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Patio Perfection

Outdoor dining has always been a pleasure at South Coast Plaza. In 2020, it became essential. As Orange County restaurants pivoted to offer outdoor dining in response to the rules and realities of the COVID-19 epidemic, a number of the new and expanded al fresco dining options, while welcome, were not realized with design and aesthetics  in mind. Luckily, the outdoor options at South Coast Plaza have always been lovely, with thoughtfully-designed and artistically-appointed patios, […]



With the need to feed the hungry peaking during the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Harald Herrmann has offered innovative and inspiring leadership. Second Harvest was able to distribute 7.4 million pounds of food to some 500,000 people during a single month recently, and that’s while a third or more of the distribution locations were closed. Still, Herrmann felt the need to raise awareness and inspire philanthropists and volunteers to help, particularly in […]



Glasspar Chef Rob Wilson offers tip and tricks on how he and wife Annique garden, grill, and entertain in their own backyard— and vineyard! Photos by Brett Hillyard Complete with a full outdoor kitchen, bountiful citrus trees, and even a vineyard, the backyard at Rob and Annique Wilson’s home in Laguna Niguel is like their own wine country oasis. An al fresco dining area adorned with festoon lighting hangs over a 10-foot picnic table made […]

Real Estate


A rarely-seen Laguna Beach condo comes to market at the ultimate intersection of time and place By Alexandria Abramian “This home is one of Laguna Beaches best-kept secrets,” says real estate agent Andrea Ballesteros of the ultra-exclusive Laguna Beach oceanfront that reveals very little from the street. In fact, the home is not even a single-family residence. Instead, the six-unit, tiered structure that follows the exact curve of the coastline was originally built for a […]