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DREAMS DO COME TRUE Acclaimed Actress Missi Pyle’s Take on Hollywood

NEW FACE IN TOWN Covergirl Launches A Brand New Look

FINISHING TOUCH Experts Reveal Tips to Look and Feel Your Best

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The Future is Now


Jolie Adams Publisher and Creator



fter 25 years of successfully publishing with partners in Orange County, last year I found myself at a crossroads in my career. I’d known for some time that our community of readers and advertisers were ready for something more meaningful with substantive content that would speak to them. I had the vision however, I needed to assemble a talented team to give birth to this dream. I am blessed to have, what I call the ‘dream team’ on board. First there is Rita Goldberg, our Editor in Chief and long time friend and associate. She has many years of editorial experience and we worked together in the past on several publishing projects. She said yes before I even finished my sentence on trying to sell her on the idea. ‘WOW’ is all I can say about that first phone call. Then there is Lee Offenhauer, our Art Director and my good friend for over 20 years. Lee and I worked together many years ago. Lee has over 30 years of experience in the publishing industry and is the best visionary of art design that I have ever been honored to work with. Lee also

didn’t miss a beat on saying yes to me. Another ‘WOW’ moment. Then I reached out to Cherelle Reaves-Berrard our Associate Publisher and my good friend. Cherelle brings with her many years of experience in publishing and in luxury event planning. She is very entrenched in the community and also stepped up to the plate without hesitation, and said, “Let’s do this.” ‘WOW’ again! There have been many more talented people working tirelessly behind the scenes to give birth to this publication - Joli Magazine - the art of refined living. Please delve into your first edition of Joli Magazine.We feel this publication is full of content that will speak to each and every one of you and make a positive impact in your lives. Be sure to read our celebrity profile cover story featuring Missi Pyle. This talented actress shared her inspiring Dream Come True story, which certainly resonated with me since this issue is my ‘dream come true.’


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have lived in Coastal Orange County practically my entire adult life. I raised three children in Newport Beach, sat on the board of numerous philanthropies, and even served in a civic capacity as City Arts Commissioner. I consider myself an ingrained member of this community and have always thought of myself as “in-the-know.” But as I sift through countless press releases clueing me to new additions, I realize that change occurs so rapidly, it’s impossible to know everything that is going on right in our own backyard. That is why a magazine dedicated to highlighting the best life has to offer is vital to a vibrant population seeking to enjoy. Joli Magazine is designed to provide a well curated collection of content and serve as the conduit between this community and its residents. Note the tagline, “The Art of Refined Living,” and you will get an idea of this publication’s purpose. Even from the time the editorial line up was conceived to the time of pre-press production, new venues opened for business. One long awaited addition is The Lot, Fashion Island’s new ultra luxurious cinema and dine spot. New restaurants seem to be popping up constantly. If you are looking for a couple of great new dining options, or feel like hosting your own private dinner party, we’ve got you covered in this issue that offers cover-to-cover coverage of all the things that will inspire you to enjoy the coveted lifestyle of our beautiful coastal hometown. Bourbon Steak is one of the premier newly opened dining establishments reviewed in this issue. Founded by acclaimed Chef Michael Mina, this gem of a restaurant takes dining to a whole new level. Entertainers, seeking to host a fabulous dinner party will find inspiration in our Chef ’s Table column, featuring a springtime recipe from local chef, David Wilhelm. Looking for new ideas to revamp your cooking environment? Design guru Julie Laughton shares her vision for creating a kitchen that will make you want to show off your cooking skills, which you can take to the next level by enrolling in Chef Craig Strong’s culinary classes offered at the seaside Montage Laguna Beach. For an ultra casual dining experience, pack a picnic supper and head to the Newport Beach Civic Green for the annual Concert in the Park series, where thousands of locals congregate to enjoy live entertainment in one of the most ele-

gant public settings offered in Coastal Southern California. If you haven’t strolled the Civic Center’s beautiful grounds, featuring the Peter Walker designed Sculpture Garden, add that activity to your list.We were so impressed with the breathtaking vista, we decided to use this venue as the backdrop for this issue’s fashion shoot. In case you don’t know, Newport Beach gets over seven million visitors each year.We are fortunate to live in this world renowned locale. So be sure to get out and enjoy the best of our own hometown, which we will continue to feature in every issue. Stay Tuned…

This issue’s cover features model actress Missi Pyle instagram@missipyle twitter@missipyle

Photographer Tony Florez Hair stylist Lois Kinsey lois Make up Trang Do Fashions Novecento Boutique Newport Beach Jewelry Winston’s Crown Jewelers Location Corona Del Mar California



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Rita Goldberg A R T DI R ECTOR


Cherelle Reaves-Berrard SEN I OR ACCOU N T MA N AGER

Jennifer Day Turner SEN I OR GR A PHI C DESI GN ER


Sara Aplanalp Wendy Bowman Beth Fhaner Barbara Kimler Julie Laughton Jenny Peters David Wilhelm SOCI A L MEDI A DI R ECTOR

Stefanee Freedman VI CE PR ESI DEN T OF DI STR I B U TI ON



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SARA APLANALP Fashion Trend Columnist

WENDY BOWMAN Editorial Contributor

BETH FHANER Editorial Contributor

With over 15 years of coast-to-coast fashion experience, Sara brings a sophisticated style perspective and an expert eye to dressing her discriminating roster of clients. Sara’s wealth of education and experience in styling, trend analysis, fashion show production, and personal shopping has lead her to be one of Southern California’s most sought after stylists.

Before moving to Southern California nine years ago, Wendy spent 15-plus years as a writer and editor for Atlanta Business Chronicle, covering nonprofit business, homes and lifestyle, the Atlanta visitors market and more. When she’s not busy writing, Wendy enjoys yoga, Jazzercise and taking care of her English Bulldog Ellie.

Orange County-based writer and editor, Beth has a strong background in covering culture and trends. Her impressive career has included stints at The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards), Borders Group, Westways magazine and the now-defunct Pages magazine. A Michigan native, she has lived in SoCal for more than 15 years, and when not chasing down a story, she enjoys travel, film, art museums, live music, and spending time at the beach.

JULIE LAUGHTON Home and Decor Columnist

JENNY PETERS Editorial Contributor

DAVID WILHELM Culinary Columnist

Designer, master draftsman, space planner and licensed general contractor with an expertise in architectural design, Julie specializes in remodeling older homes and vintage homes and also welcomes new construction. Julie’s philosophy is “It all starts with a good plan.” She has completed over 500 custom kitchen designs and remodels over the years. From the smaller historical beach cottages all the way to mega mansions, there is no limit to her custom design abilities. As a one-stop shop, she helps guide her clients through the process of turning their dreams into reality. She serves all of Orange County and the beach communities.

As a longtime freelance journalist, Jenny covers beats that range from entertainment to lifestyle topics. She writes on film, television, music, travel, restaurants, wine, design, architecture, beauty, spas, cars, fashion and celebrity events for USA Today, AARP, New York Magazine and numerous other domestic and international outlets. She is a founding and voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Over the years, she has also served as the editor in chief of Brentwood Magazine, Bel Air Magazine and Scene Magazine.

Recognized as one of the pioneers whose restaurants put Orange County on the culinary map of Southern California, David is described as a visionary, tastemaker, and culinary genius. This prolific chef/restaurateur is responsible for the development of over 15 concepts including Kachina, Sorrento Grille, French 75 and Chat Noir. He is currently the co-owner and Managing Partner for the five Jimmy’s Famous American Taverns that string from San Diego to Dana Point and Santa Monica. JFAT, as the regulars call it, purveys creatively adapted regional American comfort food in a buzz filled ambience.



Features 41 PROFILE Dreams come true for actress Missi Pyle


Profile: Missi Pyle Hollywood hottie has it all going on. Acting gigs galore, an adorable daughter, and dream-come-true opportunities on the horizon.

