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Lifestyle Letter

Giving Thanks!

NOVEMBER 2017

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ovember brings thoughts of Thanksgiving Day and all that entails. Thanksgiving Day at our house is about family and sharing the wonderful aromas from the kitchen that make that particular meal so special. We  rely on the recipes that my sister and I grew up with, and the meal never disappoints. The day is also about being thankful for so much–our family and friends, being alive and living in this great country of ours.  This issue singles out a particular couple, who exemplify all that is good about giving. Suzanne  and James Mellor, who are this year's Outstanding Philanthropists honorees at the 2017 National Philanthropy Day on November 16th, began their philanthropic journey when Jim was CEO/Chairman of General Dynamics in Washington, D.C. in the 1980s and has continued through their move to Laguna Beach in 1997. Their philosophy of not only giving financially but also of their time and expertise has benefited so many, particularly in Laguna Beach–so much so that the City of Laguna Beach proclaimed April 11, 2017 "Mellor Day" in recognition of their significant contributions to the arts. The 10th Annual CANSTRUCTION exhibit made an impressive "giving" statement through the month of September as local architectural, engineering, construction and planning and design teams created phenomenal works of art built entirely of canned food at South Coast Plaza, John Wayne Airport and ARTIC. The cans of food (77,333), representing 49,000 meals, were given to OC Food Bank to distribute to the county's hungry. Chef Josef Lageder offers some creative alternatives to the Thanksgiving classics we all know and love. Check out his recipes for some delicious side dishes for that special day– Quinoa with Baby Spinach, Dried Apricots, Pears and Toasted Pine Nuts as well as Kale and Cabbage Salad with Mangoes and Roasted Pecans. Deirdre Michalski, our Parting Thoughts columnist, showcases some giving programs you might consider supporting at Thanksgiving time, including Orange County Rescue Mission's Turkey Trot, volunteering for Someone Cares Soup Kitchen during Thanksgiving week or  for Bracken's Kitchen's food trucks delivering healthy meals to those in need. South County Outreach has opportunities for people to donate turkeys and grocery store gift cards to people in need, and OneOC can connect volunteers with nonprofit organizations any time of the year.

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Good Times

"Priceless" Luncheon Raises Awareness on Issue of Human Trafficking

Vanguard University's Global Center for Women and Justice held its fifth annual "Priceless" luncheon to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking and to recognize individuals, businesses and organizations who have worked to protect and defend survivors. The center carries out its mission through education, research, advocacy and collaboration.

Priceless Committee: Front Row: Ruth Campbell, Event Co-Chairs Helen Steinkamp and Gwyn Hoyt, Darrellyn Melilli, Global Center Director Dr. Sandra Morgan; Back Row: Mistress of Ceremonies Deborah Anderson, Kim Barnett, Sandra Gee, Lisa Castle, Hope Norton, Jan Landstrom, Terry Bell, and Faith Beals

Ed Royce presenting the Outstanding Business or Organization award to Sgt. Juan Reveles, accepting on Patti Edwards, shown here with her behalf of the Orange County Human husband Jimmy Edwards, received Trafficking Task Force the Lifetime Achievement Award

Vanguard University President Michael Beals, Global Center for Women and Justice Director Dr. U.S. Congressman Ed Royce, Human Trafficking Sandra Morgan, center, with event co-chairs Gwyn Institute Founding Director and keynote speaker Outstanding Individual honoree Joyce Capelle, Hoyt, left, and Helen Steinkamp John Cotton Richmond right, with Ed Royce and Dr. Sandra Morgan

Dr. Sandra Morgan presenting the Young Leader Award to Oree Freeman

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Good Times

Guests Boogie on Down at Saturday Night Fever-Themed Gala

Many of the 300 guests attending the "Saturday Night Fever at Club Laura's House" gala at the Island Hotel donned Disco attire to raise money for the services Laura's House provides domestic violence victims. Underwriting, auction items and the "Rebuild a Life" ask raised $530,000 for the nonprofit, which pleased CEO/Executive Director Margaret Bayston.

Presenting Sponsors Michael Hayde and Laura Khouri, who was also the gala chair, with Laura's House CEO/Executive Director Margaret Bayston and her husband Richard Bayston

Disco-spirited guests, from left, Kevin and Stephanie Yerkovich, Laura's House board member Garett Sleichter with his wife Tracy Sleichter, Jenn and Ray Waters

Erik Cadle and Adrian Vasquez received Crystal Heart Awards from Western National Group

Cheryl Osborn, president of Casco Contractors and Corporate Crystal Heart Award honoree, with Hetty Chang, Emmy Award-winning reporter for NBC4 Southern California and gala Laura's House board member Wayne Pinnell with his wife Karen Pinnell mistress of ceremonies

CANSTRUCTION OC Winners Announced

Thirteen local architectural, construction, engineering, planning and design teams participated in the 10th Annual CANSTRUCTION competition by using cans of food to create art. The total amount of cans (77,333) utilized were donated to the OC Food Bank to feed the hungry in Orange County. PHOTOGRAPHY PIXEL THAT!/BRIAN CARTER

