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12 NEIGHBORHOODS Six jeweled communities, each with its own distinct personality, sparkle on the storybook coastline of Orange County.

16 OUT & ABOUT This insider’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 art exhibitions to area performing arts.

24 CULTURAL Take a closer look at the impressive local artists, art galleries and museums available here in Southern California.

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

36 EAT & DRINK Check out our complete dining guide to discover “Where’s the Beef” at our favorite, local steakhouses, stellar dining with waterfront views, farm to fork with locally sourced ingredients, alfresco bistros, memorable bar bites and where to catch the perfect sunsets.

54 READY, SET, JET Jet Chartering App Stratajet brings private aviation to the mainstream traveler.

58 TRAVEL

Escape to Dubai’s Al Habtoor City for the ultimate in luxury. Retreat to Palm Springs. Discover Sun Valley, from luxurious indulgences to simple pleasures. Explore Tahiti, a pristine gem in the South Pacific. Experience the diversity of LA’s neighborhoods while discovering its vibrant cultural arts. Checking in: V Palm Springs, Puerto Vallarta Beach Club and Villa Bahia

82 WELLNESS Rejuvenate and invigorate with our guide to the best health and wellness spots.

ON THE COVER Soneva Jani Room with a view. Photograph by Richard Waite


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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

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elcome to our Winter Travel Issue! Now is the perfect time to venture out and enjoy what other alluring places have to offer. You’ll encounter fewer crowds, great travel deals, and the memories you make will lure your return. To get you to your destination in luxurious comfort, book your flight via Stratajet, a private jet chartering app that now makes private aviation affordable to mainstream travelers. (page 54) Experience a new standard of luxury at The Al Habtoor Polo & Resort Club, a fivestar equestrian haven in DubaiLand. Designed in Andalusian style, experience the St. Regis Dubai hotel, four world-class polo fields, state-of-the-art stables and more than 120 contemporary high-end villas. During your stay, compete in the ancient sport of kings. (page 58) Closer to home, Greater Palm Springs offers small-town charm, pampering amenities and diverse attractions. (page 62) Sun Valley, Idaho is beckoning as it has since 1936 to countless celebrities, extreme sports enthusiasts and those looking for a place to renew. (page 68) Our cover story exudes bliss: Soneva Jani in the Maldives opened in November 2016. Situated on a 150-acre island inside a 3.5 private-mile lagoon, it features overwater villas with retractable roofs, waterslides to the lagoon below and five gourmet restaurants. Get ready to take life a little slower. (page 72) Checking in to the resort of your dreams? Be transported to the desert vibe at the V Palm Springs. Nestled at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, this 140-room hotel boasts two pools (one salt water), spacious in-room spa Jacuzzis, and a dream catcher swing where guests can enjoy a glass of wine and magnificent sunsets. The Soltice Restaurant and Lounge features farm to fork cuisine. (page 76) Puerto Vallarta Beach Club offers 5-star personalized attention to every guest. The Beach Club and adjacent Villa Verano on Los Muertos Beach has commanding vistas of Puerto Vallarta. (page 78) On the South Bay of Puerto Vallarta, the 10,000-square-foot Villa Bahia provides luxe four- and five-bedroom oceanfront villas. With a four-star dinner menu and concierge booking services, you may never want to check out. (page 80) Upon your return to sunny Southern California, enjoy a night out at an outstanding local steakhouse. Here are some of our favorite recommendations. (page 36) We hope you enjoy your stay in Orange County, and visit some of the locales we feature in this issue.

JENNIFER LARSEN

Executive Editor/Publisher

MEGAN KEOUGH Creative Director Megan Keough is a Oregon 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.

LYDIA KREMER Writer Lydia Kremer is a widelypublished Palm Springs-based freelance writer and publicist. She writes on a wide range of topics--architecture, design, people, art, culture, and travel. She is also the author of a Palm Springs travel guide, 100 Things to Do in Palm Springs Before You Die published recently by Reedy Press. See Lydia’s travel stories on Palm Springs and Sun Valley beginning on page 62.

ROB HALLSTROM Writer Rob is the founder of 714 Media, an Orange County-based public relations and marketing agency which focuses its services within the restaurant and hospitality industry, as well as luxury automotive and motosports industries. Prior to founding 714 Media in 2007, Rob spent 17 years in various positions at TEN: The Enthusiast Network working with a number of automotive publications including serving as Associate Publisher at European Car Magazine. See Rob’s feature story on Strata Jet App beginning on page 54.


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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.


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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.


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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.

NEWPORT BEACH

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. 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.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

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.

DANA POINT

Oft-deemed the most romantic city on the California coast, Dana Point sparkles with breathtaking views of the Pacific, glorious spas, and top-rated 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.

ANAHEIM

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 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 100,000item 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.


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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 art exhibitions to area performing arts.


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WAVES 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 morn-

Beach Access: Ocean Boulevard, Newport Beach

Newport Pier

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

The Wedge

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

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 year-round, though rangers advise exploration of these during winter, when lower tides present clearer views of the aquatic life. Carved into the park’s ridges and canyons are more than 23 miles of mountain-biking, 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


Shaw’s Cove

This picturesque cove has tidepools 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

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

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

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

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

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 Beach

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 nonprofit organization that works to preserve access to the beach for dogs and to keep the beach clean and safe. Huntington Dog Beach is considered doggy-heaven by most visitors. Dogs come from all over the world to play in the sand and

splash in the surf. Beach Access: Pacific Coast Highway between Seapoint Avenue and 21st Street, Huntington Beach

DANA POINT Dana Point Harbor Baby Beach

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

Doheny State Beach

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

Salt Creek Beach

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


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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. 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. 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

Hike 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 3 to 5 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

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. 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 1000foot 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, 949.584.6753

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

The Salt Creek Greenway Trail

The Salt Creek Trail provides a nice mid-week 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. There are three major arteries that the trail passes under, Niguel Road, Camino del Avion and Pacific Coast Highway. Remember to head down and through the tunnel, then keep paralleling the creek through the valley. It’s a moderate hike that takes about two hours and has gently rolling inclines. Once you reach the beach, you can stop and enjoy the views, or extend your hike with a beach walk. Your best bet is to head south, and you can walk all the way to the Dana Point. Hike Access: 33333 S Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.923.2235


Golf From the stunning ocean views along the coast to the inland rolling terrain surrounded by rugged hillsides, Orange County offers the most diverse golf courses in California. Photograph courtesy of PELICAN HILL

Pelican Hill Golf Club

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this November, the 18-hole Faziodesigned Ocean North and Ocean South courses consistently rank in prestigious annual lists published by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Golfweek and LINKS Magazine. Open to the public, the oceanview Golf Club features a luxurious 44,000-square-foot clubhouse with men’s and women’s locker rooms and lounges, Pelican Hill Golf Academy, the acclaimed Pelican Grill and lounge, an Italian coffee bar, a golf shop, professional forecaddie services, custom Nike practice balls and a full-service practice facility. Pelican Hill Golf Club, 22800 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 855.467.6800, www.golfpelicanhill.com

Monarch Beach Golf Links

Nestled along the Pacific Ocean is a 6601 yard, par 70 championship course by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Named the “Top 100 Golf Shops in the County” the 1200 square-foot

pro shop has a wide variety of golf apparel and resort wear featuring name brands such as Tommy Bahama, Ashworth, Greg Norman, Byron Nelson, Sigrid Olsen and EP Pro to name a few. Monarch Beach Golf Links, 50 Monarch Beach Resort Drive North, Dana Point, 949.248.3001, www.monarchbeachgolf.com

Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

to the OC. This 6950 yard, par 72 course presents a different Southern California look with its Augusta white sand bunkers, dramatic scenery and cool ocean breezes. Telega Golf Club, 990 Avenida Talega, San Clemente, 949.369.6226, www.talegagolfclub.com

Strawberry Farms Golf Course

Orange County’s newest golf course is set amidst the Ladera Open Space Reserve offering views of Trabuco Creek. A par 72, 7011 yard course set on 240 acres, Arroyo Trabuco delivers an unforgettable experience equal to the finest high-end clubs.

Opened in 1997 and designed by James W. Lipe Jr., this par 71 encompassing 6700 yards features Orange County’s longest hole, a 630 yard uphill par 5. This course combines the rural beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area with the challenge of true championship golf.

Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, 26772 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.305.5100, www.arroyotrabuco.com

Strawberry Farms Golf Course, 11 Strawberry Farms Road, Irvine, 949.551.1811, www.strawberryfarmsgolf.com

Talega Golf Club

Just three miles from the Pacific Ocean is another recent addition

Black Gold Golf Club

One of Orange County’s favorite public golf course is Black Gold Golf Club located in Yorba Linda.

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

Anaheim Hills Golf Course

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


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DUFFY ELECTRIC BOAT OF NEWPORT BEACH

Renting a Duffy electric boat is the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon or evening with your friends and loved ones, silently cruising Newport Bay. All of the Duffy Electric Boats can accommodate 10 people comfortably (children of all ages included) 12 maximum. Each boat has a full canopy top, full window enclosures, and a CD player with iPod hookup. Newport Harbor has several great places to tie up and dine. You can also bring your own assortment of food and beverages on board. For more information please call 949.645.6812 or visit www.duffyofnewportbeach.com.

PACIFIC MARINE MAMMAL CENTER

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates and releases marine mammals and inspires ocean stewardship through research, education and collaboration. Unlike whales and dolphins, seals and sea lions don’t have to remain in water in order to survive. The animals beach themselves to be warm and dry when feeling ill. They seek rest on land for a variety of reasons and are not always in need of intervention. PMMC is trained to recognize animals suffering from infections, malnourishment, pneumonia, gill net strangulation, etc. which can harm an animal’s chance for survival. During the course of rehabilitation, animals require a variety of treatments such as administration of antibiotics and subcutaneous fluids, tube feeding, force feeding, wound care, etc. Once an animal has gained an optimal weight and is competing for food, it’s ready for release. PMMC offers a variety of exciting educational programming including live animal viewings, multimedia presentations, hands-on activities, and more for a variety of age groups. All programs align with Next Generation Science Standards & Core Ideas. Plan your visit to learn how you can help. For more information please call 949.494.3050 or visit www.pacificmmc.org.

HUNTINGTON BEACH FIRE RINGS

On most evenings in Huntington Beach you can smell the wood burning at Huntington beaches. All have rings offered for free use on a first come first serve basis. The camp-like tradition lives on from generation to generation in this time honored celebration that brings families, friends and business associates together in a circle, huddled around the warm glowing flames to fend off the chilled night air of the Pacific Ocean. While evenings in Huntington Beach seldom reach below 55 degrees and the average temperature is around 62 degrees, the ocean sometimes creates a misty atmosphere that, along with the soft winds, creates a chill. For more information please call 714.377.9422 or visit www.parks.ca.gov.


BOATING, FISHING Hornblower Cruises & Events & WHALE WATCHING Hornblower Cruises & Events Bongos Fishing Charters

Sport fishing excursions to Catalina, San Clemente Island or open ocean, plus cruises and whale watching. 400 Main Street,Newport Beach, 949.673.2810, www.bongossportfishing.com

Classic Yacht Excursions

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

Newport Coast Yacht Management

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

Newport Beach Whale Watching Newport Landing offers whale watching tours year-round.

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

CONNECT TO NATURE Environmental Nature Center Features fifteen native California ecosystems. An educational center where you can touch and investigate a seasonal butterfly habitat. 1601 E 16th Street, Newport Beach, 949.645.8489, www.encenter.com

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, Irvine, 714.698.5710, www.surfingwalkoffame.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

Urban Forest California native plants and trees and low water flora with wide walking and equestrian trails. North of Ellis Avenue between Goldenwest Street & Edwards Street, www.hbtrees.org

Newport Beach Winery Private wine tastings, charity events, rehearsal dinners and wine education dinners. 2128 Mesa Drive, Newport Beach, 949.630.8662, www.NBWine.com

DOWNTOWN OC

Rockreation

Balboa Fun Zone

Indoor climbing facility with instruction at all levels.

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

1300 Logan Avenue, Costa Mesa, 714.556.7625, www.rockreation.com

600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, www.thebalboafunzone.com

Sky High Sports

Discovery Cube

Fun center features 360 degrees of trampoline walls, free-bounce, dodgeball and AIRobics. 2970 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, 714.437.5867

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

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

Vans Off the Wall Skatepark & Jack’s Garage

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

Disneyland

ExplorOcean

Catalina Express

34675 Golden Lantern Street, Dana Point, 800.481.3470, www.catalinaexpress.com

One of the largest equestrian centers in southern California and just two miles from the beach.

