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GOOD ALWAYS WINS

Orange County’s Philanthropic Foundations Making a Difference

TRAVEL

California’s Best Boutique Hotels and Southern California Day Trips

OUT&ABOUT

Insider’s Guide On Where To Go For The Best Beaches, World-Class Golfing, Outdoor Adventures and More


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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

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t is with great pride and much personal affection that I invite you to spend time exploring OC InRoom Magazine. Every day I realize how fortunate I am to live in a place with year-round sunny weather and more than forty miles of spectacular coastline, appropriately named the California Riviera. Whether it is waterfront dining, a relaxing day at the beach or my personal favorite - a weekend spa retreat, OC InRoom Magazine hopes to provide you with the very best that Orange County has to offer. Being a bit of a travel bug myself, we have included several exciting day trips throughout Southern California, a luxury destination feature on the beautiful and unforgettable Bali, and also a few boutique hotels that we’re sure you will enjoy. We are very proud of our Philanthropic section that presents a few organizations truly making a difference here in Orange County. Rancho Las Lomas is not only a spectacular event venue but also a wildlife sanctuary and zoological garden that provides the best possible environment for the animals in their care. Also featured in Philanthropic is Hearts of Montage, a foundation that has impacted the community through the group’s support of a wide array of non-profit organizations. I hope you enjoy the magazine and your stay in beautiful Orange County. Happy Fall!

FALL 2014

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CONTENTS 8 AUTOTROPOLIS

rOrange County’s thriving automobile metropolis.

14 OUT & ABOUT Insider’s tour guide on where to go for the best beaches, world-class golfing, outdoor adventures and more.

28 CULTURAL Calendar of exciting and noteworthy entertainment from performing arts and museums to local parades and sporting events.

40 SHOPPING

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Where to shop for the best clothes, home décor, jewelry, gifts and more.

48 EAT & DRINK From bakeries and cafés to sushi bars and steakhouses, a complete dining guide to the best of the best.

64 WELLNESS Showcasing the best health and wellness spots. Your guide to rejuvenate and invigorate.

74 TRAVEL

Luxury travel destinations, boutique hotels and exciting day trips in Southern California.

90 PHILANTHROPIC Highlighting organizations that make a difference in Orange County.


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Autotropolis A LAND WHERE BENTLEYS AND FERRARIS ARE COMMONPLACE, PORSCHES A DIME A DOZEN AND BMWS PLENTIFUL AS STARBUCKS Text by ROB HALLSTROM

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range County is a thriving automobile metropolis, especially so for sports cars and luxury seadans where are literally a dime a dozen. From BMWs and Range Rovers to Bentleys and Rolls Royces, few areas boast the wealth of high-end, premium cars that OC does. Newport Beach auto dealers comprise the cream of the crop for new and pre-owned vehicles, and Newport is home to some of the highest volume selling dealers in the world. If there were a Rodeo Drive of luxury and exotic cars in this upscale beach community, it would be a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between Newport Boulevard and Dover Drive. Known as mariner’s mile for its nearby shipyards, boat dealers, prestigious yacht clubs, and the countless luxury vessels moored along the shore, it’s the Ferraris, McLarens, and Maseratis that sparkle like jewelry from showroom floors, cating the eyes of passersby. While this stretch of PCH includes a number of premium dealers, many more are located just blocks south, including Audi, Porsche, and Bentley. And just a mile or so farther will find Aston Martin, Range Rover, Mercedes Benz, Rolls Royce, Lotus and others. The culmination of brands is a cornucopia of auto exotica. Whether a serious buyer or casual window shopper, treat yourself to the world-class auto boutiques of Newport Beach.


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ASTON MARTIN / JAGUAR / LAND ROVER Aston Martin - Jaguar - Land Rover Newport Beach is the premier destination to lease or purchase a new or pre-owned model from any of its highly distinguished marques. The wellestablished luxury dealer, which resides just minutes from the coast, enjoys the status of being one the world’s largest dealers for each of its three franchised lines. In addition to the dedicated showrooms and sales staff, the dealer operates the largest Aston Martin – Jaguar – Land Rover service center in North America. With various on-site amenities, the dealership also houses a gift boutique offering branded merchandise and collectibles, as well as a café and lounge with complimentary services.

ASTON MARTIN – JAGUAR – LAND ROVER OF NEWPORT BEACH 1540 Jamboree Road | Newport Beach | 949.999.5500 | www.jaguarnewportbeach.com

MCLAREN One of the newest additions to the auto dealers along PCH is McLaren of Newport Beach. This supercar boutique will have you acting like a kid in a candy store with its latest models on display, including a McLaren F1 racecar. The company’s dedicated team of McLaren specialists are on hand to ensure your ownership experience embodies the core values of McLaren delivering the ultimate ownership experience.

MCLAREN NEWPORT BEACH

2540 West Coast Highway |Newport Beach | 888.905.5474 | www.mclarennb.com

AUDI / BENTLEY / PORSCHE Home to one of the oldest dealers in the area, Newport Auto Center on Pacific Coast Highway offers three very distinct and classic luxury franchised lines including Porsche, Audi, and Bentley. In addition to an extensive vehicle inventory, each marquee is housed within dedicated showrooms specifically tailored to suit the unique character of each brand. Dedicated sales, parts and boutique departments cater to individual needs, as does a massive on-site vehicle service center. The dealership’s storied thirty-fiveyear history is unparalleled and testament to its premium offering and quality customer care.

NEWPORT AUTO CENTER

445 East Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.673.0900 | www.newportautocenter.com


FERRARI / LAMBORGHINI / BMW / MERCEDES-BENZ Known for its abundance and quality of luxury and exotic preowned vehicles, the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, and other fine import and domestic models, Phillips Auto is your one-stop shop for purchase and consignment. Located on Pacific Coast Highway, the pre-owned dealer has earned a reputation for stocking only the best, low mile, quality vehicles. The dealership’s personal attention and quality service provides a gratifying purchasing experience. A market leader in Southern California since 1984, Phillips ships throughout the United States, as well as internationally.

PHILLIPS AUTO

1220 West Pacific Coast Highway| Newport Beach | 949.574.7777 | 888.818.7748 | www.phillipsauto.com

FERRARI Located opposite the prestigious Balboa Bay Club on Pacific Coast Highway, Ferrari of Newport Beach perhaps causes the most rubber-necking along the street. Its impressive showroom encompasses the largest selection of new and pre-owned Ferrari in Orange County. In addition to its extensive inventory, the dealer features a walled display case of highly desirable boutique merchandise and collectibles bearing the iconic prancing horse. The contemporary two-story facility embodies the passion, history and prestige of the storied vehicles it houses.

FERRARI MASERATI OF NEWPORT BEACH

1000 W Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 866.567.8445 | www.ferrariofnewportbeach.com


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ROLLS-ROYCE Opposite of John Wayne Airport and just a short drive from PCH, Newport European boasts a spacious and luxurious home for its Rolls-Royce and Lotus product line. The luxury dealer also houses a wide range of new and pre-owned vehicles from Aston Martin, Spyker, Lotus and more. As with the unparalleled sophistication of its vehicles, Newport European rewards its clientele with only the highest caliber attention.

ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS / NEWPORT EUROPEAN 4040 Campus Drive | Newport Beach | 949.515.6200 | www.newporteuropean.com


BMW One of the anchor dealerships along Pacific Coast Highway, Sterling BMW moved to its current three-story location in 1996. While large in scale with a beautiful and spacious showroom, a 32bay service center, and plentiful parts department, the dealer is known primarily for its friendly and professional service. Family owned and operated, Sterling prides itself in offering personalized guest services such as complimentary vehicle loans, hand car wash and detail service, courtesy valet and other premium services.

STERLING BMW

3000 West Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.645.5900 | www.sterlingbmw.com

MERCEDES-BENZ Family owned and operated since 1946, Fletcher Jones has grown into one of the largest and most-respected automotive groups in the world. Its flagship store, Fletcher Jones Motorcars, is the largest Mercedes-Benz dealer in the world. Located adjacent to upper Newport Bay, the massive and ultra luxurious dealership features an elegantly appointed showroom with an unmatched inventory of new and pre-owned Mercedes vehicles, state-of-the-art service and collision centers, and an equally impressive parts department and accessory boutique. Guest services include amenities such as complimentary loaners, courtesy hand car wash and even on-site manicurist and shoeshine services. In addition to complimentary Starbucks coffee, the dealer also offers workstations and gaming for youngsters in the play area. Still other perks include courtesy airport shuttle and parking services. With this amount of pampering, it’s no wonder the dealer has enjoyed its prestigious numberone ranking year after year.

FLETCHER JONES MOTORCARS

3300 Jamboree Road | Newport Beach | 949.718.3000 | www.fjmercedes.com

PORSCHE / FERRARI / MERCEDES / JAGUAR / MC Find, drive and enjoy the classic of your dreams at European Collectibles. From concourse winning show cars to daily drivers, European Collectibles offers a wide selection of European classics from Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes, MG, Austin Healey and others.

EUROPEAN COLLECTIBLES

600 West Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.538.7900 | www.europeancollectibles.com

MASERATI Located on Pacific Coast Highway next door to Ferrari, Maserati of Newport Beach is another must visit destination, even if to drool over the dozens of new and pre-owned Maseratis within its impressive and eloquently appointed showroom. In addition to a comfy guest area, where one can sip complementary expressos, the showroom features a an accessories boutique with Trident logo collectibles.

MASERATI OF NEWPORT BEACH

1100 West Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 888.703.7242 www.maseratiofnewportbeach.com


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Sun, Surf & Sand

Paradise found

Balboa Island Ferry

The Balboa Island ferries travel over 3,200 miles a year, making the approximately 800 foot trip over 200 times a day between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. Ferries leave every five minutes for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers and passengers in vehicles. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 6:30 am to midnight. Friday and Saturday nights the hours are extended until 2:00 am. Fares for adults are $1.00, children $0.50, vehicle with driver is $2.00, passengers are extra. www.balboaislandferry.com | 949.673.1070


Edge of the Sea

TIDE

POOLS

Crystal Cove

This state park is one of Southern California’s most treasured gems. The park offers around 3.2 miles of beach, where explorers will find tide pools with a fascinating array of marine life. The park also offers volunteer-led tide pool walks on certain days. Crystal Cove is a great place to visit because the beach is absolutely pristine and reminiscent of California beaches of yesteryear. Plus, there is a delicious beach-themed restaurant on the sand called Beachcomber and a Ruby’s Shake Shack up at the top of the hill on Pacific Coast Hwy. Beach Access: East Pacific Coast Highway in between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach with easy access from I-5, 405 and 73 | Laguna Beach | Tide Update: www.tides.info

Little Corona Beach

Not commonly known by tourists, Little Corona Beach boasts the best tide pools in the region – perfect for the kids to explore in a beautiful secluded area and observe some of the local wildlife. Commonly spotted here are numerous small fish, crabs, starfish, sea urchins and more. Don’t forget to bring sturdy beach sandals for exploring, as the tide pools can be quite rough. Beach Access: Ocean Boulevard | Newport Beach | Tide Update: www.tides.info


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BEACHES

Over thirty-eight million vacationers come to Orange County each year. They are drawn to the forty-two miles of captivating scenic coastline filled with some of America’s most famous beaches.


Newport Beach

Main Beach Laguna

Main Beach is a busy, urban beach nestled in the middle of downtown Laguna. This small beach attracts a lot of visitors, especially in summer. A boardwalk runs the length of the beach where artists and street musicians set up along the coast. The park and plaza that abut the beach include basketball and volleyball courts, a playground and picnic tables. This is a terrific place to walk on the bluff and walk down to several coves along the way. At night, Main Beach’s waterfront walk is popular with strolling sweethearts.

Corona del Mar State Beach

Located down steps or a path from Ocean Boulevard, Big Corona as its known by locals offers stunning views of the Newport Beach jetties and bay at Inspiration Point Park. This entire beach area was once known for its powerful waves that surfers enjoyed but now is docile to child’s play because of the break created by the jetties. The beach looks across the bay to Newport Beach’s peninsula and famous surfing spot The Wedge. The powerful waves that roll into The Wedge are the same waves that would have impacted Corona del Mar beaches, had the jetty not been built in the early 1900’s. The beaches allow dogs after 5:00 pm and early morning. Beach Access: Ocean Boulevard | Newport Beach

Beach Access: Laguna Canyon Road and South Coast Highway | Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Crystal Cove State Park

Newport Pier

One of OC’s beach meccas, the Newport Pier area, which roughly runs from about 18th Street up to 21st Street and beyond, is a whirlwind of activity and is definitely the place to be, especially during the summer. There is so much going on in this dynamic coastal city, it is hard to know where to start. Swimming, boogie boarding, skim boarding, surfing and fishing, not to mention jetty climbing, are considered great recreation around here and make any person feel like he/she is on a holiday. Beach Access: Off Balboa Boulevard at McFadden Place and Ocean Front Street | Newport Beach

The Wedge

The Wedge is one of the most famous bodysurfing and body boarding spots in the world. Known for its immense waves, this place has earned its reputation as a dare devil’s haven. In some stretches of the Wedge, it is recommended to just watch the action unless you’re an expert. The waves slightly farther north are tamer and more suitable for surfers and swimmers of all experience levels. Beach Access: At West Jetty View Park, tip of Balboa Peninsula, end of Channel Road | Newport Beach

A secluded beach stretching some 3.5 miles, an official “underwater park” teeming with reefs and 2,000-plus wooded acres for exploring make Crystal Cove State Park a remarkable escape from the crowds and bustle of Newport Harbor. Tide pools and coves delight visitors to the beach year-round, though rangers advise exploration of these during winter, when lower tides present clearer views of the aquatic life. Carved into the park’s ridges and canyons are more than 23 miles of mountain-biking, horsebackriding and hiking trails, many of which feature steep, rocky climbs. Beach Access: E Pacific Coast Highway in between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach with easy access from I-5, 405 and 73 | Laguna Beach

Shaw’s Cove

This picturesque cove has tide-pools and has become a popular diving destination. The crevice is in 15-20 ft of water depending on the tide. There are plenty of smaller channels into the reef as you go deeper. If you dive around the reef on the eastern side of the cove, you can exit the water at Fisherman’s Cove. Shaw’s Cove is monitored by the Laguna Beach life guards so make sure you have a buddy and a snorkel - they check. Beach Access: At Fairview Street and Cliff Drive | Laguna Beach

Aliso County Beach

Aliso Beach Park features sandy beaches, rocky promontories and scenic coastal foothills. These geological features combine to form one of the most recreationally appealing areas along the entire California coast. The park consists of two sections, the beach itself and an inland area surrounded by native coastal chaparral. Aliso is also the site for championship skim board contest. Beach Access: 31131 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach

Thalia Street Beach

This beach is almost exclusively used by locals of all ages who surf and skim. Thalia is one of those neighborhood gems offering many opportunities to soak up the local culture. This is a surfing beach and is not for use by swimmers or body boarders. Swimming is permitted south of the beach (past the surf flag) at the northern end of Anita Street beach. Beach Access: Just look for the surf shop on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Thalia Street in Laguna Beach that calls itself Thalia Street Surf Shop. The beach is located at the bottom of the street down a set of stairs | Laguna Beach

Thousand Steps Beach

Two hundred nineteen concrete steps lead to a small beach at the base of a Laguna cliff near the Montage Resort. As you descend the stairs you will get glimpses of the ocean and the beach. The stairs are covered with trees and vines in a thick canopy, so take your time;


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the stairs are very steep. This beach is great for surfing, body surfing, volleyball and some good ol’ sunbathing. When the surf is up, you will get to see some spectacular waves crashing against the rock outcroppings. Beach Access: At 9th Street and South Coast Highway | South Laguna

that stands tall at the north end of the beach. The 16th century looking Victorian turret or lighthouse type structure, built as a spiral staircase access to the beach from the towering residence above, was built in 1926.

Victoria Beach is one of Laguna’s most private public beaches mainly because it is not easy to find and provides very limited parking. Beach Access: Pacific Coast Highway and Victoria Drive | South Laguna

Huntington Beach Huntington State Beach & Pier

The crown jewel of the recreation system is the wide expanse of beautiful and pristine beaches, where large crowds gather to watch professional sporting events as the U.S. Open of Surfing, AV P Pro Beach Volleyball and the Surf City USA Marathon. From the serious water sports competitor to the amateur just out for fun, the Huntington Beach Pier offers something for everyone.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is the southern most city beach that is guarded by the City of Laguna Beach, Department of Marine Safety; located just north of Aliso Creek Beach. It is best accessed by the ramp at the southwest corner of the Montage Resort.Popular activities include swimming, skin and scuba diving, tide pooling, and other beach activities. The beach has a good amount of sand, but can get crowded during weekend or hot summer days. This beach is mostly sand bottom with shorebreak type surf. The beach can become steep at times depending on the sand. The surf can become large with numerous rip currents forming at the north end along the rocks and at the southern end as well. Skimming is allowed at the southern end of the beach.

Beach Access: Along Pacific Coast Highway and extends north from Beach Boulevard to Seapoint Street | Huntington Beach

Beach Access: Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint Avenue and 21st Street | Huntington Beach

Dana Point Dana Point Harbor Baby Beach

For moms, Baby Beach can be an ideal place to let toddlers blow off steam by splashing around and digging in sand. It’s nestled in Dana Point Harbor, so waves are nonexistent. Nearby are rentals for water sports plus Pilgrim tours and the Ocean Institute. Beach Access: 34551 Puerto Place | Dana Point

Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach truly is one of the favorite beaches for barbecues and family picnics. Its beautiful grass lawns, tables and grills, volleyball courts and clean sand beach are all close to the parking lot, so you don’t have far to walk. This Dana Point favorite has a fiveacre lawn with private picnic facility rentals plus a sand beach and plenty of restrooms, food concessions, showers, etc. Doheny State Beach is the readers’ choice as the County’s “Best Camping Site” in the Orange County Register’s 14th Annual Best of Orange County survey. Beach Access: 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point

Salt Creek Beach

Beach Access: Pacific Coast Highway and Victoria Drive | South Laguna

Victoria Beach

Victoria Beach is located south of main beach and is known for its white sandy beach, beautiful blue-green waters and unique residences. The main attraction is the tower

to keep the beach clean and safe. Huntington Dog Beach is considered doggy-heaven by most visitors. Dogs come from all over the world to play in the sand and splash in the surf.

Huntington Dog Beach

The Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach is a non-profit organization that works to preserve access to the beach for dogs and

The long, sandy beach is a popular surfing spot. Both upland and beach facilities can be reached from Ritz Carlton Drive off Pacific Coast Highway. From the west side of the lot, a paved path leads to the beach and to the grassy, seven-acre Bluff Park, which has benches, barbecue grills and picnic tables. Beach Access: 33333 S Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point


Off The Grid

SCOTCHMAN’S

COVE

Hidden off the grid between Newport Coast and Laguna Beach within the Crystal Cove State Park, you will find Scotchsman’s Cove, a secret surf haven. It consists of a zigzag of wooden steps to a hidden beach, grouping of reefs and tide pools. This place is a favorite among locals and considered sacred. With the right swell and tide - this place goes off. Beach Access: Scotchman’s Cove is located off Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach. Access the cove at Reef Point.


