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Eileen is a beach baby turned lady, having lived on the California Coast her entire life. Passionate about artistic endeavors, she received her B.A. in Art History and worked in fashion and blogging before becoming a lawyer for start-up businesses. When not soaking in the California sun, Eileen can be found traveling the world on the eternal quest for inspiration and adventure. See Eileen’s Calendar of Events beginning on page 24.
Gunnar was born and raised in Newport Beach where he developed a strong love for the ocean. He moved to San Francisco in 2008 where he found his passion for art and photography and established Cal Coast Photography. Gunnar seems to be on a continual road trip chasing light from the coast to the sierras. He feels blessed to live, photograph and raise a family in California. See Gunnar’s photography in the Out & About section beginning on page 12.
MEGAN KEOUGH Creative Director Megan Keough is a California based art director, graphic designer and production manager in the print industry but she mostly identifies herself as an artist. In her free time, Megan practices photography, oil painting, illustration design and writing. She is constantly pursuing knowledge and furthering her ability to keep up with the ever-growing art community. Born and raised in Texas, Megan is a nature girl at heart.
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CONTENTS 10 NEIGHBORHOODS Six jeweled communities, each with its own distinct personality, sparkle on the storybook coastline of Orange County.
12 OUT & ABOUT
This insider’s tour guide shows where to go for the best beaches, worldclass golfing and outdoor adventures, with a bonus calendar of exciting entertainment, from local parades to area performing arts.
30 CULTURAL Take a closer look at the impressive local artists, art galleries and museums available here in Southern California.
Take a road trip to Palm Springs for a weekend of sun-kissed weather and laid-back lifestyle. Enjoy a night at The Ingleside Inn where the historic and contemporary co-exist.
Where to shop for the best clothes, home décor, jewelry, gifts and more.
From sushi bars and steakhouses to bakeries and cafés, this complete dining guide brings you the best of the best.
Rejuvenate and invigorate with our guide to the best health and wellness spots.
ON THE COVER Kenton Nelson Salvation oil on canvas 36 x 24 inches
10 | OUT & ABOUT
neighborhoods by PATI HAWORTH | Photograph by ANDY TRAN
Welcome to the American Riviera, more than 40 miles of the most inviting—and interesting—beaches in the world and the fascinating communities that define it.
he diversity of life above and beneath the sun-kissed Pacific Ocean is virtually unlimited, as are the varied cultural, educational and sports offerings of towns that hug her shore. Reveling in an average temperature of 70 degrees, the area beckons with 400 miles of bikeways and nature trails. Some of the country’s finest settings for golf, including the legendary Pebble Beach courses, call the area home. Families can enjoy the Performing Arts Center and ever-changing exhibits and entertainments at a host of sites, including Aquarium of the Pacific, Knott’s Berry Farm, and, of course, the iconic Disneyland. History breathes magic into this special strip of sand through significant ongoing preservation efforts by local communities honoring their star-studded heritage. From early Spanish settlers to members of Hollywood’s—and America’s—platinum rosters who first discovered the area in the 1920s and continue to be captivated by her charm, the Orange County coast serves as both a place of discovery and a restful retreat. Resorts and upscale lodgings offering the finest in service and amenities are housed in both contemporary and historic architectural masterpieces. Farm-to-table, organic and the freshest ingredients possible dominate the superb cuisine offered throughout the region, from 5-star restaurants to small, family-owned dining establishments. Shopping opportunities are unparalleled, as many of world’s top design houses maintain shops offering apparel for both men and women.
Balboa Peninsula is a five-mile stretch of land with sandy beaches, two piers, and a funland amusement area. In addition, the peninsula serves as a connection point for a ferry boat ride to Catalina Island. Forgot your ‘board? Not to worry; Wedge jetty is famous for body surfing. Newport Beach includes seven islands, of which Balboa Island is the largest. Here, beautiful, neatly arranged homes with waving American flags evoke a Norman Rockwell painting. Shopping and dining line the streets of this charming island.
LAGUNA BEACH This is the heart—and art—of The American Riviera. In the 1920s, half of the population were artists; today, Laguna Art Association and Laguna Art Museum serve as testament to their tenacity and success. Known as The Artist Colony, the town is home to Laguna College of Arts + Design. With a treasure trove of permanent art galleries, a monthly gallery walk, the Sawdust Art and Craft Festival, Art-A-Fair and the summer-long Festival of Arts, art is everywhere. Professional dance and music also thrive in this creative environment. The Laguna Beach coastline includes seven miles of beaches, bluffs, hills and canyons dotted with 30 coves, each a piece of paradise. At the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, injured and ill sea lions are nursed back to health and released.
The city plays host each year to the U.S. Open of Surfing and Surfing Walk of Fame and serves as site of the Surfers’ Hall of Fame and International Surfing Museum. Resorts here in Surf City, USA, offer top spas and rooms with prime ocean views. Pick up a board at any surf shop on Main Street and glide away; with eight miles of uninterrupted beach, visitors easily transform to locals by day’s end. This is where “laid back” and “slowed down” were born. Huntington Beach Pier is 1,800 feet of entertainment and fishing. On the end of the pier, Ruby’s Diner provides guests the sensation of dining on the ocean surface. Visitors and locals roam Pier Plaza for more fine dining opportunities and shopping, while world-class surfers and dolphins provide ready entertainment at sea. With the air beginning to cool and a glowing sun sinking slowly into the waves, the perfect Huntington Beach sunset is nearly complete; it needs only you, with your toes in the sand.
Oft-deemed the most romantic city on the California coast, Dana Point sparkles with breathtaking views of the Pacific, glorious spas, and toprated hotels and resorts. The community is small enough to enjoy in a single walk, yet offers a complete range of amenities.. Dana Point boasts one of the few harbors on the coast, and visitors find ships ready to transport them to Catalina Island, sport fishing, sightseeing and day cruising. An annual tall-ship event, in which beautiful rigged ships sail proudly into the harbor, is mounted each September. Lantern Village is the most historic part of the city; here, streets are named for the different colors of lanterns used 200 years ago by ships to advertise their wares. The Ocean Institute is nationally acclaimed for its hands-on curricula in marine science. More than 100,000 K-12 students and 6,000 teachers participate each year in 61 award-winning immersion-style programs.
Nearly 10,000 boats and yachts make their home here, site of the greatest number of restaurants with water-view dining in all of Orange County. Fishing, harbor cruises and a sand-castle competition are only the beginning. Fashion Island and Atrium Court offer upscale boutique shopping and dining.
Don your big, round ears (and get your tickets online) for a visit to Anaheim’s most famous theme park. Disneyland still reigns for many as childhood’s best adventure, so it’s comforting to know today’s park retains its traditional charm while offering new, up-to-date experiences for both the young and young-at heart. A hop, skip and jump away is Knott’s Berry
FIND IT 1. Ruby’s Diner 1 Main Street | Huntington Beach | 714.969.7829 | www.rubys.com 2. Pier Plaza 315 Pacific Coast Highway | Huntington Beach | 714.898.7927 3. Fashion Island 401 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 855.658.8527 | www.shopfashionisland.com 4. Balboa Island 100 Marine Avenue | Balboa Island | www.balboa-island.com 5. Laguna Art Museum 307 Cliff Drive | Laguna Beach | 949. 494.8971 | www.lagunaartmuseum.org 6. Laguna College of Arts + Design 2222 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.376.6000 | www.lcad.edu 7. Sawdust Art and Craft Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.494.3030 | www.sawdustartfestival.org 8. Art-A-Fair Festival 777 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.494.4514 | www.art-a-fair.com
Six jeweled communities, each with its own distinct personality, sparkle on the storybook coastline of Orange County.
Farm, home of the world’s first looping roller coaster. Go nose to nose with bottlenose dolphins and a plethora of other sea creatures of all shapes, sizes, colors and textures at Aquarium of the Pacific.When ready to rev up the pace, catch the action as the Anaheim Ducks grab their hockey sticks and move at speeds about which Disney’s Donald can only dream. Not solely fun and games, Anaheim serves as the business hub of the American Riviera and is home to several of the top 20 employers in Orange County; its Chamber of Commerce hosts five separate business councils.
SANTA ANA The county seat of Orange County, Santa Ana offers visitors a range of experiences that include The Discovery Science Center and Bowers Museum, an accredited museum focusing on world cultures showcased through its 100,000-item collection from Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, and the Americas, including pre-Columbian art, native American artifacts, and California plein-air paintings. Many rock ‘n’ roll legends have found fame with Rickenbacker electric guitars and bass guitars, which are crafted in Santa Ana. Founded in 1931, the company continues to produce a variety of electric stringed instruments and amplifiers. Preservation is key in Santa Ana; the city is home to two districts on the National Register of Historic Places and several beautifully restored homes and churches dating to the 1800s.
9. Festival of Arts 650 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.494.1145 | www.foapom.com 10. Pacific Marine Mammal Center 20612 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.494.3050 | www.pacificmmc.org 11. The Ocean Institute 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point | 949.496.2274 | www.ocean-institute.org 12. Knott’s Berry Farm 8039 Beach Blvd | Buena Park | 714.220.5200 | www.knotts.com 13. Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way | Long Beach | 562.590.3100 | www.aquariumofpacific.org 14. The Discovery Science Center 2500 N Main Street | Santa Ana | 714.542.2823 | www.discoverycube.org 15. Bowers Museum 2002 N Main Street | Santa Ana | 714.567.3600 | www.bowers.org
12 | OUT & ABOUT
Sun,Surf & Sand This insiderâ€™s tour guide shows where to go for the best beaches, world-class golfing and outdoor adventures, with a bonus calendar of exciting entertainment, from local parades to area performing arts. Photograph by GUNNAR McCLELLAN, CAL COAST PHOTOGRAPHY
14 | OUT & ABOUT
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. Photography by GUNNAR McCLELLAN, CAL COAST PHOTOGRAPHY
NEWPORT BEACH 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
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 they are on a holiday. Beach Access: Off Balboa Boulevard at McFadden Place and Ocean Front Street | Newport Beach
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
LAGUNA BEACH Crystal Cove State Park
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 yearround, 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, horseback-riding and hiking trails, many of which feature steep, rocky climbs. Also explore the lower trails that offer hiking through riparian woodlands with oak and sycamore trees along the seasonal Moro Creek. 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
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
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. Beach Access: Laguna Canyon Road and South Coast Highway | 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. 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
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. Beach Access: Pacific Coast Highway and Victoria Drive | South Laguna
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 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. Nearby there is also a circular concrete pool that fills with sand and salt water from the waves. Beach Access: Pacific Coast Highway and Victoria Drive | South Laguna
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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. Beach Access: Along Pacific Coast Highway and extends north from Beach Boulevard to Seapoint Street | Huntington Beach
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 to keep the beach clean and safe. Huntington Dog Beach is considered doggyheaven by most visitors. Dogs come from all over the world to play in the sand and splash in the surf.
ity 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: Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint Avenue and 21st Street | Huntington Beach
Beach Access: 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point
Salt Creek Beach
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 five-acre lawn with private picnic facil-
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
TOES ON THE NOSE
BALBOA SURF & STYLE
Stand-up paddleboard and surf lessons with tour and rentals. Also offer stand-up paddleboard yoga.
Balboa Surd & Style | 213 Marine Avenue | Balboa Island | 949.673.1003 | www.balboasurfandstyle.com
SURF N PADDLE
All inclusive, boards, wetsuit, and instruction for surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and skim boarding. Also available for sales and repair.
Surf N Paddle | 695 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.497.1423 | www.casurfnpaddle.com
SOUL SURFING SCHOOL
Soul Surfing School is a Surf School in Laguna Beach, California that offers Private and Group Surf Lessons, Kids’ Surf Clubs and Surfing Comps on our local Orange County beaches.
Soul Surfing School | 763 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.637.0463 | www.soulsurfingschool.com
NEWPORT SURF CAMP
Whether or not your child has ever surfed, Newport Surf Camp will provide hands-on instruction for all levels. Their main focus is to have fun in a safe environment, while covering all aspects of surfing from the history of the sport to water safety, riptides and sun protection.
Newport Surf Camp | 3300 Newport Blvd | Newport Beach | 714.904.8378 | www.newportsurfcamp.com
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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
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve 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. Hike Access: 2301 University Drive | Newport Beach | 949.923.2290
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
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 (roundtrip) “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 bot-
tom, 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
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
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. On a clear day, the views blast out in all directions. Descend Canyon Acres Trail, relishing big views up and down Laguna Canyon. Hike Access: 28373 Alicia Parkway | Laguna Niguel | 949.923.2200
The Salt Creek Greenway Trail
The Salt Creek Trail provides a nice midweek alternative. It follows Salt Creek from near Golden Lantern in Laguna Niguel all the way down to Salt Creek beach and back, all on a paved path that makes it an excellent choice even in rainy weather. It’s a moderate hike that takes about two hours and has gently rolling inclines. Hike Access: 33333 S Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point | 949.923.2280
Irvine Regional Park
Irvine Regional Park is nestled among a grove of heritage Oak and Sycamore trees. The rolling foothills surrounding the park are filled with a variety of wildlife. Trees and shaded turf areas provide a serene setting for leisure activities. Santiago Creek bisects the park and a pond with stone-work waterfall and foot bridge is located in the center of the park. A three-mile equestrian trail skirts the perimeter of the central park providing scenic views of the park and it’s natural scenery. A lookout trail is on the north slope of the natural area where a covered shelter, watering trough and water fountain are available. Remember to also visit the OC Zoo inside the park. Hike Access: Black Star Canyon Road | Orange | 714.973.6835
South Coast Sojourn
Pelican Hill Offers a Five Star Sensory Celebration by LYDIA KREMER | Photograph courtesy of PELICAN HILL
ANT TO BE PAMPERED LIKE A ROCK STAR?
Treat yourself to a glamorous getaway at The Resort at Pelican Hill® in Newport Beach where their Five Star service features amenities that celebrate each of the five senses. Treat each of your senses -- Sight, Taste, Touch, Smell and Hearing – with The Resort at Pelican Hill’s acclaimed five star service and stellar amenities. Try this prescription for a sensory celebration: While relaxing on your villa balcony, sip champagne, gaze at the picturesque Pacific, take in your room’s fragrant aromatherapy, feel the cool ocean breeze on your skin, and listen to the meditative rhythm of the waves. Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, The Resort at Pelican Hill features superlative amenities including 128 two- three-and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star spa with a menu of the world‘s most celebrated therapies; extraordinary restaurants including Andrea specializing in authentic Northern
Italian cuisine; as well as Pelican Hill’s iconic Coliseum Pool, one of the largest circular pools anywhere. And did we mention golf ? Pelican Hill Golf Club is in a class of its own with 36 dramatic holes designed by Tom Fazio, most with spectacular ocean panoramas. “The beauty of Pelican Hill‘s coastal setting can be distracting for golfers, so I framed each hole to help keep their focus on the game,” commented Fazio, the renowned golf course architect. The resort’s two courses have received numerous accolades: they are ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2015); and Pelican Hill has been rated by Condé Nast Traveler as the world‘s Top Golf Resort. Off the course the guest experience is unparalleled, too. Each guest receives ultra-personalized concierge service by a personal travel designer who will plan your Pelican Hill sojourn in exacting detail right down to scenting your room or villa with your preferred aromatherapy. With a staff of butlers, concierges, chefs each guests’ every need will be completely customized to create a truly one-of-a-kind Pelican Hill experience.
