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THE CONTRIBUTORS WRITERS AMEIHIA TURINGAN iridescentglimmer.wordpress.com | @ameihia ANGELA HATCHER @hatcherangela CHRISTINE KONG dailykongfidence.com | @dailykongfidence EMILY TORRES thepostgradfiles.com | @emilyelyse8 ERICA JOHNSON onmogul.com/ericajohnson | @ericabjohnson & @phitn52 FRANCY LOPEZ @francy.lopez IAN HAYS KELLI WITHANEYE @kelliwithaneyeee MATTHEW J. BLACK blackinkfuther.com NICOLE HAKIM sultanvilebetrayer.tumblr.com | @nikkicola24 OLIN CHOW alohaloha777.yelp.com | @wanderolin RACHELLE CANO ocrivierahomes.com | @coldwellbanker_ocrivierahomes RAPHAEL MADRID foodbeast.com/author/raphael-madrid therendernetwork.com/author/rmadrid | @rawrphael REBECCA GRAZIER @rebeccagraz RYAN WHITEHEAD @whitehead.ryan TAMARA AUSTRING @candid.california TYLER HAYCOX tylerhaycox.com | @tylerhaycox

PHOTOGRAPHERS ADAM GENTRY gentryimages.com | @adamgentry ANDREA DOMJAN andreadomjanphotography.com @andrea_domjan_photography BHADRI KUBENDRAN facebook.com/urbancellvault @urbancell_gastronomy BRENDA WINBURN brendawinburnphotography.com @brendamariewinburn CHAD MELLON chadmellon.com | @chadmellon ED VISIONS edvisions.pixieset.com | @edvisions ERIC CHAN erichiyoshichanphotography.com | @e_chanphoto ERIK ISAKSON erikisakson.com | @erikisakson GEORGE DUCHANNES duchannes.com | @georgeduchannes GIUSEPPE DEMASI demasiphotography.com | @demasistyle HAMID MOSLEHI hamidmoslehi.com | @studiofino JOE NARDELLO flickr.com/photos/jnardello | @joenardello KRIZIA LOECHLE kriziaxlo.wordpress.com | @kriziaxlo MATHEW MARTINEZ @2mb_imagery NATHAN WHELAN ngwhelanphoto.com | @ngwhelan RYAN HENSLEY ryanhensleyphotography.com @ryan_hensley_photography VICTORIA FILICE victoriafilice.com | @victoriafilice_

FA S H I O N S T Y L I S T S CLAUDIA ALVARADO claudiaalvarado.com | @extrahaute JACLYN KERSHEK jaclynkershek.com | @jacandginger KELLY GRAY mkgrayse.com | @kellygray9 MELISSA SOUZA havenst.com | @melissasouzastyles

BEAUTY STYLISTS DEBBIE CAREY @ddcartistry IVONNE HERRERA @ivseen J. RUSSELL! THE SALON jrussellthesalon.com | @jrussellbeauty LAUREN SCACCIA OF TONI & GUY NEWPORT BEACH toniandguy.com @lauren_michelle

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A NOTE FROM OUR

PUBLISHER Home has never had an address for me. From my earliest recollection, our family was loading up a moving truck nearly every year. Mostly, we moved around the same city, usually less than a few miles from our previous address. We had a couple of larger moves, including a move my senior year of high school that took me from my home state of California to Flagstaff, AZ. The desire to change homes so rapidly must be genetic. My dad was a mover, his dad was a mover and from what I can tell our family has always been on the move. I have carried on with this tradition, and as of writing this, I am now living in my 35th house in the last 38 years. Home has always been more of a feeling. Home is the way you fold your towels, the way the house smells when your mom is cooking and the people you choose to snuggle on the couch with. Home is where the people I care the most about are. On Oct. 20 my definition of a home will change forever. Even though my fiancé Erin and I have lived together for almost five years and been engaged for more than two, the celebration and ceremony on that date in October will make home mean so much more to me. It will be how we fold our towels, the way our cooking makes the house smell and the snuggles on the couch with our family that will mean home to me for the rest of my life. Erin Frances Price did not exist to me before Feb. 5, 2012. I didn't even know the day before that

I needed her, but in those five years since, she has become my cheerleader, support system, travel partner, stepmom to my children, fiancé and now wife. I now cannot imagine existence without her and any day away from her is a day away from home. Erin, if you are reading this for the first time or the fifth, I hope these words I stole from Edward Sharpe ring true to you and become more real as the years wear on, ˮHome is wherever I'm with you.ˮ Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. In this Home///Away issue, we will help you stock your bar cart (p. 145), upgrade your closet (p. 126) and give you our ABC's of home decor and travel (p. 87). We were lucky enough to catch up with the original star of homebased reality TV, Jeff Lewis (p. 70), witness the beauty of once homeless veterans’ smiles when they find a safe place to sleep (p. 80) and get you ready for Palm Springs’ premier home inspiration event Modernism Week (p. 108). If that isn’t enough, in our biggest issue of the year, with thirty-three stories, we also talk to one of our favorite local chefs in the friendly confines of their own kitchen (p. 132), give you an insider’s look at San Juan Capistrano (p. 183) and taste trendy foods you might need to try before they are gone (p. 136). We hope you can find plenty of our suggestions helpful and we hope you tap some of the local companies we recommend in this issue to make your house feel like a home.

ERIK HALE PUBLISHER + FOUNDER erik@localemagazine.com | @local_e


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SWEET HOME CALIFORNIA

From Designers to Realtors These Seven Experts Aim to Get Your Home on Point

YOU’RE TRIPPIN

MR. NICE GUY

Jeff Lewis of "Flipping Out" Talks Fatherhood, Success and What's Next

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME

H IS FOR HOME

Building the Closet

Home/Away Guide

Potter’s Lane Believes Every Living Being, Veterans Especially, Deserve A Home

Meet the Experts in All Things Travel, Adventure and Escape

HANG IT UP, BEFORE YOU GO-GO

How to Style Your Home and Travel From A to Z With This SoCal Guide

California Closets Can Help You Design a Closet That Would Make Carrie Bradshaw Blush

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78 Grand Prix Performance

84 Hotel Paseo

108 Modernism Week

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BE PRIX-PARED

DESTINATION VACATION

FOR THE LOVE OF MOD

JOY RIDE

Shop at These Hot-Spots to Make Your Home the Flyest on the Block

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Get Tips From the Pros on Preparing for Your Next Road Trip

Hotel Paseo is About to Be Your Favorite Palm Desert Getaway

Indulge in All Things Mid-Century Modern at Modernism Week’s Fall Preview

Give Your Car an Extreme Makeover With BRABUS


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STYLE/BEAUTY

48 Breeders’ Cup BRED WINNER Del Mar Welcomes the World-Renowned Breeders’ Cup for the First Time

20 Orange County Events to Fall For

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136 Trendy Foods WHAT THE FORK! These Trendy Bites Will Leave Your Taste Buds Satisfied and Boost Your Likes

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Where to be Monday-Sunday

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Design and Travel Instagrams We Love

That's What She Said

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QUEEN KONG

Christine Kong of Daily Kongfidence Takes Us Through San Juan Capistrano

162 Morningside Recovery BALANCING ACT Morningside Recovery’s Personal Trainer Gives Tips on Living a Healthier Life

Beauty Profile

Eat Profile

HOUSE OF CARBS

THE CULINARY CLEANSE

Chef Breana Thomas is Cooking Up Healthy Food That’ll Help You Lose Weight and Feel Great

152 Habana THAT’S THE SPIRIT Celebrate DÍa De Los Muertos Cuban Style 154 Truly IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR Here Are Your New Year’s Eve Party Essentials

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142 Oak & Coal STICK SHIFT This Japanese Cooking Style is Bringing New Vibes to Old Traditions

Chef Karl Pfleider Shows Us How He Throws Down in His Own Kitchen

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198 Stance Socks PUT A SOCK IN IT These Socks Will Be Your Holiday Highlight

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202 Día De Los Muertos ESPÍRITO DE LA FIESTA Here’s How to Celebrate DÍa De Los Muertos

Rising Star Perry Mattfeld Struts Her Stuff at The Riviera Palm Springs

Meals Deconstructed

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GO/DO

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204 Glow in the Dark GLOW FOR IT These Activities Make the Dark So Much More Fun!

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OH COME, ALL YE THIRSTY

We Have the Cocktail Recipes You'll Be Craving This Holiday

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Gift Guide

140 WAYS TO KNOCK THEIR STOCKINGS OFF

Fear No More—We’ve Done Your Holiday Shopping for You! Flip the Page to Find the Perfect Gift for the Perfect Person in Your Life

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PLAY THE MARKET

Andrea Young Dishes on Foodie and Fashion Haven Union Market Tustin

212 Music Spotlight LOCAL SOUND: WEARETREO This Orange County DJ Collective is Enjoying Life One Party at a Time 214 Laguna Art Museum NIGHT AT EL MUSEO California Mexicana Will Capture Your California He(art)


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Photographed By: Ryan Hensley, ryanhensleyphotography.com | @ryan_hensley_photography Model: Jeff Lewis, jefflewiscompany.com | @jljefflewis Photoshoot Location: 8416 Grand View Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Home Provided By: Gibson International, 11538 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 310.820.0195 | gibsonintl.com Listing Agent: Lisa Pierce, CalBRE# 01831184 | 310.922.9784 Styled By: Claudia Alvarado, claudiaalvarado.com | @extrahaute Grooming By: Debbie Carey, @ddcartistry & Ivonne Herrera, @ivseen Apparel Provided By: Mark Pomerantz, markpomerantz.com Shoes Provided By: John Varvatos, johnvaravatos.com

MAKING THE ISSUE Up, up and away we drove into the Hollywood Hills, in search of the location for our cover shoot with “Flipping Out” star, Jeff Lewis. Through winding, narrow roads, we drove as though we were seasoned Italians navigating the Tuscan countryside. Peekaboo views of Los Angeles flashed in my peripherals while I made sure to keep my eyes on the road. The house was hidden away, but its discreet facade hid what can only be described as magnificent. When Lewis arrived, he voiced a similar reaction. He said with wide eyes, “These views are insane!” Photographer Ryan Hensley wasted no time snapping shot after shot. While West and Lewis swapped stories about their kids, Lewis’ playful demeanor made for some fantastic photos. “He was great to work with! He was very nice and receptive to our ideas and very collaborative,” said Hensley. With the help of beauty stylists Debbie Carey and Ivonne Herrera, and wardrobe stylist Claudia Alvarado, it only took a few minutes to pull together looks that best mirrored Lewis’ confidence and style, as well as his aim for perfection. The elegant, crisp decor with the backdrop of the bustling mega-city matched Lewis’ refined attire but zero-bullshit attitude. His partner, Gage Edward, was on deck, managing the details like a rolled sleeve or a hair out of place. His attentiveness and their witty banter are nothing short of #relationshipgoals. Within a couple hours, West had captured a solid collection worthy of our subject. And just in the nick of time, Lewis was ready to go on with his busy day of being a new dad and a businessman. “My ADD is kicking in,” he said with a smile. While our time was full of laughs and smiles, that was our cue to wrap it up, but not without a few Insta-pics of that view!


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CHEERS TO DANA POINT OKTOBERFEST October 7

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EXPERIENCE THE NUTCRACKER AT THE SEGERSTROM CENTER December 7-10 & 13-17

¢ It’s all about cheers and

good times at this beer fest by the beach. Oktoberfest will be offering traditional German entertainment and premium beers by the pint-full for $20 from 12-7 p.m. Plus, food stands will be serving German staples like bratwursts, German potatoes, pretzels and beermarinated pork chops. www.danapointoktoberfest.com

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¢ In the new Bravo TV series, two rival OC real estate teams go head to head to be the top dogs in the cut throat industry. Spyro Kemble of Relegance Group takes on The McMonigle Team as they fight to represent some of the most sought after properties in the market.

¢ Dubbed as one of the community’s most popular yearly events, this is a must attend for the whole family. The event is filled with holiday activities like entertainment from over 12 bands, a beer and wine garden for the adults and kid's activities such as photos with Santa and bounce houses.

WATCH SPYRO KEMBLE BATTLE IT OUT ON "REAL ESTATE WARS" October 5

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STRUT AT THE 39TH ANNUAL CDM CHRISTMAS WALK December 3

www.cdmchamber.com

GO TO THE COLOR RUN October 7

¢ Born in Havana, Cuba, this actor/comedian takes his love of storytelling while maintaining a raw style of comedy. Known for his starring roles in Grudge Match, The Longest Yard and Taxi, come see Diaz’s onscreen talents live at the Irvine Improv.

¢ Known as the happiest 5K run, The Color Run makes its annual stop at Huntington Beach this October. This race combines paint with the message of healthiness, happiness and individuality and now stands as one of the largest running series throughout the world.

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¢ Being held at the historic Casino San Clemente, The Taste is now into its 27th year. Guests attending will enjoy wine tasting from local vineyards and sampling microbrews. This event will also hold a silent auction which will include over 40 baskets and gifts. www.scchamber.com

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CELEBRATE THE MENORAH LIGHTING AT OUTLETS AT SAN CLEMENTE December 17

¢ All ages are welcomed to celebrate the final night of Chanukah with a menorah lighting by the Chabad Jewish Center of San Clemente. The free event will feature many activities like arts and crafts, balloon making, dreidels and gelt. Refreshments and food items such as doughnuts and latkes will also be available. www.shoposc.com/events

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EXPERIENCE THE CHEF CHALLENGE AT ANAHEIM GARDENWALK October 22 ¢ Presented by Anaheim GardenWalk and sponsored by DiningOut Magazine and California Restaurant Association Foundation, attending guests will have access to sample signature dishes from all the participating restaurants from 3-5 p.m., and cast their vote for the best dish. The winning chef will receive professional grade knives and guests will have an opportunity to receive a number of prizes and giveaways. Enjoy free entertainment, music and art for the entire family. www.anaheimgardenwalk.com

GOIN NATIVE FALL FEST October 14 ¢ Get ready to eat, drink, plant and learn at this event, with only a $5 admission for those six years and older. Put on by Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens, an organization that helps people and plants thrive together, the event will have speakers, workshops, as well as craft beer, wine and food trucks. www.goinnative.net/fall-fest

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LAUGH WITH JOEY “COCO” DIAZ November 22

GET READY FOR TASTE OF SAN CLEMENTE November 3

¢ A Christmas tradition returns to Orange County this holiday season, as dancing soldiers, and of course those mischievous mice take over the Segerstrom Center stage. Prepare to be entertained by the numerous ballet dancers as they unfold Tchaikovsky's famous musical score.


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LISTEN TO THE CATALINA ISLAND JAZZTRAX FESTIVAL October 12-15 & 19-22

¢ Being held at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, over 20 restaurants, bakeries and local wineries and breweries take over the beautiful grounds to offer up their cuisines. Music will be put on by Family Style, a local R&B band brought back by popular demand.

¢ Known as the longest running smooth jazz festival in America, the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival is going into its 31st year. Venture into the Casino Ballroom and listen to two full weekends of jazz. Tickets are available in a single session, all day, as well as full weekend packages.

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GET SPOOKY AT THE DOHENY STATE BEACH HALLOWEEN HAUNT October 21

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¢ Established in 2007, alternative rock act The Maine has put out several successful albums and will be making a stop at the new House of Blues in Anaheim, located at the Anaheim Gardenwalk.

¢ This one day event will be held at the Newport Beach Civic Center and guests will be able to grab food and drinks while mingling with artists and craftspeople.

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SEE THE NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE December 13-17

¢ For five weekends, the famous Sawdust Festival grounds become a winter wonderland that will feature unique holiday shopping experiences in Orange County. Artists will show off their creations of everything from jewelry and clothing to various sculptures, paintings and photography.

¢ What’s better than enjoying festive holiday lights on the water? Watch as all the bayside homes, businesses and, of course, the boats go all out with their holiday decorations, which will feature everything from rooftop animated scenes to dancing christmas trees.

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GO TO NEWPORT BEACH ARTS FOUNDATION’S 14TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK October 14

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CLINK AT THE VINTAGE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL October 7

¢ Listed as one of Doheny’s most festive events of the year, this Halloween haunt promises to be a familyfriendly event while still promising spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone and educational booths. Bring out your best costumes and enjoy the free event. www.dohenystatebeach.org

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LISTEN TO THE LIVE MUSIC HARBOR CRUISE October 28

¢ Save the best cruise for last, as the Live Music Harbor Cruise sets sail for its last cruise of the season. Step aboard the 95-foot Dana Pride, as this event features two decks of seating along with a full bar serving cocktails, beer and wine. Bunch of Guys will be on hand to provide swingin’ live tunes. danawharf.com/live-music-cruise

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WATCH STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI AT CINÉPOLIS December 15 ¢ The force will be strong on this night, as the second installment of the recent Star Wars movie trilogy, The Last Jedi, is set to premiere in theaters nationwide. But why do the standard popcorn and candy deal when you can watch lightsabers duel while enjoying a glass of wine and sitting back in your luxury reclining seats? www.cinepolisusa.com

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COMPETE IN THE 2ND ANNUAL PACIFIC CITY PING PONG CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY October 14 ¢ Enter now to compete in the 2nd Annual Pacific City Ping Pong Challenge for Charity for a shot at the grand prize, a new professional Cornilleau ping pong table worth $1,500! Back by popular demand, the 2017 ping pong challenge is making its return to Pacific City in Huntington Beach this year with celebrities, sports stars and world class table tennis exhibitions by Pongstarz. In this large-scale open to all tournament, 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly towards American Cancer Society. www.gopacificcity.com


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BY LOCALS FOR LOCALS /// WHERE TO BE MONDAY-SUNDAY

MAKE HASTE

4G Ventures’ Hasty Honarkar Takes Us Through Her Perfect Week in OC

EXPERT: Hasty Honarkar CREDENTIALS: Vice President of 4G Ventures

MONDAY ¢ Time for a cut and some highlights! This adorable new salon in Corona del Mar is owned by the incredible Natalie Palomino. Bonus— they also do blowouts and lash extensions. northauthentic.com TUESDAY ¢ Taco Tuesday at Puesto is the best way to end a long work day. Their margaritas and tacos are top notch as well as their customer service. So happy to have them walking distance from the office! eatpuesto.com WEDNESDAY ¢ Time to burn off last night's overindulgence! I start the day early with cardio, followed by weight training to get my metabolism going. Afterwards, I jump into one of [Equinox’s] many yoga classes to help me get centered and ready for work. equinox.com THURSDAY ¢ Hidden gastropub [SideDoor] is located inside the historic Five Crowns in Corona del Mar. The artisanal cheese and charcuterie plates are reason enough to stop by, as well as their adorable English-style design. sidedoorcdm.com

FRIDAY ¢ Nobu's highly anticipated opening in Newport Beach exceeded expectations. Their sushi rolls are beautiful and their cocktail menu leaves you wanting more. You are guaranteed a five-star experience. This place is perfect for date night! noburestaurants.com SATURDAY ¢ After a long week, it's time for a stay-cation. Nothing compares to sunbathing on the beautiful and secluded deck at Sunset Cove Villas in Laguna Beach. With only eight villas, my privacy is never a concern. Their steps down to Sleepy Hollow Beach are a huge plus. sunsetcovevillas.com SUNDAY ¢ Time for brunch at the newly re-opened Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach! The Tiki-Chic vibes make me feel like I've been transported to the islands without the long flight. Their dishes are amazing and the new Tropical Libations menu is delicious and truly one of a kind. No visit is complete without the infamous Lapu Lapu! royalhawaiianlb.com

“Nothing compares to sunbathing on the beautiful and secluded deck at Sunset Cove Villas in Laguna Beach.”

4G VENTURES 8871 Research Dr Irvine, CA 92618 949.748.6100 www.4g-ventures.com Photoshoot Location: SUNSET COVE VILLAS 683 Sleepy Hollow Ln Laguna Beach, CA 92651 949.376.5396 www.sunsetcove.com

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FUN HAUS

Todd Bousman Walks Us Through His Perfect Week in Orange County

EXPERT: Todd Bousman CREDENTIALS: Coastal Modern Expert at Nook Real Estate; bouHAUS Properties

MONDAY ¢ Get the week started with Orangetheory Fitness. The great staff and crew helps you stay motivated to keep coming back. I then grab a coffee at Vacancy Coffee, then it’s off to work! orangetheoryfitness.com vacancycoffeebar.com TUESDAY ¢ I’ll hit up Wild Taco on my way for a surf check for breakfast tacos. After work, I’ll meet my wife and some friends for tacos and beers at the bar in Avila’s El Ranchito. Try the potato tacos! avilaselranchito.com WEDNESDAY ¢ bouHAUS client meetings over lunch at A Market. Test drive their BLTA—it won’t disappoint. My wife teaches Pure Barre in the evening, and if we don’t feel like cooking too late, we’ll grab sushi from a local spot, Sushi Sho. amarketnb.com purebarre.com THURSDAY ¢ Morning walk with my wife and dogs. On my way to meet clients, I’ll grab a cup of coffee from Pie-Not. Their savory pies are my go to for a

quick breakfast or lunch—try the Drover. pienot.com FRIDAY ¢ With this warm summer weather, I’ll take my Triumph for broker previews around Dover Shores and Eastside Costa Mesa. My wife and I head to dinner and drinks with friends. We switch it up, but like a few classics like SOCIAL Costa Mesa. triumphnewportbeach.com socialcostamesa.com SATURDAY ¢ Back in the orange zone at Orangetheory Fitness in the morning. Since we earned it, we hit Sidecar Doughnuts. If I’m not at an open HAUS on the weekend, then my wife and I take the dogs to Fashion Island or Lido Marina Village to cruise around and shop. sidecardoughnuts.com lidomarinavillage.com SUNDAY ¢ Walking around Back Bay with my dogs and family is a great way to start the day. We finish off the weekend at the Boathouse Collective with friends for great eats and possibly some live music. boathousecollective.com

“We switch it up, but like a few classics like SOCIAL Costa Mesa.”

