Finding Joy: Holidays Offer Many Chances to Discover Your Voice

When January rolled around, I made a resolution. I aimed to bring more joy into my life.

Hal Landon Jr. Hangs Up His Scrooge Hat After 40 Years at South Coast...

We talked with the SCR founding artist about his decision to step down from the iconic role, what it has meant to play Scrooge for 40 years, and what’s next.

Three’s a Trend: Blood Oranges Brighten Dishes and Drinks

The flavor-packed, crimson-tinged citrus stars in dishes and cocktails across the county.

On the Market: San Juan Capistrano Guest House Welcomes Visitors in Style

The 1,500-square-foot guest house has a full kitchen, living room, bedroom, and full bathroom.

Holiday Beers Return to Phoenix Club for Annual BrewHoHo!

Time to chill out with some holiday cheer and, of course, beer this Saturday at the eighth annual BrewHoHo.

Holiday Spirits: Newport Beach Santa Pub Crawl Raises Money for Charity

It’s basically what it sounds like: People dress up as Santa Claus and go barhopping.

Orange Coast Staff Members Share Their Favorite O.C. Places

In honor of our December cover story, we went around the office asking our staff their go-to spots in the county.

Seabirds Kitchen Opens in South Coast Plaza, and Adds Cocktails (and Good Beer)

The menu is still filled with coastal California vegan vibes.

CdM Mixologist Ravin Buzzell Unlocks Secret of Smoke in Old-Fashioned Cocktail

With culinary curiosity and thirst-driven motivation, Buzzell creates unique cocktails.

The Wheel Deal: Aliso Viejo Stunt Driver Makes Feature Film Debut

She learned many of the more difficult maneuvers from her husband, who drove stunts in three of the “Fast and Furious” movies.

In Plain Sight: Sunset Reflections In a Tide Pool at Little Treasure Cove at...

Get the details on this hidden gem in Crystal Cove!

Editor’s Note // December 2019 Favorite Places Issue

It was delightful to chat with folks and hear their anecdotes of special spots.

5 Health and Wellness Tips From Aliso Viejo Resident and Cookbook Author Mareya Ibrahim

Mareya Ibrahim is the author of "Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating To Thrive," a book released earlier this year chock-full of nutrition advice and over 80 health-conscious recipes. 

Tustin-Based Impressions Vanity Launches Collaboration With Hello Kitty

Shop stylish and practical mirrors inspired by Hello Kitty!

Here Are Some Fun–And Free!–Ways to Spend Black Friday And The Weekend

Tree-lightings, holiday fun runs, and more

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Three’s a Trend: Blood Oranges Brighten Dishes and Drinks

The flavor-packed, crimson-tinged citrus stars in dishes and cocktails across the county.

Holiday Beers Return to Phoenix Club for Annual BrewHoHo!

Time to chill out with some holiday cheer and, of course, beer this Saturday at the eighth annual BrewHoHo.

Seabirds Kitchen Opens in South Coast Plaza, and Adds Cocktails (and Good Beer)

The menu is still filled with coastal California vegan vibes.

CdM Mixologist Ravin Buzzell Unlocks Secret of Smoke in Old-Fashioned Cocktail

With culinary curiosity and thirst-driven motivation, Buzzell creates unique cocktails.

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CdM Mixologist Ravin Buzzell Unlocks Secret of Smoke in Old-Fashioned Cocktail

With culinary curiosity and thirst-driven motivation, Buzzell creates unique cocktails.

Sessions Chef Max Schlutz Shares Recipe for Vietnamese-Style Steak Salad

Chef-partner shows off his delectable Vietnamese-themed salad to be featured at the newest location in Fashion Island.

Vaca Chef Amar Santana Shares His Secrets for Silky Corn Pudding

Celebrity chef Amar Santana prepares an easy-to-make silky corn pudding to accompany chicken breast in Cathy Thomas’ kitchen.

Descanso Executive Chef Sergio Ortega Shares Recipe for Mushroom Tacos with Crispy Cheese

The cheese is browned on one side, giving it alluring richness and texture.

LIFE & STYLE

Finding Joy: Holidays Offer Many Chances to Discover Your Voice

When January rolled around, I made a resolution. I aimed to bring more joy into my life.

On the Market: San Juan Capistrano Guest House Welcomes Visitors in Style

The 1,500-square-foot guest house has a full kitchen, living room, bedroom, and full bathroom.

5 Health and Wellness Tips From Aliso Viejo Resident and Cookbook Author Mareya Ibrahim

Mareya Ibrahim is the author of "Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating To Thrive," a book released earlier this year chock-full of nutrition advice and over 80 health-conscious recipes. 

TRAVEL

Perfect Getaway: Palm Springs is Booming Yet Tranquil—Depending on Your Mood

Luxurious lodging options, a diverse dining scene, and plenty of entertainment provide all you need.

Rediscover Relaxation At The Historic Gold Rush Town of Julian

The quaint town in the countryside of San Diego County is renowned for its homestyle apple pies and agricultural roots.

FEATURES

Holiday Spirits: Newport Beach Santa Pub Crawl Raises Money for Charity

It’s basically what it sounds like: People dress up as Santa Claus and go barhopping.

A City’s Limits: Is Laguna Beach Co. Revitalizing Town or Stripping Away Its Character?

Pushback against the company’s projects arises primarily because of the sheer number of historic properties it owns.

Meet Nationally Honored Corona Del Mar Poet Kinsale Hueston

Hueston is a 2017 National Student Poet and one of Time magazine’s “34 People Changing the Way We See the World.”

Local Natives Singer Ryan Hahn On The Band’s Evolution And Return To O.C.

"We owe so much to Orange County because it was where we learned about music, saw our first shows, got together as a band. We’re an Orange County band."

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