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trailblazing Nestled in Orange County’s canyons, slopes, beaches and mountains you will find meticulously kept paths of varying difficulty that show a naturally breathtaking side of SoCal. These carved routes will most certainly allow you to get in touch with OC in a unique, refreshingly rustic way.


Crystal Cove State Park

This park is undeveloped with wooded ravines, open coastal bluffs and a small significant stretch of Pacific coastline. Eighteen miles of trails may be found in 2400 acres of wilderness, with three separate trails including easy, moderate or difficult. Docent led, backcountry hikes are scheduled most Saturdays and Sundays. Hikes are three to five miles, and last about two hours. Hike Access: El Moro Visitor Center – from Coast Highway, turn inland at the School/ State Park light and follow park signs. Laguna Beach | 949.494.3539 | www.crystalcovestatepark.com

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park’s 6500 acres lie within some of the last remaining coastal canyons in Southern California. The park ecosystem is primarily Coastal Sage Scrub, with Maritime Chaparral, Oak Woodlands, Riparian habitats, and the ONLY natural lakes in Orange County. The James and Rosemary Nix Nature Center, full of interesting displays and with amenities in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park’s Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area, is approximately five miles south of the I-5/405 and approximately two miles north of El Toro Road. There are several trails from this point for all levels of fitness. Docent led hikes, such as Elder Trek to learn about the outdoors and diverse plant life, Cultural Resource Hike to learn how Native Americans used various plants and a Fitness Hike, are offered. Hike Access: 18751 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.923.2235

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park

Every year, more than one million people visit the Upper Newport Bay. Birders, joggers, bicyclists, hikers, kayakers, horseback riders, educators, outdoor enthusiasts, and others enjoy the Back Bay’s natural beauty and variety of activities. It is one of only a few remaining estuaries in Southern California and is the home of nearly two hundred species of birds, including several endangered species, as well as numerous species of mammals, fish, other critters and native plants. The ten-mile trail has multiple entry points along the loop, with opportunities for scenic stops and visits to local educational facilities along the way. The Environmental Nature Center at the Upper Newport Bay inspires all generations to protect the natural world by serving as our community’s foremost authority on ecological responsibility, sustainable practices and environmental education.

Set out for the Top of the World hike along a scenic crest in the mountains backing Laguna Beach. This is a 2.5-mile (round-trip) “reverse hike” in the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. You’ll start by hiking downhill and finish with 700 feet of cardio climbing on the return journey. All in all, it’s an efficient workout on Canyon Acres Trail, crossing the steep slope between the bottom of Laguna Canyon and the round 1000-foot summit, Top of the World. Start by taking a short dirt road from the trailhead at Alta Laguna Park up to the Top of the World. On a clear day, the views blast out in all directions. Descend Canyon Acres Trail, relishing big views up and down Laguna Canyon. Keep an eye to your right, and spot a pair of small arches in the sandstone along the trail. As you near the canyon bottom, a loop in the trail will take you back up the canyon wall on the steep climb to Top of the World.

Hike Access: 2301 University Drive | Newport Beach | 949.923.2290

Hike Access: 28373 Alicia Parkway | Laguna Niguel | 949.923.2200

Top of the World

Set out for the Top of the World hike along a scenic crest in the mountains backing Laguna Beach. This is a 2.5-mile (round-trip) “reverse hike” in the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. You’ll start by hiking downhill and finish with 700 feet of cardio climbing on the return journey. All in, it’s an efficient workout on Canyon Acres Trail, crossing the steep slope between the bottom of Laguna Canyon and the round 1,000-foot summit, Top of the World. Start by taking a short dirt road from the trailhead at Alta Laguna Park and up to the Top of the World. On a clear day, the views blast out in all directions. Descend Canyon Acres Trail, relishing big views up and down Laguna Canyon. Keep an eye to your right and spot a pair of small arches in the sandstone along the trail. As you near the canyon bottom, a loop in the trail will take you back up the canyon wall on the steep climb to Top of the World. Hike Access: 28373 Alicia Parkway | Laguna Niguel | 949.923.2200


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GOLF

FROM THE STUNNING OCEAN

VIEWS ALONG THE COAST TO THE INLAND ROLLING TERRAIN SURROUNDED BY RUGGED HILLSIDES, ORANGE COUNTY OFFERS THE MOST DIVERSE GOLF COURSES IN CALIFORNIA


Monarch Beach Golf Links

Nestled along the Pacific Ocean is a 6601 yard, par 71 course by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Named the “Top 100 Golf Shops in the County” for the year 2010, the 1200 squarefoot pro shop has a wide variety of golf apparel and resort wear featuring name brands such as Tommy Bahama, Ashworth, Greg Norman, Byron Nelson, Sigrid Olsen and EP Pro to name a few. Monarch Beach Golf Links | 22 Monarch Beach Resort Drive North | Dana Point | 949.240.8247 | www.monarchbeachgolf.com

Pelican Hill Ocean North Course

Meandering along an elevated plateau, Ocean North reflects the classic “Scottish Links” style with dramatic elevation changes that create spectacular vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Newport Harbor. Designed by Tom Fazio, the indigenous landscape has been kept intact and therefore plays an important role in the challenge and beauty of this par 71 and 6945 yard course. Pelican Hill Ocean North Course | 22800 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 949.467.6800 | www.pelicanhill.com

Pelican Hill Ocean South Course

Set high above the Pacific, Ocean South offers magnificent ocean views, soaring eucalyptus and pines and perfectly manicured Bermuda fairways. The greens are framed by strategically placed white and native sand bunkers that make them challenging. The topographical features of this 6580 yard par 70 include gently rolling terrain, dramatic canyon-crossing tee shots and a series of holes that border the rocky cliffs of the California coast. Pelican Hill Ocean South Course | 22800 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 949.467.6800 | www.pelicanhill.com

Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

Orange County’s newest golf course is set amidst the Ladera Open Space Reserve offering views of Trabuco Creek. A par 72, 7011 yard course set on 240 acres, Arroyo Trabuco delivers an unforgettable experience equal to the finest high-end clubs. Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club |26772 Avery Parkway | Mission Viejo | 949.305.5100 | www.arroyotrabuco.com

Talega Golf Club

Just three miles from the Pacific Ocean is another recent addition to the OC. This 6950 yard, par 72 course presents a different Southern California look with its Augusta white sand bunkers, dramatic scenery and cool ocean breezes. Telega Golf Club | 990 Avenida Talega | San Clemente | 949.369.6226 | www.talegagolfclub.com

Anaheim Hills Golf Course

Offering stirring hillside vistas, graceful valleys and a natural stream flowing past stands of oaks and sycamores, Anaheim Hills will truly captivate the most experienced players. The par 71 and 6245 yard course was designed by Richard Bigler and is located just twenty minutes from Disneyland. Anaheim Hills Golf Course | 6501 E Nohl Ranch Road | Anaheim | 714.998.3041 | www.playanaheimgolf.com

Oak Creek Golf Club

Set against the majestic backdrop of Saddleback Mountain, Oak Creek provides one of the most stunning settings in the area. This Tom Fazio designed course, named after the beautiful creek that runs through it, features tapered fairways, picturesque greens, glistening water hazards and bull-nose carved bunkers. Oak Creek Golf Club | One Golf Club Drive | Irvine | 949.653.5300 | www.oakcreekgolfclub.com

Strawberry Farms Golf Course

Opened in 1997 and designed by James W. Lipe Jr., this par 71 encompassing 6700 yards features Orange County’s longest hole, a 630 yard uphill par 5. This course combines the rural beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area with the challenge of true championship golf. Strawberry Farms Golf Course |11 Strawberry Farms Road | Irvine | 949.551.1811 | www.strawberryfarmsgolf.com

Black Gold Golf Club

Designed by Arthur Hills, this par 72 boasting 6756 yards incorporates several water features, including a stunning waterfall off the 18th green. Slight elevation changes and rolling hills offer incredible vistas overlooking coastal Orange & Los Angeles Counties, including portions of the Newport Beach Coast and Catalina Island. Black Gold Golf Club | One Black Gold Drive | Yorba Linda | 714.961.0060 | www.blackgoldgolf.com

Aliso Creek Inn Golf Course

This par 32 with 2221 yards, sits just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Players will follow this challenging course as it winds around a babbling creek and through a steep canyon. The golf course, now owned by the Montage Resort, offers a peaceful playing environment where often deer gather near a green or on the fairway. Aliso Creek Inn Golf Course | 31106 Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.499.1919 | www.alisocreekinn.com


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Attractions Find Your Own Adventure At These World-Class Attractions Found Only In Orange County

Newport Beach Pier

PLAY BY THE OCEAN Balboa Surf & Style

Newport Aquatic Center Lessons in rowing, kayak and stand-up paddleboarding. Back Bay guided kayak tours and camps.

Stand-up paddleboard lessons with tour and rentals. Also offer stand-up paddleboard yoga.

1 White Cliffs Drive | Newport Beach | 949.646.7725 | www.newportaquaticcenter.com

213 Marine Avenue | Balboa Island | 949.673.1003 | www.balboasurfandstyle.com

La Vida Laguna

Jetpack America

Kayak and bike tours, paddleboard lessons, surf lessons and rentals.

Experience the new, water-propelled-jetpack adventure, flying over the ocean.

Kayak & SUP | 631 Cliff Drive | Laguna Beach | 949.275.7544 | www.lavidalaguna.com

2600 Newport Boulevard | Newport Beach | 888.553.6471 | www.jetpackamerica.com

Stand Up Paddle Co

Moe B’s Watersports at Newport Dunes Resort

1103 South Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.9730 | www.supcompany.com

Aquatic fun park with diving and sliding water inflatables plus an enormous floating obstacle course. Open every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. 1131 Back Bay Drive | Newport Beach | 949.729.3863 | www.newportdunes.com

Stand-up paddleboard lessons, boards and paddles, rentals and apparel.

Dana Point Jet Ski & Kayak Center Kayak and bike tours, paddleboard lessons, surf lessons and rentals. 34671 Puerto Place | Dana Point | 949.661.4947 | www.danapointjetski.com

Ocean Institute Jet ski, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point | 949.496.2274 | www.ocean-institute.org

Banzai Surf School Summer surf camp with private or group lessons. Brookhurst Street & Pacific Coast Highway | Huntington Beach | 714.499.3315 | www.banzaisurfschool.com


Huntington Beach Fire Rings

Gondola Adventures

Free, first-come, first-served fire rings for your beach bonfire.

Cruise through Newport Harbor in an authentic gondola imported from Italy.

Pacific Coast Highway, stretching from Warner Avenue to Brookhurst Street | 714.377.9422 | www.parks.ca.gov

3101 West Coast Highway #110 | Newport Beach | 949.646.2067 | www.newportbeach.gondola.com

Pedego Electric Bikes Huntington Beach

Newport Coast Yacht Management

Electric bike rentals & tours.

301 5th Street | 714.465.2782 | Huntington Beach | www.pedegohb.com

Surf City Segways Segway rentals and tours. 417 Main Street | Huntington Beach | 714.536.5126 | www.surfcitysegway.com

BOATING, FISHING & WHALE WATCHING Bongos Fishing Charters Sport fishing excursions to Catalina, San Clemente Island or open ocean, plus cruises and whale watching. 400 Main Street | Newport Beach | 949.673.2810 | www.bongossportfishing.com

California Recreation Co Stylish, new electric boat rentals with available slips for rent. 1137 Bayside Drive | Newport Beach | 949.721.0111 | www.greatslips.com

Classic Yacht Excursions

Flexible yacht and sailboat charters that allow you to create the trip you want. 3335 West Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.612.8767 | www.classicyachtexcursions.com

Newport Coast Yacht Management

Newport Coast Yacht Management offers private and corporate yacht charters aboard the “Kayla Lynne.” The most fun, flexible and reasonably priced charter operation in Newport Beach, having hosted hundreds of parties and entertained thousands of satisfied guests. For more information contact sales@ newportcoastyachtmanagement.com . 120 Tustin Avenue, C-157 | Newport Beach | 949.400.3689 | www.newportcoastyachtmanagement.com

Newport Beach Whale Watching Newport Landing offers whale watching tours year-round. 309 Palm Street #A | Newport Beach | 949.675.0551 | www.newportwhales.com

Catalina Express Year-round boat service to Catalina Island. Daily departures. 34675 Golden Lantern Street | Dana Point | 800.481.3470 | www.catalinaexpress.com

Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari

Specially designed boats that can get you up close and personal with dolphins and whales.

24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point | 949.488.2828 | www.dolphinsafari.com

Crystal Cove Tide Pools The park offers around 3.2 miles of beach, where explorers will find tide pools with a fascinating array of marine life. The park also offers volunteer-led tide pool walks on certain days. Crystal Cove is a great place to visit because the beach is absolutely pristine and reminiscent of California beaches of yesteryear. Beach Access: East Pacific Coast Highway in between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach with easy access from I-5, 405 and 73 | Laguna Beach | Tide Update: www.tides.info

Dana Wharf Sportfishing Year-round fishing and whale watching trips with private charters and sailing also available. 34675 Golden Lantern | Dana Point | 949.496.5794 | www.danawharf.com Crystal Cove Beach


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Shannon Rose Sportfishing Specially designed boats that can get you up close and personal with dolphins and whales.

Newport Bay Conservancy

Home to several of the region’s most productive ecosystems. A beautiful place to walk, jog, ride horses, bike, hike, canoe, kayak or bird watch.

Dana Point Harbor | Dana Point | 949.533.3636 | www.shannonrosesportfishing.com

600 Shellmaker Road | Newport Beach | 949.640.1751 | www.newportbay.org

Breakaway Sportfishing Charters

ExplorOcean

Fishing charter on a custom designed 37’ Topaz Express Sportfisher.

Hands-on activities for children with educational demonstrations and touch tanks.

6423 Edinger Avenue | Huntington Beach | 714.893.7743 | www.breakawayfishingcharters.com

600 East Bay Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.675.8915 | www.explorocean.org

Year-round fishing and whale watching trips with private charters and sailing also available.

Country Trails and Riding School

Experience the fun of horseback riding. Lessons and trail rides through the beautiful Irvine Regional Park.

Balboa Fun Zone One of Southern California’s oldest coastal amusement areas with a ferris wheel, arcades, food and shops.

CONNECT TO NATURE Pacific Marine Mammal Center

1601 E 16th Street | Newport Beach |949.645.8489 | www.encenter.com

16641 Graham Street | Huntington Beach | 714.536.5486 | www.hbtrees.org/gibbs-park

DOWNTOWN OC

3821 Warner Avenue | Huntington Beach | 714.330.8383 | www.goldenstatesportfishing.com

Features fifteen native California ecosystems. An educational center where you can touch and investigate a seasonal butterfly habitat.

Eucalyptus grove and well-known overwintering habitat for Monarch butterflies.

101 Main Street & Pacific Coast Highway | Irvine | 714.698.5710 | www.surfingwalkoffame.com

Golden State Sportfishing

Environmental Nature Center

Norma Gibbs Park Monarch Butterfly Grove

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

600 East Bay Avenue | Newport Beach | www.thebalboafunzone.com Balboa Fun Zone

Rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals back to the ocean. Open every day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.494.3050 | www.pacificmmc.org

Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center

One of the largest equestrian centers in southern California and just two miles from the beach. 18381 Goldenwest Street | Huntington Beach | 714.848.6565 | www.HCPEC.com

Enviromental Nature Center

Helistream Helicopter scenic tour charters over Orange County, Los Angeles and LA landmarks. 3000 Airway Avenue, Suite 350 | Costa Mesa | 714.662.3163 | www.helistream.com


Rockreation Indoor climbing facility with instruction at all levels. 1300 Logan Avenue | Costa Mesa | 714.556.7625 | www.rockreation.com

Sky High Sports Fun center features 360 degrees of trampoline walls, free-bounce, dodgeball and AIRobics. 2970 Airway Avenue | Costa Mesa | 714.437.5867 Vans Skatepark & Jack’s Garage

Disneyland

Amusement park full of rides and scenes built of plastic blocks.

1313 South Disneyland Drive | Anaheim | 714.781.4565 | www.disneyland.disney.go.com

1 Legoland Drive | Carlsbad | 760.918.5346 | www.legoland.com

Knott’s Berry Farm & Knott’s Soak City Classic theme park built on top of a former berry farm, offering riveting roller coasters, dozens of rides and shows. 8039 Beach Boulevard | Buena Park | 714.220.5200 | www.knotts.com

Orange County Great Park

Huge park—bigger than New York’s Central Park. Tethered balloon rides. Interstate 5 | Sand Canyon Avenue and Irvine Boulevard . Perimeter Road | Irvine | 866.829.3829 | www.ocgp.org

Vans Off the Wall Skatepark & Jack’s Garage

Open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public. All skaters and BMXers must wear a helmet. 7471 Center Avenue | Huntington Beach | 714.379.6666 | www.vans.com

Adventure City Hands-on learning in more than 100 science exhibits. Open daily from 10:00 am. 2500 North Main Street | Santa Ana | 714.542.2823 | www.discoverycube.org

Legoland

The magical kingdom awaits. Just off of the 5 freeway in Anaheim.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

133-acre zoo featuring more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and over 7,400 individual plants. 5333 Zoo Drive | Los Angeles | 323.644.4200 | www.lazoo.org

Six Flags Magic Mountain Known as the “thrill capital of the world” with ninteen exhilarating roller coasters. 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway | Valencia | 661.255.4100 | www.sixflags.com/magicmountain Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Pretend City Children’s Museum Interactive miniature city for children, infants to eight-year-olds. 29 Hubble | Irvine | 949.428.3900 | www.pretendcity.org

SkyThrills Extreme thrill rides, tours and charters, or flight training in a two-person, opencockpit Waco biplane. 230 Dale Place | Fullerton | 866.484.7455 | www.skythrills.com

Discovery Cube Specially designed boats that can get you up close and personal with dolphins and whales.

BEYOND THE OC

Dana Point Harbor | Dana Point | 949.533.3636 | www.shannonrosesportfishing.com

Aquarium of the Pacific

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park America’s most famous zoo and home to some of the most rare animals in the world. 2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park | San Diego | 619.231.1515 | www.sandiegozoo.org

Universal Studios HollywoodWorld-class aquarium with more than 11,000 ocean animals on display and outdoor exhibits like Shark Lagoon and the Lorikeet Forest. 100 Aquarium Way | Long Beach | 562.590.3100 | www.aquariumofpacific.org

World’s biggest motion picture and TV studio and theme park. Rides and tours feature special effects.