TODD BOUSMAN Nook Real Estate; bouHAUS Properties 424 32nd St, Ste F Newport Beach, CA 92663 CalBRE# 01505371 949.533.8633 bouHAUS.com nookrealestate.com Photoshoot Location: SOCIAL COSTA MESA 512 W 19th St Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949.642.2425 www.socialcostamesa.com

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WELLROUNDED When He's Not Working, Ed Pajarito Is Enjoying All That OC Has to Offer

“With so much open space and great bike trails, the City of Irvine is starting to be a mecca for an avid cyclist.”

EXPERT: Ed Pajarito CREDENTIALS: General Manager at Astoria at Central Park West

MONDAY ¢ To start my week off, I sometimes set aside time at the end of the day to stop in at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Irvine for their manicure package. Some of my favorite services include the executive haircut, aromatic hot towel treatment and complete hand and nail service. Nothing sets the tone for the week for me than a good grooming treat. eighteeneight.com TUESDAY ¢ Tuesday night is always taco night for my wife and I–and there is no better place to be on Taco Tuesday than La Vida Cantina in Costa Mesa. It provides a great atmosphere to kick back and enjoy the evening. lavidacantina.com WEDNESDAY ¢ Wednesdays usually mean dinner at home, which is best when it includes a quick side trip after work to Astoria at Central Park West’s on-site, climate-controlled private wine cellar to pick up a select bottle (or two) from our private locker to go with whatever is cooking in the oven at home. AstoriaCPW.com THURSDAY ¢ After a heavy Wednesday dinner at home, I start my Thursdays in the company of Astoria’s in-house personal trainer, Tony Arreola of Total Body Project. I never tell Tony

what I had for dinner the night before because he tends to add a few more lunges into my routine for those extra slices of pot roast. totalbodyproject.com FRIDAY ¢ Friday night is date night for my wife and I. This often means dinner at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Costa Mesa. From the house margarita and seafood tower to the live piano music, you will never go wrong. It’s definitely my favorite way to kick-off the weekend. mastrosrestaurants.com SATURDAY ¢ With so much open space and great bike trails, the city of Irvine has become a mecca for an avid cyclist. My preferred ride is usually with the Bicycle Club of Irvine— one of the most well-run cycling clubs in the area. The club provides a great way to socialize and stay intune with what’s happening around the city. bikeirvine.org SUNDAY ¢ Sunday is family day for me. This means an outside patio brunch at Newport Beach Yacht Club. It’s definitely a great way to close off the week—especially if you can pull off a table with a waterfront view of the harbor while enjoying Chef Roberto’s Club Sandwich. newportbeachyachtclub.com

ASTORIA AT CENTRAL PARK WEST 401 Rockefeller Irvine, CA 92612 949.751.0250 www.astoriacpw.com

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PURR-FECT PICKS Kitty Canada Gives a Tour of Consignment in Orange County

EXPERT: Kitty Canada CREDENTIALS: Owner of The Find Consignments

MONDAY ¢ Twice the Style is my go-to shop. You have to go frequently. Like my shop, items fly out of there, so I’ll cruise by on my way to the bank or to pick up lunch. I like to shop local and resale— and who can tell it’s not new? 2xstyle.com TUESDAY ¢ [The Potting Shed] is a great shop where I go to get inspired to fix up my yard! I am definitely not a gardener, but I want my yard to look like I am! This place has such an eclectic mix of vintage and new items and I never leave without something to inspire me to get out and plant something. tpshomeandgarden.com WEDNESDAY

¢ I have to say [The Duchess

On Cambridge] is my ‘pretend house.’ I go here and just love the 1923 home that was recently restored and made into a home decor store. All of the rooms offer suggestions of how rooms can be utilized to their potential and they stock beautiful items as well as offer interior decorating services. theduchessoncambridge.com THURSDAY

¢ [The Filling Station] is my

favorite place to treat myself to breakfast. They have the best food and atmosphere. Plus they have great French toast. It’s a nice place to take

visitors and I can take my dogs on the porch if I want to. fillingstationcafe.com FRIDAY ¢ I have been a stalker of [Summer Hill Antiques & Design] for over 20 years now, and I’m grateful to its owner, Denise Jochec, for always lending an ear or helpful words of advice when I confessed that I wanted to own my own shop someday. I’ll shop here for a special lampshade to make my $8 lamp look like it didn’t cost $8! summerhillantiques.com SATURDAY

¢ [Dog Beach] is my happy

place. My zen, my yoga, my workout, my vacation, my laughter, my lazy, my time to unplug and get out of my own head. Everyone should come here, even if you don’t have a dog! Just watching other dogs is relaxing and enjoyable, plus the sun and waves aren’t bad either. dogbeach.org SUNDAY ¢ I usually try and wake up early to attend a swap meet. There is one on the second Sunday of the month called Driving Miz Daisy located at Saddleback College in Orange County. I go to reconnect with people who get what I do and understand the value in items that still have use left in them.

“I like to shop local and resale— and who can tell it’s not new?”

Photoshoot Location: THE FIND CONSIGNMENTS 400 West Coast Hwy Newport Beach, CA 92663 949.650.3463 1646 Superior Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949.873.5207 www.thefindconsignments.com

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From the Pages Of LOCALE SAN DIEGO

Bred WINNER

Del Mar Welcomes the World-Renowned Breeders’ Cup for the First Time WRITTEN BY: MATTHEW J. BLACK

Nearly $130 million will exchange hands on Nov. 3 and 4, and with all that cash on the line, you understand why the Breeders’ Cup is considered the Super Bowl and World Series all rolled into one.

The showcase horse racing event of the year arrives this November in San Diego, and enthusiasts are in for a thrill ride of celebrities, gambling and one of sport's finest events. For the first time, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has the honor of hosting the annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

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High fashion will meet a high profile crowd, featuring members of the Breeders’ Cup Celebrity Ambassadors Program like Bobby Flay, Elizabeth Banks and Kate Upton. Nearly $130 million will exchange hands on Nov. 3 and 4, and with all that cash on the line, you understand why the Breeders’ Cup is considered the Super Bowl and World Series all rolled into one. “Because there is so much prestige and so much money on the line, the racing is always the most important aspect of the day,” says Craig Dado, Executive VP and CMO of Del Mar. Thirteen Grade I races over two days will create magic of their own as horses from all over the world

compete for over $28 million in prize money. “I’ve learned to say thank you in many languages,” says Del Mar Mayor Terry Sinnott. Del Mar is readying itself, and sparing no expense to accommodate the cosmopolitan crowd. A $4.5 million facelift will bring in a new 8mm Daktronics video board, an additional 900 box seats and a Trackside Marquee and Chalet housing almost 2,000 guests. Over the course of 2017, 80 races held in 13 countries decide which horses will run in the Breeders’ Cup. “The top horse in the world, Arrogate, is very likely to run,” says Dado. The best of the best are coming to San Diego and there’s plenty for locals to enjoy. With over $75 million in anticipated economic impact, San Diego included a 5k run, golf tournament, Belly Up concerts and food and drink festivals in Del Mar. Festivities will occur all week, mingling San Diego’s finest with visitors from all over the world.

DEL MAR RACETRACK 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar, CA 92014 858.755.1141 www.dmtc.com

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HOME EXPERTS These People Are Here to Give You Some Home Inspo

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SHOP FOR YOUR HOME Eight Places to Shop for Home Accessories in SoCal

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COVER STORY Get to Know Jeff Lewis, Your Favorite Bravo TV Star

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AWAY EXPERTS You’re Trippin

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GRAND PRIX PERFORMANCE Get Your Car Ready for Your Next Adventure

Meet the Experts in All Things Travel, Adventure and Escape

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HUMANITARIAN PROFILE Potter’s Lane Wants to Solve the Homeless Crisis

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HOTEL PASEO Check Into This Hotel and Get Away

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HOME/AWAY GUIDE From A to Z, How to Bring the California Cool to You

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MODERNISM WEEK Get a Taste of Modernism Week at the Fall Preview

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WOMEN & WHISKEY

SURF & SAND RESORT 1555 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651 855.690.7114 www.surfandsandresort.com

Join us for our annual Women & Whiskey event on Nov. 9 at Surf & Sand Resort where we'll celebrate our fave women and our fave Glenfiddich whiskey.

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BUILDING THE CLOSET Design Your Dream Closet With California Closets

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Malden Station Apartments 250 W Santa Fe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832 | 866.634.9884 | www.maldenstation.com Photoshoot Locations: Room & Board 3309 Hyland Ave, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | 714.549.5995 | www.roomandboard.com

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F R O M D E S I G N E R S TO R E A LTO R S T H E S E S E V E N E X P E R T S A I M TO G E T Y O U R H O M E O N P O I N T WRITTEN BY: ERICA JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHED BY: NATHAN WHELAN, KRIZIA LOECHLE AND MATHEW MARTINEZ

Orange County is known for its beautiful homes, incredible lifestyle and diverse culture. We have the most beautiful stretch of coastline in California, bucolic countryside, mountains with incredible views to the ocean and the ultimate modern cities—who wouldn’t want to live out their dreams here? The following experts make dreams into reality every day. Whether you are looking for a new home or investing in your current one, these seven embody everything that makes Orange County the ultimate place to live.

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Mindy Gayer OWNER OF MINDY GAYER DESIGN CO.

think there is a huge push towards Q: When did you first people defining their own personal realize that you wanted style within the home. I always try to to design? focus on designing around classic, Mindy Gayer: I grew up timeless elements and mixing in immersed in design thanks to my items that add depth. mom’s love of home design, interiors and the like, but it took me trying on a Q: What is the first thing you tell a few other creative endeavors new client about design? before I landed in the interior MG: I ask, ‘What do you #GOALS design field. I love that it love and continually go • As a designer, encompasses both my love back to? Whatever that one of her of architecture and design, is, let’s hone in on those goals is to as well as developing close elements, and start to build help expand relationships with my clients. people’s vision your spaces around those of what their things and materials and Q: What makes designing home can concepts.’ Most clients for Orange County homes become. have a really strong ‘gut’ different from other areas? feeling about what they MG: I think Orange County BIG DREAMS love, even if they aren’t blends so many different • After entirely sure if it works or architectural styles, which opening a local how to tie it all together. letterpress makes it fun for a designer. stationery I have clients come to me Q: What elements would store in 2007, wanting to incorporate a you put into your own she fell in love myriad of design styles, dream home? with being an while still staying true MG: Lots of big, open entrepreneurial to our California roots— spaces, bright white walls, creative. blending clean aesthetics, classic millwork, one-of-atransitional interiors and kind light fixtures and the that beloved indoor/outdoor feel coziest linens, upholstery pieces that everybody is after. and accouterments. I’m a sucker for the classics, so a neutral home that Q: What are your favorite trends? feels like a breath of the fresh air the MG: I tend to gravitate toward more moment you step foot inside is the classic and timeless interiors and bee’s knees for me! trends, blending a mix of crisp and

clean along with pieces that have character and texture. These days, I Mindy Gayer Design Co. www.mindygayer.com | @mindygayer Photographed By: Nathan Whelan

Photoshoot Location: Room & Board 3309 Hyland Ave, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.549.5995 | www.roomandboard.com


Andrew Ilsley OWNER OF CANNERY VILLAGE CASEGOODS Q: How did you become a furniture designer? Andrew Ilsley: It was apparent that producing quality work would require a closer relationship between design and fabrication than is achievable in a traditional office setting. I decided to start my own shop in [the] early 2000s in a 100-year-old wood shop in the Cannery Village of Newport Beach. Q: What are your favorite materials to work with? AI: Working with unprocessed raw materials allows unique characteristics to be featured in a design—characteristics that are only present in that particular specimen. It used to be the norm to edit out irregularities but now they are highly valued for their uniqueness. I think we like to see evidence of where things come from and how they are made. Q: What are the emerging trends for homes in Orange County? AI: Now that so little is manufactured in the US, it can

be difficult to know where your products are being sourced from, their effect on the environment and how workers are being treated. Consumers are starting to demand more control over what goes into their homes by proactively choosing products that contribute to the common good. Q: What is your most important piece of advice for people that want to redesign the look of their home? AI: The best results are usually a product of quality-of-attention and time. Don’t be afraid to allow your curiosity and inspiration lead you in surprising directions and give your considerations time to develop. Q: What is your personal favorite piece of furniture? AI: I get excited by a well-placed towel hook! How much I like a piece is usually determined by how well it serves the space and the story it tells. As a general rule, a piece of furniture will only be as good as its fit in the context of the space.

TREE HUGGER • Andrew makes sure to build his furniture with environmental awareness at the forefront of his mind. THE GRADUATE • Andrew is an architecture graduate from UC Berkeley.

Photoshoot Location: Room & Board 3309 Hyland Ave, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.549.5995 | www.roomandboard.com Cannery Village Casegoods 2807 Villa Way, Newport Beach, CA 92663 510.502.4411 | www.cannerycasegoods.com Photographed By: Nathan Whelan


“Orange County is a destination for people from all over the world, and the success in what we do is the result of understanding how to provide a living experience that fulfills the combined expectations of aesthetics, quality, community, social living and technology.” —Bruno Viterbo

Photoshoot Location: Room & Board 3309 Hyland Ave, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.549.5995 | www.roomandboard.com

Bruno Viterbo

VP DESIGN, APARTMENT DESIGN STUDIO AT IRVINE COMPANY APARTMENTS

Q: How did you start working for the Irvine Company Apartments? Bruno Viterbo: I led a boutique interior design firm in New York and had the opportunity to work on some of the most iconic luxury hotels in the world. I’ve experienced first hand the way people live and what their aspirations are in places that have incredibly diverse cultures. This knowledge has proven to be very valuable in my work at Irvine Company because Orange County is a destination for people from all over the world, and the success in what we do is the result of understanding how to provide a living experience that fulfills the combined expectations of aesthetics, quality, community, social living and technology. Q: What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind in OC? BV: I grew up in Portugal, which has a coast that is very similar to Southern California—same ocean exposure, similar climate and attitudes. So I feel very much at home with the benefit that I have a whole new region to explore. I do love the opportunities to bike along the trails, and we have discovered some great food destinations! I usually tell Photographed By: Nathan Whelan

my friends around the world that this is a place where all the West Coast postcards are real. Q: How has apartment living evolved in Orange County? BV: Southern California has a long tradition as a market for high-quality apartment communities. The climate provides unique opportunities to create true indoor-outdoor experiences throughout the entire year. Most developers build on this tradition and in recent years we’ve seen a significant refinement of the “social living” aspects. Social media provides an additional layer to enhance the sense of community and how residents interact with one another. Q: How is Villas Fashion Island different than other luxury apartment communities? BV: Villas Fashion Island is unlike any apartment building anywhere. It offers elegance, a sense of style and a level of detail that is unmatched. The community excels at all the attributes of a luxury residence: a gated arrival, valet parking, ultra high-end amenities like the fitness center, the cafe, the dining club, the lounge and the business center. It provides an elegant lifestyle reminiscent of a sophisticated resort.

BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED • “True beauty is always unusual” was a French phrase Viterbo heard from his mother growing up. “To me, that meant that in order for something to be truly special, we can never grasp it entirely,” he added. LUXURY LIVING Apartment Living Essentials, According to Viterbo • Premium Finishes • High-end Fitness Centers • Memorable Social Activity Hubs

Villas Fashion Island 1000 San Joaquin Plaza Newport Beach, CA 92660 888.714.8234 www.irvinecompanyapartments.com


Photoshoot Location: Room & Board 3309 Hyland Ave, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.549.5995 | www.roomandboard.com

Lynn O'Briskie OWNER OF UP BY DESIGN

kitchen appliances are popping up Q: How did you get everywhere and as we continue to started in interior design? see brass hardware and lighting in Lynn O'Briskie: I believe the kitchen; the combination with that lifeless and poorly black is stunning. designed spaces make most people, including myself, feel depressed Q: What is the first thing and unmotivated. Because that you tell a new client I am so influenced by my DAILY MOTTO about design? • Lynn’s favorite surroundings, I decided LB: I encourage my new quote is, “Great years ago that I wanted clients to view prior design is a to be part of the solution projects on our website for good book by showing clients how ideas, but I gently remind you can’t put transforming a space can them that each photo is a down.” change your outlook. representation of someone else’s vision. My goal is to MAKING THE Q: How has the popularity BAND create a design that reflects of home renovation shows • Lynn has your personal style. helped your business? LB: People are now more open to unique and creative ideas, such as bold wallpaper and moving away from design styles lacking individuality.

always been artistic, and even played in several bands before she went into interiors.

Q: What are some of the emerging trends for Orange County homes? LB: I’m happy that vibrant, rich colors on walls, accessories and furniture are taking center stage as all-neutral rooms take a back seat for a while! Matte slate and black Up By Design 949.783.9830 | www.upbydesign.com

Q: What are your plans for the future of Up By Design? LB: Interior designers and decorators can sometimes come across as intimidating, especially for those that have a smaller budget. Being approachable and flexible is important to me. I love what I do, and I hope I can continue to encourage those interested in transforming their space to take the leap and give Up By Design a try.

Photographed By: Nathan Whelan


Elizabeth McDonald PROPERTY MANAGER OF MALDEN STATION APARTMENTS Q: How did you start working for Malden Station Apartments? Elizabeth McDonald: An old friend of mine in the property management world referred me to Pinnacle. Pinnacle was in the process of acquiring Malden Station. When I interviewed with the Regional Manager, Flavia Risiglione, she thought I would be a great fit and hired me for Malden Station.

Q: What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind in Orange County? EM: I’m a huge fan of Disneyland, there is always something fun and different to explore. It’s one of my favorite places in the whole world.

Q: What has been your absolute favorite part of working at Malden Station Apartments? EM: I love the location, the residents are wonderful and it has been so awesome getting to know them! I’m also new to a mid-rise property so it has been an exciting learning experience.

Q: Where do you see Malden Station Apartments in 10 years? EM: In 10 years, I think Malden will be a huge part of the community. We love being involved in our city.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? EM: Accept the challenges that come to you with an open heart and look at them as an opportunity to learn and grow.

EXPERIENCE ALL THE PERKS • Malden Station Apartments come furnished and there is a free shuttle service that runs all day to and from Fullerton College. A HOT SPOT TO LIVE • Malden Station offers a 24-hour fitness center, resort-style pool, property-wide WiFi and grilling stations for fun barbecues all year around.

Malden Station Apartments 250 W Santa Fe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832 866.634.9884 | www.maldenstation.com

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“We understand having someone else in your home can be a private and personal experience and that’s not something that we take lightly.” —Brock Meintel

Photoshoot Location: Room & Board 3309 Hyland Ave, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.549.5995 | www.roomandboard.com

Chris Milosch & Brock Meintel SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AND CMO AT SAYCLEAN Q: How did you get started in the cleaning business? Chris Milosch: We noticed, that for the most part, cleaning companies were either family owned and operated or they were tech companies acting as a cleaning service, essentially a communication platform. We saw an opportunity in the middle where we could take some of the benefits of both scenarios and add even more value. Q: What is the first thing you tell people about your service? Brock Meintel: Communication is key! No two homes are exactly the same and everyone seems to have a different eye. Tell us what areas of your home are most important to you so that we can exceed your expectations. If we don’t get it 100 percent perfect the first time, let us know. Q: What makes SayClean different from other cleaning services in Orange County? BM: We have 24-hour phone support,

online quote request and text/email appointment reminders that let you know exactly who is coming to your home and when they will be there. We understand having someone else in your home can be a private and personal experience and that’s not something that we take lightly. Q: What are your plans for the future of SayClean? CM: We have a product line of all natural cleaning products coming soon as well as our recent launch of our VIP Club. The VIP Club offers monthly promotions including a chance to win free home cleans, additional home services and our ‘SayClean Stickies’ program that easily allows customers to communicate areas in their home that need extra attention. We have beach cleans ups, trail clean ups and a few other community activities in the works too.

BFFS • Chris and Brock met in college and became lifelong friends. COLLECT TIPS • After the cleaning, check out their blog for helpful tips on how to ensure your home or office stays in pristine condition.