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Find Your Own Adventure At These World-Class Attractions Found Only In Orange County Photography by GUNNAR McCLELLAN, CAL COAST PHOTOGRAPHY
PLAY BY THE OCEAN Balboa Surf & Style
Stand-up paddleboard lessons with tour and rentals. Also offer stand-up paddleboard yoga. 213 Marine Avenue | Balboa Island | 949.673.1003 | www.balboasurfandstyle.com
Surf N Paddle
All inclusive, boards, wetsuit, and instruction for surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and skim boarding. Also available for sales and repair. 695 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.497.1423 | www.casurfnpaddle.com
Pedego Electric Bikes Huntington Beach Electric bike rentals & tours.
301 5th Street | 714.465.2782 | Huntington Beach | www.pedegohb.com
Moe Bâ€™s Watersports at Newport Dunes Resort
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
Newport Aquatic Center
Lessons in rowing, kayak and stand-up paddleboarding. Back Bay guided kayak tours and camps. 1 White Cliffs Drive | Newport Beach | 949.646.7725 | www.newportaquaticcenter.com
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
Free, first-come, first-served fire rings for your beach bonfire. Pacific Coast Highway, stretching from Warner Avenue to Brookhurst Street | 714.377.9422 | www.parks.ca.gov
Stand Up Paddle Co
Stand-up paddleboard lessons, boards and paddles, rentals and apparel. 1103 South Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.9730 | www.supcompany.com
Jet ski, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals.
Experience the new, water-propelled-jetpack adventure, flying over the ocean. 2600 Newport Blvd | Newport Beach | 888.553.6471 | www.jetpackamerica.com
BOATING, FISHING & WHALE WATCHING
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 .
Bongos Fishing Charters
120 Tustin Avenue, C-157 | Newport Beach | 949.400.3689 | www.newportcoastyachtmanagement.com
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
Newport Landing offers whale watching tours year-round.
Classic Yacht Excursions
Flexible yacht and sailboat charters that allow you to create the trip you want.
309 Palm Street #A | Newport Beach | 949.675.0551 | www.newportwhales.com
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
Newport Beach Whale Watching
Year-round boat service to Catalina Island. Daily departures. 34675 Golden Lantern Street | Dana Point | 800.481.3470 | www.catalinaexpress.com
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Hornblower Cruises & Events offers a splashy solution for a unique nautical dining experience: spectacular water views, gourmet cuisine and impeccable service aboard an elegant Hornblower yacht in Newport Beach. Enjoy a sunset dinner, cocktail cruise or weekend champagne brunch cruise. All six yachts are available for groups, destination weddings or private charters. 2431 West Pacific Coast Highway #101 | Newport Beach | 855.255.7943 | www.hornblower.com
Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Year-round fishing and whale watching trips with private charters and sailing also available. All of Dana Wharf’s vessels are available for private charter. They have 14 vessels that include fishing boats, their new 63’ catamaran, six passenger fishing yachts, a scuba diving vessel and specialty sail boats are available. 34675 Golden Lantern | Dana Point | 949.496.5794 | www.danawharf.com
DISCOVER SOMETHING MAGNIFICENT
Sunset Dinner, Champagne Brunch and Special Occasion Cruises. Private Charter and Weddings also available.
HORNBLOWER.COM 1-855-255-7943 NEWPORT BEACH
MARINA DEL REY
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CONNECT TO NATURE
Irvine | 714.698.5710 | www.surfingwalkoffame.com
Environmental Nature Center
Features fifteen native California ecosystems. An educational center where you can touch and investigate a seasonal butterfly habitat.
Balboa Fun Zone
1601 E 16th Street | Newport Beach |949.645.8489 | www.encenter.com
One of Southern California’s oldest coastal amusement areas with a ferris wheel, arcades, food and shops.
Newport Bay Conservancy
600 East Bay Avenue | Newport Beach | www.thebalboafunzone.com
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. 600 Shellmaker Road | Newport Beach | 949.640.1751 | www.newportbay.org
ExplorOcean Hands-on activities for children with educational demonstrations and touch tanks.
18381 Goldenwest Street | Huntington Beach | 714.848.6565 | www.HCPEC.com
Country Trails and Riding School
Experience the fun of horseback riding. Lessons and trail rides through the beautiful Irvine Regional Park. 101 Main Street & Pacific Coast Highway |
BEYOND OC Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way | Long Beach | 562.590.3100 | www.aquariumofpacific.org
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
One of the largest equestrian centers in southern California and just two miles from the beach.
29 Hubble | Irvine | 949.428.3900 | www.pretendcity.org
Dana Point Harbor | Dana Point | 949.533.3636 | www.shannonrosesportfishing.com
1313 South Disneyland Drive | Anaheim | 714.781.4565 | www.disneyland.disney. go.com
Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center
Interactive miniature city for children, infants to eight-year-olds.
World-class aquarium with more than 11,000 ocean animals on display and outdoor exhibits like Shark Lagoon and the Lorikeet Forest.
The magical kingdom awaits. Just off of the 5 freeway in Anaheim.
20612 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.494.3050 | www.pacificmmc.org
Pretend City Children’s Museum
Specially designed boats that can get you up close and personal with dolphins and whales.
600 East Bay Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.675.8915 | www.explorocean.org
Rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals back to the ocean. Open every day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
7471 Center Avenue | Huntington Beach | 714.379.6666 | www.vans.com
Helistream The magical kingdom awaits. Just off of the 5 freeway in Anaheim. 3000 Airway Avenue, Suite 350 | Costa Mesa | 714.662.3163 | www.helistream.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
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.
Legoland Amusement park full of rides and scenes built of plastic blocks. 1 Legoland Drive | Carlsbad | 760.918.5346 | www.legoland.com
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
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 Hollywood 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
YACHT E XCUR SIONS
At Classic Yacht Excursions, you’ll experience the luxurious lifestyle of a Coastal Orange County local. Head out along the coast to a secluded cove for lunch on the water and a standup paddle session. Indulge in a late afternoon get away to take in a famous Orange County sunset with a glass of wine. Mark your special occasion by dining on-board with a personalized menu by private Chef Charlene Hix of Birdie Hix: In Good Taste. If you are new to sailing, allow our licensed captain and crew to introduce you. We encourage our guests to trim the sails, and take a turn at the helm. Choose from an open ocean sail aboard, or a 36 Classic Grand Banks.
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Sail or Power 6 stand-up paddle boards Beverage included Private chef available for on-board dining Charters booked around your schedule Romantic sunset cruises
Our staff’s attention to detail, the elegance and beauty of our classic vessels makes the difference. A private Chef will literally cater to your tastes. It truly is your day on the water. Come out with us and make memories that will last a lifetime. Welcome aboard - Tom Zetlmaier, Captain / Owner and Charlene Hix, Chef / Owner of Birdie Hix: In Good Taste 3335 West Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.612.8767 | www.classicyachtexcursions.com | www.birdiehix.com
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Yes, Indeed January 15th Irvine Barclay Theater
Complete guide of exciting and noteworthy entertainment from performing arts and museums to local parades and sporting events
and features a certified farmer’s market, live entertainment, food and merchant vendors, and children’s activities.
Laguna Beach Art Walk
200 Main Street | Huntington Beach | 714.733.3167 | www.surfcitynights.com
First Thursday of the month | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and features many of the communities’ top galleries. Throughout Laguna Beach | www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com
Surf City Nights
Tuesdays weekly | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm This weekly street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street and 5th Street in downtown Huntington Beach
Shark Lagoon Nights
Fridays from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Get up close and personal with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon. The public is invited to the Aquarium of the Pacific for free during Shark Lagoon Nights. Aquarium of the Pacific | 100 Aquarium Way | Long Beach | www.aquariumofpacific.org
Monster Energy Supercross Motocross
January 9 and 23 | 6:30 pm | Monster Energy AMA Supercross is the world’s premier stadium motorcycle circuit. Watch the best riders from across the globe seek to outrace each other across a track that packs excitement into every inch of dirt. Angel Stadium | 200 Gene Autry Way | Anaheim | www.supercrosslive.com
Dana Wharf Whale Watching
Fridays & Saturdays | 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Board a luxury Catamaran for a cruise around the beautifully illuminated Dana Point Harbor whilst sipping on a sampling of organically grown wines from The Organic Cellar. Dana Point Harbor | 34675 Golden Lantern Street | Dana Point | 949.496.5794 | www.danawharf.com
flowers, fields, and bouquets. Participating artists to be announced. Festival of Arts Gallery |260 Ocean Avenue | Third Floor | Laguna Beach | 949.494.1145 | www.foapom.com
Lin Plays Mozart & The Magic of Mozart (Lin6 or Lin14) Pacific Symphony
Pacific Symphony – Lin Plays Mozart
January 10 | 3:00 pm | An opportunity to become entranced by renowned conductor and violinist Cho-Liang Vin while he performs Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and “Haffner” Symphony. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.755.5799 | www.pacificsymphony.org
Anaheim Ducks vs. Detroit Red Wings
January 10 | 5:00 pm | The Ducks are one of Orange County’s beloved teams and a top pick to make it to this year’s Stanley Cup finals. This game against 11-time Stanley Cup winning Red Wings is sure to excite! Honda Center | 2695 East Katella Avenue | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com
Festival of Arts Gallery at Wells Fargo Bank “Bouquets”
January 10 – April 9 | Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm | Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | “Bouquets” is an exhibit of painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture, with emphasis on the beauty of
Live! at the Museum
Recurring Monthly on the 2nd Thursday | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Laguna Beach Live! and the Laguna Art Museum are presenting an evening of art and music on the second Thursday of each month bringing talented musicians to perform classical and contemporary chamber music.
January 9 – April 8 | Monday - Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm | Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm | An exhibit by two Festival of Arts artists represented in the permanent art collection whose artworks are strikingly different from one another. Carolyn Machado’s creativity is centered around assemblage, a focus on the reuse, recycling, and recomposing of representative objects (3-D) from daily life and creating personal compositions that express a sophisticated understanding of design. She looks at nature around her, internalizes those features that affect her, and responds too, in an abstract manner, a painterly impression of how she feels.
307 Cliff Drive | Laguna Beach | 949.715.9713 | www.lagunabeachlive.org
foaSOUTH | 1006 South Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.1145 | www.foapom.com
Peter’s Landing Farmer’s Market and Family Festival
Recurring Weekly on Saturday | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm | Explore the best of Huntington Beach at this family-friendly event, which brings seasonal fresh produce, arts and crafts, tasty food vendors, live entertainment, children’s activities and more to Peter’s Landing. 16400 Pacific Coast Highway | Huntington Beach | 562.296.1331 Yoonsook Ryang Bold Tree Trunk I, 2012 Monotype foaSOUTH
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Plays the Music of Mozart
January 20 | 8:00 pm | England’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the premier names in classical music, and will be performing a robust all-Mozart program, led by Grammy Award-winning violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the world’s best orchestras playing works by one of history’s greatest composers. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.755.5799 | www.pacificsymphony.org
Newport Beach Restaurant Week
January 18 – January 31 | The 14-day dining event showcases Newport Beach as Orange County’s premier dining destination offering diners a wide variety of culinary experiences. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu’s highlighting their finest dishes. Newport Beach | www.visitNewportBeach.com
Anaheim Ducks v. San Jose Sharks
February 2 | 7:00 pm | The Ducks are on the Orange County’s beloved teams and a top pick to make it to this year’s Stanley Cup finals. Northern California and Southern California rivalry will heat up the stadium at this exciting game against the San Jose Sharks. ABOVE
Festival Artistic Director and violinist, Jennifer Koh. Laguna Beach Music Festival
Magic And Wine with David Minkin
Fridays | 7:30 pm | Described as an evening of enchantment, this event perfectly pairs wine, food, and a 90-minute magic show with David Minkin, the International Champion of Close-Up Magic and star of the TV series Magic Outlaws. 2232 S Harbor Blvd | Anaheim | 818.590.1538 | www.magicandwine.com
Anaheim Ducks v. Dallas Stars
January 15 | 7:00 pm | The Ducks are one of Orange County’s beloved teams and a top pick to make it to this year’s Stanley Cup finals. Watch them face off in a heated game
against the South’s darling Dallas Stars. Honda Center | 2695 East Katella Avenue | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com
January 15 | 7:30 pm | Yes, Indeed! is an engaging, interactive evening of music designed to instill a greater appreciation and understanding of this great American tradition and its roots in the work songs, spirituals, hymns, field hollers and chants of 19th century American South. Irvine Barclay Theater | 4242 Campus Drive | Irvine | 949.854.4646 | www.thebarclay.org
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Honda Center | 2695 East Katella Avenue | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com
Pacific Symphony – Organ Splendor
February 4, 5 & 6 | 8:00 pm | Organists Paul Jacobs and Christoph Bull join the Symphony to illustrate the glory and beauty of the Kings of Instruments. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.755.5799 | www.pacificsymphony.org
Anaheim Ducks v. Arizona Coyotes
October 15 – November 8 | The Ducks are one of Orange County’s beloved teams and a top pick to make it to this year’s Stanley Cup finals. The Ducks skills will be put to the test as they face the number 2 ranked Arizona Coyotes.
Honda Center | 2695 East Katella Avenue | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com
where Festival Artistic Directors Jennifer Koh (violinist) and Shai Wosner (piano) perform the great classics.
Laguna Beach Playhouse | 606 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.715.9713 | www.lagunabeachmusicfestival.com
Previews February 5 – 12 | Regular performances February 13-21 | The world’s favorite little wooden boy comes to life like never before! In this new, highly theatrical adaptation, four actors play all the roles to tell the story of the misbehaving puppet on his way to becoming a real boy. South Coast Repertory | Julianne Argyros Stage | 655 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.708.5500 | www.scr.org
Pacific Symphony – Pirates of Penzance, Opera for Kids!
