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How to Pick Out the Perfect Wedding Dress for Your Big Day By Abby Willow The wedding dress decision is perhaps the most nerve-wracking part of the wedding planning for any bride. Trying to find the perfect dress can feel like an uphill battle, but not when you go in with an open mind and a realistic budget to get the dress of your dreams. Here’s how to get the best wedding dress for your big day. The more people you take with you, the more opinions are going to be thrown your way when you’re trying on dresses. To get the dress YOU want, go into the bridal salon alone or with one very good friend who you know has your best interests in mind. Too often, a bride will find the perfect gown only to be swayed into disliking it because her mother, sister, fiance, or friend hated it. It’s your day. Get the dress you want and the more people you leave at home when shopping, the more likely you are to trust your own opinion and instincts. Don’t even bother trying on dresses that are out of your budget. Stick to dresses in your price range. If you don’t, your perfect dress can be one you can’t afford to buy, so every dress you try on thereafter won’t give you that wow factor. Only try on a dress if you know you can afford to buy it, no matter how much you are tempted to upgrade. Be open about styles. What looks terrible on a hanger may suit your body perfectly, and a style you are in love with

might not suit your frame. If you think it even has a chance, try it on. You may be surprised. If you find “the dress”, stop. Right there. Try not one more dress on. You know when you are wearing the dress that makes you feel like a bride the second you see yourself in the mirror. Don’t sway that positive feeling by trying on other dresses “just to be sure”. You are sure. Get the one, and kiss all the other possibilities goodbye. Bring your wedding shoes and jewelry with you if you’ve already purchased them so you can see what they will look like with the dress you choose, and your accessories can help make your selection that much easier. Shoes also help with the alterations of the dress so you can be sure your dress won’t be too short or too long with whatever shoes you have. If you absolutely do not know what you want as far as style, start small. Do you like lace? A full skirt? Are you adverse to strapless? Is your wedding Spring, Fall, Winter, or Summer? Indoors or outdoors? All these little details can help narrow down your choices and make gown selection easier. If you have just ONE gown in mind, start with that style. This way, you know straight off the bat if the mermaid design will work for you, and you can either go with it or venture elsewhere. Try off-white. If none of the classic white

gowns are working for you, it might be the color. Champagne and off-white gowns can make all the difference in style for many brides. You don’t have to go white on your wedding day just because it’s traditional. If you see a gown that you love but you think it won’t look good on you, if it’s in your budget, try it on. You don’t know what it will look like until you see it on your frame. Remember, even the right dress isn’t altered to you perfectly just yet. If a gown is just right but you’re afraid it won’t fit, keep in mind alterations will make it fit you like you were born in it. Don’t try on so many dresses that you

can’t remember a single one, or you become overwhelmed. If you are frustrated after trying on just one dress, stop. Being frustrated and shopping for “the dress” don’t go together. Try on as many as you are positive about, and if you get “the dress” on the first day, good for you. If not, there is always tomorrow. Lastly, remember it’s your day, so get the dress you want. It’s not your future husband’s dress, your best friend’s dress, your mom’s dress, or your sister’s dress. Don’t buy a dress because everyone else likes it. Get it because you love it. It’s your dress. Get the one that feels like it was made just for you.



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Share Some Love with Cupcakes

Five Decadent and Easy Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day By Freida Thomas I can’t think of anything better than treating your sweetheart with a homemade dinner and an easy decadent dessert this Valentine’s day. I’ll leave the dinner up to you, but below are five sweet and delicious suggestions for desserts to make for your Valentine this year! Simple but Yummy Brownie Sundae The key to making this common dessert special is to cut your favorite baked brownies into individual hearts with a 3 ½ inch heart shaped cookie cutter. To assemble, use a white plate and squirt some raspberry sauce in a decorative pattern. Place a scoop of strawberry ice cream on one side of plate. Lay your heart shaped brownie up against the ice cream. Make the mood more romantic by slowly feeding this delish dish to your valentine! Chocolate Fondue What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolate fondue? Serve while the fondue is warm. Load up skewers with fruits of all kinds: bananas, strawberries, pineapples, apple slices, pear slices, and marshmallows. This dipping dessert is only

limited by your imagination. The possibilities are endless! Brownie Heart Cupcakes This is simple yet will convey your love on Valentine’s Day. Bake your favorite cupcake and brownie recipes. Use a 1 ½ in heart cookie cutter to cut heart shapes from the brownies. Frost your cupcakes with a pink Basic Butter cream Icing recipe. Then carefully place your heart shaped brownie on top of the cupcake. Optionally, you could place a cherry on top of the brownie! Chocolate and Banana Waffle Panini (perfect to serve your Valentine for breakfast in bed) This is an easy recipe, but will make a big impression. Simply take 2 frozen waffles, spread 1 side of each waffle with butter. Place sliced bananas, and 1 oz. of chopped chocolate in between the non-buttered sides of the waffles. Heat the waffle Panini, buttered sides out, in a medium skillet, covered, until he chocolate melts and the waffles are crisp and done, about 2 minutes per each side! Chocolate Drizzled Nuts with Sea Salt If your Valentine is a nut lover