SayClean 23322 Peralta Dr, Ste 1 Laguna Hills, CA 92653 949.375.3305 www.sayclean.com

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John & Tyler Stanaland REALTORS FOR HÔM SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Q: You have an incredible legacy in the real estate industry in Orange County. What does it mean to you to carry on the family name? John Stanaland: Having come from a long line of local family history, it is important to me and I believe with Tyler Stanaland, the legacy is in good hands and will be carried on. Tyler Stanaland: Carrying on the family name is an incredible opportunity and responsibility. I have some big shoes to fill, but am lucky enough to be mentored and taught by the best in the business—my dad. Q: What are your favorite places to relax and unwind in Orange County? JS: That's a hard question. There are so many options. My favorites though are the beach and a good sunset, my boat, the Renaissance ClubSport, Cafe Heidelberg and, last but not least, The Montage. TS: My favorite place to unwind has and always will be the beaches of Laguna. It's a really unique and beautiful stretch of coastline and I'm lucky enough to have been born and raised on its shores. Q: You represent the ultimate in OC homes. Do you still get surprised by what these homes have to offer? JS: Yes! I love what I do and I am still often surprised by the amazing and unique homes I am fortunate enough to represent. TS: I'm still young to the business compared to someone like my HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty 32356 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 John Stanaland CalBRE# 01223768 | Tyler Stanaland CalBRE# 01884217 949.689.9047 | homgroup.com | johnstanaland.com 66 LOCALE MAGAZINE

dad, and constantly in awe and amazed by the incredible homes our community has to offer. Q: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? JS: Always stay true to your word. Do what you say you are going to do and put your client’s interests before your own. TS: My dad's always shown me the importance of integrity, both personally and in business. A successful real estate career is about creating long term business relationships with clients and that’s rooted in being trustworthy and hardworking. Q: Laguna Beach just celebrated its 90th year. What is your favorite Laguna Beach memory? JS: Being born and raised here, as well as raising my children here, there are so many. I was fortunate enough to grow up in an ocean front property on Victoria Beach. I grew up and am raising my children and doing all of the same with them. In my opinion, there is no better place to live on the planet. TS: It's hard to narrow down my experiences in Laguna Beach to just one, but like my dad, most of my favorite memories are from the beach as well. He taught me to skimboard and surf basically before I could swim. As I got older I was lucky enough to pursue a professional surf career and travel the world and I can absolutely attribute that success to the early days in the water my dad.

Photoshoot Location: Room & Board 3309 Hyland Ave, Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.549.5995 | www.roomandboard.com

Photographed By: Krizia Loechle

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY • John says that social media has become an important tool to market a home that’s for sale. WHAT’S NEXT FOR OC HOMES? • As for the next generation of home buyers, John believes it will continue to be buyer specific. “It all ultimately depends on what type of lifestyle, view, home type, size and style people are looking for,” he said.


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Orange County City Life 720 E Imperial Hwy Brea, CA 92821 714.255.9696 www.citylifehome.com

Los Angeles DACHA 1219 Highland Ave Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.545.8990 www.dachainteriors.com

Palm Springs Soukie Modern The Shops at Thirteen Forty Five 1345 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 www.soukiemodern.com

Orange County The Found Shop 122 N Harbor Blvd, Ste 105 Fullerton, CA 92832 714.252.8551 www.thefoundshop.com

Los Angeles Room & Board 8707 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 310.736.9100 www.roomandboard.com

San Diego Pigment 3801 30th St San Diego, CA 92104 619.501.6318 www.shoppigment.com

Palm Springs Flow Modern 768 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.322.0768 www.flowmodern.com

#HomeInspo Shop at These Hot-Spots to Make Your Home the Flyest on the Block WRITTEN BY: FRANCY LOPEZ

Looking for a custom-made chair to settle into, a hand-stitched pillow to cuddle with or a refurbished chandelier to accent your home? Well, search no further than these eight places across Southern California for that perfect home piece, whatever it may be! Regardless if your style is homey and rustic, or modern and edgy, you are guaranteed to find something within these stores that offer next level home decor. Though all different, these spots vow to bring your home only the best, and aim to give you the quality you deserve.

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San Diego Graffiti Beach Boutique 2220 Fern St San Diego, CA 92104 858.433.0950 www.shopgraffitibeach.com


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Nice Guy JEFF LEWIS OF "FLIPPING OUT" TALKS FATHERHOOD, SUCCESS AND WHAT'S NEXT

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On a typical Los Angeles summer day, the temperature is as hot as the property values and the newest vegan restaurant down the street. There isn’t a cloud in the sky and hipsters, high-rollers and tourists are navigating the streets on their various missions. Nestled in the hills, Jeff Lewis of Bravo’s “Flipping Out” is busy being a jack of all trades. The OC native has adapted to the “can’t stop, won’t stop” mentality that is oh-so LA: he is a TV star, a thriving entrepreneur and new father with partner Gage Edward. He is in his element, but not without the side effects that seem to be a part of the job description of being a celebrity.

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Jeff Lewis www.jefflewiscompany.com @jljefflewis Home Provided By: Gibson International 11538 San Vicente Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049 310.820.0195 www.gibsonintl.com Listing Agent: Lisa Pierce CalBRE# 01831184 310.922.9784 Photoshoot Location: 8416 Grand View Dr Los Angeles, CA 90046

Apparel Provided By: Douglas Fir www.west3rdstreet.com/douglas-fir Shoes Provided By: John Varvatos www.johnvaravatos.com

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Sweater & Jeans Provided By: Douglas Fir www.west3rdstreet.com/douglas-fir Shirt Provided By: Friar Tux Shop www.friartux.com

PANTS ON FIRE • Lewis’ biggest pet peeves? When people lie and when they are cheap! ONE OF THE GREATS • Lewis’ design icons are Thom Filicia, Nate Berkus and Joanna Gaines.

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FROM SPENDING HIS FRIDAYS ON THE BEACHES OF

CORONA DEL MAR WITH HIS MOM IN THE SUMMERS,

TO FOLLOWING HIS DAD AROUND WORK, LEWIS HAD A HAPPY CHILDHOOD. “WHAT I APPRECIATE ABOUT

ORANGE COUNTY IS THAT IT WAS JUST A VERY CLEAN, SAFE PLACE TO GROW UP AND BE A KID. I FELT LIKE

I HAD FREEDOM. YOU NEVER HAD TO WORRY. I FELT

VERY INDEPENDENT,” HE SAID WITH AN ASSUREDNESS

THAT WAS SOURCED FROM FAR OFF, FOND MEMORIES.

While looking back, he stressed that it wasn't necessarily his surroundings that led him to where he is now. “We are influenced by our parents. My dad wanted me to be an attorney,” he said. I couldn’t disagree that he would have been a fantastic lawyer. But, after changing his major multiple times to topics like prelaw and political science, it was an elective that really stuck. In order to fulfill an art requirement, Lewis signed up for an interior design course, figuring that it would be the easiest. Instead, he fell in love with it. The class sparked an interest that he never realized existed.

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Still speaking to the past, Lewis’ relationship with his father and the lessons that he learned are pivotal, not only to his success, but how he approaches balancing his career and being a father himself. “My dad had a big influence on me. He is a very hard worker, very smart and adaptable.” Aside from his nine to five, Lewis' dad had three other jobs, and was always emphasizing the value of getting things done and understanding how money works. “I never knew anything else. It is the norm to work late, to work weekends.” In hindsight, Lewis digressed that his dad “could have had a bit more balance. There could have been a little bit more family time.” But he was quick to retrieve the value of his father’s training. “Kids are deprived of important

information,” he explained. With pride, he sat up a bit straighter and expressed with a genuine tone of appreciation that “whatever his faults were, my dad raised three, self-sufficient, independent boys.” When it comes to raising his own little girl, Monroe, the focus has shifted even more so to working smarter as opposed to harder. “Now, we don’t have a choice. There is only so much time in the day. I want to spend time with the baby and be involved. I want to be there when she wakes up in the morning and I want to be there when she goes to bed.” He lovingly recounts moments that have made him realize how important that extra time can be. “I’ve started giving her her morning bottle, and I swear, it’s a bonding process that I didn't realize I was missing until now.” And Monroe is so full of life and baby-blissful joy that it is no wonder that Lewis feels the urge to be with her more often. “I'm trying to pay attention to what her interests are, and right now it's music. She likes to sing. Oh, and she likes books. Maybe she’ll be a librarian,” he joked as he rolled his eyes.

“I THINK PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS SURPRISED WHEN THEY MEET ME THAT I AM A NICE PERSON.” —JEFF LEWIS

At this point in his life, Lewis has developed a greater sense of appreciation, not just for his family, “but for every dollar that comes through my hands,” he admitted. “I do feel very blessed.

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“LISTEN, I CAN BE NARCISSISTIC, BUT I DON'T THINK I AM THE SELFOBSESSED ASSHOLE THAT SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT I AM.” —JEFF LEWIS

I took a good hard look at my success and realized it was all about opportunity. You have to recognize it and take advantage. And, I ask for what I want. I'm not ashamed.” That opportunism and honesty has paid off. “People will posture and pretend that they're more successful. That blocks opportunities. By me asking for help, the opportunities will show up. I'm not embarrassed to say, ‘I don't have all the money to do this deal.’ I find that people are willing to work with you to figure out the solution. They respect someone who comes up and flat out puts it all out on the table. I just pitch and pitch and pitch until somebody bites.” And boy, do they bite. When those projects do take off, Lewis has developed a system that avoids the speed bumps and roadblocks that he has encountered throughout the years. “Every project is different and you are attracted to each project for different reasons.” One major factor that comes into play is the clients. “There are people that are never happy, and when people are unhappy, especially in their marriage, they have a baby or buy a new house. It’s a distraction that they think will help, but it makes it worse.” Having witnessed two clients’ divorces occur as the result of a flip, Lewis and Edward have perfected vetting people. He is a researcher at heart. “I am just naturally inquisitive,” and it makes the job a lot less messy. Lewis’ aesthetic has a definite California vibe. It is somewhat versatile, leaning a bit more contemporary. He calls it “traditional with an edge.” Those who watch his show can attest to his taste. It has led to the development of the Jeff Lewis Company, which has pumped out impressive product lines such as tiles, barn doors, rugs and paint

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colors, of which will be relaunched in the fall with 20 more colors and at a lower price. He hopes to get into lighting, but some kinks need to be smoothed out first. As problems are identified, Lewis is quick to search for solutions. He wants to fix what isn't working. Blame it on his Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), but it gives him a competitive edge amongst his peers. “My need for cleanliness and order and perfection has helped me build what I think is a good quality product. I see things that other people do not see and it is a little to the extreme.” He is confident, proud and unwavering, and that really is how it should be in this industry. The same cannot be said of some of his past employees. He’s been doing this a long time, so when someone comes in thinking they know all the answers and lacks true grit and passion, Lewis is all about weeding out the weaklings. “I think what is important to me, number one, is work ethic. I had a real problem with young people that don't necessarily have an appreciation for the job or the money.” There is this sense of entitlement that he cannot stand, having worked his tail off for years, day in and day out. “No more millennials. The last two people I hired are in their 50s and 60s. They work hard and will do what it takes. Instead, these kids want to camp for two weeks and make enough money to pursue other interests. I need people that are willing to make concessions. You need people that are on your same wavelength.” Recently, Lewis lost two valuable employees, one of six years (Vanina) and one of 18 years (Zoila). He paused, looking off into the stunning view with a furrowed brow. “Those were two people I really leaned on.” But there is no

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time to lament. There are simply not enough hours in the day. A good part of those busy days is documented for the world to see. Filming the show for so many years has allowed for Lewis to grow accustomed to the cameras. “The show is me living my life and running my business. I'm not selfedited. I've said a lot of things that I shouldn't have, and that means I am too comfortable with the cameras.” It takes a lot of energy to edit yourself, and after the initial stress and insecurity wore off, great television ensued. Fast forward to the 10th season, and Lewis seems unphased. However, what makes for good television also makes for typecast judgments. Misconceptions are part of the reason celebrities maintain that allure that makes everyone on the outside think that what they see on screen is reality. Viewers decide, season after season, who they love to hate and who they hate to love. “I think people are always surprised when they meet me that I am a nice person. I think that, unfortunately, there is the person you are at work and the person that you are after work. The show is called ‘Flipping Out,’ so anytime I lose my temper, it is guaranteed to be on screen. People don't realize that I am more rational and nicer than what the show depicts.” He doesn’t believe in trick-editing. “Listen, I can be narcissistic, but I don't think I am the self-obsessed asshole that some people think that I am.” But leave it to Lewis to be unapologetic and real. “Actually, I was kind of a dick 10 years ago, so I’ve had an evolution. It's growing up, it’s maturity.” In this reflection lies a sincerity that can be lost on those who watch the show. “You know, I don't really like confrontation. It's just unfortunate that some people take you there.” With all of the colorful personalities that make up the industry, there are individuals that will not respect you without some push-back. “I worry that one day

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I will lose my temper in front of [Monroe], but then, on the other hand, I want her to learn that if people are not treating you well, and you try to respond in a nice way and they don't, and you have to lose your temper, that's life! Like, ‘Oh, you’re gonna continue walking all over me and you're not going to listen to me until I fucking lose it and start screaming at you?’ It happens a lot. It’s a part of life and a part of business.” When I met with Lewis at the start of the interview, I didn’t know what to expect. I had seen the show and had some idea of how this would go. Season 10 was about to air, and the usual flip-outs were all over the promos, promising to keep fans grabbing for the popcorn and cringing at the shade being thrown left and right, and so articulately! In the stillness amidst the Hollywood Hills, I was taken by surprise. The more we spoke, those assumptions I had were made immediately invalid. My nerves were met with a kind attentiveness that made me feel as though I was chatting with an old friend.

HOMING PIGEON • Lewis is obsessed with directions and routes and how to get to your destination quicker. Just like “The Californians” on SNL, he knows the best routes around LA, and is always offering unsolicited directions to anyone that will listen.

As we wrapped things up, I asked Lewis about any upcoming vacation plans. “We literally do not go on vacation!” I couldn’t believe it, but when he explained his reasoning it all made sense. “It’s not the cost of the trip, but more what it costs to leave business for a week. Not to be negative, but I have a window. I feel like the window is open, and I don't know how much longer these opportunities will keep coming through that window. I want to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible. When that window slams shut, then we’ll go on vacation.” I couldn't have imagined a more perfect response from someone who lives and breathes love for what they do, who they are and what they represent. So, when the time comes for Jeff Lewis to call it a day and lounge on a boat in the South of France, I wish him a “Bon Voyage!”

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BE PRIX-PARED Get Tips From the Pros on Preparing for Your Next Road Trip WRITTEN BY: RACHELLE CANO PHOTOGRAPHED BY: ED VISIONS

Road trips are always a fun way to spend some time away from home. You can always just jump in your car, start blasting some music and make your way out onto the open road, but maybe it’s best to take a step back and have your ride checked out to make sure you don’t find yourself on the side of that road. That’s when popping in to see our friends at Grand Prix Performance is a good idea.

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For nearly 50 years, Grand Prix Performance has been helping Orange County locals with all of their automotive needs. Recently we sat down with Jessica Palanjian Rankin, whose family owns Grand Prix Performance, to chat about the best way to get your vehicle road trip ready. “As one of the top high performance tire and wheel shops on the West Coast, we can definitely help you get ready for a fun and safe trip. Since my father founded the company in 1971, our heritage of innovation and excellence in the automotive industry has translated to more satisfying experiences for our customers, which is of course our ultimate goal,” said Rankin. Rankin also recommends a pre-road trip tire inspection. “Your tires are your only connection to the road, so it’s our recommendation to get them inspected before you head out of town” she said. “Proper tire inflation is key to a

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safe journey. We always check the spare as well because there is nothing worse than finding out you have a useless spare tire when you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere,” Rankin said with a smile. Dark, starry nights are wonderful once you’ve set up your tent, but when driving you definitely want to be able to see the road and not have to worry about your car. A quick mechanical and visual check is a good next step. Make sure your fluid levels are topped off, your brakes are working properly and your lights and wiper blades are in good shape. Regarding possible emergencies, Rankin's advice is to “be a good Boy or Girl Scout and make sure you have an emergency kit ready.” She recommends having flashlights, flares, a medical kit and fire extinguisher. “And while you’re in safety mode,” she explained, “make sure you have a tire iron, a phone charger, a blanket or two and plenty of bottled water as well.” You want your trip to feel spontaneous, but you definitely want your route to be solid. So, decide on your preferred navigation tools. Rankin recommends saving Google Maps for offline use, or printing some routes out in advance in case you hit a spot with no cell reception. Happy travels!

GRAND PRIX PERFORMANCE'S ROAD TRIP READY SERVICES • Free Tire Inspection • Free Brake Inspection • Free Alignment Check • Tires and Wheels • Window Tinting • Oil Change • Fluids Check • Snow Chains & Cables • Car Wash

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eye out for Grand Prix Performance’s new bespoke wheel line that is designed and manufactured right here in Costa Mesa by Rankin’s ubertalented wheel producer brother, Alex Palanjian.

For nearly 50 years, Grand Prix Performance has been helping Orange County locals with all of their automotive needs.


ST E V E H A R DIN G DIR E CTOR OF E XT E R N A L R E LAT ION S

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME POTTER’S LANE BELIEVES EVERY LIVING BEING, VETERANS ESPECIALLY, DESERVE A HOME

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“Our mission is to house the homeless. We want to see this duplicated whether we do it or not. We are not trying to build an empire—we want to try to find solutions.” — STE VE HA R D I N G

IF YOU WERE TO DRIVE PAST POTTER’S LANE, YOU MIGHT THINK THAT IT’S A TRENDY SPOT TO PICK UP A COFFEE OR BROWSE FOR CUTE ACCESSORIES. It’s colorful, clean

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WE HAVE A WINNER – Potter’s Lane has won numerous awards including five Awards of Merit for the PCBC’s Golden Nugget Awards showcasing projects across the nation as well as the 2017 award for Best Affordable Housing Project. THE STRONG, SILENT TYPE – Structurally, the containers used for Potter’s Lane are 106 times the strength required in residential homes, are top rated for energy-efficiency and are virtually soundproof.


Nonprofit American Family Housing developed Potter’s Lane from single-use, steel shipping containers. There are 16 custom units that were meticulously converted into 480-square-foot studio apartments by GrowthPoint Structures. These homes come furnished and have TVs, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, linens—everything one needs in the home. There is a common area, a patio with a barbecue and a vegetable garden. In addition, the veterans also receive life-changing services such as case management, counseling, job services and computer training and rents are largely subsidized.

SAFE AND SOUND – A UC Irvine study found that providing permanent supportive housing to the chronically homeless—those with a significant history of homelessness and an identified disability— could save the taxpayers of Orange County close to $42 million annually.

Homelessness in Orange County is on the rise, with 340 more homeless counted in 2017 than only two years before. For Steve Harding, a former Captain in the OC Sheriff’s Department who is now Potter’s Lane’s Director of External Relations, the project was not only one of compassion, it is common sense. “Even if your heart doesn’t tell you to help these people, your pocketbook should. It’s very expensive to have folks out on the street. It costs $45,000 per year to put a person in housing as opposed to $85,000 per year in emergency services for those living on the street.” The fact is that Orange County spends $300 million per year for services to the homeless. Many of our unsheltered homeless are veterans and they are more likely to be homeless in Orange County. Potter’s Lane provides a permanent home for those who have served as well as providing a sense of community, which provides a much needed feeling of safety. Pets are also welcome—many homeless would not even consider going anywhere without their beloved companion. As Harding points out,

“There are people that sleep in their clothes because they think that at any moment, they will be told to move on. This is their home for life if they want to stay. All we ask is that you respect the other residents and maintain the environment that is provided.” Like any other communal living situation, there are guidelines that need to be followed but they are drawn with generous strokes. Adds Harding, “Most of these veterans are very service focused, work well with structure and love being part of a team. We have meetings where anyone can bring up any issues they may have. We also have dinners and barbecues and sometimes live music.” Many businesses and individuals have been delighted to come forward to contribute to the project. Wells Fargo, Home Depot, US Bank, Pacific Premier Bank, and others have donated funds, goods and volunteers to the cause. Students from local high schools and UC Irvine and even Eagle Scout groups have come out and volunteered time and muscle to bring it all together. The future will bring more communities like Potter’s Lane and planning is underway to develop similar projects in Los Angeles and Santa Ana. There are an unlimited amount of containers and since the project can be completed so quickly— Potter’s Lane took only six months— it will be considered the ultimate solution for many US cities looking to mitigate the issue of homelessness. Harding put it simply; “Our mission is to house the homeless. We want to see this duplicated whether we do it or not. We are not trying to build an empire—we want to try to find solutions.”