February 6 & 10 | 11:30 am | Experience Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved operetta in a condensed version, perfect for kids 5-11. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.755.5799 | www.pacificsymphony.org
Surf City USA Marathon
February 7 | 6:30 am – 1:30 pm | This spectacular oceanfront course is an exclusive Southern California favorite. Run by the famous Huntington Beach pier and continue through scenic Huntington Central Park. Observe native surfers in their natural habitat as you hit the beachfront running path at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Huntington Beach Pier and Main Street | Huntington Beach | www.runsurfcity.com
Pacific Symphony – Superstar Organ Virtuosos
February 7 | 3:00 pm | Organists Paul Jacobs, Christoph bull, Frederick Swan, and Craig Williams pull out all of the stops on the William J. Gillespie concert Organ. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.755.5799 | www.pacificsymphony.org
Laguna Beach Music Festival
February 10-14 | Three concert performances at Laguna Playhouse, with the Opening Night concert on Friday, Feb. 12,
Newport Beach Jazz Party
February 11-14 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Four nights and three days of the best jazz party on the planet. This jazz party will be taking place outdoors during the day and indoors in a plush hotel ballroom with world class sound and lighting each evening. Newport Beach Marriott Hotel | 900 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.759.5003 | www.newportbeachjazzparty.com
Pacific Symphony – Bernadette Peters
February 12 & 13 | 8:00 pm | Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a magical evening of song with the three-time Tony Award winning star of the stage, film, and television. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.755.5799 | www.pacificsymphony.org
Pacific Symphony – Turandot
February 18, 20 & 23 | 8:00 pm | Puccini’s spectacular masterpiece about an icy Chinese princess whose heart melts when she comes to know true love. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.755.5799 | www.pacificsymphony.org
Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective
February 21-May 30 | Laguna Art Museum is proud to be organizing the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of a key figure in twentieth-century California art, Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999). Featuring approximately sixty to seventy paintings, it will survey Lundeberg’s career systematically, beginning with her landmark Post-Surrealist paintings of the 1930s. By the late 1950s Lundeberg was working on a larger scale. She simplified her style into broad, flat areas of color and, though never a pure abstractionist, played a key part in the “hard-edge” tendency in mid-century painting. Laguna Art Museum | 307 Cliff Drive | Laguna Beach | 949.494.8971 | www.lagunaartmuseum.org
Helen Lundeberg Self Portrait Laguna Art Museum, February 21st
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Street Anaheim District, the Stagecoach 5k travels through historic city streets and hosts a lively post-race shindig at the “The Corral” in the Center Street Promenade. 440 South Anaheim Blvd. | Anaheim | www.stagecoach5k.com
Pacific Symphony – Ben-Hur featuring Stewart Copeland
March 18-19 | 8:00 pm | This evening features an exciting new score for the 1925 silent film epic written by and featuring the former drummer for the infamous rock band, The Police. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.755.5799 | www.pacificsymphony.org
Festival Ballet Theatre – Sleeping Beauty
March 19 & 20 | 7:00 pm | Celebrate spring with a full-length production of the beloved classical ballet, Sleeping Beauty. Enjoyable for the entire family, this timeless love story will feature guest artists and Festival Ballet Theater’s professional company dancers.
Anaheim Ducks v. Calgary Flames
February 21 | 4 pm | The Ducks are on the Orange County’s beloved teams and a top pick to make it to this year’s Stanley Cup finals. The Ducks will represent the best of the U.S. against this talented Canadian team. Honda Center | 2695 East Katella Avenue | Anaheim | 714.704.2400 | www.hondacenter.com
Los Angeles Lakers v. Golden State Warriors
March 6 | 12:30 pm | Nothing is more beloved to Southern California than famous Los Angeles Lakers. Watch the Lakers take on one of their top rivals and last year’s champions, the Golden State Warriors, in the ultimate Nor Cal versus So Cal competition. Staples Center | 1111 South Figueroa Street | Los Angeles | www.nba.com/lakers
Pacific Symphony - Tchaikovsky’s Fifth
March 10, 11 & 12 | 8:00 pm | Famed Guitarist Pablo Villegas plays Rodrigo, plus Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in this striking performance. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.755.5799 | www.pacificsymphony.org
Pacific Symphony – Symphony in Space
March 12 | 10:00 am & 11:30 am | Take the whole family on an out-of-this world adventure as Star Wars and footage from NASA accompany The Planets in a concert for kids 5-11. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.755.5799 | www.pacificsymphony.org
March 12 | 11:30 am | Get your race on in Orange County’s only country music 5k fun run and all out hootenanny! Racing through the newly revitalized Center
The Barclay | 4242 Campus Drive | Irvine | 949.854.4646 | www.thebarclay.org
Xanadu Wildlife Adventure
March 20 | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm | This adult-only animal themed event is hidden away in the foothills of Orange County and surrounded by the beauty and magnificence of a white tiger, zebras, alpacas, exotic birds, wild cats and more. Featuring yoga with top local instructors infused to musical performances, inspiring lectures, live concerts, organic eats, vendors, entertainers, and artists. 19191 Lawrence Canyon | Silverado | www.thexanadulife.com
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays | Whatever you’re celebrating, few places are as beautiful as the deck of a Hornblower yacht where you can enjoy the scenic views of the Newport Harbor from the water. Enjoy champagne, an elegant dinner, and plenty of time to stargaze on the outdoor deck. Hornblower Cruises & Events | 2431 W. Coast Highway, #101 | Newport Beach | 949.646.0155 | www.hornblower.com
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30 | CULTURAL
Kenton Nelson Ponderous Oil on canvas 48 x 60 inches
Regional Artist’s Sleek, Clear Images Beautify The Mundane
n the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Art Project employed artists to create nearly 200,000 works of art in varied media. Social realism was the preferred style, and figurative, not abstract, art governed creations by WPA artists during the Depression. When visitors view Kenton Nelson’s Splash exhibit, which opens Jan. 29 at California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica, California, they may experience a slight sensation of deja vu; the WPA artists’ influence, including generous use of light and easily identified subjects presented as readily “approachable” art, will be evident. “The ordinary world is where most of us live,” Nelson explains, “and I am depicting ‘life the way they said it would be.’ I want to make art that is clear and concise, that doesn’t need explanation... It simply ‘is what it is’.” Nelson’s works have evolved through the years, and so has his focus, observes Jim Heimann, executive editor of Taschen AMERICA, publisher of the artist’s latest collection. “An earlier dominance of architecture in Nelson’s earlier oeuvre has been supplanted by the female in her many forms,” Heimann notes. “Here
the women have remained solid, svelte objects worthy of investigation. Men sport bow ties, and the function of everyday objects is suspended while they become icons of performance and beauty. The skies are blue. The trees are green.” The Los Angeles native traces his interest in painting back to his great uncle, Robert Montenegro, an acclaimed Mexican muralist and Modernist whose influence, coupled with that of American Scene Painting and California Regionalism, today imbues Nelson’s works with a clarity appealing to all ages. “I paint what I know,” Nelson explains. “Whether it’s a chore, a service, or just a moment in time, I am usually trying to depict a place I would rather be, either as a subject or a voyeur.” Nelson attended Long Beach State University and Otis Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles and has served on faculties of Otis Parsons Art Institute and Academy of Art in San Francisco. He maintains an art studio in Pasadena, California. www.kentonnelson.com
Kenton Nelson in his studio. Photograph by Erwin Darmali
Kenton Nelson Wish I Was There, Too Oil on canvas 60 x 45 inches
Kenton Nelson A Portrait Oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches
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America Martin The Hold Up Paper Collage 39.5 x 79 inches JoAnne Artman Gallery
museums & galleries Here’s a closer look at the impressive art galleries & museums found here in Southern California
Laguna College of Art + Design The mission of Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD)’s gallery is to serve the educational and cultural objectives of the studio majors. Each year through its exhibitions the gallery seeks to promote the development of our student’s talent and aesthetic awareness, while at the same time expanding the appreciation of various art forms to the community. Founded in 1961 as the Laguna Beach School of Art, LCAD has grown to include five undergraduate majors and a graduate department. They offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting, Illustration, Design + Digital Media, Animation and Game Art. Laguna College of Art + Design | 374 Ocean Avenue | Laguna Beach | 949.376.6000 | www.lcad.edu
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 Of Arts grounds and in a wilderness park. The views are unmatched as you enjoy and own pieces of art from this breathtaking gallery. Simard Bilodeau Galerie | 1945 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.376.7611 | www.simardbilodeau.com
foaSOUTH Opened as a collaboration between Festival of Arts and Active Culture, foaSOUTH serves visitors and residents of Laguna Beach by promoting Festival related exhibitions throughout the year. From October 10th through January 9th, foaSOUTH will be showcasing pieces from the Festival of Arts Permanent Art Collection. This exhibit features early Laguna Beach paintings from the 1930s as well recent acquisitions by the Festival of Arts. foaSOUTH | 1006 South Pacific Coast
Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.1145 | www.foapom.com
DeBilzan Gallery The Debilzan Gallery features the artwork of William DeBilzan, a self taught, abstract expressionist painter. William DeBilzan opened his first art gallery in Laguna Beach over 20 years ago. DeBilzan’s work has been included in many prominent private & public collections including the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building in Dubai & the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere, the Marriott near Central Park. TV and film credits include: Frasier, Spin City & Burn Notice. The gallery also features artists Tony Dow (“Wally” from Leave it to Beaver) sculptures, Roberto Romano, rescued wood, contemporary seascapes by William Pierce and DeBilzan by Marion Hernandez line of handbags, luggage and apparel. DeBilzan Gallery | 224 Forest Avenue| Laguna Beach | 949.715.0405 | www.debilzangallery.com
Sue Greenwood Fine Art
Laguna Art Museum
Established 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 thirtyfive highly refined emerging, mid-career, and established artists who are predominately from the Western region of the United States.
Laguna Art Museum is a museum of California art. Its mission is to collect, care for, and exhibit 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 of all periods and styles, and encourages art-historical scholarship in this field.
Sue Greenwood Fine Art | 330 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.0669 | www.suegreenwoodfineart.com
Wyland Studio Gallery Enjoy the experience of Wyland’s beautiful working studio gallery in the heart of Laguna Beach. Wyland’s Studio Gallery has the largest selection of originals, limited editions, sculptures and sold out artwork. The gallery is home to Wyland’s first “Whaling Wall” mural, located under his studio where he lives and paints. Wyland Galleries continues its expanded commitment to supporting the arts by showcasing the work of emerging local artists for every First Thursdays Art Walk. Wyland Studio Gallery | 509 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.8000 | www.wylandgalleries.com
Gallery McCollum Located in the Villa, a historical building overlooking the dramatic Laguna Beach coastline, Gallery McCollum has been representing some of the area’s finest artists, of local and international acclaim, since 1994. Owner, Karen Tobin, has been in the art business for 24 years. Artists represented are Pat Tobin, Vanessa Rothe, Kevin Short, Michael Logan, Caroline Zimmermann, Dante Liberi, Tricia Strickfaden, James Strombotne, Gabrielle Pool, Jeff Sewell, Michael Obermeyer and Richard Merchan. Gallery McCollum | 206 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.497.4027 | www.gallerymccollum.com
Laguna Art Museum | 307 Cliff Drive | Laguna Beach | 949.494.8971 | www.lagunaartmuseum.org
Lahaina Galleries flourished in Hawaii then expanded to Newport Beach, and is now one of best-known art dealers in the United States. Lahaina’s curators carefully select works that emphasize the emotional connection between artists and their art. This beautiful space highlights coastal living through deeply poignant paintings and sculptures that are rich with depth and color. Lahaina Galleries | 1173 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.721.9117 | www.lahainagalleries.com
Jennifer Cecere Ms. Cecere’s goal is to integrate the flavor of domestic handiwork into the environment. Her sculptures hang, divide, adorn, and shelter, referencing both architecture and nature. She creates new organic forms in both urban and rural settings. Ms. Cecere’s 15-foot suspended sculpture recently commissioned by the Greater Cleveland Transit Authority (RTA) will be installed next year in a new 9 million dollar station at University Circle. University Circle is home to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Institute of Art, MOCA Cleveland, The Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals. Jennifer Cecere | For more information contact Ms. Cecere at www.jennifercecere.com
Located in the eclectic cultural hot spot of
Wayne Thiebaud Chocolate Tulip Acrylic and watercolor on paper 21.12 x 26.12 inches Dawson Cole Fine Art
Santa Ana, Marcas Gallery carries a fusion of fine art and innovative mediums. A carefully curated collection features emerging and established artists of the New Contemporary movement. The gallery is focused on introducing unconventional art into the more traditional Orange County art sphere and endeavors to highlight works by top Chicano artists as part of a social mission to celebrate the heritage of Santa Ana. Marcas Gallery | 305 East 4th Street, Suite 103 | Santa Ana | 714.760.4637 | www.marcasgallery.com
Whitney Gallery The paintings of Marc Whitney capture the private, visual experience that defines our daily lives and validates the moments that matter – a morning cup of coffee, the rumpled sheets across a bed, and a simple vase of flowers on a table. Whitney Gallery is also proud to present original works of art by some of the finest contemporary artists in the nation including painters Giovanni Casadei, Peter Colquhoun, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, Andrea Krupp, Bradford J. Salamon, Derek Sterkel and Sarah J. Webber, ceramics by Monica Dunham and photographic art by Beatrice Rosenbaum. Whitney Gallery | 305 Forest Avenue | Laguna Beach | 949.497.4322 | www.marcwhitney.com
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Lu Martin Galleries
Kenton Nelson Body of Water Oil on canvas 40 x 30 inches California Hertiage Museum
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. Lu Martin Galleries | 372 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.8074 | www.lumartingalleries.com
Dawson Cole Fine Art Originally established in 1993, Dawson Cole Fine Art specializes in Contemporary and Modern sculpture, drawings, prints, and unique works on paper by American and European Masters. With a special concentration in Contemporary, Early Modern and West Coast Regionalism, the gallery has offered works by Chuck Close, Paul Gauguin, Robert Heindel, Richard MacDonald, Henri Matiss and many more. Dawson Cole Fine Art | 326 Glenneyre Street | Laguna Beach | 949.497.4988 | www.dawsoncolefineart.com
Quorum Art Gallery
Splash: Artworks by Kenton Nelson
On the corner of Main Street and Ocean Park Boulevard, California Heritage Museum is located in one of Santa Monica’s most charming areas. Surrounded by galleries, boutiques, specialty stores and restaurants, the historic property is only one block from the beach and bike paths. California Heritage Museum | 2612 Main Street | Santa Monica | 310.392.8537| www.californiaheritagemuseum.org Opening Reception: Friday, January 29, 2016 | 6:30 - 9:30 pm Exhibition Dates: Saturday, January 30- Sunday, June 12, 2016
Liv Saether Art Studio
Liv Saether has painted for more than forty years and taught for twenty. She prefers painting and teaching to self-promoting, which is why Liv is one of the true hidden treasures in Orange County’s art world. Liv teaches classical oil painting techniques to all levels. If you have always wanted to learn how to paint but have felt intimidated, Liv is the perfect teacher for you. Her studio is a comfortable and relaxing oasis where your dreams of painting will come true. Liv Saether Art Studio | 234 17th Street, Suite 208 | Costa Mesa | 949.275.8498 | www.livsaether.com
The Quorum Art Gallery is the longest established member-owned gallery in Laguna Beach. There are twelve member artists and one guest hosted every month. The gallery showcases plein air landscapes, seascapes, portraits, florals, still lifes, figurative and abstract works, photography, and collages created in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media. Featured artist: Vivien Ide. Quorum Art Gallery | 374 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.4422 | www.quorumgallery.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 origi-
nal graphics, monotypes and sculpture. Providing an outstanding and unique collection of contemporary work that includes some of the most powerfully vivid abstract and representational art from all over the world, the galleries have become a haven for true collectors looking for unique art. Miranda Gallery | 417 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.497.4491 | www.mirandagalleries.com
the facility is to incorporate the creation and exhibition of original artwork with an innovative event venue. Resident artists are frequently available to offer open studio and gallery tours as well as contribute to the creative event design process. Rotating art exhibits keep the space fresh and expose guests to a wide variety of artistic endeavors.
