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STRUCTURE

Implement a recurring process to assess and revise your financial strategy as needed.

Sometimes they are planned, sometimes they surprise us, in either case, life’s changes can create new questions about your financial situation. If you are experiencing a life change and would like some help with your decisions, we are here to talk. Please contact our office at info@avalonwealthpartners.com

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

NOVEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Michael Gerard | michael.gerard@lifestylepubs.com STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Karen Reuter AD DESIGNER

Kaylee Mitchell

Gratitude AS NOVEMBER ROLLS AROUND, WE’RE EAGERLY AWAITING THE

LAYOUT DESIGNER

Emily Stout COPY EDITOR

Hayley Hyer

APPROACH OF THANKSGIVING, THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND TIME SPENT

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

WITH OUR LOVED ONES. The year-end wind down always brings about a time

Mike Gerard, Chris Meyer

of reflection for us. We remember past accomplishments and look back on holidays gone by. Who can forget the turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, or afternoons curled up on the couch after one too

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Karen Reuter, Carla Rhea

many pieces of pie? We think of the people, experiences and things we’ve been blessed with in the last year. As we press pause on the hustle and bustle of life putting together a monthly magazine, we’re able to look back on the past year and, most meaningfully, the stories from all of you that have made what we do possible. We also take this chance to think of those less fortunate and encourage you to take the opportunity this giving season to donate to local organizations or charities giving back locally. We hope that as you read this issue, you—like us—find inspiration in the lives and experiences of your neighbors and the connections that have been made.

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

Happy Thanksgiving, Laguna Niguel!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2019

FEATURES 16 Avalon Wealth Partners Delivering Clarity, Confidence and Structure

18 Cruising from the West Coast is Getting Better Travel Far and Wide without a Trip to the Airport

24 Cozy Up Your Guest Room! Tips on How to Raise the Comfort Level for Holiday Guests

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28 Fave Fall Recipes A Few Traditional Favorites from the Laguna Niguel Woman's Club

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Financial Buzz

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Travel Destination

24 Renovate & Refine 28 Culinary Creations 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 DIY


GOOD TIMES

Expedia CruiseShipCenters Ribbon Cutting The Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce welcomes Expedia CruiseShipsCenters to our community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Expedia CruiseShipCenters is part of Expedia, Inc., the largest travel company in the world. The Center is located at 23866 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel (in the Aliso Village Shopping Center near Whole Foods). For more information, call 949.273.5444 or visit CruiseShipCenters.com. PHOTOS: KAREN REUTER

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St. Anne School

www.st-anne.org | @stanneknights

An Independent Catholic School in Laguna Niguel

32451 Bear Brand Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 | Phone: 949-371-9932

Discovering b y D o i n g COME SEE US! TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE TOUR PLEASE CALL OR TEXT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS AT 949.371.9932

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Romance of the Mission Benefit Gala The Romance of the Mission benefit gala was held Sept. 20 on the historic grounds of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Carol and Don Dorkowski were honored for their support and commitment to the mission's preservation efforts. Grammy Award-winning singer and producer Steve Tyrell performed an intimate concert in the Ruins of The Great Stone Church. MissionSJC.com PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARLA RHEA

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1. Rancho Capistrano Winery owners and Laguna Niguel residents Kyle and Sylvia Franson | 2. The bell wall, or Campanario, in the Mission’s front courtyard. | 3. Performer Steve Tyrell with Don and Carol Dorkowski after the concert | 4. Don and Carol Dorkowski are recognized during a ceremony as the evening's honorees. | 5. James and Madeline Irvine Swinden (last year's honorees) with Msgr. J. Michael McKiernan, the mission’s executive director, Mechelle Lawrence Adams, and her husband, Joe Adams. | 6. A server from The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel waits for guests to enter the Main Courtyard for dinner. | 7. Steve Tyrell performs in the Ruins of The Great Stone Church. | 8. Courtney Lapin, Mike Hoopis and Katy McGuire | 9. Margarita and Tim Solazzo | 10. Mary Jane Foley | 11. Marta Hayden and Bruce Brainerd | 12. Mike Gerard and Don Dorkowski 10

