Worn in small splashes and combined for big impact, spring’s trippy prints and bold hues tell a modern fashion story
Photographs by Kristi Klemens
Styling by Erin Stafford
The Great Galoot
"Rules of Engagement" star and Huntington Beach native Patrick Warburton’s career took off once he stopped taking himself, and his bulk, seriously
by Tina Dirmann
The Wild Duck Chase
An Orange County artist’s journey into the strange and unpredictable world of competitive duck painting, in pursuit of an enduring American dream
by Martin J. Smith
Tangled Up in Blue
The stoner-surfer stereotype is nearly as old as surf culture itself. But troubling drug problems and a recent court case have some wondering if that needs to change.
by Matthew Heller
Life at Land’s End
By Martin J. Smith
Zoom! Society Editor Gloria Zigner takes you inside local events, parties, and fundraisers
Intersection Camino Capistrano and Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano
Numbers The relative speed of whales and Dana Point whale parade
Trade Secrets Whale-watch captain Dave Anderson
Answer Man The Pink Lady of Yorba Linda, dog beach etiquette, and Orange County’s dormant volcano
Books Orange Coast literary critic Marylin Hudson reviews a new book about Laguna Beach’s Brotherhood of Eternal Love, and revisits a UCI alum’s “The Lovely Bones.” She also reviews a leadership book and a Newport Beach writer’s first novel.
Quotes Read an extended interview with Stephen Cannell in which he discusses marriage in the Hollywood minefield
On the Market An architectural buffet in San Juan Capistrano
Arts “Balmy Day” by Laguna Beach’s John Crosby “Web Exclusive!"
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Finds Workout attire for the fashionably fit
Seen Clothing store manager Julio Martinez
Voices The aromatic candle makers of CandlEssence on Balboa
O.C. Street Chic A photo and video blog by Jason Wallis introduces you to some of Orange County’s most fashion-forward people.
Drive With Orange’s badass new cop cars, perps aren’t the only ones with hot wheels
Legends Celebrating the meandering mind of Jim Sleeper, Orange County’s go-to historian
My Orange County Crow’s feet and cleavage: Second thoughts of a woman with one but not the other
Travel Deep historical ties keep the ’49ers’ spirit alive in Central California
Guide Seven great local theater companies
Land’s End Love stories are always complicated. But new columnist Shawn Hubler’s relationship with Orange County is probably going to last.
Main Course Sol Cocina After a few uncertain steps, the Newport Beach Baja cantina is walking tall
Mouthful At home with Rachel Klemek of Blackmarket Bakery
Rediscovery Sage 12 years later, Rich Mead’s imaginative seasonal fare is even more relevant
The Guide Orange County’s definitive source for restaurant news, minireviews, and the hottest food and drink destinations.
Taste of Orange County Cynthia Furey’s blog can help you keep up with the latest local dining news and events.
The Grapevine Anne Valdespino's wine blog.
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