December 31, 2015 JoAnne Artman Gallery presents in the main gallery, Lei·sure featuring artists Eric Zener and James Rieck.
Seven-Degrees Gallery | 891 Laguna Canyon Road | Laguna Beach | 949.376.1555 | www.seven-degrees.com
Susan Spiritus Gallery
Avran Art + Design
Avran Art + Design distinguishes itself among the vibrant art scene in Laguna Beach by offering its clients a unique perspective on contemporary art for collectors and enthusiasts. The exquisitely edited gallery exhibits museum-quality glass sculptures, original paintings and avantgarde photography. New works on view by Laszlo Lukacsi, Gyorgy Gaspar, Father Bill Moore, Pan Qi Qun, Stephanie Paige, James C. Leonard, Michael Ruffini, and Peter Borkovics. Avran Art + Design | 540 S Pacific Coast Highway, Suites 104 + 106 | Laguna Beach | 949.494.0900 | www.avranart.com
LCOCA - Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art is a humanitarian gallery with artists from around the world that believe in giving back and paying it forward. LCOCA is a true contemporary gallery featuring all original, innovative art including abstract and figurative paintings, mechanical, bronze and glass sculptures, photography and many other creative expressions. The main goal of the gallery is to spread the message of universal love, compassion and hope through art and giving back. Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art | 611 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.9604 | www.LGOCA.com
Seven-Degrees Gallery Developed as a forward thinking, multi purpose “idea lab” for the promotion of artistic endeavor, invention and exhibition, [seven-degrees] offers subsidized artist residencies within an exhibition and event space facility. The primary goal of
Founded in 1981 by Marge Chapman, Sandstone Gallery is the oldest gallery on historic Gallery Row. Sandstone Gallery is dedicated entirely to contemporary fine art, featuring a variety of abstract works by emerging, mid-career and internationally established Southern California artists. Sandstone presents only original works of art including oil, acrylic, watercolor, monotype, pastel, sculpture, photography and digital art. Sandstone Gallery | 384-A N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.497.6775 | www.sandstonegallery.com
Martin Lawrence Galleries
As one of the nation’s premier art galleries, Martin Lawrence Gallery’s reputation is unparalleled. Featuring works of both historical and modern day significance, the collection is exceptional. The gallery often lends pieces of its collection to museum’s world wide, and the experience inside the gallery will elicit the same emotions as visiting the world’s finest museums. Martin Lawrence Galleries | 3333 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 949.759.0134 | www.martinlawrence.com
JoAnne Artman Gallery JoAnne Artman opened her space at 326 North Coast Highway in Laguna Beach in 2008, presenting vibrant and eclectic exhibitions. As the owner of her own gallery, Artman features award-winning artists that bring her dreams to life. She 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. From November 1 –
JoAnne Artman Gallery | 326 N Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.510.5481 | www.joanneartmangallery.com
One of the oldest galleries in Newport Beach, Susan Spiritus’ has been running her gallery of fine art photography for 39 years. A venerable institution, the gallery features a photography of all styles, including contemporary, abstract, landscape, and black and white. She represents some of the most famous and award winning artists, and has a keen eye for spotting emerging talents, both locally and abroad, including a robust collection of works by Japanese artists. Susan Spiritus Gallery | 20351 Irvine Avenue, Suite C2 | Newport Beach | 714.754.1286 | www.susanspiritusgallery.com
Brett Rubbico Gallery
Brett Rubbico Gallery is known for its masterly curation of contemporary fine art and features a diversity of monochromatic styles fusing together to create a collection that vibrates with electricity. The collections are primarily made up of Southern California regional artists and heavily influenced by the California lifestyle, weather, and light. The effect is a uniquely Californian experience. Brett Rubbico Gallery | 361 Old Newport Blvd | Newport Beach | 949.515.5102 | www.brettrubbicogallery.com
Aimed at increasing the cultural significance of inland Orange County and bringing greater awareness to it’s art community, the DAX Gallery houses both an inspiring art collection and innovative event space. The art changes every four to six weeks with an emphasis on urban contemporary artists. DAX melds traditional mediums with contemporary modules, and prides itself on these juxtapositions. DAX Gallery | 2951 Randolph Ave | Costa Mesa | 714.957.1706 | www.daxgallery.com
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POSTSCRIPTS FROM THE ROAD Palm Springs Weekend Sun-Kissed Weather and Laid-Back Lifestyle Beckon by LYDIA KREMER
S YOU’RE READING THIS IN YOUR ORANGE COUNTY
hotel room, did you know you’re just a short drive from another glamorous international destination? Palm Springs beckons for a day trip or a weekend getaway. Since the 1930’s when film stars escaped the glare of Hollywood for a respite in Palm Springs, this tony desert community has been renowned for its allure and glamour. While the Greater Palm Springs area has grown exponentially since those early days when the likes of Clark Gable and Greta Garbo stole away to their private Palm Springs playground, Palm Springs’ mystique hasn’t faded. The palm tree-lined avenues, the sweeping views of the majestic Mt. San Jacinto and the Santa Rosa Mountains, and the stunning desert landscape, all create a natural beauty that is both tranquil and rejuvenating. Located in the Coachella Valley, the Greater Palm Springs area is comprised of eight dynamic cities -- each offering its own unique charms and amenities. Famous for its languid days and balmy nights, Palm Springs offers a combination that is positively seductive.
Week house. Photograph by Daniel Chavkin. ABOVE Abernathy House. Photograph by William Cody. LEFT Celebrating poolside fun in the sun. Photograph courtesy of PS Bureau of Tourism.
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When the sun in Orange County is obscured by fog and the weather turns cool, you can rely on Palm Springs’ 350 days of sun-kissed weather. With luxurious spas, world-class resorts, exquisite fine dining, and drop-dead gorgeous scenery, it’s no wonder the party never stops in Palm Springs.
If you think Greater Palm Springs is laid-back, you’re right. The picturesque palms, the desert air and the stunning mountain landscape create the perfect atmosphere for sublime relaxation – after all, someone has to do it, so it may as well be you! Throughout the entire Coachella Valley, you’ll find no shortage of award-winning spas offering a dizzying array of rejuvenating skin and body treatments. Greater Palm Springs boasts a staggering number of more than 120 golf courses. But if you’re not a golfer and looking for a little more active recreation, take your pick from a wide variety of fun things to do like tennis, hiking, biking, cultural festivals and plenty of spectator sports. And who says shopping isn’t a sport? Palm Desert is among Southern California’s premier shopping destinations. Forget about driving to Beverly Hills, the El Paseo shopping district is considered the Rodeo Drive of the desert. The mile-long
TOP Palm Springs Art Museum is a cultural oasis in the desert. Photograph courtesy of PS Bureau of Tourism. ABOVE Riding on the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, one of the world’s
largest, is a thrilling not-to-be-missed experience. Photograph courtesy of PS Bureau of Tourism. OPPOSITE Discover the stunning Indian Canyons, the 2,000-year old ancestral land of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Photograph courtesy of PS Bureau of Tourism.
Korakia is a unique bed and breakfast housed in two lovingly restored historic Moroccan and Mediterranean-style villas. 257 S. Patencio Road | Palm Springs | 760.864.6411 | www.korakia.com
THE ANDALUSIAN COURT
Andalusian Court Inn has old world charm in a private, quaint, boutique setting. 458 West Arenas Road | Palm Springs | 760.323.9980 | www.theandalusiancourt.com
THE AVALON PALM SPRINGS
The Avalon Palm Springs is a new oasis of cool in the desert destination that’s hotter than ever. 415 South Belardo Road | Palm Springs | 760.320.4117 | www.avalonpalmsprings.com
THE RITZ CARLTON RANCHO MIRAGE
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage rekindles the spirit of one of Palm Springs’ premier luxury hotels with a bold transformation that still embraces the desert resort’s enduring casual elegance. 68900 Frank Sinatra Drive | Rancho Mirage | 760.321.8282 | www.ritzcarlton.com
LA QUINTA RESORT AND SPA
La Quinta Resort & Club, a member of Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, is a renowned desert destination and one of the premier Palm Springs resorts. 49-499 Eisenhower Drive | La Quinta | 760.564.4111 | www.laquintaresort.com
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TOP Modernism Week’s Seva House. Photograph by Daniel Chavkin ABOVE LEFT Modernism Week’s Indian Wells Home Tour. Photograph by David A Lee. ABOVE RIGHT MW Vintage Car Show. Photograph by David A Lee.
shopping mecca offers more than 300 stores and luxury brands such as Escada, St. John, Tiffany and many others. Also located on El Paseo are numerous art galleries and specialty boutiques such as Maison Felice/Phyllis Washington’s Antiques, and Leeds & Son, a family-owned and operated fine jewelry business, which has been offering exquisite jewelry in Palm Springs for over 50 years.
COOL ART & ARCHITECTURE
The desert also has a dynamic and sophisticated art scene with hundreds of art galleries and several museums. The Palm Springs Art Museum, founded in 1938, has expanded its sphere of influence across Greater Palm Springs with a second museum in Palm Desert and a third museum, the Architecture & Design Center in downtown Palm Springs. Housed in a historic midcentury modern former bank building, the A&D Center has added to the community’s architecture zeitgeist. A growing coterie of modernism aficionados has discovered the mid-century modern architecture that defines Palm Springs’ retro chic desert style. And for good reason. Palm Springs has the largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture anywhere in the world.
TOP A tour of Frank Sinatra’s classic Twin Palms Estate is a highlight of the annual Modernism Week. Photograph courtesy of PS Bureau of Tourism. ABOVE The annual
Modernism Show & Sale at the Palm Springs Convention Center during Modernism Week features more than 80 national and international dealers. Photograph courtesy of PS Bureau of Tourism
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More than 50,000 modernism fans from around the world make the annual pilgrimage to the City of Palm Springs for Modernism Week. The 11th Annual Modernism Week (February 11-16, 2016) will host architecture tours, poolside parties, films, lectures. One of the major components of Modernism Week is the Modernism Show & Sale at the Palm Springs Convention Center (February 12-15) which features more than 80 national and international dealers and collectors emphasizing midcentury modern furniture, decorative and fine arts from the 1950s through the 1970s. Practically every celebrated architect of the past century – from Richard Neutra and Lloyd Wright (Frank Lloyd Wright’s son), to Albert Frey and William Cody – found the expansiveness of the desert, the clarity of the light, and the mesmerizing natural beauty ideal conditions for their new bold architecture of the 1930s – 1960s. Their low long roof lines and walls of glass reflected a new sensual design aesthetic called desert modernism which has enjoyed a robust renaissance – a great reason to celebrate. Plan a road trip to Greater Palm Springs and see for yourself what all the buzz is about. www.visitpalmsprings.com www.Inglesideinn.com www.psmuseum.org www.modernismweek.com www.elpaseo.com www.maisonfelice.com www.leedsandson.com
TOP LEFT Tramway Gas Station. Photograph by Daniel Chavkin. TOP RIGHT Raymond Loewy House. Photograph by David Dixon. ABOVE Wexler Steel House. Photograph by Jim Riche.
The Capital of Desert Cool
V isit Palm Springs VIBRANT DOWNTOWN Martinis, creative cuisine, and a downtown casino. Ride the BUZZ, Palm Springs trolley – free and fast.
TRENDY UPTOWN Shop for vintage treasures or modern classics. It’s the hippest shopping mile in the desert.
MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGN Discover the City’s architectural wealth of Mid-century architecture. It just never goes out of style.
HOLLYWOOD’S PLAYGROUND Hollywood’s been coming to Palm Springs ever since there was a Hollywood. Come play among the stars.
UNIQUE VACATION HOME RENTALS Take a reprieve from the rushed work week to relax poolside. Cozy bungalows or celeb hideaways…live like a local.
BOUTIQUE INNS From 100 year old adobes to cool classics, surrounded by the stunning San Jacintos. Experience these treasures – they’re not to be missed.
GO TAKE A HIKE Hike down into the awe-inspiring Indian Canyons or soar up the Aerial Tramway. Or golf, spa, fly, drift, run, bike, tour, race, or scoot….it’s all here.
TWO HOURS FROM ORANGE COUNTY Astonishingly beautiful. Utterly relaxing. Extraordinary design. Surprisingly affordable.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT By day, discover museums and art galleries. By night, find small clubs with top notch entertainers. Welcome to Palm Springs’ great indoors.
www.VisitPalmSprings.com Like no place else.™
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Old Palm Springs
is New Again The historic and contemporary happily co-exist at The Ingleside Inn
by LYDIA KREMER
ABOVE The glamorous entrance to Melvyn’s Restaurant at The Ingleside Inn. RIGHT Melvyn’s and Ingleside Inn proprietor, Mel Haber, an author and lecturer. Photograph by Ethan Kaminsky. OPPOSITE TOP The poolside ambiance at The Ingleside Inn offers guests sweeping mountain vistas. OPPOSITE BOTTOM The courtyard at The Ingleside Inn is a favorite site for weddings.