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AROUND TOWN and South America. Expedia CruiseShipCenter’s free concierge service helps you pinpoint the exact right vacation at the very lowest Expedia price. It is located at 23866 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel. 949.273.5444

THE 42ND ANNUAL DANA POINT TURKEY TROT Listed as "one of America's best Thanksgiving Day runs" by Fitness Magazine and named one of the top three destinations in the world for Thanksgiving by  Fodor's Travel, the Dana Point Turkey Trot, hosted by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, continues to be a Thanksgiving Day

ROTARY CLUB OF LAGUNA NIGUEL SUPPORTS THE OCEAN INSTITUTE

tradition for more than 17,000 runners, walkers,

The Rotary Club of Laguna Niguel recently

volunteers, spectators and vendors for the past 42

presented Ocean Institute with a check in the

years. TurkeyTrot.com

amount of $2,500 in support of its Adopt-a-Class program to ensure that low-income students have access to its life-changing, ocean-based STEM programs. The Rotary Club’s support will provide hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning experiences to underserved students from an elementary school in Laguna Niguel.  This generous contribution helps to fuel the success of the Ocean Institute’s $25,000  Back to School and  Back to the Ocean fundraising drive. OceanInstitute.org LagunaNiguelRotaryClub.org

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LAGUNA NIGUEL SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB The Laguna Niguel Senior Citizens Club, Inc. is a

EXPEDIA CRUISESHIPCENTERS RECEPTION WITH PRINCESS CRUISE LINES

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California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation per Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.  If you want to join, membership includes retired,

Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Laguna Niguel’s

semi-retired and currently employed  active peo-

new full-service travel agency, is hosting a night

ple (older than 50 years of age) living in Laguna

on local cruising Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. Marissa Rozich

Niguel and surrounding areas. Its mission is “to

of Princess Cruises will be on-hand to present

serve the senior communities of the area.” The

the growing selection of cruises out of local

Senior Club Office is located in Sea Country

ports—including Princess Cruises’ season of 14

Senior and Community Center and is open Monday

Alaska cruises from Los Angeles. Other destina-

through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Desk volunteers

tions include Hawaii, the South Pacific and Central

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AROUND TOWN

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work two-hour shifts each day. Come join the club,

refreshments. Chuck likes to challenge tradi-

participate in various activities/events and offer

tional perceptions and is inspired by controver-

your suggestions and talents to assist in the club’s

sial and eccentric art. His all-time favorite artist

continued growth. CityOfLagunaNiguel.org

is Salvador Dali. “As a self-taught artist, I kept my distance from the contemporary art scene for years. I didn't want to be influenced. I wanted to come up with my very own technique and style.” For more information, call 949.376.4244 or visit TheSignatureGallery.com.

GET RID OF OLD PRESCRIPTIONS SAFELY Our city offers a free and anonymous service to safely dispose of your unwanted, unused  and expired prescriptions. There are no forms to fill out or questions asked. Stop by Police Services at 30111 Crown Valley Parkway, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Place pills in a sealed Ziploc bag for placement in the Laguna Niguel Police Services safe med-

THE SIGNATURE GALLERY PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH CHUCK JOSEPH The Signature Gallery presents Chuck Joseph Nov. 23 in Laguna Beach.  The event will run from 6:30–9 p.m. and will feature live music and

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ication drop-off box. Do not bring sharps, liquids, inhalers, vitamins, illicit drugs or overthe-counter medication. Call 949.362.4346 for more information. CityOfLagunaNiguel.org


LOCAL LOBSTERS champagne breakfast ARE S U N D AY S 9 A M - 2 P M BACK THE

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FINANCIAL BUZZ AN INTERVIEW WITH MANAGING PARTNER JOSHUA H. TURLEY, CFA, CFP

AVALON WEALTH PARTNERS DELIVERS CLARITY, CONFIDENCE AND STRUCTURE AVALON WEALTH PARTNERS HELPS AFFLUENT INVESTORS

so-called “experts.” Oftentimes, it’s a matter of separating fact

MAKE OPTIMAL, VALUE-DRIVEN FINANCIAL DECISIONS

from fiction. The key for us is to make sure we are proactive in our

THROUGHOUT ALL THE SEASONS OF THEIR INVESTMENT

communication, so we can address concerns as soon as they arise.

