Surf City Exclusive: Hurley Printing Press

If you had a chance to have a recognized artist screen you a Hurley tee while you hung out with pro athletes, would you take it?

Hot Shop: Popping With Petals

Petals and Pop would be at home in a Paris street scene. Blooms and foliage spill onto the sidewalk from old aluminum buckets and vintage German pickling jars. Inside, a floor-to-ceiling library ladder slides along the shelves of this flower and home goods store, providing access to vases, table linens, garden and kitchen tools, specialty chocolates, and cookbooks.

WANTED: Burger Records Musicians

It sounds like a request for background musicians, but guess again. It's the call of a famous French fashion house and it's lured an up-and-coming musician you may know. Saint Laurent's creative director, Hedi Slimane, has selected---among other locals---Rex Tyler Osterkamp, frontman for O.C.'s Rexx, to model in a Saint Laurent men's fashion show in Paris. Osterkamp is among a growing list of local musicians snagged to strut the catwalk for the famed designer line. Check him out in stills from last weekend's show in the City of Lights:

Tastemaker: An Uncommon Approach

Neil Ferrier of Foothill Ranch is about as friendly a Scotsman as you’ll find. With a love of people and fascination with functional design,...

Serene Sky, an Orange County Online Boutique, Launches

Most of us don’t look back so fondly on our high school years, but besties Frances Akbari and Donna Nguyen remember 1992 at Fountain Valley High as the beginning of a beautiful friendship—and now, business relationship. The duo is launching an online jewelry shop called Serene Sky (shopserenesky.com) on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

In a Blue State For Fall Fashion

Fall’s embellishments turn traditional denim upside down with pieces from Michael Kors, Tu Es Mon Tresor, La Vie Rebecca Taylor, Melin, Ray Ban and Meli Melo.

O.C. Trunk Show Worth Seeing: Michael John

Don't miss Orange County-based award-winning jewelry designer Michael Hezar's trunk show until 5 today at Neiman Marcus, and again from 10 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. tomorrow.

What Do ‘Homeland,’ ‘General Hospital,’ Tom Cruise, and Orange County Have in Common?

I might still be recovering from the frenetic pace of the final episodes of "Breaking Bad," in that it's hard to transition to the slow burn of a show like "Homeland," which began its third season last week. The season started with most of the CIA dead from a bomb blast, so it makes sense that new junior agents would have to be introduced. Fara Sherazi is the new analyst character whom Saul blew up at (no pun intended) in the second episode of the season for not immediately finding the the data she was brought in to discover. He went so far as to criticize her for wearing a hijab, saying that it was a slap in the face to the surviving agents. Ouch.