Cover: OC’s Wine Trail There are Wineries in OC? Yes. Vineyards too? YES! We take readers on three wine trails within the county borders. Siders on the history of wine here, the OC wine society, tasting room etiquette and chef’s pairings.
Kelli Ellis the brand: The HGTV designer and OC resident remakes her image and branches out beyond HGTV. She has a show online and teamed with Miracle Manor at CHOC among other new adventures. Pat Broeske tells us all about it.
Snapshot: Former OC resident Chrissy Teigen is having a huge year with her cookbook launch in February, daughter in April, trolling Trump on Twitter.
Person of Interest Dragon Gym martial arts instructor Amelia Pham, high school senior and second-degree black belt who teaches little kids at the Orange gym now.
Hip Hoods Lido Marina Village. Fun new boutique destination includes Aesop, Clare V, Bailey 44 and Steven Alan.
Perfect Getaway A trip to Washington DC for fall.
Culturephile Two book events in October in OC. We use a flow chart to tell readers which one is best for their style.
Arts Yevgeniya Mikhailik is the program coordinator at the Irvine Fine Arts Center and has won acclaim for her art this month as well
Don’t Miss Our events page featuring six great October happenings like Ringo Starr and Tony Bennett at SCFTA.
Finds Denim in all its forms
Tastemaker Blogger Kathleen Barnes, who created “Carrie Bradshaw Lied” style blog on how her style has evolved with her blog and her readers.
Hot Shop Elysse Walker at Lido Marina.
Opener/Main Course Miles Clements reviews Seasalt in Huntington Beach.
Nibbles & Bits Three’s a trend with churros for dessert, plus Linda Saenz and her Lucky Habanero salsa.
Global Diner Argentine pizza from Il Doce in Costa Mesa, Rincon Argentino in Costa Mesa and Empanada Man Pizzeria in Lake Forest
Dining Guide Our guide to many of our 200+ recommended restaurants. We’ll also have short spotlight features on Mezzet at South Coast Plaza, Old Crow Smokehouse in Huntington and Hello Kitty Café at the Spectrum.
On The Market Grand entrances and big impacts in Coto, Irvine, Villa Park and Orange
Personal Space A luxury guest bedroom in Corona del Mar
Home Feature A California ranch home in Laguna owned by Hallen-Berg
DEPARTMENTS AND COLUMNS
My O.C. Writer reflects back on her first crush and how that didn’t work out so well.
Rituals Anaheim Halloween parade. Long before there was Disneyland, there was this parade. It nearly died a few years ago, but two designers rescued it and now it’s nearly 100 years old.
Health Irvine couple saves their marriage and his health by discovering the joys of E-bikes. New writer Roy Wallach
Answer Man Three local trivia questions, including OC’s smallest city, gondolas at Newport Harbor and lake monsters in the county.