100 Universal City Plaza | Universal City | 800.864.8377 | www.universalstudioshollywood.com


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Arts & Culture “Best of Show 2013” Scott W. Prior St. Mary’s Garden View Oil on canvas Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

Calendar of exciting and noteworthy entertainment from performing arts and museums to local parades and sporting events


Destination Events

DEL MAR

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, where the turf meets the surf, means exhilarating races, big wins and great music at the 4 o’clock Friday concert series, featuring a wide variety of artists, from Ben Harper to Ziggy Marley. Dressed to impress from head to toe, fans flock to the track each summer to place wagers on their favorite horses. Hats of every kind were the fashion accessory on opening day. The Del Mar Fairgrounds is located in the seaside city of Del Mar, California, twenty miles north of San Diego. The 2014 racing season runs through July 17 through September 3 and picks back up November 7 through November 30. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd | Del Mar | 858.755.114 | www.dmtc.com


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CALENDAR

Tom Petty at the Honda Center

FALL

2014 First Thursdays Art Work Laguna Beach

First Thursday of the month | A

free trolley runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm along Pacific Coast Highway, making up to 16 stops to visit galleries. Citywide | Laguna Beach | 949.683.6871 | www.firstthursdaysartwalk.org

Huntington Beach Street Fair

Every Tuesday | This weekly special event closes Main Street for a funky street fair with musical acts ranging from Spanish guitar to hip-hop dancers, Van Morrison, Eagles and other musical artists and special weekends with themes announced on the Huntington Beach Calendar of Events. Cool breezes blow from the beach, and everyone who attends has a fantastic

evening listening and watching the entertainment, exploring the petting zoo, buying gifts, jewelry, art, clothing, and food, and sampling a variety of tasty fresh items. Honda Center | 2695 East Katella | Anaheim | hondacenter.com | www.tompetty.com

Oktoberfest Huntington Beach

September 8th - October 27th

Beers, brats and bands; it can only mean one thing: Oktoberfest! Old World in Huntington Beach boasts one of the best Oktoberfest festivals in all of Orange County. Now celebrating its 36th year, Old World claims this will be the biggest and best yet. Every Wednesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., you can enjoy happy hour, with $2 off drinks. On Wednesdays and Thursdays families can celebrate from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. during Oktoberfest’s Family Nite. Old World Village | 7561 Center Ave #49 | Huntington Beach | 714.895.8020 | www.oldworld.ws

Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort

September 12th – October 31st

Enjoy seasonal attractions and special activities during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Celebrate the season with the Haunted Mansion Holiday, brought to you by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and the residents of Halloween Town. Escape the clutches of freaky phantasms as you are launched to a haunted section of the universe on Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Drop in for ghostly encounters and hairraising thrills at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. All of this and much more. 1313 Disneyland Drive | Anaheim | 714.781.4565 | www.disneyland.disney.go.com

Knott’s Scary Farm

September 21st - November 1st | Knott’s Scary Farm is a seasonal Halloween event held at Knott’s Berry Farm. The theme park is transformed into “160 acres of horror” via a series of over 1,000 monsters, 8 mazes and a range of scare


zones. It’s the largest Halloween event to be held at a theme park. Knott’s Scary Farm returns for 24 horrifying nights September 25th through November 1st and features the return of Elvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark, endless horrifying mazes, and a thousand monsters lurking in the fog. For more information on the event and exact dates, visit the website. Knott’s Berry Farm | 8039 Beach Blvd | Buena Park | 714.220.5200 | www.knotts.com

Dolphin and Blue Whale Watching

October 5th – December 31st |

Join the #1-rated Orange County whale watching company for daily dolphin and whale watching trips aboard high-tech catamarans. Southern California has more blue whales than anywhere else in the world. Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari can get up close and personal with these gentle leviathans, as well as fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales, killer whales and five species of wild dolphins. Trips vary daily; check the website for dates and times. $59 for adults, $39 for children (ages 2-12), babies 1 and under free of charge. Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari | 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point | 949.488.2828 | www.dolphinsafari.com

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood

October 7th | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announced their 2014 North American tour and the July 29 release of their first new studio album in four years, Hypnotic Eye. The tour, featuring very special guest Steve Winwood, began in San Diego, CA on August 3. Honda Center | 2695 East Katella | Anaheim | www.hondacenter.com | www.tompetty.com

Anaheim Ducks Home Opener

Science Saturdays and Science Sundays

October 5th – December 21st |

ExplorOcean offers families a fun, interactive hands-on experience to connect to the 7 essential principles of ocean literacy through Science Saturdays at ExplorOcean and Science Sundays at the Back Bay. Quick and engaging activities bring parents and children together as they make predictions, ask questions, problem-solve and think like scientists. FREE admission. Science Saturdays: ExplorOcean Galleries & Courtyard | 600 East Bay Ave | Newport Beach | 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Science Sundays: Back Bay Science Center | 600 Shellmaker Road | Newport Beach | 10:00 am to 2:00pm

Snoop Dogg with The Game, Ice Cube, Too Short, Xzibit and Warren G October 11th | The How the West was

Won Tour.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre | 8808 Irvine Center Drive | Irvine | www.amphitheatreirvine.com

Harvest Festival Anaheim

October 11th – 13th | The Harvest Festival at the Anaheim Convention Center is one of the best arts and crafts shows in Orange County, with more than 24,000 handcrafted items, live bands, a Kidzone, walking performers, contests and delectable foods. Macaroni Kid Irvine is hosting the Kidzone, where kids can use their creativity to create a free “make ‘n take” arts and crafts creation of their own. Tickets are $9 for adults, $4 for kids 13-17, and seniors 62 and older are $7. Children younger than 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are good for all three days of the festival. 800 W Katella Avenue | Anaheim | 714.765.8950 | www.anaheimoc.org

Anaheim Ducks Home Opener October 17th | Anaheim Ducks vs. Minnesota Wild at 7:00 pm

Honda Center | 2695 East Katella | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com


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16th Annual Laguna Beach Plein-Air Invitational

October 12th - 19th | Each year Laguna turns into an outdoor studio with the Laguna Beach Plein-Air Painting Invitational. This event showcases fifty of the nation’s top plein-air landscape painters who compete for prestigious prizes and participate in the week-long festivities, including paint-outs, environmental awareness activities and educational events. Culminating with the Collectors’ Soiree and Public Sale at the Laguna Art Museum, this event celebrates the artistic legacy of Laguna Beach. Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course | 31106 Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.499.2271 | www.lagunaartmuseum.org

educate, the festival also has its “Cinema and Causes” platform to raise awareness about the issues that are important to us. Edwards Westpark 8 | 3735 Alton Parkway | Irvine | www.silentriverfilmfestival.com

Tustin Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Preseason Basketball October 21st

Honda Center | 2695 East Katella | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com

October 18th | The Alzheimer’s As-

sociation Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease,

Pacific Symphony: Cathedrals of Sound

Pacific Symphony Presents: Cathedrals of Sound

October 23rd – 25th | An evening of awe and inspiration: bathe in waves of sound – including the mighty William J. Gillespie Concert Organ – as Respighi’s orchestration of stained-glass windows comes to life! Also, hear the rich, sonorous voices of the Norbertine Fathers, who perform the chants that inspired Duruflé. Program includes: Respighi: Church Windows Gregorian Chant and Duruflé: Requiem. 8:00 p.m. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.556.2787

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz NBA Preseason Basketball

Orange County Ride for AIDSOctober 25th | The Orange County

October 16th

Honda Center | 2695 E Katella | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com

2014 Silent River Film Festival October 17th – 20th | The Silent

River Film Festival is proud to announce its fourth year of bringing the finest in independent filmmaking to movie lovers throughout Southern California. The festival is the city’s first international film festival established with a vision to preserve and promote the art of the cinema. Bringing thought-provoking films from “East and West” together to entertain and

Orange County’s fourth-leading cause of death. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal. The District | 2437 Park Avenue | Tustin | 949.757.3769 | www.alz.org/oc

Ride for AIDS 5 is Orange County’s most supported and enjoyable charity ride event! There are 3 routes to choose from: The Taste of OCRA 30 Mile Route, Metric Century 62 Mile Route and Century 100 Mile Route. OCRA includes an inspiring opening ceremony, delicious breakfast, pitstops and technical support on the routes, as well as support vehicles and sweeps to ensure that everyone is safe and no one gets left behind. The ride also includes a delicious lunch, OCRA cupcakes, massage stations and a fun Post Ride Festival. 18712 University Drive | Irvine | 949.809.5750 | www.ocasf.org


Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy

Zealot

October 25th – November 16th

This play is a riveting story by a prolific Broadway veteran and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Theresa Rebeck. Zealot is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. Recommended for high school ages and above; contains profanity. South Coast Repertory | 655 Town Center Drive| Costa Mesa | 714.708.5555 | www.scr.org/plays

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

November 7th – 30th | The Del Mar

Thoroughbred Club, where the turf meets the surf, means exhilarating races, big wins and great music at the 4 o’clock Friday concert series, featuring a wide variety of artists, from Ben Harper to Ziggy Marley. Dressed to impress from head to toe, fans flock to the track each summer to place wagers on their favorite horses. Hats of every kind were the fashion accessory on opening day. The Del Mar Fairgrounds is located in the seaside city of Del Mar, California, twenty miles north of San Diego. The 2014 racing season runs through July 17 through September 3 and picks back up November 7 through November 30. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd | Del Mar | 858.755.114 | www.dmtc.com Del Mar Thoroghbred Club

Charlotte’s Web

November 7th – 23rd | This

beloved children’s fable about love and friendship comes alive onstage in a warm and witty production that helps young people understand the ever-changing cycle of life. South Coast Repertory | 655 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.708.5555 | www.scr.org/plays

Holiday Faire

November 7th – 8th | This event marks the 32nd annual Irvine Fine Arts Center’s Holiday Faire. Over 150 vendors display fabulous arts and crafts, such as hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, porcelain, dolls, clothing, holiday decorations and more. Proceeds from the Faire are put back into the arts community. The annual tradition includes a menu of delicious food and dessert, including chili and baked potatoes with all the fixings in handmade ceramic bowls that you get to keep! Admission $2; Children 12 and under free. 14321 Yale Ave | Irvine | 949.724.6880 | www.cityoforvine.org

Autumn Festival

November 8th – 9th |Delve into

the arts, cuisines, cultures, and marine

environments of Asia during the Aquarium of the Pacific’s thirteenth annual Autumn Festival. The festival highlights the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning opportunities and family entertainment celebrating the rich diversity of Asian and Asian American cultures. It also features traditional crafts, music, dance, demonstrations, cultural art exhibits, ethnic cuisine, storytelling, and much more. Move to the sounds of taiko drumming, and watch dancers, acrobats, and martial arts demonstrations. Try your hand at origami, and purchase handmade crafts. The Aquarium of the Pacific | 100 Aquarium Way | Long Beach | 562.590.3100 | www.aquariumofpacific.com

Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy

November 22 - December 13 |

The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach. Festival grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland where exhibitors create, display and sell original creations over the course of four weekends. Art media will include jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, paintings, sculptures and more. 935 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | www.sawdustartfestival.org


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Anaheim Ducks vs. The LA Kings

November 12th | 7:30 pm Honda Center | 2695 East Katella | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com Race for the Rescues

and wildlife of Southern California. Run, walk, shop or adopt! All ages welcome. Oak Canyon Park | 5305 Santiago Canyon Road | Silverado | 323.899.5640 | www.racefortherescues.org

Deepak Chopra Live

Fezziwigs, and old Ebenezer Scrooge himself. Many of today’s family Christmas traditions have origins in this tale, which highlights the joy of generosity and caring for those around us. Honda Center | 2695 East Katella | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com

November 16th | 1:00 pm

Deepak Chopra is back for another rare Orange County appearance at the Center for Spiritual Living Newport-Mesa in Irvine. Each ticket includes a copy of his latest book, The Future of God, to be released in November. Preferred seating is $75, and general admission is $45. 2850 Mesa Verde Drive East #119 | Costa Mesa | 714.754.7399 | www.ocspiritualcenter.com Holiday Ice Rink

November 15th | 5:00 pm |

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa | 25135 Park Lantern | Dana Point | 714.480.3401| www.ocgoodwill.org

Race for the Rescues – Orange County. Events include a 5K, 10K, 1K Dog Walk/ Run as well as a 1K Kids Fun Run. Race for the Rescues is a fundraiser and adoption day to save the lives of dogs, cats, horses,

The holidays will shine brighter with a unique music and lighting moment each evening throughout the holiday season. With Disney Magical Holiday Lights, Edwards Courtyard comes to life with a tribute to the magical holiday shows of the Disneyland Resort. Enjoy holiday music and light displays on the hour, every hour, from 5:30pm to closing through January 4, 2015.

Holiday Ice Rink

Anaheim Ducks vs. Winnipeg Jets

December 7th | 12:00 pm |

Anaheim Ducks vs. Minnesota Wild at 7:00 pm. Honda Center | 2695 East Katella | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com

Race for the Rescues

November 16th | It’s the 2nd annual

November 28th – January 4th

Irvine Spectrum Center | 71 Fortune Drive | Irvine | 949.753.5180

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are surfin’ into OC to celebrate Goodwill of Orange County’s 90th anniversary at the inaugural gala at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott. With actor John Stamos as the guest drummer, the legendary rock band will perform a full-length set with proceeds going towards helping families living with disabilities and other barriers to employment. The gala will also benefit The Goodwill Fitness Center.

Disney Magical Holiday Lights

Justin Timberlake

November 26th | 8:00 pm | Nineteenth-century London

comes to life with all the familiar Dickens characters – Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the

November 1st - February 17, 2014

Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink returns to Giant Wheel Court this holiday season. Skate sessions are 75 minutes. Prices are $14 with an additional $4.00 skate rental fee. Skate sessions for toddlers are $13 daily, including skate rental (sizes 8T to 12T only.) Helmets are optional and provided free of charge. 71 Fortune Drive | Irvine | 949.748.8280 | www.skatespectrum.com


South Coast Repertory

A Christmas Carol

November 29th – December 26th Nineteenth-century London

comes to life with all the familiar Dickens characters – Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the Fezziwigs, and old Ebenezer Scrooge himself. Many of today’s family Christmas traditions have origins in this tale, which highlights the joy of generosity and caring for those around us. South Coast Repertory | 655 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.708.5555 | www.scr.org/plays

Cruise of Lights

December 17th – 23rd | Voted a Top 10 Holiday Celebration by Coastal Living Magazine and 10 Best Christmas Light Destinations in the U.S. by AOL Travel, the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Cruise of Lights offers narrated boat tours through the waterways of Huntington Harbour in Huntington Beach. Both locals and visitors share the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks and boats. This year’s theme will be “Music in Paradise.” 16889 Algonquin Street | Huntington Beach | 714.840.7542 | www.cruiseoflights.com

Christmas Boat Parade

December 17th – 21st | Join over a million viewers to watch beautifully

decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes mentary to community and resort guests. sail along the harbor in the 106th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Montage Laguna Beach | 30801 South As Newport Beach’s Christmas card to the Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | world, the boat parade will set the harbor 949.715.6608 ablaze for five consecutive nights. This year’s theme will be “Deck the Hulls with Christmas Boat Parade Bows of Jolly.” Newport Beach, Huntington Harbor, Dana Point | www.christmasboatparade.com

Dana Point Turkey Trot

November 27th | 8:00 pm | The Dana Point Turkey Trot is the nation’s sixth largest turkey trot in the country. Named one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs by Fitness Magazine, the Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 17,000 participants, including friends and family, in its 5K, 10K, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day health and fitness expo. The Trot is a USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned and certified event. Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point | www.turkeytrot.com

Montage Holiday Tree Lighting and Community Open House December 1 | 4:30 pm | This

beloved annual event features activities and live music followed by the traditional tree lighting. While you are here, enjoy special holiday bites and cocktails in our restaurants and Lobby Lounge. Compli-

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour

December 15th | Celebrate the holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman. This unforgettable concert features music from the all-female music ensemble’s second Christmas album, Home for Christmas, including holiday favorites such as “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” and “Silent Night.” Segerstrom Center for the Arts | 600 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.556.2787 | www.scfta.org


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GALLERIES Simard Bilodeau Galerie This could easily be the biggest art gallery in Southern California featuring original paintings and limited edition bronze sculptures by some of the best living artists. This gallery is just north of the Festival grounds surrounded by a beautiful wilderness park.

Vladimir Kush opened his first gallery, Kush Fine Art in Lahaina, Hawaii. He now has four gallery locations in the USA with future plans to open more around the world. 265 Forest Avenue | Laguna Beach | 949.376.8017 | www.vladimirkush.com

1945 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.376.7611 | www.simardbilodeau.com

354 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.922.5250 | www.kelseymichaelsfineart.com

Edenhurst Gallery Reviews estimate this is possibly the most beautiful gallery in the world, bringing elegance and quality to buying and selling Californian, American and European paintings, as well as art pottery, antique furnishings and lighting in Southern California since 1970. 305 N Pacifc Coast Highway, #F | Laguna Beach | 949.376.4111 | www.edenhurstgallery.com

Miranda Gallery Spanning close to two decades this has been the destination for collectors of Southern California contemporary artists that have gone on to international fame due to the guidance offered to its young artists by the owners Bob and Shawn Miranda. Miranda Gallery offers original works of art on canvas and paper, as well as original graphics, monotypes and sculpture. 417 S Pacific Coast Highway| Laguna Beach | 949.497.4491 | www.mirandagalleries.com

Kush Fine Art Kush Fine Art is located in the heart of the Artist Colony on Forest Avenue. They offer a collection of Limited Edition art prints by the world-renowned surrealist artist that are sure to leave you spellbound. In 2001

way of one of Kelsey’s paintings in 2005, and they’ve been collaborating on bringing something new to the art world ever since. The artist/art dealer duo represents a unique stable of contemporary and mixedmedia artists that have proven to continually appeal to collectors throughout the world. This family-run gallery is excited and honored to join the very special gallery community of Laguna Beach.

Peter Blake Gallery

Martin Beaupre Spend Time in Quiet Communion With Your Soul Acrylic/Swarovski crystal/canvas 30 x 40 inches Lu Martin Galleries

Lu Martin Galleries Housed in a large converted cottage on historic Gallery Row in North Laguna since 1988, Lu Martin Galleries features an interesting mix of contemporary and traditional paintings by local and international artists. Beautiful seascapes, Zen inspired landscapes, sophisticated abstracts, and ironic and iconic portraits painted on bullet casings are some of the highlights you’ll discover at this long established gallery.

Since 1993, the Peter Blake Gallery has been a definitive source for modern and contemporary art. The gallery’s program is focused on monochrome, concrete, modernist, post, color-based, reductive, minimalist and abstract painting. 435 Ocean Avenue | Laguna Beach | 949.584.1224 | www.peterblakegallery.com

372 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.8074 | www.lumartingalleries.com

Kelsey Michaels Fine Art

KMFA was established in 2007 by owners, Kelsey & Michael Irvin. The couple met by

David Palmer John Lennon - Still Dreaming Acrylic/resin/bullet casings 34 x 34 inches Lu Martin Galleries


Jennifer Cecere “Double Doily�

Grand opening in Civic Center Park, Newport Beach of an inaugural exhibit scupture created by artist jennifer Cecere. Jennifer’s goal is to integrate the flavor of domestic handiwork into the environment. Her pieces are made from a variety of materials including aluminum, plastic, vinyl, fabric, mosaic, glass and steel. They hang, divide, adorn and shelter referencing architecture and nature. Jennifer has expanded and experimented with the mapping qualities of the Doily template as a ready-made overlay for organic design in both urban and rural settings.


