your spending habits. Of course, offer to pay when the meal is over, but if she strongly insists on paying, let her, or come to a compromise (like splitting the


bill). Pushing to pay the bill can make you seem like you’re trying to prove yourself or that you’re flaunting your finances. There’s really a fine line between that, and it’s up to you to find the balance. It’s the end of the date, you made it! Just before the two of you part ways, there’s a few more steps for you to take to really

move to do so or is showing surefire signs, definitely go for it! And after you leave, make sure you follow up. You may have heard myths about waiting three days before texting her back, but don’t believe them. No one wants to wait three days to hear back from someone. Call her the next day, or text her when you get home. It ensures that you both had a great time, and she will know that you’re not flaky.

make it a perfect date. The first is the kiss goodbye. Do you kiss her on the cheek, or do you go in for a full on smooch? You are probably better off with a kiss on the cheek. A full on kiss on your first date might make you seem like you are coming on too strong, and it has the danger of scaring her away. Besides, if your date goes well, a kiss on the cheek can actually make her more excited for the second date, because she will be looking forward to that first kiss. This is not to say, however, that you should never go for a kiss. If she is making the

There you are - some solid bits and pieces that will come together to make your first date as amazing as possible. Really though, don’t stress it. Your first date should be fun, flirty, and memorable! You want to be able to look back on it and remember it as a day where you and your date both enjoyed yourselves, not as one where you were so nervous that you could barely breathe. Just make sure that you treat her well, relax, and make the most out of it! There can only be one first date, after all. n

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Gentlemen’s Guide OC/IE’s

8 1 0 Calendar EVENTS 2 From July-September July

Current Events 2018

July 4: Fourth of July on the Beach Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort: 1131 Back Bay Dr, Newport Beach, California 92660-- 2:00 PM July 7: Angels v. Dodgers Angel Stadium: 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806-- 4:15 PM July 7: Pageant of the Masters Festival of Arts Pageant of the Masters: 650 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651-- 8:30 July 8: Dachshund Races Huntington Beach: 315 Pacific Coast Hwy, 88 GentlemensGuideOC.com

Huntington Beach, CA 92648 July 13: Orange County Fair OC Fair and Event Center: 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-- 12:00 PM July 18: Elton – The Early Years – A Tribute to Elton John OC Fair & Event Center- The Hangar: 1011-1165 Arlington Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-- 8:30 PM July 21: Ocean Festival San Clemente Pier: 615 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672


Current Events 2018

July-August

July 22: Angels v. Astros Angel Stadium: 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806-- 4:15 PM

August 3: Orange County Wine Cruise Dana Wharf: 34675 Golden Lantern Dana Point, CA 92629

July 28: Oxnard Salsa Festival Plaza Park: 500 S C St, Oxnard, CA 93030- 11:00 AM July 28: Cypress Community Festival Cypress Community Center: Oak Knoll Park 5700 Orange Avenue-- 7:00 AM

August 5: 10th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort: 1131 Back Bay Drive Newport Beach, CA 926603:00 PM

August 1: OC Fair OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626- 11:00 AM

August 7: Anaheim Whale Watching Cruise The Davey's Locker: 400 Main St. Newport Beach, CA 92661- 10:00 AM

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Current Events 2018

August 8: Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers Angel Stadium: 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806- 7:07 PM August 18: 4th Annual CA Hot Sauce Expo Grove of Anaheim: 2200 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, California 92806- 10:00 AM August 19: Pacific Wine & Food Classic Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort: 1131 Back Bay Drive Newport Beach, California 92660- 2:00 PM August 24: Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros Angel Stadium: 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806- 7:07 PM

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August 25: VENICE BEACH MUSIC FEST Venice Beach-- 11:00 AM August 27: Los Angeles Angels vs. Colorado Rockies Angel Stadium: 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806-- 7:07 PM August 31: K1 Speed Arrive and Drive Race Anaheim K1 Speed: 1000 N. Edward Ct. Anaheim, CA 92806 September 2: Greek Street OC Orange Plaza Square Park: Orange, CA 92866-- 10:00 AM


Current Events 2018

September

September 7: The 5th Annual Los Angeles BKS Festival Sheraton Park Hotel: 1855 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802-- 8:00 AM