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

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

309 Palm Street #A, Newport Beach, 949.675.0551, www.newportwhales.com

Year-round boat service to Catalina Island. Daily departures.

Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center

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

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


Cultural MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Pop Art Design is the first comprehensive exhibition examining the inspirations and cross-references between art and design that continue to shape our society today. It features a large number of important works by artists including Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and Richard Hamilton; juxtaposed with works by designers such as Charles Eames, George Nelson, Achille Castiglioni, and Ettore Sottsass; as well as extensive ephemera. With this variety of material, the exhibition demonstrates how design in the early 1950s anticipated later elements of Pop Art when both artists and designers explored the motifs of the emerging consumer society. Pop Art Design will be view January 7 through April 2, 2017 .

LAGUNA ART MUSEUM

For more information please call 949.759.1122 or visit www.ocma.net.

Laguna Art Museum is proud to announce The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-55 on view February 19 through May 29, 2017. Between 1945 and 1955, a fortunate group of students at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco studied under a faculty that included some of the great photographers of the age—Ansel Adams, Minor White, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, and Lisette Model. Many of the students went on to distinguished photographic careers themselves. Accompanied by a beautiful and informative book, the exhibition showcases about sixty choice examples of the work of teachers and students active at the CSFA during this remarkable midcentury period. For more information please call 949.494.8971 or visit www.lagunaartmuseum.org. ABOVE

Robert Hollingsworth San Francisco, CA, 1953 Courtesy of Steidl TOP RIGHT

Studio 65 Leonardo, 1969 Vitra Design Museum RIGHT

Andy Burgess Palm Springs, Under the Mountains 6 x 8 inches Oil on panel

SUE GREENWOOD FINE ART GALLERY

Sue Greenwood Fine Art is proud to present Andy Burgess — Modern Houses on display until February 15, 2017. Over the last 12 years, Andy Burgess has achieved recognition as an accomplished cityscape and urban scenes painter. He has enjoyed several solo exhibitions, and participated in many group exhibitions and art fares across Europe and the United States. For more information please call 949.494.0669 or visit www.suegreenwoodfineart.com.


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 their students’ 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

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

The 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 more than 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. DeBilzan Gallery, 224 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, 949.715.0405, www.debilzangallery.com

DAX Gallery

Aimed at increasing the cultural significance of inland Orange County and bringing greater awareness to its 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 Avenue, Costa Mesa, 714.957.1706, www.daxgallery.com

Sue Greenwood Fine Art 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 35 highly refined emerging, mid-career, and established artists who are predominately from the Western region of the United States. Sue Greenwood Fine Art, 330 N Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.494.0669, www.suegreenwoodfineart.com

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

Lu Martin Galleries

Housed in a large converted cottage on historic Gallery Row in North Laguna since 1988, Lu Martin Galleries features an interesting mix of contemporary and traditional paintings by local and international artists. Beautiful seascapes, Zen inspired landscapes, sophisticated abstracts, and ironic and iconic portraits painted on bullet casings are some of the highlights you’ll discover at this long established gallery. Lu Martin Galleries, 372 N Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8074, www.lumartingalleries.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. JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.510.5481, www.joanneartmangallery.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 KrollRoberts, 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

Lahaina Galleries

Lahaina Galleries flourished in Hawaii then expanded to Newport Beach, and is now one of the bestknown 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

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 avant-garde 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


Calendar of Events WINTER 2017

THE BEACH BOYS

In the pantheon of pop, few groups have enjoyed the success of The Beach Boys. Their close vocal harmonies and “Good Vibrations” conjure timeless memories of surf, sun and endless summers. Known for such irresistible chart-topping hits as “Surfin’,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Kokomo,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls,” these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are sure to please. March 3-4, 8 pm at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets from $45. For more information please call 714.755.5799 or visit www.pacificsymphony.org.

CANNON BATTLE SAILS ABOARD THE SPIRIT OF DANA POINT

NEWPORT BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK

Newport Beach Restaurant Week will take place January 16-29 showcasing Newport Beach as Orange County’s premier dining destination offering a wide variety of experiences. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fixe menus with lunches available for $10 - $25 and dinners $20 - $50. Takes place at restaurants throughout Newport Beach, www.dinenb.com.

The Spirit of Dana Point is back in action for an exciting mock cannon battle with visiting ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Enjoy blasting cannons, towering rigging, bustling decks and the magnificence of canvas full of wind. Work with the crew hauling up sail, or simply sit back and enjoy the spectacular demonstration of skill, knowledge and survival. January 14 from 1 to 4 pm. Tickets: Adults, $60; Seniors and Military, $50; Children, 12 and under (minimum age 4), $40. Ticket purchase includes admission to the Ocean Institute Education Center the day of the sail. For more information please call 949.496.2274 or visit www.ocean-institute.org.


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 and features a certified farmer’s market, live entertainment, food and merchant vendors, and children’s activities. 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, 714.733.3167, www.surfcitynights.com

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.

Gold Medalist Haochen Zhang, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. Tickets from $25. Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799, www.pacificsymphony.org

Anaheim Ducks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

January 17 | 7 pm | Watch Orange County’s NHL team battle the Tampa Bay Lightning on the ice. Tickets: $24 - $280 are available at the Honda Center Box Office and at www.ticketmaster.com. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, www.hondacenter.com

FIRST THURSDAYS ART WALK Matilda The Musical

Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, www.aquariumofpacific.org

January 17 - 29 | Based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl, this winner of 70 international awards including four Tony Awards® and seven Olivier Awards, is making its Orange County premiere. Tickets start at $29.

Chapatti

Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, Box office 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

January 11 - 29 | What do you get when you mix an Irish tale with 19 cats, one dog named after a pancake, and two eccentric animal lovers? Annabella Price and Mark Bramhall star in this humorous and heartwarming tale about two animal lovers in Dublin, and their unexpected spark as they rediscover the importance of human companionship. This secondchance comedy celebrates these unforgettable characters who still believe in love. Tickets range from $65 - $75. Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.ARTS (2787), www.lagunaplayhouse.com

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto

January 12-14 | 8 pm | January 15 | 3 pm | Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Van Cliburn

Meet artists in their galleries throughout Laguna Beach, and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvre receptions. Free to the public. Laguna Art Museum is open to visitors at no charge from 5 pm - 9 pm. Free shuttle service. February 2 and March 2, 2017 from 6 pm - 9 pm. For more information please call 949.494.8971 or visit www.firstthursdaysartwalk.org.

inspirational “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall , 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799, www.pacificsymphony.org

SoCal World Guitar Show

January 21 | 10 am - 5 pm | January 22 | 10 am - 4 pm | New, used, old and rare musical equipment swap meet with retail stores, vintage dealers, manufacturers, collectors, builders, appraisals and parts purveyors, plus clothing, books, guitars, amplifiers, banjos, mandolins, violins and more. Admission: $20; children 11 and younger are free. Parking: $8. OC Fair & Event Center at The Hangar, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.708.1500, 918.288.2222. www.amigoguitarshows.com

Chinese New Year Concert

January 28 | 8 pm | Usher in the Year of the Rooster with music and dance, culminating in the

Moby Dick

January 20 - February 19 | West Coast Premiere from the novel by Herman Melville. The power and the poetry of Melville’s colossal novel is transformed into a masterwork for the stage. Segerstrom Stage, South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, 714.708.5555, www.scr.org

First Thursdays Art Walk

February 2, March 2 | 6 pm - 9 pm | Meet artists in their galleries throughout Laguna Beach, and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvre receptions. Free to the public. Laguna Art Museum is open to visitors at no charge from 5 pm - 9 pm. Free shuttle service.

Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.494.8971, www.firstthursdaysartwalk.org

Surf City USA Marathon

February 5 | From Pacific Coast Highway to Central Park, the mostly flat course is perfect for new marathoners and is used by some as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Attracts thousands of runners and their families: In addition to the full marathon, there is a half marathon, a health & safety expo and a Beach Party Beer Garden. Takes place throughout Huntington Beach, for registration and additional information, visit www. runsurfcity.com.

15th Annual Laguna Beach Music Festival

February 8 - February 12 | 5:30 pm | Hosted by Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, out-


28 | CULTURAL

Honda Center Theater, 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, www.hondacenter.com

Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance

February 14 | 7:30 pm | America’s favorite dance show is going back on the road this winter, giving fans the opportunity to see the best dancers in the business perform live in Orange County. This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. Tickets start at $49.

RITA WILSON AND FRIENDS – LINER NOTES: SONGWRITERS, STORIES AND MUSIC

Rita Wilson brings her vocals and songwriting talents to the stage on February 10 at 7:30 pm. Special guests and notable songwriters include Billy Steinberg, Holly Knight and Desmond Child. Tickets start at $59. For more information please call 714.556.2787 or visit www.scfta.org.

standing classic and contemporary music comes to Laguna Beach. Artistic Director: Johannes Moser, cello. Most performances take place at The Laguna Playhouse, but there are usually several free events during the week at various locations. For details and a schedule of events, visit www.lagunabeachlive.org or www.philharmonicsociety.org.

Michael Bolton

February 10-11 | 8 pm | Enjoy a romantic evening with the multi-Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter. Tickets from $45. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799, www.pacificsymphony.org

Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, Box office 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Twenty One Pilots

February 15 and 16 | 7 pm | Emotional Roadshow World Tour. Tickets: $39-$49 are available at www.ticketmaster.com. Honda Center Theater, 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, www.hondacenter.com

The WAVE’s Love Affair

February 11 | 7:30 pm | The WAVE (94.7) Valentine’s weekend show features live performances by The Delfonics, GQ, The Fuzz, Atlantic Starr, The Moments, The Impressions, The Heatwave, Color Me Badd, Barbara Lynn and Patti Drew. Tickets: $34 - $245 are available at www.ticketmaster. com. Honda Center Theater, 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, www.hondacenter.com

The Original Harlem Globetrotters

February 12 | 2 pm | The starstudded roster will have fans at the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Tickets: $18-$79 are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Little Prince

February 18 and 19 | 1 pm and 3 pm | Inventive puppets, live actors, original music and magnificent design bring to life the heartwarming story of The Little Prince who gains rare and unique insights into love, loss and laughter. Based on the classic book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry read by more than 400 million children and adults worldwide. Tickets are $20. Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, Box office 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Anaheim Ducks vs. Boston Bruins

February 22 | 7:30 pm | Watch Orange County’s NHL team battle the Boston Bruins on the ice. Tickets: $24-$280 are available at the Honda Center Box

Office and at www.ticketmaster. com. Honda Center Theater, 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, www.hondacenter.com

Aida

February 22, 25 & 28 | 8 pm | Verdi’s opera about a doomed love triangle involving the Pharaoh’s daughter, an enslaved princess and the man they love. Tickets from $45. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799, www.pacificsymphony.org

Hershey Felder Our Great Tchaikovsky

March 1 - 26 | Master pianist and storyteller Hershey Felder embodies the life and music of beloved Russian composer and master composer, Pyotr Tchaikovsky in the latest in a series of master composers. Tchaikovsky is best known for his classical ballets, particularly Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and the Nutcracker. At age 53, Russia’s most famous composer was dead. And to this day, the how and why remain a mystery. Laguna Playhousel, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.497.ARTS (2787), www.lagunaplayhouse.com

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder February 28 - March 5 |

This Tony Award® winner for Best Musical makes its Orange County debut during its first national tour. It tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his in-


heritance...and be done in time for tea. Tickets start at $29. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, Box office 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Matthew Morrison

March 4 | 8 pm | This actor, dancer and singer-songwriter is particularly well-known for his portrayal of Link Larkin in Hairspray on Broadway, as well as his role as Will Schuester on Fox TV’s Glee. Tickets: $123 and $85. Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, 949.854.4646, www.thebarclay. org.

