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 […]

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Best Western Westminster Inn

As the leader in hospitality in Westminster, the Best Western Westminster Inn is planting many seeds for the growth of tourism in Westminster. As the Westminster Chamber of Commerce President, Best Western Westminster Inn Owner Syed Shah is dedicated to strengthening the local business community. “As a gatekeeper to the city, our hotel has the […]