September 13: 2018 OC Asian Business Expo Great Wolf Lodge Garden Grove: 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

September 10: Angels vs. Rangers Angel Stadium: 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806-- 7:07 PM

September 15: Fiestas Patrias City of Santa Ana Parks, Recreation, and Public Library 26 Civic Center Plz, Santa Ana, California 92701-- 12:00 PM

September 12: Anaheim Career Fair Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort: 616 W Convention Way Anaheim, CA 92802-11:00 AM

September 16: Angels vs. Mariners Angel Stadium: 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806-- 1:01 PM

September 13: Agile Open Southern California 2018 UCI Extended Education, University of California Irvine: 510 E Peltason Dr Irvine, CA 92697-- 8:00 AM

September 22: Irvine Global Village Festival Orange County Great Park: 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618-- 10:00 AM September 29: Color Run Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach, CA 92648 n

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Great Spas for Men in OC & IE By Martin Thomas

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ent’s when you looking to get a massage in O.C. & IE and you don’t know where to head or where to go, don’t worry Gentlemen’s Guide has you covered. Whether you looking for a holistic massage, feel good allover massage or a naughty night out in the town, here are several men’s hot spots and the best rejuvenation hot spots in O.C. lined up right here for you. So when thing have you all tangled up take a moment for yourself and treat yourself to a whatever kind of massage to help you cope with all of the stresses that you have pinned up. 1. Jasmine Thai Spa 2. Body Healing Center 3. Massage Sprite 4. Soothe Massage

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Jasmine Thai Spa 636 E. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867

Massage Sprite 1226 E. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701

This is a blissful place to be where you will find beautiful, SEXY, and friendly Vietnamese Girls; always ready to make you feel like never before. Take a break and get rid of your worries at this NEWEST spa location. The relaxing environment offers soothing music and candles inside their private rooms. Try one of their various massages, such as their signature massage, their Thai yoga treatment or indulge in their four-hand massage. 30, 45, and 60-minute massages are available, with 60-minute session FREE hot stone and FREE shower. They also provide waxing and facials. Happy Hour daily from 9:30-11:30am offers $15 OFF regular price and any other time get $5 OFF for 1/HR with Gentlemen’s Guide! Relax & enjoy today, walk-ins are always welcomed!

Stressed from work, dealing with lingering pain or looking to improve your holistic wellness? If so, then come to Massage Sprite for a full body massage, chair massage or foot reflexology. The experienced staff offers hot stone treatments with your deep tissue massage in one of nine rooms with private rooms also available. Full body massages are available for 30, 60, or 90-minutes for $30, $40 or $60. Foot reflexology is available for 45 or 60-minutes for $20 or $25. Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm and conveniently located next to Roundtable Pizza and Starbucks in Santa Ana. Stop by and let the masseuses at Massage Sprite get all the kinks out. Call now and ask for their special offers.

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Body Healing Center

Soothe Massage

1155 N. Tustin St. Orange, CA 92867

500 N. Brookhurst St. #102, Anaheim, CA 92801

Relax and unwind with one of their blissful massages performed by nice and friendly massage therapists. They offer a variety of massage therapies; the most popular ones are Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Hot Stone. They are celebrating their Grand Opening, so come enjoy their treatments, they specialize in massages for men. Enjoy one of their body rubs for an overall experience. You will escape from your stress right away, once you walk into their comfortable atmosphere. We recommend booking an appointment, but walk-ins are welcomed. Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. They have plenty of on-site parking. Come and experience instant gratification here!

This is one of Anaheim’s best massage locations that provide gents with soothing treatments by professional and friendly Asian staff. Soothe Massage has clean private rooms and a relaxing atmosphere that is felt the moment you walk in the door. They offer various full body massages, plus FREE Hot Stone, and FREE Body Scrub with a mask treatment. Soothe Massage is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to LATE and is centrally located near the 5 Freeway, inside the Starbucks’ plaza. Give them a call to make an appointment or just walk-in and get the VIP treatment!