46th Dana Point Festival of Whales

March 4-5 and 11-12 | This ocean-friendly event features twohour whale watching trips to view majestic California gray whales migrating from Alaska to Mexico. Activities include Art in the Park, a Historical Walking Tour of Town Center, a Cardboard Classic Dingy Dash, classic car displays, catamaran adventures, marine mammal lectures, Wyland Whale Watching art lessons, kids’ free fishing clinic and fishing trip, a diamond dig for buried treasure, whale walk painting, a movie in the park showing “Finding Dory,” live music, a parade, sailing regatta, rubber ducky derby, sand sculpting, sailing and stand-up paddling clinics, a street fair, beach cleanup, a clam chowder cook-off and more. Free shuttle service and a water taxi from Dana Wharf to the Ocean Institute. Charge for some activities, others are free. For a complete schedule of events, visit the website. Takes place throughout Dana Point and at the Harbor, Dana Point, www.festivalofwhales.com

2017 Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball

Tournament

March 9 - 11 | This tournament is hosted for the seventh straight year at Honda Center. The Big West Tournament, comprised of nine schools, is celebrating its 42nd anniversary and is the oldest NCAA Division/post-season basketball tournament in the West. Tickets: General admission all-sessions, $69 are available at www.ticketmaster.com. Honda Center Theater, 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, www.hondacenter.com

Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”

March 12 | 3 pm | This sci-fi and silent-film masterpiece influenced “Star Wars” and “Blade Runner”. Tickets from $10. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799, www.pacificsymphony.org

American Ballet Theatre Whipped Cream

March 15 - 19 | A dollop of delightful whimsy, this thoroughly inventive full-length premiere springs from the imagination of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To help the boy escape from his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, replete with Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee as well as marching Marzipan, concluding in a festive celebration! Tickets start at $29. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, Box office 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Finding Neverland

March 21 - April 2 | Directed by visionary Tony® winner Diane Paulus and winner of Broadway. com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Tickets start at $29. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, Box office 714.556.2787, www.scfta.org

Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto

March 23-25 | 8 pm | Pianist Zhang Zuo plays Beethoven. Plus Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations. Tickets from $25. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799, www.pacificsymphony.org

Ocean Institute Jazz Festival

March 26 | 6 pm | Enjoy a delightful evening of the finest

local restaurants, fantastic jazz, delicious food and wine, craft beer and an auction. VIP Admission: $250 for one includes attendance at VIP reception with artists; Premiere Admission: $125; March 25 | 5:30 pm | Enjoy a five-course gala dinner created by the head chefs of local world-class resorts. A night of amazing jazz, elegant epicurean dining, fine wine, and a silent and live auction. Gala Admission: $500; Table of 10, $5,000. Ocean Institute, 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.496.2274, www.ocean-institute.org

King Arthur and the Legend of the Dragon’s Lair

March 25 | 10 & 11:30 am | Journey back in time to the wondrous kingdom of Camelot. Tickets from $15. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.755.5799, www.pacificsymphony.org

Anaheim Ducks vs. New York Rangers - OC Animal Care Night

March 26 | 6 pm | Watch Orange County’s NHL team battle the New York Rangers on the ice. Tickets: $38-$422 are available at the Honda Center Box Office and at www.ticketmaster.com. Honda Center Theater, 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, www.hondacenter.com

Ariana Grande

March 30 | 7:30 pm | Multiplatinum selling and Grammy Award nominated artist, Ariana Grande presents the Dangerous Woman Tour. Tickets: $29-$199.95 are available at www.ticketmaster. com. Honda Center Theater, 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, www.hondacenter.com


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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. 401 Newport Center Drive, Suite f953, Newport Beach, 949.760.1510, www.americanrag.com

A’maree’s

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

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

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, Orange County’s swanky and stylish surroundings deliver a shopping oasis.

Citrus Packing House, which will be home to several food purveyors. Anaheim Packing District, 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, 714.533.7225, www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com

Anhcoy

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

Balboa Island

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


Balboa Island, Marine Avenue, Newport Beach, www. balboaisland.net

create custom pieces. Light and airy, the space has seven rooms – including the expansive showroom.

Balboa Peninsula

Black Star and Frost, 341 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.673.1771, www.blackstarandfrost.com

Accessible by car or by ferry from Balboa Island, this three-milelong 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

Bella Roche carries quality, oneof-a-kind, 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

Bella Terra

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

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

The CAMP

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

Chetna Singh

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, admin@chetnasingh.com

Corona del Mar Plaza

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

COVETCAFTAN

Covetcaftan is an online luxury wear-brand specialized in silk caftans and inspired by the jet-set lifestyle. Conceptualized by Marina Shapiro, Elena Tevelev, and designed by iconic Russian designer Elena Souproun, the caftans make easy the blending of versatility and grace, and urge living with a diva-style confidence. For more information please visit www.covetcaftan.com.

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. Corona del Mar Village, Pacific Coast Highway from Jamboree Road to Hazel Drive, Corona del Mar, 949.720.3100

Fashion Island

With the sun perpetually shining in The OC, it’s no wonder that one of the best shopping scenes is located in a beautiful, 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

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.


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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

The LAB

HINERAVA

Hinerava, “Rare Beauty”, is a contemporary luxury line of Tahitian pearl jewelry that highlights the unique combination of exceptional precious gems with rare colors of Tahitian pearls. The designer, Kelly Bailey, is a Polynesian native whose designs embrace simplicity as the epitome of sophistication. Her collection is available at The Brando on Tetiaroa Private Island. For more information please visit www.hinerava.com. Follow on Instagram #Hinerava.

Noted for classic hand fabricated designer jewelry in platinum or gold, ideal-cut diamonds by Lazare Diamonds, and classic timepieces. Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers, 246 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, 949.494.3513, www.rubeljewelers.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. The company was founded by Jim Hartstein’s grandfather, who was a jeweler in Pennsylvania. 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, their jewelry store is the perfect place to look. Jewels By Joseph, 948 Avocado Avenue,

Newport Beach, 949.640.6788, www.jewelsbyjoseph.com

Irvine Spectrum

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 largename 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

Juxtaposition Home

Juxtaposition Home is a true lifestyle shop established in 2002 by husband-and-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

The LAB, recycled from a night vision goggle factory, began its journey to combat retail monotony almost 20 years ago. In the midst of Orange County’s suburbia and perfectly planted palm trees, we recognized a need for a homey, indoor-outdoor hang out with shops and restaurants geared for the young at heart, and not offered in every mall on every corner. The Lab, 2930 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, 714.966.6660, www.the lab.com

Lugano Diamonds

With unparalleled quality and service, Lugano offers an array of the most breathtaking assortment of stones, ideal-cut diamonds and custom-designed jewelry. Lugano Diamonds, 620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 100, Newport Beach, 949.720.1258, www.luganodiamonds.com

Mariner’s Mile

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 family-run 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

Novecento Boutique

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

Novecento Sports

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 Californiadesert grounds, fire pits and fountains, which create a relaxed atmosphere. The OC Mix, 3313 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, 949.375.0749, www.shoptheocmix.com


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Barranca Optometry 4482 Barranca Parkway, Suite 190 Irvine, CA 92604 (949) 559-8838 South Coast Optometry 949 S Coast Dr #155, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 540-2020

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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

Rolex Boutique

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

SASHA boutique

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

MORPHOLOGICALLY

Melissa McGill is the creator of Morphologically, an exquisite line of handcrafted aromatherapy candles, essential oils, and aromatic woods. Melissa uses her expertise in organic chemistry, holistic healing, and urban witchcraft to make these gorgeous collections, which shift energy, enhance moods, and create harmony. You won’t soon forget these magical elixirs with various combinations of palo santo, vetiver, blood orange and sacred woods essences. For more information please call 917.647.6212 or visit www.morphologically. com or contact Melissa@morphologically.com.

since 2008 and their team will help you create an effortless and welledited look in a warm setting with exceptional customer service. SASHA boutique, 550 S Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.715.1444, www.shopsasha.com

Shopping Specialist

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, shoppingspecialists@ irvinecompany.com

Sailorsware

Sailorsware features gifts for the sailor like the “Nip That Drip Kit” which includes a Monkey’s Fist knot on top of a designer wine

stopper and a Turks Head knot wine collar. All products are manufactured locally. Decorative knots are featured throughout the web store, surf by on the web. Sailorware, www.sailorsware.com

SOCO

Defining the ultimate design and culinary experience, with over 70 carefully curated, restaurants, showrooms and stores, South Coast Collection (SOCO) is Orange County’s central shopping destination and will inspire the decorator, designer, chef, trendsetter, and creative in you. SOCO, 3303-3323 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, 949.760.9150, www.southcoastcollection.com

The Strand

Just one block from the Huntington Beach pier is a two-block row of stores and restaurants providing a perfect spot for fun and relaxation. Retailers include Crocs, Rip Curl and RA Sushi. 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

Traditional Jewelers, 817 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.9010, www.traditionaljewelers.com

South Coast Plaza

UNOde50

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.

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 more than 600 Wholesale accounts throughout the USA and Canada.

South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, 800.782.8888, www.southcoastplaza.com

UNOde50, 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.2200, www.unode50.com

Tommy Bahama

Vitra Eyewear

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

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

Tootsies

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

Traditional Jewelers

Traditional Jewelers offers exquisite cutting edge designs from world-renowned designer jewelry icons. Offering an array of jewelry you can find one-of-a-kind statement pieces or even classic diamond studs.

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. Winston’s Crown Jewelers, 100 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 101, Newport Beach, 949.642.5000 1775 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, 949.645.9000, www.winstonscrownjewelers.com

DUNE JEWELRY

Wear your favorite travel memories with custom, handmade accessories from Dune Jewelry - the Original Beach Sand Jewelry Company®. Dune Jewelry is experiential jewelry that captures memories from where you’ve been, where you love and where you’re going. Dune’s Sandbank™ offers thousands of sands and locations worldwide, you also have the option to send your own sand. There is something for all travel lovers, men and women alike, in the Dune Collection. For more information please visit www.dunejewelry.com.

The White Dress

The White Dress has grown to become one of the pre-eminent Couture Bridal Salons in the country. The moment you enter the salon you will be warmly greeted and paired with you own stylist who will make you and your companions comfortable. While The White Dress has expanded well beyond its original footprint to include seven dressing rooms,

a bridesmaids lounge and 3,000 square feet of showroom space, the experience remains personal, attentive and truly unique throughout the USA and Canada. The White Dress, 2853 East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 949.723.0121, www.thewhitedress.com


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FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR Immerse yourself in the finest hand-selected USDA Prime and Certified Angus Beef expertly aged a minimum of 21 days. From filet mignon and dry-aged prime ribeye to New York strip, take your dining experience up a notch by adding the truffle-poached lobster with béarnaise sauce and caviar as a decadent side. Awardwinning collection of 100 wines by the glass. Sonoma Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 11 am - 3 pm. Recipient of the Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator, 2010 2016. With an inviting atmosphere and plush surroundings, the restaurant is conveniently located at Fashion Island. (455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.720.9633, flemingssteakhouse.com)

By LANA JOHNSON

A RESTAURANT Classically hip since 1926, this dining establishment is deeply steeped in Newport Beach history. It has transformed over the years when new partners took it over in 2006 with a complete remodel; it’s still a cozy gathering spot with a cool vibe. Among its superb steak

BEEF? Who doesn’t enjoy a good steak? The highest quality is made from USDA prime beef. They can be pricey, many around the $100 mark. Here’s a sampling of our OC favorites, most specializing in a variety of cuts including the enormous tomahawk ribeye, where the entire rib bone is left intact and French trimmed. We’ve provided some price points, too ... because if you’re paying for a memorable dining experience, it should be worth it.

offerings are the 8 oz. filet mignon, 12 oz. block cut New York and 16 oz. boneless ribeye. Specialty cuts include 45-day dry aged bone-in ribeye, Imperial Wagyu coulotte and the Japanese A5 Miyazaki beef (among the highest quality beef in the world). Thanks to Chef Jonathan Blackford, the kitchen has been completely revitalized. (3334 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.650.6505, thearestaurantnb.com) MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE Driven by the desire to provide genuine hospitality, this classic chophouse specializes in prime-aged beef including center-cut filet mignon, porterhouse, New York strip ribeye and five peppercorn rubbed prime strip steak. Generous sides and impressive wine list. Clubby, yet comfortable atmosphere. (1641 W. Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, 714.444.4834, mortons.com) RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Prime steaks include the 11 oz. filet, 22 oz. cowboy ribeye and the 16 oz. USDA prime cut New York strip. Specialty cuts feature a tomahawk ribeye (served ala carte and worth the $110), bone-in filet and bone-in New York strip (Ruth’s favorite cut). The 40 oz. porterhouse is made for sharing. Comforting sides include roasted brussels sprouts, lobster mac and cheese, creamed spinach and potatoes au gratin. Handcrafted cocktails. Leave room for the white chocolate bread pudding. (2961 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.252.8848, ruthschris.com) THE BUNGALOW A charming gathering spot nestled in the heart of Corona del Mar, this Craftsman-style eatery’s steak selections include 16 oz. prime bone-in ribeye ($54), 14 oz. natural New York strip, 8 oz. prime filet mignon and 8 oz. prime flat iron Oscar (with king crab and béarnaise). Other menu choices include prime short ribs, tri-colored pepper veal chop, natural double pork chop and fresh fish. Signature oversized martinis in the lively cocktail lounge. Rich tones, dark wood and private booths. Award-winning wine list. (2441 E. Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, 949.673.6585, the bungalowrestaurant. com) ENOSTEAK Located in the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, this romantic dining establishment is hidden inside a tiny winecellar space that seats just 40. All steaks are from prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef. The organic produce is grown locally and harvested at the peak of the season. Superb wine selections. (One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, 949.240.2000, enowinerooms.com)


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CLOCKWISE LEFT TO RIGHT: ARC Food & Libations crafts

every item including mouthwatering steaks over an open fire, embracing the lost art of simplicity; Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse T-bone is a tender filet and hearty New York Strip combined; Morton’s the Steakhouse features center-cut filet mignon and The Bungalow serves an 8 oz. prime filet mignon. OPPOSITE 21 Oceanfront offers a thick, tender-cut of prime New York.


