A Peek Into Our Celebrity Encounters in O.C. Issue | August 2019

Photo illustration by Kelly A. Lewis


Celebrity Encounters in O.C. |
They might or might not be “just like us,” but in Orange County they certainly walk among us. We’ve gathered stories from locals and ex-pats about their most memorable run-ins with famous folks.

Media Man | Irvine native Ezra Klein is editor-at-large at Vox, a former Washington Post columnist, a podcast host, a new father, and an all-around politics junkie.

The Crown Jewels | How the women of Five Crowns are leading the 64-year-old restaurant into the future

People & Places

Opener | A paraglider takes in the sunset in Laguna Beach.
’Hoods | New restaurants near UC Irvine
Perfect Getaway | Paradise is just a quick boat trip away on Santa Catalina Island.
Quotes | Westminster native and paper artist Tommy Perez
Stats | Irvine teens teach underserved children coding skills.
Culturephile | San Juan Capistrano resident and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser on her new collaboration
O.C. Events | Real Street Festival, Star Wars in concert, and more
Person of Interest | Co-founder of arts organization Project La Femme

Style & Home

Opener | Nail polish company in Costa Mesa supports women-centric causes.
On The Market | Huntington Beach home near a reputable school
Finds | Get back to class with preppy pieces.
Sourced | Curated antiques at The Potting Shed in Orange

Food & Drink

Opener | CdM Restaurant celebrates classic American fare with contemporary flair.
Three’s a Trend | Between-service staff meals become popular menu items.
5 Questions With … | Executive chef at Oak Grill and Aqua Lounge
Food News | Elevated dim sum, a health-conscious newcomer, and more
Dining Guide | Many of our restaurant reviews, plus two menu items to try


My O.C. | The shopkeeper who mentored a young woman did far more than run a market on Balboa Island many years ago.
Rituals | O.C.’s night markets offer Asian-inspired cuisine and colorful scenes.

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