LIVES. We sat down with Joshua H. Turley, CFA, managing partner and senior financial adviser, to learn more.

WHAT IS THE PRIMARY MISTAKE YOU THINK MOST INVESTORS MAKE?

AS WE HEAR SO MUCH ABOUT ROBO-ADVISERS AND FREE

In our experience, underestimating the length of retirement

STOCK TRADING SERVICES, WHY WOULD SOMEONE STILL

and the rising costs associated with inflation, especially for health

CHOOSE TO WORK WITH AN ADVISER?

care. For clients with children still in the home, we often see insuf-

Asset management is a core component of what we do, but it is only a piece of what we provide. True wealth management is an

ficient income protection planning, which would be necessary if something happened to the family’s income source.

ongoing process of coordination between cash flow, tax-efficient strategies, changing life stages, important events and many other

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT

factors. When we work with a client, it isn’t just about investment

THING YOUR PRACTICE OFFERS TO CLIENTS?

performance; it’s about providing clarity, confidence and structure.

The ability to focus their attention on what is most important to them, with the knowledge that we have worked together to address

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY CLARITY, CONFIDENCE 

all aspects of their financial lives.

AND STRUCTURE? In our practice, clarity is what you get after taking inventory of

IF A FRIEND ASKED YOUR ADVICE IN SELECTING AN

all your resources and clearly defining your objectives. Confidence

ADVISER, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE THREE IMPORTANT

comes from implementing optimal strategies to match objectives

THINGS TO LOOK FOR?

and resources. Structure comes from putting in place a process to

That’s a great question. I would say transparency, competency

audit your strategies and make adjustments as well as accountabil-

and a written process. Some questions I would ask are: What are

ity to move forward and provide order to your financial life.

their qualifications? Do they have specific training, experience or designations? What is their investment strategy? Does the adviser

WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE FOR YOUR AVERAGE CLIENT? Everything we do is process-oriented, from our new client

have a written client service plan? How does the adviser get paid, and can they articulate their value?

onboarding to the ongoing strategy meeting and the implementation of our client journal, the Avalon Wealth Organizer, which is designed

AVALON WEALTH PARTNERS

to document every key aspect of our client’s financial lives. We are in

30950 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 120, San Juan Capistrano

communication with each of our clients to be sure that we are active

949.783.2220 | AvalonWealthPartners.com

members of their decision-making team. We aim to see most of our

Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo

clients in our office two to three times per year unless they have

Advisors Financial Network, LLC. Avalon Wealth Partners is a sepa-

experienced a life event that requires more time and attention.

rate entity from WFAFN.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE CLIENT CONCERNS REGARDING ISSUES IN THE NEWS?

True wealth management is an ongoing process of coordination be-

The most important thing we can do is to listen, find out what

tween cash flow, tax-efficient strategies, changing life stages, import-

the real concern is, and assess how or if the issue is likely to impact

ant events and many other factors. When we work with a client, it isn’t

the strategies we have in place. We live in a hyper-connected

just about investment performance—it’s about providing clarity, confi-

world and are inundated with breaking news and opinions from

dence and structure.