Most Cans Award: McCarthy Building Company, Ficcadenti, Waggoner, and Castle Structural People's Choice Award: "Stack Up On Tsum-Thing to Engineers with 12,940 cans, juror Mike Learakos, Fight Hunger!", WATG & Oltmans, Juror Ana Launes Owner of Katella Grill and executive director of Newport Beach Lifestyle Publisher and emcee Henry nonprofit Waste Not OC, third from right, with Di Carlo KTLA 5 Morning News Anchor, far right KTLA's Henry Di Carlo

Best Meal: Fluor Corporations/Juror Dr. Anuradha Prakash, Chair of Food Science Department at Chapman University, and emcee Henry Di Carlo, KTLA 5 Morning News Anchor, far right

Best Original Design: "World Hunger Nothin' to Best Use of Labels: Southern California Edison Best Structural Ingenuity: Little Company, with Murf About," Juror Ana Launes, NBLM Publisher, with Juror Roland Escalon, Mark Scheurer juror Leonard Martin Joseph, Principal at Thornton and KTLA news anchor Henry Di Carlo, far right Architect, fourth from right Tomasetti, Inc., back row, fourth from left 10

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Good Times

Free Wheelchair Mission Celebrates One Million Lives Changed Through the Gift of Mobility

Free Wheelchair Mission's "Miracle of Mobility Gala" with 700 supporters raised $1.5 million to fund nearly 19,000 free wheelchairs, thus putting in motion the march to providing the second million wheelchairs. Founder/President of the faith-based, humanitarian organization, Don Schoendorfer, pledged to provide the second million in half the time.  

Free Wheelchair recipients Gregory Grizzle of Jamaica, Amilcar Hernandez of San Salvador and Vo Thi Thuy Hien of Vietnam shake hands with Free Wheelchair Mission Founder and President Don Schoendorfer

Free Wheelchair Development Director Jennifer Witucki, Sheri Fix, Carole McDonald, and Free Wheelchair Mission National Development Director Angela Gomez

Supporter John Knox from Houston, Texas, and TX Ashley Neff, Phil Morrison and Christine Griffiths and Free Wheelchair Mission distribution partner Amber and Tim Smith with their son Brixton Smith share a toast at the cocktail reception Lisa Alfonsi, who came in from Lima, Peru

Mission San Juan Capistrano's "Romance of the Mission Gala" a Magical Affair!

The Mission Gala showcased a magnificent concert in the ruins of the Great Stone Church by Tony/Grammy vocalist Heather Headley and presented a superb gourmet repast in the Mission's Central Courtyard for 450 guests. Net proceeds of $221,000 helped the Mission Preservation Foundation. PHOTOGRAPHY LISA RENEE BAKER, CARLA RHEA

Gala table decor in Mission's Central Courtyard

Featured artist Heather Headley performing in Honorees Sheila and Jim Peterson with featured the ruins of the Mission's Great Stone Church artist Heather Headley, center

Lugano Diamonds' Client Development Director Bill Peters, center, with models wearing Lugano jewelry. Lugano donated a $5,000 loose sapphire and custom setting in the opportunity drawing

Mission San Juan Capistrano Executive Director Mechelle Lawrence with Laguna Niguel Ritz-Carlton Resort General Manager Bruce Brainerd. The resort Father Ambrose with supporter Janet Curci presented a delicious four-course plated dinner.

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Celebrity Benefit Fitting Finale to Festival of Arts/ Pageant of the Masters Season Festival of Arts' 85th season ended with a Celebrity Benefit Concert headlining legendary performers Herb Alpert and Lani Hall,

while the sold-out crowd viewed the festival's amazing art show and ended up in Irvine Bowl entertained by the 84th Pageant of the Masters hosted by acclaimed actor Bryan Cranston.

Actors Joe Mantegna and Esai Morales/Photo: Pat Rogers

Joining award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, center, who was the Pageant of the Masters host for the Celebrity Benefit, were actors John O'Hurly and Peter Bergman/Photo: Pat Rogers

Actor Larry Wilcox with Festival of Arts award-winning Actors Vanessa Claire Stewart and French Stewart/Photo: Michael Kovac Festival of Arts artist Toni Danchik/Photo: Michael Kovac photographer Ron Azevedo/Photo: Pat Rogers

Renowned singer Lani Hall of Brazil '66 fame joined her husband Herb Alpert and their band performing for the Celebrity Benefit Concert/ Photo: Michael Kovac Music legend Herb Alpert was featured artist for the Celebrity Night Concert/Photo: Pat Rogers

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN

BARBARIAN DAYS AUTHOR MAKES NEWPORT BEACH APPEARANCE William Finnegan, an award-winning reporter, staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Barbarian Days, a memoir about his lifelong passion with surfing, is making an appearance through the Newport Beach Library Foundation on Thursday, November 9, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library

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A KIDS CLUB AT LIDO ISLAND BOOKS

showcasing a variety of art created by Latino and Latina artists. A

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mural painted in 1979 by local artist Emigdio Vasquez is a springboard

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has one of the lowest housing turnover rates in the country. Many homeowners reach out to me when they are ready to downsize or move to a neighborhood that suits their current needs. Preparing a property for sale often takes a surprising amount of forethought, planning, market knowledge and work. Despite low interest rates, and consistent demand, some properties linger on the market, while others close quickly and smoothly. Here are some of the factors to consider when deciding to list your home.