46 FASHION IN BLOOM Spring inspirations show up in prints 68 FASHION ISLAND HOTEL Guests treated to fashion-forward amenities 97 NEW FACE IN TOWN Covergirl creates a new look

Refined Living 56 HOME DESIGN It all starts with a good plan 58 ESTATE Take a peek inside an architectural masterpiece 70 RESORT LIVING Villas offer upscale urban lifestyle

Special Section 73 FINISHING TOUCH Feel and look your best

In Every Issue 26 CHECKLIST Check out our list of new and relevant must-trys 28 CALENDAR Best happenings in town 30 CULTURE Laguna Beach’s Art-A-Fair revamped 32 JOURNEY Europe’s favorite cities beckon 37 STYLE Seasonal trends showcased 38 INDULGENCE Day Spa Bliss 84 TASTE Recipe and reviews 92 SOIRÉE Gatherings and galas




Fashion Floral prints and feminine frills define this season’s look. Bold colors make the pop statement while blush is the new neutral for subtle hued occasions.

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Newly opened, revamped or worth revisiting, Joli brings you the must-try listing of venues, menus, products, services and experiences to check out and check off your list.

CANDLE MAKING FUN Luxury candle fans will want to visit the newly opened Bramble & Co. studio where candle making clients can choose from 50 fragrances to infuse into their heated wax. Proprietor Michelle Bendetti, whose hobby-turned-boutique business still produces its own line of candles, opened the studio to share the fun of candle making. Participants are encouraged to come with friends, wine and snacks to add a social element to the experience. Cost to make two candles is $50. Discounted group rates are offered to parties of eight or more. Reservations required. 949.680.5672. 124 Tustin Avenue, Unit 104, Newport Beach

YOGA BY THE SEA Ritual Yoga, known for its array of meditative and mind healing class offerings, has partnered with Spa Montage, at Montage Laguna Beach, to offer class membership or individual option yoga practice. Classes are held in the mornings and afternoons and feature all the favorites including Gentle Flow, Mindful Meditation, Power Yoga, and Vinyasa. 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California

ARTISAN SUGARS Make your next cocktail party a chic flavor infused event with Artisan Sugars cocktail collection. These brightly colored, sculptured sugars are designed to garnish and enhance the taste of cocktails. Featured flavors include Pink Jasmine, Lemon Drop, Mint Julep, and Cucumber Melon Martini.



WELLNESS ON THE ROAD San Francisco visitors wanting to stick to their health and fitness regimen can enjoy the newly launched Wellness Wanderer package at Hotel Zoe in Fisherman’s Wharf. Guests will be offered fitness classes, personal coaching, even a yoga mat set up waiting in the room upon check-in. Daily green juice and healthy menu options are also available at this boutique hotel that recognizes the importance of fitness on the go. For reservations go to

TIMELESS TIFFANY Tiffany’s latest creation, the Tiffany T watch, is bound to be this season’s most coveted cuff. Offered in gold and silver with black and iconic Tiffany Blue strap options, this statement making wrist adornment offers a sleek, linear design, punctuated by the recognizable Tiffany T, which opens to reveal the brushed dial marked by a single baguette diamond. Available at Tiffany & Co. South Coast Plaza 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa.

PRECIOUS PIZZA Luxury pizza is now on the menu and if you haven’t tried this latest craze, over-the-top topped crust, head to LA’s trendy Venice-based South End pizza bar for a delicious indulgence. The six-slice pie, featuring a perfectly crisp thin crust that holds up to all the exotic ingredients piled on, starts with a white truffle sauce and Fontina cheese, then on go the black truffles, porcini mushrooms, foie gras, edible flowers and – the crowning glory – edible 24K gold. The price, $101, is a value compared to the cost of New York-based Industry Kitchen’s version, which sells for $2,000 and adds caviar to list of toppings. 2805 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, California

THE LOT THE LOT is now open to bring the ultra-luxury cinema experience to Newport Beach movie goers. Film fans will get to enjoy reserved recliner seats with waiter service from the trendy American California cuisine-inspired, on-site restaurant and full service bar. 999 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach




Around Town Best Events and Activities Spring Cooking Class Series Montage Laguna Beach

The Sisters Rosensweig South Coast Repertory 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

Three sisters meet in London to celebrate a birthday in this award winning, wittily crafted play about the quest for love and self-fulfillment. Written by Wendy Wasserman and directed by Casey Stangl. May 5 - June 2

Breakfast with Magic Johnson Women’s Philanthropy Fund

Join 800 of Orange County’s influential philanthropists at the Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The event, designed to raise funds and awareness of critical issues facing women and children in our community is presented by Orange County United Way. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, Tuesday, May 8, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Culinary arts lovers can now learn to cook like the pros from Five-Star Rating recipient Chef Craig Strong at Montage Laguna Beach. Three separate classes are scheduled this spring featuring instruction on French classics, savory sauces, and exotic spice infused recipes. Each class culminates with an ocean view, winepaired lunch. Cost per class is $150 and reservations can be made by calling (949) 715-6420. Classes will be held Saturdays at 11 a.m. on April 21, May 19, and June 9.

Newport Beach Film Festival Film Screenings in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa

Hundreds of independent films will be showcased in this world renowned, international film festival now entering its 19th successful year. Post screening dialogues with filmmakers and cast, seminars, parties, and celeb spotting are all part of the not-tobe-missed fun. April 26 - May 3



Hamilton Segerstrom Center for the Arts 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa •

The hottest show in the world, with consistently sold out performances, is coming to town. This revolutionary musical production tells the tale of Alexander Hamilton’s important role in America’s quest for independence. Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards, 8 Drama Desk Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and a Grammy. May 8 - May 27

Clybourne Park Laguna Playhouse 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

This clever spin-off on A Raisin in the Sun applies a modern day twist to the issues of racism and housing. The show was an instant hit in London and on Broadway. Clybourne Park won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. June 6 - June 24 Philharmonic House of Design Ritz Cove, Dana Point

View the impressively decorated, spectacular ocean front estate featured on the 25th annual Philharmonic House of Design home tour. The 7,097 square foot home has been enhanced by 14 of Southern California’s acclaimed interior designers who have convened to showcase latest home looks and top design trends. General admission tickets can be purchased for $40 and proceeds raised benefit the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s nationally recognized youth music education programs. The House will be open for public tours Tuesday, May 8, through Sunday, June 3, 2018. For information call (714) 840-7542.

Concerts on the Green City of Newport Beach 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach

Bring your picnic supper and lawn chairs to the Free Concerts on the Green Series sponsored by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. The four summer concerts scheduled feature Matt Mauser, a celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra, June 17, The Springsteen Experience, July 15, Tijuana Dogs, August 12, and Desperado, a tribute to The Eagles, September 9. Bands perform from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Art Exhibition City of Newport Beach Balboa Island Art Walk Balboa Island, South Bayfront, Newport Beach

Balboa Island, one of the most picturesque settings in Newport Beach, will host the annual Balboa Island Art Walk, featuring 100 artists showcasing their creations along the bayfront. Paintings, sculptures, photography, blown glass and jewelry are among the artistic offerings that will be on display. Spectators will also get to enjoy live music throughout the day-long, free event. Sunday, May 20, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach

The 54th annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition will display artworks by hundreds of local artists in a festive atmosphere with music, food and wine. The art will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting City Arts Commission sponsored programming. Admission is free. Saturday, June 16, 1 - 6 p.m. For information call (949) 717-3802. SPRING 2018 | JOLI MAGAZINE



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Local Art Festival Steps Up Its Game BY BARBARA KIMLER


n its rich 52-year history, Laguna Art-A-Fair has featured the works of acclaimed artists from around the globe. A juried fine art show, Art-A-Fair is unique among Laguna Beach art events in that it doesn’t have residency restrictions which draws a diverse group of both artists and art forms. As a member of the artists cooperative, each Art-A-Fair participant plays a role in producing the annual exhibit that draws thousands of art enthusiasts to scenic Laguna Canyon every summer. Known as “The Gem in the Canyon,” Art-A-Fair showcases over 120 art exhibits and a variety of art-related workshops in an enchanting courtyard setting where visitors can enjoy gourmet cuisine, fine wine, specialty beers, spirits and live entertainment. Art-A-Fair exhibitors feature original works across all art mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pencil, drawing, mixed media, photography, ceramics, wood, glass, jewelry, gourds, leather, sculpture and digital art. Organizers aim to connect every visitor with at least one artist’s work.