IPPING MARTINIS IN THE FOOTSTEPS
OF LEGENDS has never been more fun. On the heels of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday on December 12, Palm Springs is drawing worldwide attention for its reputation as the legendary playground of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ and the Rat Pack. The legacy of those halcyon days are still alive in Palm Springs as are its traditions for glamorous hospitality. Old and new, classic and sophisticated, historic and contemporary -- all this intersects at the Ingleside Inn and Melvyn’s, its signature restaurant. You will discover the best of these worlds are in perfect balance at the Ingleside Inn, a renowned and stylish outpost for the rich and famous. Even before Ol’ Blue Eyes threw a lavish pre-wedding dinner at Melvyn’s the night before his wedding to Barbara Marx, the list of luminaries who have decamped at the Ingleside Inn during its 90-year history read like a Hollywood Who’s Who. Greta Garbo slept there. Carol Lombard and Clark Gable honeymooned there. And Howard Hughes, no doubt, displayed his intriguing eccentricity there. The Ingleside Inn, a 1925 historic Palm Springs landmark, features 30 rooms and suites with charming ambiance and luxurious amenities. Current owner Melvyn Haber has operated the Ingleside Inn and its restaurant Melvyn’s for 40 years and has retained the Inn’s legendary historic charm.
“The perfect vantage point from which to view Palm Springs’ oldmeets-new-convergence.” And doing it while stylishly ensconced with a signature martini in hand. After decades as a celebrity outpost, Melvyn’s Restaurant at the Ingleside Inn is being discovered by a new generation of celebrities -- Nora Jones, Kevin Bass, Virginia Madsen, Heidi Klum, and spotted canoodling during the holidays were couple Kym Johnson, former contestant with Dancing with the Stars and Robert Herjavec, now of Shark Tank. While times have changed and culture has evolved, some things have remained the same at Melvyn’s -- nightly live entertainment and dancing are still on the menu in the Casablanca Lounge. You never know who might drop in, Liza Minnelli has been known to sing a few impromptu tunes. According to The New York Times Melvyn’s at the Ingleside Inn is “the perfect vantage point from which to view Palm Springs’ oldmeets-new-convergence.” And doing it while stylishly ensconced with a signature martini in hand.
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Delicate, Dangerous and Powerful Innovative Mixed-Media Shoe Designs By Chloe Gosselin Are Spiking Celebrity Interest By KATIE-ROSE WATSON
GROWING UP IN NORMANDY, FRANCE ,
Chloe Gosselin never imagined she would someday design her own shoe line, although, as a young girl, she had been drawn to all things art. At age 18, she moved to Belgium and enrolled in the prestigious Fine Arts Program at the L’École de la Cambre (The School of La Cambre). While a student, classmates and friends asked her to help them with a fashion show. Gosselin walked the runway in the show, and a modeling agency took note. “I’m not that tall; I’m not that skinny, and I never thought it was something I could do,” says Gosselin. Seizing the opportunity, the young French girl spent a decade as a working model. It was during this period that Gosselin fell in love with shoes. Specifically, she admired quality, well-designed shoes from times past. Gosselin is passionate about vintage shoes and collects Christian Dior Souliers (shoes) from the 1950s and 1960s. Ever the artist, Gosselin notices fine details that others miss. “It was all so precious and detailed, feminine,” she says, describing shoes from the period. Nine years ago, Gosselin moved to New York and took courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she studied shoe-making and design. “I just jumped in! I didn’t work with any other designer,” she says. “For me, it’s always been about more than designing shoes. It’s about building a story around it.” In 2014, Gosselin launched her luxury shoe line, which clearly is influenced by her background in art. “When I was a kid, I always drew and painted. I wanted to be a painter,” she says. And she did become a painter, in a way, as Gosselin’s shoes are wearable art. Each of Gosselin’s designs is given the name of a different poisonous flower. She explains the thinking behind the names, saying, “I’m a true romantic,
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and I like the idea of the danger of flowers .... Some shoes are stronger and more powerful, so they need a name with a strong poison,” says Gosselin, who incorporates many exotic skins, cutouts and zippers into her designs. “The Amaryllis” is delicate and sleek, the perfect shoe for sashaying into a performance of The Nutcracker. “Bryonia” sports eye-catching, snakelike curves and need only a pair of jeans and a simple white T-shirt. With faux-fur ankle wraps, playful tassels, and skyhigh heels, “Privet” and “Plumeria” both beg to be escorted to holiday parties. The juxtaposition of sensual suede and fierce snakeskin helps achieve Goesslin’s signature look. With luxurious burgundy suede paired with silver layers and soft, delicate curves, “Holly” begs to be called dangerously beautiful. Although Gosselin launched her line only two years ago, fashion editors have taken note, as have celebrity fashion icons; Taylor Swift, Kat Graham, Lake Bell, Kate Winslet and Elizabeth Hurley all have been spotted wearing Chloe Gosselin heels. When asked the kind of woman she has in mind when designing, Gosselin replies, “The girl who’s very strong, powerful, independent. That’s one side of her. That’s why I tailor shoes like a shirt collar. She’s also a dreamer, delighted by the past. More feminine and light. I believe she can be those two people at the same time.” The collection thus far has featured primarily evening sandals and pumps, but some exquisitely
“It was all so precious and detailed, feminine,” she says, describing shoes from the period.
designed flats and boots are included, as well. Gosselin says she plans to incorporate more daywear designs and mid-high heels as the line expands. Now a resident of Las Vegas, Gosselin says her personal apparel choices include either a Salma Hall blouse with jeans and the highest heels, vintage Geoffrey Beene (whose designs are “still so current,” she says, enthusiastically), or riding clothes. In her spare time, the busy mom of a five-year old is an avid equestrian. Gosselin bought her dream horse, an Andalusian named Milo, as a treat for her 30th birthday and rides most days. Gosselin notes her love of horseback riding and the thoughtful way horse tack is made, especially leather equipment and buckles on saddles and bridles, serves as design inspiration. Her dressage trainer, she says, keeps trying to convince her to design riding boots, but added that she’s laughing off that suggestion for now. When asked about her collection for 2016, Gosselin divulges the line will bring back some classic styles incorporated with new styles she finds exciting. The collection also will feature many organic colors. “I was really inspired by landscapes and layers of rock,” she says. Perhaps it’s her love of the staying power of vintage, but Gosselin says she doesn’t care much about following trends; she follows her own vision and artistic influences. It’s clear that the model-turned-designer is passionate about all aspects of her life, from shoemaking to motherhood to horseback riding. Despite her success, Gosselin doesn’t take herself too seriously and is refreshingly humble; this writer found it hard not feel inspired speaking with Gosselin, a true artist and dreamer. Gosselin’s shoes, which are available only online, range in price from $750 to $1,600. All Chloe Gosselin shoes are handmade in Italy in the factory that also produces the Jimmy Choo line. www.chloegosselin.com
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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.
American Rag Cie, Maison Midi
American Rag Cie is based in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, featuring contemporary men’s & women’s fashion, denim, vintage, and footwear. Located within American Rag Cie, Maison Midi features home decor, furniture, kitchen, linens, accessories and one-of-a-kind gifts. Masion Midi’s buying team travel the world in pursuit of unique and exclusive merchandise to stock their beautiful shops.
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.
401 Newport Center Drive, Suite f953 | Newport Beach| 949.760.1510 | www.americanrag.com
Anaheim Packing District | 440 S Anaheim Blvd | Anaheim | 714.533.7225 | www. anaheimpackingdistrict.com
The family behind A’maree’s has built this tiny boutique into a high-fashion force, unparalleled in America. A’maree’s | 2241 W Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.642.4423 | www.amarees.com
Born out of the desire to revive the donning of hats as an essential accessory, Anhcoy features a millinery collection carefully handcrafted by artisans using traditional skills learned and passed down from generation to generation. Each piece is designed for longevity, inspired by
timeless glamour. Anhcoy | 15942 Los Serranos Country Club Drive, Suite D #433 | Chino Hills | 714.855.8269 | www.anhcoy.com
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. Marine Avenue is the heart of the island’s Apparel district with marvelous boutiques and galleries. Balboa Island | Marine Avenue | Newport Beach | www. balboa-island.net
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. Balboa Peninsula | South Newport Blvd from Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach
Bella Roche carries quality, one-of-akind, handcrafted jewelry, as featured on The Real Housewives of Orange County. The pendants and gemstones are carefully selected during the owner’s travels throughout Europe and Asia. Bella Rocke | 949.636.1371 | www.bellaroche.com
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. Bella Terra | 7777 Edinger Avenue | Huntington Beach | 714.897.2534 | www.bellaterra-hb.com
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.
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.
The Camp | 2937 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 714.966.6661 | www.thecampsite.com
Crystal Cove Promenade | 7845-8085 East Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.720.2689 | www.crystalcove.com
Chetna Singh’s line of luxurious silk scarves and pocket squares are the designer’s original artwork, digitally printed on pure Indian silk. The designs are unique and influenced by her Indian heritage and her love for travel and horses. Singh says she designs for her customer who is confident and stylish, but not always trendy, tries new things but never forgets their favorites. Chetna Singh | www.chetnasingh.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Corona del Mar Plaza | 800-984 Avocado Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.720.2689
Black Star and Frost Newport Beach
You may have heard of Black Star and Frost from the legendary Marilyn Monroe who sang the song Diamond’s Are A Girl’s Best Friend. Certainly Marilyn was not wrong, located on the waterfront in the heart of Newport Beach at Balboa Marina this world known store offers master jewelers to hand create custom pieces. Light and airy, the space has seven rooms – including the expansive showroom.
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.
Black Star and Frost | 3 41 Bayside Drive | Newport Beach | 949.673.1771 | www.blackstarandfrost.com
Corona del Mar Village | Pacific Coast Highway from Jamboree Road to Hazel Drive | Corona del Mar | 949.720.3100
Crystal Cove Promenade
“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.
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 &
ABOVE Chetna’s “Henna Horse” silk scarf
With the sun perpetually shining in The OC, it’s no wonder that one of the best shopping scenes is located in a beautiful, sun-soaked 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. Fashion Island | 401 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.721.2000 | www.shopfashionisland.com
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Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers | 246 Forest Avenue | Laguna Beach | 949.494.3513 | www.rubeljewelers.com
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. Irvine Spectrum | 71 Fortune Drive | Irvine | 949.753.5180 | www.shopirvinespectrumcenter.com
Jewels by Joseph
As a family owned and operated jewelry store in Newport Beach, CA, Jewels by Joseph have mastered the skill of finding the perfect jewels for any occasion. With experience and knowledge passed down over four generations, thier jewelry repair, design and cleaning are executed with attention to detail and extraordinary dedication. If you are looking for a great custom jewelry piece, engagement or wedding rings, diamond necklaces and more, our jewelry store is the perfect place to look Jewels By Joseph | 948 Avocado Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.640.6788 | www.jewelsbyjoseph.com
Step into the world of LEZARD, where mystique and rebellion meet classic elegance. Inspired by the beauty and free spirit of the West Coast, LEZARD is the premier swimwear collection by designer Leah Shlaer and Alyssa Julya Smith. LEZARD Swimwear | 310.433.6227 | www.lezardswim.com
Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers
Being an official Rolex retailer, Fredric Rubel also offers the finest brands of jewelry and watches from acclaimed designers. This local family owned and operated business offers one-on-one relationships with each of their clients, ensuring to exceed expectations. Noted for classic hand fabricated designer jewelry in platinum or gold, ideal-cut diamonds by Lazare Diamonds, and classic timepieces.
Juxtaposition Home is a true lifestyle shop established in 2002 by husbandand-wife team Mario Santos and Michele Graham. Inspired by the things and objects that make people happy, Mario and Michele set out to create a shop for the serendipitous: a place where you can walk in, fall in love, and find that perfect piece and give it a place in your home. Juxtaposition | 7976 East Coast Highway | Newport Coast | 949.715.1181 | www.juxtaposition.com
With unparalleled quality and service,
Since its inception, Watch Expo has become one of the most well-respected dealers of pre-ownded luxury watches, earning a reputation for fairness, integrity and value.
