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  • Lyssa Myska Allen

    Digital Media Director

    Lyssa is the digital media director at Orange Coast magazine, overseeing orangecoast.com and all of our social networks; follow us at the links below (she made us write that)! Lyssa launched a variety of successful websites and wrote for a number of print publications before being imported—as the joke goes—to Orange County from Aspen to join the Orange Coast team.

    She says: Don't forget pinterest.com/orangecoastmag!

 

Biking the Orange County Coast from Seal Beach to San Clemente

6:30am: A friend and I are dropped off at Seal Beach Municipal Pier. I’m on a hybrid mountain bike in a ski helmet; she’s on a road bike in a skate helmet. We begin cruising down the boardwalk through Huntington Beach and into Newport Beach.
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The Aspen Crud: A Real Prohibition Cocktail

In this month's Perfect Getaway, we visit Aspen, Colorado, where the Hotel Jerome's J-Bar has an illustrious past. During Prohibition, the bar was converted to a soda fountain—but locals in the know found a way around the liquor laws. Writer J.P. Marquand, Luke Short (Fred Glidden), and Thornton Wilder ordered a milkshake with a little something extra: bourbon they called "crud." The Aspen Crud is still served in J-Bar today. Read more...

5 Things Transplanted Beachcombers Need to Know to Make It in Orange County

To complement her recently-published essay My Orange County: My Heart Transplant, new resident Lyssa Myska Allen reveals her 5 need-to-know tips: Read more...

Tinder Travelers: Finding Friends through a Dating App

When Editor-in-Chief Martin Smith first talked about his Meetup.com story (click here to read), I was quick to chime in with my own experiences using the website's techy-er cousins: apps Grouper and Tinder. Read more...

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  • Perfect Getaway: The Eastern Sierra

    Mark the change of seasons with a drive along the Eastern Sierra, where U.S. 395 threads a colorful path through vibrant autumn scenery. The 230-mile roadway through Inyo and Mono counties is flanked by stands of aspen, cottonwood, and willow trees in hues of gold, orange, and red until the end of October. Designated a state scenic highway, the route passes along the charming cities of Bishop, Crowley Lake, Mammoth Lakes, and Bridgeport, and the eastern side of Yosemite National Park. Pack your binoculars and be prepared for challenging mountain trails to reach some breathtaking views. Read More

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