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Serious Art Lovers Design Homes Around Their Collections Art-A-Fair has achieved great success over the years, but the 2018 exhibit will add a creative new dimension - help festival goers visualize how fine art can be showcased in their own homes. According to luxury real estate experts, 2018 brings an eclectic combination of high-end elegant elements with strong influences from nature and technology. And a house with art in it helps art lovers express their unique personalities. Event producers Gina Waggener and Jo Beth Prudhomme are behind the innovative new home design concept which is garnering support from top interior home brands tied to the latest design trends in kitchen, flooring, lighting, wall finishes and furnishings. The creative duo teamed up with interior design expert Nancy Vengoechea of Vengo Design to create an expansive luxury home display and home design related one-on-one consultations. Luxury home design display sponsor UCLux. com Real Estate, a division of Union Choice Enterprises, will offer advice on how redesign can increase home values along with options for utilizing home equity for improvements. A prominently displayed design wall will offer visitors an opportunity to explore the latest in luxury redesign as it relates to fine art. Both the display and workshops by Vengoechea will showcase how top-tier furnishings and interior design have long been used to sell properties and how developers and brokers often turn to fine art for that extra layer of je ne sais quoi - a quality that cannot be described or named easily. Studio Workshops include Beautiful Kitchens, Magic of Color, Planning the Space, Furniture Selection, Developing the Concept, Great Windows,Walls and Flooring, plus others. “Our new home design element has brought renewed energy and a refreshing outlook among this year’s artists,” says Art-A-Fair president Michael Cahill. Prospective Art-A-Fair artists are vetted on Jury Day in early February. Along with seeking a balance for the exhibit, the jury of professional fine artists and master crafts-persons look for excellence in conception, execution, presentation and a high level of creativity and technical competence. Popular local artists return to the festival this year along with international artists that will exhibit for the first time.Thursdays are VIP sponsored nights with special behind the scene artist tours and specialty appetizer and cocktail offerings.

The Vengo Design Wall will be an opportunity for visitors to explore the latest in luxury redesign as it relates to fine art.

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Special Events and Ticket Information Live music will be featured Thursdays through Sundays in genres that include jazz, blues, urban contemporary, acoustic rock, folk, R&B, Motown, and Surf-60’s. Art-A-Fair is open to the general public from June 29 through September 2, 2018. Hours of operation are: Sunday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. On July 4th and September 2, Art-A-Fair will close at 6:00 p.m. Art-A-Fair is located at 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. For sponsorship information or other details, call 949.315.0034 or email Additional information and tickets for VIP nights can be found at in early June.




Springtime in Paris and London BY RITA GOLDBERG

A London stAy typically finds its significance in the purpose of business over pleasure, or as a quick stop-over city en route to a more exotic locale. And while Paris exudes the kind of whimsical buoyancy American travelers can only chalk up to as je ne sais quoi, we’ve all seen one too many beret adorning, baguette toting, Eiffel Tower selfies destined to brand Paris as a cliché.The French did coin the term, after all. However, these overlooked staples are worth revisiting as they offer the perfect combination of never ending activity in two of Europe’s most elegant bustling capitals. In a world abundant with rich, diverse culture, filled with more beautiful destinations than anyone could ever get to in a lifetime, there is a reason Paris and London stamps find their way into any modern traveler’s passport. Simply put, these cities are significant and offer major perspective of the many before us who paved the world we live in today. From renowned artists who populate the walls of just about every world class museum (Monet, Cezanne, Manet, Degas, Matisse to name a few) to rock and roll legends who continue to maintain world wide relevance (Beatles,The Who, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Elton John - should I keep going?) to literary greats (Shakespeare, Dickens, Austin, Bronte - basically your high school and college lit reading list authors) the cultural icons we have come to appreciate most are rooted in these cities. What’s more, these two cities combined contain fascinating history, awe-inspiring architecture, unsurpassed theater and award winning culinary options. Endless landmark attractions are available to tour but to truly savor these cities, make time to roam aimlessly and take in the modern day sights, sounds, aromas and general vibe of these intoxicating locales.



LONDON After you have toured your selected destinations, (The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, if in season, and Westminster Abbey should be on your list) take time to spontaneously explore the quaint districts that make up this vibrant city. Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Covent Garden replete with pubs, eateries, boutiques and street performers, are among the neighborhoods that provide a wanderer’s nirvana, offering the best of London’s street scenes. London is known for theater so be sure to secure tickets for at least a couple of performances. If you like to experience the lesser known, off radar shows,The Other Palace Theater provides a creative hub for new and experimental works worth seeing. Tickets for the tried and true classics such as Les Mis and Phantom are typically available. Or plan ahead and score Hamilton tickets at the Victoria Palace. High Tea is another one of those British experiences that should be incorporated into your plans. There are plenty of elegant options to enjoy this traditional respite. Harrods, where the international jet set convenes, offers a favorite option for the classic version, especially when combined with an afternoon of shopping. For stand alone, five-star experience head to Claridge’s which has been catering to royalty and doing it right for nearly 150 years. If you want to try out a newer tea venue,The Mirror Room at The Rosewood, which opened last year to rave reviews, offers a memorable afternoon tea service. When you are ready to explore nightlife off the beaten track, make your way to Shoreditch where rows of dimly lit bars offer lively music and energizing crowds.The Hoxton is a perfect spot to sip a cocktail and take in London’s up and coming arts district alongside its trend forging populace. Trains from London to Paris depart several times daily making this an easy way to embark on the next leg of your trip. Book ahead for best rates. PARIS If you are inclined to tour the attractions, there is the Eiffel Tower, with its breathtaking panoramic view,The Louvre, with the famed Mona Lisa, and the Palace of Versailles. But of course, there is so much more. Cafés with their pastries, macarons, crepes and frothy cappuccinos, boutiques filled with finely crafted, fashionable finds, and quaint winding streets that always lead to somewhere worth being. One area to stroll through is the village of Montmartre. Perched above the general city landscape, the Basilica of Sacre-Coeur provides a welcoming landmark. From there, you will feel like you stepped back in time as you navigate the cobblestone streets and ancient architecture that defines this region, peppered with cafés, shops and artists offering to sketch your likeness. Paris is known for its cuisine. Just as London theater is mandatory, so is a superb French dining experience. La Closerie des Lilas frequented by intellectuals and artists, most notably Ernest Hemingway, should be on your dining list.The menu is filled with traditional French fare including all the favorites such as foie gras and escargot.The wine selections, with availability from

renowned French wine regions, ensures the perfect pairing with each course. If your appetite veers to the more swanky, make your way to Hotel Costes for an aperitif or gourmet dining experience in a regally inspired setting. Save room for the to-die-for cheesecake, rumored to inspire at least one celebrity to board a London bound private plane for the sole purpose of satisfying a craving for this much tweeted about creamy delicacy. Paris is also known for its fashion. Many top designers are French so be sure to make time to shop the well known classics that include Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Hermes, as well as the cutting edge, newcomer wares from the likes of Christell Kocher, Jacquemus, and Christophe Lemaire. While there are endless boutiques to browse, you can pop into Galeries Lafayette, for a great array of fabulous finds under one roof. If shopping in Paris feels like the ultimate cliche, well c’est la vie. Loading up on those enviable treasures will surely inspire your favorite postworthy selfie. n SPRING 2018 | JOLI MAGAZINE





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DREAMS DO COME TRUE Acclaimed Actress Missi Pyle’s Take on Hollywood

NEW FACE IN TOWN Covergirl Launches A Brand New Look

FINISHING TOUCH Experts Reveal Tips to Look and Feel Your Best

EXPLORE ABROAD London and Paris Revisited


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Favorite Fashion Finds BY SARA APLANALP

This season is all about eye-catching whimsy. Pop colors, feather details, and the revamped trench coat make the list of top trends to try. From various hues of ultra-violet, 2018’s Pantone color of the year, to flirty feathers - it is time to gear up for fun in the sun in true California style. Available at Fashion Island |

This cropped trench is the perfect topper for Spring. It’s lightweight and effortless thanks to its linen and cotton blend. It has all the makings of a classic trench silhouette but in a new reworked way. Available at Vince | Price: $545

This ostrich feather-trimmed lucite clutch is the luxe accessory to create a fashion statement that will make your look soar to the next level.

