The Lowdown on Blow Dry Bar

For bridal parties, a girls’ night out or anytime you and your friends want to look exceptionally fabulous, book an appointment (walk-ins are also welcome) at The Blow Down, Huntington Beach’s premier blow dry and makeup bar. Owner Rene Agee will share her philosophy that “getting ready for the party should be part of the […]

OC Real Estate Spotlight: Sheri Normandin, Berkshire Hathaway

Navigating the Orange County real estate landscape can be challenging for both buyers and sellers to track market trends, sift through all the numbers, and attempt to forecast what may or may not happen over years to come. I know I’d rather choose a new paint color or build my dream wraparound porch than pore […]

Monkey House Café. Corporate and Family Event Catering at its Best

Gourmet eats, premium drinks, uncommon gifts and special events worth sharing There is nothing more satisfying than stumbling upon a hidden gem, especially where food is involved. Big restaurants widely advertised are easy to find and sometimes worth a visit, but discovering that independent establishment or that mom and pop shop that surprises and delights […]

5 Points Plaza: Surf City’s Signature Shopping & Dining Destination

One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given is this: when traveling or looking for amazing shopping and dining hotspots, always ask the locals where they go. Nothing beats a great local reputation – and few retail developments in Huntington Beach have enjoyed such a long history of success as Surf City’s […]

Wild Birds Unlimited Bringing Birding into the Backyard

I went bird watching for the first time recently with a friend who is utterly obsessed with the Snowy Plover. A pretty inconspicuous, pale bird, the Plover is what the birding world calls a ‘wader’. Darting in and out of the sea foam as it rolls over the sand, the plover stops intermittently and pecks […]

Gorilla Grass

Owning your own home is a huge part of the American dream – but it’s not just owning a home … it’s the pride of ownership that extends to the care you put into the way the property looks – inside and out. The front lawn is one of the first things about your home […]

Skin Cancer + Cosmetics. Kristy Fleming, MD, FAAD. Changing the Face of Dermatology

It takes a trained eye to note the subtle shading needed to contour a surfboard. To taper the rails just so. To send the airbrush lightly over the fin box and trace the shape perfectly, symmetrically, precisely. It takes a trained eye to paint the female form, to counter shadow and shape until a living […]

Experimac – a one of a kind “Everything Apple” store serving Huntington Beach

Buy, Sell, Trade, Repair, Upgrade Pre-Owned Apple products If you own an Apple product (phone, tablet, laptop or desktop) – or ever thought about leaving the “dark side” and switching to Apple, then you simply have to visit the Experimac store at Brookhurst & Ellis in Fountain Valley. The father and son team of Bob […]

Grand Re-Opening 5th & PCH

Shop Dine Stay Play The grand “re-opening” of newly named 5th & PCH was held Saturday, May 13 to officially designate the mixed-use development formerly known as The Strand with the new name of 5th & PCH to represent its new look, new merchants and annual calendar of special events. Owner of the mixed-use development […]

Wild Birds Unlimited. Bringing Birding into the Backyard

I went bird watching for the first time recently with a friend who is utterly obsessed with the Snowy Plover. A pretty inconspicuous, pale bird, the Plover is what the birding world calls a ‘wader’. Darting in and out of the sea foam as it rolls over the sand, the plover stops intermittently and pecks […]