Native Knowledge BY LOCALS FOR LOCALS // Where to be Monday - Sunday
If I am on the hunt for used, rare and out-of-print books, I look no further than Bookman in Orange. They have a helpful staff to assist you in finding that specific book you are searching for.”
DEBORAH WALTZ Owner and Interior Designer, Peinture
MATT GENOVA Realtor, Arbor Real Estate Professionals
There’s no better way to start a Monday than at this off-the-beaten-path coffee house in the hills of Orange. Tru Bru serves fair trade, organic coffee and a variety of delicious eats—as well as a great atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. I recommend the breakfast sandwich—add avocado and a drip coffee!
Start the week with my daily pier-to-pier run. Good to clear the mind and get my punch list for the week done. Ho Sum Bistro at lunch for a Combo Salad + WonTon Soup with lots of hot sauce!
My showroom, Peinture at SOCO, is just steps T from Taco Maria, which is one of my favorite places to eat in Orange County. Chef Salgado’s à la carte tacos, especially the arrachera, are the perfect way to celebrate Taco Tuesday—or any day of the week!
I’m a Taco Tuesday guy so, depending on business or pleasure, mix it up between El Ranchito and Great Mex on the Peninsula. I keep it simple and go with regular street tacos drenched in salsa roja at either spot. T
www.avilaselranchito.com | www.greatmexgrill.com
When I have a quick second to break away W from working at Peinture and need to get my shopping fix, I go to Blondies Style in Tustin. It’s a 4,000-square-foot space offering unique women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories. It’s the only place I buy clothes! They also host private parties and events in a beautiful and inviting space. www.blondiesstyle.com
If I am on the hunt for used, rare and out-ofprint books, I look no further than Bookman in Orange. They have a helpful staff to assist you in finding that specific book you are searching for. I’ve been known to spend half a day there! T
Every couple months on a Friday afternoon, you’ll find me at Latitude 33 Hair Artistry Inc. in Orange. It’s OC’s newest premier trendsetting salon, and they always work their magic on my hair. It is the ultimate beauty experience with its cutting edge and inspiring atmosphere. F
After my Saturday workshop class at Peinture, I will take the time to recharge and get inspired at Country Roads Antiques & Gardens in historic Old Towne Orange. It’s a family-run store with over 70 vendors offering vintage and antique items, along with a beautiful garden in the back. I can always find that unique piece I’m looking for at this place! S
On Sunday afternoons, my kids and I will go to the Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim Hills. It consists of three adjoining canyons, four miles of hiking trails and a small museum. Oak Canyon Nature Center is a great place for kids’ birthday parties and a tranquil setting for wedding ceremonies—my kids and I love to spend the afternoon exploring. S
| OCTOBER 2015
Tacos have Tuesday so wings have Wednesday. A friend and I have a tradition of grabbing the 50-cent hot wings (spicy chili!) at Balboa Barbie Q in the fun zone. Then there just may be a stop at the Balboa Saloon for a pitcher and catching up with the locals. A solid push into the back end of the week. W
www.balboabarbieq.com | www.balboasaloon.com
Try and make it to Sessions at least once a week. Love the laid-back vibe and the food is awesome. Get my fix with a Meddock Melee (sub lettuce for sprouts), house salad and some Shaka Spuds. Always leave with a smile on my face. T
After my morning home previews, meet back at the Arbor office to go over the week with colleagues. That normally puts us at Mutt Lynch’s or Blackie’s for the perfect sunset/end of the week toast. Something about our local dive bars on the beach! www.muttlynchs.com | www.blackiesbythesea.com F
Try and sleep in but between the dog and the sand, I’m outside enjoying the beach. I’ll run by Bear Flag and grab some fresh ahi poke and chips with some chowder. It’s the perfect sharable food that’s healthy and comforting for the family. S
Pier-to-pier with my wife and stop for a morning coffee at Newport Coffee Company. Spend the rest of the day with my boys at some sports facility then hit Growers Direct and the Butchery for an evening BBQ at home. Maple Bourbon steak tips, asparagus, salad and fresh pineapple or watermelon usually is the go-to. S
www.newportcoffeeco.com | www.butcherymeats.com
Try and make it to Sessions at least once a week. Love the laidback vibe and the food is awesome.”
SESSIONS SANDWICHES - Photoy By: Anh Nguyen