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TAXES

It is essential to consider the tax implications of selling your home. Propositions 60 and 90 let homeowners bring their tax status with them for one move under certain circumstances. I recommend discussing long-term financial goals with your financial advisors before placing your home on the market. CURB APPEAL

First impressions count. Trimming trees, planting flowers as necessary and checking for any outside repairs is a relatively simple and low-cost way to attract buyers. An unkempt or outdated yard sends the message that the house needs work and could affect the list price. PAINTING

Color is the least expensive way to update your house. Use colors that reflect current trends. For instance, whites, greys and blacks are now more popular than browns and tans. KITCHENS AND BATHS

New counters, fixtures and appliances can transform the look and feel of a property without a total renovation and entice buyers looking for the latest in convenience and style. It’s also a good idea to check faucets and other plumbing to ensure there is no moisture or water damage.

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the “people of the blue-green water,” who reside there and own the land, have been maintaining this secret and almost mythical place in tact for many, many years, but have permitted visitors to come and experience the magic of the falls and river. The lush oasis of blue-green water is sacred to the Havasupai, and they believe that it not only flows through the land, but through each tribal member. A visit to Havasupai is a visit to their land, their home and their place of origin, and one that is unforgettable. Once you’ve obtained your permit, here’s a sample itinerary to help guide your experience.

Canyon at start of hike to Havasupai

Havasu Falls

DAY 1

Depart Phoenix for the Grand Canyon

The drive to the trail head is approximately five hours.  Starting at 5,200 feet, the trail begins with a series of switchbacks until hikers reach a dry stream bed where it all begins to level out. By mile eight of the hike, the canyon begins to widen and the lush vegetation will become more present as you enter the village of Supai, which happens to be the most remote village in the U.S. Continue past the village to base camp. HIKING: approx 10 miles. 20

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DAY 2

Mooney and Beaver Falls

DAY 4

Return To The Top

Wake up bright and early to get a head start

It’s almost over – Pack up and leave camp as early as possible to avoid the afternoon sun

on the day and begin an adventurous day of

during the hike back 2,400 ft. to the rim. Take your time and once you reach the top of the rim,

crossing tropical blue streams and wading

celebrate your hike, and take a few moments to enjoy the views. HIKING: approx 10 miles.

through lush meadows of wild grapevines as you make your way to Mooney and Beaver

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Mooney Falls

Rock Falls

fears of heights can be tricky, but well worth it once accomplished. Afterwards, continue onto Beaver Falls as to not lose the light of the day. The hike to Beaver Falls takes you through several river crossings and can be a bit much at times getting through the wild vines, but once you reach Beaver Falls, it will all be worth the pain and scratches. HIKING: approx 9 miles.

DAY 3

Carbonate Canyon, Havasu Falls & The New Waterfalls

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National Philanthropy Day’s Outstanding Philanthropists Suzanne and James Mellor are passionate about giving back

Early Mellor family photo

A Love Story in

Philanthropy Suzanne and James receiving the Laguna Beach Art Alliance honor in 2016 as "Individual Arts Patrons of the Year"

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Young James

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uzanne and James Mellor both recall their first meeting as love at first sight.

“I fell in love with her the minute we met,” Jim says, and Suzanne adds, “I thought he was the nicest, most handsome man I had ever seen.”

James and Suzanne on their wedding day, 1953

Young Suzanne

Meanwhile, Jim, after serving in the Army Signal Corps in the mid-1950s, went to work for Hughes Aircraft Company, prompting a family move to Southern California. He was recruited four years later by Litton Industries and spent the next 22 years there. While at Hughes and Litton, he received numerous patents relating to digital computing technology and also authored more than 30 articles in national and international publications. Jim’s final move was to General Dynamics Corporation in 1980, where he

Married 64 years, the two met in Detroit, where they were

remained as CEO/Chairman until his retirement. He was in his element with

both born and raised. Jim was an only child and Suzanne

a company that was on the cutting edge of designing fighter aircraft, nuclear

came from a single parent family with six children, as her

submarines, main battlefield tanks, missiles and electronics of all kinds. Jim’s

father died when she was three. Although college was not

work with General Dynamics transformed the company. Several business

an option for Suzanne due to economic considerations, Jim,

schools, including Harvard and the University of Chicago, opted to use the

thanks to academic scholarships and fellowships, was the

turn-around of General Dynamics as the basis for several courses.

first in his family to attend college. While at the University of

“I took the technology-based company to focus on shareholder value and

Michigan, he graduated with honors, receiving a Bachelor of

the company became a favorite on Wall Street,” Jim says. “Warren Buffett of

Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics

Berkshire Hathaway bought 15% of General Dynamics because of it.”

in 1952 and a Master of Science degree in 1954.

