A Preview Of Our O.C. In Bloom Issue | March 2020

California goldfields at Quail Hill Trail in Irvine, photographed by Eric Koberle (@erickoberle)


O.C. in Bloom |
Orange County has a bounty of gorgeous botanical spaces and stunning wildflower hikes. Spring is a great time to hit the trails, take a leisurely walk through lush grounds, find your Zen, and embrace your inner green thumb. From touring a public garden to attending a cherry blossom festival, there are plenty of activities to keep you inspired this season.

Rediscovering Nellie Gail Moulton | The artist’s work will be on display this month—a reminder that she was more than a benefactor to much of Orange County.

Field of View | A radical thinker helming the African American Studies department at UC Irvine, Frank B. Wilderson III spreads Afropessimism wherever he goes.

People & Places

Opener | An aerial view of a gray whale near Dana Point
’Hoods | A shopping center with scenic views in Ladera Ranch
Perfect Getaway | Spring is the perfect time to visit Yosemite.
Stats | An exhibit of Disney archives at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana
Culturephile | Darden, a Fullerton sister act
O.C. Events | Festival of Whales, Pink Martini, and more
Person of Interest | OCSA alum and principal cellist at Pacific Symphony

Style & Home

Opener and Spring Fashion | Start the season with looks inspired by the 1960s.
Hot Shop | Hjom in Newport Beach
On The Market | A San Juan Capistrano home with a charming garden plus tips from a nursery owner
At Home With … | Popular consignment store opens its second Costa Mesa location.

Food & Drink

Opener and Main Course | Old Brea Chop House delights
5 Questions With … | Ravin Buzzell, the mixologist at CdM restaurant
Three’s a Trend | Vegan carrot tacos at restaurants across the county
Dining Guide | Many of our 200 dining reviews, plus two spots to try


My O.C. | A bustling backyard oasis in Orange

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