| May 23, 2012
| 12:45 PM
You can go to the islands of the Caribbean for the pirates, the islands of Hawaii for the waves, or even the islands of the South Pacific for the sushi — or you can make the wise decision and go to Islands Restaurants in Orange County for their...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The tiny eatery Laguna Thai by the Sea has had a face lift this past year and added bamboo wainscoting and more mobile-type paper decorations swinging in the breeze, but the major new addition is a fancy wood, floor-to-ceiling wine cabinet that...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:06 PM
It's finally feeling like fall, which means time to wear cozy sweaters for cooler weather.
At two amazing boutiques in Newport Beach — Sienna Brown Fashion at Corona del Mar Plaza and its sister store Coastal Cool at Crystal Cove Promenade —...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 2:24 PM
The name Rothschild's evokes the Old World, not Italian food. Helmut Reiss named his restaurant after his mother's family.
Until its recent remodel, when a large sign was put up advertising "Fine Italian Food," people often wondered what kind of...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:48 PM
While bars and restaurants abound in Laguna Beach, Chris Olsen and Jeff Schroeder contend that locals deserve a watering hole for their favorite glass of Pinot Noir as well.
The two co-founders of Wine Gallery, which opened its first location in Corona...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:11 PM
"If you are lucky enough to drink wine by the sea … you are lucky enough."
That is the motto of SeaLegs Wine Bar, a new hip spot in Huntington Beach. "By the sea," in this case, means just a few blocks up the street.
This attractive and...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Three Laguna Beach natives are bringing Napa Valley to town with a new wine label.
Purple Corduroy debuted its first varietal in April and is available at several local stores.
The name has parallel meanings: First, for the purple spots on swell maps...