A Peek at Our ‘Favorite Places’ Issue | December 2019

Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach, photographed by Mike Marshall (@meeyak)


Favorite Places |
Orange County natives, celebrities, and VIPs told us about the settings they love—excluding their own businesses and homes. You’ll see there are many wonderful spaces here, no matter your passion.

The Wheel Deal | Aliso Viejo resident and professional stunt driver Stina Hubinette makes her feature film debut in the most recent “Charlie’s Angels.”

One Final Bow | Hal Landon Jr. will hang up his Scrooge nightgown this month after 40 years at South Coast Repertory.

Big Little Lives | Newport Beach resident Sloane Keane is the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire, a nonprofit committed to matching at-risk youth with volunteer mentors.

People & Places

Opener | Little Treasure Cove at Crystal Cove State Park
’Hoods | Fresh finds where Westminster and Fountain Valley meet
Perfect Getaway | Palm Springs for every mood
Culturephile | Fountain Valley native Keri Russell in the latest “Star Wars” film
O.C. Events | Celtic Christmas, Winter Fest OC, and more
Person of Interest | Founder of the Newport Beach Santa Pub Crawl

Style & Home

Opener | The General Store at Fashion Island
Hot Shop | Towne by Elyse Walker at Lido Marina Village
Finds | Satin is the fabric of the season.
On The Market | A San Juan Capistrano home with an idyllic guest house
Sourced | Lovely People in downtown Fullerton

Food & Drink

Opener and Main Course | South Coast Plaza’s Knife Pleat combines an inviting space with a sublime menu.
Three’s a Trend | Blood orange stars in dishes and cocktails.
Food Collector | Get into the giving spirit of the holidays with these O.C. gifts.
Food News | Recent openings include Quan Mii in Fountain Valley.
Dining Guide | Many of our 200-plus restaurant reviews, plus two menu items to try


My O.C. | The holidays offer many chances to discover your voice.


Quotes | Summer at the Center gives young people a fresh start.
Stats | The Wooden Floor’s growth matches its big ambition.
Rituals | Illumination Foundation hosts a carnival for homeless and low-income families this month.

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