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

ARTICLE CHRIS MEYER PHOTOGRAPHY NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES

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Cruising from the West Coast is Getting Better TRAVEL FAR AND WIDE WITHOUT A TRIP TO THE AIRPORT

CRUISING IS THE FASTEST-GROWING TRAVEL SEGMENT FOR GOOD REASON. While offering great value, cruises enable us to visit multiple destinations while unpacking only once; our floating hotels deliver us to the next place while we dine, enjoy entertainment and sleep.   However, until recently, the options for cruising from our local Southern California ports were quite limited and mostly on older ships. That has changed, ushering in a new golden age for cruises Laguna Niguel residents can take without flying. We have several shiny new ships filled with bells and whistles to breathe new life into classic routes like the famous “Love Boat” Mexican Riviera while offering fresh itineraries like 14-day Alaska cruises from San Pedro. NEW SHIPS Norwegian Cruise Line’s Bliss and Joy are beautiful new ships with 27 restaurants, top-flight entertainment, go-karts and laser tag. The options onboard actually compete for our attention with the destination, our prime reason for traveling. Cruising Alaska in the summer, these beauties do the Mexican Norwegian Bliss, which travels to Alaska and does cruises from Los Angeles, has hull art by Orange County's Wyland.

Riviera and Panama Canal from September through April. Local note: The hull art on Norweigan Bliss is by the Laguna Beach’s marine art icon, Wyland.

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Carnival Cruise Line introduces its newest ship, Panorama, sailing from Long Beach in December. It will be the only ship doing seven-day Mexico cruises year-round, including summers when the other ships are in Alaska. This feature-packed floating resort offers families the most value-packed summer vacation imaginable. There is literally something for everybody including water slides, mini-golf and movies under the stars. The array of dining options range from classic steakhouse to sushi to Guy’s (Fieri of the Food Network) Burger Joint. Princess Cruises has deployed one of its newest ships, Royal Princess, to Los Angeles, giving Princess loyalists the opportunity to do Mexico and Pacific Coastal cruises on one of the best ships of their favorite cruise line.  ITINERARIES GOING FAR AND WIDE Tests of Alaska cruises from Los Angeles have been so positive that Princess is doing an entire season of 14-day round-trip treks in 2020. The cost per day is phenomenal, similar to a seven-day cruise with flights to Seattle. So you can double your vacation and keep to your budget. Board the ship in flip flops and view glaciers in a couple of days—after being wined, dined and entertained along the way. What a spectacular experience!  If you haven’t yet been to Alaska, you really need to go. Vast expanses of forests, soaring peaks and ever-present wildlife treat the senses like nowhere else.  You also can cruise from Los Angeles (and San Diego) to warm places beyond Mexico’s west coast. The 15-day Hawaii round-trip is a popular one, but there also is a 28-day itinerary that goes to Tahiti, Bora and other French Polynesian islands—all without flights. These pristine islands have their own explosions of nature.  As in Alaska, the water is as pure as you can find, but here it is much more comfortable to jump in, put on a mask, snorkel and fins, and peer into an underwater kaleidoscope of colorful fish, majestic sea turtles and playful dolphins. Did you know that the whales that summer in Alaska migrate to Hawaii for winter? And don’t forget to look up. These remote islands have little ambient light and offer the best stargazing on earth. It’s even better at higher altitudes of Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea and Maui’s Haleakala. Alaska also offers stunning star-filled nights—plus a chance at seeing the Northern Lights. In addition to these round-trip itineraries, cruise lines also offer a number of one-way cruises to and from the local ports.  20

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Hubbard Glacier is the massive mouth of a frozen river.