(notice I didn’t say nut), but a lover of nuts, try this sweet and salty recipe to have with a glass of wine after your romantic dinner. You can make this with a single nut of your choice or a can of lightly salted mixed nuts. I prefer the mixed because I’m a lover of all nuts! Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread out 2 cups of nuts on it. Next melt ¼ pound of semi-sweet chocolate, chopped in 30 second intervals, stirring after

each interval, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Drizzle nuts with the chocolate and ½ teaspoon flakey sea salt. Place the cookie sheet with the nuts in the refrigerator until set, about 15 to 20 minutes. Break apart into pieces before serving. Any of these five easy yet decadent recipes will be appreciated by a chocolate lover, especially if they are made and presented with a kiss and an “I love you.”

Unique Food Ideas for Valentine’s Day By Euryice Roman When Valentine’s Day approaches, the central theme of hearts and roses is seen everywhere. During this time, people are also inspired to let their food creations reflect the essence of Valentine’s Day. There are many different foods you can serve during the holiday with a heart-shaped presentation.

the cookie cutter to prepare another pancake. For this idea, however, it would be easier and definitely not as time-consuming if you have several cookie cutters you can use at once. There is also the idea of heartshaped meatloaves. You can shape the meatloaves by shaping them in a pan or shaping them by hand. Depending on your serving needs, you can make one large heart-shaped meatloaf or several smaller sized ones. You can then top the meatloaves off with tomato sauce, ketchup or another red sauce of your

For breakfast, you can make mini heart-shaped pancakes for your family. This is not hard. You can simply use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter into which you will pour the batter into on the skillet. Once the pancake has started to bubble around the edges, you can remove

choosing a few minutes before the baking time is complete. A cool and refreshing heartshaped Valentine’s Day treat

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is a Valentine’s Day strawberry torte I make every year. I create my torte by baking two white cake layers in heart-shaped cake pans. I mix my favorite strawberry frosting with Cool Whip and top each cake layer with the frosting/cool The only items you need to fulfill whip mixture and sliced strawberries. This dessert is the objectives of your heart-shaped easy to assemble and makes for a cooking creations are heart-shaped eight- or nine-inch baking pans, heartrefreshing and fruity dessert. shaped baking muffin tins as well as heart-shaped Jell-O molds. However, creativity is key, because some dishes can be shaped into a heart design or pattern without the necessity for a specific baking instrument. Just remember that this is Valentine’s Day so think chocolate, cheese, strawberries and champagne as you begin the development of your heart-shaped meal. You will learn a lot from this process, and it may inspire future unique and creative cooking endeavors.

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The History of Valentine’s Day: Who was St. Valentine?

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By Scott Brodie This history of Valentine’s Day is shrouded in mystery. While every February 14, Valentine’s Day, couples send romantic Valentines, no one knows the true history of Valentine’s Day. Many believe the history of Valentine’s Day can be found in the question, “Who was Saint Valentine?” The Roman Catholic Church has three saints named Valentine, or Valentinus. Of these three, the history of Valentine’s Day supposedly honors the first Saint Valentine. So, who was Saint Valentine? Saint Valentine was a third-century priest in Rome. He was martyred. Any further answer to, “Who was Saint Valentine?,” is speculation. Yet, there are three theories about the history of Valentine’s Day. Each attempts to answer, “Who was Saint Valentine?” Who Was Saint Valentine? A Priest Marrying Couples. According to this theory on the history of Valentine’s Day, Saint Valentine was a priest during Emperor Claudius II’s reign. Because Claudius II believed single men were better soldiers than married men, he outlawed marriage for young men. Saint Valentine did not adhere to Claudius II’s proclamation, however, and continued to perform marriages in secret. When he was discovered, Saint Valentine was imprisoned and sentenced to death. Who Was Saint Valentine? A Priest Freeing Christians. Another theory about the history of Valentine’s Day contends that Saint Valentine was sentenced to death for free Christians from Roman prisons. This is the least romantic history of Valentine’s Day, but it portrays Saint Valentine as a heroic and strong

figure. Who Was Saint Valentine? The First Valentine. According to this romantic theory of the history of Valentine’s Day, Saint Valentine sent the first valentine. He supposedly fell in love while imprisoned. Perhaps it was the jailor’s daughter who he loved. Whoever the lady was, he sent her a letter signed, “From your Valentine.” The truth is, no one can answer,

“Who was Saint Valentine?” Since it remains unknown, the question for today is not, “Who was Saint Valentine?” Rather the question is, “Who is Saint Valentine now?” Whoever he was, Saint Valentine is remembered as a strong, heroic and romantic figure. It is no wonder lovers have been sending love letters in his name, as valentines, ever since the Middle Ages.