There’s definitely nothing basic about these jeans. Feather adornment creates a fun and flirty addition to denim. Available at Alice + Olivia Price: $330

Available at Ray-Ban

This spring is all about color! Purple reigns supreme this season, from lavender to ultraviolet. You can wear this versatile sheath dress from the office to dinner.

Price: $188

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ard to believe that just one mile from the congested freeway, is a secluded winding road leading to a luscious private 12-acre oasis, replete with palms, aromatic citrus trees, and bubbling hot mineral pools. And that’s not all this local Southern California spa has to offer those seeking an indulgent escape to a day of pampering. There are over 17 treatments and salon services available to try, nutrient rich mud wraps, moisturizing therapies, and more.The on site restaurant offers delicious, healthy spa cuisine and private cabanas are available for pre and post-services relaxation.Water aerobics classes are also offered, for anyone whose day of nirvana requires at least one work out. For over 150 years, Glen Ivy Hot Springs has been welcoming spa goers who understand the value of rejuvenating treatments for body and mind. This past year an expansive multi-million dollar renovation and the addition of new services make this spa even more enticing. One of the newest treatments introduced recently is the Quartz Massage.This therapeutic service is done on a specially designed table filled with ground quartz particles. The effect is akin to laying on a soft bed of sand, allowing your body to meld into the naturally created contours for a pressure-free sensation while being massaged. Each therapy treatment begins with a consultation to ensure a customized experience. Mineral infused pools and nutrient rich muds, such as the ones offered on-site, are natural phenomena. Hot springs have been recognized for their therapeutic and healing properties for thousands of years.The heated waters open the pores so the abundant, naturally infused minerals, that may include calcium, magnesium and other regenerative properties, can be directly absorbed for effective penetration.The physical benefits of spa and massage are obvious.The emotional and spiritual advantages of spending a day in this idyllic environment will quickly become apparent. A day at Glen Ivy will be savored long after your return.






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Dream it and it will Come True BY JENNY PETERS

For actress Missi Pyle, life has been something of a dream. Born in Houston and raised in Memphis, she first had dreams of becoming an actress, hopes that were fulfilled pretty quickly for the statuesque blonde. SPRING 2018 | JOLI MAGAZINE


PROFILE “When I started out after drama school – I went to North Carolina School of the Arts – and when I was done, I went to New York. I got an agency right away. I was signed with Paradigm and I mean I went out for everything,” Pyle recalls. And her first film started her off with a bang, as she booked a small role in “As Good As It Gets,” opposite Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt in that Academy Award-winning movie.



In the 20 years since, Pyle’s performing dreams have pretty much all come true. She’s played iconic roles in enduring movies like “Galaxy Quest,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and the Best Picture Oscar winner “The Artist”; starred in numerous television series (she’s currently a recurring character on “Mom”); and even had a rock band for a while, known as Smith & Pyle, along with actress/singer Shawnee Smith.

Gorgeous, funny and successful, it might seem that Missi Pyle really had it all, but there was one thing missing in her life as she entered her forties. “I always wanted to be a mom, but I just wasn’t really sure when it would happen. I got married and decided, ‘Oh, I’m ready to have a family.’ I had several miscarriages. I wasn’t able to carry a pregnancy to full term and I was just really devastated by it,” she candidly admits. Divorced and wondering what the future had in store for her, Missi and her best friend, fellow actress Christina Moore, decided to ask the universe for some help. “I do believe that whatever you put out there you do get back. We would make these dream boards once a year and we had a look at the dream boards from a couple years ago and mine had little babies all over it,” Pyle remembers, as she pauses to answer a question from her now two-year-old adopted daughter Zooey. “That’s kind of cool, isn’t it? I always imagined I would have like five kids and when it doesn’t quite go that way you’re like, ‘Huh.’ It took me a long time to decide to adopt a baby on my own, but finally one day I just thought, ‘Oh, I really want to do this myself.’” Putting the dream out there resulted in motherhood for her; and, somewhat surprisingly, since becoming a mother, Pyle has been working more than ever before.That’s pretty amazing, considering that up until recently, actresses who hit 40 pretty much saw their options dry up. “Since she was born, I have had so much less time to worry about my career,” she muses, “and therefore the time that I spend on it is so much more concentrated.Yet I’ve been working a lot more than I did before she was born, and the work that I’m doing is better. Babies bring good luck!” And perhaps the changing climate in Tinseltown is part of Pyle’s burgeoning career, which includes a role in the blockbuster hit movie “Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle,” two more new films – “Traffik” and “Director’s Cut” – coming soon and a leading role in “Impulse,” the new YouTube Red streaming series. “I think the whole Me Too,Time’s Up movement has been extraordinary.That women are able to come forward and tell their stories and people are actually hearing them is extraordinary. And things have changed in many ways,” she says. “At my TV show [“Impulse”], eight of the ten episodes were directed by women.These are women who couldn’t get jobs before, now they’re swamped with offers. It’s really a great time to be a female in Hollywood and I think that that is the main thing that’s come from

the Me Too movement. For that I say, ‘Hooray. Finally.’ As a woman in her forties, I have worked with more women since I turned 40, in this short amount of time, than I ever have in my life.” The timing of this sea change in Hollywood couldn’t be better, for Missi Pyle has a new agenda for the next dream board she’ll make with Christina Moore, who now lives right next door with her husband on what they call their “hippie compound.” “I’ve been thinking about directing myself,” Pyle reveals. “And once Zooey goes to school, that’s something that I’d really like to start doing. I’ve put it in the ear of the people on my TV show that I’d like to maybe direct


Since becoming a mother, Pyle has been working more than ever before. That’s pretty amazing, considering that up until recently, actresses who hit 40 pretty much saw their options dry up.

something, if we do a second season or a third season.” There’s that, as well as her more personal goals, too. “I’d also like to grow my own food, to learn how to be a little bit more self-sufficient. I’d like to go off to a world where I’m maybe a little less phone dependent and maybe a little bit more off the grid, if that’s possible, and to show my daughter how to do that and just try to be someone who’s a little more self reliant. And hopefully some love will pop in there for me too. I’m a seeker, so I’m trying to figure out, I just need to let it go and let it come to me.” And simply dream a little bit more, as well. n






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The Trend For Home Design is Creating a Zen-Like Atmosphere BY JULIE LAUGHTON


oday everyone has a busy and hectic life so the goal is to be able to create an environment in your home that allows you to hit the reset button. As a designer, my job is to create the ultimate soothing and functional retreat customized for each individual homeowner.The space should be calming, clean and pure. My philosophy is “It all starts with a good plan.” When remodeling and creating a clutter-free atmosphere, the first thing I ask the client to do is to purge unneeded items from their space.Your entire home must flow and be clear to function properly. The complete transformation of the space involves all of your senses. The subtle use of color probably evokes the most emotion in each room. All of the organic colors that come from nature make the environment so much more soothing and natural to be in. Using organic materials, soft colors and avoiding clutter enables you to have your cherished surroundings. Whether you have a large or small space, it’s about opening it up and doing the proper planning so the entire room functions perfectly.The space you live in and use daily should be easy and effortless to be in.This particular kitchen was done with a warm organic driftwood-theme by using custom cabinetry finishes to compliment and coordinate with the stone slab countertops. You will notice the designs of the countertops, flooring and cabinets have clean lines and simple shapes.Through the use of rich organic colors, the entire room evokes a feeling that is welcoming and instantly relaxing to be in.The warmth of the real wood flooring under your feet also gives an incredible organic tactile feeling as you move through the room. Lighting is crucial and it’s also designed in advance.The best lighting is a combination of natural sunlight, overhead can lights and accent lamps.This master bedroom is flooded with light during the day from French doors and the round window up high. In the evening, the can lights should be dimmed to a lower level.The table lamp and floor lamp can be turned on individually for room accent lighting.The lamps on the



nightstands are controlled separately for each person.When you have a room with a vaulted ceiling this high, it’s always a good idea to have the ability to fill the room with light evenly. All of the installed lighting is a backup to the natural organic sunlight. Keeping your space clear is an ongoing process. It’s basically the same maintenance you