A classic is the 15-day Panama Canal, transiting that impressive engineering feat en route between Southern California and South Florida. Along the way are stops in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Some cruises even continue up the East Coast to New York. Ships departing San Pedro also head south to Santiago, Chile, on two-week cruises. Have another two weeks? You can continue around Cape Horn to Buenos Aires, Argentina. This itinerary provides immense variety from those adorable sloths in balmy Costa Rica to Chile’s chilly glacial fjords, penguins and Argentina’s iconic tango. In some cases, Antarctica is even touched. This is just the tip of the iceberg, as cruise opportunities from Southern California, and around the world, keep growing. To learn more, stop by Laguna Niguel’s new Expedia CruiseShopCenters at 23866 Aliso Creek Road, across from Souplantation in the Whole Foods center. Or come to the Homeport LA Cruise night at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. The expert travel consultants there will help you find the perfect itinerary for you at a price lower than you will find anywhere else.  Chris

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RENOVATE & REFINE

COZY UP YO U R GUEST ROOM! TIPS ON HOW TO RAISE THE COMFORT LEVEL FOR HOLIDAY GUESTS

ARTICLE KARRIE FRANKS | PHOTOGRAPHY DESERT HOLLY OASIS, INSTAGRAM: @DESERTHOLLYOASIS

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WITH THE HOLIDAYS FAST APPROACHING, IT’S TIME TO PUT SOME THOUGHT INTO HOSTING OVERNIGHT GUESTS. The reality is that most of us don’t have a dedicated guest room, but fear not! You can create a comfy retreat for your guests to feel welcomed for their short stay. Here are a few functional design ideas to help. To maximize guest comfort, start by focusing on the presentation and comfort of the bed. Fresh, white linens are my go-to as they create a clean and fresh feeling. Layer throw pillows on the bed for a pop of character, color and texture. Have additional blankets and pillows for sleeping so guests can adjust for their needs. If your guest bed is too hard or soft, consider adding a mattress topper for an extra layer of comfort. Next, elevate your style by creating a headboard feature wall using easy-to-install, peel-and-stick wallpaper. It will add character and create a focal point. Lighting impacts the overall feel of a space; replace dated overhead lighting to instantly update the space. Make sure to provide bedside lighting for nighttime reading. Now take a step back and consider the layout of the space. Minimizing furniture and accessories to only the essentials will make the space feel larger and more inviting. With these simple design ideas, you’ll create a cozy and welcoming space that your guests are sure to enjoy! Karrie Franks is the owner of Karrie Franks Interiors. KarrieFranks.com

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RENOVATE & REFINE

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WHAT YOU LACK IN SPACE, MAKE UP IN THE DETAILS… TIP NUMBER ONE Provide your wifi password on a note and a power strip for charging electronics TIP NUMBER TWO Have a set of towels with extra toiletries set out, in case your guests forgot something TIP NUMBER THREE Add a live plant for color and to help purify the air. TIP NUMBER FOUR Place water and a few magazines on the bedside table along with a calming pillow mist made from natural lavender or eucalyptus TIP NUMBER FIVE Create space in the closet for your guests to hang clothes or store their luggage. If that’s not possible, make sure there is floor space for their luggage to be opened TIP NUMBER SIX Install simple blackout blinds or provide eye masks to encourage your guests to sleep in

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CHUCK JOSEPH

LAGUNA STROLL, 16X20

MAIN BEACH, 24X36

CHUCK JOSEPH EXHIBITION & RECEPTION November 23, 2019 6:30pm – 9:00pm Ref reshments & Live Music at our Laguna Gallery

“Make Your Life Beautiful” 220 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949-376-4244 thesignaturegallery.com

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CULINARY CREATIONS

Fave Fall Recipes A FEW TRADITIONAL FAVORITES FROM THE LAGUNA NIGUEL WOMAN'S CLUB

FOOD

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POPULAR

TOPIC

AROUND

THE HOLIDAY SEASON. And this year is sure to be no exception. Fall is the time of year we get to taste some of our most memorable meals. There is something special about the month of November. The weather cools, and school-year routines are running on all cylinders. Although we enjoy the mechanical consistency