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HOTEL PASEO 45-400 Larkspur Ln Palm Desert, California 92260 760.340.9001 www.hotelpaseo.com

Destination VACATION Hotel Paseo is About to Be Your Favorite Palm Desert Getaway

WRITTEN BY: AMEIHIA TURINGAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY: GEORGE DUCHANNES

Known as a city where “snowbirds” come to escape the cold of winter, Palm Desert is adding a new place for them to relax in. Hotel Paseo, the newest venture in Palm Desert, invites you to check in for a stay at its establishment. Nestled in the Coachella Valley, Hotel Paseo is the first luxury hotel to be built in Palm Desert in 30 years. The Autograph Collection hotel contains an array of amenities and experiences to guarantee that you’ll have an enjoyable time. “[Ten years ago], our owners saw that there was something missing in the El Paseo shopping district; they thought that a luxury hotel could anchor and complement the shopping area,” said General Manager Gil Reyes. Described as an “homage to the effortless style of the Golden Era” by Reyes, the hotel is meant to provide a warm and fun environment that “empower[s] visitors and locals to find their path.” Inside the hotel, guests can check into one of the 150 rooms or the renovated 25-foot vintage 1950s Airstream Cruiser trailer located on the backyard lawn. All rooms are decorated with local artwork and equipped with smart TVs to stream Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and YouTube. “It's uniquely in a position to incorporate modern technology to the overall guest experience,” said Reyes. Along with the lodgings, the hotel boasts a spa, restaurant, fitness center and pool. At the spa, you can relax with couples massages, manicures and pedicures. To eat, guests will be served breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour at Chef Andrew Copley, Juliana Copley and Tony Marchese’s AC3 Restaurant + Bar, which specializes in new American cuisine with global twists and serves cocktails, California craft beers and wine. The hotel also has an expansive workout room featuring new equipment, bicycles, morning yoga and tai chi classes as well as a pool to help guests burn off a few calories. After swimming a few laps, you can treat yourself to the cabana bar or play lawn games with the bocce ball court, cornhole or shuffle board. If you decide to venture out and soak in the desert sun, the hotel is located right in the premium shopping, dining and art gallery destination of El Paseo. Reyes recommends that visitors also watch performances at the McCallum Theater, see animals at The Living Desert and play golf at Desert Willow Golf Resort, as all three will have a partnership with the hotel. With all these incredible amenities close at hand, what are you waiting for?

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• To expand the workout room, the hotel added the 1950s Airstream Cruiser for extra lodging. The trailer was restored by David Winick and will undoubtedly be a signature element of hospitality (and Instagram posts).

BLOCK PARTY • Every first weekend from November to May, Palm Desert hosts a city-wide celebration event that features art and cultural activities.


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HOW TO STYLE YOUR HOME AND TRAVEL FROM A TO Z WITH THIS SOCAL GUIDE Written By: Emily Torres and Ameihia Turingan

Whether you’re looking to revamp your interiors or escape on vacation, getting some inspo is always essential. Maybe you enjoy bringing your travels home and decorating with unique pieces from far away lands. Maybe you like to fill your kitchen with designer appliances. Or maybe you have your interior design dialed and are just looking to get out of town and relax on a beach for a few days. Whatever your desires are, we got you covered in our Home and Away guide.

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Art for Your Cart DECORATE YOUR BAR CART WITH THESE ARTSY ESSENTIALS

u Spruce up your space with bold frames and eye-catching art. Not only will this serve as a picturesque backdrop while you’re pouring your favorite drink, but it will also add that perfect artsy addition to your home.

Bar Cart

u Trend alert! Bar carts are the hottest item to have in your home these days. Add some flair with a gold-trimmed cart and add some metallic-themed decor throughout for extra style.

NAPKINS Meri Meri $6.50 The Balvenie

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STRAWS Party Partners $5.95

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LET’S CELEBRATE DISH Mudpie $39.50

PROFILE FRAMES $59-$99 Room & Board roomandboard.com

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BRIXTON BAR CART $799 Room & Board roomandboard.com

Where’s the Party? wheresthepartyoc.com

Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey

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CLAMSHELL JULEP STRAINER Twelve24 $20

Hendrick’s Gin

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JAPANESE JIGGER Cocktail Kingdom $10 MACH 2 MIXING GLASS Twelve24 $42 SPEEDY PEELER $13 DIAMOND CUT OLD FASHIONED GLASS Hardstrong $19.95 TEARDROP BARSPOON 30CM Twelve24 $24

Milagro

milagrotequila.com

The Mixing Glass the-mixing-glass. shoplightspeed.com

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LOUISE VASES $35-$95 Pelago Palm Springs pelagopalmsprings. com

GOLD LANTERNS $32-$52 Bungalow 56 Interiors bungalow56.com

DREAM HOME DECOR Go to Marc Pridmore for a Fresh Look From luxury dining sets to upscale office decor, Marc Pridmore's 42,000-squarefoot showroom is our destination for interior design and decor. Based in Costa Mesa, Marc Pridmore offers classic, yet current, furnishings perfect for your dream home.

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Chandeliers

u Catch your guests’ eyes from the moment they walk in with an elegant entryway chandelier. You can’t go wrong with a beautiful light fixture that shines radiantly.

Designer Kitchen Accessories

u Live like you’re in Italy everyday with Dolce & Gabbana’s “Sicily Is My Love” kitchen collection in collaboration with SMEG. Symbols of Mount Etna, friezes, bright red cherries and lemons adorn the brand new collection’s toasters to slow juicers.

Embroidery

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couches and beds. Give your lounging spaces personality with different needlework designs.

marcpridmoredesigns.com

Farmhouse Decor

u If Chip and Joanna Gaines are #goals, then farmhouse decor should be your style go-to. What better way to brighten up your home than with some barn doors or lanterns? Add in some farmhouse classics to bring the southern vibes to California.

Gold Accents

u Gold is the new black. Opt for gold-legged side tables, gold frames, gold lamps or these gold trimmed vases for a touch of elegant edge.

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Home Away from Home Balboa Bay Resort meritagecollection. com/balboabayresort Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa indianwells.regency. hyatt.com

Travel Influences

Leather Travel Case Set, $110 Cuyana, cuyana.com

USE INSPIRATION FROM YOUR VACATIONS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME, AND MAKE EVERY DAY A GETAWAY.

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LE SUD OVERNIGHT $215 Cuyana cuyana.com

Home Away from Home Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa u Experience the comforts of your home—a plush bed and cozy decor—with a twist: a luxury spa and pools, championship golf course and multiple restaurants. Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa offers an experience beyond any staycation we could have ever imagined. Balboa Bay Resort u We love to sip our morning coffee with a waterfront view at Balboa Bay Resort. This luxury— yet—casual resort in Newport Beach offers the best of both

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SOUKIE CERAMIC CANDLE $150 Soukie Modern soukiemodern.com HAMSA TUNISIAN CERAMIC BOWL $44 The Souk thesoukmb.com

worlds: outdoor sports, stand-up paddleboarding and a top-notch spa and wine selection. We will see you there.

International Influence u Make your space an homage to travels abroad. Keep a vintage globe in your office, decorate your kitchen in Moroccan decor to inspire flavorful dishes or place candles with colorful markings throughout your home.

Jet Away

u When we leave home, we like to travel in style. We love trendy passport holders and large carryons to fit all our in-flight essentials.

Make your space an homage to travels abroad.


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ACCENT TABLE LAMP $1,885 Kelly Wearstler kellywearstler.com

Finishing Touches COMPLETE YOUR HOME’S LOOK WITH THESE MUST-HAVE ITEMS.

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Neutrals Kitchen Essentials

u No kitchen is complete without a top of the line oven, elegant, porcelain ramekins reminiscent of French patisseries, a cast-iron skillet that speaks to a rustic and plenty of greenery.

Lamps

u Whether you go one with a crystal element or a wooden base, lamps are a great way to bring some light into your home.

Message Boards

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family and friends with message boards. We love to keep ours in the entryway to welcome guests!

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u Go bold and make a statement in your living room with an ombre rug. Our favorite colors? Grey, pink or blue ombre!

Ombre Statement Rugs

$26.95-$39.95 Mercenary General Store mercenarygeneral.com


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Nothing says paradise like an ice-cold Pacifico!

PINEAPPLE SHOT GLASS SET $29 Pigment shoppigment.com

$7.99 for a Six Pack Pacifico discoverpacifico.com

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WHAT’S YOUR PARADISE? DO YOU CRAVE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE, TRENDY RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTCLUBS AND BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN ARCHITECTURE? OR DO YOU DREAM ABOUT SAND BENEATH YOUR FEET AND SALTY OCEAN BREEZES? CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL MODERN CITY OR RELAXED BEACH PARADISE SO EVERY DAY FEELS LIKE A VACATION.

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Paradise Paséa Hotel & Spa

u Indulge in a modern coastal oasis at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach. With views that overlook the Pacific, a Balineseinspired luxury spa and a coveted wedding venue, Paséa Hotel & Spa is the perfect spot for some sandy R&R.

Pendry San Diego

u Enjoy a sophisticated and stylish stay in the city at Pendry San Diego. The hotel’s modern decor and classic vibes gives you a side of San Diego rarely seen. Bonus: this spot features a relaxing rooftop pool and private cabanas.

Pineapples

u Create your year-long tropical paradise with pineapple accents. We love wallhangings, lamps and even these gold pineapple shot glasses. Pendry San Diego pendryhotels.com

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Pacifico

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Relax and Rejuvenate

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa marriott.com The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel ritzcarlton.com

Wall Art Print, $15 Abbie Paulhus, abbiepaulhus.com

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COASTAL CHIC SAND DOLLAR $9.35 Per Square Foot The Finishing Touch Floors, Inc. ftfloorsinc.com

EDISON BULB $335 for a Set Urban Lighting Inc. urbanlighting.net

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Queen Bee Market

u Owned by sisters Kellie Dooley and Allison Gharst, The Queen Bee Market is a haven for all things home decor. The two-day show, convened in San Diego and Las Vegas, brings together local and national artisans to ensure that the marketplace buzzes with current and trendy booths that offer high quality and handmade goods. Their next San Diego show takes place Dec. 15-16 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Relax and Rejuvenate

u Need a place to unwind? Leave your worries at home and head to the spa. Close your eyes and relax. Book a visit to either hotel for a memorable and rejuvenating experience.

Solar

u In sunny SoCal, installing SunPower solar panels will create a clean source of energy for your home. Decrease or eliminate your electricity bill and go green by having Renova Energy install panels on your roof to generate “watts” of energy and savings.

Trendy Tiles

u Tiles pack a punch of personality and can bring a room to life. If you’re looking for something

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Urban Decor

that will elevate a room, consider putting in wall or floor tiles from The Finishing Touch Flooring, Inc. in a way that suits your style!

Urban Decor

u Urban-chic decor provides a warm and industrial ambiance to a room. Add in elements like geometric patterns, metals, exposed brick walls, contemporary artwork and Edison bulb fixtures to complete the urban look.

Virtual Reality

u Utilizing technology, Brookfield Residential allows customers to easily envision their home before it is built through their virtual reality feature. Rather than viewing images about the home online, these immersive experience tours enable future homeowners to walk through the space and get a head start in figuring out how to decorate it before signing on the dotted line.

It’s the Little Things

Queen Bee Market

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Wood Floors WHEATHER IT’S ADDING DECOR TO YOUR HOME OR TAKING TIME TO PAMPER YOURSELF, IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE THAT COUNT

Wood Floors

u Looking to transition from carpet to wood? Warren Christopher Flooring provides beautiful flooring made from materials such as American Beech, French Oak, African Cherry, European Oak, Walnut or reclaimed wood.

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Brookfield Residential brookfieldresidential.com

WESTERN EUROPEAN OAK Starting at $12.29 per Square Foot (Depending on Width, Thickness and Grade of Wood) Warren Christopher Flooring wchristopher.com

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CHUNKY KNIT THROW $395 Modern Wool modernwool.com

GET HOMEY WITH THESE ESSENTIALS SHEEPSKIN PILLOW $49 Room & Board roomandboard.com

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Skyfarm Yurt airbnb.com

CHEVRON VASE $155 Barclay Butera barclaybutera.com HERRINGBONE THROW PILLOW $149 Room & Board roomandboard.com

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u Chunky knits are essential during cool autumn and winter nights. Instead of relegating the material to just your clothes, look into purchasing big knit blankets, decorative pillows and crochet knit cozies to wrap around your mugs. Make sure to bundle up under the blankets and drink hot chocolate for an extra toasty time.

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u A type of domed tent originating from nomads in Central Asia, modern yurts are decked out with features like furniture, beds, windows and doors. The spacious tent allows you to reap the benefits of outdoor camping while residing in a comfortable room. Invite your friends to camp in style and enjoy the night sky by renting one in Joshua Tree or in Los Angeles through Airbnb.

Zig Zag

u The chevron shape provides a wonderful dash of detail for your table spread. Details in this trendy zig zag pattern comes in a variety of customized colors and different sized patterns so you can decorate your space tastefully.

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Flower Power

SHOP THESE LOCAL BLOOMS TO GIVE YOUR HOME A FRESH LOOK

Make Arrangements NOTHING SAYS ‘COMPLETED’ LIKE A FEW EXTRA DETAILS.

‘TIS THE SEASON Create Your Perfect In-Season Arrangement Paper Ave

u Dahlias u Roses u Anemones u Peonies

Native Poppy u Cosmos u Marigolds u Amaranth u Roses

NATIVE POPPY SAN DIEGO nativepoppy.com u A floral design company that shares space with local favorite Communal Coffee has a slight edgy feel. They keep it “throwback” with bicycle deliveries in town and offer subscriptions to keep your home (or office) super fresh. Add these blooms to your home decor to make for a whimsical color palette. SAGE SISTERS SAN DIEGO shopsagesisters.com u This sweet little flower shop in San Diego brings a second life to their floral arrangements. Day old flowers are bundled together and sent to local non-profits. Choose a bouquet from a variety of sizes and they’ll use unique flowers in an arrangement that couldn’t be storebought.

customized with seasonal colors. Plus you can learn how to make your own; attend classes to learn the secret to creating these one-of-a-kind arrangements. PETALS & POP SEAL BEACH petalsandpop.com u Shop arrangements and pop some corks. Petals & Pop offers you an experience of blooms with a side of Champagne. Pick your colors or tell them your theme and the professionals at this location will put together a centerpiece that will be the talk of your party. CACTUS MART MORONGO VALLEY cactusmart.com u Cactus Mart is a plant emporium featuring cacti and succulents located in Morongo Valley. They’ll put together a customized arrangement for you and include maintenance instructions. MARISCAL CACTUS & SUCCULENTS DESERT HOT SPRINGS mariscalcactussucculents.com

PAPER AVE HUNTINGTON BEACH paperave.com

Paper Ave paperave.com Photoshoot Location: Happily Ever Etched 8028 Beach Blvd, Ste B Buena Park, CA 90620 714.527.4272 www.happilyeveretched.com

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u Looking for something unique and everlasting? Try out Paper Ave where luscious blooms are made of paper! Every product is made to order and can be Written By: Kelli WithanEye Photographed By: Eric Chan

u With fields of options, you can’t go wrong with this nursery in Desert Hot Springs. This location is ideal for purchasing succulents in large quantities and you can even create a dreamy wreath for your holiday event with their individual succulents.


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Flip the Script

ADD SOME FLAIR TO YOUR SPACE FROM THESE TALENTED CALLIGRAPHY ARTISTS

Stroke of Genius GRAB SOME BEAUTIFUL CALIGRAPHY TO GIVE YOUR HOME THAT EXTRA FLAIR.

LINDA YOSHIDA lindayoshida.com @lindayoshida

u Whether it comes to wedding invitations or just hanging something on your walls, you want a piece that is personal, was handmade with care and has beautiful detailing. It might be tempting to get a poster from a chain store or just have those invites printed, but think twice, because going the extra mile will pay off in the long run. Look no further than these local artists who are taking calligraphy and delicate watercolors to the next level.

LAUREN SAYLOR afabulousfete.com @afabulousfete

OLD SCHOOL u From the 1700s to 1800s, most calligraphy writing was done with a quill; a long, wing tipped feather of a swan, goose, turkey or many other birds. WHAT’S IN A NAME? u The word calligraphy is from the Greek language and means “beautiful writing.”

MKC CALLIGRAPHY & PAPERIE etsy.com/shop/ MKCcalligraphy @mkccalligraphy

LAUREN SAYLOR afabulousfete.com @afabulousfete

Photographed By: Adam Gentry Styled By: Melissa Souza

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REBECCA EICHTEN rebeccaeichten.com @rebeccaeichten


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MODERNISM WEEK www.modernismweek.com @modernism_week

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Indulge in All Things Mid-Century Modern at Modernism Week’s Fall Preview WRITTEN BY: TYLER HAYCOX PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: DAVID A. LEE

For one special week in Palm Springs, come join a tour around the city and the houses that celebrate the mid-century modern design, architecture, art and culture. The Modernism Week Fall Preview takes place from Oct. 19-22, giving attendees a taste of the main event happening in late February. “This fun, four-day event offers entertaining tours, lectures, iconic architecture and parties similar to the upcoming 2018 festival,” said Executive Director of Modernism Week, Lisa Vossler Smith. Here are some of the highlights from the preview that you won’t want to miss!

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PARTICIPATE IN A PREMIER DOUBLE DECKER ARCHITECTURAL BUS TOUR Ò On this two and a half hour tour, guests will receive an overview of the significant buildings and notable neighborhoods in Palm Springs. This includes the mid-century communities in South Palm Springs. ATTEND THE CUL-DE-SAC EXPERIENCE Ò Take a trip back in time to the 1960s! The Cul-de-Sac Experience takes you to six homes designed by William Krisel in one of the most iconic mid-century neighborhoods in Palm Springs. This immersive experience comes complete with ‘60s music, graphics and several surprises. CHECK OUT THE PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM SHOW & SALE FALL EDITION Ò The fall edition of this event features 40 topof-the-line exhibitors from the US and Europe. They will be presenting and selling everything from vintage furniture, lighting and sculptures to vintage clothing and accessories that all showcase the mid-century modern design.

HEAD TO THE VERY BEST OF MOD WITH A TWIST Ò The Very Best of Mod with a Twist has become one of the most popular events of Modernism Week. Guests will have the opportunity to listen to five exciting 10-minute talks lead by modernists guest presenters. They’ll speak on a wide range of topics including architecture, mid-century cuisine and culture. TOUR THE ELVIS HONEYMOON HOUSE Ò Make your way to the Mizell Senior Center on Oct. 19 for House of Tomorrow/ Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway Cocktail Party. This cocktail party will have a mid-century modern theme and will benefit the Mizell Senior Center's Meals on Wheels program. The experience will take them to the William Krisel-designed Robert Alexander Estate, known as "The House of Tomorrow," and the cocktail reception will be held at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway.


You’re Trippin MEET THE EXPERTS IN ALL THINGS TRAVEL, ADVENTURE AND ESCAPE WRITTEN BY: NICOLE HAKIM PHOTOGRAPHED BY: BHADRI KUBENDRAN, CHAD MELLON, GEORGE DUCHANNES & VICTORIA FILICE Vacations are always a time of the year to look forward to. After months of hard work, people are ready to take it easy and have an experience they will always remember. However, it all depends on the folks behind the scenes taking care of you during your well-deserved break that will determine whether your memorable experience is one you will always cherish or one you will always condemn. Each person in this list has dedicated themselves to ensuring that their customers have a wonderful holiday—whether it’s a week long or just for the day—they will look back on these memories with fondness.

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Los Angeles

Written By: Nicole Hakim // Photographed By: Victoria Filice

“IF PEOPLE KNOW WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO PARK BEFORE THEY LEAVE THEIR HOUSE, THEY WON’T HAVE TO SPEND 20 MINUTES LOOKING FOR A SPACE, AND THEIR CARS WOULDN’T POLLUTE OUR AIR. AND WHO DOESN’T LOVE CLEANER AIR?” —SARAH ZURELL

Sarah Zurell CHIEF BRAND OFFICER AT PAVEMINT PARKING APP Q: What inspired you to create Pavemint? Sarah Zurell: I love solving real life problems with human powered technology, and so when I met Randall Jamail, Pavemint’s CEO, I knew parking was a problem I could help solve. Thirty percent of city traffic is caused by people looking for parking, and that comes to 4.2 billion tons of CO2 every year just in LA alone. If people know where they are going to park before they leave their house, they won’t have to spend 20 minutes looking for a space, and their cars wouldn’t pollute our air. And who doesn’t love cleaner air? Q: How much does a parking spot typically get rented out for? What factor determines the price? SZ: It is a wide range. Our Pavemint www.pavemint.com @pavemint

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reservations vary from $5 to $100, and it all depends on demand and where the space is located. In Silver Lake, you might pay $5 for a few hours, whereas if you were going to a Ram’s game at USC, you might pay up to $100. Typically beach city spaces go for around $10 to $30 for the day. Q: What are your hopes for the future of Pavemint? SZ: Pavemint is so much more than a parking app. We are working to make it easier to drive an electric vehicle, as well as working with the city to make parking lots into parks and integrating Pavemint into self-driving cars so people can drive around like a VIP.

STAND UP! • As well as fighting for a cleaner environment, Zurell is also an active combatant against bullying. WONDER WOMAN • According to her Twitter, Zurell is also an aspiring superhero.


