Making Skiing Magical Again: Niseko Village, Japan

There’s skiing beyond the American West, beyond Canada, beyond Europe. There is Japan, where Siberian winds skimming across the sea gift the island of Hokkaido with 600 inches of dry powder every year. No blaring rock music, short runs, or Disneyland-length lines: Mount Niseko Annupuri has sweeping, groomed slopes edged with stands of silver birch, backcountry bowls of unmarked powder, and volcanic crater skiing.
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Long Beach, Our Neighboring Port City | Foodie Road Trip

This month, Orange Coast dining critic Gretchen Kurz takes you on a whirlwind tour of SoCal food finds. A sampling: Citrus Syrup Cake, topped with berries (Ojai), house-made sage sausage (Palm Springs), grass-fed burgers with Fiscalini cheddar and onion jam (Long Beach), Cassata Siciliano with sheep’s milk ricotta (Malibu), and great, no-nonsense craft beers (Temecula). It’s not just food: we’ve packed every page with recommendations for places to stop, shop, and sleep.


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Insider Secret: Christmas Cove

Certain weather and ocean conditions—which often appear around Christmastime—can create a temporary sand bar and surf break at this small beach near Blue Lagoon...

The Rooftop Lounge

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It’s Coming: O.C.’s West of West Wine Festival

On Nov. 8, Orange Coast’s West of the West Wine Festival will showcase wines from western Sonoma County—“sometimes referred to as the ‘true’ or ‘extreme’ Sonoma”—according to Wine Dude Rusty Gaffney, who who’ll attend with fellow Dude Eric Anderson. You’ll meet winemakers from the Sonoma region, witness a sommelier challenge, and enjoy food pairings from top O.C. restaurants.
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Autumn at The Apple Farm in Philo, California

Mendocino is a perfect weekend getaway, and intimate Apple Farm offers an extra lure for foodies.

The Crown of the Sea: Coastal Contemporary Curvilinear Elegance at Water’s Edge

Built into a cliff next to a footpath that leads to Little Corona Beach, the house called Crown of the Sea is nearly invisible from the street. Such modesty only amplifies the jaw-dropping effect of stepping inside the front door—a 270-degree ocean panorama through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Growing Up in O.C.: Benjie’s Lloyd Weinstein On The Restaurant Life

Lloyd Weinstein b. 1947, lived in Santa Ana Owner of Benjie’s Delicatessen in Santa AnaMy mom and dad followed my maternal grandparents from Brooklyn to California....