| 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 25, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Steve and Jason Berger went in their backyard in search of a specimen from an exotic species, the yellow dragonfruit.
Crouching behind their Huntington Beach home, they traveled through a narrow corridor of encroaching leaves, branches and cacti...
| 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 25, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Just steps from the beach is a new Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf designed to reflect the surf culture in downtown Huntington Beach.
Quiksilver and other action sports brands donated the surfboards that were used to build the art installation. There's a tall...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:32 AM
When it comes to shopping for coveted denim, you'll want to check out Solutions the Premier Denim Store at Westcliff Court in Newport Beach.
All denim is reduced 20% with a student I.D. through Labor Day. Solutions just received great denim styles,...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 5:22 PM
There are several new eateries in the ever-evolving entertainment center that is the Irvine Spectrum. One of the hippest is Cucina Enoteca, just across the courtyard from the Cineplex.
As you approach the restaurant, the first thing you see is the...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Although Tradition by Pascal has closed its doors after 24 years as Orange County's premier French restaurant, chef Pascal Olhats is still busy with his catering business, his eponymous epicerie and overseeing Café Jardin and Brasserie Pascal, as well...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 11:54 AM
Newport's premiere food and entertainment festival, the Taste of Newport, celebrates 24 years at Fashion Island from Friday through Sunday.
More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the three-day party, where they will sample culinary delights...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:28 PM
The popular Wine Gallery in Corona Del Mar has opened a beautiful second location in Laguna Beach. The large room is centered around a spacious, U-shaped, marble-topped bar that faces the white-tiled, open kitchen featuring a wood-burning oven. The...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:57 AM
There's nothing like a good butt-kicking, and I had my own on a recent Friday morning, thanks to the newly opened Orange Theory Fitness in Newport Beach.
The hour-long class was a mix of rowing, treadmill, floor exercises, lunges, arm and core work, all...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:28 PM
"Bring back that loving feeling," so the song says, and with Valentine's Day here, there are plenty of ways to do that. Here are just a few ideas.
The Californian at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa has a special menu for the big night...