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Oh, Olivia
By Elina Fuhrman | January 30, 2015

“I’m an over-orderer,” Olivia Munn confides as we settle in at a cozy Thai restaurant in Burbank. “I usually get a wonton soup, the red curry with chicken, a pad thai, and egg rolls; and I also like pineapple fried rice and...

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The Hit List: On Canvas!
By Danaé Overman | January 23, 2015

1. In Our Nature
Three Southern California creatives rewrite the definition of printmaking in this cutting-edge show through Jan. 31. The artists investigate their relationships with...

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Rarefied Racer
By Nate Chapnick | January 21, 2015

There’s nothing more opulent or authentically luxurious than Bentley’s flagship sedan, the Mulsanne. This storied automobile set the world standard by which all other luxury vehicles are judged when its most modern iteration...

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Empire State
Jamie Gwen | Photography by Andrea Bricco | January 21, 2015

It has that L.A. feel—swanky, airy and beautiful—but with a New York state of mind. Babette’s, an admired East Hampton-based restaurant with...

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By Tina Borgatta | January 21, 2015


Newport Pier

Locals hadn’t seen a sunset like this in a few weeks, so it naturally caught the attention of Mike Marshall, a Huntington Beach-based...

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Diamond Girls
By Michelle Pulfrey | January 21, 2015

When Mara Rothbart and her best friend, Sara Smith, teamed up to launch their Smith + Mara jewelry line, they never dreamed their edgy collection of sparklers would wind up adorning the...

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Art Web
By Wendy Bowman | January 21, 2015

When her personal art cache began growing by leaps and bounds, Newport Beach artist and collector Marina Romanova-Arnott decided to give birth to her own gallery. “The first thought was to show my own art, but since I have a big collection already,...

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The Hit List: High Notes
Danaé Overman | January 16, 2015

1. Gala Gourmet Dinner Show
The Ocean Institute’s annual Jazz Festival on Jan. 24 hits a high note during its Saturday...

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The Best of O.C.
By Shaleek Blackburn, Wendy Bowman and Michelle Pulfrey | January 15, 2015


The Violinist
Jessica Haddy was in the fourth grade when...

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The Right Notes
By Wendy Bowman | January 13, 2015

It’s safe to say Laguna Beach Music Festival’s new director, Laura Ricker, was called to O.C. by love. The veteran event manager ended a nine-year career with...

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Natural Wonders
Rima Suqi | January 12, 2015

Have you ever seen a frigate bird flirt? The male frigate has a red pouch he inflates to comically large proportions, hoping to catch the eye of nearby females. Once successful, it depresses back to its usual, goiter-like state. The parallels to...

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The Hit List: Hip Happenings
Danaé Overman | January 9, 2015

1. Modern Art & Italy
Dawson Cole Fine Art and Newport Coast’s upscale resort are giving cultured guests and local creative...

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