Another smart move by Jim was moving the company from St. Louis,

The couple met in the summer of 1952. Suzanne was

Missouri to Washington, D.C., where it thrived. It was during these early years

a secretary at Edison’s Research Lab in Detroit and Jim

that the Mellors’ philanthropic passions began to flourish. Suzanne serves

was there on a summer internship. The two were married

on the Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art and became a huge

the following year.

supporter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts as a member of its

Suzanne’s interest in art was encouraged by her

National Advisory Board in 1991 to the present. The Mellors established the

mother while growing up. With Jim’s support, she began

$500,000 Mellor Prize in 2006 to award $50,000 in ten different years to the

painting and attending nighttime art classes. “It was a

most definitive scholarly book written about a female artist.

wonderful outlet for me when Jim was traveling a lot, and I was raising three children,” she says. Later, Suzanne studied at the Art League and Otis Art Institute in Southern California and took private lessons

Jim began his tenure on the board of trustees of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in the 1980s where he continues today, as does his tenure with the National Endowment for the Humanities. During those years, he was also a trustee of Ford’s Theater.

from noted artists. From 1960 to 1980, she was one of

Ten years ago, the Mellors set up the James R. Mellor Lecture Series at

the artists represented by the Ira Roberts Galleries

the University of Michigan, which recently hosted former Secretary of State

in Beverly Hills and New York City with several one-

Colin Powell. At the College of Engineering, there is an endowed chair in Jim’s

woman shows. Two of her impressionist landscapes

name as well as the merit-based Mellor Scholarship.

were published as art prints and cards.

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PHILANTHROPY (CON TI N U ED)

When the Mellors moved to Laguna Beach in 1981, they split their time between Laguna and Washington, D.C. until Jim retired in 1997 from General Dynamics and they made Laguna their permanent home. Although Jim remained the Chairman of General Dynamics and continued to serve on multiple corporate boards, it was much to Orange County’s, and particularly Laguna’s, gain that the couple retired here. The Mellors’ philosophy of giving involves not only giving financially but also giving their time and expertise to organizations they care deeply

University of Michigan James R. Mellor Lecture Series with featured speaker Colin Powell on September 19, 2017

about. Jime credits Suzanne for helping shift his focus from science, engineering and mathematics to the arts and humanities. He feels strongly that the arts are a powerful tool to stimulate critical thinking and curiosity. Both longtime supporters of Laguna Playhouse, Jim continues to serve on its board of trustees following Suzanne’s six-year tenure. She is a Playhouse Women founding member and has been know to paint sets for Playhouse productions. Honored at the 2017 Playhouse Gala, The Mellor Fund was established to provide free tickets to young playgoers in Orange County. They both serve on the Laguna College of Arts and Design board of trustees. Jim, the immediate past chairman, received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from LCAD last spring. Jim served on Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ board as well as UCI’s board of trustees. Suzanne served on UCI’s Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Art and is an emeritus member of Segerstrom Center’s Angels of the Arts. Currently, Suzanne serves on the

Mellor Family celebrating Jame's retirement from General Dynamics in 1996 with, from left, Susan Scace and Jim Mellor, Jr., Suzanne and James Mellor, Debbi and Alan Rye, and Diane and Brent Liljestrom

Laguna Beach Arts Commission, is a trustee of the Laguna Art Museum and is a lifetime member of the Orange County Museum of Art. Suzanne was one of 14 artists to paint a violin, which was auctioned to benefit the Pacific Symphony’s Youth Program. Outside the arts, the Mellors support the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. For their collaborative efforts, the Mellors were honored in 2016 by the Laguna Beach Art Alliance as “Individual Arts Patrons of the Year,” and the City of Laguna Beach proclaimed “Mellor Day” on April 11, 2017 in recognition of their significant contributions to the arts. The accolades and honors go on and on, including, for Jim, the “Order of the Crown” by His Majesty King Baudouin of Belgium in 1987, “Man of the Year” by the Boy Scouts of America in 1997, “Alumnus of the Year” from the University of Michigan and “Industrialist of the Year Award” by the Association of the US

James meeting President George H. W. Bush in Fort Worth, Texas, at the General Dynamics facility, where they announced a major contract for F-16 fighters to the government of Taiwan

Army in 1996. He also received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1998. Suzanne’s love of decorative arts led her to supervise the design, construction and remodel of eight different properties, three of which were featured in design books, and she is a member of the Decorative Arts Society of Newport Beach. In closing, this dynamic couple says of giving: “Growing up, I was the able to attend camp, thanks to the Detroit Free Press, and I remember receiving Christmas boxes from the Detroit Police Department and reading glasses from a charity,” Suzanne recalls. “That taught me to be thankful for all the support I received and how important it is to give back.”

