March 2011


Realty Check
$2 million tract homes? Estates selling for $18 million or more? Craftsman bungalows at auction prices? Orange County’s real estate market is like no other in the country. And for those who own a home—or plan to buy one—that’s a good thing.
By Rose Flores MedlockSpring Shakes It Up
Floral prints, sophisticated neutrals, and electric colors. This season, the look is bold and clean.
By Michelle HernandezFeature
One Mother’s Playbook
Many parents dream of sports stardom for their children. But for the mother of Rancho Santa Margarita and UCLA basketball standout James Keefe, it got more complicated when the dream came true.
By Catherine Keefe

If it involves beer, babes, or adrenaline, guys are probably good to go. So here’s a guide to the county’s choicest places to get fit, shoot stuff, drive fast, and everything in between. No excuses. It’s man time.
By Scott Christian

Laguna Gardens
Our guide to meandering through Orange County’s most verdant city.
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Coast Lines
Intersection explores landmark dining and other attractions in Sunset Beach, and we review Victoria Patterson’s novel about the dark side of Newport Beach in Books. Deconstruction looks at a flower exclusive to Orange County, as well as the man who discovered it, and O.C. Answer Man has the skinny on baseball spring training.

O.C. Style
Peekaboo details are everywhere this spring, and Finds shows you how to make them work in your wardrobe and décor. In Voices, an architect, an engineer, and a business analyst build an award-winning design company.

Rituals Why Mission San Juan Capistrano entrusts its oldest form of communication to a chosen few.
Land’s End The Clean Gene
Editor’s Letter Raising a Thoroughbred
Arts & Events Artist Spotlight “Airstream #2” by artist Scott Yeskel, at Sue Greenwood Fine Art
>> Online Only Our events listings guide you to the best in local arts and entertainment.
Zoom! Chapman University’s benefactors donate more than $2.1 million at “American Celebration,” the school’s 29th black-tie gala.

Main Course House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer in Laguna Beach

Mouthful Sapphire Laguna’s Azmin Ghahreman at home
Rediscovery Nieuport 17 in Tustin
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