Staycations | The pandemic brought our plans for 2020 to a halt—including much-needed vacations. Whether you’re looking to have fun with your family, unwind with your beloved, explore the outdoors, or clear your mind with yoga or a meditation class, O.C. has many spots where you can play tourist right here and now.
Life in a Minor Key | Celine Ngo of Aliso Viejo, at right, is a member of Acapop! KIDS, an a capella singing group whose covers of popular songs have garnered millions of views on YouTube and earned the teen the chance to perform on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
Drawing It Out | Award-winning comic book artist and Fountain Valley resident Dustin Nguyen began his celebrated career with a raffle ticket.
People & Places
Opener | A lightning storm in Huntington Beach
’Hoods | Takeout spots in Westminster
Culturephile | Mission Viejo author Greta Boris on her latest suspense novel
O.C. Events | This month’s outdoor and virtual happenings
Style & Home
Opener | Turkish pillowcases from Anaheim-based Kazimah Carpets
Style Talk With … | Costa Mesa resident and Fifi Venezia owner Kim Fox
Finds | Rock the grunge look this fall.
On The Market | A San Juan Capistrano property near Los Rios Historic District
Rooms We Love | A Ladera Ranch living room blends contemporary and traditional design.
Food & Drink
Opener and Main Course | An imaginative menu meets the positive atmosphere at Nova Kitchen & Bar in Garden Grove.
5 Questions With … | Paige Riordan, chef-owner of Scarlet Kitchen & Lounge in Rancho Mission Viejo
Food News | Four O.C. spots take cocktail service outdoors.
My O.C. | Orange County’s wilderness yields plenty of distractions.
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Many of our 200-plus restaurant reviews
Person of Interest | Huntington Beach High alumna and singer-songwriter Olivia Ooms