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CHEFS NOBU MATSUHISA AND FRANK GORRICETA ENSURE THAT NOBU’S LATEST CONCEPT MAKES A BIG SPLASH IN NEWPORT BEACH.

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n my foolish youth, it was an unsaid rule that I never ordered fish. (This, of course, excluded lox and salmon sashimi–I never said

it was a rule that made sense). Most restaurants where I dined back then served fish simply fried or just plain overcooked to the point of no recognition. Dry, flaky and too fishy–that was how I described piscatorial fare. Then, I tasted Nobu’s miso black cod. One bite converted me. It was that easy. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa prepared the fish with a sweet, salty, perfectly umami, miso glaze. That tender piece of cod was my introduction to the chef’s cooking and it forever changed my mind about fish. It also became one of the Nobu’s signature dishes. Fast-forward to 2017, and now, you see some sort of misoglazed fish on almost every menu in southern California. Yet, it was Nobu’s black cod that created this long-lasting trend. It truly was a novel concept in 1987, when Matsuhisa first opened in Beverly

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Hills. For American diners, Asian fusion fare was innovative. For Matsuhisa, it was a style that took years to perfect.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa


Matsuhisa, who hailed from Saitama, Japan, spent several years cooking in South America. This is where the young chef discovered his affinity for Peruvian flavors. Peru is a country known for its ethnic diversity. It is a melting pot of Asian immigrants that married into the culture and shared rich Japanese and Chinese influences. AsianPeruvians constitute 20 percent of Peru’s population. Since his access to Japanese produce was limited, Nobu conjured up new combinaBaby Spinach with Grilled Shrimp/ Photo: Henry Hargreaves

tions. In Lima, he melded Latin ingredients with Japanese flavors. These dishes became Asian-fusion classics: Miso glazes, jalapenos with yellowtail tuna, squid pasta. These were all Nobu innovations.

Black Cod Miso/ Photo: Steven Freeman

Squid Pasta/ Photo: Henry Hargreaves

Robert De Niro and restaurateur Drew Nieporent also took notice when Matsuhisa opened. They invested in the talented chef and soon swanky Nobu concepts sprouted all over the world. Now Nobu has more than 30 locations, in cities such as New York, Malibu, London, Milan, Dubai, Monte Carlo, and the newest locale in Newport Beach. Tucked away in the quaint new Lido Marina Village development, overlooking the pristine yachts parked away neatly in their dock slips, sits Nobu Newport Beach. Upon entering the first floor bar area, guests might opt to stroll out to the open-air back patio. There, sits the Nobu Grand Cordon Bar. “It’s the first in the world,” says executive chef Frank Gorriceta. Each month, a rotating menu of the finest award-winning cocktails from around the world will be served here. While the bar area is relaxingly casual, most patrons opt to ascend up a spiraling staircase to the second floor dining room. There, a large sushi bar creates a stage for Gorriceta’s talented sushi chefs to show off their skills. The best part of visiting a refined sushi bar is watching the chefs slice and plate each delicate piece. The notion, “eat with your eyes,” completely befits this experience. Besides sushi, Gorriceta oversees a larger open-air kitchen. Dishes that emerge reflect Nobu’s attention to subtly and detail.

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Joey Alexander Trio members with pianist Joey Alexander, bassist Dan Chmielinski and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. in Q & A session with students at ArtsReach/Photo: Skye Schmidt

ARTICLE FATIMA RIZVI

Three Hundred Middle School Students

+ One 13-year-old Grammy Nominee =

Magic

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t 13 years old, jazz pianist Joey Alexander was

The powerful, interactive programs reach students at piv-

already a seasoned touring professional and a

otal times in their development, providing education and

two-time Grammy nominee (now a Grammy win-

inspiration in easily accessible and enjoyable formats. This

ner). He played to a sold-out audience at his Irvine

is important because studies show that experiences like

Barclay Theatre debut, but the real fun began the

this can provide youngsters with a wide variety of develop-

very next morning. The Barclay’s ArtsReach brought

mental, educational and psychosocial benefits.

300 IUSD middle school students to the theater to

Stressing hands-on interaction with professional artists

see if Joey could ignite some creative sparks. It was

and access to meaningful performances, ArtsReach activ-

a smashing success!

ities include Q&A’s, master classes, in-school workshops,

A few students seemed apprehensive about whether

behind-the-scenes tours, artist interviews and family

they would like jazz, but they listened intently. Heads

days. Yo-Yo Ma, JazzReach, Savion Glover, Lila Downs, and

started to bob and feet to tap when the students rec-

Mark Morris Dance Group are among the many renowned

ognized the melodies of When You Wish Upon a Star

artists who have participated.

and Amazing Grace. For many, it was a first introduc-

ArtsReach activities are also designed to provide

tion to this art form and the familiar songs presented in

positive, creative role models by featuring artists from

jazz renditions were big hits. After the set, the students

various ethnic, cultural and geographic backgrounds.

peppered Joey and his trio with questions that helped

This encourages the development of an open-minded

them to understand the world of jazz and professional

and culturally tolerant appreciation of the performing

musicianship. What a morning!

arts and, in turn, of one another.