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GALLERIES JoAnne Artman Gallery

As the owner of her own gallery, JoAnne features award-winning artists that bring her dreams to life. Artman enjoys engaging in exciting conversations with the public about all the featured artists and even allows for her gallery to be rented out for private events. 326 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.510.5481 | www.joanneartmangallery.com

Calendar

Mars Attacks!

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 The remarkable work of mixed media artist Robert Mars explores Americans’ fixation with the iconic. By using symbols from mass media culture –whether the flag, classic film stars, or logos of popular brands – Mars both critiques our culture’s fascination with celebrity and consumerism, while indulging his own nostalgia for America’s golden age of advertising. “MARS ATTACKS!” New Works by International Mixed Media Artist Robert Mars will be on view September 4 through October 31st, 2014.

326 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.510.5481 | www.joanneartmangallery.com

Modern Nature

Robert Mars Plus the Status Audrey Mixed Media with Resin on Panel 40 x 80 inches JoAnne Artman Gallery

509 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.8000 | www.wylandgalleries.com

Laguna Art Museum

America Martin Yellow Pitcher and Watermelon Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 46.5 x 56 inches JoAnne Artman Gallery

NOVEMBER 2014

Modern Nature is an exuberant celebration of one of art’s most pervasive themes: the natural world. While the four artists showcased America Martin, Alberto Murillo, Stallman, and Annie Vought - are stylistically diverse, they are brought together by a shared interest in reinterpreting nature for the twenty-first century. Opening reception will be held Thursday, November 6th, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 326 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.510.5481 | www.joanneartmangallery.com

a California gray whale and her calf on the side of the gallery still greets thousands of visitors from around the world who travel each year to Laguna Beach.

Wyland Galleries The Wyland flagship gallery in downtown Laguna Beach has become one of the most popular destinations for families visiting Laguna’s Mediterranean-like beaches and seaside shops. Known for his majestic gigantic marine life murals in more than seventeen countries, renowned marine life artist and environmentalist Wyland embarked on his road to raising awareness about ocean conservation with his very first mural in Laguna Beach. The image of

Laguna Art Museum is proud to continue the tradition of the Laguna Beach Art Association, founded in 1918 by the early California artists who discovered the town and fostered a vibrant arts community. The gallery that the association built in 1929 is part of today’s Laguna Art Museum. Laguna Art Museum is a museum of California art. It collects, cares for, and exhibits works of art that were created by California artists or represent the life and history of the state. Through its permanent collection, its special exhibitions, its educational programs, and its library and archive, the museum enhances the public’s knowledge and enjoyment of California art and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field. Unlike any other museum in the state, it collects California art and only California art, and ranges across all periods and styles, nineteenth-century to present-day. 307 Cliff Drive | Laguna Beach | 949.494.8971 | www.lagunaartmuseum.org


SUE GREENWOOD

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Fine Art

stablished in 2005, Sue Greenwood Fine Art (SGFA) is one of Orange County’s highly respected fine art galleries. The gallery space is located along the prestigious ‘North Gallery Row’ in Laguna Beach, across the street from the Laguna Art Museum. SGFA has a reputation for exhibiting paintings, sculptures and mixed media works with contemporary realism and figurative influences. The gallery represents thirty-five highly refined emerging, mid-career and established artists who are predominately from the Western region of the United States.

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It’s more than just beautiful beaches, sparkling ocean views and million dollar homes. Orange County offers an array of shopping centers. From luxury shopping at South Coast Plaza to unique boutiques at the OC Mix Mart, Orange County’s swanky and stylish surroundings deliver a shopping oasis.


SOUTH COAST PLAZA Known as Southern California’s premier shopping destination, South Coast Plaza is an internationally recognized shopper’s paradise with an unrivaled collection of over 250 boutiques and award-winning restaurants. Not only is it the largest shopping center on the west coast, but it is also home to some of the most luxurious stores in the world including Harry Winston, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Chloé. 3333 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 800.782.8888 | www.southcoastplaza.com

FASHION ISLAND

With the sun perpetually shining in The OC, it’s no wonder that one of the best shopping scenes is located in a beautiful, sunsoaked outdoor setting. With beautifully landscaped grounds, fountains, ocean views and even a koi pond, Fashion Island is Newport Beach’s favorite shopping destination. There’s even a complimentary trolley service throughout the center and parking areas. Major department stores include Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. Famous celebrity shopping store, Los Angeles’ Kitson recently opened its doors here as well. 401 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.721.2000 | www. shopfashionisland.com

CRYSTAL COVE PROMENADE Exclusive designer boutiques with views of the Pacific Ocean amid this Mediterranean-inspired center reflect the gorgeous coastal community it serves. From beauty salons like Bellagio Spa & Salon to women’s designer clothing at Piajeh, this is the perfect destination for a relaxed, outdoor shopping experience with plenty of sidewalk and courtyard seating. 7845-8085 East Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.720.2689 | www.crystalcove.com

IRVINE SPRECTRUM

Home to one of the largest movie theaters on the west coast, the Irvine Spectrum, or simply “The Spectrum,” is a giant outdoor shopping complex with large-name department stores including Nordstrom and Macy’s. While the higher-end designer stores are absent, The Spectrum is the ideal place to bring the whole family for a fun day of shopping. The kids will especially love the giant ferris wheel, carousel and kiddie train. It isn’t difficult to miss this center, especially at night when a white obelisk featuring the word “spectrum” is vertically projected onto it. 71 Fortune Drive | Irvine |949.753.5180 | www.shopirvinespectrumcenter.com


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A Fine Affair

With a coastal chic appeal, A Fine Affair offers organic, sustainable, natural furniture, recycled glass accessories, soy candles and organic bath products. 2919 E Pacific Coast Highway | Corona del Mar | 949.566.9459 | www.afineaffairinc.com

A’maree’s

The family behind A’maree’s has built this tiny boutique into a high-fashion force, unparalleled in America. 2241 W Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.642.4423 | www.amarees.com

Anaheim Packing District

Located in the heart of Downtown Anaheim is a new, up-and-coming section from the creative minds behind Costa Mesa’s the Camp and the Lab. The area surrounding City Hall is making use of the historic Packard Building where the hit LA-based Umami Burger has opened as well as the Anaheim Citrus Packing House, which will be home to several food purveyors. Along Center Street Promenade, check out Look Boutique for chic clothing or sunshinestate-inspired men’s clothing shop, GOOD. Center Street Promenade and Anaheim Blvd. | Anaheim | 714.966.6661 | www.centerstreetanaheim.com | www. anaheimpackingdistrict.com

Anaheim GardenWalk

Conveniently located next to Disneyland is an outdoor promenade of shopping, dining and entertainment. Shop at a variety of stores like White House | Black Market, Harley-Davidson, Lush or O’Neill . Find entertainment at Bowlmor Lanes, UltraStar Cinemas, or Heat Ultra Lounge.

Balboa Island

With one of the most expensive real estate markets in North America, this small island in the middle of Newport Harbor is home to approximately seventy quaint boutiques, eateries, and coffee houses. After a day of exploring the area, be sure to have a frozen treat from the famous Dad’s Donut & Bakery Shop.

2850 E Pacific Coast Highway | Corona Del Mar | 949.718.0476 | www.bellisimaconsignment.com Bella Roche

Marine Avenue | Newport Beach | www. balboa-island.net

Balboa Peninsula

Accessible by car or by ferry from Balboa Island, this three-mile-long stretch of sandy beaches has stores scattered up and down the beach. From beachwear and gift shops to art galleries, this is the perfect place to meander up and down the boardwalk while browsing the charming boutiques, restaurants and gift shops along the waterfront. South Newport Blvd from Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach

Bella Terra

This outdoor shopping center is beautifully landscaped with fountains and plenty of patio seating in a coastal-casual style. Stores include Barnes & Noble, Diane’s Beachwear and No Rest for Bridget. 7777 Edinger Avenue | Huntington Beach | 714.897.2534 | www.bellaterra-hb.com

Bella Roche

Bella Roche carries quality, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry, as featured on The Real Housewives of Orange County. The pendants and gemstones are carefully se lected during the owner’s travels throughout Europe and Asia. 949.636.1371 | www.bellaroche.com

321 West Katella Avenue | Anaheim | www.anaheimgardenwalk.com

Bellissima

Considered one of the top upscale designer consignment boutiques in Southern California, Bellissima offers the utmost in quality and selection.

The CAMP

“Go-green” enthusiasts will find refuge at the CAMP. The green gathering spot offers a hippie-chic-desert design and includes eco-department store SEED People’s Market, Active Ride Shop and Patagonia. On the last Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm is the SoBeCa (South on Bristol Entertainment, Culture and Arts) ARTwalk. 2937 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 714.966.6661 | www.thecampsite.com

Corona del Mar Plaza

Located just off Coast Highway is this Mediterranean-style shopping center with shops, restaurants, gourmet markets and more. Stores include Tommy Bahama, Sur la Table and Savory Spice Shop. On a warm day, locals flock here to grab an ice cream cone from Sprinkles Cupcakes. Just be prepared for a long line. 800-984 Avocado Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.720.2689


Corona del Mar Village

This seaside community winding along Coast Highway is filled with quaint specialty stores, fabulous restaurants and tree-lined streets with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Newport Harbor. From bridal shops like The White Dress to home décor at Bliss Home and Design, an afternoon stroll through this charming town will not disappoint. Pacific Coast Highway from Jamboree Road to Hazel Drive | Corona del Mar

Diane’s

Specializing in women’s swimwear, this boutique sells brands including Dolce and Gabana, Juicy Couture, Blink, Rusty and many more. 18 Main Street | Huntington Beach | 714.536.7803 | www.dianesswimwear.com 920 Avocado Avenue #A-1 | Newport Beach | 949.759.6880 370 South Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.9194

Duet

Duet specializes in handmade textiles, hand-weaves and hand-dyed fabrics to create one-of-a-kind designs for scarves, shawls, and wearable art. 290 Forest Avenue | Laguna Beach | 949.376.7999 | www.duetlaguna.com

Fierce, Inc.

Specializing in boutique-style clothing and accessories, Fierce, Inc. has the best selection in contemporary style as well as all the latest trends. 360 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.5355 | www.dressfierce.com

Frederic H. Rubel Jewelers

A Rolex official jeweler, Frederic H. Rubel Jewelers offers the finest brands of jewelry and watches from an exclusive list of acclaimed designers. 246 Forest Avenue | Laguna Beach | 949.494.3513 | www.rolex.com

store Klein Epstein & Parker and Southern California based bookstore As Issued, or explore the carefully crafted jewelry and accessories at The Shangri-La. 2930 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 714.966.6660 | www.the lab.com

Jewels by Joseph

Labels

Carrying designs from local, national, and international designers, Jewels by Josephs has a history of four generations of the finest jewelry in Orange County.

Located in the heart of Newport Beach, Labels is a chic consignment boutique with hundreds of designer shoes, clothing, and accessories to choose from every week.

948 Avocado Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.640.6788 | www.jewelsbyjoseph.com

1220 Bison Avenue, A5 | Newport Beach | 949.640.1133 | www.labelsnewportbeach. com

The LAB

Once a night vision goggle factory, the LAB, which stands for “Little American Business,” is the OC’s renowned urban youth “anti-mall.” With a mix of boutique shops, one-of-a-kind eateries and artistic happenings, the relaxed outdoor setting delivers. Check out newly-added men’s

Laura’s Beach Boutique Bikinis A quaint boutique, Laura’s offers a vast selection of bikinis for every size and shape. Laura is always there to assist with your selection in this friendly and comfortable environment. 2820 Newport Blvd | Newport Beach | 949.723.0533


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Lugano Diamonds

With unparalleled quality and service, Lugano offers an array of the most breathtaking assortment of stones, ideal-cut diamonds and custom-designed jewelry. 620 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.720.1258

Mariner’s Mile

Cruising along, the Pacific Coast Highway is composed of a variety of stores, automotive dealers, restaurants and marinerelated businesses. It is home to the iconic, waterfront boutique A’maree’s, a familyrun business since the early 1970s. For a mix of unique boutiques and cool ‘60’s retro vibe, The Cove on PCH delivers a hip shopping experience. Pacific Coast Highway from Dover Drive to North Newport Blvd. | Newport Beach

Metro Pointe

Showcasing classic California/Italian architecture, this open-air shopping center featuring a festively decorated pedestrian concourse joins traditional retail with an upscale entertainment center, offering a marketplace atmosphere, colorful kiosks, and al fresco dining focused around a picturesque fountain. In addition to a 12-theater cinema, retail stores include Best Buy, Nordstrom Rack and Marshalls. Metro Pointe has live music and entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm and Sunday during the summer months from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. 901 S Pacific Coast Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.481.5009 | www.metropointe.com

The OC Mix

This upscale, hipster center is home to locally owned boutiques and specialty food stores set amid California-desert grounds, fire pits and fountains, which create a relaxed atmosphere. The OC Mix includes specialty shops like jewelry shop Lili Claspe, artisanal chocolate store Michelle Haute Chocolat and a full service cheese shop. On Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, there is a farmers’ market as well as several food stores set amid Californiadesert grounds, fire pits and fountains, which create a relaxed atmosphere. 3313 Hyland Avenue | Costa Mesa | 949.375.0749 | www.theocmartmix.com

Piajeh Boutique

This women’s boutique specializes in European fashion. All clothing, shoes and accessories are chosen for their quality and uniqueness by Peace and her mother Mariam. 7916 E Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Coast | 949.715.4800 | www.piajehboutique.com

The Old Pottery Place

Muse Boutique

Muse Boutique carries many exclusive lines of designer and designer influenced clothing, handbags, shoes, and jewelry in price ranges to fit any budget. 300 Forest Avenue | Laguna Beach | 949.497.7026 | www.museboutique.com

Novecento Boutique

Novecento specializes in luxury fashion, shoes, handbags and accessories for men and women. 8002 E Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.715.1700 | www.novecentofashion.com

Among the most historically significant sites in Laguna Beach, the Old Pottery Place is home to a collection of distinctive shops, specialty food stores, restaurants and more. Blue Eyed Girl is the hot spot for women’s fashion, while Jack Thomas at Home is the go-to for unique, clever homestyle décor. 1200 S. Pacific Coast Hwy | Laguna Beach | theoldpotteryplace.com

Recycled Rags

Orange County’s leading Luxury Designer Consignment Store, Recycled Rags carries both men and women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, and jewelry. 2731 E Pacific Coast Highway | Corona del Mar | 949.675.5553 | www.recycledrags. com


Sienna Brown

Sienna Brown has everything from majestic tees and Chan Luu jewelry to heaps of gorgeous, easy clothes from Bailey 44, Georgie, Charlotte Tarontola, Language Los Angeles, and many more designers.

936 Avocado Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.644.5045 | www.siennabrownfashion.com

The Strand

Just one block from the Huntington Beach pier is a two-block row of stores and restaurants providing a perfect spot for fun and relaxation. Retailers include Crocs, Rip Curl and RA Sushi. 155 5th Street | Huntington Beach | 714.465.4528 | www.thestrandon5th.com

Tootsies

This trendy shoe boutique is filled with a vast selection of “Affordable and Adorable” shoes. Tootsies carries everything from the basics to the hottest trends. 1200 S Pacific Coast Highway, Ste 104 A | Laguna Beach | 949.715.5151 | www.tootsieslagunabeach.com

Tommy Bahama

From swimwear to accessories for both men and women, Tommy Bahama offers a selection of apparel for almost any occasion. 854 Avocado Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.760.1886 | www.tommybahama.com 400 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.6881

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SWIM 1. Beach Bunny Swimwear 950 W Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.548.0348 | www.beachbunnyswimwear.com

2. Molly Brown Swimwear 2116 Newport Blvd. | Newport Beach | 949.673.9004 | www.mollybrownswimwear.com

3. Beach Candy Swimwear 2824 E Pacific Coast Highway | Corona del Mar | 949.640.0988 | www.beachcandyswimwear.com

4. Laura’s Beach Boutique 2820 Newport Blvd | Newport Beach | 949.723.0533

5. Diane’s Beachwear 118 Main Street | Huntington Beach 714.536.7803 | www.dianesbeachwear.com


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21 Oceanfront

Reminiscent of a grand, turn-of-the-century dining club located in the historical McFadden Building, 21 Oceanfront specializes in classic continental selections offering a wide variety of fresh fish, seafood and prime meats. Complement your elegant oceanfront dining experience with a fine selection of wines from our extensive private wine cellar. 2100 West Oceanfront | Newport Beach | 949.673.2100 | www.21oceanfront.com

3Thirty3

3 Thirty 3 Waterfront is a place to come after work, before an evening at a function that you really don’t want to go to, on a relaxing weekend day to listen to live entertainment; or around sunset and take in the spectacular view. It is especially exciting to stop by after a night elsewhere and enjoy the people watching, you won’t forget it. 333 Bayside Drive | Newport Beach | 949.673.8464 | www.3thirty3nb.com

Andrea at Pelican Hill

For prime sunset viewing in a luxury setting, head to Andrea Ristorante at Pelican Hill Resort. The wrap-around terrace offers views of the golf course and ocean. This is pure romance where you can dine on premium Italian fare, sip on champagne and watch the sky fill with vibrant colors. 22701 Pelican Hill Road | Newport Coast | 949.467.6800 | www.pelicanhill.com

The Beachcomber

Located in the historic district of Crystal Cove State Park, this ocean front restaurant provides breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. The wooden deck shoots out over the sand, creating the perfect ambiance for watching the sunset. 15 Crystal Cove | Newport Coast | 949.376.6900 | www.thebeachcombercafe.com

The Cliff Restaurant

The Cliff Restaurant offers a world class menu with an unsurpassed dining experience. Enjoy the 180 degree whitewater views from the multi-level patio while enjoying a relaxing breakfast or lunch, or catch a romantic sunset over dinner with a special friend. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, The Cliff has it all. 577 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.1956 | www.thecliffrestaurant.com

The Deck

Unique oceanfront dining experience in Laguna Beach, specializing in fresh seafood and creative cocktails served beachside with a smile.Open daily for lunch, dinner, and drinks from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., The Deck is one of the few Laguna Beach waterfront restaurants on the beach, offering a seaside restaurant experience in South Orange County. This is Southern California living at its best. 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane | Laguna Beach | 949494.6700 | www.deckonlaguna.com


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Duke’s Huntington Beach

Situated near the historic pier in Huntington Beach, one of the world’s best surf towns, Duke’s is the perfect place to dine beachfront while watching the sun sink behind the ocean. Serving classic American-Hawaiian cuisine, this casual spot is a go-to among the locals. 317 Pacific Coast Highway | Huntington Beach | 714.374.6446 | www.dukeshuntington.com