ARC FOOD & LIBATIONS Chef Noah Blom’s kitchen is entirely fueled by wood, mastering the art of live-fire cooking. Everything is made in house or sourced locally. Chef choices include eye of round for two, tomahawk steak for two or three and the butcher’s love steak that serves four. Try the 46 oz. USDA prime steak served with wood-roasted vegetable and slabs of braised bacon (this is meant to share - $175). Inquire about the 30 oz., 20-day dry-aged off the menu Delmonico. The “scratch” bar has bitters, infusions, syrups and sodas all crafted in house. (3321 Hyland Ave., Suite F, Costa Mesa, 949.500.5561, arcrestaurant.com) MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE Dining in this cosmopolitan steakhouse is a true celebration. Its cutting-edge menu features the finest USDA prime beef and freshest seafood. Experience the bone-in filet, 24 oz. porterhouse and signature dry iced seafood tower. Generous side dishes such as lobster mashed potatoes. Enjoy live entertainment nightly. Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator, 2016. (633 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.546.7405, mastrosrestaurants.com) SELANNE STEAK TAVERN A contemporary American steakhouse in a landmark 1934 Laguna cottage, dine in the formal steakhouse, the wine loft and library, or outdoors on the veranda. It’s famous for the chef ’s signature Lord Stanley Cut: 32 oz. Australian A5 Wagyu beef, which is so big it’s recommended for two guests (topped with truffle marrow butter and bordelaise on the side ($135). A favorite side is the mac and cheese, a decadent five-cheese fondue topped with brioche crumbs. Adjacent is the TS Gourmet Shoppe featuring Wagyu beef cuts. (1464 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 949.715.9881, selannesteaktavern.com)

ORANGE COUNTY PROVIDES A MECCA FOR STEAK LOVERS

MARO WOOD GRILL An Argentinean-inspired steakhouse with an open kitchen, it captures the lost art of cooking over an open fire. Beef lovers will delight in the 10 oz. baseball steak or 10 oz. grass-fed rib eye. The menu is rounded out with wood-grilled grass fed short ribs, Australian rack of lamb and wood-grilled Loch Duart salmon. What’s the perfect ending to a memorable meal? How about the banana bread pudding or gala apple cobbler. Intimate setting (pull up a stool around the grill) with an outdoor patio. (1915 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 949.793.4044, marowoodgrill.com)

21 OCEANFRONT This premier Newport Beach steakhouse is known for the juiciest steaks including filet mignon and a thick, tender cut of rib eye or New York strip ($45-$49). Enjoy your meal cooked to perfection … they’ll throw in magnificent sunsets and ocean views at no extra charge. Fresh seafood and fish, with an extensive wine list. Allow ½ hour for their famous chocolate or grand marnier soufflé. Leather banquettes add to the old-world upscale charm. Walk off your meal by strolling down Newport Pier. (2100 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, 949.673.2100, 21oceanfront.com)

MOZAMBIQUE STEAKHOUSE This upscale eatery and lounge serves South African-inspired cuisine. Specializing in wood-fired steaks, try the, 22 oz. prime bone-in ribeye $52), 12 oz. prime center cut filet mignon with béarnaise, 12 oz. center cut filet mignon (and Atlantic lobster tail - $68), or the 14 oz. prime New York strip ($46). They also serve delicious peri peri items such as ½ wood-fired organic chicken and woodfired prawns. Enjoy live music bands and a popular Happy Hour. Dine indoors or on the ocean panoramic rooftop. Speakeasy piano lounge in the Durban Room. (1740 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 949.715.7777, mozambiqueoc.com)

VACA The name says it all: Vaca translates to cow. Award-winning Chef Amar Santana’s newest OC restaurant has already become famous for its steaks, paella and tapas. The 44 oz., 50-day dry aged USDA prime bone-in ribeye is grilled over a wood fire ($144). Another delicious choice is the 10 oz. Imperial Wagyu strip loin ($76). Extensive selection of Spanish wines. The space evokes the energy and ambience of Spain with the comfort of California. (695 Town Center Drive, Suite 170, Costa Mesa, 714.463.6060, vacarestaurant.com)


EAT & DRINK ORANGE COUNTY

THE VINTAGE STEAKHOUSE

RUTH CHRIS STEAKHOUSE

Ruth had a certain way of doing things. How to handcraft every cocktail. How to prepare the best prime steak of your life and serve it on a 500 (use degree symbol) plate so it stays warm and delicious to the very last bite. Come in to experience Ruth’s timeless recipe for yourself. Ruth Chris Steakhouse, 2961 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.252.8848, www.ruthschris.com

The Vintage Steakhouse serving Prime Mesquite Charbroiled Steaks and Seafood with a twist in a 1927 Pullman Car, an 1887 Freight House over looking the historic Los Rios District in San Juan Capistrano. Serving creative and imaginative dishes that burst with flavor using farm fresh ingredients prepared by an award-winning chef. The Vintage Steakhouse offers the perfect venue for any occasion including private rooms for any special event. Open for lunch or dinner daily. The Vintage Steakhouse, 26701-B Verdugo Street, San Juan Capistrano, 949.661.3400, www.thevintagesteakhouse.com

HARVEST - THE RANCH AT LAGUNA BEACH

Nestled in the Aliso and Wood Canyons, in the heart of Orange County, resides The Ranch at Laguna Beach resort where canyon and sea meet. The Ranch is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated opening of their new restaurant, Harvest. Harvest marries the bounty of the season with the atmosphere and creativity of Laguna Beach into a dizzying array of local flavors, ingredients and traditions of California cuisine. Led by Executive Chef Charles Imbelli, the Harvest team shares their masterfully creative and intensely local take on Californian comfort food designed with food-lovers in mind. Harvest at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, 31106 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.715.1376, www.theranchlb.com/eat/harvest


NEWPORT BEACH 21 Oceanfront

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. 21 Oceanfront, 2100 West Oceanfront, Newport Beach, 949.673.2100, www.21oceanfront.com

A Restaurant

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. A Restaurant, 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. Andrea Ristorante at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 855.467.6800, www.andreanb.com

A&O Kitchen+Bar

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 horseshoeshaped 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 gastropubinspired fare while watching the game or enjoying one of our quintessential West Coast sunsets. A&O Kitchen + Bar, 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.630.4285, www.anchorsandoceans.com

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AVO Bar + Restaurant

AVO offers Southern California locally sourced seasonal menus. From SoCal burgers and bites to inspired entrees, AVO provides a perfect place to relax and enjoy approachable cuisine. Located on the Lobby Level of Fairmont Newport Beach, AVO is open for lunch and dinner daily. Fairmont Newport Beach, 4500 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, 949.476.2001, www.fairmont.com/ newport-beach

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.


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Back Bay Bistro, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144, www.newportdunes.com

Babette’s

Babette’s, one of East Hampton’s most celebrated and iconic restaurants, has 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. Babette’s, 7962 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Coast, 949.715.9915, www.babettesoc.com

Bayside Restaurant

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. Bayside Restaurant, 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.721.1222, www.baysiderestaurant.com

The Beachcomber

The Beachcomber is a beautiful sand-side dining experience that serves fresh, coastal fare in the gorgeous Crystal Cove. There’s no better place in the O.C. to have a sunset dinner while having your feet in the sand. Reservations are recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The Beachcomber, 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 ambience 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. Bear Flag Fish Co., 3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach, 949.673.3474, www.bearflagfishco.com

Bluewater Grill

Bluewater Grill’s mission is to provide their 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 15 fresh fish items on the menu (printed every day). Lunch and dinner daily. Bluewater Grill, 630 Lido Park Drive, Newport Beach, 949.675.3474, www.bluewatergrill.com

The Bungalow

This charming Craftsman-style restaurant 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 Premium 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 their wine cellar. The Bungalow offers lunch service available Monday through Friday. The Bungalow, 2441 E Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 949.673.6585 , www.thebungalowrestaurant.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, barista-made coffee, wine and beer. Caffè & Market, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 855.467.6800, www.pelicanhill. com/dining

Canaletto

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

The Cannery

Eighty 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. The Cannery, 3010 Lafayette Road, Newport Beach, 949.566.0060, www.cannerynewport.com

Citrus

Citrus - where classic styles are presented with a bold combination of flavors that celebrate the very best of Southern California. Located on the Lobby Level of Fairmont Newport Beach, Citrus is open for breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday and breakfast Saturday - Sunday. Fairmont Newport Beach, 4500 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, 949.476.2001, www.fairmont.com/ newport-beach

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. Coliseum Pool & Grill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 855.467.6800, www.coliseumnb.com

The Crow Bar and Kitchen

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 ambience unlike anything you’ve seen in Orange County. The Crow Bar, 2325 E Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 949.675.0070 , www.crowbarcdm.com

CUCINA enoteca

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. CUCINA enoteca, 951 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.1416, www.cucinaenoteca.com


Nestled in the heart of Corona del Mar lies The Bungalow.

The Bungalow features specialty Steaks – everything from Filet Mignon and Bone- in Rib Eye. We 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.

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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. Fig & Olive, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.877.3005, www.figandolive.com

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Founded in 1998 by restaurateurs Paul Fleming and Bill Allen, the first Fleming’s opened in Newport Beach, California. 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 truffle-poached lobster, diablo shrimp, or king crab. Dinner nightly, brunch Sunday. Fleming’s, 455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.720.9633, www.flemingssteakhouse.com

Fly-N-Fish

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. Fly-N-Fish, 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. Great Room Social Lounge, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 855.467.6800, www.pelicanhill.com/dining

Gulfstream

The menu of diverse American seafood classics lets the quality of ingredients take center stage at Gulfstream. The restaurant works closely with local farmers and purveyors to ensure the produce, fish, meat and chicken are of the highest standard, along with their own herb garden to guarantee the freshest greens available. The restaurant offers patio dining or relaxing Adirondack fire pit seating. Lunch and dinner daily. Gulfstream, 850 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, 949.718.0188, www.hillstone.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. Hornblower Cruises, 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. Javier’s Crystal Cove, 7832 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Coast, 949.494.1239, www.javiers-cantina.com

Kitayama

Kitayama is a traditional Japanese restaurant in Newport Beach offering a novel yet modern approach to the savory traditions of Japanese cuisine. Their fish is shipped daily in their best efforts to provide only the freshest selection for their guests. Beyond their reputable sushi bar and highly requested sushi chef, Kitayama’s dining rooms are offered as three distinguished sections, all of which provide individual ambiences to fit your desired style of dining for the evening.

ence, 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. Pelican Grill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast, 855.467.6800, www.pelicangrillnb.com

Pizzeria Mozza

Kitayama, 101 Bayview Place, Newport Beach, 949.725.0777, www.kitayamanewport.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.