Joey Alexander’s visit to the Barclay is just one exam-

The Barclay’s board of directors and staff are committed to

ple of how ArtsReach enriches the lives of students in

ArtsReach’s primary goal of providing community students

the community. This season the Barclay is significantly

with transformative arts experiences. The expanded 2017-

expanding its acclaimed programming to give more stu-

18 activities will deepen the theater’s community impact,

dents the opportunity to learn and grow at the theatre

engaging and educating a broader socio-economic and

and in their own classrooms.

ethnic demographic in the language of the arts and inspiring

With ArtsReach, the Barclay creates eclectic, intimate experiences that instill strong, lasting impressions.

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cultural intelligence to foster a stronger community, a kinder, more productive world, and a brighter future for everyone.


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Giving Back

CANstructionOC 2017:

The Contribution of Art to Alleviate Hunger

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y now you probably have had the chance to experience and admire the outstanding Canstruction exhibits at ARTIC, South

Coast Plaza and John Wayne Airport. For the 10th consecutive year, Canstruction is dedicated to raising awareness about hunger by making a difference in the lives of one-in-five children who struggle with it every day in our beloved Orange County community. Most of the hungry are part of the working poor who are trying their best to provide food for their families, or seniors on fixed incomes who simply cannot make ends

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meet. With sky-high rents, rising medical costs and under-employment, too many are forced to make hard choices between food and paying the rent or buying the medicine they need. This year’s 13 local architectural, construction, engineering, planning and design teams had 12 hours to create these phenomenal structures built entirely out of canned food. From a Smurf mushroom home to a fire-breathing dragon, all teams have worked hard donating their time and creativity to build these impressive visual displays. Once the competition is over, all the canned food is donated to the OC Food Bank. The total amount of cans utilized this year were 77,333, representing the outstanding equivalent of 49,000 meals. Canstruction was originally inspired by a group of New York architects and engineers in 1992. These architects introduced citywide Canstruction competitions with the purpose of uniting the design, engineering and construction industry. The innovative and fun architecture and engineering exhibitions provided art and inspiration to the local community, as well as canned food to local hunger relief organizations. Since its inception, Canstruction has contributed more than 50 million pounds of food for local food banks. Today, the event is held in more than 150 cities worldwide. Throughout the years, the organization has seen an uptick in competitiveness. Participants, such as John Deere in 2012, raised the bar considerably by putting to work a team of 450 John Deere volunteers, including employees, retirees, employee families and friends. Together, they built a 60-ft. wide, 80 ft. long, 16 ft. tall and 170-ton sculpture representing John Deere’s new S-Series Combine corn harvester. 32

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Canstruction 2012 entry, the John Deere S-Series Combine corn harvester Best Use of Labels to Southern California Edison's "We CAN Power a Future Without Hunger" electric vehicle using 4554 cans


The sculpture depicted the vital role America’s farmers play in feeding the world. The project took more than 1,800 hours to erect, much more time than the 12 hours our local teams have to do the job. John Deere’s sculpture is an example of commitment towards the community and an illustration of the size of impact that Canstruction can generate. This year’s local participants were: Hensel Phelps; AECOM Orange; Disneyland Resort; Gensler & CDG; the group formed by JZMK Partners, Fuscoe Engineering and The New Home Company; Little; the group formed by McCarthy Building Company, Ficcadenti, Waggoner, and Castle Structural Engineers; Shawmut Design & Construction; SVA and PSE; Swinerton & JCJ Architecture; and the group formed by WATG and Oltmans, In addition, longtime supporters Southern California Edison and platinum sponsor Fluor Corporation also participated. For the first time in the competition, the People’s Choice Award was tallied by utilizing public cash donations as a vote for their favorite structure. The 2017 winners by category are as follows: Best Original Design to the group formed by McCarthy Building Company, Ficcadenti, Best Original Design for McCarthy Building Company, Ficcadenti, Waggoner and Castle Structural Engineers with a Smurf Mushroom House sculpture using 12,940 ans

Waggoner and Castle Structural Engineers with a 12,940 can Smurf Mushroom House sculpture; Best Structural Ingenuity to Little for its 7,650 can sculpture Yoshi & Mario; Best Use of Labels to Southern California Edison with a 4,554 can electric vehicle; Best Meal to Fluor Corporation with a 4,650 can Guardians of the Galaxy sculpture. Honorable mention went to three teams: WATG and Oltmans; JZMK, Fuscoe Engineering and The New Home Company; and Disneyland Resort’s Design & Engineering Department. Canstruction OC’s annual art competition starts with just one can to feed the hungry, lifts the spirit and changes the world. As Pablo Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." Canstruction Judges: State Senator Josh Newman, artist Roland Escalona, structural engineer Leonard Martin Joseph, Newport Beach Lifestyle Publisher Ana Launes, Chapman University Food Science Department Chair Dr. Anuradha Prakash, Katella Grill owner and Waste Not OC Director, Mike Learakos, and Senator Newman's aide Sebastian Calderon

