Platinum Pacific. Your Retirement Community Leader in Quality Remodels

There has been a surge in popularity over the past decade in the field of home renovation. At first, it was simply Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that brought us all to tears each week as they went through a family home and overhauled it, granting years of wishes with each hammer blow and sparkling new […]

Paris in a Cup Tea. Salon and Boutique

For this showcase, our editorial team asked Cheryl Turner, owner of Paris in a Cup, to share her personal vision and inspiration behind her immensely popular tea salon and boutique based in historic Old Town Orange … in her own words and just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day! Visitors to my Tea Salon […]

Have an Absolutely Fabulous Valentine’s Day!

Diane Silverstein had never heard of the show “Absolutely Fabulous” when she named her aptly-titled gifts and décor boutique in central Huntington Beach. But the fun-loving, irreverent, blonde, champagne-promoting show does give a glimpse into what makes Absolutely Fabulous such a treasure. Absolutely Fabulous is not your run-of-the-mill, Hallmark-style gift shop; they are as fun […]

Paris in a Cup: French Flair, Lunch Fare, Great Gifts and Holiday “SpecialTeas!”

Paris in a Cup is a transporting experience. That is to say, once inside, you’re in Paris. Segmented into two unique experiences, Paris in a Cup greets you with a boutique where treasures from France abound (at very reasonable prices), where you can find a little beautiful something for almost anyone: imported and signature lines […]

Mobile Dental USA Bringing the Dentist to You!

There are countless things to worry about in our world: Large and small, tangible and intangible – hurricanes, supervolcanoes, bills, hidden gluten in our food. the dryer eating socks mysteriously. The list is long, and often feels like it’s getting longer. Most folks are already a little apprehensive when it comes to going to the […]

Family Friendly Home Improvement with GM Pacific Pro Construction

There is a marked difference between a capable contractor, and the near-comical profile of an incapable one. Akin to the often long-winded and dry jokes about terrible lawyers, the myriad tales on home-improvement horror populate many a family’s dinner time storytelling. Tipping the scales in favor of customer service you remember in rosy hues is […]

5th & PCH

The tagline for 5th & PCH is SHOP, DINE, PLAY & STAY…..and their special events in 2017 reflects its community spirit and desire to give-back. “We’re so proud to be a part of downtown Huntington Beach, and support activities that truly add to the quality of life for our residents and visitors”, states Senior Property […]

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 […]