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Planning Your Wedding the Right Way: Free Apps to Get You Through the Chaos By Annie Belethil Planning a wedding is supposed to be fun and magical. You can keep the stress away by allowing these Wedding apps to keep you happy and busy. WeddingHappy WeddingHappy is an absolute must when your head is spinning all around in every direction and even though, you know you have a lot to do, you just can’t seem to figure out with what, when, and where you should begin. This wedding preparation app functions excellently as a calender, enabling you to schedule important activities, like checking out different venue locations. Also, it allows you to set reminders and updates for yourself so that you won’t miss an appointment with the catering service you’re interested in or an opportunity to meet with the disc jockey that’s got a real good possibility of being hired. Furthermore, WeddingHappy allows you to search the app for various

vendors, including a florist, a hair stylist, a hotel for out of town guests, and finally, the perfect place for a honeymoon. Wedding Countdown Wedding Countdown offers a very unique and personable experience like no other I’ve seen before. This app has a great countdown feature that counts down to the actual day of your wedding. It even allows you to customize the experience with your very own selection of music. Further the excitement for your upcoming wedding by uploading a few photos of you and your fiance together and create a lovely slideshow with your choice of a romantic song to play in the background. Wedding Countdown offers another cool feature that enables you to change both the font and the font color to something more desirable.


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Dress Up - Wedding Dress Up - Wedding is such a cute app! From the very first moment I laid eyes on it, I was greatly impressed. The opening Wedding themed music intro was enough to win me over from the very beginning. To play, you must choose from a list of brides and grooms of various ethnicities. Once you’ve decided, you can search for the perfect wedding gown, hair style, bouquet of flowers, and jew-

elery for the bride and the perfect outfit and accessories for the lucky groom. If this app doesn’t get you in the mood for a wedding, I don’t know what app will. It can set the mood for your own wedding and even give you a few ideas for planning it. Your wedding should be an exciting time and not full of stress or anxiety. That’s why these apps are guaranteed to help the planning go a bit smoother. Give them a try today.

Local Dentist Dr. Michael Tessier Suggests Faster and Easier Five Minute Way to Cure Canker Sores and Cold Sores About twenty percent of the population suffers from canker sores, while twenty to thirty percent suffers from cold sores. Both kinds of these common mouth lesions are painful and annoying but there’s no need to wait a week or ten days for this irritating condition to subside. Here in my dental office in Rancho Santa Margarita, I use a laser. It quickly delivers a small, concentrated amount of energy to a very specific, localized area, and, in the course of a five minute office visit, the lesion is significantly reduced in size, essentially scabbed over, and the patient is free of pain. Modern technology at its best! Cold sores are fluid-filled blisters on the lips. Their outbreak is stimulated by trauma, colds, or most commonly, exposure to the sun. People who get them regularly report a tingling sensation in the area before any lesion actually appears. Anti-viral medications taken very soon after onset dramatically shorten the length of time of the outbreak and its severity. The amino acid, Lysine, is said to be useful in fighting cold sores. The culprit herpes simplex virus is easily transmittable. Canker sores, also called mouth ulcers or apthous ulcers, are not contagious. They occur as shallow ulcers inside of the mouth. Because they are not caused by a virus, canker sores cannot be treated with anti-viral medications. Canker sores are a reaction to certain “triggers” that initiate their formation. Foods like chocolate, nuts, beer, in some cases orange juice, and wheat products may be the instigator. Of course, injury to the inside of the mouth caused by eating hard candy, crusty French bread, corn chips, or hurried tooth brushing can also be the perpetrators. Warm salt water rinses are the old fashioned treatment of these lesions. Rinsing this way increases circulation and thereby removes toxins from the inflamed tissues. Ibuprofen, an over-the-counter, non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory, is slow but effective. But most people with busy lives find it faster, easier and more comfortable to come into my dental office and enjoy the immediate relief a laser treatment provides. The laser is fast, affordable and, as I mentioned above in the course of a five minute office visit, the lesion is significantly reduced in size, essentially scabbed over, and you continue your daily routine free of pain. Please don’t hesitate to call my office if mouth lesions are a problem. Dr. Michael Tessier’s office is located at 28562 Oso at the intersection of Oso and Antonio Parkways (near the car wash) Most major credit cards and dental plans cheerfully accepted. Telephone (949) 459-7212