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BE CREATIVE BUT KEEP THE CLASSICS

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fter spending more than forty years in kitchens prepping, cooking and serving Thanksgiving dinner in restaurants, hotels, and at home, I came to the following conclusion: In general, people still enjoy Thanksgiving classics such as

velvety mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted yams with marshmallows, green bean casserole, and perfectly roasted turkey and gravy. However, besides the classics, it is also exciting to add some creativity, new combinations and side dishes, and food that does not need to be super hot or cold.

SOME NEW COMBINATION IDEAS: + Quinoa Salad with spinach and dried apricots, pears and toasted pine nuts + Kale and Cabbage Salad with mangoes and roasted pecans + Roasted Brussels Sprouts with crispy bacon, apples, blue cheese, pine nuts and balsamic syrup drizzle + Oven Roasted Butternut Squash with cauliflower, broccoli, pomegranate seeds and kale + Cranberry Relish with hint of star anise + Jalapeno Cranberry Cornbread To have a successful Thanksgiving dinner, I generally set all cold food, cranberry relish, rolls and butter on the table first. Next, I place the casserole dishes, as they usually hold heat very well. Last, comes the grand entrance–the roasted turkey, preferably carved at the table by a volunteer or the most talented person in the room…make it fun! I prefer to serve dessert on a separate side table. CHEF LAGEDER’S COOKING TIPS AND TRICKS:

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1 bunch kale, rinsed, stem removed and chopped ½ head red cabbage, shredded 1 head white cabbage, shredded 2 lg. carrots, cut julienne 1 mango, peeled and diced small 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup whole pecans, roasted 1 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar DIRECTIONS

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Pacific Hospitality Group, based in Irvine, serves as franchisee of the new AC Hotel in Irvine. The company owns, finances and manages the property and several others in Orange County. The company has assigned a veteran hospitality executive, Paul Maddison, as general manager for the Hotel. Within a few miles of John Wayne Airport, in the heart of Orange County’s Park Place  and in a newly-built 105-acre mixed-use master development, the new AC Hotel Irvine by Marriott features three unique meeting locations, two preset boardroom-style media salons, a rooftop pool terrace

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Lifestyle Calendar

November NOVEMBER 3 EVENING SAVING ELEPHANTS AND CHILDREN

NOVEMBER 14 DOWNTOWN DOG RESCUE FUNDRAISER PROVENANCE RESTAURANT, NEWPORT BEACH Help save abused, homeless and starving dogs through money raised for Downtown Dog Rescue at Studio 4's benefit featuring lunch at Provenance, a silent auction and a fashion show featuring fashions from Mi Place, Corona del Mar Plaza. To rsvp, contact Studio 4 Salon at StudioFourSalon@gmail.com/949.706.0801.

RESORT AT PELICAN HILL Plácido Domingo

Realize the valuable impact of your generous donations as you enjoy dinner, meet the inspiring guest speakers from Africa, bid on the silent and live auction items and dance the night away, all while supporting the survival of African Elephants. Hosted by Elephant Cooperation founder Scott Struthers. For event info, visit ElephantCooperation.com/events Program, dinner, and auction are included with your ticket.

NOVEMBER 3 TASTE OF SAN CLEMENTE CASINO SAN CLEMENTE The 27th Annual Taste of San Clemente will offer a wine tasting from area vineyards, as well as a sampling of microbrews. Guests will also enjoy an engraved, limited edition "Taste of San Clemente" wine glass

NOVEMBER 14

or beer mug, food from area restaurants, a tempting auction, entertain-

PLÁCIDO DOMINGO: "NABUCCO" IN CONCERT

ment and valet parking. Tickets are $95 per person. SCChamber.com

MUSCO CENTER FOR THE ARTS, CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

RUNS NOVEMBER 3 AND NOVEMBER 4

Following the previous week's full staging of Verdi's masterpiece, Nabucco, in Los Angeles through LA Opera, Plácido Domingo returns to

PACIFIC SYMPHONY'S "TRIBUTE TO ELLA"

Musco Center for the Arts to highlight a concert version that includes

RENEE AND HENRY SEGERSTROM CONCERT HALL

the full cast from the stage production, principal singers, 60-member

Enjoy a centennial celebration of the First Lady of Song as Pacific

chorus and 72-member orchestra. MuscoCenter.org

Symphony honors Ella Fitzgerald's remarkable legacy with the sultry tor: Larry Blank; Vocalists: Harolyn Blackwell, Aisha de Haas and Ca-