ARTICLE MIKE GERARD

of daily living this time of year, we can’t help but look forward to the chaos of the holidays, gathering with family and friends and a prosperous new year ahead. Fall is a time when distinct holiday flavors bring us to times gone by. For example, eggnog is an all-time favorite of many. It comes and goes each year. When we taste it again, each fall, it’s as if we’re tasting it again for the very first time. Memories of past holidays flood in. It’s like an old favorite song we haven’t heard in decades.   So, in celebration of the fall season and all of its culinary pleasures, we reached out to the Laguna Niguel Woman’s Club for a collection of recipes. The Laguna Niguel Woman’s Club recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and many of these mothers and grandmothers have been baking love into the hearts of Laguna Niguel families for decades. But amazing cooking skills are not all that we celebrate about this fantastic group of women. The Laguna Niguel Woman’s Club is a true community service organization. And, they’ve been serving this community since its inception.  In 1969, the Laguna Niguel Woman’s Club was organized and charted by a group of eighteen enterprising women whose initial common purpose was to build a neighborhood park for their children. Since that time, the Laguna Niguel Woman’s Club has been actively involved in many key projects that have benefited our Laguna Niguel community as well as greater Orange County. 28

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"There is something special about the month of November. The weather cools, and school-year routines are running on all cylinders."


HOT MULLED GINGER-SPICE CIDER By Joy Andre Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

INGREDIENTS + 3 whole cloves + 2 (1-by-4-inch) strips orange rind + 2 whole allspice + 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick + 1 (1/2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger + 12 cups apple cider + 1/2 cup apple jelly + 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

METHOD Place the first 5 ingredients on a 5-inch square of double-layer cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together and tie securely. Place cheesecloth bag, cider, jelly and nutmeg in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Remove and discard cheesecloth bag. NOTE: This recipe is prepared in an electric slow cooker, freeing up the stovetop. However, it can be heated in a pot on the stove if you prefer.

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COCONUT CREAM CHEESECAKE By Elaine Gennawey

CRUST INGREDIENTS + 2/3 cup flour + 1 tablespoon sugar + 5 tablespoons butter, well chilled

METHOD In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gather into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 365 F. Press dough into the bottom of 10-inch spring-form pan. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool slightly. Lower oven temperature to 300 F.

FILLING INGREDIENTS + 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese + 1 1/2 cups sugar + 4 eggs, room temperature + 2 egg yolks, room temperature + 2 cups flaked coconut + 1 cup whipping cream + 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract + 1/2 teaspoon almond extract + Shaved coconut

METHOD Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and yolks, one at a time. Mix in flaked coconut, whipping cream, fresh lemon juice, vanilla  and almond extracts. Pour filling into crust. Bake at 300 F until edges of filling are firm, about 70 minutes. Let cheesecake cool completely. Remove springform. Cover cheesecake with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with coconut shavings.

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PECAN PIE "Apple cider, pecan pie and

By Margie Deyoe Servings: 8

INGREDIENTS

cheesecake

+ 1 (9-inch) pie crust

are perfect

+ 1 cup Karo syrup (dark)

additions to any

+ 1 teaspoon vanilla

holiday gathering."

+ 3 eggs + 3/4 cup sugar + 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans + 4 teaspoons butter + Pinch of salt

The Laguna Niguel Woman’s Club aims to advance the cultural, philanthropic and educational interests of the club and the community. At the same time, their many diverse projects and activities provide the opportunity for Laguna Niguel Woman’s Club members to make warm and lasting friendships— and share some amazing recipes!  

METHOD Toast pecans over low heat with 1 tablespoon butter. Mix syrup, sugar and salt together. Drizzle into pecans with 3 tablespoons butter and vanilla. Mix well and pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 F for 40-50 minutes.

Apple cider, pecan pie and cheesecake are perfect additions to any holiday gathering. We hope you’ll try these recipes out for yourselves and add a new branch to this tree of family traditions!