Newport Beach Brewing Company

Pizzeria Mozza, 800 W Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.945.1126, www.pizzeriamozza.com

The Newport Beach Brewing Co is conveniently located at 30th and Newport Boulevard on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach with plenty of free parking. It is known for its award-winning beer brewed on site, as well as its California cuisine and amazing hand-crafted cocktails. Voted “Best Burger” by the OC Register, it is the go-to place for a casual lunch and dinner at the BrewPub, or on its outdoor patio, the largest on the Peninsula. For late night fun, NBBC is the place to be and be seen. Curved hi-def screens make it a gathering place to catch your favorite game. Established in 1995, NBBC is the most well-established brewery in Orange County. Come see why. Newport Beach Brewing Co, 2920 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, 949.675 .8449, www.nbbrewco.com

Pelican Grill

Located at Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill presents the quintessential California dining experi-

R&D Kitchen

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

Red O

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


THE CLIFF RESTAURANT & B AR

The Cliff Restaurant offers a world class menu with an unsurpassed dining experience. Enjoy the 180 degree whitewater views from the multi-level patio while enjoying a relaxing breakfast or lunch, or catch a romantic sunset over dinner with a special friend. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, The Cliff has it all 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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Sapori Ristorante

Rothschild’s Restaurant

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. Rothschild’s Restaurant, 2407 E Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 949.673.3750, www.rothschildsrestaurant.com

The Ritz Prime Seafood

Situated right on the water, The Ritz Prime Seafood is located on Mariner’s Mile in Newport Beach. They take a modern and vibrant take on the fine dining experience. Their chef-driven menu offers sustainable fish and seafood flown in daily from pristine waters, dryaged steaks, a skillfully constructed wine list, and hand-crafted cocktails. Enjoy happy hour, dinner and weekend brunch with live entertainment.

Known for their extensive imported wine list and heavenly Italian family recipes, Newport’s Sapori Ristorante transports guests on a culinary journey to Tuscany. Located just a block away from the Newport Harbor, the smell of Ocean breeze compliments the numerous seafood dishes inspired by the Mediterranean coast including Gamberi al Vino Bianco, which consists of sautéed shrimp in a white wine and garlic sauce. Sapori is open for lunch on the weekdays from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm and everyday for dinner from 4:30 pm - 10 pm. Sapori Ristorante, 1080 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, 949.644.4220, www.saporinb.com

SideDoor

The SideDoor is an English­style gastropub in Corona del Mar. 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.

The Ritz Prime Seafood, 2801 W Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.720.1800, www.theRitzPrimeSeafood.com

SideDoor, 3801 E Pacific Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 949.717.4322, www.sidedoorcdm.com

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Sol Cocina

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 awardwinning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by the local chefs that made the restaurant famous. Dinner nightly.

Deborah Schneider’s Sol Cocina in Newport has long been known as a harbor-front hot spot for its Bajainspired flavors and fiesta-like atmosphere, but now, her team’s adding something new to the mix with Solita Tacos & Margaritas is her newer restaurant in Huntington Beach. Sol Cocina, 251 W Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.675.9800, www.solcocina.com


THE RANCH AT L AGUNA BEACH

Celebrating our Grand Opening. Nestled in the Aliso and Wood Canyons, in the heart of Orange County, resides The Ranch at Laguna Beach resort where canyon and sea meet. Our premier boutique coastal ranch hotel and spa is the perfect blend of the rich history of this storied canyon and the artistry that is Laguna Beach. Welcome to our distinctly local resort. The Ranch at Laguna Beach | 31106 South Coast Highway | Laguna Beach | 949.499.2271 | www.theranchlb.com


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Stag Bar + Kitchen

If the food, drinks and atmosphere are just as important as watching the game, you’ll want to check out the newly renovated Stag Bar + Kitchen on the Balboa Peninsula. In addition to an array of draft and bottled brews, craft cocktails and a vast selection of premium whiskey, the historic spot located just steps from the Newport Pier offers up some of the best bar bites in town, including artisan pizza (named top 10 pizzas in OC by The OC Register), house-ground meatballs, hot wings and seasonal salads.

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Sushi Roku

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 handpicked 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.

• Best Viewing for Sporting Events • Voted “Best Burger in Orange County” • Multiple GABF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Winner • Wild Salmon & Tuna

Sushi Roku, 327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.3622, www.innovativedining.com

• Great Pizzas & Salads • Weekday Specials • Late Night Destination

True Food Kitchen

If you’re like us, the flavors of spring 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; and they are committed to responsibly sourcing every protein. Try the sustainable steelhead, braised grass­fed beef short rib, gluten­ free spaghetti squash casserole, or housemate turkey lasagna.Inventive pizzas, too. Leave some room for the spiced apple & goji berry crisp or chia seed pudding.

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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 chefdriven 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 a destination to meet and celebrate. Waterline Newport Beach, 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.630.4145, www.waterlinenewport.com

Zov’s

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

LAGUNA BEACH 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, 230 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, 949.494.2545, www.230forestavenue.com

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 Cafe Fusion Sushi, 242 N Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.494.2444, www.fusionart.us

Big Fish Tavern

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 specialty 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. Big Fish Tavern, 540 South Coast Highway #200, Laguna Beach, 949.715.4500, www.bigfishtavernlaguna.com

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The Deck

A unique oceanfront dining experience in Laguna Beach, specializing in fresh seafood and creative cocktails served beachside with a smile. The Deck restaurant, open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks, is one of the few Laguna Beach waterfront restaurants on the beach, offering a seaside restaurant experience in South Orange County. This is Southern California living at its best. The Deck, 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-small-plate menu offers Mediterranean café-inspired food and is perfect for sharing one of the 60 small plate choices. The hotel’s rooftop lounge has an unbeatable ocean view with delectable cocktails. Dinner daily. Rooftop Lounge offers lunch and dinner daily. K’ya Bistro Bar, 1287 S Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.376.9718, www.kyabistro.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 worldclass 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. The Cliff Restaurant,

Mozambique Steakhouse

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 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. Enjoy live music bands, Laguna Beach’s largest happy hour and late night happy hour menus. Mozambique, 1740 S Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.715.7777, www.mozambiqueoc.com

Las Brisas

The legendary Las Brisas overlooks the Pacific and the beautiful Laguna Beach coastline. A Southern California landmark since its inception in 1938, Las Brisas has become a magnet for locals and visitors from all over the world. The menu represents a collection of Mexican recipes, as well as innovative California cuisine. The chefs’ menus are inspired by the abundant seafood of the region. Las Brisas, 360 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.497.5434, www.lasbrisaslagunabeach.com

Rooftop Lounge

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

Sapphire Laguna

Embark on a journey where comfort cuisine meets exotic innovation. When you dine at Sapphire Laguna, you are traveling through the world’s markets with your palate, without needing a passport. Chef Azmin Ghahreman is a citizen of the world and his international-oriented cooking styles and avid interest in utilizing the best ingredients available distinguish him on the culinary map. His global market cuisine utilizes the best seasonal ingredients and only the most responsibly raised and sourced meat, poultry, and seafood. Located in the heart of beautiful Laguna Beach, Sapphire Laguna is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Sapphire Laguna, 1200 S Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.715.9888, www.SapphireLaguna.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. Selanne’s Steak Tavern, 464 S Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.715.9881, www.selannesteaktavern.com

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. SPLASHES at Surf & Sand Resort, 1555 S Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 888.869.7569, www.surfandsandresort.com

Tommy Bahama Bar & Grill

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. Tommy Bahama Bar & Grill,


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

House is one of the most romantic restaurants in Dana Point, year round.

Studio

Chart House, 34442 Street of the Green LanternM, Dana Point, 949.493.1183, www.chart-house.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. Studio, 30801 S Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.715.6420, www.studiolagunabeach.com

Watermarc

Executive chef and owner Mark Cohen brings a lofty pedigree, having brought to Orange County 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant in Laguna Beach, and Opah Restaurant & Bar at the Aliso Viejo Towne Center in Aliso Viejo and also at the Irvine Marketplace. Watermarc brings together the vision of pairing great food with great beverage, offering wonderful inventive tapas – such as the filet mignon potpie. The open patio and second floor terrace overlook the infamous Pacific Coast Highway. Lunch, intermezzo and dinner nightly. Watermarc, 448 S Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.376.6272, www.watermarcrestuarant.com

DANA POINT Chart House

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

enoSTEAK

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

Salt Creek Grille, 32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949.661.7799, www.saltcreekgrille.com

Stonehill Tavern

Open for dinner only, Stonehill Tavern at The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort is Michael Mina’s acclaimed restaurant, offering tavern fare in a casual yet sophisticated setting. Guests of the Forbes Four-Star Stonehill Tavern enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience, including modern American cuisine that features seasonal ingredients and contemporary twists on classic tavern dishes. Mina’s philosophy on cooking is his philosophy on life: create balance and harmony. Stonehill Tavern, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949.234.3318, www.stregismb.com/stonehilltavern

118 Degrees, 2981 Bristol Suite B5, Costa Mesa, 714.754.0718, www.118degrees.com

AnQi

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 “tapas-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. AnQi, 3333 South Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, 714.557.5679, www.anqibistro.com

The Capital Grille 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 has provided the best in service, ambience and cuisine. Harpoon Henry’s Seafood Restaurant, 34555 Golden Lantern Street, Dana Point, 949.493.2933, www.windandsearestaurants.com

Salt Creek Grille

Known for mesquite grilled steaks, chops, fresh fish, burgers, weekend brunch, sandwiches and entrée salads. A locals’ favorite with a casually sophisticated atmosphere, fairly priced, awardwinning 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.

Vue

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. Vue, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.487.7555, www.thevuerestaurant.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.

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. The Capital Grille, South Coast Plaza, 3333 South Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, 714.432.1140, www.thecapitalgrille.com

Eat Chow

This sophisticated all-American food 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. Eat Chow, 1802 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa | 949.650.2469 211 62nd Street, Newport Beach,


PRIME STEAKS.

LEGENDARY SERVICE. FINE WINE • PRIVATE DINING • EXCEPTIONAL MENU SOUTH COAST PLAZA IN COSTA MESA 1641 W. Sunflower Ave. 714-444-4834 ANAHEIM 1895 South Harbor Blvd. 714-621-0101 MORTONS.COM


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949.423.7080, www.eatchownow.com

Fireside Tavern

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. Fireside Tavern, Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa, 3131 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa , 714.913.9061, www.firesidetavern.com

Holsteins Shakes and Buns

The contemporary Las Vegas burger concept, which opened in Costa Mesa last September to rave reviews, is known for its creative menu of specialty burgers, small bites, salads, & the alcoholinfused “Bam-Boozled” shakes. The Orange County restaurant is housed in a 11,000-square-foot space featuring 13-foot ceilings and walls accented by bright and instinctually nostalgic pop art. Guests are welcomed to dine in rustic, leather-tufted booths with matching banquettes and red leather accent chairs. Holsteins boasts extensive beer and wine lists, after work and late-night Happy Hour and live music in the bar/lounge Friday and Saturday nights from 9-11 pm. Holsteins Shakes and Buns, 3333 South Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, 714.352.2525, www.HolsteinsBurgers.com/Orange-County

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. Leatherby’s Cafè Rouge, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.429.7640, www.patinagroup.com

La Cave

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. La Cave, 1695 Irvine Avenue, Costa Mesa, 949.646.7944, www.lacaverestaurant.com

Mastro’s Steakhouse

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

Mesa

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.

Mesa, 725 Baker Street, Costa Mesa, 714.557.6700, www.mesacostamesa.com

Memphis Café

Memphis Café is a Costa Mesa neighborhood mainstay in the heart of the SOBECA district. Classically trained chef and cofounder 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 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.

guests. Quattro Caffè, 3333 Bristol Street #1201, Costa Mesa, 714.754.0300, www.quattrocaffe.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH Duke’s Huntington Beach

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

Memphis Cafè, 2920 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, 714.432.7685, www.memphiscafe.com

Duke’s Huntington Beach, 317 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, 714.374.6446, www.dukeshuntington.com

SOCIAL Costa Mesa

Sandy’s Beach Grill

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 oneof-a-kind craft cocktails using only housemade syrups, cordials and bitters. SOCIAL Costa Mesa, 512 W 19th Street, Costa Mesa, 949.642.2425, www.socialcostamesa.com

Quattro Caffé

Situated in the center of bustling South Coast Plaza, Quattro Caffè has emerged as one of the OC’s best-loved dining destinations. Its light Northern Italian fare is served by an impeccable wait staff dedicated to offer guests a respite from a hectic day of shopping. The relaxed environment features large black & white Italian movie posters and soothing background music. Its private garden patio is a well-kept secret among loyal

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. Sandy’s Beach Grill, 315 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, 714.374.7273 , www.sandyshb.com

SeaLegs Wine Bar

At SeaLegs Wine Bar, diners can enjoy a selection of limited production wines, hand-selected craft beers and cocktails and a seasonal California shared-plates menu that combines California-fresh with a touch of New England class.