RUNS FIVE WEEKENDS, NOVEMBER 18 THROUGH DECEMBER 17

pathia Jenkins. PacificSymphony.org

27TH ANNUAL WINTER FANTASY

ballads and sweet jazz for which she was so well known. Conduc-

NOVEMBER 4

SAWDUST ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL SAWDUST FESTIVAL GROUNDS, LAGUNA BEACH

THE RED BARN: A FIRE-AND-ASH WINE DINNER

For a one-of-a-kind holiday experience with your family, plan on at-

CENTENNIAL FARM, OC FAIR AND EVENT CENTER

tending this year's Winter Fantasy, where 175 artists will be showcas-

Enjoy live-fire exhibition-style appetizers, sparkling wines from Or-

ing their artwork and you can enjoy live holiday entertainment, great

ange County Wine Society and tours of the farm and garden. The Mil-

outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa,

lennium Barn doors open at 7:30 p.m. for a multi-course family-style

and much more. You will find amazing art gifts and holiday decora-

wine dinner, curated by OC Fair Culinary Supervisor Pam Wnuck, Ex-

tions to augment your holidays. SawdustArtFestival.org

ecutive Chef Jesse Lopez of Spectra Food Services and Chef Annie Morgan of KOCI Radio's Pots and Pans. OCFair.com

NOVEMBER 5

NOVEMBER 23 ORANGE COUNTY RESCUE MISSION'S TURKEY TROT OC THE VILLAGE OF HOPE, TUSTIN

MEXICAN DAY OF THE DEAD FAMILY FESTIVAL

The Orange County Rescue Missions Fourth Annual Turkey Trot OC

BOWERS MUSEUM, SANTA ANA

5K Run/Walk will be held on Thanksgiving morning with the goal of

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at Bowers Museum

raising enough support to provide more than 30,000 meals for the

as departed ones are honored with music, dance and art. Held in the

hungry and homeless of Orange County. An expo follows the race

Bowers Courtyard and Bowers Kidseum, general admission is free for

that features snacks and beverages, vendor giveaways and awards

Bowers' members and Santa Ana residents only. Bowers.org

ceremony. Registration: 6:30 a.m./Race: 8 a.m. TurkeyTrotOC.org

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Parting Thoughts

The Season of

ARTICLE DEIRDRE MICHALSKI

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t’s that time of year again when pumpkin spice fills the air and my

want to volunteer during Thanksgiving week can contact them

Thanksgiving planning gets into full swing. We host anywhere from

after November 1st to get on the list. For more information, call

10-15 guests and, depending on how many are on the base at Camp

949.548.8861, ext. 201/Goo.gl/OIPMau

Pendleton, we often extend an invite to Marines who find themselves without family. The young adults in our family always enjoy visiting

ORANGE COUNTY RESCUE MISSION’S TURKEY TROT: This special

with them and watching a football game. I send them back with

event will be held on Thanksgiving morning (November 23, 2017) with

boxes of candies and goodies to share.

the goal of raising enough support to provide more than 30,000 meals

In my world, it is a holiday filled with gratitude–a time for family to

for the hungry and homeless of Orange County. Last year’s event was a

gather and celebrate. But, as I get older, I really think more and more

huge success with more than 850 participants, and they are hoping for

about what I can do to give back to others. Here is a short list of some

an even greater turnout this year. The 5K run/walk will be at the Village

programs that are going on throughout the year. They would very

of Hope in Tustin. Pre-Registration is needed. TurkeyTrotOC.com

much welcome our support in whatever way we can help. During the holidays, help is especially timely and much appreciated.

SOUTH COUNTY OUTREACH: People can donate turkeys or gro-

cery store gift cards to people in need so they can have a happy BRACKEN’S KITCHEN: Bill Bracken is a beloved local chef. The

Thanksgiving. Their website is very thorough and has about 20 dif-

goal of Bracken’s Kitchen is to address the issue of food insecurity in

ferent opportunities to volunteer as an individual, student, family, or

Orange County through the use of mobile kitchens or food trucks. With

corporation just for the holiday season. Call 949.380.8144, ext. 22 or

the growing popularity of these “restaurants on wheels,” they bring a

visit SCO-OC.org/Volunteer

high quality and healthy meal to those who need it most. Volunteers can participate throughout the year and certainly during the holiday

ONEOC: This is an organization that connects volunteers with non-

season as well. They are needed on the food trucks, and they have a

profit organizations. They have a great website with many options,

very basic “wish list” on Amazon for needed supplies. Folks can order

based on location, hours available and what type of volunteering is

a few items and have them sent directly to Bill and his team. For more

desired. It could be for throughout the year or during the holiday sea-

information, please visit his website: BrackensKitchen.com

son. For more information, visit ONEOC.org/Volunteers

SOMEONE CARES SOUP KITCHEN: They feed more than 300 per

day and need help with serving, preparing the food and clean-up each day, all year long. They are located in Costa Mesa. Those who

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Newport Beach November 2017  

November 2017 Issue of Newport Beach Lifestyle