A Peek at Our O.C. Staycations Issue | October 2020

Take a peek into what’s in our latest issue!
Cover photographed by Emily J. Davis at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Rainbow sandals (San Clemente) and Slowtide towel (Costa Mesa) are O.C.-based brands.


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.

Premiere OC

Your guide to arts in Orange County

Dining Guide

Many of our 200-plus restaurant reviews

Back Page

Person of Interest | Huntington Beach High alumna and singer-songwriter Olivia Ooms

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