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Lugano offers an array of the most breathtaking assortment of stones, ideal-cut diamonds and custom-designed jewelry. Lugano Diamonds | 620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100 | Newport Beach | 949.720.1258 | www.luganodiamonds.com
Cruising along, the Pacific Coast Highway is composed of a variety of stores, automotive dealers, restaurants and marine-related 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. Mariner’s Mile | Pacific Coast Highway from Dover Drive to North Newport Blvd. | Newport Beach
Established in October, 2004, Novecento Boutique specializes in luxury fashion, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Since inception, it has been the goal of Novecento Boutique to maintain a platinum level of personalized service unlike any other. Novecento specializes in luxury fashion, shoes, handbags and accessories for men and women. Novecento Boutique | 8002 E Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.715.1700 | www.novecentofashion.com
While working out it is important to always look good, because when you look good you feel good. Stocked up on fashion forward apparel, Novecento Sports has a variety of sports wear for men and women including Puma and other great brands. When walking into this hip store you get great vibes from the beginning to the end with reliable and friendly customer service. Being a family owned and operated store Novecento is located just off the coast of Newport. Novecento Sports | 7988 East Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.715.6900 | www.novecentosports.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 there is a farmers’ market as well as several food stores set amid California-desert grounds, fire pits and fountains, which create a relaxed atmosphere. The OC Mix | 3313 Hyland Avenue | Costa Mesa | 949.375.0749 | www.shoptheocmix.com
The Old Pottery Place
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 home-style décor. The Old Pottery Place | 1200 South Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.4779 | www.theoldpotteryplace.com
The Outlets at Orange
The Outlets at Orange is Orange County’s premier outlet shopping destination with over 120 popular stores and restaurants. This leading open-air shopping, dining and entertainment venue includes Nordstrom Rack, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and AMC 30 Theaters. The center is located only minutes from Disneyland. The Outlets at Orange | 20 City Blvd West | Orange | 714.769.4000
South Coast Plaza is an international attraction and a must-see destination as part of any visit to Southern California. The Rolex Boutique at South Coast Plaza, has redefined and elevated the luxury shopping experience to new heights. This flagship store, dedicated entirely to the exquisite World of Rolex, has been generating worldwide interest and offers an extraordinary selection of Rolex
timepieces, presented by a professional, multi-lingual staff. Rolex Boutique Baron & Leeds | 3333 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 714.241.8088 | www.rolex.com
Located on PCH in the heart of Laguna Beach, SASHA boutique is the destination for locals and tourists to shop on trend clothing, jewelry, and shoes. SASHA boutique has been styling women since 2008 and their team will help you create an effortless and well-edited look in a warm setting with exceptional customer service. SASHA boutique | 550 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.1444 | www.shopsasha.com
Let us help you make your shopping experience easier than ever. With more than 100 exclusive boutiques and coveted brands – from Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, Vince, Kate Spade, Joie, Rebecca Taylor, Elie Tahari and more – our savvy personal shoppers can provide gift-buying and styling services featuring the season’s hottest trends and must-have items. All at no cost. That’s right – whether our expert personal shoppers and stylists spend 30 minutes with you or a full day to help you find the perfect gift or outfit, there’s no minimum purchase required and zero obligation to buy. Fashion Island Personal Shopping & Styling Services | Newport Beach | 949.701.3166 | email@example.com
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. A beachfront destination featuring the Shorebreak Hotel, the Strand is the perfect spot for fun and relaxation The Strand |155 5th Street | Huntington Beach | 714.960.9100 | www.thestrandon5th.com
designer jewelry icons. Offering an array of jewelry you can find one-of-a-kind statement pieces or even classic diamond studs. Traditional Jewelers | 817 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.721.9010 | www.traditionaljewelers.com
The world’s most unique eyewear collections are only found at Vitra Eyewear, South Coast Plaza. Intricately curated brands and styles are presented amidst luxurious surroundings. Among their designers, Matsuda is one of the most celebrated Japanese fashion houses, famous for historic inspiration, yet current and timeless. Vitra Eyewear | 714.966.2186 | www.vitraeyewear.com
ABOVE Vitra Eyewear Presents Matsuda Designer Frames
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. South Coast Plaza | 3333 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 800.782.8888 | www.southcoastplaza.com
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. Tootsies | 1200 S Pacific Coast Highway, Ste 104 A | Laguna Beach | 949.715.5151 | www.tootsieslagunabeach.com
From swimwear to accessories for both men and women, Tommy Bahama offers a selection of apparel for almost any occasion. Tommy Bahama | 854 Avocado Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.760.1886 400 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.6881 | www.tommybahama.com
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. Tootsies | 1200 S Pacific Coast Highway, Ste 104 A | Laguna Beach | 949.715.5151 | www.tootsieslagunabeach.com
Traditional Jeweler offers exquisite cutting edge designs from world-renowned
UNOde50 was founded in the late 1990s by a group of creative artists who resolved to create a fashion jewelry brand that would break all existing molds. It was launched with the original and exclusive philosophy of creating 50 of each design. Currently, there are 20 free-standing boutiques including Fashion Island, two Outlets and over 600 Wholesale accounts throughout the USA and Canada. UNOde50 | 401 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.640.2200 | www.unode50.com
Winston’s Crown Jewels
Providing superior value, style, quality, and services customers have always trusted Winston’s Jewelers. Carrying the largest collections of exceptional gemstone jewelry in Southern California, Winston’s designers are always happy to customize mountings of your dreams. In addition, Winston’s Jewelers has the largest collection of estate jewelry and pre-owned luxury timepieces in Southern California. Winston’s Crown Jewelers | 100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 101 | Newport Beach | 949.642.5000 1775 Newport Blvd | Costa Mesa | 949.645.9000| www.winstonscrownjewelers.com
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STEAKHOUSES From old-fashioned meat joints sporting red leather booths to modern chophouses that serve globally-inspired fare, those that made the cut all have one thing in common: great steak. So tuck into your favorite cuts, or try new ones, at one of our top ten steakhouses in Orange County. by EILEEN MARALIAN
A RESTAURANT Founded in 1926, A Restaurant is a genuine Newport establishment whose popularity has withstood the test of time. Committed to the community it serves, A Restaurant now serves a seasonally-inspired, contemporary new American menu that showcases several local farms and purveyors. Though the menu has changed since its founding, the cozy, romantic, and lively atmosphere remains the perfect place to enjoy one of the restaurants legendary steaks. A Restaurant | 3334 West Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach |
949.650.6505 | www.arestaurantnb.com
FLEMINGS The original restaurant that spurred a nationwide chain remains one of Newport’s finest steakhouses thanks to its plush surroundings, top rated service, and mouthwatering steaks in a variety of cuts. Because a fine steak dinner is not complete with a glass (or three) of fine wine, Flemings has curated an award-winning list of 100 top-rated wines from around the world for your drinking pleasure. Flemings | 455 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.222.2223 | www.flemingssteakhouse.com
THE BUNGALOW The Bungalow is a charming craftsman style restaurant decorated with rich tones, dark woods, and private booths making diners feel miles away from the bustle of nearby Newport Beach. The filet mignon is the superstar of their menu is tender, full of flavor and perfectly cut. Thanks to their superlative prime steak, superb seafood, and outstanding martinis, the Bungalow has remained a favorite of visitors and locals alike. The Bungalow Restaurant | 2441 East Coast Highway | Corona Del Mar
| 949.673.6585 | www.thebungalowrestaurant.com
enoSTEAK Located inside the fabulous Ritz-Carlton, enoSteak is intimate and understated, with plush leather chairs, mahogany wood, and seating for just 40 souls. The menu is brief and contains a few perfectly made dishes: large steaks from prime grass-fed, pasture-raised beef and features organic produce grown locally and harvested at the peak of the season. enoSTEAK at Ritz-Carlton | 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive | Laguna Nigel | 949.240.2000 | www.enosteak.com
MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE
Widely regarded as one of the nation’s best steakhouses, Morton’s attributes its success to it’s flavorful prime steaks and its core principles of quality, consistency, and genuine hospitality. Power lunchers and dinner goers gather at this establishment to feast on the giant steaks, butter-sautéed seafood, and generous side dishes. Relax while sipping on their fabulous Grey Goose martinis and vinos from their award winning wine list. Morton’s The Steakhouse | 641 West Sunflower Avenue | Santa Ana | 714.444.4834 | www.mortons.com Flavorful prime rib steak at Morton’s The Steakhouse, Santa Ana
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LET THEM EAT STEAK MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB Truly a place to indulge, this upscale chophouse is the ultimate decadent meal. The extensive steak menu is excellent and each bite cooked to perfection. The seafood tower and the side dishes are standouts, but no meal here is complete without their scrumptious signature butter cake. A place to see and be seen, diners are treated like royalty and the ambiance is luxurious and chic. Mastro’s Ocean Club | 8112 East Coast Highway |
Newport Beach | 949.376.6990 | www.mastrosrestaurants.com
633 Anton Blvd | Costa Mesa | 714.546.7405 | www.mastrosrestaurants.com
BANDERA Bandera is a sexy Corona Del Mar hotspot perfect for both fine dining and people watching. The modern Southwestern inspired décor is a respite from the more traditional steakhouses nearby, but a rock fireplace offers a romantic and cozy touch. Savor one of Orange County’s best steaks as you listen to cool jazzy soundtrack amongst a sophisticated crowd. Bandera | 3201 East Coast Highway | Corona Del Mar
| 949.673.3524 | www.hillstone.com
SELANNE STEAK TAVERN Selanne Steak Tavern combines the spirit of the prized classic American steakhouses and taverns in California’s iconic Laguna Beach. This recently remodeled historic 1934 cottage-restaurant is an amalgam of old and new. Committed to creating a space for friends and families to gather and experience great food and libations, this eatery has crafted their own version of contemporary American steakhouse fare that pleases diners with each bite. Selanne Steak Tavern | 1464 South Coast Highway |
Laguna Beach | 949.715.9881 | www.selannesteaktavern.com
Surf N’ Turf at 21 Oceanfront, Newport Beach
21 OCEANFRONT Combining the charm of a traditional old world steakhouse with a stunning ocean front location and views, this restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy upscale dining while watching the sun sink below the horizon. Serving traditional fare such as premium cuts, fresh seafood, and an impeccable wine list, locals and tourists adore 21 Oceanfront for special occasions and celebrations. 21 Oceanfront | 2100 West Oceanfront | Newport Beach | 949.673.2100 |
RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE Known as the best steakhouse in Irvine, their USDA Prime steaks are broiled at 1,800 degrees and served sizzling hot on a 500-degree plate. Topped with butter, the steaks are juicy, tender, and accompanied by New Orleans inspired sides. This upmarket chophouse chain serves consistently delectable meals in a swanky setting, and is perfect for any occasion. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse | 2961-A Michelson Drive, Suite A, Building 10 |
Irvine | 949.252.8848 | www.ruthschris.com
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eat/drink From sushi bars and steakhouses to bakeries and cafĂŠs, this complete dining guide brings you the best of the best.
Sushi Roku, Newport Beach
With interior elegance and beauty accentuated by stunning ocean views and sunlight streaming through water-facing windows, it’s no wonder Zagat designated 21 Oceanfront its Most Romantic Restaurant in 2012. More than just romance is served up at this elegant eatery, known for the juiciest steaks and best seafood in Orange County. 2100 West Oceanfront | Newport Beach | 949.673.2100 | www.21oceanfront.com
As the oldest operating restaurant in Orange County, “A” Restaurant stands as a landmark deeply rooted in the culture of Newport Beach. Opened in 1926 as The Arches, this traditional dining destination was reborn in 2008 and, today, remains a haven for classic culinary experiences. With a straightforward menu, “A” takes great pride in sourcing the freshest ingredients from purveyors that share its passion for fine food. 3334 W Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.650.6505 | www.arestaurantnb.com
Andrea Ristorante at Pelican Hill
The unprecedented attention to detail to recreate storied culinary traditions in classic dishes bursting with the true flavors of Italy results in remarkable Northern Italian cuisine with Tuscan influences that rivals the nation’s top Italian restaurants. About 17 varieties of pasta are handmade fresh daily in the restaurant’s pasta room. 22701 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 855.467.6800 | www.andreanb.com
Short for “Anchors and Oceans”, Balboa Bay Resort’s waterfront gastropub offers real food, real drinks all served in an unpretentious way with a strong focus on shared plates, hearty dishes, and creative cocktails with six beers and two wines on an iron-clad centerpiece tap. The interior of A&O is casual and rustic, with wood floors, reclaimed barn siding wall and
floor accents, and live edge wood communal dining tables and bar top. The large horseshoe-shaped bar overlooking the harbor and the outdoor patio, complete with two communal fire pits, make A&O the perfect place for enjoying an adult beverage and gastropub-inspired fare while watching the game or enjoying one of our quintessential West Coast sunsets.
Bayside Restaurant, Newport Beach
1221 West Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.630.4285 | www.anchorsandoceans.com
Back Bay Bistro
Home to the sun-drenched climate of Southern California and tucked away in the ecological reserves of the Newport Dunes, Back Bay Bistro has become the ultimate destination for both locals and tourists craving unparalleled cuisine. This is the ideal place in Newport Beach for waterfront dining, chic atmosphere and delicious dishes. 1131 Back Bay Drive | Newport Beach | 949.729.1144 | www.newportdunes.com
Babette’s, one of East Hampton’s most celebrated and iconic restaurants, has recently opened its second outpost in Newport Coast’s Crystal Cove shopping center. Serving up delicious fare featuring healthy and sustainable ingredients, as well as an impressive and innovative cocktail program, Babette’s is a great addition to the OC dining scene. Whether you dine on the lovely patio or in the beautiful, modern craftsman-inspired dining room, Babette’s will indulge your senses with thoughtful cuisine and a comfortable, yet elegant, atmosphere. 7962 E Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Coast | 949.715.9915 | www.babettesoc.com
We adore harbor-front Bayside Restaurant for its view, its environment and its heavy-on-the-fish menu of New American cuisine created by pro Paul Gstrein. 900 Bayside Drive | Newport Beach | 949.721.1222 | www.baysiderestaurant.com
The Beachcomber is a beautiful sandside 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 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
This charming Craftsman style restau rant is nestled in the heart of Corona del Mar. Dark wood and private booths have made The Bungalow a dining favorite for residents and visitors alike. The Bungalow specializes in USDA Prime Steaks and fresh seafood. They also feature an award winning wine list that has over 20 premium wines by the glass and over 160 bottled wines from our wine cellar. The Bungalow recently introduced lunch ser
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vice available Monday through Friday. 2441 E Pacific Coast Highway | Corona Del Mar | 949.673.6585 | www.thebungalowrestaurant.com
Bluewater Grill’s mission is to provide our guests with the highest quality seafood, classically prepared, at a fair price, in a friendly, casual atmosphere. When you’re in the mood for fish, this is the place. Bluewater offers 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
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
Caffé & Market
For breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in-between, Caffè & Market offers hundreds of food and beverage items for casually dining in or conveniently taking away. Shop a gourmet array of fresh market fare, including sandwiches, salads, soup, pastries, Resort-made gelato, salads, snacks, featured daily quiche, baristamade coffee, wine and beer. 22701 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 855.467.6800 | www.pelicanhill.com/dining
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. 3010 Lafayette Road | Newport Beach |
949.566.0060 | www.cannerynewport.com
Coliseum Pool & Grill
An incomparably fun and intriguing place to dine, the Coliseum Pool & Grill overlooks the “scene” at the strikingly iconic Coliseum Pool, back-dropped by the Pacific Ocean. American favorites on the superbly prepared menu runs the gamut from pizzas, panini and sandwiches to seafood dishes, pastas, specialty salads and even smoothies. 22701 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 855.467.6800 | www.coliseumnb.com
The Crow Bar
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. 2325 E Pacific Coast Highway | Corona del Mar | 949.675.0070 | www.crowbarcdm.com
Under the inspired direction of Urban Kitchen Group’s Executive Chef Joe Magnanelli—a natural culinary savant whose Italian heritage and experience in both classic bastions of East Coast luxury (Lespinasse, Bistro Lepic) and small, family-owned eateries—the menu combines the flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of California. CUCINA also features an expansive alfresco patio with a cozy fireplace—the perfect relaxing atmosphere to enjoy handcrafted specialty cocktails, hard-to-find Italian artisan beers, or a fine varietal from the wine shop. 951 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.706.1416 | www.cucinaenoteca.com
FIG & OLIVE
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. This cuisine is based on genuine ingredients and a respect of flavors. 151 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.877.3005 | www.figandolive.com
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
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 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 trufflepoached lobster, diablo shrimp, or king crab. Dinner nightly, brunch Sunday. 455 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.720.9633 | www.flemingssteakhouse.com
Fly-N-Fish is located in the heart of the Boardwalk and just a short stroll down from the Newport Beach Pier. Enjoy freshly shucked oysters with a refreshing glass of wine while you enjoy the sunset in Newport Beach. They offer seasonal specials as well as many of their own classic creations. Signature dishes include Maryland crab cakes, bacon wrapped scallops, cioppino and their award-winnng New England clam chowder. 2304 W Oceanfront | Newport Beach | 949.673.8400 | www.flynfishoysterbar.com
Great Room Social Lounge
A lively place to gather, savor and linger at the heart of The Resort at Pelican Hill, the Lounge features craft cocktails, small bites and a modern upbeat vibe. Plush seating swivels around for ocean and sunset views by day, then evening dining and entertainment by night. 22701 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 855.467.6800 | www.pelicanhill.com/dining
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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.
Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill presents the quintessential California dining experience, featuring cuisine prepared with the highest-quality fresh and locally sourced foods, al fresco dining on the ocean-view terrace, and a popular lounge with two huge 9’ x 6’ HD TVs for viewing sports events.
850 Avocado Avenue | Newport Beach | 949.718.0188 | www.hillstone.com
22701 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 855.467.6800 | www.pelicangrillnb.com
Hornblower Cruises & Events
Hornblower Cruises & Events offers a splashy solution for a unique nautical dining experience: spectacular water views, gourmet cuisine and impeccable service aboard an elegant Hornblower yacht in Newport Beach. Enjoy a sunset dinner, cocktail cruise or weekend champagne brunch cruise. All six yachts are available for groups, destination weddings or private charters. 2431 W Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.646.0155 | www.hornblower.com
Javier’s Crystal Cove
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. 7832 E Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Coast | 949.494.1239 | www.javiers-cantina.com
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
1641 West Sunflower Avenue | Santa Ana | 714.444.4834 | www.mortons.com
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
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 | 453 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | www.roysrestuarant.com
An essential stop in Orange County, Cafe R&D offers crisp and flavorful cuisine in a quintessentially California indooroutdoor 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
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
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Located in South Coast Plaza Village, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Santa Ana offers both lunch and dinner service. In addition to the beautifully appointing dining room, Bar 12.21 offers daily happy hour specials. Additionally, three private dining rooms can accommodate 2 to 144 guests for any special event. Come enjoy the “Good Life” with Morton’s The Steakhouse.
Executive Chef Keith Stich (formerly of Newport’s Wildfish Seafood Grille) is heading the kitchen at Rick Bayless’ Red O Restaurant. Offering a unique combination of prime steaks and seafood using authentic Mexican sauces prepared with ingredients that are primarily sourced from local farms using sustainable practices to create dishes of un-paralleled flavor and quality. 143 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.718.0300 | www.redorestaurant.com
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 Highway | Newport Beach | 949.675.9800 www.solcocina.com
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Sushi Roku has transformed the traditional sushi bar by artfully combining exceptional cuisine with a sleek, seductive and warm environment. Guests indulge in one-of-a-kind dishes while sipping on specialty cocktails, an extensive wine and sake collection, and hand-picked Japanese beers. Sushi Roku uses the finest, freshest fish from around the globe with the kind of artistry that can only be executed by a seasoned sushi chef to ensure an unparalleled sushi experience. 327 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.706.3622 | www.innovativedining.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. 451 Newport Center Drive | 949.644.2400 | www.truefoodkitchen.com
Waterline Newport Beach
Located along the Newport Bay waterfront in Balboa Bay Resort, Waterline Newport Beach is the resort’s signature restaurant that features a captivating water-to-table experience offering the freshest seafood and a unique chef-driven concept. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Waterline’s fresh entrees, stylish décor, and unforgettable bay views make it a perfect place to relax and unwind, as well as destination to meet and celebrate. 1221 West Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.630.4145 | www.waterlinenewport.com
Zov’s brings contemporary cuisine with Chef Zov’s signature Mediterranean flair, in an upscale chic environment. The menu showcases her Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern 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
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
Big Fish Tavern
The new Big Fish Tavern brings an innovative seafood menu to the residents of Laguna Beach and visiting tourists alike, all with fast, friendly service. Along with unique seafood appetizers and entrees, the casual restaurant concept serves eight craft beers on tap and 50+ beers in bottles and cans, plus boutique wines and cocktails. Specialty menu items include Lobster Fondue, “Peruvian style” Shrimp & Crab Ceviche, Fresh Fish of the Day cooked your way, and very share-able Chowder Fries. Jim Walker and Louie Feinstein took over the formerly named House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer on November 1st from Casa Resorts, who wanted to concentrate on their hotel properties. 540 South Coast Highway #200 | Laguna Beach | 949.715.4500 | www.bigfishtavernlaguna.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 unique studios and boutiques. 577 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.1956 | www.thecliffrestaurant.com
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
Mozambique Restaurant and Coastal Lounge brings the tastes and smells from the beaches of Mozambique to Laguna Beach – creating an unforgettable experience that is exotic and yet close to heart
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 youâ€™re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, The Cliff has it all with a panoramic view of the ocean situated in the quaint Laguna Village artist community. The Cliff Restaurant | 577 South Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.494.1956 | www.thecliffrestaurant.com
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Roasted scallops at Selanne Steak Tavern, Laguna Beach
SPLASHES at Surf and Sand Resort
Perched above the sandy shoreline, Splashes Restaurant embodies California-chic 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
Tommy Bahama Bar & Grill and home. Whether you are coming for Peri-Peri Prawns on the patio, or an unforgettable steak in one of their various dining rooms, you will always leave wanting to come back for more. 1740 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.7777 | www.mozambiqueoc.com
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. 360 Cliff Drive | Laguna Beach | 949.497.5434 | www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com
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 Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.497.2446 | www.rooftoplagunabeach.com
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sapphire Laguna is characterized by its distinctive international style and cornerstone of the 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
Selanne Steak Tavern
Owned by hockey legend Teemu Selanne and his local business partner Kevin Pratt, Selanne Steak Tavern, located in Laguna Beach, is a contemporary upscale steak house and tavern – serving American fare and libations in a newly converted building that was once a beach cottage built in 1934. 1464 South Pacifc Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.9881 | www.selannesteaktavern.com
Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, steps from the sand of Main Beach, Tommy Bahama Bar & Grill serves an island-inspired 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. 400 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.6886 | www.tommybahama.com
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 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. 30801 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.6420 | www.studiolagunabeach.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
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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.
Salt Creek Grille
448 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.6272 | www.watermarcrestuarant.com
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
On a clear day, the view from Chart House Dana Point extends 50 miles down the Southern California Coast all the way to La Jolla. Seated atop the majestic bluffs overlooking the Dana Point Harbor and the pristine azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, Chart House is one of the most romantic restaurants in Dana Point, year round. 34442 Street of the Green Lantern | Dana Point | 949.493.1183 | www.chart-house.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, pasture-raised 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. 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point | 949.240.2000 | www.ritzcarlton.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 oneof-a-kind dining experience, including modern American cuisine that features seasonal ingredients and contemporary twists on classic tavern dishes.Mina’s philosophy on cooking is his philosophy on life: create balance and harmony. 1 Monarch Beach Resort | Dana Point | 949.234.3318 | www.stregismb.com/ stonehill-tavern
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. 25135 Park Lantern | Dana Point | 949.487.7555 | www.thevuerestaurant.com
Harpoon Henry’s Seafood Restaurant
Harpoon Henry is proud to offer the latest in California Beach Cuisine. They are located on the water in the Dana Point Harbor and offer their guests a spectacular waterfront view from both the dining room and their harborside outdoor patio. For 39 years Harpoon Henry’s have provided the best in service, ambiance, and cuisine. 34555 Golden Lantern Street | Dana Point | 949.493.2933 | www.windandsearestaurants.com
COSTA MESA 118 Degrees
Jenny Ross’ raw-foods restaurant is a hit among veggie-lovers and carnivores alike, thanks to delectable concoctions like the 100 percent vegan pumpkin seed cheese with avocado and mango. They serve nothing but the freshest gourmet living cuisine. All of their menu items are lovingly prepared by hand daily using local
organic produce wherever possible. 2981 Bristol Suite B5 | Costa Mesa | 714.754.0718 | www.118degrees.com
A California-Asian food concept with emphasis on Vietnamese herbs and spices, tailored for diners from all around the world. AnQi is committed to using fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients, in both the dishes and their cocktails. The culinary tradition here is “tapa-style,” with each dish intended to share. Chef Helene An’s claim to fame is her roasted crab that’s prepared in a secret kitchen and offered only on Tuesday nights. Lunch and dinner daily. 3333 South Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 714.557.5679 | www.anqibistro.com
This East Coast steak and seafood restaurant comes with all of the classic cuts, and their fresh seafood is flown in daily. Dine in the elegant dining room, or choose the comfortable outdoor terrace. Dry-aged steaks, creative seafood dishes, and an award-winning wine list are all sure to please. Lunch and dinner daily. South Coast Plaza, 3333 South Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 714.434.7900 | www.marche.moderne.net
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. Our fave? The antioxidant orchard salad with grapes, apples, celery, cranberries, walnuts and blue cheese. 234 East 17th Street | Costa Mesa | 949.200.3950 | www.greenleafchopshop.com
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21 Oceanfront is the ultimate location for dining in Newport Beach. Reminiscent of a grand, turnof-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. 21 Oceanfront Restaurant is recognized as being the most romantic restaurant in Orange County and the best place to watch the sunset. Donâ€™t miss this amazing dining experience. Complimentary Transportation for groups of 8 or more (based on availability.) 2 1 0 0 We s t O c e a n f r o n t | N e w p o r t B e a c h | 9 4 9 .6 7 3 . 2 1 0 0 | w w w. 2 1 o c e a n f r o n t . c o m
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diner serves up eclectic menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner dining, including the following favorites: huevos rancheros, a breakfast salad, a breakfast BLTA, and lemon Mascarpone French toast. For dinner you can try truffle mac & cheese, warm curry chicken salad, or the signature truffle fries. 1802 Newport Blvd | Costa Mesa | 949.650.2469 | www.eatchownow.com
Fireside offers a welcoming environment for travelers and locals alike, serving contemporary American cuisine, craft beer, cocktails and wine. The chic tavern has a comfortable lounge, dining room and fireside patio that treat diners to a new O.C. dining experience, with daily happy hour specials. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa, 3131 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 714.913.9061 | www.firesidetavern.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. Our fave? The antioxidant orchard salad with grapes, apples, celery, cranberries, walnuts and blue cheese. 234 East 17th Street | Costa Mesa | 949.200.3950 | www.greenleafchopshop.com
This local eatery offers a dark & romantic setting for classic chophouse fare plus Sinatra-themed nights. La Cave also offers private dining with a nostalgic and intimate atmosphere. Whether you are planning a social or corporate event, La Cave can accommodate your needs. 1695 Irvine Avenue | Costa Mesa | 949.646.7944 | www.lacaverestaurant.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. Warm, minimalist interiors create an ideal backdrop for artful presentations serving up exceptional, modern American dishes with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Perfect for pre-theater dining or a special night out. 615 Town Center Drive | Costa Mesa | 714.429.7640 | www.patinagroup.com
Mastro’s is consistently hailed by diners and critics alike as “masterful,” “highend,” 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.
seasonal specials sourced locally with naturally raised meats and poultry. The roadhouse style bar at Memphis offers both classic call and crafted cocktails as well a carefully curated beer and wine list. 2920 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 714.432.7685 | www.memphiscafe.com
Scott’s Restaurant and Bar
Known for its delectable seafood selection that’s classically prepared and perfected, but also offering top-of-the-line USDAprime, aged steaks, Scott’s provides the highest quality ingredients through responsible sourcing and practices, using local farmers and sustainable fisheries. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Saturday and Sunday. 3300 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa | 714.979.2400 | www.scottsrestaurantandbar.com
633 Anton Blvd | Costa Mesa | 714.546.7405 | www.mastrosrestaurants.com
Mesa attracts a chic Orange County crowd with adventurous small-plate cuisine and creative cocktails in a modern lounge atmosphere. With unique architecture including an open-air retractable roof and fireplace, Mesa is reminiscent of a stylish westside Los Angeles nightclub. The roof opens when the weather is good- providing a view of the stars. 725 Baker Street | Costa Mesa | 714.557.6700 | www.mesacostamesa.com
Memphis Café is a Costa Mesa neighborhood mainstay in the heart of the SOBECA district. Classically trained chef and co-founder Diego Velasco has created a distinctive gourmet interpretation of Southern home-style cooking with signature dishes such as the smoky gumbo and pulled pork, ethereal buttermilk fried chicken, savory seafood jambalaya and
SOCIAL Costa Mesa
SOCIAL Costa Mesa is a chef and ingredient-focused, new-American inspired restaurant, offering a thoughtfully curated dinner menu with classic Southern dishes made with fresh California ingredients. SOCIAL also serves late-night bites and weekend brunch. In addition to the food, the all-star mixologist team is creating one-of-a-kind craft cocktails using only housemade syrups, cordials and bitters. 512 W 19th Street | Costa Mesa | 949.642.2425 | www.socialcostamesa.com
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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, located in Hotel Huntington Beach, features fresh, coastal, California cuisine with South American and Pacific Rim influences. Friendly, professional service and elegant plate presentations complete the dining experience. 7667 Center Avenue | Huntington Beach | 714.891.0123 | www.hotelhb.com
Sandy’s Beach Grill
Celebrate the beach lifestyle and be a part of the vibrant scene on the sand at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier. The casual restaurant and bar is the perfect place to gather with friends and family to share a true Southern California coastal dining experience complete with dramatic beach and ocean views and cuisine inspired by the region. The extensive lunch and dinner menus offer something for everyone: fresh seafood, premium steaks, an array of appetizers, as well as wood-fired pizzas and flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches and salads. A diverse collection of craft beers and wines by the glass complements the menus. 315 Pacific Coast Highway | Huntington Beach | 714.374.7273 | www.sandyshb.com
New to Surf City, the Mexican restaurant offers a more casual approach to Mexican cuisine. Diners will feast on inventive dishes and classic creations (tacos, carne asada, ancho chile chicken and woodgrilled wild fish, to name a few) crafted simply with seasonal ingredients, all in a 150-seat space that reflects the region’s rustic charm.