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How to Achieve that Wedding “WOW” Factor By J.C. Meeker Entertainment that will knock the socks off your guests is one of the best ways to leave a lasting impression. A great band or DJ that keeps the guests dancing and enjoying themselves during the reception is key. Although the music is important it’s not the only entertainment that will keep your guests talking about how great your wedding was. Special events such as a funky dance performed by the bridal party, special acts brought in specifically to entertain your guests or a fireworks show can really bring the house down. Outstanding food and drinks is definitely a major way to give your wedding that WOW factor. The fact is people go to weddings not only to share in the beautiful union of two people in love but also to have a great time, good food and drinks. You do not have to have a 7-course meal in order to impress your guests. You can go small with just cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as long as you do it well. Fancy spreads like dessert bars and candy buffets are also a lot of fun. Signature drinks are very popular and you can never go wrong with an open bar. Midnight buffets are becoming increasingly popular and they don’t have to be an extravagant spread of food. Foods you would find on a midnight buffet are your typical bar type foods like chicken fingers, wings, potato skins and other finger type foods. Since your guests usually have been drinking for a while and dinner has been over for hours they tend to get a little hungry so snacks are usually a huge hit. It will also help sober up some of your guests before the party ends. Having a breathtaking décor for your reception that will immediately transport your guests into another world the second they step foot into your venue is something that not only will set the mood for the entire evening but will leave your guests talking about how fabulous your reception was for a long time. Regardless of whether you are having an elegant Tiffany theme, a whimsical Mad Hatter Tea Party or a modern sports themed reception incorporate the theme down to the smallest detail. Filling every aspect of your reception with themed items will contribute to that WOW factor when the guests enter the room. Doing something unexpected will hands down give your wedding that WOW factor! You could have your bridal party walk into the reception singing an upbeat fun song that will set the mood for the entire evening and get your guests pumped up for a great time! Another unique idea is to have the bridal party create a film that shows how the couple met and show it at the reception. The Ladera Ranch News

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Wedding Guestbook Ideas By J.C. Meeker Many couples these days are opting to do something a little more creative for their wedding guestbook. Instead of the traditional lined paper guestbook that people sign there names in, guests are asked to sign there names on something a little more unique. Check out these 37 cool wedding guestbook ideas. I have created a Pinterest board to help you visualize the idea and see how other people have brought these ideas to life. A Polaroid message guestbook would be a lot of fun for the guests to interact with. Frame a large blackboard and ask your guests to take a Polaroid photo of them and post the photo to the board and write a message. Ask your guests to write a message on a piece of paper and roll it up and place in a bottle. This message in a bottle guestbook would be great for a beach or nautical themed wedding. It would also make a great conversation piece for your home. A birthday calendar guestbook serves as a dual purpose. Ask your guests to sign their name to the date of their birth on the calendar. This also lets the couple know when everyone’s birthdays are and they can send a nice card to their guests on their birthday with an additional thank you for being a part of their lives. Ask your guests to sign some nice stones and keep them in a jar as an artistic display in the couples home or us them in a rock garden. Having your guests sign Christmas ornaments is a festive addition to a Christmas or winter wedding. These ornaments will be used to decorate the couples’s tree as they celebrate their first Christmas together as a married couple. Guests could sign large Champaign bottles and the happy couple could crack a bottle open on their upcoming anniversaries. What would even be nicer is to save the Champaign bottles for a milestone like their 10-year anniversary and share these bottles with some of the guests that originally signed them at their 10-anniversary party. Large monogram letters would make a great guestbook that could be hung in the couples home as a piece of art for one of their rooms. Plates are another idea that could be signed by guests and hung as an artistic display in their home. Paper butterflies punched out of paper can be signed and framed to make a really pretty piece of artwork. Be creative with the type of paper you use. I would highly recommend using scrapbook paper because the papers are typically treated so they do not fade. However, if you want to use something Page 8

like old sheet music you can purchase a can of archival spray that you can spray your papers with so that they will last for years to come. Also be creative with the shape. You do not have to use a butterflies, any shape that would look great framed in your home would be perfect. Guests could take photos of them with a Polaroid camera and place them in an already made scrapbook with a message to the happy couple. This is really awesome because at the end of the day you have a completed Polaroid photo scrapbook and the bride and groom didn’t have to do a thing to it. Keep the cover blank and later add a photo of the couple in their wedding attire or the wedding party or you could use an engagement photo as the cover. Advise cards are fun for the guests to fill out as an alternative to a guestbook. These cards could be stored in a wide variety of boxes and containers. The advice could be serious or funny. A nice way for each guest to give the bride and groom a personal message. Balloon picture is another really fun idea. A framed photo of a bride and groom holding a large number of balloons in which each guest will sign. Makes for a great piece to hang in their home. Asking your guests to sign quilting squares or completed quilt is a really unique idea. This quilt would look great in the new couples home. A globe that the guests could sign is another piece that would look great in a den or man cave. For those jet-setting couples this could be a fun addition to a travel themed wedding. Wine corks signed by guests are a