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This Newport Beach home is open, bright and ready for some modernized mid-century fun Written by Wendy Bowman Presented by The Summer Perry Group at Surterre Properties Photography by Tim Krueger


hen local builder and HGTV star Scott Cross first laid eyes on the warm and inviting residence that previously stood at 1406 Antigua Way in Newport Beach, he was inspired by the original bricks comprising its oversized fireplace and entry wall. With the help of architect Benjamin Stevens, he went on to tear down the 1960’s abode while allowing those memorable blocks to dictate the style of a new structure. Fast-forward to today, and a recently built mid-century modern masterpiece now rests on the site in the established subdivision of Baycrest/Dover Shores. Think a light-filled entry way flanked by the aforementioned wall and an open living space sporting the fireplace, as well as custom furnishings and art curated by Blackband Design and a swath of familyfriendly amenities from the inside-out. As an additional reminder of the past, a preserved olive tree casts its shadow on the house’s facade to serve as an impromptu piece of art. “I really pushed the builder to create an indoor-outdoor space where the entire family could entertain and enjoy the pool, barbecue and all-around great Southern California weather,” says real estate agent Summer Perry, who regularly collaborates with Cross and is co-listing the custom two-level, five-bedroom residence with Jessie Holechek (both of The Summer Perry Group at Surterre Properties). “I imagine young children riding their bikes in the driveway on the weekends as the parents brew their coffee and make breakfast, the family dog lying lazily on the grass just waiting for the ball to be tossed to him, and all of the neighbors coming over to lounge by the pool, watch Sunday football games and barbecue some steaks for dinner. This backyard, has something for everyone—shade, pool, spa, fire, grass, TV, music and proximity to the kitchen for a cold libation—what else could you want?”




“I think the mid-century design of the house will help attract the lucky new owners,” says Perry. “The understated cool factor is looming, and this is where the fun is going to be! From Friday to Sundown Sunday night, 1406 Antigua Way will be the new hub for the neighborhood.”

Topping the list of new homes in the area with five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths, the light-filled abode offers approximately 3,850 square feet of chic yet practical living space. Expect floor-to-ceiling windows; custom-built Pete Willhoit cabinetry; quartz slabs on every countertop surface; and durable, rifted French white oak flooring to complement and soften the property’s hard lines and cuttingedge architecture. Among the standout features? Plenty of space for everyone. “If you don’t need five bedrooms, one of them is set up



“I really pushed the builder to create an indoor-outdoor space where the entire family could entertain and enjoy the pool, barbecue and all-around great Southern California weather.”

for a home office; and if the parents are entertaining downstairs and the little ones want to play video games or watch a movie, they have a fabulous upstairs living room that affords them ample space to be kids,” says Perry. “The builder and his team really tried to think of everything, and I think they knocked it out of the park.” The residence’s white brick, smooth stucco and vertically placed wood exterior is a standout in the neighborhood, which is welcoming its first custom-built mid-century

modern home to the market. A convivial front-yard patio beckons one through an attractive wood-and-glass door and into the light-filled foyer. Around to the right, an open living and dining room area opens via stacked Fleetwood doors to the outdoor environs replete with a grassy lawn; large pool and spill-over spa; covered patio with a built-in barbecue, linear fireplace and TV; fire feature; and, last but not least, an oversized, detached three-car garage with room for a workshop. Back inside, the open living/dining area

is flanked by the kitchen, which features professional-grade appliances (including a Thermador six-burner stove, griddle, double oven, and paneled refrigerator and dishwasher); quartz countertops; two-tone white-and-wood cabinetry offering plentiful storage; a pull-out spice rack; and large waterfall-edge island with a farmhouse sink. The butler’s pantry is tucked behind a hallway that reveals a laundry room; full bath; secondary master suite sporting a bath with dual vanities and a shower; and an office with a separate entrance.

A floating wooden staircase with glass railings traverses to the home’s large-scale living area above. Here one will find a main master suite flaunting a private deck overlooking the backyard and nighttime views of Fashion Island; spacious walk-in closet; and spa-like bath with dual sinks (one with a makeup area); soaking tub; and an oversized shower. Also on this level is a large living room/flex space (ideal for watching those spectacular SoCal sunsets), as well as a duo of en-suite bedrooms. “I think the mid-century design of the house will help attract the lucky new owners,” says Perry. “The understated cool factor is looming, and this is where the fun is going to be! From Friday to Sundown Sunday night, 1406 Antigua Way will be the new hub for the neighborhood.”

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Dressed to Impress BY RITA GOLDBERG


ashion Island has long been reputed as a destination luxury shopping venue. Now vacationers, wanting to incorporate shopping at this world renowned plaza into their plans, can enjoy the full service elite experience that comes with a stay at the newly repositioned Fashion Island Hotel. Some of the perks guests will be treated to include consults with a personal shopper, invites to exclusive trunk shows, the opportunity to meet with established and emerging designers, complimentary round trip transportation and gift card programs. Located in the heart of Newport Beach, with ocean views and a multitude of luxurious amenities, this elite resort is the perfect getaway spot for sophisticated travelers seeking to acquire latest fashion wear and much more. Dining, golf, sailing, and on site spa treatments are just some of the accessible activities for guests to enjoy. As the sun begins to set, specially crafted signature cocktails and live music will offer a perfect way to wind down. The idea to create a full service guest experience spawned from the obvious synergy between these two adjacent properties known for their world class offerings to visitors as well as locals. General Manager, Gerard Widder, shares insights into what’s in store for hotel staying fashionistas.



JOLI: What was the impetus for the reposition/rename of the hotel? GW: Fashion Island is an iconic example of the Newport Beach culture, attitude and lifestyle. Adding “Fashion” to the hotel name reinforces our location and personality. JOLI:What portion of your guests take advantage of the nearby world class shopping? GW: Many of our guests walk to Fashion Island or use the tram we have available to transport them back and forth. JOLI: Heard you will have designer trunk show events at the property? Do you have any designers scheduled yet? GW: We just began hosting a series of quarterly fashion trend events that provide an exclusive peek at fashion-forward styles.These events include cocktails and a runway show. JOLI: How will the personal shopper experience work? GW: We arrange for guests to meet with Fashion Island’s personal shopper at Fashion Island to review and shop for their style needs. Or, if our guests are short on time, the personal shopper will bring items to the hotel for review. JOLI: What exciting programs will guests be treated to as part of the repositioning? GW: We have a new signature cocktail list inspired by fashion debuting in Aqua Lounge this spring. Cocktails include Slim Cut, French Hem and Trendsetter. JOLI: What other upgrades or new amenities are on the horizon, coming to Fashion Island Hotel? GW: We are already looking at ways to enhance our winter holiday décor to incorporate more “fashion.” n



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range County’s most luxurious apartment community,Villas Fashion Island in Newport Beach, just celebrated its first anniversary.The stunning 16-acre, secluded village of courtyards, promenades, arbors, and sculpted lawns brings five-star resort-style amenities — inspired by the company’s world renowned Pelican Hill Resort — to 524 luxury apartments, including a team of concierges, on-site cafe, open-air yoga studio, expansive business suite, and five pools. At Villas Fashion Island, each villa is designed to evoke a sense of space and harmony with the environment—from elevated ceilings to oversized windows to glass-rail balconies that provide natural light and panoramic views of the Mediterranean-inspired grounds—all within prestigious Newport Center along the California coast. To achieve this new level of resort-style living,Villas Fashion Island artfully blends Southern California elegance with coastal cosmopolitan living.The community’s Italian-inspired Palladian architecture and grounds are reminiscent of a summer village outside of Rome, which also was the inspiration for Pelican Hill Resort. From the century-old Mission olive trees that grace the guard-gated entrance, to the 143 stately palm trees that tower over the Great Lawns, the wealth of fully mature olive, palm, and Italian cypress trees gives the Villas a timeless and tranquil quality. More than 53,000 shrubs, flowering plants, and vines, and 1,000 mature trees bring a Mediterranean warmth and hue to every footpath, courtyard, and terrace.



