A Peek Into Our Annual Best Of Issue | July 2018

Photograph by Mariah Tauger; Styling by Shawna Yamamoto Event Design in Brea


Best! | 
Here’s to our annual list celebrating the best O.C. has to offer, including food, drink, fun things to see and do, places to shop, and ways to indulge.

Where It All Began | OCSA alum Scott Barnhardt conquered Broadway and returns home to inspire a new generation of musical theater students.

Tiki Time! | This summer, beat the heat and experience tropical enchantment with these tempting, tiki-themed cocktails.

People & Places

Opener | A paved fire road in Laguna Beach provides panoramic ocean views.
’Hoods | Braizen Sexy Sandwiches and more at this Santa Ana corner
Perfect Getaway | Barbecue, bars, and music make Austin a standout capital city.
Quotes | Owner of the pop-up Bubble Playground in Buena Park
Culturephile | Steve Martin and Martin Short perform together at Pacific Amphitheatre.
O.C. Events | Pageant of the Masters, OC Fair, and more in July
Person of Interest |Leah Silva, co-founder and director of the Orange County Tap Festival

Style & Home

Opener | Santa Ana-based eyewear brand IVI
Hot shop | Cynthia Rowley at Lido Marina Village
Finds |From tartans to gingham, plaid is the print of the season.
On the Market | Eastside county homes
Sourced | Tropical home decor

Food & Drink

Opener | Beet cucumber salad from Wreckless
Main Course | Review of Wreckless in Fullerton
Three’s a Trend | Vegan jackfruit dishes
Food Collector | Show off your good taste
Food News | Bakery Habana, plus three new openings
Dining Guide | Most of our 200-plus restaurant reviews and a spotlight on La Habra


My O.C. | Helping a mother in need at the San Clemente imaging center

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