7631 Edinger Ave, Suite 1508 | Huntington Beach | 714.894.2792 | www.solitatacos.com
Sushi on Fire
The Sushi on Fire concept is simple one – you will come across a casually elegant atmosphere with modern style décor, people smiling, outstanding chefs and friendly staff. Sushi on Fire is committed to satisfying their customers with the best quality, fresh delicious sushi dishes, and excellent service. This popular sushi joint is just a few steps from the beach on beautiful Main Street.
freshest flavors of the farm. The seasonally-driven menu showcases the freshest produce in season, as nature intended. The Ranch has a farm-to-table emphasis, with fresh organically grown fruits and vegetables from their own ranch in the Santa Ana Mountains. Live country music and dinner nightly. 1025 East Ball Road | Anaheim | 714.817.4200 | www.theranch.com
301 Main Street #103 | Huntington Beach | 714.374.8885 | www.sushionfire.com
ANAHEIM/SANTA ANA Antonello Ristorante & Enoteca Lounge
Highly rated in the Zagat Guide for many years, Antonello Ristorante captures Old World authenticity with an emphasis on fresh, organic ingredients and an ample variety of exceptional fish, poultry, veal and beef entrees. Upon entering the beautifully appointed dining room, guests know they are in for an unforgettable dining experience. Antonello also is renowned for its dedicated wait staff who have earned rave reviews for their impeccable service. 3800 South Plaza Drive | Santa Ana | 714.751.7153 | www.antonello.com
Morton’s The Steakhouse
If you’re looking for an amazing steak, look no further. Morton’s serves USDAprime beef that’s been aged for 23-28 days and custom-cut per Morton’s specifications. Morton’s isn’t just a top-tier steakhouse; they do offer other great choices of crab cakes, fish and large side-dishes as well. Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner nightly. 1641 West Sunflower Avenue | 714.444.4834 | www.mortons.com
The Ranch Restaurant
The Ranch features true American regional cuisine, cooking from scratch with the finest ingredients possible to capture the rustic style of wine country and the
Towne Park at Rancho Las Lomas, Silverado
The history of Towne Park Brew Company would be incomplete without the pioneering dreamers who own it, operate it and are passionate about making craft beer. Better yet, to make our own little towne, Rancho Las Lomas, brimming with beautiful ladies from all different spices of life. From blondes to redheads to brunettes and more, we’ve envisioned these sassy gals and their stories with a gunslinger’s attitude at the Towne’s heart and soul. Founded in 2014 on these historic and beautiful grounds, the spirit of the operation is located along Rancho’s infamous Towne Park Circle. With judges and sheriffs, outlaws and the well oiled, Towne Park Brew has made its home among family and friends with one thing in common . . . Great beer!
19191 Lawrence Canyon | Silverado | 949.888.3080 | www.rancholaslomas.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.
CUCINA enoteca, Newport Beach. Photograph by Zack Benson
GREAT ROOM SOCIAL LOUNGE
location draws inspiration from a bohemian garden, manifesting a light and airy palette with pops of vibrant floral patterns and earthy cozy fireplace—the perfect relaxing atmosphere to enjoy handcrafted specialty cocktails, hard-to-find Italian artisan beers, or a fine varietal from the wine shop. THE HOURS | Monday-Friday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm THE DRINKS | $4 Beers $7 Wines $6 Cocktails $6 Sangria THE FOOD | Small Plates $5 - $15
plus Fashion Trunk Shows and Boutique Art Exhibits on select dates. THE HOURS | Monday & Tuesday 3–10 pm, Wednesday & Sunday Noon–10 pm and Thursday–Saturday Noon–Midnight, Live DJ Music Thursday–Saturday starting at 8 pm THE DRINKS | Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass for just $5 from 5 to 7 p.m. every day. Purchase a Prosecco Mimosa, and your second Mimosa is on Pelican Hill. THE FOOD | Chef Marco’s most popular small bites include ahi tuna tartare tacos and seasonal gelato and sorbet tartlets.
THE SCENE | The interior design at CUCINA’s Newport Beach
Fashion Island | 951 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.706.1416 | www.cucinaenoteca.com
THE SCENE | Join us for music, beverage specials and small bites,
22701 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 855.467.6800 | www.pelicanhill.com
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.
seating and large patio overlooking the Newport bay creates the perfect post-work day atmosphere. THE HOURS | Daily, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm THE DRINKS | “Beat the Clock” draft beers and wines, $4 from 4-5 pm, $5 from 5-6 pm, $6 from 6-7 pm THE FOOD | “Beat the Clock” select shared plates, $4 from 4-5 pm, $5 from 5-6 pm, $6 from 6-7 pm
THE SCENE | Port Restaurant and Bar offers global cuisine in an
THE SCENE | The Gastropub’s horseshoe-shaped bar, communal
440 Heliotrope Avenue | Corona Del Mar | 949.723.9685 | www.portcdm.com
2441 East Pacific Coast Highway | Corona del Mar | 949.673.6585 | www.thebungalowrestaurant.com
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.
available Monday through Friday. Favorites included grill lime chicken salad, the Bungalow beef dip, salmon wraps and mediterranean chicken salad.The cocktail lounge features specialty martinis, presented in our chilled, oversize martini glasses, in addition to our premium full service cocktail lounge. THE HOURS | Daily, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm THE DRINKS | “Beat the Clock” draft beers and wines, $4 from 4-5 pm, $5 from 5-6 pm, $6 from 6-7 pm THE FOOD | “Beat the Clock” select shared plates, $4 from 4-5 pm, $5 from 5-6 pm, $6 from 6-7 pm
THE SCENE | This has been a locals’ spot for years and there’s a
3010 Lafayette Road | Newport Beach | 949.566.0060 | www.cannerynewport.com
PELICAN GRILL LOUNGE NAPA-INSPIRED CALIFORNIA CUISINE
THE SCENE | Enjoy ocean and golf course views from the
oceanview terrace just off the relaxed yet upscale bar, with two 9-foot televisions for sports viewing and live music Thursday through Saturday nights. THE HOURS | 11:00 am - 11 pm daily, Live Music Thursday– Saturday starting at 8 pm. THE DRINKS | California wines, craft beers, fine spirits and creative cocktails are made just the way you like. THE FOOD | Savor Chef Luke’s seasonally inspired seafood, grilled meats, wood oven pizzas, pizzas and artisan sandwiches for lunch, dinner and late night lounge dining. 22800 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 855.467.6800 | www. pelicangrillnb.com
CANALETTO BY IL FORNAIO ITALIAN
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. THE FOOD | Select appetizers and pizza for $5. 545 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.640.0900 | www.ilfornaio.com
THE SCENE | The Bungalow recently introduced lunch service
1221 W Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.630.4285 | www.anchorsandoceans.com
76 | WELLNESS
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 décor, sparkling pools and lavish lounges. With the perfect blend of relaxation, replenishment and invigoration, these spas are rubbing spa-goers the right way. Newport Beach MedSpa
At Newport Beach Med spa presents the latest skin care therapies that can slow down the appearance of aging and restore that youthful glow. Our medical staff and estheticians are our most valued assets. Trained in a culture of warmth, friendliness, and customer service, together they can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals. Newport Beach MedSpa offers a variety of aesthetic and cosmetic enhancement procedures. Total face and overall enhancement procedures are available to assist in realizing the full beauty potential of each client. 2131 Westcliff Drive | Newport Beach | 949.631.2800 | 4341 Birch Street #101 | Newport Beach | 949.756.8633 | www.newportbeachmedspa.com
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 cosmedical procedures such as botox, dermal fillers and laser treatments, 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 3993 Portola Parkway | Irvine | 714.730.7767 | www.salonbellagio.com
The Hydration Room
The first of its kind in Orange County, this wellness clinic specializes in customized IV therapy and vitamin injections to promote health from the inside out. Whether patients are suffering from the flu, exhausted from jet lag, battling painful headaches, or waking up from a long night of over-indulgence, Dr. Brett Florie, DO, MD and Dr. Liz Bales, MD (The Hydration Room founders) provide therapies that leave clients feeling refreshed and renewed. 404 Westminster Avenue, Suite 4 | Newport Beach | 949.650.0866 | www.thehydrationroom.com
Pure Blue Spa at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
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. 900 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.640.4000 | www.purebluspa.com
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel
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. One Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point | 949.240.2000 | www.ritzcarlton.com
Aquaterra Spa at Surf and Sand Resort
Aquaterra Spa has eight indulgent treatment rooms, an ocean view couples room, a cozy nail nook with pedicure and manicure tables. An intimate coed relaxation area with a fireplace, refreshments, and indoor and outdoor seating is also on premises. 1555 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.376.2772| www.surfandsandresort.com
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. 690 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.759.0808 | www.islandhotel.com/Spa
Spa at Balboa Bay Resort
The waterfront resort offers the ultimate escape for health and relaxation. Specializing in massages, facials and body scrubs, The Spa at Balboa Bay Resort features nine treatment rooms, hot whirlpools, a eucalyptus-infused steam room and dry sauna. Newport spa guests also have access to their premier fitness center and Bayside Salon, a full-service nail and hair salon, allowing guests to feel completely refreshed and renewed. 1221 W Pacific Coast Highway | Newport Beach | 949.645.5000 | www.balboabayclub.com
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. Every Skin Laundry treatment leaves skin deep cleaned and toned. 123 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach | 949.706.7203 | www.skinlaundry.com
The Spa at Pelican Hill
Newport Beach’s only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Spa tailors each guest’s experience to personal intentions of relaxing, renewing and invigorating. With its dramatic 28-foot-high Palladian rotunda, wall of flowing water, 22 private treatment rooms, steam rooms, saunas and saltwater Roman soaking tubs, the 23,000-square-foot Spa offers daily guided beach walks, wellness retreats, more than 25 complimentary fitness classes weekly, a private Spa Suite, a full-service salon, fitness center, boutique and a mindful spa cuisine menu. 22701 Pelican Hill Road South | Newport Coast | 855.467.6800 | www.pelicanhill.com/spa
The Spa at Laguna Cliffs
Ultimate relaxation awaits you at The Spa at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, boasting scenic views of the historical city of Dana Point. The Laguna Cliffs spa is one of the best with a passion for delivering results-oriented treatments using highquality products. Services, treatments and amenities include: body scrub, body wrap, couple’s massage, eye treatment, facials, fitness counseling, lip treatments, massage
lessons, massages, spa restaurant, steam room and waxing.
3333 Bristol Street, 4th Floor | Costa Mesa | 714.850.2570 | www.shop.nordstrom.com
25135 Park Lantern | Dana Point| 866.526.7772 | www.lagunacliffs.com
Sweet Skin Studio
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. 30801 South Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.715.6000 | www.spamontage.com/lagunabeach
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.
Specializing in skin services including waxing and facials, this small spa is tucked down a quiet street in the heart of Corona del Mar. Sweet Studio is known for having the most talented and passionate sugaring hair removal professionals in Newport Beach. 436 Heliotrope Avenue, Suite 1B | Corona Del Mar | 949.673.6259 | www.sweetskinstudiocdm.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-of-the-line services. Services include massage treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures, body wraps and polishes, hydrotherapy, mother-to-be program, sunless tanning and more. 200 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100 | Newport Beach | 949.644.6672 | www. spagregories.com
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yoga 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.
Ra believes yoga is a transformative journey, not just a physical practice, but an opportunity to find your own authentic light. Ra is an ancient Egyptian sun god; Patron of the sun, warmth, growth, creative power, and light. Ra’s community is rooted in this spirit. 3077 Bristol Sreet, Suite A | Costa Mesa | 714.708.3060 | www.rayoga.com
Yoga Shakti Wellness Center & Boutique in Huntintgon Beach and Irvine has been serving the community since 2002 with a unique range of wellness solutions rooted in the ancient traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda. 4249 Campus Drive Ste B140 | Irvine | 949.856.9642 | 19730 Beach Blvd | Huntington Beach | 714.968.9093 | www.yogashaktistudio.com
BIKRAM YOGA IRVINE
Bikram Yoga is a trademarked sequence of 26 hatha yoga postures developed by Bikram Choudhury. This specific sequence systematically works every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, arteries, veins, ligaments, and muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. 680 Roosevelt | Irvine | 949.748.7780 | www.bikramyogairvine.com
2711 East Coast Hwy, Suite 102 | Corona Del Mar | 949.723.5228 | www.jabulaniyoga.com
1200 Bison Ave nue C-1 | Newport Beach | 949.706.9642 | www. radianthotyoga.com
Jabulani Yoga is a collaboration of yoga professionals bringing their best into the world. They are connected and working together to bring yoga to the community through individual work and collective collaboration.
Radiant Hot Yoga brings out your best by helping you create a healthy body, clear mind and joyful spirit. Radiant Hot Yoga is the combination of traditional hot yoga with vinyasa power flow; hot yoga is a set of static postures, while vinyasa is movement connected to breath.
BIKE TO THE BEAT
The spinning cult, which many claim started in New York, has taken over the west coast and made its way to Orange County. Gyms are no longer holding traditional spin classes as many studios have begun incorporating weights into their workout regimes. As more studios have started popping up all over the coast, the competition to offer the best ride is increasing. We have hopped on countless bikes and spun our little hearts out to bring you the best spin studios in The OC.
Orange County’s premier boutique cycling studio has created a unique fitness community deep in the heart of Costa Mesa. Our high-energy cycling classes take place within the club-like “Saddle Room,” where riders torch calories by incorporating upper body resistance training into beat-based movement, resulting in an insanely intense, fun full-body workout. Single Class: 45 minutes, $22 1731 Santa Ana Avenue | Costa Mesa | 949.631.4748 | www.gritcycle.com
Head here for a fun and high-energy workout. The concept behind bike2thebeat is to mesh an instructor with a DJ spinning the latest tunes while you spin to the beat. Expect loud, heart pumping music through the full hour class. Single Class: 60 mins, $20 2030 Quail Street | Newport Beach | 949.351.6964 | www.bike2thebeat.com
The instructors at Rhythm Ride are focused on providing an energetic atmosphere where each ride is choreographed to the beat. Offering two different classes, Rhythm Ride is your standard ride whereas Rhythm Ripped incorporates hand weights into the routine for a full-body workout. Single Class: 60 mins, $20 1100 S Pacifc Coast Highway, Ste 209A | Laguna Beach | 949.494.4554 | www.rhythmride.com
After the SoulCycle cult swept the East Coast and then Los Angeles, a studio has finally opened in Orange County. The full-body workout, which incorporates weights into the routine is more than just a normal ride, is perfect for those seeking the ultimate exercise fad in what the company describes as a joyful, community-based experience. Single class: 45 mins, $30 401 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1177 | Newport Beach | 949.759.7685 | www.soul-cycle.com
DORYMAN’S INN OCEANFR ONT NEWP ORT BEACH HOTEL
If you are looking for a Newport Beach hotel that is on the beach, then the Doryman’s Inn Hotel is your first and only choice. Not to say that there are not other hotel choices in Newport Beach or Orange County, but Doryman’s is a boutique hotel for a unique stay. Like no other Newport Beach hotels, the Doryman’s Inn Hotel expresses the intrigue of briefly encountering the glamour of a past era. This unique Newport hotel, has ten specially crafted rooms to relax with the romantic influences of classic Victorian designs. Continental breakfast is complimentary, and a roof terrace offers panoramic views of Newport Beach and the Pacific coastline. There’s also an elegant fine-dining steak and seafood restaurant overlooking the ocean. 2 1 0 2 We s t O c e a n f r o n t | N e w p o r t B e a c h | 9 4 9.6 75 .73 0 0 | w w w.d o r y m a n s i n n .c o m