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Kinnaree Thai Spa 32680 Camino Capristano, San Juan Capristrano 92675 Come feel the magic touch at Kinnaree Thai Spa, they specialize in Thai massage techniques. Here you will find private and clean rooms at this remodeled location. They also have other treatments like Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone massages. They customize each body treatment to the client’s needs, for the ultimate relaxation. The staff is pretty, friendly, and professional while working wonders with their thorough massage techniques. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcomed. They is plenty of FREE parking. Open 7 days from 10 am to 9 pm.

949.332.8259

Golden Touch 438 E. Katella Ave., Suite #208, Orange, CA 92867 If you’re looking for high quality and personal service, you’ve come to the right place. At Golden Touch you will always find five friendly and professional Latina therapists that really know their technique. They will give you the attention and catered treatments you’ll come to expect and enjoy. It is their goal to always help you feel better! Masseuses have the “golden touch” and will leave you feeling blissful and totally relaxed. Once you walk in you will see and feel that it is very soothing and you immediately notice it being very clean and quiet. They offer full body massage in private rooms, as well as shaving and waxing for a well-groomed gent! This is one of the best places that we have reviewed in the OC, so come and try one of the most tranquil and delightful massages, today!

714.633.1872

Sapphire Massage 1241 S. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707 Gents, once you enter into Sapphire Massage you will be transported to a relaxing oasis with the newly remodeled elegant décor and clean private rooms. The friendly, young, and sexy Asian and Latina staff will pamper you with their Full Body, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Hot Stone massages. Plus enjoy a FREE table shower, body scrub and don’t forget to ask about their $10 OFF Special! They are open daily from 10:00 am to LATE and are located on Main St and Russell Ave close to McFadden Ave. Plenty of FREE front and rear parking. Appointments are accepted, and walk-ins are always welcomed.

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5. Kinnaree Thai Spa 6. Sapphire Massage 7. Golden Touch 8. Sunshine Spa 9. Gen Spa Miracle Massage 10. Elegant Massage


Sunshine Spa 1550 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA

Gen Spa Miracle Massage 844 N. Euclid St., Anaheim, CA 92801

Sunshine Spa, truly a great place for gentlemen to get relaxing massages. This place is clean, quiet, and has a soothing atmosphere, plus you will find plenty of parking and they are centrally located on Harbor Blvd. They offer the perfect prices and a variety of massage treatments from Swedish to Deep Tissue as well as Hot Steam Towel Treatment, showers available. The Asian staff is pretty, friendly, and knows their technique. The massage technicians are sweet and professional, appointments are recommended, but walkins are welcomed. Open 7 days of the week from 10am-10pm.

Look no further than Gen Spa Miracle Massage to get a relaxing body massage. This charming location with fun and friendly female therapists is clean, quiet, and has private rooms; they are centrally located on North Euclid Street in Anaheim. They are celebrating their Grand Opening and offer massage therapies, such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone with a very reasonable price at $50 for one hour. They also offer facials, scrubs, and wraps, plus waxing for a complete skin and beauty care. The staff really knows their technique and specializes in getting your body in the most tranquil state of mind. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcomed here! Open daily; Mon-Fri 10am-9pm/Sat-Sun 10am-8pm.

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657.230.9392

Elegant Massage 6289 Ball Rd., Cypress, CA 90630 Relax and unwind with one of their blissful massages performed by professional massage therapists. They offer a variety of massage therapies; the most popular ones are Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Foot Reflexology. They complement the pampering by offering varies services like Hot Stone Massage by experts in body treatments. You will escape from your stress right away, once you walk into their comfortable atmosphere and receive an indulging massage by friendly and sexy Asian staff. We recommend booking an appointment (they book up quickly), but walk-ins are welcomed. They offer budget-friendly massage prices. Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. Come and experience instant gratification here!

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Therapeutic Massage


Therapeutic Massage


Therapeutic Massage


Therapeutic Massage

Yorba Spa Body Massage

714.693.1465

18514 Yorba Linda Bl. Yorba Linda, CA. 92886 Open 9am - 9pm tCorner of Yorba Linda & Lake


Therapeutic Massage

Revitalization Day Spa Relaxing Massage by Asian Girls

Mon - Fri: 10am - 9pm Sat & Sun: 10am - 7pm

714.965.5500

18682 Beach Blvd., Suite 110 Huntington Beach, CA 92648


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