Inside, villa interiors come finished with quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances, wine refrigerators, self-learning Nest thermostats, double-paned windows, solid core doors, and soundproofed floors with additional padding and insulation to enhance privacy. The property is designed to provide a casually elegant, indoor-outdoor resort lifestyle with an array of gathering places. Residents swim among five pools—each with its own courtyard—including a resort-style grand central pool ringed with palm trees.They stroll the 200-yard Palm Promenade in the Central Courtyard and play a few rounds on the bocce court and putting green. Residents also enjoy the elegant Private Dining Room and adjacent Lounge, meet at the café and juice bar (that also serves beer and wine), and sweat it out at the 24-hour, 4,300-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center offering a robust schedule of classes, indoor-outdoor yoga studio, exercise lawn, and spa treatment room.The coastal California-inspired Great Room, complete with three lounges and a full catering kitchen adjoining the Great Lawn, serves as the perfect space for community gatherings, along with abundant outdoor sitting and dining areas, including two with pizza ovens. Pet owners delight in the convenience of a dog park and dog washing, walking, and sitting services, and each resident stays connected with Google Fiber’s high-speed broadband service—the first of its kind in Southern California. These lavish amenities come with the personalized services of a five-star resort, including a concierge team ready to coordinate housekeeping, dry cleaning, car detailing, grocery shopping, and dining and event reservations; expert fitness instruction; on-site spa services; access to the Dining Club, Lounge, and Great Room for hosting private events and entertaining guests; personal shopping services at Fashion Island; and a complimentary shuttle to Fashion Island—a short stroll away—on weekends with its more than 40 restaurants and 100 retail stores. Villas Fashion Island represents the cutting-edge of an emerging housing market, one that offers the convenience of a luxury apartment community with the amenities of a high-end resort and the craftsmanship of a new home. It’s a concept uniquely suited to Irvine Company, which drew upon its best-of-class apartment, new homes, and resort properties to create Villas Fashion Island.

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Finishing Touch We all want to look and feel our best so we turned to some of the experts in health and wellness for guidance. In this section, we hear from fitness gurus and medical professionals who tell us how we can feel and look younger, get into great shape, and even restore limber movement to ensure a fully active lifestyle.




Fitwall Offers Fast and Effective Fitness Results

Six months ago Fitwall, a revolutionary fitness center was relatively unheard of in this community. featuring 40 minute classes that utilize a patented piece of equipment for a full body workout, is unlike any other and has quickly become the “go-to” spot for fitness fanatics seeking results in an energizing environment.




Now, each class - about nine per day - is packed to capacity.This studio,


wasn’t looking to own a fitness business,” says CEO Joe DeRobbio, whose primary business is in the financial sector. “I went to check it out at the urging of my colleague and quickly became hooked on the workout, which not only promoted a high level of fitness but also rehabbed my injured knee and saved me from having to do a replacement procedure.” Joe DeRobbio has been an entrepreneur since his teens when his skills at woodworking became the basis for his first business. “I created furnishings and sold them from my family home’s backyard and then later to a relative’s furniture shop, says DeRobbio of the early days. By the time he was in his 20’s, DeRobbio owned 15 homes in Southern California - then the market crashed and he found himself upside down in his investment properties. But he wasn’t discouraged. By the time he was in his 30’s, DeRobbio rebuilt himself and had a 5,000 square foot kitchen cabinet showroom and R&D facility in Laguna Niguel, a 30,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Tijuana, and national accounts that included Forever 21. DeRobbio had also partnered with Edward Saldana and Tatiana Derovanessian in a post-production editing facility in Santa Monica named Cake, in additional to co-founding Millennium Capital Partners LLC with Edward Saldana. All seemed great and DeRobbio was back in the saddle. But when the mortgage crisis hit, DeRobbio lost everything due to the economy being in shambles and had to, once again, start over. “When I say I lost everything… I mean everything,” says DeRobbio, explaining that he was evicted from his home with $300 to his name. But the experience was just another obstacle for DeRobbio to overcome. “There are no failures, just lessons.” He regrouped and got into the then burgeoning cannabis industry. I developed a vending machine that dispensed pre-measured portions of product and enabled dispensaries to more effectively manage and control inventory. The device was a hit and propelled him back to entrepreneurial success which he parlayed to embark on his now highly successful financial services entity. But DeRobbio didn’t stop there. When a small boutique fitness chain, spiraling into bankruptcy, came across his desk, he was urged by his partner to check things out.What he found was a brilliant concept that was suffering from mismanagement. After being utterly wowed, he decided to purchase the company and turn it around.Together with the talented team including Cliff Harski and Paul David, DeRobbio put Fitwall on course within six months.The

Fitwall chain currently has six locations and a solid growth plan in place. “I look for strong ROI’s (return on investments) and this concept scores big. Clients get great fitness benefits from the 40 minute class and each facility provides a winning business model,” says DeRobbio. National franchising is in the works. So how does this exercise class work? The patented Fitwall device offers a unique cardio blast akin to running up and down the rungs of a ladder. TRX straps, bands and dumbbells are used for the upper body and mid-torso conditioning portions of the total body workout. All the while, there is energizing music and a trained coach to facilitate and motivate the class. Cliff Harski, the COO and athletic director, has developed a truly unique program in addition to assisting in devising cutting edge technology necessary for any gym to survive today. “I knew this fitness facility was special as soon as I audited the class.These classes are different from anything else out there,” says DeRobbio. “They are intense, designed to condition the whole body in a shorter time period, and fun.” n

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Turn Back the Clock the Natural Way BY BRENDA VAN LOGGEM, MSN, RNP

Brenda van Loggem, RNP, MSN, of Newport Beach-based Pro Age Medical & Aesthetics, is an expert at helping her clients turn back the clock to restore the youthful feeling that tends to wane as we age. Ivy league educated with post-grad medical training and certification in Anti-Aging Medicine, Brenda has spent over 10 years dedicated to restoring youthfulness and wellness through her custom designed Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) protocol. After she gets her clients to feel their best, she also helps them to look their best with her array of aesthetic enhancement services and products.





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Restoring Full Range of Mobility for Optimal Health BY DUSTIN AGNELLI, DC

With over 17 years of medical experience, Dustin Agnelli, DC has successfully worked with patients, including many professional athletes, to effectively treat a wide range of pain and mobility impairments. As a premier practitioner at OC Wellness Physicians, the Newport Beach-based, integrative medical facility dedicated to alleviating pain and restoring mobility, Dr. Agnelli strives to get patients back to their fully active lifestyles.This Kansas City, Missouri, native brings traditional old fashioned Midwest values paired with the latest medical advancements to his client care approach to healing.



uring the course of my career as of long term neglect.When something hurts, the a Chiropractor and Sports Meditendency is to avoid mobility and weight bearing cine Specialist I have treated over posture on the injured body part. Over time, 3,000 patients with mild injuries that just leads to more physical ailments. Muscles to complex conditions, which in many cases can start atrophying in as little as three days so become exacerbated from neglect. Patients come it is critical to address pain and limited range of in under the assumption that they slept wrong or motion at the onset. bent down too suddenly but For minor but painful that isn’t the culprit, just the injuries, such as cartilage or t final breaking point. Most often tendon tear, stem cell therapy For minor but painful the body has been subjected works wonders to promote to long-standing micro trauma noticeable growth and healing. injuries, such as cartilage or poor stance that results in It is truly the future of healthor tendon tear, stem cell compression, excessive cartilage care. I highly recommend wear, nerve pressure, misattending one of our seminars works wonders to alignment and other physical to learn about stem cell adimpediments. vancements. promote natural growth An initial visit will include Rapid Release Therapy comprehensive chiropractic, allows us to naturally alleviate and healing. It is truly the orthopedic and if necessary, a pain and restore range of future of healthcare. radiologic exam to pinpoint motion.This technique is the location, severity, and effectively used to target scar s source of any bodily discomfort tissue, which if left untreated or pain. Our facility’s diagnostics include digital can spread to entrap nerves, causing pain and x-ray, NCV, vascularization, and ability to refer numbness. for MRI to fully evaluate each patient’s individOur office has an excellent team of physical ual condition. therapists, nurse practitioners, medical doctors We have many treatment options ranging and chiropractors that work together for a full from traditional adjustments to innovative stem service approach to healthcare.We have many cell therapy. Additionally,TPI (trigger point injec- effective treatment protocols to ensure optimal tions), acupuncture, massage, spinal disc decomhealth. No one should ever have to live with pain pression and physical therapy are available. or have their health compromised. An adjustment is the proven method to reMention this article and receive a complistore the body’s alignment and stave off the conmentary 20-minute consultation and 10% off sequential disc compression and other outcomes Stem Cell package.