SeaLegs Wine Bar’s seasonal and ever changing menu has earned it a place in the Golden Foodie Awards’ “Foodie” Hall of Fame and a four time win for Best Californian Cuisine. SeaLegs Wine Bar, 21022 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 714.536.5700, www.sealegswinebar.com

SeaSalt Woodfire Grill

SeaSalt Woodfire Grill brings the culinary concept and culture of Santa Maria to coastal Huntington Beach, California. The grill house and weekend breakfast destination features the tastes of “farmto-fire” grilling with slow-grilled meats, such as the bold-and-robust bone-in ribeye steak and traditional tri-tip, along with fresh seasonal side dishes. Diners can pair their selections with specialty “craft rim” libations, or an Orange County craft beer or wine from the Santa Maria Valley.

of the happening new Huntington Beach shopping and dining complex, Pacific City. Chilly nights are remedied by a series of heaters and the ocean breeze and built-in awning keeps day diners cool in the heat of summer. Ways & Means Oyster House, 21022 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, 714.960.4300, www.wmoysters.com

IRVINE/ANAHEIM/ SANTA ANA Antonello Ristorante & Enoteca Lounge

SeaSalt Woodfire Grill, 21214 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, 714.804.5545, www.seasaltwoodfiregrill.com

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.

Sushi on Fire

Antonello Ristorante, 3800 South Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, 714.751.7153, www.antonello.com

The Sushi on Fire concept is a 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. Sushi on Fire, 301 Main Street #103, Huntington Beach, 714.374.8885, www.sushionfire.com

Ways & Means Oyster House

Ways & Means Oyster House offers diners fresh seafood dishes, tropical cocktails, and a waterfront views. Guests are welcome to slurp down oysters and seafood favorites at this casual eatery while enjoying the sights and sounds

Blinking Owl Distillery

Be one of the first to check out Orange County’s first craft distillery. Based in downtown Santa Ana, the distillery will open to the public for tours and tastings this weekend. At launch, three spirits will be featured: Vodka, OC Orange Flavored Vodka and Aquavit. In addition to spirits, enjoy live music and purchase food from local chefs Luis Perez and Lola Gaspar. VIP hosts for the evening are co-owners Robin Christenson and Kirsten Vangsness (known for her role in CBS hit crime showCriminal Minds). Reservations encouraged. Sa noon-7 p.m., Su noon-5 p.m. Free admission. Tastings, tours and cocktails $10-$25. Blinking Owl Distillery, 802 E. Washington Avenue, Santa Ana, 714.751.7153, www.blinkingowldistillery.com

Morton’s The Steakhouse Morton’s The Steakhouse first opened its doors on State Street in 1978 and now welcomes guests to its 74 worldwide locations. If you’re looking for an amazing steak, look no further. Morton’s serves USDA-prime 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.

Morton’s The Steakhouse, 1641 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, 714.444.4834, www.mortons.com 895 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, 714.621.0101, 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 freshest flavors of the farm. 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.

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.

Towne Park, 19191 Lawrence Canyon, Silverado, 949.888.3080, www.rancholaslomas.com

Paul Martin’s American Grill

Paul Martin’s American Grill is on a mission to make the food America loves set to a higher standard— always without hormones or antibiotics—and all served in an environment of convivial and remarkable hospitality. From rehearsal dinners to business luncheons, Paul Martin’s located at the Irvine Spectrum Center has the perfect space for your group. They offer a variety of options that can be customized to meet your special event needs including in-restaurant events, full restaurant rentals and private room bookings for groups ranging from 10 to 75.

The Ranch, 1025 East Ball Road, Anaheim, 714.817.4200, www.theranch.com

Paul Martin’s American Grill, 534 Spectrum Center Drive Irvine, 949.453.1144, www.paulmartinsamericangrill.com

Ruth Chris Steakhouse

Urban Plates

Ruth had a certain way of doing things. How to handcraft every cocktail. How to prepare the best prime steak of your life and serve it on a 500 (use degree symbol) plate so it stays warm and delicious to the very last bite. Come in to experience Ruth’s timeless recipe for yourself. Ruth Chris Steakhouse, 2961 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 949.252.8848, www.ruthschris.com

Towne Park

The history of Towne Park Brew Company would be incomplete

Casual, locally sourced fare, including salads, sandwiches & meats, in an airy, counter-serve space. Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Urban Plates, a Irvine hub for American cuisine. Urban Plates works to create healthy meals with flavorful twists. Got kids? No problem at Urban Plates! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. Bring your favorite furball along to Urban Plates, it has a dog-friendly policy and keeps its doors open to pooches.

Urban Plates, 3972 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, 949.387.2600, www.urbanplates.com


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JET CHARTERING APP STRATAJET BRINGS PRIVATE AVIATION TO THE MAINSTREAM TRAVELER By ROB HALLSTROM


Stratajet’s fully automated booking app allows you to search for, compare and book private jet flights in a matter of minutes. You can also make last minute stops or itinerary changes on the fly. BELOW From former British Armed Forces officer and fighter pilot to savvy internet entrepreneur. Stratajet founder and CEO Jonny Nicol knows a thing or two about flying. RIGHT

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ust as Uber and Lyft have turned the antiquated taxi industry upside down and spun it on its ear, Stratajet is about to do the same with air travel, very likely revolutionizing the private-jet charter industry in the process. Historically, traveling by private jet has been a luxury reserved for the corporate elite, rock stars, and the ultra-wealthy. All of that likely will change soon with Stratajet’s industry-first, real-time private-jet booking platform, which recently launched in the U. S. This cutting-edge app makes flying by private jet a reality for the mainstream business or recreational traveler. By utilizing thousands of private jets around the world, this innovative service offers private, full-flight coverage to and from not just every U.S. airport that can accommodate the aircraft, but also international destinations that include 44 European countries, to date. The fully automated program application allows the user to search, compare and book private jet flights in a matter of minutes without high membership fees—or any membership fee, for that matter. It’s also not a shared-flight booking, which of course, then would not be considered a private-jet experience.

ABOVE Unlike traditional jet chartering companies, with Stratajet and a few quick clicks within its app, luxury aircraft such as this 16 passenger Gulfstream G550 is all yours, at virtually anytime and anywhere you want to go. OPPOSITE Whether traveling business or pleasure, Stratajet allows you to avoid the hustle and bustle of long airport check-in and security lines, often enabling convenient door-to-door service.


With Stratajet, all aspects of booking are performed within the app or website, and it takes just two minutes to book an aircraft. Upon booking completion, an unprecedented level of customer service is available to the user; he or she that can tailor each flight to specific requirements and select add-ons, such as the ability to choose a preferred fixed-base operator. “Stratajet represents a very exciting time for the whole private jet industry,” says company founder and CEO Jonny Nicol, a former British Armed Forces officer and pilot-turned-entrepreneur and computer scientist. “Gone are the days of having to wait for a broker to return quotes by phone or email. Using technology to redefine the booking process, we’re able to give more people access to private aviation than ever before thought possible.” For frequent First Class or Business air travelers, current private-jet members, or those who have only fantasized about flying privately, the Stratajet app will quickly become an essential travel tool. It’s as effortless as summoning an Uber ride, but we’re talking Citations and Challengers versus S-Class and Escalade experiences. And best of all, thanks to Stratajet’s innovative jet-sourcing booking platform, the price is far less than traditional means of reservation. If a customer and his colleagues want to depart Dallas (DFW) for a business golf trip in Newport Beach, one need only bring up the app (free on iPhone and Android), click “Get me somewhere now,” and type in the departing city or allow a smartphone’s GPS to

choose the nearest departing airport code. Then, one selects the destination city or airport and, within seconds, is presented with dozens of flights from which to choose. I decided to give it a whirl and, within about 10 seconds, was shown a total of 33 available jets and real-time price options to John Wayne Airport (SNA) ranging from as low as $5,100 for a Citation Encore on up to a Gulfstream G550 at $16,950. That’s only $728 per person for the seven-passenger Citation! Private and all for the taking; it doesn’t get any better than that. In addition to flight details, each selected jet offers a photo gallery and full description of the aircraft, including creature comforts. The option also exists for special terminal services; these can be fun and are at the convenience of one’s fingertips! No waiting for broker call-backs. No jet membership fees. No lines. No security delays. And no longer wondering if private jet travel c o u l d e ve r b e a real consideration. “Private aviation is a phenomenal and under-utilized resource. It’s effortless and saves vast amounts of time. For the first time people can see in real-time what private jet is available and what it’s going to cost them,” concluded Nicol. Indeed, the company is opening up private-jet chartering to a new world of mainstream travelers. We’ve all dreamed about the luxury and convenience of traveling via private jet, and now, thanks to Stratajet and its handy new app, that dream may be a lot closer to reality than we think.

“IT’S AS EFFORTLESS AS SUMMONING AN UBER RIDE, BUT WE’RE TALKING CITATIONS AND CHALLENGERS VERSUS S-CLASS AND ESCALADE EXPERIENCES.”


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DUBAI THE AL HABTOOR POLO RESORT & CLUB – A NEW STANDARD OF LUXURY Photography courtesy of AL HABTOOR GROUP & MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL


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breathtaking five-star equestrian haven in the heart of Dubailand, The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club is the latest luxury destination created by master developer Al Habtoor Group, the UAE conglomerate behind the Al Habtoor City urban resort. Although it feels miles from the bustling city, this stylish resort for equestrians is just a short drive from Dubai’s most famous landmarks, 25 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and about 30 minutes from Al Maktoum International Airport. The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club was designed in Andalusian style by the British architectural firm WS Atkins & Partners and includes The St. Regis Dubai hotel, four world-class polo fields, stables, a club and high-end villas that boast exceptional views of the development. At 6 million square feet, the resort site conveys a sense of spaciousness, following its transformation from arid desert to a resort reminiscent of a country estate fit for royalty. The centrepiece of the resort is The St. Regis Dubai, a 136-key hotel that boasts the Iridium Spa, an equine library and a variety of culinary venues, including the St. Regis Polo Bar; Flame, an Argentinian steakhouse; Andalucia, which features Mediterranean-inspired offerings; and El Padron, which serves Spanish tapas and flatbreads prepared in a central, open kitchen. Sited just beyond the polo fields, the spectacular hotel provides traditional St. Regis bespoke service. More than 120 contemporary villas join 24 Regisbranded luxury bungalows in the gated community surrounding the development. The three-to-fivebedroom homes each include a maid’s room and floor-toceiling windows in the second-floor bedrooms. The villas command an enviable vantage point over vast fields that host some of the leading polo events in the world, including the Dubai Gold Cup Series (Dubai Open) and The St. Regis International Cup. Residents can watch international-standard polo games from their patios or inside their villas.

THE AL HABTOOR POLO RESORT & CLUB IS AN EQUESTRIAN LOVER’S DREAM The premier equine facilities includes 520 air-conditioned (in summer) stables with vaulted ceilings, 70 turnout paddocks, the only air-conditioned arena in Dubai built to accommodate competitions; two flood-lit training arenas and five horse-walkers. Other offerings for riders include a year-round track around the park and a cross-country course. A veterinary clinic and special swimming pool are available to the magnificent horses that live at the resort or visit to compete in this ancient sport of kings, which dates back 2,500 years. The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club is also home to the Al Habtoor Polo Academy, which provides instruction by a team of professional instructors under Alejandro Gowland, a three-goal professional polo player from Argentina. Varied levels of instruction are available, from beginners to experienced riders; lessons may be individual or small-group. Also included is instruction in show jumping, polo and dressage. In addition, the Academy’s bespoke service includes custom-designed events ranging from corporate packages to recreational outings for friends or families. www.alhabtoorpoloresortandclub.com A rider enjoys a sunset ride. Inside The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort Club. MIDDLE ROW: The Equine Library. A luxury villa overlooking the polo fields. BOTTOM ROW: An overview of the luxury equestrian development. Inside The St. Regis-branded villas. OPPOSITE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT TOP ROW:


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NINE CITIES AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO GREATER PALM SPRINGS By LYDIA KREMER | Photography by GREATER PS CVB

Sunnylands, formerly the private resort of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, is a 200-acre site now open free to the public featuring expansive gardens, a Visitors Center, café and gift shop.


