A third terminal, international flights and customs, streamlined boarding, smarter parking—and Zov’s! The two-year, $540 million upgrade to John Wayne Airport gives travelers more great reasons to avoid the mess at LAX. You can read an excerpt from that comprehensive story package here. For the full feature, including our upgraded airport map and the lowdown on new preflight dining options, order your November issue here!
by Scott Christian
“My Secret Wedding”
Celebrity biographer Pat H. Broeske offers an insightful recounting of a forgotten chapter in the glamorous life of silent-film star Mary Pickford. When Pickford and first husband Owen Moore renewed their wedding vows at Mission San Juan Capistrano in the spring of 1915, was it a public expression of love, or an artful early attempt at image manipulation? Read a short excerpt here. To get the full feature, subscribe or order a digital copy of our November issue here!
by Pat H. Broeske
The Balboa Peninsula loft of hairstylist Louis Orozco is a chic and modern outpost for work and play.
by Barbara Thornburg
How The Bowers Museum’s Anne Shih persuaded China to share the Terra Cotta Warriors and other rare and treasured artifacts.
by Anastacia Grenda
Laguna Playhouse’s Soirée
Society Editor Gloria Zigner’s monthly recap of the county’s charity events, including comedian Rita Rudner’s appearance at the annual fundraiser for the Laguna Playhouse.
The Original Hot Pockets INSIDERS ONLY!
Latin American empanadas are catching on in Orange County, from bakeries to food trucks. We found some of the best.
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Our Neighborhoods page visits the area around Orange’s Plaza Park for antiquing and more. The O.C. Answer Man explains the history of grizzlies and airplanes in Orange County. In Books, Newport Beach writer Lynda Zussman tells the tragic story of losing her daughter. In Trade Secrets, professional stilt-walker Brittnee Gee comes down to earth for a chat. Perfect Getaway takes you to downtown Napa for some holiday cheer. Also, on our Just for Fun page, we track the tweets of six local notables and learn about the naked Fudgsicle eater in Nicolas Cage’s house; meet rising star Graham Phillips from “The Good Wife” in O.C.’s Own; and celebrate signature front porches in On the Market.
Tanned hide is the look this fall, and it’s being used in some unusual ways—everything from necklaces to iPad covers. Plus, a tip about where to get all that leather cleaned.
Hot Shop J. Ensemble owner Jacqueline Kanawati brings a oui bit of Paris to her Seal Beach boutique.
Drive The peculiar world of vintage auto racing, where, as in life, the difference between pros and amateurs often is a smile.
Rituals Saving the Southwest Community center in Santa Ana, as well as the monthly ritual the center has inspired.
Land’s End Underseasoned: Our misguided mix of fall football and sunscreen
Editor’s Letter Wheels Up!
Artist Spotlight “Crystal Cove Cottage” by Irvine artist Christie Grimstad, whose work is showing as part of Winter Fantasy, Nov. 19 through Dec. 11 at the Sawdust Art Festival.
>> Online Only An exclusive online gallery of other Grimstad works here, as well as our comprehensive events listings that will guide you to the month’s best in local arts and entertainment.
Main Course Sol del Sur Bistro in San Juan Capistrano
Nibbles & Bits News and notes from the local foodie scene, including an apple tart Smackdown, Haley Nguyen’s garlic and ginger sauces, and fascinating options for a vegan Thanksgiving
On the Side The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
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