Javier’s Cantina and Grill

If you are looking for the place to kick back with some tacos and margaritas while watching the sun sink behind the Pacific, then Javier’s is your spot. This upscale Mexican restaurant offers impeccable views of the ocean in a “see and be seen” setting. 7832 E Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.494.1239 | www.javiers-cantina.com

The Rooftop Lounge Located atop the hotel of La Casa Del

Camino is every local’s go-to spot for sunsets, weekend brunch or after-work drinks. Serving classic Californian cuisine, The Rooftop Lounge provides panoramic views of the ocean while serving some of the best sangria in the area. 1289 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.497.2446 | www.rooftoplagunabeach.com

Shake Shack

This sunny-yellow shack has been a local go-to for years. Its location along Coast Highway on the edge of the cliff overlooking the Pacific makes it a perfect spot to post-up on the outside benches and watch the sunset. 7703 E Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Coast | 949.464.0100 | www.rubys.com

Splashes

Enjoy seaside dining at its best. There are many Laguna Beach restaurants you can choose, but SPLASHES serves up fresh seaside cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With the sea just 25 feet below, you can dine watching the waves

roll in – whether you choose to sit inside by an open window or on one of their palm-shaded patios. The ocean views are not the only thing to savor, as each dish the culinary teams prepares is driven by fresh, local and simply delicious ingredients. Surf and Sand Resort | 1555 S Pacifc Coast Highway | Laguna Beach |877.741.5908 | www.surfandsandresort.com

Studio

Modern French cuisine with California influences. Ever-changing à la carte menus, chef’s tasting menus and private dinners at the Chef’sTable. Savor them all with perfectly paired selections from an extensive, carefully assembled wine collection. Welcome to Studio, where comfortably elegant evenings feature fine food and impeccable service in an artistic, Craftsman-style restaurant at the edge of the Pacific. Montage Laguna Beach | 30801 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.6420 | www.montagehotels.com


Cup of Joe

COFFEE

FIX

Alta Coffee

Location: 506 31st St | Newport Beach | 949.675.0233 | www.AltaCoffeeShop.com

Zinc CafĂŠ

Location: 3222 E Pacific Coast Highway | Corona del Mar | 949.719.9462 | www.zinccafe.com

Starbucks

Location: 7958 Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.376.5221 www.starbucks.com

The Koffee Klatch

Location: 1440 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.6867

Laguna Coffee Company Location: 1050 S Pacific Coast Hwy | Laguna Beach | 949.494.6901 | www.lagunacoffeeco.com


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Dining

Guide

FROM BAKERIES AND CAFÉS TO SUSHI BARS AND STEAKHOUSES, A COMPLETE DINING GUIDE TO

THE BEST OF THE BEST


Newport Beach 21 Oceanfront

Located right next to the bustling and boisterous Newport Pier, 21 Oceanfront provides an escape from the commotion of the beach activities while delivering a fine dining experience in a 19th-century clublike setting. The opulent interior decor, black-tie service, and refined menu have made 21 Oceanfront the historic landmark and local hangout that it is today. With the interior elegance and beauty accentuated by stunning views of the ocean and sunlight streaming through the water-facing windows, it’s no wonder why Zagat rated 21 Oceanfront as Most Romantic Restaurant for 2012. More than just romance is served up at this elegant eatery. It’s known for its juiciest steaks and the best seafood in Orange County. Menu must-haves are Lobster Bisque laced with sherry, incredibly tender Prime Filet Mignon, pistachiocrusted and rosemary-infused New Zealand Rack of Lamb and a decadently indulgent Chocolate Soufflé that will have you wishing you had saved more room for dessert. 2100 West Oceanfront | Newport Beach | 949.673.2100 | www.21oceanfront.com

A Restaurant

As the oldest operating restaurant in Orange County since 1926, “A” Restaurant stands as a landmark deeply rooted with the culture of Newport Beach. Opened originally as The Arches, this traditional dining destination was reborn in 2008 and remains a haven for classic culinary experiences. With a straightforward menu, “A” takes great pride in scouring the freshest ingredients from purveyors that share the same passion for food. 3334 W Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.650.6505 | www.arestaurantnb.com

Andrea at Pelican Hill Resort

The Resort at Pelican Hill welcomes Stefano Chiarugi as the new Chef de Cuisine

of Andrea Ristorante, the signature restaurant at Orange County’s iconic luxury resort. A Tuscan native, Chef Chiarugi brings more than twenty years of extensive culinary experience to the property from award-winning restaurants and hotels in Italy and Las Vegas. Chef Chiarugi is a warm and passionate professional who creates classic dishes using no more than four or five ingredients to achieve the purest flavors possible. In partnership with farmers at Irvine Ranch, the freshest local ingredients are at his fingertips to create special weekly dishes.

providing a healthy, high quality dining experience. A fish market for the new generation, Bear Flag provides a modern ambiance and focuses on healthy seafood cuisine. The fish tacos, their real New England clam chowder, and some of the freshest sushi in Orange County are some of the local favorites. Lunch and dinner daily. 7972 E Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Coast | 949.715.8899 | www.bearflagfishco.com

22701 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 949.467.6800 | www.pelicanhill.com

Back Bay Bistro

Home to the sun-drenched climate of Southern California and tucked away in the ecological reserves of the Newport Dunes, the Back Bay Bistro has become the ultimate destination among both locals and tourists to experience unparalleled cuisine. This is the ideal place for waterfront dining in Newport Beach with a chic atmosphere and delicious dishes. Lunch Wednesday through Friday, dinner Wednesday through Sunday, brunch Saturday and Sunday. 1131 Back Bay Drive | Newport Beach | 949.729.1144 | www.newportdunes.com

The Beachcomber

The Beachcomber is a beautiful sand-side dining experience that serves fresh, coastal fare in the gorgeous Crystal Cove. There’s no better place in the O.C. to have a sunset dinner while having your feet in the sand. Reservations are recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 15 Crystal Cove | Newport Coast | 949.376.6900 | www.thebeachcombercafe.com

Bear Flag Fish Co. Bear Flag Fish Company is dedicated to

Bluewater Grill


When you’re in the mood for fish, this is the place. Bluewater offers natural gas-broiled seafood, with up to fifteen fresh fish items on the menu (printed every day). Lunch and dinner daily. 630 Lido Park Drive | Newport Beach | 949.675.3474 | www.bluewatergrill.com

Canaletto

Perhaps the most stylish pizzeria in town, orbs of cheesy goodness are put together with house-made dough and mozzarella, then wood-fired to achieve thin-crust perfection. Canaletto also boasts the best happy hour in town. 545 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.640.0900 | www.ilfornaio.com


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The Cannery

80 years ago, this commercial fish cannery was the first of its kind along the Rhine Channel in Newport Beach. Today, this antiqued waterfront warehouse serves up the freshest fine seafood, adding chic contemporary interior decor to locals and visitors alike. At water level, a sophisticated menu of delicious steaks, chops, and salads are created with an innovative touch, while upstairs you can sample an array of Japanese specialties from the sushi bar in the Asian inspired dining room.

award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass, you’ll discover the perfect wine to pair with your meal. Elevate your selection even more with their indulgent steak-companions, including truffle-poached lobster, diablo shrimp, or king crab. Dinner nightly, brunch Sunday. 455 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.720.9633 | www.flemingssteakhouse.com

3010 Lafayette Road | Newport Beach | 949.566.0060 | www.cannerynewport.com

Being the first gastropub in Orange County isn’t the only reason the Crow Bar has received such high acclaim. A gastropub is a term from our friends across the pond for a pub specializing in high-quality food, far beyond typical bar food. The Crow Bar has exceeded the term, offering food, serving beer and creating an ambiance unlike anything you’ve seen in Orange County.

Located in the Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill celebrates the best of coastal California dining with fresh fish, pastas, the finest beef and a wide selection of side dishes. An open kitchen, heated oceanview terrace, and extensive wine by the glass menu add to the experience. The lounge features massive plasma TV’s to enjoy sporting events if you desire. Live music Thursday through Saturday. Lunch and dinner daily.

Pizzeria Mozza

2325 E Pacific Coast Highway | Corona del Mar | 949.675.0070 | www.crowbarcdm.com

Gulfstream Fig & Olive takes you on an edible journey to the South of France, Spain and Italy. Every meal begins with an olive oil tasting before guests feast upon seasonally driven creations like the Provencal roasted organic chicken in the wine room, white room or, sure to be our favorite, the orchard room, where a wall of 400 olive oil bottles provides an artful backdrop.

The menu of diverse American seafood classics lets the quality of ingredients take center stage at Gulfstream. The restaurant works closely with local farmers and purveyors to ensure the produce, fish, meat and chicken are of the highest standard, along with their own herb garden to guarantee the freshest greens available. The restaurant offers patio dining or relaxing Adirondack fire pit seating. Lunch and dinner daily.

630 Lido Park Drive | Newport Beach | 949.675.3474 | www.bluewatergrill.com

850 Avocado Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.718.0188 | www.hillstone.com

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Javier’s Crystal Cove

Fleming’s pairs a passion for service and seasonal ingredients with the finest USDA prime beef. At Fleming’s a steak is never just a steak. Every savory dish is meticulously made from scratch, and with their

Pelican Grill

22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast | 855.315.8214 | www.pelicanhill.com

The Crow Bar

Fig & Olive

7832 E Pacific Coast Hwy | Newport Coast | 949.494.1239 | www.javiers-cantina.com

Offering the best regionally influenced home-style Mexican cooking made with the freshest and finest ingredients. Javier’s also features the largest selection of premium tequilas in Orange County in a contemporary tropical setting in Newport Beach.

Newport Beach is a bustling, urban burst of flavor and color. Pizzeria Mozza is the perfect atmosphere – whether it’s a business lunch or late night snack. The wine bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of Italian wines, salami and pizza. The chefs meld their prodigious talents, with unwavering commitment to product, environment, and hospitality. Pizzeria Mozza is much more than your average pizza joint. 800 W Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.945.1126 | www.pizzeriamozza.com

R&D Kitchen An essential stop in Orange County, Cafe R&D offers crisp and flavorful cuisine in a quintessentially California indoor-outdoor space. Be sure to try new classics like the Reubenesque sandwich, Café steak salad, or the three-layer carrot cake with Mascarpone icing. You’ll be sure to love this casual yet chic café. Lunch and dinner daily. 555 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.219.0555 | www.hillstone.com


studio MONTAGE

Indulge in modern, French cuisine with California influences. Savor ever-changing à la carte menus, chef’s tasting menus and private dinners at the Chef’sTable with perfectly paired selections from an extensive, carefully assembled wine collection. Welcome to Studio, where comfortably elegant evenings feature fine food and impeccable service in an artistic, Craftsman-style restaurant at the edge of the Pacific. 3 0 8 0 1 S o u t h C o a s t H i g h wa y | L a g u n a B e a c h | 9 4 9. 7 1 5 .6 4 2 0 | w w w. s t u d i o l a g u n a b e a c h . c o m


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Red O

Tamarind of London

Executive Chef Keith Stich (formerly of Newport’s Wildfish Seafood Grille) is heading the kitchen at Rick Bayless’ Red O Restaurant. Expect an exclusive dish or two, alongside signatures like tortas and moles and an array of craft cocktails.

Tamarind of London is the go-to hot spot for the best in Indian cuisine and one-ofa-kind cocktails. It’s spicing up the wee hours, too, with its new late-night happy hour menu of small bites (a hint: try the spiced potato croquettes and battered lamb skewers) and other nibbles, along with a selection of sips. It’s offered Sunday through Thursday beginning at 8:00 pm.

143 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.718.0300 | www.redorestaurant.com

7862 E Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.715.8338 | www.tamarindoflondon.com

Rothschild’s This quaint restaurant gives you the feel and familiarity of a European chateau, with a friendly ambience and great menu. Serving northern Italian cuisine, featuring homemade pastas, fresh seafood, the finest cuts of beef, veal and lamb, and flavorful sauces – all with generous portions. Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner nightly. 2407 E Pacific Coast Highway | Corona del Mar | 949.673.3750 | www.rothschildsrestaurant.com

Roy’s Hawaiian cuisine meets French and Asian influences at Roy’s. Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. Indulge in one of their spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from Roy’s award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by the local chefs that made the restaurant famous. Dinner nightly. Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.640.7697 | www.roysrestuarant.com

Rothchild’s

SideDoor The SideDoor is Corona del Mar’s first and only English-style gastropub. Printed daily, the menu reflects the evolving creativity of Executive Chef Dennis Brask and his crew by featuring a variety of seasonal plates, which may include salads of roasted Chioggia beets and gravlax with fennel and Meyer lemon, as well as vegetable dishes such as butternut squash with wild nettle pesto. 3801 E Pacific Coast Highway | Corona del Mar | 949.717.4322 | www.sidedoorcdm.com

True Food Kitchen
 If you’re like us, the flavors of the fall excite your palate and give you plenty of reasons to indulge – perhaps a bit too many. So, we try to enjoy this season of eating a bit more healthfully by dining at True Food Kitchen in Newport. The concept is teasing our taste buds with tasty treats like the squash pie, with butternut squash making up the filling for this lighter twist on the pumpkin dessert. Plus it’s vegan and dairy-free. Stop in to savor a slice, or order a pie to go—the holidays are just around the corner, after all. 451 Newport Center Drive | 949.644.2400 | www.truefoodkitchen.com

Zov’s Sol Cocina Deborah Schneider’s Sol Cocina in Newport has long been known as a harborfront hot spot for its Baja-inspired flavors and fiesta-like atmosphere, but now, her team’s adding something new to the mix with Solita Tacos & Margaritas. 251 W Pacific Coast Hwy | Newport Beach | 949.675.9800 | www.solcocina.com

Zov’s brings contemporary cuisine with Chef Zov’s signature Mediterranean flair, in an upscale chic environment. The menu showcases her Mediterranean, MiddleEastern and Armenian influences in this local treasure. Be sure to try the Armenian sausage flatbread or the Ahi kebob. Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, lunch and dinner daily. 21123 Newport Coast Drive | Newport Coast | 949.760.9687 | www.zovs.com


Burgers & Mai Tai’s

Lunch &Brunch Crow Burger Kitchen

Crow Burger Kitchen procures organic products, whenever possible and always purchases from farmers whose main emphasis is responsible and sustainable practices. Artisan burger buns are custom made at a local bakery. The menu changes often as markets, farmers, ranchers and new ideas develop. Hands down best burger in Orange County. Crow Burger Kitchen | 3107 Newport Blvd. | Newport Beach | 949.673.2747 | www.crowburgerkitchen.com

Billy’s at the Beach 242 Cafe Fushion Sushi

Laguna Beach 242 Café Fusion Sushi Located across from Main Beach, owner and head chef Miki Izumisawa has a hidden gem popular among the locals. Her artistic approach and extensive culinary background create some of the most beautiful and tasty dishes you’ll ever have! You will be seated at skim board tables facing the ocean or at the bar where the chefs will lead your journey. “No soy sauce” is the theme, as every plate has its own special sauce to accompany the dish. Open for dinner every day. Wine, sake and beer available. 242 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.2444 | www.fusionart.us

230 Forest Avenue Co-owner and chef, Mark Cohen celebrates fusion with dishes playing on Asian and Latin influences – all with an emphasis on seafood. Lunch and dinner daily. 230 Forest Avenue | Laguna Beach | 949.494.2545 | www.230forestavenue.com

The Cliff Restaurant Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special event, The Cliff fits every occasion. Located in Southern California’s gorgeous city of Laguna Beach, The Cliff restaurant offers a world-class menu and 180-degree whitewater views from the multi-level patio. The menu features a delightful selection of California Cuisine with a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and seafood specialties Oceanfront, open-air dining and cocktails are available daily at the spectacularly situated restaurant that is within walking distance to the quaint Laguna Village artist community, which offers an array of

Billy’s is home to only the freshest seafood options, offering three delicious menus with a wide array of delectable options. There is something for everyone here, and as you step in the door you will feel as though you have stepped out of Newport and onto a Hawaiian Vacation. Billy’s also hosts live entertainment almost every evening, creating a welcoming ambiance and an Island feel. Don’t miss out on their daily happy hour and their famous Mai Tai’s. Billy’s at the Beach | 2751 West Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.722.1100 | www.billysatthebeach.net


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unique studios and boutiques. 577 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.1956 | www.thecliffrestaurant.com

The Deck

A unique oceanfront dining experience in Laguna Beach, specializing in fresh seafood and creative cocktails served beachside with a smile. The Deck restaurant, open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks, is one of the few Laguna Beach waterfront restaurants on the beach, offering a seaside restaurant experience in South Orange County. This is Southern California living at its best. 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane | Laguna Beach | 949.494.6700 | www.deckonlaguna.com

K’ya Bistro Bar This hidden secret that’s located in the lobby of La Casa del Camino is extremely popular with the locals. The all-smallplate menu offers Mediterranean caféinspired food and is perfect for sharing one of the sixty small plate choices. The hotel’s rooftop lounge has an unbeatable ocean view with delectable cocktails. Dinner daily. Rooftop Lounge offers breakfast and lunch daily. 1287 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.9718 | www.kyabistro.com

Las Brisas

The legendary Las Brisas overlooks the Pacific and the beautiful Laguna Beach coastline. A Southern California landmark since its inception in 1938, Las Brisas has become a magnet for locals and visitors from all over the world. The menu represents a collection of Mexican recipes, as well as innovative California cuisine. The chefs’ menus are inspired by the abundant seafood of the region. 361 Cliff Drive | Laguna Beach | 949.497.5434 | www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com

Lumberyard Located in the historic former home of Cedar Creek Inn, Lumberyard specializes in classic American dishes with contemporary flare. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sunday. 384 Forest Avenue | Laguna Beach | 949.715.3900 | www.lblumberyard.com

freshest local ingredients. Chef and owner Azmin Ghahreman’s evolving menu changes seasonally and often, based on what is freshly caught and available at the small farms, nearby markets, and artisan suppliers. Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner nightly, brunch Saturday and Sunday. 1200 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.9888 | www.sapphirellc.com

Mozambique This steakhouse brings the tastes and smells from the beaches of Mozambique to Laguna Beach, creating an unforgettable experience both exotic and close to home. Mozambique features a menu of South African and Portuguese-inspired variations of American steakhouse classics, complemented by a lengthy wine list and cocktails. Dinner nightly, brunch Sundays. 1740 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.777 | www.mozambiqueoc.com

Selanne Steak Tavern


Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach, California 
not only features a chef-driven steakhouse but also a beautiful
 neighborhood tavern and separate, sensual wine room. This restaurant from hockey legend
 Teemu Selanne opened November 8, 2013 after a full remodel of the landmark 
 La guna cottage that was formerly French 75. 1464 South Pacifc Coast Highway | Laguna Beach, | 949.715.9881 | www.selannesteaktavern.com

Rooftop Lounge

Leave your worries at the door of La Casa del Camino hotel and head up to the roof. A local favorite and a must-see for visitors, The Rooftop Lounge offers a front row seat for a spectacular sunset. Indulge in one of the best happy hours in town, with signature fresh fruit Mojitos and one truly amazing panoramic ocean view while sampling small bites and California casual cuisine. The Rooftop Lounge is the perfect venue for every occasion including weddings, private parties, meetings or corporate events with indoor/outdoor space, on-site catering and a staff dedicated to your every need. 1289 S Pacific Coast Hwy | Laguna Beach | 949.497.2446 | www.rooftoplagunabeach.com

Sapphire Laguna Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sapphire Laguna is characterized by its distinctive international style and cornerstone of the

Splashes at Surf and Sand Resort

Perched above the sandy shoreline, Splashes Restaurant embodies Californiachic elegance and boasts some of the West Coast’s best views and finest cuisine. As the daylight sun shines, feel the slight breeze of the sea as waves break just 25 feet below the airy dining. When weather gets cooler, an opulent fireplace creates a cracking warmth and cozy atmosphere in the evening hours. Every table is the best in house, framing the awe-inspiring view of the coast. 1555 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 888.869.7569 | www.surfandsandresort.com

Studio

Located in the beautiful Montage Laguna Beach, Studio serves modern French cuisine with a California influence and specializes in seasonal, creative masterpieces. Outside Studio’s doors lies a private garden


Stunning bay views, the freshest seafood, all surrounded by stylish decor. Executive Chef Vincent Lesage presents innovative cuisine, served in perfect harmony.