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creative idea that could be stored in a really beautiful glass jar. Could be beautifully displayed in a Tuscan themed kitchen or a rustic room. A guestbook tree is a cute idea where guests hang cards they sign with messages on them. Large engagement or wedding photo would be a beautiful piece to have your guests sign and could be hung in a great room or family room of the couples home. Having an engagement scrapbook made with lots of extra room for signatures and messages would be another awesome guestbook idea. Wine bottles signed by guests can be set aside to be cracked open on the couples 1st, 5th, 10th, etc. anniversary. A monogrammed canvas board would be another awesome piece guests could sign and could later hang in the couples’ home. Guests could sign ceramic tiles that could be used in the home on walls, decorative pieces or furniture. I loved this peacock picture I saw on Pinterest where the guests sign the feathers of the bird. It would be really beautiful for a peacock themed wedding. A video guestbook is really fun for the guests and the bride and groom. This is fun for the couple to actually see their guests give them a message. Something they will cherish forever! A piece of art on canvas that might go with the theme of a room in their home would be a nice piece to have everyone sign. A guest blog is another fun high-tech idea. A computer can be set up for the

guests to jump on and leave a message. The fun part about this is that everyone can check out the blog and see what other wrote! Postcards signed by guests are a great idea for those designation weddings. Purchase post cards that have photos of area attractions and landmarks of the place the wedding is held. Ask guests to sign them with a message or advice. This would also be a nice idea for those couples that plan or would like to travel together. You could have postcards of places the couple has been or would like to visit together. These photo postcards would look beautiful compiled in a scrapbook. Another unique idea is to have a large butcher block, bar or counter top signed by guests to be installed in the couples home. A blank journal book would be a really nice idea for those that would like their guests to leave them messages and advice. This would look great as a personal coffee table book for the couple. Vinyl records are becoming more and more like a pieces of art. Ask guests to sign records and hang them in an artistic way on a wall of the couples home. Great for those couples with a passion for music. Having guests sign a guitar is a really cool idea. This could be displayed on a wall or nestled in the corner of a home. Large wooden music notes (monogrammed letters or letters the spell out a word) signed by guests would make a cool wall accent for any room.

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Center Club Raises $30k at Grand Re-Opening Following a multi-million-dollar renovation, Center Club celebrated its Grand Re-Opening and Annual Charity Classic fundraiser by unveiling its new and tech savvy Club to the Orange County business and social community. This year’s Charity Classic Fundraiser exceeded everyone’s expectations by raising $30,000 for the three selected Charities; Orange County Museum of Art, MDA Augie’s Quest, and Employee Partners Care Foundation. With over 400 attending, this was also a time to honor its founder, Henry T. Segerstrom. “It is hard to express in words about how proud I am to be working with Henry Segerstrom,” stated Chair of the Club’s Board of Governors, Dr. Victoria Collins. New at the Center Club were a plethora of items but one that everyone enjoyed was the Encore Lounge. This area where most guests gathered features an upscale bar with a gastro pub-style menu, a media center with a 103 inch flat screen TV, cabanas with TVs and an elegant communal dining table complete with IPads. Guests attending enjoyed great food, drinks, and live entertainment. During the course of the evening, guests feasted on a Slider Station consisting of a Buffalo Chicken Slider, Filet Mignon Slider, Truffle Chips and House Made Cheetos, a Korean Short Rib Taco Bar, an Authentic Sushi Bar, and sumptuous Desserts including French Macaroons, Root Beer Floats, Lemon Meringue Lollipops, Chocolate Cream Pies, and Chocolate Pate and Peanut Butter Crunch. “This year’s Charity Classic demonstrates the scope of Orange County’s business and social leaders who have come forward to generously support important missions that improve lives right here in our community, stated Event Co-chairs Richard Ward and Liza Krassner. The Orange County Museum of Art enriches the lives of a diverse and changing community through modern and contemporary art. Visit www.ocma. net for more information. Augie Nieto founded Life Fitness over 40 years ago. If you’ve stepped into a gym since then, you’ve seen his work. His quest in that time was to make the world healthier through physical fitness. Now his quest has expanded as in 2005 Augie was diagnosed with ALS. Since then, Augie and his family have worked with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to find a cure for this disease. The Nietos work closely with MDA staff to coordinate fundraising

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Wedding Invitations: What’s the Difference Between Flat Printing, Thermography and Engraving? By Bellamy Vaught-Davis Wedding invitation costs for one hundred guests can vary widely--from just around one hundred dollars to several thousand. So, what’s the difference? Aren’t they all just paper and ink? Well, yes...and no. While the type of paper (or cotton, in some cases) can range in thickness, size and quality, there are only four options when it comes to how your invitations will be printed: letterpress, engraving, thermography and flat printing. Just as the quality of paper will affect your final invitation total, the way the invitations are actually printed can mean the difference between a three digit invite bill and a four digit one. Here are the differences in the main types of wedding invitation printing: Letterpress. This process is the oldest, most elegant and most expensive of the three--and for good reason. The wording for each set of invitations is arranged on a press, using the printer’s available fonts. This plate is then inked with the color(s) of ink you want, and the forced under high pressure against the blank invitation paper. The result is a beautiful invitation--you should be able to feel the indented wording after the process has been completed. You’ll need to order a

