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  • The Crowd: A farewell march for Philharmonic leader

    The Crowd: A farewell march for Philharmonic leader
    The Balboa Bay Resort welcomed the Philharmonic Society of Orange County May 2 for its 60th anniversary celebration dinner. The gala evening honored president of the society and artistic director Dean Corey for his 21 years of service to the Philharmonic....
  • The Crowd: Bringing back the refined continental table

     The Crowd: Bringing back the refined continental table
    In a time when white, starched dining table linens have largely been replaced by plastic place mats, the Les Amis d Escoffier Society of Southern California gathered earlier this month at the Island Hotel, Newport Beach, to remind the world that grand...
  • Arts Year In Review: A year of culture

    With Newport-Mesans in the Olympics, contentious City Council elections and those Mitt and Barack guys grabbing headlines, it was a busy year for news — and the arts proved to be no exception. We could try to order this into a conventional "top 10...
  • The Crowd: Enjoying a fun night of 'Pain'

    The Crowd: Enjoying a fun night of 'Pain'
    The Orange County Museum of Art is set to begin a year of special events beginning in February, kicking off a season of cutting-edge art events in the OC. Museum director Dennis Szakacs and his team are sponsoring an exhibition titled "Richard Jackson:...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Trattoria is treasure on the Island

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Trattoria is treasure on the Island
    Nestled in a tiny storefront on Balboa Island is a new and charming, romantic little bistro called Trattoria Mediterranean. It is a treasure box, with its candlelit atmosphere, the sound of trickling water from the fountain on the terrace and the wrought-...
  • The Latest: Engaging 'Memories'; Thrill lives up to name

    The Latest: Engaging 'Memories'; Thrill lives up to name
    Wine Memories Lenard Davis AuthorHouse; 146 pages Poor Merlot. After Paul Giamatti uttered that now-famous line in the 2004 romantic comedy "Sideways" — the one about not drinking Merlot. Seriously, do I even need to quote it? — news...
  • Wine-tasting to benefit poor children

    The Big Canyon Country Club will host a wine-tasting benefit Thursday for the Wooden Floor, a Santa Ana nonprofit that offers dance classes for low-income children. The seventh annual Keep the Promise Wine Tasting Benefit begins at 6 p.m. at the...
  • A Word, Please: If you choose to exclaim, follow the rules

    Recently I dusted off an old paperback copy of "Oliver Twist." Flipping through, I landed on page 121, where I read the following passage. "Hold your tongue, sir!" said Mr. Fang, peremptorily. "I will not, sir!" replied the old gentleman. "Hold your...
  • PETA targets Costa Mesa, Laguna chefs for serving foie gras

    PETA targets Costa Mesa, Laguna chefs for serving foie gras
    An animal-rights group has sent letters threatening legal action to two Orange County chefs who serve foie gras. The chefs serve fattened duck liver at Arc in Costa Mesa and Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, drawing the ire of People for the...
  • The Crowd: Taking a SPIN for a good cause

    The Crowd: Taking a SPIN for a good cause
    "2013 marked our 25th anniversary, and this year's gala was, fittingly, the most successful we have ever had," commented Jean Wegener, executive director of Serving People In Need (SPIN). More than 380 generous patrons joined forces Nov. 1 in the...
  • Trend Watch: Taking the guesswork out of denim

    Trend Watch: Taking the guesswork out of denim
    The greatest shopping friend known to women may have just arrived at Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza. The Me-Ality takes the guessing out of sizing, style and best fit when it comes to finding that perfect pair of jeans. I recently tested it and was...
  • The Crowd: A century of hula and cinema

    The Crowd: A century of hula and cinema
    As 100 guests arrived at the Balboa Bay Resort, two young gents stood at attention blowing traditional Hawaiian conch shells. Sam and Jack Christensen offered the spiritual island welcome to their great-grandmother Bernice "Bea" Edwards, honoring her...