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elcome to Greater Palm Springs – the “go to” destination for 13 million merrymakers, snowbirds, millennial trendsetters, and sanctuary seekers who flock here annually for fun in the sun. Greater Palm Springs is a tale of nine cities in which the sum is greater than its parts and together these nine cities spell “bliss.” Read on for an insider’s overview of the unique charms, amenities, and attractions that each of these nine cities offer for leisurely getaways. Here is, from west to east, an overview of each city to help you maximize your Greater Palm Springs visit. DESERT HOT SPRINGS Desert Hot Springs is known as the city of spas and hot springs. So if you are looking to luxuriate and pamper yourself, you will have a choice of more than 15

GREATER PALM SPRINGS IS A TALE OF NINE CITIES IN WHICH THE SUM IS GREATER THAN ITS PARTS AND TOGETHER THESE NINE CITIES SPELL “BLISS.” resorts that offer a wide array of treatments and soothing hot springs. Desert Hot Springs consistently rates in the top tier of the world’s best water. One of the most notable resorts is Two Bunch Palms, a popular spot since the 1930s. Also in Desert Hot Springs is another not-to-be-missed attraction, Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, a 1913 historic rambling hand-built adobe structure. PALM SPRINGS Palm Springs is used synonymously for the City of Palm Springs and for the

destination (Greater Palm Springs) that encompasses the nine cities in the Coachella Valley. But the City of Palm Springs, founded in 1938, offers a mix of historic charm and trendsetting culture. Known for its prized midcentury modern architecture, it hosts Modernism Week (Feb 16-26) which draws visitors from around the globe. It also boasts the spectacular Palm Springs Aerial Tramway as well as the world-renowned Indian Canyons, a stunning oasis of streams, waterfalls, and hiking trails.


CATHEDRAL CITY This city sponsors many festivities at its Civic Center Park throughout the year including the Town Square Art Affaire (Jan 21-22), free Movies in the Park, and several ongoing community gatherings. Cathedral City is the sister city to Jalisco, Mexico and celebrates this crosscultural partnership with the annual Taste of Jalisco Festival (Feb 11) featuring tequila and food tastings, live music, a fireworks display and more. The annual Hot Air Balloon Festival also takes place at the Civic Center Park around Valentine’s Day featuring three-days of balloon rides, gourmet dinners, and live jazz. RANCHO MIRAGE Known as the Playground of Presidents, Rancho Mirage was the former home of President Gerald Ford. Sunnylands, a stunning 200-acre site of gardens and the historic residence of Walter and Leonore Annenberg, is known as Camp David of

the West and has hosted seven presidents. The facility’s immense gardens and Visitors Center is free to the public. Rancho Mirage also hosts several annual art and music events as well as national golf tournaments such as the ANA Inspiration (formerly the Kraft Nabisco Championship held at Westin Mission Hills (Mar 27-Apri 2). PALM DESERT In the City of Palm Desert, you will find a diverse range of amenities including shopping, sports, arts, and culture to make your getaway memorable with limitless possibilities. On El Paseo, the mile-long shopping corridor known as the Rodeo Drive of the Desert, you can shop to your heart’s content with more than 300 stores and luxury brands. Palm Desert hosts several signature annual events such as Fashion Week El Paseo (Mar 18-25) and the Golf Cart Parade (Oct 29). For outdoor recreation, Palm

IMAGO Galleries

Imagine the perfect convergence of art and architecture. At 18,000 square feet, Imago Galleries – which more closely resembles a boutique museum than private art gallery – is quickly becoming the Desert’s premier party venue.  Now offered to luxury brands, corporate event planners and location scouts, this state-of-the-art facility, Chihuly sculpture garden and terrace is the ideal locale to view a concert under the stars, dance at a moonlit wedding, and may be used for film and television production.   Currently on view: POP FICTION by UK based artist Mauro Perucchetti. In addition to the pigmented resin and Swarovski crystal embellished artworks for which he is known, IMAGO presents Jewels – the artist’s collection of wearable art. Celebrate life in the Desert! IMAGO GALLERIES

45450 Highway 74, Palm Desert 760.776.9890, www.imagogalleries.com


Desert offers numerous hiking trails and is renowned for its golf. INDIAN WELLS This tony community boasts four of the area’s high-end resorts, championship golf courses, as well as one of Southern California’s premier event venues – the 16,000-seat Indian Wells Tennis Garden, owned by Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle. Ellison has created a world-class venue that hosts several notable signature events including the BNP Paribas Open, part of the ATP World Tour (Mar 6-19), and the Indian Wells Arts Festival celebrating its 15th year. This internationallyacclaimed arts event features more than 200 juried artists from around the world (Mar/April). LA QUINTA The world-famous La Quinta Resort, which was built in 1926, predated the founding of the city. The La Quinta Resort has hosted an impressive roster of luminaries during it 90-year history including actress Greta Garbo and director Frank

Capra who had a habit of holing up at the resort to write, he wrote two of his awardwinning classic films It Happened One Night and It’s A Wonderful Life. The city has a robust arts community and hosts one of the country’s top fine art festivals the La Quinta Arts Festival (Mar 2-5) now in its 35th year. INDIO Known for polo, dates, and as the City of Festivals, Indio sponsors a broad range of fun year round events and festivals. The annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival (Feb 17-26) pays homage to the city’s date production with a festival that features live music, parades, and of course, food. The International Tamale Festival (Dec) is a celebration of the tamale’s cultural heritage featuring tamale tastings, dancing and music. But the city’s biggest claim to fame is the Coachella Music and Arts Festival (Apr 14-23), the world’s largest musical event. COACHELLA Due to the city ’s artesian waters, Coachella began as a major agricultural center

ABOVE The Indian Canyons in Palm Springs, the ancestral home of the local Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, feature waterfalls, springs, pools and spectacular scenery for hiking, horseback riding, and picnicking.

more than 100 years ago. As the easternmost city of Greater Palm Springs, Coachella embodies the region’s historic roots and rich agricultural heritage. This legacy is depicted in the city ’s numerous colorful wall murals that are found throughout the city ’s historic downtown. The city has a free downloadable map for a self-guided walking tour that gives you a fascinating overview of the city ’s history and cultural roots. Many of the muralists are internationally-renowned artists from the community, around the country, and from other countries. www.VisitGreaterPalmSprings.com


THE THERMAL CLUB

A private country club surrounding one of the longest and most distinct race circuits in North America. The Thermal club offer the highest quality amenities, unrivaled driving experiences and a community that is unmatched in the automotive world. Located in Thermal California, an easy drive from The OC. www.thethermalclub.com


SUN VALLEY KETCHUM’S LUXE PLAYGROUND By LYDIA KREMER | Photograph by RAY GADD


A River Runs Through It – Just a short distance from Sun Valley, native Chinook salmon and steelhead trout populate the pristine Salmon River.


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or more than 80 years, Sun Valley has welcomed the adventuresome, the glamorous, and the world’s elite to this scenic corner of Idaho. At an elevation of 5,945 and located adjacent to the town of Ketchum, Sun Valley sits at the foot of two spectacular mountains – the Bald and Dollar Mountains. Bald Mountain has a vertical drop of 3,400 feet, ideal for a variety of challenging outdoor recreation. You’ll find the best of all worlds here – from extreme sports to laid back leisure. Since its founding as “America’s first destination ski resort” in 1936, Sun Valley

YOU’LL FIND THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS HERE – FROM EXTREME SPORTS TO LAID BACK LEISURE. has been a haven for countless celebrities, free spirits, and hearty souls alike among them was writer Ernest Hemingway who chose to live out his final days here. What better endorsement can there be? Before Sun Valley was established as a glamorous recreational outpost, Native Americans inhabited the Wood River Valley for 10,000 years. Today, the town of Ketchum has a decidedly rustic elegance

with year round great shopping, dining, and cultural offerings. It has a sophisticated art and music scene with 12 art galleries and live music venues. The region also hosts a full schedule of events such as the Sun Valley Jazz Festival (October), the Sun Valley Film Festival (March), Sun Valley Writers’ Conference (June), and the Ketchum Arts Festival (July) among other notable events.


Ketchum’s downtown is a mix of shopping and dining from high end to down home to fit your mood. Photograph by Tory Taglio.

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Sun Valley offers stellar year round adventure for the whole family whether its winter skiing or springtime hiking across the picturesque Bald and Dollar Mountains.Mountain ranges surrounding the area include the Smoky Mountains, Pioneer Mountains, Boulder Mountains, White Cloud Mountains and Sawtooth Mountains reaching upwards of 12,000 feet. These peaks offer a network of trails which are ideal for hiking and mountain biking while the area’s streams and lakes offer ideal fishing. If less active recreation is more your style, take a scenic road trip along Highway 75 to the 8,700-foot Galena Summit for breathtaking postcard views. Don’t miss the gallery of historic photos of famous faces at the Sun Valley Lodge. In October, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival is a not-to-be-missed spectacle when hundreds of sheep pass through Ketchum on their way to their winter grazing areas.

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Foodies will find no shortage of ways to indulge their culinary appetites. Visitors and residents of Sun Valley and Ketchum can enjoy excellent dining options that range from fine dining to casual fare. The area draws internationally-recognized chefs that significantly raise the culinary bar in Sun Valley and Ketchum. From mid-June to mid-October, the Wood River Farmers Market features seasonal and locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, cheese, eggs and more. With live music and pizza, tacos and other tasty treats, the weekly market is a convivial community scene.

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Whether a cozy B&B, a vacation condo for a group, or luxury European-style accommodations are your style, Ketchum offers the perfect lodging. The Lodge at Sun Valley has been an iconic fixture for its 80-year history and has been a magnet for bold faced names. It offers a luxury haven with world-class amenities. For location, the newly-opened Limelight Hotel puts you in the heart of Ketchum where you can walk to shops, restaurants, and galleries. www.visitsunvalley.com

ABOVE Sun Valley is the perfect balance between luxe and rustic charm as in this rustic cabin that offers fabulous mountain views. Photograph by James Bourret. LEFT The River Run Lodge, situated at the base of the mountain, features a warm and cozy ambiance for taking a break from the slopes. Photograph by Ray Gadd.


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NEW MALDIVES OVER-THEWATER RESORT MERGES SEA AND STARS INTO A LUXURIOUS LAGOON LIFESTYLE

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oneva is a love story inspired by the passion of Eva and Sonu Shivdasani for the Maldives. Under the Six Senses brand, the Shivdasanis first opened Soneva Fushi, a pioneer resort that set the standard in environmentally aware luxury in the Maldives. Two decades later, Sonu sold the Six Senses brand to focus on the Soneva brand, whose vision is SLOW LIFE: Sustainable Local Organic Wellness Learning Inspiring Fun Experiences.


OPPOSITE TOP View the stars each night in full comfort – overwater villas at Soneva Jani feature retractable moonroofs. OPPOSITE BOTTOM Eva & Sonu Shivadashi in the Maldives. RIGHT Pristine waters, white sands, large private pools, and water slides at Soneva Jani embody the SLOWLIFE vision. Photography credits: Soneva Jani/ Artefficio/Stevie Mann

SONEVA IS A LOVE STORY INSPIRED BY THE PASSION OF EVA AND SONU SHIVDASANI FOR THE MALDIVES. Sanu Shivdasani explains Soneva, saying, “We are guardians of places that have existed long before us; our unique vision is inspired by nature’s magnitude, mystery and enchanting beauty. “ The Soneva philosophy permeates the Shivdasanis’ two flagship properties, Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand, and, now, the newest member of the family, Soneva Jani, a luxury resort that sparkles on an untouched atoll in the Maldives. Opened in November 2016, Soneva Jani spans five islands inside a 3.5-mile private lagoon and includes its own observatory, library, cinema, full-service spa and gardens. Guests are treated to a luxurious castaway experience in the 25 one- to four-bedroom villas built entirely over water. Each water villa features a private pool on its deck. Many villas feature a water slide by which guests slip effortlessly into the lagoon and a retractable roof for stargazing from the master bedroom. Bicycles are provided (tricycles for young guests), and each villa includes its own butler service. The perfect island getaway for couples, wedding parties, families or wedding parties, Soneva Jani is accessible from the U.S. on Emirates airline from LAX in Los Angeles. Contact Orange-County based luxury island specialists at Tahiti Legends for worry-free travel arrangements. www.tahitilegends.com


MEET L.A. AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST DYNAMIC DESTINATIONS, L.A. PRESENTS ENDLESS MEETING POSSIBILITIES GUARANTEED TO KEEP ATTENDEES BOTH ENGAGED AND INSPIRED

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L.A. is comprised of more than 30 diverse neighborhoods, each brimming with unique experiences, acclaimed dining, endless entertainment and world-class attractions. With nearly 300 days of sunshine, L.A. serves as the premier meeting destination for preand post-getaways. Escape to Malibu,

Marina del Rey or Venice to enjoy miles of stunning shoreline and signature SoCal beach vibe. Create everlasting memories with the entire family at must-see attractions, including “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios HollywoodSM, the space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center and Battleship USS Iowa Museum.