WAT E R TO TA B L E DINING PERFECTED

Wa t e r l i n e N e w p o r t . c o m 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663


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where Chef de Cuisine, Craig Strong, picks the herbs and vegetables used throughout the restaurant. Studio offers comfortably elegant evenings featuring fine food and impeccable service at the edge of the Pacific. Dinner Tuesday through Sunday

Dana Point

30801 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.6420 | www.studiolagunabeach.com

Located in the Ritz-Carlton, enoSTEAK is an intimate steakhouse featuring only the highest quality ingredients. All the steaks are from prime and grass-fed, pastureraised beef. The organic produce is grown locally and harvested at the peak of the season. enoSTEAK also highlights artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and a large selection of wines. Dinner Monday through Sunday.

Tommy Bahama Bar & Grill

Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, steps from the sand of Main Beach, Tommy Bahama Bar & Grill serves an islandinspired lineup of delectable dishes and cocktails in a tropical paradise environment. California’s freshest seafood gets a sophisticated but playful treatment in the skilled hands of Chef Marcus Lage. This spot is perfect for lunch or dinner, or to just unwind with one of the many delicious cocktails.

enoSTEAK

1 Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point | 949.240.2000 | www.ritzcarlton.com

1 Monarch Beach Resort | Dana Point | 949.234.3318 | www.stregismb.com/stonehill-tavern

Vue

25135 Park Lantern | Dana Point | 949.487.7555 | www.thevuerestaurant.com

Watermarc

448 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.6272 | www.watermarcrestaurant.com

Open for dinner only, Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort is Michael Mina’s acclaimed restaurant, offering tavern fare in a casual yet sophisticated setting. Guests of the Forbes Four-Star Stonehill Tavern enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience, including modern American cuisine that features seasonal ingredients and contemporary twists on classic tavern dishes.

Fresh-caught seafood and breathtaking views of the Pacific Harbor are what the Vue is all about. Located in the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa, the Vue offers savory dishes like the prawn linguine with roma tomatoes and chili flakes. Breakfast daily, lunch Saturday and Sunday, dinner Friday and Saturday.

400 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.6886 | www.tommybahama.com

Executive chef and owner Mark Cohen brings a lofty pedigree, having brought to Orange County 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant in Laguna Beach, and Opah Restaurant & Bar at the Aliso Viejo Towne Center in Aliso Viejo and also at the Irvine Marketplace. Watermarc brings together the vision of pairing great food with great beverage, offering wonderful inventive tapas – such as the filet mignon potpie. The open patio and second floor terrace overlook the infamous Pacific Coast Highway. Lunch, intermezzo and dinner nightly.

Stonehill Tavern

Costa Mesa

Salt Creek Grille Known for mesquite grilled steaks, chops, fresh fish, burgers, weekend brunch, sandwiches and entrée salads. A locals’ favorite with a casually sophisticated atmosphere, fairly priced, award-winning wine list, all served and facilitated by an extremely friendly staff. Salt Creek now offers a NEW brunch menu, showcasing a creative, chef-inspired menu, with fresh and local ingredients and a personal presentation. 32802 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point | 949.661.7799 | www.saltcreekgrille.com

Greenleaf Gourmet ChopShop Greenleaf provides their communities with the highest quality, freshest and most delicious food that is also good for you. They say: “Eat Well. Live Well.” Greenleaf is committed to using the finest and freshest local ingredients combined with gourmet cooking techniques to serve their customers an affordable yet creative dining option in a fun, comfortable, and relaxed environment. 234 East 17th Street | Costa Mesa | 949.200.3950 | SoCo Collection, 3321 Hyland Avenue | Costa Mesa | 714.862.2480 | www.greenleafchopshop.com


Leatherby’s Café Rouge Orange County’s culinary epicenter is found at Leatherby’s Café Rouge, in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. You will enjoy contemporary American cuisine in this exciting dining experience. In this serene, light-infused setting, whimsical culinary artistry becomes an integral part of the cultural experience. 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa| 714.429.7640 | www.patinagroup.com

Mastro’s Steakhouse Mastro’s is consistently hailed by diners and critics alike as “masterful,” “high-end,” one of the “top 10 steakhouses in the US,” and “the preferred steakhouse of celebs and locals.” A collection of sophisticated, classic steakhouses and sumptuous fish houses, Mastro’s is recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. Mastro’s Steakhouse is a truly unparalleled dining experience. 633 Anton Blvd | Costa Mesa | 714.546.7405 | www.mastrosrestaurants.com

Pinot Provence
 Restaurant vet Alfonso Ramirez heads the kitchen at this French-inspired Costa Mesa mainstay. Oenophiles are crazy for its Sommelier Fireside Dinner series that features a themed five-course menu and is hosted by Jörn Kleinhans, founder of Wine Elite. Westin South Coast Plaza | 686 Anton Blvd. | Costa Mesa | 714.444.5900 | www.pinotprovence.com

Huntington Beach Duke’s Huntington Beach With waves consistently breaking on eight and a half miles of beautiful sandy beach, Duke’s in Huntington Beach epitomizes the California beach lifestyle type restaurant. Relax and take in the view while you enjoy the Hawaiian beach house ambiance, and savor the freshest seafood and prime steaks, uniquely prepared and thoughtfully served. 317 Pacific Coast Highway | Huntington Beach | 714.374.6446 | www.dukeshuntington.com

Ebi-Star Restaurant Ebi-Star Restaurant, located in Hotel Huntington Beach, features fresh, coastal, California cuisine with South American and Pacific Rim influences. Ebi-Star offers Champagne Sunday Brunch Buffet every Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm featuring unlimited king crab legs, succulent snow crab claws, slow-roasted, hand-carved prime rib, a bottomless champagne glass, and a vast array of weekly rotational specialties. 7667 Center Avenue | Huntington Beach | 714.891.0123 | www.hotelhb.com

Spark Woodfire Grill Savor a perfectly cooked steak, delicious seafood and a chocolate martini as you enjoy a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and pier from Spark Woodfire Grill’s second-floor patio. Spark Woodfire Grill features an expansive seafood menu and a 1600-degree steak broiler found only in top steakhouses. In addition to an extensive wine list, Spark is known for its list of over

fifty different specialty martinis. 300 Pacific Coast Highway | Huntington Beach | 714.960.0996 | www.sparkwoodfiregrill.com

Santa Ana/ Anaheim Anaheim White House A landmark jewel that was once nestled quietly among an enormous orange grove in the early 20th century, Anaheim White House is still Anaheim’s most famous hidden treasure. The menu features steak and seafood with a Northern Italian cuisine. Award winning chef, Bruno Serato, takes pride in his philosophy of treating each and every one of his patrons as a distinguished guest in his home. 887 South Anaheim Blvd. | Anaheim | 714.772.1381 | www.anaheimwhitewhouse.com

Chapter One The local produce and seasonal fare will satisfy your appetite as well as your imagination, while the handpicked selection of beers, wines, and spirits from across the globe complement your plate and elevate your experience. The award-winning Chapter One is open from 11:00 am to 2:00 am with a late night kitchen every night. You won’t be disappointed with Chapter One – the modern, local place to dine. 227 North Broadway | Santa Ana | 714.352.2225 | www.chapteronetml.com


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HIGH-END HAPPY HOUR

There is nothing like a great happy hour. Newport Beach is home to great restaurants with amazing happy hour deals. The people-watching is prime, the drinks are strong and the food never disappoints. Here are some of the best places in town for a great happy hour.

LARK CREEK AMERICAN NOUVEAU THE SCENE | This upscale newcomer has a great outside patio complete with fireplace.

THE HOURS | Monday – Friday, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. THE DRINKS | $4 Select Draft Beer and $6 Well Cocktails. THE FOOD | Small plates like marinated olives, crispy chicken wings and rockfish sliders.

957 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.640.6700 | www.larkcreeknb.com

THE CANNERY SEAFOOD THE SCENE | This has been a locals’ spot for years and there’s

a good reason . The food is amazing, the people watching is entertaining and the waterfront location is perfect. THE HOURS | Daily, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. THE DRINKS | $2 off cocktails and wine, $3.50 for draft beers. THE FOOD | Half -priced on the entire upstairs lounge menu. The sushi is phenomenal and the calamari is a must. 3010 Lafayette Road | Newport Beach | 949.566.0060 | www.cannerynewport.com

FIG & OLIVE MEDITERRANEAN THE SCENE | Come here to shell out some serious dough on cocktails and snacks. This New York City restaurant, which prides itself on serving the best olive oils and cuisine from the Mediterranean region, is Newport Beach’s newest place to see and be seen. THE HOURS | Daily, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. THE DRINKS | Varying prices for select cocktails. Try the cucumber cosmo – its sensational! THE FOOD | This place puts the “small” in small plates. 151 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.877.3005 | www.figandolive.com


YARDHOUSE

CANALETTO BY IL FORNAIO

AMERICAN NOUVEAU

ITALIAN

THE SCENE | Beer aficionados will appreciate the 100+ taps and ever-changing chalkboard of the latest and greatest brews from around the corner and around the world. And the open kitchen keeps everyone entertained as they roll out favorite American dishes with globally inspired flavors. THE HOURS | Monday through Friday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm THE DRINKS | $3.75 domestic pints; $4.25 cocktails and $2.00 off specialty drinks. THE FOOD | Half-priced appetizers and pizzas.

THE SCENE | Singles mingle and couples cozy up at this Italian haunt which draws a rather mixed happy hour crowd. For what normally costs a pretty penny, the happy hour at Canaletto is a total steal. THE HOURS | Monday through Friday, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm THE DRINKS | $5 Artisan Cocktails and Wines by the glass; $3 Draft Beer.

849 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach |949.640.9273 | www.yardhouse.com

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THE FOOD | Select appetizers and pizza for $5. 545 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.640.0900 | www.ilfornaio.com

BAYSIDE RESTAURANT AMERICAN NOUVEAU

THE SCENE | Port Restaurant and Bar offers global cuisine in an inviting and modern setting; Nestled in the heart of Corona Del Mar, this stylish eatery integrates a Continental menu with contemporary presentation. Enjoy the elegant bar that offers an all top-shelf menu. THE HOURS | Daily, until 7 pm. THE DRINKS | $2 off all beer; $3 off all wine and cocktails. THE FOOD | $2 off starters, salads, tapas and rustic flatbreads; $4 off signature and specialty entrees.

THE SCENE | Not quite the place that would come to mind when you think happy hour, his rather quiet restaurant is a great choice for a relaxed night. One thing to love is that happy hour is every day until close. THE HOURS | Daily, 4:30pm until close. THE DRINKS | Not a wide range of options – only wine and an apple martini on the happy hour menu all under $8 a glass. THE FOOD | With a rather large happy hour menu, you’ll find several small plates from the regular menu, but all at discounted prices.

440 Heliotrope Avenue | Corona Del Mar | 949.723.9685 www.portcdm.com

900 Bayside Drive | Newport Beach | 949.721.1222 | www.baysiderestaurant.com

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INDULGE Finding that perfect blend of relaxation, replenishment and invigoration is essential to any spa treatment. Orange County is home to a world-class level of luxurious spas. These are our top picks, featuring chic dĂŠcor, sparkling pools and lavish lounges. With the perfect blend of relaxation, replenishment and invigoration, these spas are rubbing spa-goers the right way.


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Bellagio Spa & Salon

With three locations in Orange County, this is a great boutique spa and salon. Spa Services include massages, facials, body treatments, hand and foot care and lypossage, as well as a full-service salon. 21165 Newport Coast Drive | Newport Coast | 949.720.9277 7932 E Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Coast | 949.715.7932

Spa at Balboa Bay Club

The waterfront resort offers the ultimate escape for health and relaxation. Specializing in massages, facials and body scrubs, the Balboa Bay Club’s Spa features nine treatment rooms, hot whirlpools, a eucalyptus-infused steam room and dry sauna. 1221 Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.645.5000 | www.balboabayclub.com

3993 Portola Parkway | Irvine | 714.730.7767 | www.salonbellagio.com

This full-service spa features a eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, saltwater whirlpool Jacuzzi, a refreshing cold foot plunge and a saltwater lap pool reserved for spa guests only. Services include signature massages, body wraps, facials and full-service salon services.

Situated on one of the world’s most stunning oceanfront settings, come to this Laguna Beach day spa to relax and rejuvenate in serene surroundings. Offering a variety of treatments including massages, water and bath therapies, facials, wraps and scrubs, Spa Montage offers twelve massage rooms, four facial treatment rooms, two hydrotherapy rooms and three indoor/outdoor rooms.

Spa at Island Hotel

One of the best spas in Newport Beach is The Spa at Island Hotel. Featuring massages, body treatments and facials, this is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and revitalize. Services are offered a la carte, but all-inclusive packages can be arranged.

One Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point | 949.240.2000 | www.ritzcarlton.com

690 Newport Center Dr | Newport Beach | 949.759.0808 | www.islandhotel.com/Spa

Skin Laundry

Spa at Pelican Hill Resort

This is the go-to for a quick facial. Created around a simple idea of “Healthy Skin with No Down Time,” this spa from LA is the newest addition to The OC spa scene. Skin Laundry’s innovative laser technology makes it possible to achieve maximum results by tightening and toning the skin in the shortest period of time. 123 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.706.7203 | www.skinlaundry.com

This award-winning day spa is an oasis for both men and women to escape the rigors of daily stress and achieve whole-body well being. With an exceptional atmosphere and comfortable setting, guests receive top-ofthe-line services. Services include massage treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures, body wraps and polishes, hydrotherapy, mother-to-be program, sunless tanning and more.

Spa Montage

900 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.640.4000 | www.purebluspa.com

This soothing retreat at the heart of Dana Point features twelve spa treatment rooms bathed in soft hues of aqua and beige with tranquil water features adding to the overall sensory experience. Services include massages, facials, exfoliation, hand and foot therapy, hair therapy and more.

Spa Gregorie’s

200 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100 | Newport Beach | 949.644.6672 | www. spagregories.com

Pure Blue Spa at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel

Newport Coast | 949.612.0332 | www.pelicanhill.com/spa

This award-winning spin delivers the ultimate luxury spa experience. The Spa at Pelican Hill offers twenty-two treatment rooms, women’s and men’s Acqua Colonnades, relaxation lounges, fitness center, wellness classes, personal training, salon, day packages, Balanced Wellness Retreats, spa cuisine and a boutique. The Aroma Intentions Massage is the perfect combination of relaxation, replenishment and invigoration. This spa is an absolute must-visit. 22701 South Pelican Hill Road |

30801 South Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.6000 | www.spamontage.com/lagunabeach

Sweet Skin Studio

Specializing in skin services including waxing and facials, this small spa is tucked down a quiet street in the heart of Corona del Mar. 436 Heliotrope Avenue, Suite 1B | Corona Del Mar | 949.673.6259 | www.sweetskinstudiocdm.com

Spa Nordstrom

Located on the fourth floor of Nordstrom in South Coast Plaza, Spa Nordstrom offers three treatment rooms and specializes in personally customized body therapies such as massages, facials, nail care, Eastern healing treatments, waxing, spray tanning, eyelash extensions, wraps, haircuts and styling. 3333 Bristol Street, 4th Floor | Costa Mesa | 714.850.2570 | www.shop.nordstrom.com


Destination Spa

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AUSTIN SPA Lake Austin Spa Resort is a worldclass destination spa nestled along the shores of Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Austin, Lake Austin Spa Resort offers guests a casually elegant atmosphere where you can do as much or as little as you want. Since its multi-million dollar renovation and expansion in 2004, the spa has received numerous awards from prestigious national travel and spa magazines. The readers of Condé Nast Traveler in 2008 recognized Lake Austin Spa Resort as one of the best in the world as well as being named one of the top ten spas in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. Whether you are staying for the week or relaxing for a day, you will wonder what took you so long to find paradise.

Lake Austin Spa | 1705 South Quinlan Park Road | Austin, Texas | 512.372.7300 | www.lakeaustin.com


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NAMASTE Orange County Has Seen an Immense Growth in the Number of Yoga Studios Text by KRISTA SKELLERN

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he popularity of yoga has continued to increase over the years. Orange County has seen an immense growth in the number of yoga studios as locals and visitors are eager to hop on the yoga train. And it’s no surprise why. Yoga is a great way to ease your tension and build strength, but it takes practice and discipline. Take a few days off – not to mention a few weeks or months – and you may find your hands aren’t able to touch the ground anymore. Fear not yogis! The OC yoga scene has you covered. Ra Yoga is a local favorite and for good reason. They offer multiple class levels as well as a yogalates class – heated yoga with pilates. A long-time favorite that has been around since 2005 is Yoga Shakti, which offers yoga, meditation courses and Ayurveda. Jabulani Yoga not only has top-of-the-line instructors, but it also hosts several workshops and retreats. For Ashtanga yoga, Laguna Yoga Shala is a dedicated studio, which delivers a high quality of instruction and knowledge. If hot yoga is more your thing, check out Bikram Yoga Irvine, which is a highly reputable studio that is never overcrowded, or Radiant Hot Yoga for a less vigorous, more gentle heated yoga class.