very heavy paper to create this effect (read: more expensive); thinner papers may tear during the printing process. Engraving. The end result of this process creates an invitation with raised lettering, rather than indented letter in letterpress. The creation process is similar, but even more individualized, as the invitation wording is carved on a metal plate rather than being composed with moveable type as in letterpress. You get to keep the plate at the end of the process, which makes for a neat, if unnecessary, wedding keepsake. The plate is heated behind the paper, forcing the lettering up. At the same time, ink is forced on top of the raised lettering, creating an elegant and distinctive look. This process also requires a heavy paper to withstand the heating and inking process. One benefit? There are far more options on fonts and spacing than with letterpress. Thermography. Are you a champagne bride on a beer budget? Then, thermography may be the ticket for you. This process is highly computerized, which equates to a lower end cost. The wording of your

invitation is placed into the computerized printing system, and the press creates your wording on the paper with a type of very hot adhesive. The ink pigmentation is then forced down onto the adhesive and then quickly dried. The end result is a raised invitation that would fool all but the most seasoned of wedding invitation lovers. You can tell a thermography invite by the shininess of the ink and the lack of indentation on the back of the invite. Flat-printing. The most economical of the four, flat-printing creates an invitation

that is completely smooth on the back and front. The process by which these invites are created are similar to that which occurs on your home computer: ink is laid down in lines or pixels by a printer and then dried. This process allows for the most customization of fonts, colors and spacing since the design is done exclusively on the computer. Happy invitation shopping!

21 Unique Wedding Bouquet Ideas By J.C. Meeker Traditional wedding bouquets are beautiful. The flowers in the bouquets that coordinate with the dresses add to the elegance of a wedding. More and more we now see couples trying to be different adding unique special touches to their wedding to make them personal and even more memorable. A great way to do this is to trade the traditional flower bouquet for something a little different. Some alternatives could be a lot cheaper than the traditional fresh cut flowers. Flowers of course are what you first think of for wedding bouquets. Fresh flowers (1) are no doubt breathtaking but can be very expensive. Silk flowers (2) are nice because they last and the wedding party can keep them as a memento. Paper flowers (3) are growing in popularity. You can see a variety of scrapbook style flowers, origami or tissue paper flowers as bouquets. Fruits (4) and vegetables (5) are a nice alternative. Using fruit and vegetables that are in season when you have your wedding is a nice touch. A bundle of multicolored apples in a basket or in a bouquet are beautiful Page 14

in the fall or maybe some Indian corn. Bouquets made out of candy (6) or lollipops (7) can be really fun for a whimsical wedding. Clusters of lollipops in a bouquet are very cute or send your flower girls down the aisle with a gigantic sucker. That would be really cute and so would the smile on that little girls face knowing she gets to eat it when it’s all over. Tastefully arranged feathers (8) make a great alternative. Peacock feathers were a very hot trend in Christmas of 2012. I anticipate seeing this trend carry over into this years wedding trends. Christmas ornaments (9) are beautiful and add some tulle and you have a fabulous bouquet. Bundles of pinecones (10) make a really nice earthy bouquet. You can spice them up with glitter, colored ribbon or tulle. Lanterns (11) and candles (12) are a really nice touch for an alternative to flower bouquets. They also add to the ambiance of the wedding. For those crafters, making a button bouquet (13) is a different spin on the traditional. You could also make a beaded bouquet (14) or use jewels (15). I have seen some photos on the Internet of sparkling and color-

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ful broaches that have been put together to make a really gorgeous bouquet. Collapsible fans (16) are elegant and can serve as dual purpose for those hot summer weddings also a nice touch for a southern style wedding. Parasol umbrellas (17) are another great alternative that could also be used to shade the wedding party from the sun. A cluster of seashells (18) would be a beautiful accent to a nautical or beach themed wedding. Wrist corsages (19) could be a cheaper version of the traditional wedding flower bouquet. Balloons (20) are a fun and whimsical alternative to tradition. Makes for a lot of fun pictures of the wedding. Pinwheels are another great idea. It gives a playful, fun vibe to the wed-

ding. Metal (21) also be really cool as an alternative. Sculpted metal in any color could be a very unique piece. For a great laugh at the wedding, the bride can hold a ball and chain or walk with it attached to her ankle. Or after the “I do” when the couple is about to walk down the aisle have the new husband attach the ball and chain to the wife! Think outside the box and you can come up with some really great alternative ideas.

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LADERA RANCH NEWS R est aurant Antonucci’s Restaurant Serving authentic Italian seafood and award-winning pizza since 1976 with exciting appetizers and a full bar and live entertainment on Saturday evening.