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Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center Creates Natural Looking Results BY DANIEL REICH, M.D.

The array of options can be overwhelming for most people seeking to non-invasively restore that youthful appearance. Thankfully, at Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center, in Corona del Mar, Supervising Physician Daniel Reich, M.D. and MedSpa Manager Kristina Blaich are readily available to educate and inform clients on the latest advancements in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.Their patience and willingness to take the time to explain how the available procedures can provide desired outcomes, makes it easy and comforting to turn back time when it comes to your appearance.


Supervising Physician Daniel Reich, M.D. and MedSpa Manager Kristina Blaich



fter completing my formal medical education, including training in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, I entered into a successful private medical practice. My patients were younger when I started my practice and as I matured so did my patients. When injectables were introduced to reduce the signs of aging, patients began inquiring as to safety and how they worked.When I first incorporated aesthetics into my practice my patients started requesting Botox. Back then, there were limited options to reduce frown lines and fill wrinkles. At Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center in Corona del Mar, Ca, we offer 60 different ser-


vices, using the most advanced injectables, state-of-the-art lasers and the latest in technology. We have the ability to relax facial lines, restore the supple youthful tone and texture to the appearance of the skin and diminish age spots and pigmentation. We can also address stubborn areas of the body by freezing fat by 25% permanently, stimulating hair growth with the use of PRP, and treating urinary incontinence with vaginal rejuvenation, which also reduces laxity and increases sensitivity. Additionally, we offer laser hair removal and we are known for being the best in Hormone Optimization. All of our health care providers administering treatment routinely continue with their education to remain current. When a patient first comes to the center, the first step is a complimentary consultation with either the manager, Kristina, or with one of our expert practitioners. Each individual is personally assessed so as to achieve the desired results and goals. We work very closely with the top three pharmaceutical companies that continue to provide support to our team by bringing new cutting edge injectable techniques. My goal and the goal of the center is to make patients look natural and more youthful without looking like they had anything done. It is always gratifying to assist our patients not only in looking better but feeling better emotionally by improving their self esteem.

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The initial meeting will also entail conversations about lifestyle. Alcohol intake, stress level, sleep patterns, exercise regimen, hydration and eating habits all play a part in accomplishing peak physical fitness.“People think it’s enough to exercise and eat right but if you’re stressed or can’t sleep through the night, that can be a deal-breaker in getting results,” says Vande Hei, who admits to first hand knowledge of the adverse impact of stress and lack of rest.“My life changed after I began to take natural supplements to help me sleep through the night and incorporated meditation into my routine to decompress.” There are also a couple of state-of-the-art pieces of equipment including a DEXA Scan and Fit3D Scanner, which are used to track and quantify progress towards one’s goal. After your body’s needs for healing and optimization have been addressed, the fitness regimen can be designed based on the findings of the team. “Most of our analytics and protocols are founded on conventional wisdom but where we differ and excel is in our ability to offer a unified, full-faceted approach,” says Vande Hei. “Once we brought all the right specialists under one roof to partake in the evaluation process, share findings and jointly devise the treatment plans, we hit the mark and began consistently creating game changing results.”

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verything about this facility is cutting edge cool. Even the staff titles hint that this place offers something unique.Tyler Mounce introduces himself as Vice President of Morale - a term that makes you wonder what else besides a prescribed regimen of muscle fatiguing movements are in store. And by the way, when you enroll, you are not a client working with a personal trainer.You are a student and that person who tells you what to do is your coach. Since its inception, Stark has helped nearly 2,000 students achieve their health and fitness goals. So what is the forward thinking feature integral to Stark’s success? It is the top to bottom, inside out, systematic approach to wellness that leads to results. It all starts with a comprehensive evaluation to determine just about everything and anything that may impede progress in attaining your goal. Blood analysis is conducted to test for any micronutrient deficiencies, food allergies and more. “For most people, it’s nearly impossible to eat enough of the right foods that your body needs. Even if you do eat the right foods, nutrients don’t always get absorbed,” explains founder and owner, Todd Vande Hei. But no worries because a nutritionist and naturopathic doctor are part of the team to guide you and create a supplement regimen to fill the gap. Also included in the assessment process are a movement screen and a posture analysis, as well as a comprehensive orthopedic assessment so that the team is able to identify anatomical weak points that restrict movement.“You can’t exercise very well if movement is limited or painful,” offers Mounce, who conducts the bulk of the assessments. Mobility impairments are dealt with by Chiropractor and Active Release Specialist Dr. Justin Cheng, who is part of the treatment team.


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ack in 1978 I started cooking professionally at a little French bistro in Saratoga, California called ‘Le Mouton Noir’ or Black Sheep. I spent over three years there learning and refining my cooking skills and it really inspired me to launch a career in the business. The owners were a husband and wife team that were passionate about French food and absolutely everything was made from scratch. They were generous in allowing me to experiment with new dishes and, in fact, bought me my first Cuisinart as a birthday gift. The signature dish on the menu was ‘Noisettes d’Agneau au Paloise’ which were grilled medallions of lamb loin served with a mint béarnaise sauce. It was my first exposure to lamb and this dish was simple but amazingly delicious. To this day, when spring time rolls around each year, grilled lamb is always on my preferred list of meals to prepare. My updated version of this dish replaces the Paloise with a lighter mint Chimichurri sauce and is served with three dishes that are my favorites to serve with lamb. The first is a butter rich,Yukon Gold potato puree that can be made ahead, kept warm over simmering water and piped onto the plate with a pastry bag. The second is a puree of sweet peas or what the English call mushy peas. To me, fresh sweet peas are the ultimate spring vegetable and I don’t understand why the puree of this bright green veggie doesn’t show up at more tables. Maybe because, along with chopped carrots, they were the standard vegetables found in frozen dinners. To me, fresh green peas are a delicacy packed with nutrients. Finally, a simple grilled heirloom tomato, which needs nothing but a little salt and fresh pepper as the grilling intensifies the flavor. The colors and flavors on a plate together shout spring to me and this is one of my favorite ways to enjoy lamb. I like to pair this dish with one of my new favorite wines, “Sexual Chocolate 2015 Red Blend” from SLO Down Wines in San Luis Obispo, but a nice California Zinfandel also complements the grilled lamb.

Grilled Prosciutto-wrapped Noisettes of Lamb on Yukon Gold Potato Puree with Broiled Tomato, Mushy Peas, and Mint Chimichurri (serves 2) Ingredients 2 each lamb loins or racks as needed prosciutto, sliced 1 cup yukon gold potato puree, held warm 2 each small heirloom tomatoes 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas 1/8 cup heavy cream 1 tbs butter To taste kosher salt and white pepper 1/2 cup mint chimichurri sauce (recipe follows) Directions Bone out loins or racks. If using racks, trim any excess fat from around outer side of the eye. Cut into approximately 1” thick medallions. Cut prosciutto into thin strips, wrap around medallions, and secure with toothpicks. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside at room temp. Blanch peas in boiling water for 1 minute, drain, place in blender or food processor along with cream and butter and pulse until pureed. Season to taste with salt & white pepper. Cut upper third (stem end) of the tomatoes, season with salt & pepper and broil or sear cut side down until lightly browned. Boil potatoes (peeled and cut) for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and force through ricer. Heat 4 tbs butter and 1/3 cup heavy cream. Combine mixture with potatoes and stir until creamy. Season with salt and white pepper. Heat grill until very hot and sear lamb medallions on both sides, preferably no further than mediumrare. Stripe potato puree down center of plate, then place lamb medallions atop puree and top each with mint chimichurri. Garnish with broiled tomato and mushy peas. MINT CHIMICHURRI SAUCE Ingredients: 1/8 cup parsley, flat leaf chopped 1/8 cup shallots, minced 1/8 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar 2 tbs garlic, minced 1 tbs fresh thyme, stemmed 1/2 cup fresh mint, stemmed, chopped 1 tsp chile flakes 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground 1 cup olive oil Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until lightly mixed but not a smooth puree. Refrigerate. Allow to sit at room temperature 30 minutes before use.