A NEW DOWNTOWN The pulsating heart of the city core, Downtown L.A. is enjoying a renaissance that has transformed the area into a walkable, dynamic urban center featuring scores of new and revitalized hotels. Discover energy at L.A. LIVE, the 4-millionsquare-foot anchor of the Downtown experience. Located adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center and STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE features a variety of event venues, including the newly rebranded 7,000-seat Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre), 2,300-seat The Novo, 800-seat Premiere House, the Target Terrace, an event space with jaw-dropping skyline views; a 1,000-person-capacity nightclub and fabulous choices in premier eateries.  Throughout the Downtown area, dining hotspots such as Bestia, Baco Mercat and Redbird are making waves in the ever-evolving culinary scene. A thriving arts and culture scene, exceptional nightlife and several outdoor parks make Downtown a destination for meetings and events. ONLY IN L.A.  From restored classic theaters to signature landmarks, a robust collection of only-in-L.A.

experiences allow creativity to thrive. Myriad unique programming options include celebrity appearances, TV show tapings and real-working movie studios, including Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood, The Studios at Paramount and Sony Pictures. Relive moments created by Hollywood’s biggest stars and capture the magic of the world’s most prestigious award ceremonies at iconic host venues such as Microsoft Theatre (Primetime Emmy Awards) and Dolby Theatre®, home of the Academy Awards®. Take in a stunning Los Angeles sunset and epic city views at The Getty Center or at OUE Skyspace LA, perched nearly 1,000 feet above Downtown L.A. Customizable for groups of any size, these only-in-L.A. settings deliver authentic destination experiences like no other. PREMIER GATEWAY  Access to L.A. has never been easier, with the continually expanding choices in air service. As the gateway to the West Coast and No. 1 international gateway to Asia and the Pacific Rim, LAX offers direct flights from 101 domestic cities and 76 international cities. LAX’s multi-billion dollar modernization program is re-imagining the airport experience with faster processing services and new

OPPOSITE TOP Urban Light is a large-scale assemblage sculpture by Chris Burden located at LACMA. OPPOSITE BOTTOM “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” at Universal Studios HollywoodTM, The Hollywood Bowl. ABOVE The Central Garden at the Getty Center is an evolving work of art, with tree-lined walkways that lead visitors through extraordinary sights, sounds, and scents.

luxurious lounges, shops and eateries that reflect the city’s culture and lifestyle. MEET LATCB Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB) provides personalized service to meeting and convention planners to ensure their event in L.A. is seamless. The destination experts at LATCB create a comprehensive, one-stop shop where the No. 1 priority is helping planners make informed decisions and create experiences that are professionally rewarding and personally enjoyable.

www.discoverlosangeles.com


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elcome to the V Palm Springs, a beautiful property nestled at the foot of the breathtaking San Jacinto Mountains. The V captures the original Palm Springs vibe with its glamorous mid-century modern design mixed with the natural elements of the desert. The 140-room hotel features two sparkling pools, which includes a new saltwater pool and two large spa-Jacuzzis. The spacious rooms are all fitted with luxurious beds, flat-screen televisions, sizable bathrooms with exclusive custommade boutique bath products and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel. Each guestroom has a unique dream catcher swing where guests can enjoy a glass of wine and take in the sublime spirit of the V. The V pool overlooks the open floor plan of the beautiful lobby and is the home of the Elixir Pool Bar & Grill, which offers guests a Polynesian-inspired food and cocktail menu. The food menu offers organic and healthy breakfast options like lobster avocado toast, acai breakfast bowl, and much more. If you are a late riser, then opt for the regular menu selections including juicy burgers, guacamole with plantain chips, or select something a little lighter like their famous Ahi tuna cigars. The signature cocktail, In Love with the Cocoa which is served in a V branded coconut, is often times the reason for a photo-op. These artfully crafted cocktails have been conjured up by acclaimed mixologist, Shannon Stiggins, recently of the Edition Hotel

in New York. Elixir’s drink selections and upscale champagne and spirit menu create a luxurious & relaxing atmosphere for guests. Elixir also becomes the backdrop for V’s “La V en Rose” a daytime pool party where the hottest DJs spin every Saturday & Sunday. The V Palm Springs is also proud to introduce Solstice Restaurant and Lounge, slated to open Fall 2016, which will serve desert-inspired modern American fare. Greg Grossman of Oreya Southampton has curated a farm to fork culinary experience, which will prove to shake up the Palm Springs’ dining experience. Solstice will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

The guests are also offered complimentary bikes to explore the desert or to take a short ride to Downtown Palm Springs. If you want to skip the bikes, the hotel offers Buzz shuttle service on the weekend to Downtown Palm Springs. Whether you are coming to party or just to relax and take in the desert vibes, the V Palm Springs has it all. V PALM SPRINGS 333 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264 877.544.4446 | www.vpalmsprings.com


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PUERTO VALLARTA BEACH CLUB & VILLA VERANO THE ULTIMATE ESTATE FOR INTIMATE OR GROUP GETAWAYS

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omance discovered Puerto Vallarta in 1964, when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton established vacation homes in the coastal paradise, following his on-location filming of Night of the Iguana. Other celebrities soon followed and established the locale as a prime destination for the who’s who of film and entertainment. Villa Verano on Los Muertos Beach also was born of celebrity, as the Macy family of department store fame built the walled estate. With the addition of the Puerto Vallarta Beach Club, the compound today hosts an impressive variety of visitors, including public figures, dignitaries and business visionaries. Alaska and Southwest Airlines fly directly from John Wayne Airport in Orange County to this charming, seaside Mexican Riviera village. Visitors may stroll cobblestone streets, browse galleries and waterfront boutiques, and dine in inviting cafes after only two hours in the air. Although no longer a best-kept secret, Puerto Vallarta still maintains its quaint ambience, warmth and hospitality. Perched on the most tranquil part of the Bay of Banderas, Villa Verano commands a magnificent view of Puerto Vallarta. The estate grounds include a grand 11-bedroom, hacienda-style villa, as well as the owner’s one-bedroom, beach-house suite. The Puerto Vallarta Beach


Club offers three- and four-bedroom villas, each with its own butler and infinity pool, and are perfect for couples or families. A low guest-to-staff ratio ensures 5-star, personalized attention delivered by bilingual staff members. Guests may lounge by the pool or enjoy spa treatments under palm trees. Menus, which may be customized to guest preferences, range from traditional Mexican dishes to gourmet cuisine prepared by accommodating chefs trained at world-renowned establishments. A host of water activities are available only steps from the property. Other popular adventures include zip-line jungle tours, snorkeling, fishing, and boating to unique beaches accessible only by sea. In addition, several nearby resorts offer world-class golfing. Villa Verano concierges are happy to coordinate reservations and fulfill special requests. Nothing compares with a spectacular Puerto Vallarta sunset shared with friends over cocktails on the Beach Club’s private “infinity beach.” Equally memorable is dinner on Villa Verano’s terrace, with its glorious Bay of Banderas view; after dinner, the “pirate ship” Marigalante Galleon entertains nightly with fireworks. Whether a corporate retreat or special celebration, business and pleasure blend seamlessly at Villa Verano. Many guests at this exceptional, affordable estate choose to return year after year, citing superb staff hospitality and the perceived “healing qualities” of the experience, which combine to enhance, deepen, and solidify personal relationships. PUERTO VALLARTA BEACH CLUB & VILLA VERANO

760.416.3366 www.villaverano.com www.puertovallartabeachclub.com


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Grand exerior of Villa Bahia. View of the villa and Bandera’s Bay from Master Suite. Fully equipped kitchen in main floor. Master bedroom with oceanview. Main lobby entrance at sunset.

erched above the ocean on the desirable South Bay of Puerto Vallarta, Villa Bahia provides a luxury villa experience to savvy travelers; Elizabeth Taylor considered it a favorite destination. This luxurious oceanfront getaway on the Mexican Riviera enjoys seclusion, yet is only steps from some of Mexico’s most exclusive beaches—and five minutes from Boardwalk attractions and the Romantic Zone’s art galleries and chic boutiques. The 10,000-square-foot Villa Bahia is available as a four- or fivebedroom villa, elevator included. Guests enjoy brilliant panoramic bay views from equally stunning rooms featuring tropical woods, carefully selected regional crafts, handcrafted furniture, and original artworks by leading Mexican artists from the owner’s private collection. A touch of contemporary completes this cutting-edge accommodation. The 38 ft. infinity pool and 6-person outdoor spa are served by a complete kitchen and bar in the

pool lounge; full-time staff prepare cocktails and dinner while guests soak in the beauty of magical sunsets over Banderas Bay. The expansive, 4-star menu–the dinner menu alone features 18 entrees–includes service at three meals each day; two meals daily are included in each rental. Breakfast and dinner menus are fully customizable at the time of reservation. Upon request, the concierge will cheerfully fill a variety of guest requests, from tours to luxury boats, spa days to gourmet tastings. Perfect for corporate retreats, reunions, special-occasion getaways, and gatherings of family or friends, Villa Bahia celebrates the making of new memories at its privileged vantage point overlooking Banderas Bay. VILLA BAHIA +52 (1) (322) 221 5288 +52 (1) (55) 5505 7884 contact@villabahiavallarta.com luis@villabahiavallarta.com www.villabahiavallarta.com


INDULGE

HEALTH / MEDICAL SPA / FITNESS / SALON / RESORT SPA

Sycamore Spa at The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Spanning over 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, Sycamore Spa captures the bohemian vibe of Laguna’s laid-back beach lifestyle. Sycamore Spa’s seamless spaces blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, welcoming natural sunlight and coastal breezes to capture Laguna’s powerful healing nature. The attentive staff with land and sea-inspired offerings—from stress-melting Swedish massage to revitalizing facial treatments— converge to provide an intimate and nurturing experience tailored to your every need. Sycamore Spa at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, 31106 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 800.223.3309, www.theranchlb.com

Newport Beach MedSpa

At Newport Beach MedSpa 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. Newport Beach MedSpa, 2131 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach, 949.631.2800 4341 Birch Street #101, Newport Beach, 949.756.8633, www.newportbeachmedspa.com

Bellagio Spa & Salon

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.

Bellagio Spa & Salon, 21165 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast, 949.720.9277

Pure Blue Spa at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.4000, www.purebluspa.com

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.

7932 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Coast, 949.715.7932 3993 Portola Parkway, Irvine, 714.730.7767, www.salonbellagio.com

Pure Blue Spa at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

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. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Laguna Niguel, 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 co-ed relaxation area with a fireplace, refreshments, and indoor and outdoor seating is also on premises. Aquaterra Spa at Surf and Sand Resort, 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. Spa at Island Hotel, 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 eucalyptusinfused steam room and dry sauna. Newport spa guests also have access to their premier fitness center and Bayside Salon, a fullservice nail and hair salon, allowing guests to feel completely refreshed and renewed. Spa at Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.645.5000, www.balboabayclub.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-squarefoot 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. The Spa at Pelican Hill, 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 high-quality 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. The Spa at Laguna Cliffs, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 866.526.7772, www.lagunacliffs.com

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Situated on one of the world’s most stunning oceanfront settings, come to this Laguna Beach day spa to relax and rejuvenate in serene surroundings. Offering a variety of treatments including massages, water and bath therapies, facials, wraps and scrubs, Spa Montage offers twelve massage rooms, four facial treatment rooms, two hydrotherapy rooms and three indoor/outdoor rooms. Spa Montage, 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949.715.6000, www.spamontage.com/lagunabeach

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Newport Beach MedSpa OWNERS: EMERICO CSEPANYI, MD & EVA VERDULT, LCSW

Locations

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ewport Beach MedSpa has been providing expert non to low invasive cosmetic treatments since 2005. We start with relationship first, listen to your concerns and needs, then offer our expert recommendations. We offer an array of treatments that are sometimes used in conjunction with one another to get you the best, natural looking results. For some that may be a combination of Botox, Filler and Ultherapy; for others it may be Microdermabrasions and IPL Laser treatments, or SmartLipo, CoolSculpting and VelaShape.

We only offer the very best “results-oriented” treatments as we are concerned most with our patient satisfaction. Our professional staff are the very best in experience and expertise and we stay on top of the most innovative techniques with ongoing training. We work in collaboration with our vendors to bring you the most affordable treatments we can offer. Want to look and feel 10-year younger? It’s easy, just ask us how. Call today for your Complimentary Consultation.

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