24190 Alicia Parkway Mission Viejo. 949-472-4332 Cinnamon Productions Bakery Café

Breakfast can be delightfully decadent with sugary cinnamon rolls like grandma used to make or lighter eggs and toast or scones. Some interesting sandwich possibilities and strong hot coffee OPEN Sunday/Monday 6:30am to 4:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00am to 8:00pm

25672 Crown Valley Pkwy. 949-218-1515 Claim Jumper Monster salad bar, great steaks, full bar with a wide selection of beers and wines to choose from.

27845 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Mission Viejo 461.7170 Cosmo’s Italian Kitchen Owners Bob Quinn and Dick Fisher celebrate their 5th anniversary with special dinners Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. Open 11am Monday to Friday.

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27702 Crown Valley Pkwy E-3 365-8777 Don Gustavo’s Authentic Mexican Food with homestyle flavor, menu items include Chile Relleno, Carnitas, Fajitas, Eggs Machaca, Chimicangas, Veggie Burrito, Fish Tacos, Shrimp Enchiladas, Taco Salad. Margaritas, Tequilas y Mas! Plus catering at your home or office. Open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week, plus Weekend Breakfast. Located at Oso/ Marguerite in the Pavillion’s Shopping center,

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1701 Corporate Drive, Ladera Ranch (949) 364-7080 Jalapeno’s Restaurant Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Authentic Mexican food including Chili Verde, Omelettes, Huevos Rancheros, Tostadas, Carne Asada, Menudo, traditional burritos including Beef, Chicken, Fish, Beans (Vegetarian), Chile Rellenos, Taquitos, Enchiladas. Imported and domestic beers.

27602 Antonio Pkwy, 364-5614 Latte Da Bagelry & Grill Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served all day. Fifteen different types of bagels made daily. Salads, burgers, plus Italian specialties like Chicken Alfredo. opens at 6am daily; closes at 9pm Monday through Saturday, open until 4pm on Sunday.

21612 Plano Trabuco Road at Santa Margarita Parkway in the Albertson’s Center in Rancho Santa Margarita. 949-589-6405 O’Neill’s Bar & Grill at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club. Sunday Brunch at O’Neill’s is a delicious and leisurely experience. Zagat calls it the “best value in Orange County.” Daily specials include fresh fish, steaks, pizza and hearty sandwiches.

26772 Avery Pkwy, Mission Viejo. 949-305-5100 Peppino’s Newly remodeled restaurant on the Lake, expanded the dining area, full service bar, waiting lounge and a front dining patio. The rear-dining terrace offers a beautiful view of Lake Mission Viejo. Happy Hour daily from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

The Ranch Sports Grill All Laker games, NHL, Fox Soccer and all Top Games. Taco Tuesdays, Slider Wednesdays, Taste of Italy Thursdays, DJ Friday nights. Happy Hour 11am to 6pm Mon.- Fri.

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Well, Wrap Me in Chocolate and Call Me a Valentine By Nancy V Canfield Describing chocolate is like trying to bail out a boat with a fish net. It just can’t be done. Chocolate is different things to different people. It does seem that the only thing we can all agree on is that chocolate and Saint Valentine’s Day go together like Cheech and Chong. Chocolate is an extraordinary gift, and has been since ancient times. The Aztecs, in 1400, traded with Maya for cacao.. They seasoned bitter chocolate drinks with spices, and offered the sacred brew as a favorite social drink for rulers, decorated soldiers, and merchants. Priests presented the cacao seeds to the gods as offerings and celebrated sacred ceremonies with chocolate drinks. Throughout the ages, chocolate has held its place as the most satisfying of edible delights. Why does chocolate make us feel good? Without expanding on the scientific explanations of the effect chocolate has on us, let’s just say that stimulants and chemicals in chocolate affect our central nervous system and brain, elevating our mood, calming our anxiety, and evoking feelings similar to those described as “a runner’s high.” Of course there will be mood bustPage 16

ers who decry the sinfulness of chocolate. The fat and sugar contained in chocolate more than outweigh the benefits, say the pompous and grumpy food police, who would have us all survive on bark, twigs, and grubs for our own good and the good of the planet. To them I say...hogwash. The wondrous effect that this heavenly, sensual, and gratifying substance offers feeds not only the body but the very soul. The name for the tree from which chocolate is made, Theobroma cacao, in Greek means “food of the gods.” If chocolate was good enough for the Gods, then by golly, it is good enough for me. Chocolate not only does things to us, it says things for us. As a gift, it covers a multitude of occasions nicely, but first and foremost, it is the Valentine’s Day representation to bestow upon the love of your life. It is wickedly suggestive, and sinfully

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pleasurable. Sure, a big fat diamond is nice, but surround the rock with the seductiveness of chocolate and you have an unforgettable moment of passionate surrender. Plus, you can eat the better part of the gift. Oh, all right. I may be overplaying the chocolate angle a bit, but when you get right down to it, there are few of us who can resist a big ol’ hunk of chocolate? For those out there toying with breaking tradition and buying the