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Los Angeles

Written By: Nicole Hakim // Photographed By: Chad Mellon

“WHEN I WAS 18, I ALWAYS WANTED TO WORK ON A BOAT AND CATALINA EXPRESS HIRED ME AS A DECKHAND.” —CAPTAIN MANDO

Captain Mando CAPTAIN OF THE CATALINA EXPRESS Q: What drew you to work in the ferry business? Captain Mando: I grew up on the water. When I was 18, I always wanted to work on a boat and Catalina Express hired me as a deckhand. I had no experience, but I had a great mentor who took me under his wing. It was my calling. I’ve been doing it for 27 years now. Q: What is your favorite part about working for Catalina Express? CM: People are friendly and the crew is like my family. I met a lot of good people here, and it opened up more doors for me, like working on a tugboat on the side. Catalina Express 320 Golden Shore Long Beach, CA 90802 800.613.1212 www.catalinaexpress.com 114 LOCALE MAGAZINE

Q: What is your favorite activity to do on Catalina? CM: I fish on the backside of the island with a lot of my friends who have boats. I do a lot of watersports, including snorkeling and spearfishing. Q: If you could travel by boat anywhere, where would you go? CM: Maybe the Virgin Islands or Greece. I’ve always wanted to do something like that. Maybe when I retire, I can rent a boat and just go sailing. It seems like the ocean has always called to me.

I-SEA-YOU • Captain Mando has told himself that he would stay away from the water when he retires, but he always gets an itch to go back if he stays away for too long. I’M ON A BOAT! • For contests, events and promotions sign-up for the Catalina Express monthly e-news at CatalinaExpress.com.


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Orange County

Kenneth Chouinard

DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING AT AVENUE OF THE ARTS HOTEL Q: What inspired you to work in the hotel industry? Kenneth Chouinard: I’m an avid traveler. I spend most of my disposable income on travel. That’s what drew me into the industry. You get perks, and it’s good to be involved in something you like to do. There are hotels everywhere, so it doesn’t really matter where you live there is opportunity. Q: What is your favorite aspect of your job? KC: My favorite thing about my job is that working at a boutique hotel we are not very restricted by guidelines. I get to really express myself. I’m in charge of the brand of our hotel, so it feels like my personal hotel. We Avenue of the Arts Hotel 3350 Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.751.5100 www.avenueoftheartshotel.com 116 LOCALE MAGAZINE

get to work with community leaders, and to be able to have the flexibility to do whatever we want to help the guests is really awesome. Q: What has been the most interesting moment during your time at Avenue of the Arts? KC: Everyday is interesting. One of the things about the hospitality business is that it is always evolving and things are always different. We get rock bands to cast and crews of Broadway shows to royalty from the Middle East to giant parties to small private wine dinners. There’s always something happening. Since we’re in such a unique location in a city that’s a center for cool, it’s really good to be a go-to place for those kinds of things.

WALK THE WALK • Costa Mesa being “the center for cool” as Chouinard says, the Avenue of the Arts Hotel is only about a five-minute walk to the Segerstrom Center of the Arts. WORTHY CONTENDER • Chouinard says the biggest challenge is standing out amongst big names, and with a Marriott and a Westin only a five-minute walk away, the challenge is even more pronounced.


Written By: Nicole Hakim // Photographed By: Chad Mellon

“WE GET ROCK BANDS TO CAST AND CREWS OF BROADWAY SHOWS TO ROYALTY FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO GIANT PARTIES TO SMALL PRIVATE WINE DINNERS.” —KENNETH CHOUINARD

Joanna Bear GENERAL MANAGER OF SURF & SAND RESORT Q: How did you start working with the Surf & Sand Resort? Joanna Bear: Another general manager I worked for gave me the opportunity to work for the Surf & Sand Resort. I came out from Arizona and interviewed and it went great. It’s been almost 14 years since then. Q: What makes Surf & Sand Resort different from other resorts? JB: It’s family owned. The location alone is amazing. The people are very special. We have tenured employees that help create a familylike environment. “I CAME OUT FROM ARIZONA AND INTERVIEWED AND IT WENT GREAT. IT’S BEEN ALMOST 14 YEARS SINCE THEN.” —JOANNA BEAR

Surf & Sand Resort 1555 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651 855.690.7114 www.surfandsandresort.com

Q: How do you push through any difficulties you have faced? JB: I actually take a deep breath and hit one issue at a time. I have to prioritize, then reprioritize again and again until each challenge is eventually solved. Q: What is your favorite aspect of your job? JB: The people. It’s all about the people. Whether it’s the guests I meet and create connections with or the team members I am able to mentor and work with.

GET ON BOARD • As well as being the General Manager, Joanna Bear is also Chairman of the Board for Visit Laguna Beach. SOAK IN THE SUN • Surf & Sand Resort offers a variety of amenities, including an oceanfront pool, aquaterraspa, Splashes Restaurant and much more. LOCALE MAGAZINE 117


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San Diego

Written By: Nicole Hakim // Photographed By: Bhadri Kubendran

“IT MAKES ME HAPPY THAT PEOPLE CAN ENJOY LUXURY. THEY DON’T HAVE TO SNEAK AROUND, AND THE RESORT PASS ALLOWS THEM JUSTIFYING GOING TO A HOTEL.” —AMANDA SZABO

Amanda Szabo FOUNDER OF RESORTPASS

Q: What inspired you to create ResortPass? Amanda Szabo: There are so many resorts in San Diego and all I wanted to do is lie by the pool, have a drink and go in the hot tub at hotels near where I live. I didn’t feel comfortable sneaking in, so I’m thinking these pools are empty a lot of the time; so why can’t I pay just to be there? I hadn’t been able to do that because hotels didn’t have a system, so I connected these two sides by providing that system for hotels to benefit from hotel day-guests. Q: Which hotels have accepted and began selling ResortPass? AS: There are a few. The first one was the Estancia La Jolla Hotel &

Spa. They had a beautiful pool and a really nice spa. They benefitted from locals looking to use their pools and cabanas. Other hotels include the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa and the Paséa Hotel & Spa, as well as hotels in Hawaii, Texas, Florida and Arizona. Q: What is the best part about creating a way for people to have a “daycation”? AS: It makes me happy that people can enjoy luxury. They don’t have to sneak around, and the pass allows them justifying going to a hotel. It opens up more opportunities to people, and I look forward to allowing them the opportunity to experience it.

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WORK, WORK, WORK, WORK • Szabo is now too busy to enjoy the product, but she loves that she is able to bring that experience to other people. CALI ORIGINS • ResortPass was launched in May 2016, operating in San Diego, Palm Desert and Santa Barbara. It’s now extended to Orange County, Los Angeles, Napa Valley and Texas, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona and New Mexico.


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San Diego

Written By: Nicole Hakim // Photographed By: Bhadri Kubendran

“I ENJOY LIVING THE SAN DIEGO LIFESTYLE BY PLAYING GOLF, VISITING OUR BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND CATCHING SUNSETS WHENEVER POSSIBLE.” —ILSA BUTLER

Ilsa Butler

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING AT EVANS HOTELS AND THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES Q: What inspired you to work in the hotel industry? Ilsa Butler: I can’t think of a better way to become oriented to a new city than working in the hotel industry first-hand. It forced me on the fast track of learning all I could about San Diego as a destination, and of course our own collection within Evans Hotels: the Bahia Resort Hotel, Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and our AAA Five Diamond hotel, The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Q: Where is your favorite place to travel to and why? IB: I have many favorites, but one that has stuck in my mind over the years is Florence, Italy. I love Evans Hotels www.evanshotels.com Photoshoot Location: The Lodge at Torrey Pines 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd La Jolla, CA 92037 858.453.4420 www.lodgetorreypines.com 120 LOCALE MAGAZINE

the people, architecture and the birthplace of gelato (I always got two a day). Plus, it was my first real experience travelling abroad with a local, like a local. It’s so different than being a tourist. I recommend those thinking of visiting San Diego to speak to our locals and explore it like a local. There are many hidden gems and unique neighborhoods to be discovered. Q: When you’re not working, what do you like to do in your spare time? IB: I enjoy living the San Diego lifestyle by playing golf, visiting our beautiful beaches and catching sunsets whenever possible. I’m also an animal lover, and start off every morning by walking my dog.

AND THE AWARD GOES TO... • Butler has received the HSMAI’s Gold Key Award for “Sales Person of the Year.” BUSY BEE • Butler has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from State University New York (SUNY).


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Greater Palm Springs

Matthew La Vine GENERAL MANAGER AT MIRAMONTE INDIAN WELLS RESORT & SPA Q: What inspired you to work in the hotel industry? Matthew La Vine: It was mainly self-driven. I got a job out of high school working in a local hotel, and that’s what got me the bug to continue. I enjoy the fact that there’s something new everyday that prevents the job from becoming monotonous. Q: What is the best part about working in the hotel industry? MLV: For me, it’s the people I work Miramonte Resort & Spa 45000 Indian Wells Ln Indian Wells, CA 92210 760.341.2200 www.miramonteresort.com

with. It makes all the difference. I like making people happy and doing all I can to create memories for them and make them feel comfortable. Q: What makes Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa unique? MLV: It’s a small, intimate hotel. It’s in the heart of the valley, and when you step onto the property, you feel like you are worlds away. It is a very relaxing area with relaxing scenery, like the beautiful, majestic mountains.

THAT’S AMORE • Matthew and his wife enjoy vacationing in Italy because of the scenery, food and experiences. CALIFORNIA LOVE • An LA native, Matthew loves that the hotel industry allows you to move to different cities.


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Kathrin and Brian Smirke OWNERS OF WE ARE IN OUR ELEMENT Q: What is the Dome in the Desert? Katherine Smirke: The Dome is a secluded house in Joshua Tree. It is a place of solace and solitude that can be rented through Airbnb. Q: What inspires you to create these spaces? Brian Smirke: Before we had the Dome, we were in LA buying properties and fixing them up in terms of how people were going to live in them. The Dome gave us the ability to create a space totally devoid of what other people wanted. Knowing that it wasn’t a full-time residence, we didn’t have to be totally practical. We could design the spaces in a more interesting way and do it purely to our likes and dislikes. That was what inspired us to continue; it’s such a creative process. Q: What makes you different from other homes on Airbnb? BS: What makes us different is that we buy some of the most run-down

properties and fix them up with budget restrictions. We can reenvision and create the way we like. We like creating an experience for our guests. It’s not a place where people just come to sleep; we try to create a mood and allow the guests to experience the desert in our eyes. Anyone can book a hotel, but we don’t think they would be able to feel as connected. Q: What is your favorite part about the Airbnb business? KS: Doing this stuff is great because it gives us opportunities to be creative. Once it’s done, we have time to pursue other things we’re interested in. Of course, we have to keep in touch and see if everything is flowing smoothly. We give our guests a lot of privacy, but we enjoy hearing about their experiences. Some people even get engaged at the Dome, or have other life altering experiences. Some people have even bought their own places in the desert because they loved it so much; it makes it so special.

We Are In Our Element www.weareinourelement.com/dome-in-the-desert @domeinthedesert

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES • Kathrin Smirke originally moved to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming an actor, but now, in addition to her Airbnb projects, is a stained glass artist. JACK OF ALL TRADES • Brian Smirke wanted to pursue a career in writing music. Now, in addition to working with his wife, he is a real estate developer, designer and part time musician.


HOME/AWAY You have recently purchased a top-of-the-line MercedesBenz that runs effortlessly, has several upgrades and factory-installed amenities, all wrapped up in a shiny, new classic paint job. However, when you visualize your ultimate dream car, your Mercedes might otherwise be decked out in a striking custom hue, perhaps Vista Blue or Cadmium Green, with ultra matching executive-style interior, low profile spoilers and 900 horsepower.

Creating super cars is another way BRABUS fulfills dreams. For campers, hikers or outdoorsy adventure seekers, BRABUS offers an exclusive and extreme off-road beauty called the BRABUS 550 ADVENTURE 4x42. This spectacular cross country vehicle boasts 550 horsepower and is based on the Mercedes G500 4x42. If “off the beaten path” is what turns you on, then BRABUS’ engineering is prepared to give you the best off-road driving experience imaginable.

BRABUS, the world’s most renowned and high-performance tuning corporation, which specializes in Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Tesla and Maybach vehicles, offers limitless custom automobile solutions and is able to provide all of your vehicle improvements and heart’s desires. An award-winning company, BRABUS is in a class all by itself. “We are the world’s best aftermarket tuner; our craftsmanship speaks for itself,” said Marketing Manager Cameron Tokumoto.

“BRABUS is really about taking everything to the extreme—leaving nothing stock because it simply can be done better,” said Tokumoto.

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JOY RIDE Give Your Car an Extreme Makeover with BRABUS WRITTEN BY: ANGELA HATCHER PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: BRABUS USA

WHAT’S IN A NAME

BREAKING RECORDS

–The company name is derived from the first three letters of the original co-founders’ last names: Brackman and Buschmann; hence, BRABUS!

–The BRABUS Rocket takes the world’s Top Speed Record for production for saloons at Nardò with a speed of 227 miles per hour in 2006.

INNOVATION IS KEY –In 1982, BRABUS first installed an audio/ multimedia system with television and video.

Offering an unlimited wealth of technologically advanced and individually customized solutions for dreamers everywhere, BRABUS personalizes luxury automobiles. Specialist craftsmen can incorporate any conceptualization you may have from satellite navigation or suspension and engine upgrades to out-of-the-box ideas such as body conversions, vehicle height or advanced A/V entertainment—to name a few.

City slickers have not been left out as BRABUS has introduced a smaller limited edition automobile, the BRABUS Ultimate 125, a smart sports car that is based on the smart fortwo, and is dressed up in Blu Glauco (bright turquoise). The BRABUS 650 Cabrio was unveiled this year as well and is based on the brand new Mercedes C63S Cabriolet. Whether purchasing an automobile directly from BRABUS or taking your car to BRABUS for customization or complete renovation, BRABUS is the ultimate in finding ways to make lives more comfortable, more tailored to suit your needs and more exciting as the rubber meets the road.

“BRABUS is really about taking everything to the extreme— leaving nothing stock because it simply can be done better.” —Cameron Tokumoto

BRABUS USA 1711 McGaw Ave, Irvine, CA 92614 949.229.1770 www.brabus-usa.com | @brabususa

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Hang It Up, Before You Go-Go CALIFORNIA CLOSETS CAN HELP YOU DESIGN A CLOSET THAT WOULD MAKE CARRIE BRADSHAW BLUSH

WRITTEN BY: REBECCA GRAZIER PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOE NARDELLO

Looking to spice up your closet space? California Closets offers custom designed closets that can fit anyone’s space and style needs. California Closets uses a software called ClosetCad Pro, that allows the designer and client to create their dream closet one component at a time. The designer starts by dragging and dropping the partitions and the very top shelf, then building from there.

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Clients have the option of choosing from the most basic type of closet with shelves and partitions or going with a completely decked out, Carrie Bradshaw type of closet. However, it’s not so much about the simplicity than it is about how the client wants the space to work for them. For the main structure of the closet, clients can choose from a variety of different finish options ranging from classic white to the upgraded Tesoro™ Collection which is exclusive to California Closets and imported directly from Italy. Now, this is where the real fun starts. After choosing the type of finish, clients are able to select upgraded drawer and door fronts with gorgeous patterns and glass inserts, clear glass or leather shelves and a range of contemporary to luxurious handle options. They’re also able to choose stunning quartz countertops, angled shoe shelves, numerous lighting options—pretty much all the accessories a closet would ever need. Pull out belt racks, tie racks, jewelry trays and hamper rods can be added in as well. If you can think of it, they probably have it.

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“We have this amazing showroom with our design studio. It’s beautiful.” —Kristina Alcocer

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Q&A WITH CALIFORNIA CLOSETS DESIGN CONSULTANT

Kristina Alcocer

Q: What is your inspiration when designing? Kristina Alcocer: We have this amazing showroom with our design studio. It’s beautiful. Once you open up all the different drawers and see all the different colors and materials that we have, you can start pulling it all out and putting it all together to a vignette, which is kind of your drawing board of what you can possibly play with. That’s kind of where my inspiration comes from, and I also just look at other beautiful closet ideas that I see on Pinterest. Q: What is the process for designing a closet? KA: That’s the fun part. During the initial consultation, that’s where we first start off with just talking to the client, understanding their needs and making sure that we are a proper fit for the client. Then we measure the space and we actually sit down on the first consultation with the client, open our laptops and plot it all into our ClosetCad Pro software. It’s a really collaborative process. Q: What is a typical day for you? KA: My day is always different, and that’s what always makes it really interesting and fun. Pretty much, I have one to two 128 LOCALE MAGAZINE

appointments set for the day, and I visit the client’s home and I manage my time around that. So it’s kind of always changing, but it’s what keeps it interesting. [I have] multiple projects that are always going on, so even though I work from home, it feels like I have a very social job because I have so many clients that I’m working with. Q: How would you describe your style? KA: I’d say that my style is that I like to keep the closet very balanced. I want it to look good, and I try to start off with a focal point of that closet and then I work my way out from that point to kind of build the rest of the space around it so it can all fit together. Q: What’s your favorite part of the closet? KA: That is a tough question because my favorite is probably how the closet comes together as a whole. But, if I had to choose a favorite, it would probably be a tie between floor to ceiling angled shoe shelves behind beautiful glass doors or a large island with a quartz countertop. I commonly use these as a main focal point in the closet and then everything else comes together from there.

Clients have the option of choosing from the most basic type of closet with shelves and partitions, or going with a completely decked out, Carrie Bradshaw type of closet.


SAVE THE PLANET California Closets strives to maintain sustainable products. In fact, all their boards meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards.

CLOSETS, OFFICES AND LIVING ROOMS OH MY! Don’t let the name fool you, California Closets designs everything from garage workbenches and libraries to entertainment centers and wine storage.


ALL APPAREL AND JEWELRY PROVIDED BY: Novecento Boutique, www.novecentofashion.com | ALL DRINKWARE PROVIDED BY: The Mixing Glass, www.the-mixing-glass.shoplightspeed.com

PHOTO BY: Chad Mellon

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MEALS DECONSTRUCTED Sink Your Teeth Into These Awesome Burgers

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We Have the Cocktail Recipes You'll Be Craving This Holiday

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HABANA Celebrate This Día de los Muertos at Habana

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THE BLIND PIG 31431 Santa Margarita Pkwy Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 949.888.0072 www.theblindpigoc.com THE TROUGH SANDWICH KITCHEN 31441 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Ste N Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688 949.709.5545 705 E Balboa Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92661 949.673.1029 www.thetroughoc.com Photoshoot Location: RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA

“As seasons change and things start to appear on the market, [we] bring it in and really experiment. And that’s how things usually find their way onto the menu.” — Karl Pfleider

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“[Steak] is my favorite thing to make at home. I just can’t stay away from it.” — Karl Pfleider

for chefs,

the kitchen is their domain. They manifest their craft by using kitchen tools and the finest ingredients to make meals. The kitchen is not only a place for work, but it is an environment for experimentation and an opportunity for cooks to express their artistry by developing tasty dishes. As the kitchen operates as their office space, what do chefs eat when they come home after the work day is over? We spoke to Karl Pfleider, Executive Chef of The Blind Pig and The Trough Sandwich Kitchen in Rancho Santa Margarita, to understand the differences between cooking at home and cooking for work.

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Pfleider got his start in the culinary world during high school when he joined a new restaurant that was started by his friend’s stepfather. “My curiosity got the best of me and I asked if I could come in and help out,” said Pfleider. “I went in and started staging, which at the time was The Crosby in downtown Santa Ana.” He was eager to learn and enjoyed the work so he kept showing up to assist for months. After the unpaid stage, he worked at an Irvine food truck where he learned short order cooking and then continued building his expertise by cooking at various food establishments in the Orange County area. He joined The Blind Pig as a sous chef to Chef Josh Han, who

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he met at The Crosby, and then became the Executive Chef after Han’s departure. As Executive Chef of The Blind Pig and The Trough Sandwich Kitchen, Karl Pfleider spends his time crafting delicious dishes to serve to guests. The Trough focuses on sandwiches and breakfast items while The Blind Pig, a speakeasy-style bar and restaurant, serves progressive American cuisine and eclectic alcoholic drinks. Pfleider’s favorite part about being an Executive Chef at these establishments is the “creative freedom” that allows him and his sous chefs to truly create what they want to. They are always working


“I LOVE RICE. That’s my guilty pleasure, I feel like I cheated myself if I have a meal that doesn't have rice in it.”

