Most of us don’t look back so fondly on our high school years, but besties Frances Akbari and Donna Nguyen remember 1992 at Fountain Valley High as the beginning of a beautiful friendship—and now, business relationship. The duo is launching an online jewelry shop called Serene Sky ( on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Fall means a fresh look at fashion, so the timing couldn’t be better for South Coast Plaza’s newest merchandiser. Based out of Japan, Uniqlo offers fashion staples in a variety of colors that allow for the freedom of creative...
An oasis of marble and gilt, it’s about as far away from a typical salon as O.C. is from Paris, which inspired it.
Don't miss Orange County-based award-winning jewelry designer Michael Hezar's trunk show until 5 today at Neiman Marcus, and again from 10 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. tomorrow.
C Dobbs, a sunny boutique in Corona del Mar where you'll find cute fashion, unique accessories and a warm owner ready to greet you with a smile.
Urban Decay, Newport Beach's iconic edgy makeup line, launched Naked Smoky last week, its most recent collection of eyeshadows. Sales temporarily broke the company's website. At a party launching the palette, co-hosted by Vogue, models in San Clemente-based Mikoh swimwear...
Click here for part one of this interview. Tell us about your manicure style, which is one of your signatures. In 1991-92 I started wearing my nails in this half-moon manicure that’s become very popular now. My mom was the first...
Any discerning dude with a fondness for cars, architecture, and design will love Period Correct.

Hot Shop: Brass Tack

If good things come in small packages, Brass Tack in Laguna Beach is a great place toshop. Next to the post office on Forest Avenue and fronted by a charming brick patio with two woven chairs ($425 each), it’s...

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