This 1995 Frank Gehry-designed, Anaheim hockey arena is the Ducks’ practice facility and is used for public skating. The ceiling’s curving woodwork is emblematic of Gehry.
Co-founded by sisters Rachael and Natalie Dickens, this comprehensive fashion and beauty website is a zine tailored for Orange County women. It features weekly layouts of the latest trends, a daily “Look of the Day,” and how-to’s on makeup, hair, and skin care. Its “Ultimate OC Style-List” is a roundup of their picks for best-of-the-best boutiques and beauty professionals to help you define your personal style. ocstylereport.com
When you stand in the center of this UC Irvine landmark and speak, your voice sounds amplified in your own ear, but not to those around you.
This new shop is off the beaten path, but it’s on the right track with its mission to support local designers. Browse the latest collections of Corona del Mar-based Jessie Loves Jewels; and made-in-South County brand Luxe by Lisa Vogel swimwear. Owner Christy Salem has great taste and her boutique is filled with chic-yet-affordable apparel, plus home goods. 359 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949-533-3525, socialbboutique.com
Geocaching is a treasure hunt that’s played worldwide using GPS technology. Players are given the coordinates of a buried prize, and try to find it. In addition to small gifts hidden by past seekers, the cache contains a log sheet for successful players to sign in. In the spirit of this month’s cover story, our interns agreed to play the game and finished with a .500 batting average. Here are their experiences.
On an 1891 whistle-stop tour of the West, our 23rd president received a rousing welcome at the Santa Ana train station. The crowd swelled to nearly 5,000 for this first county visit by a sitting president. Even The Standard, the local Democratic newspaper, said of the Republican president’s speech: “We enjoyed the occasion as much as anyone.”

We dare you to not fall in love with the succulent starfish wall sculpture on the pocket patio recently fashioned from fallow space behind the Captain’s Cabin. Other living art includes vibrant flowerbeds and hanging herb gardens by Kathryn Agresto, designer of gardens at Park Ave and Montage Resort. Strings of tiny lanterns add twinkle to the 30-seat alfresco refuge.
630 Lido Park Drive, Newport Beach, 949-675-3474, bluewatergrill.com

Now that the trucks have been mothballed, fans flock to this moored flagship for Andrew Gruel’s sustainable seafood treats. Still, two of the best are only available by request: the Classic New England Lobster Roll ($23), and the famed lobster grilled cheese ($15). 19696 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 714-963-3900, slapfishrestaurant.com
Ann Ciulla is a licensed investigator and modern-day Nancy Drew
Lower-level gallery near the back staircase, Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949-494-8971, lagunaartmuseum.org