Dancer’s Pose

FIND IT

Ra Yoga | 3077 Bristol Street, Suite A | Costa Mesa | 714.708.3060 Yoga Shakti | 4249 Campus Dr., Ste B140 | Irvine | 949.856.9642 Jabulani Yoga | 2711 E Pacific Coast Highway Suite 102 | Newport Beach | 949.723.5228 Laguna Yoga Shala | 30110 Crown Valley Pkwy #202 | 949.497.7900 Bikram Yoga Irvine | 680 Roosevelt | Irvine | 949.748.7780 Radiant Hot Yoga | 1200 Bison Avenue C-1 | Newport Beach | 949.706.9642


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NAVIGATE YOUR BEAUTY


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e understand that it’s uneasy to consider or be evaluated for a new treatment, whether it’s for body treatments, skin care or laser hair removal. From the first visit to Newport Beach MedSpa, our goal is to ease your anxieties and concerns through good communication and to provide you with all the options available for the enhancements you seek. Excellence in our profession begins with careful consultation and treatment planning to establish the goals we will achieve together. Communication and long-term relationships are important to us. We are caring, skilled professionals, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of aesthetic and cosmetic care. Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. We are a team of licensed professionals and we pride ourselves in staying on the cutting edge of technology as well as client communication.

Newport Beach MedSpa is excited about what we are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of clients. Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! Recently opening a second location to better serve you, Newport Beach MedSpa is considered the MedSpa of Choice for Orange County due to our commitment and dedication to rejuvenating and enhancing your natural beauty. With a focus on “newest technology” in laser hair removal including pain free and fast; non invasive fat removal with Coolsculpting, and non invasive face & neck lifting and tightening with Ultherapy, as well as the most advanced techniques for natural looking results with Botox & Dermal Fillers. Our biggest compliment is your positive experience.

Westcliff Location | 2131 Westcliff Drive, Suite 110 | Newport Beach | 949.631.2800 Birch Location | 4341 Birch Street, Suite 101 | Newport Beach | 949.631.2808

www.newportbeachmedspa.com


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FITNESS Text by MICHELLE TARAJCAK | Photography by JASON LITTLE

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elcome to California. With beautiful weather all year round, taking workouts outdoors becomes as easy as 1 - 2 - 3 and just as fun. In Orange County ocean waves meet rolling mountains. Mother Nature is at her most breathtaking, making working out almost a guilty pleasure. You can walk, bike, run or try a new and exciting workout that offers a variety of body and core exercises that shape and tone. Here are some of Michelle’s favorites. At the top of her list is a Crystal Cove hike. Take your pick – a walk along the beach, exploring the tide pools, or a scenic bike ride along the Bluffs, overlooking the ocean (you can rent a bike from most hotels). After your workout have a bite to eat at Ruby’s shake shack, again overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean, or pick up a quick ready-made meal at the local Whole Foods in Laguna Beach. For a more challenging workout try one of many hikes in El Moro Canyon. Bring water and be prepared to break a sweat with rough terrain varying from steep to intermediate trails, but don’t worry all trail signs show you the way out. You won’t get lost. If you want to get in the water, head over to the Newport Beach Aquatic Center, located in the Newport Back Bay. All fitness levels are welcome. They offer rowing, kayak and stand-up paddle board lessons, with classes ranging from beginner to Olympian. This is the largest aquatic recreational bay in the world. Upper Newport Bay known as the “Back Bay,” is a nature preserve that boasts unparalleled bike trails. An unbelievable scenic ride beckons even the hardest cynic. With the Back Bay Loop Trail an exciting opportunity awaits to discover a magnificent regional trail experience. The 10.5-mile trail is well signed as it winds around Upper Newport Bay. Enjoy. Next explore the Strands at Vista Park in Dana Point. Get your pre-surf workout on by running the stairs or doing yoga on the grass overlooking the ocean. Strands is a beginner to intermediate local favorite surf spot that offers long, rolling left hand waves. For some, just the walk up alone gets their heart rate going. To explore more outdoor workouts for every fitness level, head over to www.MichelleTarajcak.com and watch her workout videos at her favorite locations.


Self-Love

HEALTH For over ten years, Michelle has been working as a personal trainer, yoga instructor and lifestyle coach within all aspects of the fitness industry. Her work has taken her around the world, where she has studied various cultures and their approach to fitness, nutrition, lifestyle and spirituality. She personally believes that fitness begins from within, working its way outwards to a healthy looking you. Michelle’s motto is selflove, no judgments, enjoy life, learn to take care of yourself, release and just breathe.

www.MichelleTarajcak.com


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ROAD TRIPS Palm Springs

200 Miles Round-Trip From Orange County Text by KRISTA SKELLERN

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ear-round travelers flock to Palm Springs in California’s Coachella Valley. This resort town draws both the country club goers and design aficionados for its vintage shops and midcentury modern architecture, which inspired a design aesthetic now called Desert Modernism. What has been Hollywood’s desert playground since the 1920s now attracts travelers from all over who come here to escape from the hustle and bustle and relax poolside. It’s an easy drive from Orange County to Palm Springs, despite the fact that traffic is almost inevitable along the CA-91. Rather than shooting straight out to the desert, stop at places that most drivers whiz past. In Riverside, military buffs will not want to miss the March Field Air Museum that houses an extensive collection of military aircrafts dating back to the 1930s.

What has been Hollywood’s desert playground since the 1920s now attracts travelers from all over who come here to escape from the hustle and bustle and relax poolside.

For those who love great fashion at discount prices, the Desert Hills Premium Outlets, located just off the I-10 in Cabazon, is a shopper’s paradise. Here you will find topname designers such as Gucci, Valentino, Fendi and Versace. Once back on the road, you will see the Windmill Farms begin to appear on the horizon. Actually called wind turbine generators, they are a type of windmill that produces electricity by harnessing the wind at speeds of at least thirteen mph. The largest of these windmills stands one hudred fifty feet tall with blades half the length of a football field.

To reach Palm Springs from the I-10 take Highway 111, which links virtually every desert resort city in the valley. Driving down Highway 111, the stars from the mid-century still have their mark on the area with several streets named after them, such as Frank Sinatra Drive, Dinah Shore Drive and Bob Hope Drive.

Be sure to take a detour outside of PalmSprings to visit the iconic Joshua Tree National Park, which is about tirty-five miles off the I-10 via the CA-62. Palm Springs is also filled with plenty of hiking at sites like Indian Canyons, Tahquitz Canyon and the Coachella Valley Preserve. End the day at one of the mineral-rich hot spring pools in Desert Hot Springs, where the tradition of these therapeutic dips in the local mineral springs dates back decades.


Leeds & Son, Palm Desert

The Parker, Palm Springs

Where to Stay

What happens when a motel dies and goes to heaven and an eccentric hipster hotel chain gets a hold of it? You get the Ace Hotel & Swim Club (701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., 877.223.5050 or 760.325.9900; acehotel.com) where the creative community parties poolside by day and in the darkly atmospheric Amigo Room by night. Jonathan Adler took his design skills to the former Givenchy Resort and Spa owned by Merv Griffinin 2004 and turned it into one of the hippest and chicest resorts in Palm Springs. The Parker Palm Springs (4200 E Palm Canyon Dr., 760.770.5000; theparkerpalmsprings. com) is set on 13 lush acres with four pools, tennis courts and the dark, sexy and seductive bistro Norma’s. If you love to party, then Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs (150 S Indian Canyon Dr., 760.325.9676; hrhpalmsprings. com) is where you need to be staying. At this music-inspired resort, there are 163 luxury guest rooms, a pool and entertainment scene with DJs playing every weekend. Other music-inspired amenities include a VIP Rock Star Suite, a Rock Spa, a Body Rock workout facilityn and the world-famous Rock Shop featuring Hard Rock’s iconic, collectible merchandise.

Where to Eat & Drink

For an intimate and romantic setting, the tree-covered outside patio at Spencer’s (701 W Baristo Rd., 760.327.3446; spencersrestaurant.com) delivers. Serving four-star American cuisine with a European and Pacific Rim influence. If you are looking for the place for brunch, then Cheeky’s (622 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 760.327.7595; cheekysps.com) is it. The weekly changing menu serves seasonal, locally grown and usually organic food. For amazing California fare in the desert modernism setting, head to LuLu (200 S Palm Canyon Dr., 760. 327.5858; lulupalmsprings.com) for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Good food, good drinks and good entertainment are the main concepts behind the chalet-inspired watering hole Bar (340 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 760.537.7337; barwastaken.com). Serving handcrafted cocktails with food like tuna melts, lobster sliders, tacos and wings, this unpretentious watering hole has a laid-back vibe yet ironically has a pretty lively dancing crowd.

Where to Shop

What is referred to as the Rodeo Drive of the Desert, El Paseo Shopping District (El Paseo, Palm Desert; 877.735.7273; elpaseocatalogue.com) boasts an array of elegant shopping and exquisite dining. For modern art,

fashion and design, head to the Uptown Design District (Palm Canyon Drive, palmspringsuptowndesigndistrict.com). Leeds & Son jewelery store of Palm Springs, La Quinta, Palm Desert for quality watches and jewelry including diamond rings, necklaces, bracelets and more. (73-670 El Paseo, Palm Desert, 760.568.5266; leedsandson.com). For fresh produce, flowers, breads, chef demonstrations and entertainment head to Certified Farmers’ Market (2300 Baristo Rd., 760.898.5250; certifiedfarmersmarket.org) on Saturdays.

What to Do

Take a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (1 Tramway Rd., 760.325.1391; pstramway.com), which rises 8500 feet above the desert floor creating panoramic views of the famous San Jacinto state park wilderness. Art lovers will not want to miss the Palm Springs Art Museum (101 Museum Drive; 760.322.4800; psmuseum. org) which features compelling art exhibitions of western, contemporary, glass artists, mid-twentieth century architecture as well as American photography. Indulge in a spa day in Desert Hot Springs at THE SPRING Resort and Spa (12699 ReposoWay, 760.251.6700; the-spring.com) located on an elevated promontory with dramatic views of Palm Springs. Design fanatics will want to take a modernist architecture tour with Palm Springs Modern Tours (760.318.6118; palmspringsmoderntours.com) of the mid-century homes and buildings in the area.


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Bernardus

Lodge & Spa The resort combines the simple ELEGANCE of fine country living with the high quality of service and luxury amenities for an UNFORGETTABLE experience

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et on twenty-six pristine Carmel Valley acres awash with vineyards and lavender, Bernardus Lodge & Spa boasts fifty-seven luxurious guestrooms, award-winning dining, signature SpaTerre, two swimming pools and an alfresco bocce court. Created by Bernardus Pon, owner of Bernardus Winery and Vineyard, the Lodge offers a tailored escape steeped in European character. A perennial recipient of prestigious accolades, Bernardus is frequently lauded by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as among the best resorts in the world. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the finest accommodations, cuisine, viticulture, spa services and recreational venues. Bernardus Lodge & Spa is a boutique luxury resort settled on verdant acres with stately pines and California oak trees, surrounded by a vineyard with the Santa Lucia Mountains draped in the background. Each guestroom features vaulted beamed ceilings, limestone fireplaces and French doors that reveal a spacious balcony - affording travelers sweeping mountain or garden views. SpaTerre is a 5,300 sq ft, full-service facility with seven state-of-the-art treatment rooms. These include a room specially designed for couples and a Warming Room, where guests can sip herbal tea by an indoor fireplace while awaiting their treatments. There are men and women’s locker rooms with eucalyptus steam and sauna facilities. The spa also has a 24-hour fitness room, a peaceful meditation garden, an open-air Warming Pool, and a beauty salon. An assortment of innovative treatments incorporating Indigenous herbs and flowers are given by certified therapists and licensed aestheticians. The dining at Marinus features Cal-Regional Cuisine, handcrafted by celebrated Chef Cal Stamenov, utilizing local organic, seasonal produce as well as regional seafood and artisan farmed meats. Guests will enjoy views of flourishing gardens and majestic mountains as they dine in the restaurant. A stunning, tweleve-foot-wide fireplace with a raised hearth adds to the striking enchantment of Marinus. The fourstar restaurant was named Zagat’s “Top Restaurant in Bay Area” in 2004 and received Wine Spectator magazine’s “Grand Award” since 2001 for its wine cellar, an honor bestowed every three years. The cellar houses 1,500 different wines and a total of more than 25,000 premium bottles, including 10,000 bottles from the Bernardus Vineyards and Winery near the resort. Bernardus Lodge & Spa | 415 W Carmel Valley Road | Carmel Valley | 831.658.3400 | www.bernarduslodge.com

Croquet Ball Lawn at Bernardus Lodge. RIGHT Warming Hut in the Spa. BOTTOM RIGHT Bernardus Lodge & Spa exterior.


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ROAD TRIPS Weekend Getaway

LOS ANGELES Text by KRISTA SKELLERN

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here is no argument that L.A. is notorious for traffic, with the 405 and 5 freeways often referred to as parking lots. But let’s not let this notoriety deter us from hopping in the car, heading roughly 45 miles north and exploring the City of Angels. The beach cities of the South Bay are almost like a replica of those in Orange County with a similar vibe and overall look, particularly Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. Beach cruisers coast up and down the boardwalks, and long piers shoot off the coastline creating a perfect backdrop at sunset. Be sure to visit Long Beach where Nick’s on 2nd (4901 E 2nd St | Long Beach | 562.856.9000 | nicksrestaurants.com) is worth the visit alone for their juicy, tender burger Hickory burger. Wash it down with a Moscow Mule served traditionally in a copper mug. If you’re in the mood for some Italian fare, head to Michael’s on Naples (5620 E 2nd St | Long Beach | 562.439.7080 | michaelsonnaples.com). Farther north, Santa Monica offers a similar beach scene but with a stronger L.A. vibe. Iconic places like the Santa Monica Pier offer fun for all ages. Be sure to head to the rooftop bar at Shangri La (1301 Ocean Ave | Santa Monica | 310.394.2791 | shangrila-hotel.com) for incredible views, and stay at the iconic Shutters on the Beach (1 Pico Blvd | Santa Monica | 310.458.0030 | shuttersonthebeach.com) to soak up the smell of the ocean. If a boutique hotel is your scene, Oceana Beach Club Hotel (849 Ocean Ave | Santa Monica | 310.393.0486 | hoteloceanasantamonica.com) is where you want to be. In the market for some bling? Head to 23rd Street Jewelers (2319 Wilshire Blvd | Santa Monica | 424.229.9126 | 23rdstreetjewelers. com) whose reputation for customer service and exceptionally high quality gems sets the bar high for jewelers worldwide. For some top-notch Italian, dine at Il Ristorante di Georigio Baldi (114 W Channel Rd | Santa Monica | 310.573.1660 | giorgio-baldi.com). Sushi lovers will not want to miss Katsuya (11777 San Vicente Blvd | Brentwood | 310.207.8744 | katsuya restaurant.com), but if a more relaxed and intimate scene suits you, head to L.A. gem Toscana (11633 San Vicente Blvd | Los Angeles | 310.820.2448 | toscanabrentwood.com).


Rooftop Pool Cabana at the Montage, Beverly Hills . RIGHT Montage Gardens Exterior.

Luxury fashion seekers will of course head to the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, but let’s not forget to visit Robertson Blvd for the ultra-chic stores like Kitson (115 S Robertson Blvd | Los Angeles | 310.859.2652 | shopkitson.com). Those looking for a funkier shopping experience will want to head to Melrose Ave. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to popular celeb hangout The Ivy (113 N Robertson Blvd | Los Angeles | 310.274.8303 | theivyrestaurants. com). Make a reservation well in advance, as it is often fully booked. Those wishing to stay in Beverly Hills will find their temporary home at the Four Seasons, or for a luxury spa hotel, Montage (225 N Canon Dr | Beverly Hills | 310.499.4199 | montagehotels. com/beverlyhills) located near Rodeo Drive will not disappoint. Another area of Los Angeles, often associated with the annual Rose Parade and the Tournament of Roses held every January, is Pasadena—a city well worth visiting. Stay at the luxurious Langham Hotel (1401 S Oak Knoll Ave

| Pasadena | 626.568.3900 | pasadena. langhamhotels.com). Fuel up with some comfort food at Smitty’s (110 S Lake Ave | Pasadena | 626.792.9999 | smittysgrill. com) where the burgers and fries are unforgettable. Once a wasteland of empty streets and partially filled office buildings, Downtown L.A., or DTLA for short, has seen a revitalization as chic hotels and restaurant hot spots have started to pop up all over the central business district of Los Angeles. Design and art enthusiasts will love staying at the trendy Ace Hotel (929 S Broadway | Los Angeles | 213.623.3233 | acehotel.com/ losangeles) in the historic United Artists building. Head to the rooftop where you can lounge at the pool by day and sip on craft cocktails by night. One more thing to love about this hotel is where you can find the über tasty LA Chapter serving local and organic ingredients prepared with both classic and modern techniques. Another popular place to rest your head is at the fun and funky Standard Hotel (550 S Flower St at Sixth St | Los Angeles | 213.892.8080

| standardhotels.com/downtown-la). Soak up the sun and lounge poolside at one of the cabanas on the rooftop, or if you are feeling competitive, head to the hotel’s Ping-Pong club for a match. After you’ve worked up an appetite, indulge in some Italian fare at the popular Factory Kitchen (1300 Factory Pl #101 | Los Angeles | 213.996.6000 | thefactorykitchen.com) whose menu highlights the simplicity of traditional local recipes. Located in the Fine Arts is new Mediterranean restaurant 10E (811 West 7th St | Los Angeles | 213.488.1096 | 10erestaurant.com) whose flatbreads are worth the visit. Art lovers will want to catch the Downtown Artwalk (downtownartwalk.org), which takes place every second Thursday of the month. Fashion addicts and shopaholics will not want to miss the Fashion District (fashiondistrict.org) where hours can be spent wandering up and down the area that spans over 100 blocks filled with everything from fabrics and beading to craft and home décor.


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ROAD TRIPS

LA JOLLA

The Jewel of San Diego Text by KRISTA SKELLERN

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ocal Native Americans first called this hilly seaside community “La Hoya,” meaning “the cave,” which referred to the grottoes dotting the shoreline. Later, the Spaniards changed the name to La Jolla, keeping the same pronunciation as the Native Americans, which in Spanish translated to “the jewel,” and the name remained, cherished by those lucky enough to call La Jolla home. Only 40 miles south of Orange County, La Jolla is a typical weekend escape for OC locals. What we love about one of San Diego’s most affluent neighborhoods is evident from the moment you arrive. The downtown is perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific where you can stroll along the village’s main drags, Prospect Street and Girard Avenue, perusing the shops while taking in the ocean breeze. Those looking to stay overnight will enjoy the beautiful La Valencia (1132 Prospect St | La Jolla | 858.454.0771 | lavalencia.com) where guests can indulge in spa treatments and yoga classes. Stroll through La Jolla Village while shopping and taking in the views. Brunchers

will not want to miss the popular Cody’s (8030 Girard Ave | La Jolla | 858.459.0040) where outdoor dining over bacon and eggs keeps patrons returning for more. Those preferring a casual lunch spot will find small plates at California bistro Nine-Ten (910 Prospect St | La Jolla | 858.964.5400 | nine-ten.com). After lunch go north along Coast Boulevard and stop at Bobboi Natural Gelato (8008 Girard Ave | La Jolla | 858.231.6445) and then head to the picturesque Scripps Park and enjoy your Italian ice cream with a view. Before the sun begins to set find your way to George’s at the Cove (1250 Prospect St, Suite 110 | La Jolla | 858.454.4244) and enjoy a cocktail or a beer from their impressive list of microbrews while watching the sun sink behind the horizon. If fresh seafood is what you crave, stay put at George’s and enjoy popular dishes like mussels and fish tacos. If you have pasta in mind, then traditional Italian can be found at Piatti (2182 Avenida de la Playa | La Jolla | 858.454.1589 | piatti.com) where the fresh pasta dishes are reminiscent of Italy.