MAKE THIS: Steak and Broccolini How to Make Chef Pfleider’s Favorite Meal at Home

STEAK • 10 oz. New York Steak • Kosher Salt • Fresh Cracked Pepper • Rice Oil 1. Dry off the steak and let it come to room temperature. 2. Season both sides generously with kosher salt. 3. Get the pan hot, but smoke means too hot. 4. Add layer of oil to coat the bottom of the pan. 5. Place the steak in the pan. 6. Turn the heat back on to medium and sear for two to four minutes. 7. Keep an eye on the edges that are cooking in the pan; look for nice rich brown color. When ready, the steak should come off with no resistance. 8. Flip and repeat. 9. Use a thermometer to check the internal temperature, then cook to your desired temperature. 10. When the steak is 20 degrees before your desired temperature, add a large nub of cold butter, whole garlic cloves and thyme to the pan and baste the steak until aromatics start to become very fragrant. 11. Pull the steak at 10 degrees before your desired cooking temperature then take out of the pan and place on a grate to let rest.

JASMINE RICE • 1 Cup of Dried Jasmine Rice • 2 Cups of Water • 1 1/2 tsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil • 3 Pinches of Kosher Salt 1. Add oil and salt to water in a pot. 2. Bring to a boil. 3. Add the rice. 4. Drop the heat to lowest simmer and cover the pot. 5. Start a timer for 20 minutes. 6. Fluff the rice with a fork. 7. Put cover back on and let rest until it’s time to plate. SAUTÉED BROCCOLINI • 1 Bunch of Chopped Broccolini • 1 1/2 Tbsp of Minced Garlic • 1/2 Tbsp of Chili Flakes

on something new and looking for ingredients to experiment with. “As seasons change and things start to appear on the market, [we] bring it in and really experiment. And that’s how things usually find their way onto the menu,” said Pfleider. He describes it as a process. His team communicates with purveyors and watches the farmers market to see what ingredients will be available. Once they obtain the product, the team figures out new techniques that will add to the dishes. Their approach is analytical and strategic and they later reevaluate dishes to see if they can substitute items or improve a dish’s taste. In contrast, Pfleider views cooking at home as a means to provide him sustenance and describes his cooking style at home as “very, very simple.” “I’m at the restaurant so much because of the separate concepts, [therefore] I keep it so simple and really fast,” said Pfleider. Since he spends much of his time being creative at his job, he likes to create food that eschews the bells and whistles. He cooks for one and prefers to make dishes that can be made using one or two pans. Pfleider loves to make meals that draw from Asian flavors and he frequently makes rice, a food that he grew up eating in many childhood meals and appreciates more so now as an adult. “I love rice. That’s my guilty pleasure, I feel like I cheated myself if I have a meal that doesn't have rice in it,” said Pfleider. He usually pairs the rice with a salad and a protein such as chicken, fish or his go-to meat: steak. “[Steak] is my favorite thing to make at home. I just can’t stay away from it,” said Pfleider. The chef’s home kitchen contains only the necessary ingredients and equipment that he “needs to get by.”

He obtains ingredients from grocery stores and tries to avoid cooking vegetables and having leftovers later. “I’ve gotten really good at buying the minimum for myself enough to where I’m not gonna have anything leftover or anything that needs to be cut or cooked up later. I’m really just going per meal at home,” said Pfleider. He truly enjoys crafting the simple dishes, which is reminiscent to when his father would make similar meals for the family. Ultimately, his home cooking approach allows him to have zero waste and easily whip up a meal after a long shift at work. While his home cooked meals may not be as elaborate as the restaurant’s, it’s assuredly delicious, sustaining and satisfying nonetheless.

1. Heat the pan. 2. Coat the bottom with rice oil. 3. Sauté the broccolini until tender on medium heat. 4. Add salt to taste 5. When broccolini is tender with a slight crunch left, add one and a half tablespoons of oil to the pan. 6. Add garlic and chili flakes, but do not let it burn. Cook until fragrant and then turn off the heat.

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FORK! These Trendy Bites Will Leave Your Taste Buds Satisfied and Boost Your Likes WRITTEN BY: OLIN CHOW PHOTOGRAPHED BY: ED VISIONS

We’ve all seen the Instagram foodie pictures, and from time to time have partaken in snapping a quick photo of a beautiful meal we are about to indulge in. Whether it’s Cruffins from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse or a cup full of bright green matcha from Holy Matcha, we’ve got you covered with trendy foods from LA to San Diego that were tailor made for your California lifestyle. So grab a fork, a napkin and, of course, your phone, because these dishes are about to be your new go-to spots.

ARRACHERA CHILAQUILES Ò Located at the Anaheim Packing House, you’ll find some of the most flavorful Mexican dishes at URBANA. Come here for the ambiance, stay here for the Chilaquiles. With crisp tortillas smothered in queso fresco, crema, pico de gallo, and arrachera skirt steak topped with a fried egg, you will not leave hungry! URBANA Mexican Gastronomy & Mixology urbanaanaheim.com

Photoshoot Location: URBANA MEXICAN GASTRONOMY & MIXOLOGY 440 S Anaheim Blvd Anaheim, CA 92805 714.502.0255 www.urbanaanaheim.com

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Ò Let them eat Cruffins! A cross between a croissant and a muffin, this sweet treat will delight your taste buds. These meltin-your-mouth desserts come in multiple flavors including Chocolate Passionfruit Cream, Blackberry Port Jam and Smoked Vanilla Cream. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse mrholmesbakehouse. com

PORK PESTO PIZZA Ò You can’t go wrong with pizza— especially when it’s topped with crispy prosciutto! The Pork and Pesto Pizza from Il Barone is topped with homemade pesto, toasted bread crumbs, prosciutto cotto, fennel sausage and pepperoncini aioli with dough that is cooked to perfection. Yum! Il Barone Sicilian Street Food ilbaronessf.com

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Ò For the more daring, the Grilled Octopus at Five Crowns makes for the perfect start to your meal. With favas, scallions and lemon vinaigrette, you’re going to keep coming back for more! Five Crowns lawrysonline.com/ five-crowns

Ò Hit this restaurant for your carb cravings! These delicious, top quality dogs are the crème de la crème of hot dogs. Order their Sooo Cali with arugula, tomato, crispy onions, spicy basil aioli and avocado nestled between grilled Hawaiian rolls. Dog Haus doghaus.com

Ò Heaven does exist and it’s inside of Holy Matcha! Freshly brewed in front of your eyes, the matcha is both rich and satisfying. Pair it with one of their matcha donuts, both vegan and gluten free, for the ultimate brunch. Holy Matcha holymatchasd.com

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SD SHACK POUTINE FRIES Ò Satisfy your inner child with these seasoned French fries topped with juicy pulled pork, crispy-diced bacon and covered in white cheddar bacon gravy. Forget the calories; your cheat day is long overdue! Carnitas' Snack Shack carnitassnackshack. com

Ò Who doesn’t love a good pineapple picture? At Casa de Bandini, pineapple lovers will be pleasantly surprised to find the San Germán. This award winning dish comes with shrimp sauteed in butter, brandy and pineapple mixed with a creamy wine sauce over a bed of arroz amarillo, all served in a halved pineapple— that’s right. Casa de Bandini casadebandini.com

LA Ò This donut is a sinful pleasure of carbs with a touch of Midas! At $100 a pop, this 24 karat gold donut will fill your Insta followers with food envy. Be sure to call 48 hours ahead to order! Birdies birdiesla.com

LOBSTER MAC N’ CHEESE Ò Surfside Venice is serving up Lobster Mac N’ Cheese with a sustainably harvested amount of thick, Canadian lobster with chives, penne pasta, panko breadcrumbs and three-cheese sauce to finish off this comfort dish. Surfside Venice surfsidevenice.com


RUBY’S DINER 24155 Laguna Hills Mall, Ste 1636 Laguna Hills, CA 92653 949.588.7829 www.rubys.com

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MUST ORDER: Jimmy Burger u This OC favorite is bound to get your taste bud’s attention. J-FAT’s namesake burger incorporates what Managing Partner David Wilhelm calls the “three S’s,” aka sweet, spicy and smoky. The Jimmy is made with a proprietary Parker House bun, 100 percent chopped, not ground New York sirloin, jalapeño jam, housemade pimento cheese and Applewood smoked bacon. The mix of flavors and textures makes for quite the burger experience.

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Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr Dana Point, CA 92629 949.388.8900 www.j-fat.com

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MUST ORDER: Gluten-Free Bacon Steak Burger u This burger is here to

stamp out any doubts you may have had about “gluten-free” and “delicious” being in the same sentence. First off, the burger is comprised of top sirloin, tri tip, skirt steak, and smoked brisket. Who could pass that up? It’s topped with melted Wisconsin cheddar, in-house Cherrywood smoked bacon, fried barbecue shallots, mustard barbecue sauce, lettuce and tomato. These are sandwiched between buttery, tapioca based buns that have some parmesan cheese mixed in for good measure. Grasslands Meat Market 400 W Disney Pkwy, Ste 199 Anaheim, CA 92802 657.208.1133 www.grasslandsusa.com

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LOCAL JOINT The first Ruby’s Diner opened in Newport Beach in 1982. MOTHER KNOWS BEST The founder, Doug Cavanaugh, named Ruby’s after his mother.

MUST ORDER: “bossYOURburger” u Here, you’re the boss.

Burger lovers get the chance to choose from a variety of naturally raised proteins, buns, cheeses, toppings and sauces—here's an example of a hearty and spiced up version of a classic California burger: double-patty of 100 percent grass-fed beef, white bun, aged sharp cheddar cheese, chipotle mayo, avocado, fresh lettuce, tomato and onion.

Q&A With Chef Nick Profeta Q: How did your culinary journey begin and what led you to Ruby's? Nick Profeta: My culinary adventures began with an interest in cooking when I was 12. By 16, I was spending time in the kitchen at Mimi’s Café. I later worked with the Executive Chef on a new menu and test items. Ruby’s has such a storied history for creative offerings and a great atmosphere that, when I was given the opportunity to join the team, I jumped at the chance!

Burger Boss 23642 Rockfield Blvd, Ste 502 Lake Forest, CA 92630 949.716.6330 www.burgerboss.com

MUST ORDER: Hangover Burger u Face it; there are times

when you need your burger to pack an extra punch, especially after a night on the town. The Hangover Burger is here to get you back on track. The burger is piled with a spicy aioli, Swiss cheese, roasted red pepper, arugula, their signature candied bacon, and a fried egg; mind you, this is all between two thick hunks of Texas toast. As Smoqued BBQ’s Chef Marc Mendoza puts it, “It's an unbeatable combination of sweet and savory with rich mouth feel, a perfect complement to our selection of California craft beer on tap.” Smoqued BBQ 128 N Glassell St Orange, CA 92866 714.633.7427 www.smoquedbbq.com

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Ruby’s Diner is an Orange County staple. It’s the place you go when you are looking for that classic Americana burger. Designed in ‘40s malt-shop fashion, Ruby’s is that piece of nostalgia Americans can’t seem to get enough of.

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That doesn’t mean Ruby’s fails to recognize the changing times. In the midst of mall construction, the Laguna Hills Ruby’s has refreshed its look and has the burgers to go along with it. The remodel is all about clean lines. The colors are still red and white, Coca-Cola posters from past generations adorn the walls and while the “flying” planes have been removed, several model WWII fighter jets hover from the ceiling. The polished chrome counter’s swivel seats beckons you to take a seat and partake in an American pastime. And nothing will set the mood like the Hickory Burger. This behemoth is a stacked burger with thick cut bacon,

onion rings and doused in a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. When the burger is placed in front of your now widened eyes, each layer gives you a wink. Biting into it, you get the hearty, smoky bacon, then comes the crispy onion rings and the bite of the barbecue sauce. Of course, there is no Hickory Burger without the meat. This recipe is a fan favorite; the same high quality burger patty, juicy meat you’ve come to know and love. With each distinct flavor comes a pleasant harmony that does not bombard the senses. As with any Ruby’s burger, it needs to pass the milkshake and Cherry Coke test. All Ruby’s burgers must work when paired with either beverage, and this burger passes the test with flying colors. Eat it with a Cherry Coke when you want to feel like you’re at a backyard feast. When you’re looking for a bit more decadence, a shake is sure to satisfy. Chef Nick Profeta of Ruby’s Diner dishes on what goes into making a legendary burger like the Hickory Burger.

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Q: Ruby's is known for the quality of their burgers. What goes into making a burger that keeps people coming back for more? NP: Ruby’s Diner has been making great burgers the same way for 35 years focusing on two qualities— freshness and great ingredients. We use fresh never frozen hand pressed beef, seasoned with our own spice blend. We make our Ruby sauce, cut our lettuce and slice our tomatoes every day in every diner. Lastly, the griddled, fresh brioche bun completes the iconic Ruby’s Burger. Q: How did you come up with the idea of the Hickory Burger? NP: The Hickory Burger is all about bacon, Ruby rings and barbecue sauce, which are as American as our diner itself, so it’s a perfect match that has been a part of the family for generations. Q: What is it about the Hickory Burger that sets it apart from the pack? NP: This is the burger that gets the most stares as it travels through the dining room. It is stacked higher than any other burger with our signature Ruby sauce, lettuce, tomato, halfpound of beef, two slices of cheddar, thick cut bacon slices, two Ruby rings and sweet tangy barbecue sauce on a fresh brioche bun. It is our perennial best selling half-pound burger. Q: When you're not cooking up legendary burgers, what is your favorite dish to make for yourself? NP: I love classic American fare, so coming up with new milkshake flavors is a blast! The possibilities are endless! I recently came up with a Key Lime Pie Shake—zestfully delicious! LOCALE MAGAZINE 141


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“Everything we serve here is high quality with organic and free-range proteins that we get from sustainable farms.” —Jeff Chon

Stick Shift This Japanese Cooking Style is Bringing New Vibes to Old Traditions WRITTEN BY: KELLI WITHANEYE PHOTOGRAPHED BY: KRIZIA LOECHLE The tradition of yakitori involves skewering meat with a kushi, a type of skewer typically made of steel or bamboo and grilling it over a charcoal fire and seasoning it with tare sauce or salt. Oak & Coal has mastered this technique, and brings their own edgy dishes to spice up the menu. It’s a millennial paradise with an inviting ambiance allowing them to share food and socialize in a fun and modern setting. It’s also the first restaurant in Costa Mesa to dedicate the majority of their menu to just skewers along with dumplings, noodles, salads and rice.

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PUT A SMILE ON Ò Oak & Coal offers a popular happy hour Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m. that includes 20 percent off all menu items and $5 draft beers and sake.

What makes them unique? “Everything we serve here is high quality with organic and freerange proteins that we get from sustainable farms,” said Jeff Chon, the man behind the success of this newly opened restaurant. “We’re a lot easier to digest—pun intended— because we are service oriented but still authentic. We make our dishes in the traditional style but the way our staff loves interacting with our customers makes the delivery completely different.”

from; chicken is from Mary’s Farm in San Joaquin, pork and beef are from Snake River Farms in Boise, ID and the fish is wild caught. Besides the protein options, they also have veggies that can be added to the dishes that include organic zucchini, shishito peppers, king trumpet mushrooms, Tokyo scallions, corn, onion and garlic, making them a bit more customizable for your taste. Among the most popular items are the Housemade Kimchi Dumplings, Korubata Sausages, Prime Rib Eye skewers, Hot Soba Noodles made with chicken, spinach, green onion, egg and dashi stock and the Cold Soba Salad made with sweet onion, daikon radish, tomato and dashi stock. These tapa-like portions make it easy to get a taste of several different options and are great for sharing with groups. “We’ve received an incredible response from both first-timers and locals,” said Chon, “Our process is very detail-oriented with both cooks and servers so we appreciate when they notice these things and enjoy their visit.”

On their menu, you can see exactly where the proteins come

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OAK & COAL 333 E 17th St, Ste 2 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949.287.6150 www.oakandcoalcm.com

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Ò Jeff Chon, the owner of Oak & Coal, grew up in Costa Mesa and also owns The Alley, The Wayfarer and Tabu Shabu.


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Oh Come, All Ye Thirsty WE HAVE THE CO C KTA I L R EC I P ES YOU'LL BE CRAVING THIS HOLIDAY

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HENDRICK'S GIN www.hendricksgin.com Photoshoot Location: VILLAS FASHION ISLAND 1000 San Joaquin Plaza Newport Beach, CA 92660 855.247.5870 www.irvinecompanyapartments.com ALL APPAREL & JEWELRY PROVIDED BY: Novecento Boutique www.novecentofashion.com ALL DRINKWARE PROVIDED BY: The Mixing Glass www.the-mixing-glass.shoplightspeed.com

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But after you’ve read through these mixed drink how-tos, we’ll put you in the spirit to invite your family or co-workers—21 and over, of course—to your home to whip up some of the finest holiday drinks. We have a few exclusive recipes to make playing at-home-bartender over the holidays seamless, and will surely impress your guests. Whether you’re celebrating by roasting chestnuts over a fire or laying out by the pool somewhere warm near the equator, we have a drink to tickle your yuletide fancy. And always remember to drink responsibly!

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You certainly don’t need to host a holiday party to create and indulge in craft cocktails.

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Feliz Navidad! Take a trip down to Cancun— or even Palm Springs, for that matter—and enjoy the sunshine as you sip this refresher. Top with a lime, and you have yourself a duo of Santa’s favorite colors. Now that’s a holiday!


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While you can drink this with your breakfast, don’t let the coffee limit you to enjoying this in just one section of your day. This is the ultimate night cap after a long day of family chats and party planning. Grab a seat, lounge and sip.


TOAST THE GOOD LIFE Irvine Company’s Villas Fashion Island is the ultimate Newport Beach luxury apartment community. And, it's the perfect place to make one of these delicious craft cocktails to enjoy in the comfort of your stylish residence, by one of the pools, at an outdoor fireplace or under the palms and the stars.

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The Jerry Cider is classic at any holiday party—it’s good for the soul. However, this is the best after a long day of skiing. Take a sip and feel it slowly warm you up. Enjoy. Repeat.

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THE SPIRIT Celebrate DÍa De Los Muertos Cuban Style WRITTEN BY: RYAN WHITEHEAD PHOTOGRAPHED BY: ED VISIONS

What’s better than celebrating with family and friends, eating comfort food that you and generations before have enjoyed and sipping on a cool, refreshing drink? The traditional Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, is a celebration to honor those who have passed on. Traditional dishes are served to celebrate the previous generations that passed down the recipes to the younger relatives.

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Día de los Muertos is typically celebrated over a multi-day period starting in late October and continuing into early November. Celebrations include festivals, parades and even visits to the cemetery where people leave colorful flowers and gifts at the graves of their loved ones.

Cuban dishes. Habana restaurant in Costa Mesa is honoring Día de los Muertos by pairing up the traditional cuban dish, known as Ropa Vieja, along with their amazing cocktails, beers and famous sangria. Ropa Vieja is a traditional authentic dish in the Cuban culture. Habana puts a tasty, flavorful spin on this dish with long grain white rice cooked with garlic and butter with the “ropa,” or braised shredded beef, which is slow braised and seasoned with garlic, bay leaves and other spices, alongside sofrito black beans, containing bell peppers, garlic and onions, finished with fried maduros, or sweet plantains. The combination of every item in this dish creates a savory mouthful of deliciousness.

Make your celebration different this year and go Cuban style, with traditional

CUBAN NIGHTS Party like you’re in Cuba every Friday and Saturday night at Habana from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. for live entertainment and a full dinner menu served until 1 a.m.!

JUST LIKE GRANDMA The Ropa Vieja dish was designed to make it look like a Sunday pot roast dinner at grandma's house, in which it’s roasted for hours with peppers and onions until the beef is pull-apart tender along with the rice, black beans, and maduros which makes the dish hearty.

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In the Midnight Hour Here Are Your New Year’s Eve Party Essentials WRITTEN BY: CHELSEA RAINERI PHOTOGRAPHED BY: REILLY KAVANAUGH PROPS STYLED BY: KALYNN NGUYEN

AT A STORE NEAR YOU • You don’t have to go far to find Truly! With several stores carrying it throughout Orange County, you’ll be able to get the party started in minutes. Check out the website to locate your nearest location.

TRULY SPIKED & SPARKLING www.trulyspikedsparkling.com @trulysparkling DECOR PROVIDED BY: Where’s the Party? 270 E 17th St Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949.722.1803 www.wheresthepartyoc.com

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Ten, nine, eight...you know the countdown, and it’s just around the corner! There’s no holiday quite like New Year’s Eve—the gold, the glitter and that midnight kiss. But what really makes New Year’s Eve great isn’t the chance to start over, it’s having your friends, family and loved ones surround you as you celebrate another year together. And what better way to celebrate than with New Year’s Eve inspired decor and tasty drinks to top off the night.

