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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • All About Food: Costa Mesa store follows owner's passion for wine

    All About Food: Costa Mesa store follows owner's passion for wine
    Laguna Beach resident Nancy Milby gave up a career in the corporate world to follow her passion for food and wine. She opened the Laguna Culinary Institute in 2001 under the direction of the highly qualified chef Laurent Brazier. As the small school...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Wine and friendly neighborhood ambiance at Bacchus

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Wine and friendly neighborhood ambiance at Bacchus
    I think Bacchus Bar & Bistro is the kind of place we would all like to have in our neighborhood: casual and friendly with good food and live music at a reasonable decibel. It is located in the Quail Hill Village Center and has indoor and outdoor dining....
  • Retail Therapy: Rockin' at the District

    Roq around the clock: KROQ will present its free, all-ages Roq N' Surf Concert Series from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the AMC courtyard in the District at Tustin Legacy, 2437 Park Ave., Tustin. Enjoy Mike Dena at noon Saturday, followed by...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu
    The former home of Mark's Restaurant, in the strip mall across from the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, has undergone a makeover. It now has a new name, Ivory Restaurant & Lounge; a new owner, Marsha Benson; a new chef, Abel...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: An informal dinner on Black Friday

    The Gossiping Gourmet: An informal dinner on Black Friday
    The other evening, I had a most unique dining experience. Perhaps the fact that it was the night after Thanksgiving could explain some of it. My guest and I walked into a large, beautiful dining room with fresh flowers on every table and found ourselves...
  • All About Food: A delectable treat in Laguna Beach

    All About Food: A delectable treat in Laguna Beach
    A wonderful new store in Laguna Beach — Laguna Wine, Coffee, & Specialty Foods — is an oenophile's paradise and a gourmet's delight. Even if you are neither, you will find the knowledgeable and friendly staff eager to help you make your...
  • Retail Therapy: Build that yoga wardrobe

    Strike a pose: Yoga and activewear apparel designer Solow will hold an event hosted by yogi Angela Leigh of Equinox gym from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Irvine Spectrum Center's Nordstrom store. Attendees will enjoy cold-pressed juices and other...
  • The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef

    The Gossiping Gourmet: Stellar food from a familiar chef
    The energetic and charming Alessandro Pirozzi has opened yet another excellent restaurant, this one in Corona del Mar. This is the fourth restaurant of his that I have reviewed, and by now he knows who I am. It has always been my policy to remain...
  • Culinary shop finds new home at Macy's

    The culinary arm of Laguna Culinary Arts is moving to the Macy's Home Store in South Coast Plaza. The relocation of the renamed La Cuisine Culinary Arts, led by executive chef Laurent Brazier, was announced Monday. Brazier, who has owned and managed...