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he Country Club restaurant is destined to be the go-to place for great food, well crafted cocktails and a vibe that will make you want to stay out long after your last bite of the signature caramelized white chocolate bread pudding. The moment you enter the recently opened restaurant and live music venue located on Costa Mesa’s gentrified 17th street, you just know you are in for a good time. The opulent interior exudes a welcoming vibe that inspires guests to cozy up at one of the spaciously plush dining set ups and order those old school cocktails meant to be paired with lively conversation and highball clinking fun. Martinis, Manhattans and Old Fashions head up the listing of inviting libations. If wine is your thing, that list won’t disappoint. Joseph Phelps, Opus One and Kistler are among the winemakers represented. The attentive service is also reminiscent of a longed for bygone era. It only takes a subtly raised eyebrow to bring your server to your side, ready to refill your glass or share ingredient and preparation details. The menu offers a modern reinvention of classic favorites.The list of starters offer stand alone satisfaction for lite appetites. Himachi Tacos, Short Rib Flatbread and Spanish Octopus are among the try-worthy, shareable small plates. The artfully prepared main course selections feature seconds such as Aspen Ridge Filet Mignon, finished off with rosemary confit garlic and beef jus, and Seared Salmon, accompanied with cara cara caramel and mojo verde. Poultry fans, will want to order the Jidori Chicken Breast, flavorful, moist and delicately perched on a bed of creamed pencil asparagus. Executive Chef Zachary Scherer, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, brings 11 years of diverse culinary experience acquired at iconic upscale eateries that include Aureole, Fleur de Lys, and David Burke as well as such trendy favorites as The Playground and Haven Gastropub. Scherer takes advantage of all local fresh farming sources, which is evident in each bite. The Country Club opened with the intent to create an intimate upscale dining environment, reminiscent of a time-honored social club.This gem successfully delivers that experience along with a meal that will leave you sated and longing to return. But just because dinner is over, it doesn’t mean your evening has to be.The lively, vibing adjacent bar stays open ‘till 2 am for late night partying and continued fun.





Packards in Paradise By Kelly Bozza


ackards International hosted the 55th annual International Membership Meet at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Classic car aficionados from all over the world arrived, along with their beloved classic Packards, produced between the 1920’s through 1950’s, for the weekend long opportunity to mingle with fellow automobile collectors. The theme “Packards in Paradise” lived up to its name as the weekend started with a caravan tour of pre-war and post-war Packards driving along the idyllic Back Bay Drive in Newport Beach. “This event was a great success,” said Donnie Crevier, President of Crevier Classic Cars. “There were Packards in this show which were manufactured with specific customizations requested by the original owner, making them one-of-akind coveted collectibles. One of the stand out automobiles was the 1936 Packard 120 LeBaron Convertible, built on special order by a Chicago-area tobacco tycoon. Later, when American actor, director, writer and comedian Edward Herrmann became its owner, he worked with the History Channel to create an hour-long special on the restoration.” The Packard selected as the Most Elegant Post-War by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas along with the selection committee was the 1956 Packard Caribbean Hardtop, owned by Jay Johnson and designed by Dick Teague. Other winners included: Aaron and Valerie Weiss; Edmund and Judy Thompson; Lloyd and Debbie Cranford; and Tom Neal.

Packards International Members Bill Thompson, Donnie Crevier , Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas



“Packards in Paradise” at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Right: 1953 Packard

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CASA “Back in Time” Gala Helps Children Move Forward


he annual Celebration of Children: Black & White Ball, benefitting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Orange County, raised a record-breaking $1,157,000 to help foster children who often fall through the cracks. The event, held at Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, garnered over 400 attendees. Guests, attired in “Back in Time” themed roaring 20’s inspired attire, were treated to a Charlston era evening featuring the Satin Dollz Band and dancers. The highly dedicated gala planning committee was comprised of past chairs Dana Chou, Nancy Eaton, Cathy Morrison, Lourdes Nark, Kay Patel, Urvashi Patel, Brenda St. Hilaire, Wendy Tenebaum and Lauren Wong. James Previti and Bobbie Howe were honored as this year’s Children’s Champions for their commitment and support of CASA’s organization and mission. The award for Outstanding Corporation was presented to John Hohener, Executive Vice President of Microsemi for ongoing commitment to growth and achievement for the CASA organization. David Nusz, was honored as “Advocate of the Year” for his outstanding work as a CASA volunteer since 2009.

Ben Phillips, Regan Phillips (CASA CEO)



Celebration 2018 Chairs: Dana Chou, Cathy Frandsen Morrison, Brenda St. Hilaire, Lourdes Nark, Lauren Wong, Nancy Eaton, Urvashi Patel, Kay Patel, Wendy Tenebaum

Wendy Tenebaum (Celebration co-chair), Anoosheh Oskouian, Deborah Weitz

James Previti, Bobbie Howe (Children’s Champions Honorees)

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Guests of Pacific Symphony’s 2018 Gala, “On the Town” revel in 1940s New York


acific Symphony supporters were treated to a night on the town, circa 1940’s, at the annual Gala celebrating the Symphony’s prestigious Carnegie Hall debut. Guests arrived dressed in glamorous 1940’s New York inspired evening wear, ready to revel in a recreated city that never sleeps. Event chairs Ruth Ann Evans and husband/Symphony Board member John Evans, along with the gala committee, transformed the Hotel Irvine into a venue that paid homage to the Big Apple of a bygone era. The evening raised over $1.5 million in support of the organization’s music and education programs.

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CoverGirl’s bold, new vision celebrates authenticity, diversity and expressiveness, while aiming to inspire people to embrace their unique identities and to create any version of themselves, with makeup. Ukonwa Ojo, SVP CoverGirl, Coty, noted, “We started with the insight that people no longer strive for a singular standard of beauty, but use makeup as a tool for self-expression and personal transformation. CoverGirl has always been inclusive and is known for pushing the boundaries of what it means to be beautiful, which means we have a responsibility to elevate how we connect and communicate with people….We hope to spark a provocative dialogue that shifts cultural assumptions about when, where, how and why people wear makeup.” The brand’s campaign includes several videos and a long-form film entitled “Made in the Mirror” that features six CoverGirls, including chef,TV personality and author Ayesha Curry; actress, writer and YouTube sensation Issa Rae; singer and performer Katy Perry; fitness trainer Massy Arias; 69-year-old model and dietician Maye Musk; and professional motorcycle racer Shelina Moreda.The film opens with literary legend Toni Morrison’s quote from her 1992 novel Jazz, “What’s the world for you if you can’t make it up the way you want it?” All of the women shown in the film are change-makers and makeup enthusiasts who inspire and empower as representatives of the brand’s mission. CoverGirl also announced its first male ambassador, model and makeup artist James Charles, late last year—a sure sign that change was in the air and that the beauty brand is accessible to everyone. CoverGirl’s powerful transformation touches on all areas of the brand, including packaging and product design; in-store experience; a new logo and tagline; and across all communications. Challenging beauty norms with their reinvention, CoverGirl encourages individuals to express themselves with makeup and to feel emboldened to change looks as often as one desires.Whether one chooses to wear purple lipstick during an intense fitness workout or wear natural makeup on a date night, it’s all perfectly acceptable, which makes “I Am What I Make Up” a beautiful mantra we can all support. n

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