We recommend 25 sweet sensations from Orange County chefs, and tell you where to find them. These are the ones that will haunt you long after the bill is paid.
By Gretchen Kurz
Welcome to Orange County, the world capital of dark disbelief.
By Patrick J. Kiger
With a nod to Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane,” we asked five notable locals to identify and explain the objects they cherish most, and why.
See photographer Hugh Hamilton’s revealing photo essay.
Living Above the Shop
Meet three Orange County entrepreneurs—a boutique owner, a restaurateur, and a makeup artist—who found their bliss just steps away from work.
By Barbara Thornburg
Getting Your Groove Back
Seven great local places to buy vinyl records.
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Intersection tells you what’s happening this holiday at Marine and Balboa avenues on Balboa Island; the Trade Secrets of competitive eater Damon Wells; a peculiar ski report from the O.C. Answer Man; Manolo Blahnik considers the Kardashians, and more!
Sparkles are back with everything from a sequined Coach backpack to dazzling paillette T-strap shoes by Pierre Hardy; redefining “old” at Fullerton’s Out of Vogue.
Drive San Juan Capistrano’s Tanner Foust debuts on “Top Gear”
Rituals Is the tamalada Orange County’s oldest holiday ritual?
Land’s End Recalculating Christmas
Editor’s Letter Tough Sledding
Arts & Events
Artist Spotlight Laguna Beach artist Chris Gwaltney
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Zoom! Oceana’s celebrity-studded SeaChange fundraiser
Main Course Rich Mead’s new Canyon stakes a solid claim in Anaheim Hills
Rediscovery A more mature Mesa in Costa Mesa
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