MAKE A TRULY BITTER • 5 oz Truly Spiked &

Sparkling Grapefruit & Pomelo • 1/2 oz Campari • 1/2 oz Cointreau • Juice From a Lemon or Orange Wedge • Grapefruit or Orange Wedge or Twist for Garnish

First things first, you can’t let your guests go thirsty, and you definitely don’t want to find yourself thousands of calories deep from sugary cocktails—not to mention the hangover that will ensue the morning after. Your best bet? Opt for a light calorie drink with only one gram of sugar. Truly Spiked & Sparkling offers you the best of both worlds— delicious flavors like Grapefruit & Pomelo, Colima Lime, Lemon & Yuzu and Sicilian Blood Orange and for

only 100 calories. Yes, you read that correctly, 100 calories, one gram of sugar and a whole lot of amazing. Next, you’re going to need some decorations. Where’s the Party? in Costa Mesa offers a wide selection of everything you’ll need! From golden confetti to paper straws, Where’s the Party? will make your New Year’s bash the envy of Instagram. Be sure to create the ultimate selfie station with your favorite decor, balloons and New Year’s Eve gear. Last but definitely not least, you’re going to need a playlist to keep the night going. You’re obviously going to have Queen Bey to grace your list’s presence, but don’t forget about the classics like “Auld Lang Syne,” the Mariah Carey version (obviously). You can even round up the top hits of the year and reminisce about where you were when “Look What You Made Me Do” hit the radio. Now all you have left to do is grab your crush, watch the ball drop and ring in 2018.


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THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID Christine Kong Shows Us How to Spend a Day in San Juan Capistrano

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FASHION SPREAD Get Glammed Up With Grayse and This Star on the Rise

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Grayse Newport Beach, Fashion Island 347 Newport Center Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.640.0025 Outlets at San Clemente 101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa, Ste 512 San Clemente, CA 92672 949.558.5444 www.mkgrayse.com

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FASHION SPREAD Style and Grayse

Rising Star Perry Mattfeld Struts Her Stuff at The Riviera Palm Springs

Perry Mattfeld www.perrymattfeld.squarespace.com @perrymattfeld Photoshoot Location: The Riviera Palm Springs 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262 760.327.8311 www.rivierapalmsprings.com

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NUTRIVENIENCE 1790 Whittier Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949.500.5425 www.nutrivenience.net Photoshoot Location: COSTA MESA, CA

“I THINK FEEDING PEOPLE IS REALLY PERSONAL.” —BREANA THOMAS

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The Culinary Cleanse CHEF BREANA THOMAS IS COOKING UP HEALTHY FOOD THAT’LL HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND FEEL GREAT

WRITTEN BY: AMEIHIA TURINGAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY: ANDREA DOMJAN

Chef Breana Thomas’ patio is surrounded by wood and greenery elements. With a large green bush wall that blocks her yard from the outside world, the cozy space is filled with plants on trellises, succulents in ceramics and a larger wooden table-bench underneath fairy lights. Near the bench is a blue sign that says “be grateful” with an image of a kitchen grater. These charming details in the chef’s yard reflect how important nature is to the feel and look of the patio. Plant-based is not just an aspect that characterizes her home, but it is an integral part of the food she serves in her culinary business Nutrivenience.

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“WE TRY TO BE CREATIVE. LIKE TAKE A SALAD AND CONSTRUCT IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY. WE’LL DO BURRITOS WRAPPED IN GREENS INSTEAD OF A TORTILLA WITH A CASHEW CHEESE SAUCE, MAKE SUSHI, AND COMMON EVERYDAY ITEMS LIKE BURGERS WITH A VEGAN TWIST.” —BREANA THOMAS

Thomas' culinary roots began in her childhood where she developed a passion for cooking after her parents always created tasty and extravagant meals. However, it wasn’t until she started working at True Food Kitchen where she began to focus on health, nutrition and wellness. “It added purpose to something that was already my hobby,” said Thomas.

She turned her hobby into a career by going to culinary school at The Art Institute and studying holistic nutrition. She embarked on a career as a personal chef where she noticed a recurring request that her clients all wanted—meals that would help them to lose weight. Thomas experimented with her clients by trying various fads, most of which ended up being unsuccessful and unhealthy. Nonetheless, she found that a diet based on plants and whole foods worked best for herself and her clients. Not only did they lose weight, but felt great while doing it. After recommending and serving this food to a few of her clients, she received more requests as more individuals were referred and drawn to her service. In January 2016, she took the leap to help even more people live healthy lifestyles with her meal program 160 LOCALE MAGAZINE

Nutrivenience. Since day one, her goal has been to “make health readily available” through plant-based, whole foods. Nutrivenience “nourishes the entire body with whole, live, nutrientdense meals and cold-pressed, organic juice.” The meals are 100 percent vegan and omit all animal products and processed foods. The program focuses on boosting energy, immunity and overall health through a combination of cleansing and fasting. Customers can choose a three-day or five-day cleanse in which they receive breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack, green juice or almond milk and vegetable broth each day. Each meal comes in a plant-based container or a recyclable glass bottle denoting the day, mealtime, dish name, ingredient list and other nutritional guidelines. To provide convenience, customers have the option to receive home deliveries or pick up their meals at indoor cycling studio UNION Ryde in Newport Beach. Thomas carefully crafts the vegan meals in a tasty and fun way so it’s not solely salads, whole grains or raw vegetables. “We try to be creative. Like take a salad and construct it in a different way. We’ll do burritos wrapped in greens instead of a

Sidecar Run Thomas loves donuts and her favorite place to get them is at Sidecar Doughnuts. One of her favorites from the shop is the Huckleberry Doughnut. Order Up Thomas’ all time favorite dish on the Nutrivenience menu is the Chili Cheese Fries made with mixed root vegetables and a vegan cheese sauce. She also loves the strawberry rhubarb granola. Just Keep Spinning Thomas has been a spin class instructor for over two years. Spin helps clear her mind and she loves that she can be 100 percent present and be herself.

tortilla with a cashew cheese sauce, make sushi, and common everyday items like burgers with a vegan twist. We’re trying to break the healthy food stigma by making our meals approachable as well as delicious,” said Thomas. She switches up the menu each month and plans it by considering what produce is in season as well as aspects like the weather and habits in those months. “We focus on things that are going to support your lifestyle during those months essentially. For example, in the summer we use ingredients that are cooling, hydrating, and give extra support to your skin because of increased sun exposure.” said Thomas. While most individuals initially try Nutrivenience to lose weight, they are pleasantly surprised to find that what they receive is more than just weight loss. Customers have told Thomas that they have not only lost weight, but feel refreshed with healthier skin, better digestion, increased mental clarity, higher quality sleep and more energy after a cleanse. To continue seeing these effects, she recommends that customers complete a five-day cleanse each month. In her business, Thomas values building personal relationships especially with the nature of her


PLANT-BASED IS NOT JUST AN ASPECT THAT CHARACTERIZES HER HOME, BUT IT IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE FOOD SHE SERVES IN HER CULINARY BUSINESS NUTRIVENIENCE.

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product and service. “I think feeding people is really personal. It’s not like you’re selling an article of clothing or a piece of jewelry. You’re giving someone something that they're going to put inside their body that can affect their health, good or bad,” said Thomas. She likes to play a hand in every aspect from planning the menu, making meals from scratch, checking in with customers through their cleanse and delivering meals with her team every Sunday and Wednesday. Since her goal is to continue building a community, Thomas would love to do wellness retreats involving fitness and nutrition in the future. As her business continues to grow, she has learned the value of patience and gained the knowledge that she’s making a difference in people’s lives through customer’s emails, messages and feedback. “Sometimes it brings me to tears reading those. It’s just so rewarding,” said Thomas with a smile.

“EACH MEAL COMES IN A PLANT-BASED CONTAINER OR A RECYCLABLE GLASS BOTTLE DENOTING THE DAY, MEALTIME, DISH NAME, INGREDIENT LIST AND OTHER NUTRITIONAL GUIDELINES.” —BREANA THOMAS


STYLE/BEAUTY

Balancing ACT

Morningside Recovery’s Personal Trainer Gives Tips on Living a Healthier Life WRITTEN BY: AMEIHIA TURINGAN Morningside Recovery provides addiction recovery and mental health treatment that focuses on caring for and aiding individuals with related disorders. Founded in 2002, Morningside Recovery helps people change their lives for the better through their treatment programs and therapies. As no two patients are the same, the center employs a range of personalized and specialized methods to help all who come to Morningside Recovery to live a healthier lifestyle.

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Located in Orange County, Morningside Recovery offers a variety of different services that blend traditional therapies with experimental ones to help clients recover in a way that best suits them. Once admitted to the program, it starts with a detox and then delves into tailored programs to accommodate clients and their individual needs. These specialized offerings include adventure, vocational and academic programs. In addition to the specializations, Morningside is pet-friendly and equipped with residential facilities, indoor gyms and fitness centers, a yoga and tai chi studio, entertainment rooms and kitchens to offer necessities for rehabilitation. Through their facilities, programs and staff members, Morningside Recovery can provide an environment poised for living a healthy lifestyle.

Along with other forms of treatment, healing that works with the mind, body and spirit plays a role in helping clients lead their best lives. One individual that helps others live a healthy lifestyle is Adam Heredia, a personal trainer at Morningstar Recovery. His favorite part about working at Morningside is the ability to see people progress and help them “increase their emotional intelligence, health, and physical attributes.” Heredia appreciates Morningside’s onsite gym as well as the focus on both “mental as well as physical wellness.” For anyone looking towards living healthier, he suggests to set aside 20 minutes a day and develop a habit of exercising. “The benefits of exercise can enhance your brain function, bodily function and strength, decrease rates of injury, improve longevity [and more]. There’s so many benefits from developing that habit and setting aside time for yourself to take care of your body. [It] would benefit a lot of people in their careers, their families and their interactions with others,” says Heredia. To lead a healthy lifestyle, Morningside Recovery’s slogan, “Better Choices. Every Day.” is a sentiment that every person should keep in mind when working towards wellness.

HAVE IT YOUR WAY

ALL ABOUT BALANCE Ò For personal trainer Adam Heredia, leading a healthy lifestyle means that it is holistic and well-balanced. “[It is] making sure that you’re covering all aspects of your life including social, mental, spiritual and physical; never just focusing on one thing.”

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Ò Clients at Morningside Recovery can choose the type of exercise they prefer from aerobic training, resistance training, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), calisthenics, flexibility training, yoga and tai chi.

MORNINGSIDE RECOVERY 1400 Reynolds Ave, Ste 200 Irvine, CA 92614 855.729.5544 www.morningsiderecovery.com


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EAT

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Spatula

$11.95 Williams Sonoma, Westfield UTC williamssonoma.com

Measuring Spoons

Toffee

$7.95-$16.95 B. toffee btoffee.com

Safi Stoneware $38 Tripli-Kit triplikit.com

Hand Towel

Coast & Cotton $18 Tripli-Kit triplikit.com

5 Cookie Cutter

$4.99 Williams Sonoma, Westfield UTC www.williamssonoma.com

6 Cookbook

$49.95 Diesel, A Bookstore dieselbookstore.com

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Cookbook

$29.95 Hi Sweetheart hi-sweets.com

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Monogram Board

$39.95 Williams Sonoma, Westfield UTC williams-sonoma.com

9 Recipe Cards Rifle Paper Co. $12 Tripli-Kit triplikit.com

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Bonnie's Jams $12 Tripli-kit triplikit.com

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Sugar

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Oven Mitt

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Apron

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Cast-Iron Saucepan

Farfalle Pasta

Borgo de’ Medici $10.99 La Quinta Olive Oil Company laquintaoliveoilcompany.com

Decorative Plate $25 White Lilac whitelilacinc.com

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Spatula

$16.95 Williams Sonoma, Westfield UTC williams-sonoma.com

$6.95 $9.95

$29.95 Le Creuset $180 Williams Sonoma, Westfield UTC williams-sonoma.com

18 Decorative Plate $15 White Lilac whitelilacinc.com

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Salad Servers

$39.95 Williams Sonoma, Westfield UTC williams-sonoma.com

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Olive Oil & Balsamic

$20-$28 La Quinta Olive Oil Company laquintaoliveoilcompany.com


DRINK

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Shaker- Usagi

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Cocktail Kingdom $50 The Mixing Glass the-mixing-glass. shoplightspeed.com

Magnet Set

Seltzer Goods $12 Tripli-Kit triplikit.com

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Florence Filigree Vetro 24k Gold Compote

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$95 Each White Lilac whitelilacinc.com

Mini Mule Sippy Cups Sertodo Copper $13 each Tripli-Kit www.triplikit.com

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Eagle Rare 10yr Single Barrel

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$32.99 The Mixing Glass the-mixing-glass. shoplightspeed.com

Chocolate

Goodio Chocolate $9 Huset huset-shop.com

Whiskey Glasses

Normann Copenhagen $50 for Set of Two Pelago Palm Springs pelagopalmsprings.com

25 Hard Seltzer

$7.99-$10.99 for a Six Pack White Claw Hard Seltzer whiteclaw.com

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Cocktails Tea Towel Seltzer Goods $16 Tripli-Kit triplikit.com

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Bottle Opener

Oak Lane $17 Local Fare oclocalfare.com

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Graf & Lantz $21 Pelago Palm Springs pelagopalmsprings.com

Pineapple Tumbler The Pineapple Co. $32 Tripli-Kit triplikit.com

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39 Leather Coaster Set

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Roost $18 Pelago Palm Springs pelagopalmsprings.com

Felt Coasters

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Corkscrew

Julep Strainer $12-$26

Teardrop Barspoon $24-$34 The Mixing Glass the-mixing-glass. shoplightspeed.com

HOLD - Del Mar $28 Moniker General monikergeneral.com

Gum Syrup

Liber & Co. $9.99 The Mixing Glass the-mixing-glass. shoplightspeed.com

40 Cocktail Kit

W&P Design $24 Ice Cream & Shop(pe) icecreamandshop.com

41 Matcha Powder Tin & Whisk

$20-$32 Shuhari Matcha CafĂŠ shuharicafe.com

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Flask

$29.95 Williams Sonoma, Westfield UTC williamssonoma.com

Bitters

Crude Bitters $22.99 The Mixing Glass the-mixing-glass. shoplightspeed.com


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Watch

ROLEX Yacht-Master 40, Everose Gold With Oyster Flex Strap, Pave Diamond Dial and Gem Set Bezel Price Upon Request Rolex Boutique South Coast Plaza BaronandLeedsSCP.com

Backpack

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Lady of Leisure Get it Together $64 Hi Sweetheart hi-sweets.com

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Watch

ROLEX Cosmograph Daytona, 18k White Gold With Blue Dial Price Upon Request Rolex Boutique South Coast Plaza BaronandLeedsSCP.com

Sweater

$158 Velvet by Graham and Spencer velvet-tees.com

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Eyebobs $79 Pelago Palm Springs pelagopalmsprings.com

T-Shirt

50

$29.50 Tankfarm & Co. tankfarmco.com

Day Pack

Bradley Mountain $199 Moniker General monikergeneral.com

Ring Pouch

OTAAT/Myers Collective $160 Poketo poketo.com

Sweater

Dream Scene by Wild Fox $64 Wild Dove Boutique wilddoveboutique.com

Ring

14k Rose Gold Tourmaline Ring Contains 13.5 Carat Oval Cut Tourmaline With 1.00 of Pave Set Brilliant Cut Diamonds $17,100 Swiss Watch Gallery & Fine Jewelers, The Shops at Mission Viejo swisswatchgallery.com

Earrings

Matched Pair of Natural Museum Quality 26.49k Sapphires 3 Carat White Diamonds Collection Quality $49,000 Winston’s Crown Jewelers winstonscrownjewelers.com

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Sunglasses

Sketch Inc. $14.95 each Mercenary General mercenarygeneral.com

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$24.50 Tankfarm & Co. tankfarmco.com

Enamel Pins

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Custom Snapback

Sandals

Melissa $85 Wild Dove Boutique wilddoveboutique.com

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Phone Case

Sonix $35 Wild Dove Boutique wilddoveboutique.com

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Credit Card Holder

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Driving Wallet

Mywalit $25

Stewart/Stand $59 Pelago Palm Springs pelagopalmsprings.com

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Shoes

Satorisan $206 Tankfarm & Co. tankfarmco.com


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for the glam squad 62

Mini Blast Travel Ionic Blow Dryer $26 Sephora sephora.com

60 Coconut Bath Soak

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Herbivore Botanicals $33.50 H2O Closet h2ocloset.com

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$15 Bronzed Bunny bronzedbunny.com

Matte Pomade

Byrd Pomade $22 Moniker General monikergeneral.com

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VIP AF Canvas Tote

Face Mask

$6 Sephora sephora.com

Sparkle Zip Pouch Tracy Tanner $38 Burro Goods burrogoods.com

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Rahua $34-$36 The Detox Market thedetoxmarket.com

67 Wave + Shine Spray Oribe AprĂŠs Beach $42 Waylon Salon waylonsalon.com

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Beer Soap

Craftsman $7.50 H2O Closet h2ocloset.com

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Perfume

Ineke $95 H2O Closet h2ocloset.com

Bath Salts

Herbivore Botanicals $19 H2O Closet h2ocloset.com

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Ash Soap $10-$22 Ice Cream & Shop(pe) icecreamandshop.com

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Ogee Lip Serum $22 Olive and June olivejune.com

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Cleansing Oil

Beauty Nouveau Botanical Beauty $28 Waylon Salon waylonsalon.com

74 Nylon Hair Brush Mason Pearson $150 H2O Closet h2ocloset.com

Perfume Oil

Soul Sisters $64 Shanghai Salon shanghai-salon.com


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77 Mint Flight Blanket

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$45 Burro Goods burrogoods.com

Poncho

$188 Faherty fahertybrand.com

Surfboard Leash

Creatures of Leisure $29.99 Katin katinusa.com

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Fermob $108 Pelago Palm Springs pelagopalmsprings.com

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Boots

$169 TOMS toms.com

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Rocks Cup

Wander Ware $11.25 Burro Goods burrogoods.com

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11-in-1 Survival Tool

SFG Utility $15 Tabula Rasa Essentials tabularasamb.com

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Canvas Zip Pouch

Sugarboo & Co. $18 Tabula Rasa Essentials tabularasamb.com

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Men’s Polo

Shaker

Travis Matthew $80-85 SilverRock Resort silverrock.org

Wander Ware $18 Burro Goods burrogoods.com

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Mustache Band-Aid Tin $6.95 Hi Sweetheart hi-sweets.com

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Bug Spray

$20 The Detox Market thedetoxmarket.com

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Nike $12 SilverRock Resort silverrock.org

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$35 Lido Village Books lidovillagebooks.com

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$14.95 Hi Sweetheart hi-sweets.com

Fin

$110 futures. futuresfins.com

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Swell $36 Burro Goods burrogoods.com


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Headband

$12 Lululemon, Westfield UTC lululemon.com

Seamless Bra Splits59 $50

Sneakers

Zee Alexis $95 Novecento Sports novecentosports.com

93 Cap

$36 Poketo poketo.com

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Knotty $12 Pure Barre Palm Desert purebarre.com

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Low Rise Socks

$16 Pure Barre Palm Desert purebarre.com

Accustick $19.99 Sklz sklz.com

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$14 Pure Barre Palm Desert purebarre.com

Dream Weaver Mist Fat and the Moon $13.50 Burro Goods burrogoods.com

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Corkcicle $25 Tabula Rasa Essentials tabularasamb.com

PROLite Mat Manduka $84 RA Yoga rayoga.com

Yoga Mat Cleanser 105 From Molly With Love $14.99 The Detox Market thedetoxmarket.com

Legging 106 VIMMIA

$105 Novecento Sports novecentosports.com

Bluetooth Earbuds 107 $24.99 JLab Audio jlabaudio.com

104 Go Lightly Rucksack

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Book 108 “The Little Book of Yoga� $14.95 Mercenary General mercenarygeneral.com


HOME

Reversible Throw 113 $225

for the home-ies

Moniker General monikergeneral.com

Bowls 112 Normann Copenhagen & Hawkins $34-$50 Pelago Palm Springs pelagopalmsprings.com

Succulent Box 109 $35

Lula’s Garden lulasgarden.com

Pillow 111 $117

White Lilac whitelilacinc.com

110 Pineapple Desktop Tray $18 Hi Sweetheart hi-sweets.com

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Light Box

My Cinema Light Box $50 Ice Cream & Shop(pe) icecreamandshop.com

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Candle

Succulent Terrarium

$44 Sugar Paper sugarpaper.com

$21 Uni Home Store unihomestore.com

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Cactus Cushion OYOY $51 Huset huset-shop.com

Journal

$32 Sugar Paper sugarpaper.com

117 Book

$35 Destination PSP destinationpsp.com

Vintage Match Bottle 118 Skeem Design $13.95 Mercenary General mercenarygeneral.com

Melting Mugs 119 Studio Arhoj

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Fia Blanket

Slippers

Pappelina $115 Pelago Palm Springs pelagopalmsprings.com

$225 Jenni Kayne jennikayne.com


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Women’s Bikini Top & Bottom $96 Each

Men’s Short 128 $72

Rash Tee 129 O’Neill

$28.99 Katin katinusa.com

Sauvage Swimwear sauvagewear.com

124 Carry-On

$225 Away awaytravel.com

125 Cactus Pom Pom Pouch

Meri Meri $16 Ice Cream & Shop(pe) icecreamandshop.com

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Ready in 5 Eye Brush Set $20 Sephora sephora.com

126 Tank Top

$75 Novecento Sports novecentosports.com

131 Large Orange Mesh Bag

Walker $13 Pelago Palm Springs pelagopalmsprings.com

Travel Journal 133 $18 each Poketo poketo.com

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Shot Glasses

Pineapple Party $15 for Set of Four Local Fare oclocalfare.com

Travel Sized Dry Shampoo 138 Oribe Aprés Beach

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$22 Waylon Salon waylonsalon.com

‘The Lotus’ Beach Towel $59 SLIPPA slippa.co

Corkscrew 136 W&P Design 135 Rocks Glasses

Sisters of Los Angeles $52 for Set of Four Ice Cream & Shop(pe) icecreamandshop.com

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Pineapple Party Picks 137 RICE $6 Huset huset-shop.com

1 oz Travel Essential Kit 139 Malin & Goetz $30 Ice Cream & Shop(pe) icecreamandshop.com

Natural Rest Travel Remedy 140 Hope Gillerman $48 The Detox Market thedetoxmarket.com


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CHRISTINE KONG Daily Kongfidence www.dailykongfidence.com @dailykongfidence

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CHRISTINE KONG OF DAILY KONGFIDENCE Takes Us Through SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

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“There are so many restaurants in this area, but this one is a must-try!”

