United American Mortgage Company

Trusted, tried and true. That’s the reason why United American Mortgage has been successful for over 20 years. Since 1993, UAMC specializes in providing mortgage-financing solutions to homeowners and homebuyers. You’re almost tired of reading about it but it’s true: the mortgage meltdown hurt more than a few and people are still trying to recover. […]

Thank Goodness, there’s Tom’s Place

by Raoul Piette Normally I expect to find restaurants like Tom’s Place located in what I call ‘”The Land of the Real Man”, business parks for guys who work up a big hunger while building things. But in the years since opening, three distinct categories of diners developed; hungry guys, health-conscious office workers, and busy families. Located off […]

enoSTEAK

Delicious dishes, an extensive – and impressive – wine selection and impeccable service defines this signature restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel The menu at this intimate, contemporary steakhouse highlights “sustainability-focused cuisine” – each grilled-to-perfection, mouthwatering steak comes from prime grass-fed, pasture-raised beef with no growth hormones or antibiotics. The organic produce used to create […]

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 the holidays. Visitors to my Tea Salon frequently ask […]

Spotlight On: TOP DOG *barkery*bath*boutique

The recently opened TOP DOG barkery*bath*boutique is Surf City’s own specialty pet bakery and boutique is a dog lover’s dream – featuring a bakery case filled with delicious dog treats baked fresh daily on site that would make their owner’s mouths water. Your four-legged friend will enjoy soft-baked cookies, K9 Cupcakes, and made to order […]

Villa Rosa: Memory Care with a Personal Touch

by Crystal Nay When visitors step into Villa Rosa, a memory care facility in Costa Mesa, CA, they’re met with something special—a welcoming environment, a caring staff, and a fresh-baked brownie. There aren’t many places that extend the same greeting, and Villa Rosa knows that it’s those personal touches that set it apart. “The simple […]

Monkey House Café

Gourmet eats, premium drinks, uncommon gifts and special events worth sharing by Betsy Sanz • photography by Rick Poon 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 […]

Absolutely Fabulous

Surf City’s Most Unique Gifts & Décor Boutique photography by Lana Farfan, Caught in the Moment Photography 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 […]

Surf City Segway – Time to “Coast the Coast’’

Ever since I first saw a police officer don his helmet and mount the newly popular Segway to navigate the city streets downtown in Huntington Beach, I have been dying to take one of those motorized, two-wheelers for a spin. The Segway looks like loads of fun and as luck would have it, riding one […]

OC Spa & Wellness Center

by Jody Robinson Isn’t it ironic that the first things you cut when times get tough are the very things that help you feel a little bit better about how tough times are? For instance, when was the last time you had a massage? One of the perks of publishing HB Magazine is that I […]