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Ladera Ranch News Legal Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7037.04638 Title Order No. 4370984 MIN No. 100135553000479745 APN 936-85-178 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 03/09/07. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): CORY ROSIER, A SINGLE MAN Recorded: 03/19/07, as Instrument No. 2007000175083, of Official Records of Orange County, California. Date of Sale: 02/28/13 at 3:00 PM Place of Sale: At the North front entrance to the County Courthouse, 700 Civic Center Drive West., Santa Ana, CA The purported property address is: 31 GARRISON LOOP, LADERA RANCH, CA 92694 Assessors Parcel No. 936-85-178 The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $563,258.53. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not

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The Ladera Ranch News

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The Ladera Ranch News

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The Only Weekly Newspaper Exclusively for the Ladera Ranch Area

February 8, 2013

Shopping Guide for Red-Hot Valentine’s Day Dresses By Stephanie Haddad Tired of wearing the same old black dress every time you’ve got a hot date? This Valentine’s Day, you could be sizzling in a hot red dress instead. With the “little red dress” taking Hollywood (and everywhere else) by storm, there’s no time like a holiday dedicated to love to pick one up for yourself. How to Choose Your Little Red Dress Buying a dress, no matter what the color, does not have to be a difficult process. Know your body type, what flatters your shape, and have an idea what you’re looking for before you shop. Here’s some basic guidelines for common body types: Heavy body types should shop for a dress that creates symmetry in the body (either minimizing the top half or bottom half for balance). For a minimizing top, look for a scoop or v-neck design and some simple flare or draping on the bottom. Pear-shaped body types will benefit from a dress with some detail work on the top half and an a-line silhouette. Ellen Tracy makes a great dress in cherry red that is figure flattering. Hourglass shapes should be the easiest to dress and can wear nearly

any style. But if you choose to even out the curves, shop for a dress that doesn’t accentuate the waistline, like a sheath dress. Rectangular body shapes need a dress that adds some curvature, like a belted or cinched-waist dress. Wrap dresses, halters, and sheaths are also good at feminizing a boyish figure. Have some fun with a chic red wrap dress by TravelSmith or a printed floral in red by Diane von Furstenberg. Red-Hot Shopping Options There are a lot of options out there for anyone in the dress shopping market. Red dresses, as well, abound. Nearly every major brand name has a red dress, some in multiple designs, patterns, materials, and styles. To find the best choice for you, have your specifics in mind and start searching! Some of the hottest trends in dresses right now include unique necklines, lace and sheers, mixed fabrics, one-shoulder, wraps, and (still) maxi dresses. Have some fun with something sexy and smoldering or chic and elegant, the choice is yours. As long as it’s red, you’ll be catching eyes wherever you go!

5 Gifts He’ll Love on Valentine’s Day By Alison Harrison How to pick a valentine’s gift for the man in your life? You love him no matter what. You don’t mind that he drops his shirts on the floor, can’t hear you when he watches football, and still likes to eat pizza out of the box in front of the Tivo. But choosing the perfect Valentines gift for him is hard. Here are 5 ways to show him you care on Valentine’s Day without being too cutesy (unless he likes that). A beer gift basket Beer on the Wall has a great selection of beer gift baskets and beer of the month options. This will probably delight him more than any box of Valentine’s Day chocolates. If he’s not a beer drinker, then how about some of the vinyards and wine sellers who offer wine clubs with gift boxes or monthly deliveries? Cookie bouquet There are lots of surveys stating that men actually want to receive flowers on Valentine’s Day. Uhhuh. I’m betting he’d rather have a “bouquet” of his favorite cookies instead. Try Cookies By Design for a great selection. Or if you’re feel-

ing domestic, why not bake him up a batch? Not sweet toothed? Many meat producers offer gift packs of bacon, steaks or jerky. Or sign him up to a farmers vegetable box delivery so he can whip up his favorite vegetarian food all year round. Personalized T’s If he’s more of a jeans and t-shirt kind of a guy than a fancy restaurant customer, try Café Press for a range of fantastic T’s or create your own with a personal message. Looking for something a little more upscale? Cufflinks or collar stays can be engraved with initials or special messages. Tickets If you have the cash, buy some front row seats to his favorite team or band. if you’re on a more meager budget this year,then try tickets to a film that he wants to see - especially if it’s a type you’re not so keen on. You get the double benefit of having bought the gift and letting him see that you’ll go out of your way to make him happy. Weekend away Just you and your honey in a cosy cottage with a hot tub and the

sound of the sea. Or a swanky hotel room in the heart of the city. Travel prices are down a little this year so splash out and make it a weekend he won’t forget. Deep down, men and women both want the same - to be loved

and appreciated and maybe spoiled a little. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to use your imagination but make sure that,whatever the gift,you give it with love.

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