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A CALIFORNIA GIRL, being born and raised here. I run the lifestyle blog

dailykongfidence.com, covering everything from fashion

and food to beauty and travel. Nothing inspires me more than stepping outside and enjoying everyday moments.

San Juan Capistrano is the perfect place to spend the day with friends and family. In the historic district of Los Rios,

you will find many photo opportunities as well as some of my favorite places to visit. Come with me as I take you on a tour of this charming town with an exciting past.

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Rancho Capistrano Winery There are so many restaurants in this area, but this one is a must-try! There is intimate seating indoors and a fabulous covered outdoor patio with a fireplace to enjoy their incredible food al fresco. I enjoyed all the suggested wine pairings, but my favorite was the sparkling rosé. As great as the food is, the service and ambiance are even better. 26755 Verdugo St San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.481.6682 ranchocapistranowinery.com 184 LOCALE MAGAZINE


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Cottage Home and Garden “This beautiful, cacti filled garden is the perfect sanctuary for Monarch butterflies.”

This adorable cottage is representative of the board and batten homes built around the late 1800s. Owned by a mother and daughter, you can find anything for your home garden from succulent arrangements to bird houses, pinwheels and darling little gnomes. New items arrive frequently so no matter what the season, there is something for everyone. 31711 Los Rios St San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.493.3920 www.cottage-home-and-garden.com

Ramos House Café

Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens This beautiful, cacti filled garden is the perfect sanctuary for Monarch butterflies. It’s become a safe haven for them, and a picturesque backdrop to take photos as well as be amongst beautiful butterflies! 31661 Los Rios St San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.606.6386

Falling for You Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens will be holding a Fall Fest on Oct. 14 with food trucks, craft beer and wine, live music and more! Bring a canned food item, and you’ll get a free pumpkin in return!

This is one of the most charming breakfast and lunch spots in Orange County! When dining, you want to have the complete experience from the ambiance, to the decor, to the food and service—and this place has it all. From the warm, welcoming reception to their extremely fresh, seasonal menu, you feel right at home. 31752 Los Rios St San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.443.1342 www.ramoshouse.com

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“This is a great place to browse from time to time and even look for unique gift ideas.�

ZOOMARS Petting Zoo My Fall Faves Coffee: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Old Barn Antique Mall

Style: The more layers the better, from chunky knits and leather jackets to coats. See more of my style inspo on @dailykongfidence.

I had so much fun browsing this 12,000 square foot market filled with all sorts of treasures from vintage coins to old records. Each area of the market is categorized by booths and is easy to find specific items. This is a great place to browse from time to time and even look for unique gift ideas. 31792 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.493.9144 186 LOCALE MAGAZINE

Holiday: Thanksgiving, where hearts and bellies are full. Dish: Butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter.

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Travel: My kids are on a year round schedule so we love to travel during the fall where everywhere in the world has perfect weather.

I wish I was a kid again! ZOOMARS is the perfect place to take the kiddos for train rides and to pet and feed some friendly furry rabbits, guinea pigs, goats and llamas. When you run out of food to feed the animals, you can mine for fossils and rocks, ride a pony and go down the slides of the play area. 31791 Los Rios St San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.831.6550 www.zoomars.com

Downtown Farmers Market Open air markets, friendly faces and the smell of kettle corn popping makes my heart happy. Open every Wednesday rain or shine from 3-6 p.m., there are lots of vendors selling anything from fresh produce, to nuts and dried fruit, to gourmet tamales. A great place to spend the late afternoon taste testing and stocking up on locally sourced goods. El Camino Real and Yorba St San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.493.4700 www.farmersmarketsjc.com


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Hidden House Coffee Roasters For me, cute coffee houses and lattes are everything. This darling “hidden” gem is the perfect spot to sip a hot latte and people watch from the outdoor patio. Their coffee menu has all the fan favorites from drip, iced, lattes and teas. If you’re like me and get inspired from being outdoors, bring your laptop and stay a while. 31791 Los Rios St San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 949.240.0200 www.hiddenhousecoffee.com


STYLE & GRAYSE Rising Star Perry Mattfeld Struts Her Stuff at The Riviera Palm Springs

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: HAMID MOSLEHI STYLED BY: KELLY GRAY HAIR, MAKEUP AND NAILS BY: J. RUSSELL! THE SALON MODEL: PERRY MATTFELD OF CESD PRINT, CAROL SCOTT AND INNOVATIVE ARTISTS, JOSIAH AKINYELE

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Jacket Erte Inspired Leather and Tulle Jacket Top Silver Pave Tank Pant KG Skinny

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From her television debut on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel to being a high achiever at the University of Southern California to having a new role in the Showtime hit show “Shameless,” Perry Mattfeld, model for Grayse, is on the rise to stardom. “Being an actress is demanding work, but the rewards are beyond fulfilling. I get a high from making people laugh, making people feel and relate to my characters,” said Mattfeld.

Mattfeld is not only grateful for how supportive her parents have been in her acting career, but is also thankful for the mentorship that Kelly Gray, owner of Grayse, has provided her in her modeling career. “Not only is she a mentor to me in my simultaneous modeling career, she believes that I bring life to her clothes and to her vision as a designer. This is an incredible honor,” said Mattfeld.

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WORLD WIDE Ò Stance sells their unique socks in over 40 countries.

Remember when your dad gave you that bundle of socks for the holidays? Well, what used to be the lamest gift is now the coolest, all thanks to Stance. Founded in San Clemente, these socks are anything but ordinary and make the perfect gift. Whether you give or receive them this season, these socks are sure to turn heads.

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DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Celebrate Life and Throw a Fiesta

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MUSIC SPOTLIGHT Local Sound: WeAreTreo This Orange County DJ Collective is Enjoying Life One Party at a Time

GLOW IN THE DARK Get Glowing With Bright Things to Do in SoCal

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DO EXPERT Owner Andrea Young Gives the Scoop on Union Market Tustin

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MUSIC SPOTLIGHT Meet the Trio Taking Over the OC Music Scene

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LAGUNA ART MUSEUM Art Lovers and History Buffs Will Love Laguna Art Museum’s California Mexicana Exhibit

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Oaxacan Sunset Recipe 2 oz. Modelo Especial

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From Party Decor to Modelo, Here’s How to Celebrate Día De Los Muertos

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Life's greatest moments involve celebration—celebration of birthdays, accomplishments, holidays and the celebration of life itself.

Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a cultural holiday that honors exactly that. The Mexican tradition suggests that on Nov. 1-2, the dead awaken to share in their feast and join in on the celebration. Día De Los Muertos is a celebration of life; not just our own, but those who have come before us. It is believed that new life comes from death and celebrating the dearly departed’s life with festivities rather than grieving would be a more proper way to pay our respects. The tradition of Día De Los Muertos includes one fundamental component called the ofrenda (altar). These ofrendas are usually beautifully decorated with several symbols and offerings that help welcome back lost loved ones: candles to light the journey, petals of marigold flowers to leave a trail to follow home, Monarch butterflies symbolizing the belief that they carry the souls of the departed and sugar skulls, which harness the color and joy of life. With the vigor of old traditions and modern fiesta, Modelo Especial embodies the spirit of Día De Los Muertos. In celebration of life and observance of this joyful holiday, Modelo Especial honors the roots of its rich Mexican heritage and 90-yearold tradition of craftsmanship by inviting you to toast and exalt in the presence of loved ones passed. There is nothing better in life than being with those we hold most dear, so throw a party to honor the life we have now because this is the only one we have. To have the night of your life, you only need a couple of things: the people you love and some decorations for the celebration. Light up those candles, gather your marigolds, grab some sugar skull piñatas and themed decor from Artelexia and you’re ready to dance and sip on Modelo Especial!

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OAXACAN SUNSET The Oaxacan Sunset is a subtly smoky spirit that flawlessly mixes orange infused mezcal and Modelo Especial. Celebrate Día De Los Muertos with this delicious drink!

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Glowzone hb.glowzone.us – The Glowzone offers a variety of glow in the dark activities including a ninja course, a laser maze, Spin Zone Bumper Cars and more! You can even host your next birthday party here and customize it to be unique and exciting for you and your guests.

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These Activities Make the Dark So Much More Fun!

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WRITTEN BY: NICOLE HAKIM

Life can become a bit routine, and the things that you once considered to be fun may become stale once you’ve done them over and over. The best way to rectify this is to try something out of the ordinary. Glow in the dark activities are exciting and offer something that’s unlike anything you’ve done before, and for those who are apprehensive about stepping out of their comfort zones, they may just add a colorful new twist to already loved activities.

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Velveteria velveteria.com – At Velveteria, you’ll find a room known as the Black Light room where you will discover a new way to view and appreciate art: through glow in the dark. The Black Light room allows you to lounge in bean bags as your eyes wander over the fluorescent pieces that make for a unique art experience. SAN DIEGO K1 Speed k1speed.com – K1 Speed turns your average go karting into Glo Karting, Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.

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PALM SPRINGS Friends of the Desert Mountains desertmountains.org – Shining their black lights, excited guests try to spot glowing scorpions wandering along the trail. Along with the Friends of the Desert Mountains, guests will not only be able to see these creatures giving off brilliant glowing lights, they will be able to learn about them as well. Laser Oasis laseroasis.com – Channel your inner Barney Stinson as you explore the 6,000-squarefoot arena and forget the other team members are friends and family as you aim to earn points by hitting anyone that is now your enemy. You can also

take part in a laser maze and face your fears by trying out a rope course. RIVERSIDE Glo Mini Golf glominigolf.com – Take mini golf to another level by playing—you guessed it—in the dark. The Glo Mini Golf course will not only provide you with a new way to play mini golf, but it will also take you around the world in just 27 holes. Throughout the course, you will see famous, glowing landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, as you take on putt after putt. SAN BERNARDINO Blacklight Slide blacklightslide.com – If you’re looking to get glowed yourself, the Blacklight Slide will make your wish come true. The slides are filled with neon glow in the dark water ensuring that you’ll get splattered with the shining substance. After you’ve tuckered yourself out on the slide, head to the DJ to glow as you dance.

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AFTER PARTY

– The Blacklight Slide supports several charities including Ronald McDonald House and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

– Laser Oasis is the only indoor facility of its kind in the valley and features 17,000 square feet of fun.

– Compete against your co-workers and book your next corporate event at K1 Speed!

The Glowzone offers a variety of glow in the dark activities including a ninja course, a laser maze, Spin Zone Bumper Cars and more!

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until closing. Ride in glowing go karts and race against your friends down tracks illuminated by the black lights above. The race will feel much more suspenseful, and maybe even a bit more dangerous, which is perfect for those customers looking for an adrenaline rush.

GLOWZONE HUNTINGTON BEACH 7227 Edinger Ave Huntington Beach, CA 92647 714.316.0775 www.glowzone.us


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Andrea Young Dishes on Foodie and Fashion Haven Union Market Tustin

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Expert: Andrea Young Credentials: Owner of Union Market Tustin In Their Shoes: Before her current role, Andrea Young was a stationery store owner.

Andrea Young is the co-creator of Union Market Tustin, a 22,000-square-foot in-

dustrial-style marketplace located in The District at Tustin Legacy. Since 2014, the Union Market Tustin has offered a variety of tasty dishes, refreshing drinks, and

beautiful items from small business owners. The marketplace is currently home

to 23 restaurants and boutiques, which are all arranged to fit in a puzzle shape.

While Young has been developing other Union Markets, we brought her back to ruminate on the Union Market Tustin’s beginnings and how it continues to grow and serve the community daily.

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UNION MARKET TUSTIN IN THE DISTRICT AT TUSTIN LEGACY 2493 Park Ave Tustin, CA 92782 949.375.0749 www.unionmarkettustin.com

“WE ARE NOT JUST A FOOD HALL, WE HAVE IT ALL: RETAIL, RESTAURANTS, BAR, SPECIALTY SHOPS, LIVE MUSIC AND A MUSIC PRODUCING VENUE. WE ARE AN EXPERIENCE!” — A N D R E A YO U N G

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“I JUST LOVE WHEN I WALK AROUND AND HEAR ALL THE AMAZING COMMENTS FROM OUR SHOPPERS.” — A N D R E A YO U N G

Andrea’s Must Try Dishes Hatch: Pastrami Slider and Lama Nui Tiki Cocktail The Kroft: Short Rib Poutine Cubed: Cali Bowl Mr. Holmes Bakehouse: Raspberry Hibiscus Kouign Amann Market2Plate: Build Your Own Pasta Dish Kettlebar: Pan Roast The Central Bar: Mexican Bonfire Portola Coffee Roasters: Hot or Cold Mocha Treatery: Dark, Milk or White Chocolate Treat Jars The Dirty Cookie: Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Bear Cheese Tart: The Baked Cheese Tarts Milk Box Bar: Matcha Milk Tea Front Porch Pops: Mile High Pop Sundae Churned Creamery: Salted Butter Caramel CroCream With Topping Crêpe Coop: OG Crepe Sweets Choice: Happy Hippos by Kinder

Q: What about The District at Tustin Legacy drew you to open your first Union Market there? Andrea Young: Actually, they approached me. But when I went to visit the mall to see the space, I just knew it was a perfect fit. The feeling I got from the management/landlord, which is key, was fantastic and I still feel the same three years later.

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Q: What makes the Union Market Tustin different from other retail and restaurant concepts? AY: We are not just a food hall, we have it all: retail, restaurants, bar, specialty shops, live music and a music producing venue. We are an experience!

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The Center Andrea Young co-owns The Central Bar in the middle of the market. With its close proximity to the stage, it allows visitors to eat and drink while listening to live music. What’s in a Name: The Union Market’s name derives from the definition of union (“the act of being joined”), which best describes its purpose—to work together to be successful and bring the community together.

Q: What was your inspiration when designing the aesthetic of Union Market Tustin? AY: I wanted a warm and hip environment that’s pretty neutral with some small design aspects. Nothing over the top so when the tenants design their own spaces, they stand out. Q: The marketplace is set up as a close-knit community. How did you decide to divide the space to accommodate a variety of different restaurants and shops? AY: When we reached out to prospective tenants, we knew that we wanted 50 percent food and 50 percent other shops. So based on our tenant list, we designed the layout and what worked best for everyone. Q: How has the Union Market grown and developed since opening in 2014?

AY: We have definitely come into our own, all the tenants are flourishing and we have constant foot traffic. It takes time but we did it! Q: What is your favorite item that you've purchased from a boutique here in the center? AY: I love my small retailers so much, I bought the Grand Bazaar from Spice & Tulips—I use it daily. I also love the jewelry from The Shangri-La, I think I wear her earrings every day. I bought the cutest baby outfit at The Treehouse for my niece. She loved it. And I never go wrong at Luella Boutique when I need a cute new outfit. Q: What is something unique about the Union Market Tustin that most visitors don't know about? AY: Well, what is so exciting for me is that my grandfather was stationed on this exact land in the Marine Corps Air Station in the ‘40s and 80 years later I'm ‘stationed’ here. Q: What is the most rewarding part about owning and developing concepts? AY: I just love when I walk around and hear all the amazing comments from our shoppers. Sometimes I sit at the bar just to listen to the chatter.


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WeAreTreo This Orange County DJ Collective is Enjoying Life One Party at a Time WRITTEN BY: IAN HAYS PHOTOGRAPHED BY: ADAM GENTRY

Orange County knows how to have a good time. There are the beaches for the day and nightlife galore—especially for the music lovers out there. When you think of the Orange County music scene, a lot of alternative, surf and reggae rock comes to mind. And you would be correct. WeAreTreo (We Are Tree-oh) is here to get that sand out of your ears. The DJ collective consists of Ace Future, Trevor Shawn and John-Gregory. Ace and John met Trevor at a RVCA event and the rest is history. After coming together, a vision began to take shape with not only their music, but signature Orange County good vibes, a “cruisey” lifestyle. Part of that is increasing the brand beyond just electronic music. It’s a lifestyle. WeAreTreo collaborated with DVS in creating a shoe that you “can wear while scoping waves, or while playing a show.” And it’s this kind of dedication that is causing heads to turn and gigs to fill up. When people come to see WeAreTreo, they expect an unforgettable party.

John-Gregory

As Ace puts it, “We spend our time surfin’ and just makin’ great tunes.” These OC boys may surf by day, but by night, they are one of the most sought after DJ acts in Southern California. And that love has permeated the state’s borders. WeAreTreo has had residencies at Hakkasan, Jewel and Wet Republic in Las Vegas, OMNIA San Diego and E11even Miami. You can still catch them at these and other clubs across the US. Back when they were still trying to make a name for themselves, they were lucky enough to play certain smaller venues on a consistent basis. It was there they learned about limits on good times. After one friend was banned from that club on two separate occasions, WeAreTreo learned good times are all about balance. WeAreTreo even brought their movement to Asia during August and September. As the guys say, “People are hungry for it and we are happy to bring it to them.”

Ace Future Trevor Shawn

These OC boys may surf by day, but by night, they are one of the most sought after DJ acts in Southern California.

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Night at El Museo California Mexicana Will Capture Your California He(art) WRITTEN BY: RACHELLE CANO

of Native Californians and Man has long colonial cohabitation. A signature posited the painting, San Gabriel Mission, creation of the oil on canvass, c. 1832 by world, its culture Ferdinand Deppe comes from and religious their permanent collection and ideas through depicts mission life set against the visual art. Exciting magnificent landscape of the San works of art that Gabriel Mountains. depict life in California during Cody Lee, Director of Marketing, the Spanish and LAM’s Executive Director Colonial rule, Mexico’s reign as Malcolm Warner believe the well as vibrant, contemporary exhibition is far-reaching, gaining Latino pieces of the 20th century interest from diverse will be on display at the audiences throughout Laguna Art Museum Orange County and LEARN SOME (LAM). The California KNOWLEDGE beyond those who wish Mexicana: Mission to School tours to experience California’s Murals, 1820-1930 for all grade rich history. exhibit, part of Pacific levels are free “LA/LA is such a great Standard Time: LA/ of charge. This theme for this iteration exhibition, LA, will run from Oct. in particular, of PST because Southern 15 to Jan. 14. There is will align with California’s history, no way of denying the curriculum current demographics Latin flavor that has left standards. and future development its traces on this earthly are so interconnected paradise called California. REAL PIECE with Latin America. OF WORK Led by the Getty and We’re optimistic that it The California years in the making, will inspire visitors to Mexicana exhibit the goal of California explore museums for will feature Mexicana is to ignite pieces of art new perspectives on and inspire the spanning from art and culture. And, we “culturally curious” landscapes of hope that they have fun,” through the arts while Alta California to said Lee. works by Diego creating a kind of Rivera. California will never synergy of art, music, escape the deep language and culture, connection to her Latin as well as a greater roots. From San Francisco down understanding of human impact. to San Diego, those who came LAM’s thematically linked before will not be forgotten; we pieces were collected from will forever feel the essence of across the country through a their presence lingering in the generous grant from the Getty missions that still stand strong in Foundation. Curator, Professor powerful ecclesiastical heritage, Katherine E. Manthorne of to the architecture gracing her The Graduate Center, CUNY, cities. History is present in the assisted by Professor Alberto language still spoken and in the Nulman, Universidad Nacional delicious cuisine we have grown Autónoma de México, focus on to call our own. And, for a time historical works by both Latin it is represented at LAM and and Anglo artists, revealing throughout the Southland. California’s earliest beginnings

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FERDINAND DEPPE

San Gabriel Mission Oil on canvas, c. 1832 Laguna Art Museum Collection Gift of Nancy Dustin Wall Moure

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Translation from the Maya, 1940 Oil on Celotex Laguna Art Museum Collection Museum purchase with funds provided through prior gift of Lois Outerbridge

HERNANDO VILLA

Old Mission (San Juan Capistrano), 1920 Gouache on paper Laguna Art Museum Collection Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Rosenthal, Jr

MEYER STRAUS

Entering Monterey, California, 1877 Oil on canvas Private Collection

“We’re optimistic that it will inspire visitors to explore museums for new perspectives on art and culture.” —Cody Lee

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