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NOVEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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14

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ART EXHIBIT AND SALE

PRINCESS CRUISE LINES RECEPTION AT EXPEDIA CRUISESHIP CENTERS

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK 'NO LUNCH' LUNCH

23866 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel

Second Harvest Food Bank invites

Saddleback Art League are hosting

Marissa Rozich of Princess Cruises

you to join its food distribution cen-

an art exhibit and sale at Laguna

will join Laguna Niguel’s Expedia

ter for a modest, soup-kitchen-style

Niguel City Hall from 10 a.m. to

CruiseShipCenters team to present

lunch. On this special day, you’ll see

3 p.m.  The show will feature live

the growing selection of cruises out

exactly what it takes to tackle hunger

music, paintings and original fine

of local ports. One particular case

for the 290,000 people who need

artwork by local artists. Meet the

is Princess Cruises’ season of 14

our help. You’ll hear their stories and

artists, find the perfect piece for

Alaska cruises from Los Angeles.

learn how everyone can become a

your home or a gift for the holidays.

Call 949.273.5444 for more informa-

part of the solution. FeedOC.org

CityofLagunaNiguel.org

tion or to RSVP.

30111 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel

The City of Laguna Niguel and the

5–17

NOV 23–DEC 22

ANASTASIA

SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL'S 29TH ANNUAL WINTER FANTASY

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

From

the

Tony

Award-winning

8014 Marine Way, Irvine

28 DANA POINT TURKEY TROT

Dana Marina Plaza, Dana Point

Celebrate the 42nd annual Dana

935 Laguna Canyon Road,

Point Turkey Trot and run before

creators of the Broadway clas-

Laguna Beach

you have that extra piece of pie!

sic Ragtime, this dazzling show

The festival grounds will be trans-

Run a 10K, 5K or the Kids Gobble

transports us from the twilight of the

formed into a winter wonderland

Wobble, all on a flat and scenic

Russian Empire to the euphoria of

where 180 artists create, display and

route. TurkeyTrot.com

Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young

sell original creations over the course

woman sets out to discover the mys-

of five weekends. The Winter Fantasy

tery of her past. SCFTA.org

offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California.

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Art media includes jewelry, clothing,

LETTERS TO SANTA

photography, sculpture, clothing and

29751 Crown Valley Parkway,

fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, textiles. SawdustArtFestival.org

Laguna Niguel

Would you like to receive a letter from Santa? Submit letters  from 8  a.m. to 5 p.m. in his “North Pole” mailbox in front of the Crown Valley Park Registration Office. The mailbox will be up from Nov. 11 to Dec. 6. You

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23 CHUCK JOSEPH EXHIBITION AND RECEPTION

The Signature Gallery, Laguna Beach

may also mail your letters to Santa

The Signature Gallery will be hold-

Claus, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway,

ing an artist reception for Chuck

Laguna Niguel, California 92677.

Joseph. The event will run from

We are always accepting submissions

CityOfLagunaNiguel.org

6:30–9 p.m. and will include live

for events you'd like to see included

music and refreshments. For more

in our Calendar section. Submissions

information, call 949.376.4244 or visit

are accepted via the Contact Us tab at

TheSignatureGallery.com.

LifestylePubs.com/LagunaNiguel.

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DIY

COZY

UP YO U R

TAKE A CUE FROM THE SCANDINAVIAN CONCEPT OF HYGGE AND WELCOME THE TRANSITION OF SUMMER TO AUTUMN WITH A RELAXING REFRESH

HOME SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Pumpkin

spice,

apple

and

warm cinnamon are scents that bring the autumn air indoors. Adding these scents to your home will create a comforting and inviting atmosphere for your family and fall guests.

MAD FOR PLAID Plaid patterns are a staple for fall. Find unique ways to pull the pattern into your decor in the form of blankets, pillows and even rugs if you’re feeling adventurous!

MUM’S THE WORD Mums’

blazing

colors

and

long-lasting blooms are almost as much a marker of autumn as football, shorter days and cooler weather. Incorporate some warmer-color blooms into your decor for a fresh addition that’s reminiscent of changing leaves.

AU NATURALE Wicker and natural materials like wood and jute are great ways to bring the outdoors in. Create a woodsy feel with dried flowers, natural wood accents and lots of baskets—great for storing your knit blankets! 34

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