THE INN A AT RANCHO SANTA FE Discover Uninterrupted Tranquility at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe hotel interior with view of patio.

mere thirty minutes from downtown San Diego, and only firty-five minutes from Orange County is a hidden treasure—the Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe. Known as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States, the Covenant is a majestic countryside filled with meandering trails, citrus trees, and stunning views. At the heart of this countryside you’ll find the historic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Set on twenty-one acres of landscaped grounds including flowering gardens, lush lawns and winding pathways, The Inn is made up of cottages with beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. The Inn passionately embraces elegant country relaxation. Combining ninty years of history with today’s latest modern conveniences, The Inn is beautiful, peaceful, gracious and relaxed. While maintaining the original character of classic construction with traditional furnishings, The Inn has seamlessly added the convenience and amenities expected by discriminating travelers. While at The Inn, guests can enjoy an abundance of activities, including: GOLF | The historic Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is only open for play to those who live in Rancho Santa Fe; however, when you stay at The Inn you can be a member for the day. In addition to playing privileges, guests can also sign food and beverage charges back to their room. SPA | The Spa at The Inn draws inspiration from its surrounding nature and serene setting. There are five treatment rooms, two manicure and pedicure stations, men’s and women’s locker rooms, relaxation lounge, and outdoor garden courtyard. DINING | Dine at Morada, which is open for all meals and recently awarded “Best Dining Venue with a View” by Ranch & Coast Magazine. For uninterrupted dining, the Library and The Vintage Room offer the perfect mix of privacy, attentive service and outstanding cuisine. The Inn, with its tradition of hospitality, is dedicated to providing the warmest personal attention in an atmosphere of charm and tranquility. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe | 5951 Linea Del Cielo | Rancho Santa Fe | 858.756.1131 | www.theinnatrsf.com


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Escape to BALI SCULPTED RICE TERRACES, GORGEOUS SUNSETS, TURQUOISE WATERS AND HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD TEMPLES Text by KRISTA SKELLERN | Photography by KAREN BIANCHI


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ention Bali and images of sculpted rice terraces, gorgeous sunsets, turquoise waters and hundredyear-old temples come to mind. Or some may think of Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 book Eat, Pray, Love, which inspired hordes of spiritual tourists to visit the island. Visiting this layered place enhances preconceptions and the Bali that you experience embellishes the Bali that you’ve imagined. With its gorgeous scenery and unique culture, Bali is unlike anywhere else in the world. Despite terrorist attacks in 2002 and again in 2005, both taking place in Kuta, Bali still remains a popular tourist destination and the Balinese are a warm and welcoming people. In the South, travelers avoiding the party scene of Kuta, where drunken tourists dominate the beaches, will find tranquility in the Seminyak, which is known for its upscale and luxurious hotels, restaurants and shopping. The Legian Bali (Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak; +62 361 730622) is a beachfront, all-suite resort with a contemporary

approach to traditional Indonesian design. Relax at the two-tier pool overlooking the ocean before indulging in a massage at the world-class spa. In the late afternoon have the hotel arrange a driver to take you forty-five minutes northwest of Seminyak to the village of Tabanan in time for sunset. Here you will find the iconic Tanah Lot, a rock formation that shoots out into the ocean. It is the site of a pilgrimage temple, Pura Tanah Lot, which was built around the 16th century and is only accessible during low tide. As the sun sinks behind the horizon, the skies turn a brilliant, golden-red creating the perfect backdrop for the site. With so many restaurants to choose from you cannot go wrong with MÉTIS Restaurant and Gallery (6 Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan; +62 361 4737888), a French-Mediterranean restaurant that has an entire section of the menu dedicated to foie gras. The restaurant also features a gallery boutique with Bali’s traditional and contemporary art and fashion. Seminyak also boasts an ultrachic, trendy nightlife. The classic KU DE TA (Jalan Hotel The Oberoi Kuta, Bali) has been around since 2000 and

remains at the forefront of the Seminyak party scene. For cocktails with impeccable sunset views, head to Rock Bar (AYANA RESORT, Jl Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran; +62 361 702222; ayanaresort.com) which sits 14 meters above the ocean at the base of the cliffs. After you’ve soaked up enough rays at the beach, head North to the Bali’s cultural center Ubud, the islands preeminent center for fine arts, dance and music. Once predominantly visited by muddled backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists and bohemians, Ubud is now a hotspot for everyone from the literati and glitterati to the yogis and art collectors. Surrounded by terraced rice fields, art and craft communities, ancient temples and rivers, Ubud is arguably the best place for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Set amid rice fields, just a short drive from Ubud town center is The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah (Jl. Goa Gajah, Tengkulak Kaja, Ubud; +62 361 975685; ghmhotels.com), a luxury retreat of sumptuous villas and suites. Each villa is a showcase of traditional Balinese architecture. Many of the villas have their own pool with their own private butler as well.


The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah. OPPOSITE A couple harvesting flowers in a field outside Ubud. Flowers have many uses on the island, such as religious offerings and decorations.


To immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty of Ubud, take a bike tour with Banyan Tree Bike Tours (Br Baung, Desa Sayan, Ubud; +62 361 971 088; banyantreebiketours.com), which is a local-run tour operator that takes you through the amazing highlands on bicycle. At night, experience a traditional Balinese fire dance such as the Kecak Fire & Trance Dance (Jl. Sriwedari, Taman Kaja Community, Ubud; +62 361 970508; kecakdance. com) on every Wednesday and Saturday. Other fire dances take place on other nights, be sure to check with your hotel. One of the most famous attractions in Ubud is the Sacred Monkey Forest (Jalan Wenara Wana, Ubud; +62 361 971304; monkeyforestubud. com) a nature reserve and temple complex in the village center. The forest is home to over 600 macaques that swing from branches and chase any visitor carrying food. Unless you want to have

monkeys crawling all over you, enter the forest with very few items. These cute kleptomaniacs will take whatever they can get their hands on! Once you’ve explored everything around Ubud, hire a driver to take you to some of the sites outside the village. Goa Gajah, or more commonly known as Elephant Cave, is an incredible complex at Bedulu village just two kilometers southeast of Ubud. The centerpiece here is a cave dating back to the 11th century with an ornately carved demon’s mouth as the entrance. Further north of Ubud is the temple complex of Tirta Empul, one of the holiest temples in all of Bali. The site was built around hot springs that still bubble in the central courtyard. Located on the western shore of Lake Bratan is Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, which is devoted to Dewi Danu, the goddess of the lake. The illusion that it is floating on the water is one of the reasons it is the most iconic site in all of Bali.

ABOVE Family of macaques in the Sacred Monkey Forest. TOP LEFT View of the rice terraces during a bike tour around Ubud.


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n 1977, Rick Lawrence came upon a hidden gem nestled in the hills of Silverado Canyon. He found a special place beyond the city lights, surrounded in natural beauty, among the blossoming orange groves; a place where he and his family could call home. Recognizing at first glance that this property was unique beyond imagination, Rick had aspirations to create something wonderful for the future. Six months after acquiring the property, Rick married Jeannie under the ancient oak trees that still stand tall today. Marking the beginning of a new life together, Rick planted a white crape myrtle tree on the day of their wedding as a gift to his new wife. Every year during the month of August, the tree comes to a full white bloom as a testament to their everlasting love story. Their two sons, Richard and Brett, grew up appreciating the beauty of this environment and uniqueness of their home. For many years the family traveled the world together, bringing a piece of each new adventure back home with them. Where once was nothing, the Lawrence’s created a magnificent estate, adding lush rose and botanical gardens, and small villas reflecting their worldly travels. From the hand-kissed Portuguese craftsmanship to the Italian blue tile accents, Rancho Las Lomas is truly a treasure to all who visit it. Today Rancho Las Lomas is considered one of the most elegant estates in America. Residing on thirty-two acres and sharing the most breathtaking beauty of the Cleveland National Forest, its name means “ranch of rolling hills.” Over the years, Rancho Las Lomas captured the romance and timeless splendor of the Lawrence family’s spirit. Since 1982 it has been host to the most exclusive and extraordinary weddings, corporate and special events. The possibilities are endless.


“A place this special needs to be shared.”

OPPOSITE Fountain area at Rancho Las Lomas. TOP Rick’s Cafe, a fourlevel Casablanca-style villa built into the hillside just beyond the Grand Salon patio. ABOVE El Teatro, an open-air theater with a marble ceremonial stage, perfect for any occasion.

This magnificent location presents a tranquil and intimate atmosphere by offering indoor and outdoor settings. Rancho Las Lomas is a celebration of natural beauty in its purest form and is host to over one hundred and fifty special events a year. The property includes four unique event spaces scattered throughout the property. The first is our Grand Salon, which is an expansive and elegant indoor entertainment center. This great room was once home to the Lawrence family. The stones that rise on the fireplace were collected from the wandering Aliso creek, every stained glass window was commissioned by a local artist, the countless French doors open up to a dramatic dancing tiled fountain, which makes the hospitality of the Grand Salon inviting, private and comfortable. Next, the popular El Teatro, this openair theater with a marble ceremonial stage is a spectacular place to say, “I do.” The white stucco, the blue and white hand painted tiles, the murals from Portugal and the rose gardens help set the stage for a truly enchanting experience. For a more romantic and natural feel, La Terraza offers a cobblestoned space and a staircase that leads you into a lush forestlike setting. For the most intimate and quaint events, Casa Bella, is complete with spacious patios, a lush green lawn, and the mature green apple trees that provide shade, this delightful area is one of the most requested special event locations at the venue. Rancho Las Lomas | 19191 Lawrence Canyon | Silverado | 949.888.3080 | www.rancholaslomas.com


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GOOD ALWAYS WINS

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oday, there are 84,000 people in Orange County living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. They are people we know and love. They are our mothers, our fathers, sisters, brothers, neighbors, and friends. And the number is growing exponentially. By 2024, that number will double to 168,000. Calling Alzheimer’s an epidemic is not an exaggeration. The sixth leading cause of death nationally and the fourth-leading cause locally, Alzheimer’s disease robs individuals of precious memories, spatial and temporal awareness, and eventually ones life. Perhaps more than any other disease, Alzheimer’s creates tremendous emotional and physical hardship for caregivers, particularly when they are family members. Fortunately, the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County does have some very good news to share. In 2004, we served 12,680 individuals, educated 1,130 family and professional caregivers, and raised $317,461 through our Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year, we will serve more than 22,000, educate more than 30,000, and aim to raise more than $825,000 to fund research at Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In addition, this summer we moved into our new Irvine home. Welcoming, efficient, and highly visible from the 405

freeway, it will provide access to our free services: caregiver education, 24/7 helpline, advocacy efforts, and much more. Although we’ve come this far, there is more to do. There is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s, but research shows that effective care and support improve quality of life for individuals and their caregivers over the course of the disease. Help us reach those in need. There are families that don’t know that support exists, families that are just beginning this journey. Help us ease their road. Tell people that we are here, fundraise for a cure at Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and share in our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County | 2515 McCabe Way | Irvine | 24/7 Helpline | 800.272.3900 | www.alz.org/oc


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Rancho Las Lomas WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

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ancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation (RLLWF) is an open-air museum that lives, breathes, squawks and growls. We have dedicated ourselves to educate and inspire the community about the wonders of the natural world, while helping all realize every creature of this planet deserves the right to live with compassion and respect. RLLWF operates from the grounds of beautiful Rancho Las Lomas located in the foothills of Orange County, California. Our private sanctuary and zoological garden encompasses thirtytwo acres in the midst of urbanization. This unique setting presents an ideal opportunity to attract visitors interested in promoting wildlife protection and education. RLLWF hosts hundreds of school aged students throughout the year; offering guided educational tours throughout the facility by our trained zoo keeping staff. These children are encouraged to get up-close and personal with our resident animals to learn about their natural behaviors, habitats and ways to help protect them in the wild. Our hope is for every child to leave our facility as an advocate and with a greater appreciation for these magnificent animals. Our mission is to provide the best home possible for the animals in our care. Our hope is that with this collection we will touch your call of the wild and engage you to become an advocate with us. Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) three dedicated to the crucial link between people, animals, and their preservation. Rancho Las Lomas Wildlife Foundation was established to create a beautiful place for people to connect with the animals, and promote ways by which all can make a positive contribution to our world’s most precious residents. 19191 Lawrence Canyon | Silverado | 949.888.3080

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Hearts of MONTAGE

“Hearts of Montage will enrich the lives of our community by volunteering time, expertise and financial assistance to organizations that serve our community and the communities of our Associates” LEFT First Combat Engineer Battalion. OPPOSITE TOP RIGHT Beach Cleanup Team. MIDDLE RIGHT Pacific Marine Mammal Center sea lions at play. BOTTOM RIGHT Yolanda and Sophie Jimenez at beach clean-up.

HEARTS OF MONTAGE STATEMENT Founded in 2003 by the Associates of Montage Laguna Beach, Hearts of Montage volunteers have been dedicated to the causes of children’s education, senior citizen care, family socioeconomic assistance, healthcare/disease prevention, and environmental protection and education.With passion and innovation, Hearts of Montage has impacted the community through the group’s support of a wide array of non-profit organizations, some of which include: • SchoolPower, the Laguna Beach Education Foundation, a non-profit that raises funds for the four Laguna Beach public schools • The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach • Ocean Institute • Laguna Beach Community Clinic • Pacific Marine Mammal Center • Friendship Shelter • Susi Q Senior Center • Food Pantry of Laguna Beach

RECOGNITION OF COMMUNITY NON-PROFITS

At the resort’s fourth annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Community Open House, Hearts of Montage was honored to present two donations to community organizations: $5,000 to the Friendship Shelter of Laguna Beach $5,000 to the Laguna Beach Police Officer Memorial Artwork fund. In addition, attendees were asked to bring canned food to donate to Laguna Food Pantry, and 500 cans were given to this wonderful local group.

ARMED FORCES RECOGNITION

Hearts of Montage added a new program to honor our troops in Afghanistan. To this end, shipments of much-needed socks were sent to these dedicated men and women. In addition, at the holidays, “care packages” of trail mix, protein bars, cookies, protein drink mixes, and hand/feet warmers were sent to them along with a signed “Thank You For Your Service” banner.


RECOGNITION OF PHILANTHROPIC INDIVIDUALS

Hearts of Montage sponsored “Everyday Heroes” with the Orange County Register newspaper. The monthly recognition honored those who are making a difference in their communities and successfully publicized and expanded the awareness of their efforts. In conjunction with the resort’s 10-year anniversary, five philanthropic teenagers ages 13-17 from across the country were selected as Montage Memory Makers through an extensive competition. Each winner earned a $10,000 college scholarship and a trip to Montage to meet Alan Fuerstman, Founder and CEO.

SEA LION RELEASES

Hearts of Montage continued its partnership with Pacific Marine Mammal Center of Laguna Beach and hosted the release of nine rescued and rehabilitated sea lions at Treasure Island Beach in front of the resort.

QUARTERLY BLOOD DRIVES & BE THE MATCH NATIONAL BONE MARROW REGISTRY Hearts of Montage partnered with the American Red Cross to contribute blood to the local supply through our quarterly Blood Drives. In 2013, Our Associates shared their giving hearts, donating 250 pints of blood and helping 750 people in the area. In addition, new in 2013, Hearts of Montage partnered with Be The Match, the National Bone Marrow Registry, to provide the opportunity for Associates and community members to register to save a life. As a result, Be The Match gained 37 new registrants.

FIVE ANNUAL BEACH CLEAN-UPS

In the Beach Cleanup Days, 401 Associates, family members, friends, and doggies helped clean our beaches as part of the five annual Adopt-a-Beach programs. We were also joined by the Teen Leaders group from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Because of the collective efforts of our volunteers, our beaches now have fewer cigarette butts, plastic debris, Styrofoam, tennis balls, and assorted refuse. From empty wine bottles to a guestroom chair, our volunteers removed them all.


96 | PHILANTHROPIC LEFT Blood Donors Daniel De Los Rios, Nick Broder and Chris Wylie at Fall Blood Drive. BELOW Light the Night Walk, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual fundraiser.

SPECIAL SUPPORT OF CHILDREN

Hearts of Montage again hosted and sponsored Share Our Strength’s “No Child Hungry” major fundraiser to support their mission of stopping childhood hunger. All proceeds from the event were directly donated to Share Our Strength.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: GIFTS OF TIME AND EXPERTISE TOWARD COMMUNITY BETTERMENT

The primary focus of Hearts of Montage remains volunteering. Hearts of Montage believes that the compassion and enthusiasm of the group’s volunteers also serves as a community catalyst to aid in the efforts for critical causes.

TEAM PARTICIPATION

Hearts of Montage team members were enthusiastic participants in the OC AIDS Walk and the Light The Night Walk, raising funds for AIDS services and for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. Through individual fundraising efforts, raffles, bake sales, ice cream sales, and “Dunk Your Boss,” team members raised $10,540 for the OC AIDS Walk, and a record $20,000 for the Light The Night Walk, becoming the first place fundraising team at the latter event.

SPRING CLOTHING DRIVE

The Friendship Shelter, a Laguna Beach non-profit that assists individuals in rebuilding their lives through their residential program as well as through the Alternative Sleeping Location for the local homeless population, was the recipient of the 210 bags of clothing collected during our spring clothing drive.

FALL FOOD DRIVE

Through a remarkable effort, Montage Associates opened their cupboards and donated a record 1,324 items to Laguna Food Pantry, an organization that feeds hundreds of families each month. At Thanksgiving Montage gives a turkey to every Associate at the resort, and in 2013, 150 people chose to donate their turkeys to Laguna Food Pantry to make the holidays brighter for local families in need.

ADOPT-A-FAMILY

In response to an increased local need, Hearts of Montage expanded its Adopt-a-Family participation by “adopting” 31 local families identified by Laguna Relief & Resource Center as low-income families. As in previous years, Montage Laguna Beach employees and entire departments selected families and created Montage Magic by delivering their gifts to them right before the holidays.

SUPPORT OF CANCER PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES Hearts of Montage, in conjunction with Spa Montage, partnered with Greet The Day, a local non-profit, to provide Spa days including oncology massage and supportive health practices for people with cancer. For the third year, Hearts of Montage also prepared a holiday dinner and provided heart-warming activities for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. In 2014, this partnership has been expanded to include activities for the families throughout the year, including a cooking class with Chef Casey Overton, neck and shoulder massages from Spa Montage therapists, and a yoga and meditation class from our Wellness instructors.


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