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. […]

Swim Like the Fishes

Learning to swim early in life is safer and smarter By Janeen Christoff I’m going to be honest: It is my dream to see my daughters swim in the Olympics. When running through the list of activities that they would do as children, swimming was at the top of my list – way above dance […]

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 […]

One Student, One Teacher

How Halstrom Academy designs academic paths for individual success When you stop and think about it, traditional schools are strangely amazing. Put hundreds, often thousands, of pre-teens or teens into a few square acres and a handful of buildings, with a 40:1 ratio of students to adults and only their also-developing peers to whom they might […]

A Valuable Plan

When I sat down to interview Donald Hunsberger, one of the first questions I asked him was what kind of person he would like to see walking into his office. He didn’t have to think much before answering: A healthy married couple in their mid-thirties, busy raising children, building their careers with the possibility of […]

Pacific Paradise Pools

Let’s talk about reasons to install a pool or update an outdated backyard. I don’t mean how incredible swimming pools are for increasing the value of your home or in the case of updating your pool, for energy savings … I’m talking about the certain kind of admiration from your kids and their friends. I’m […]

Optivest, Inc.

Building wealth and fulfilling dreams with the help of Orange County’s “family office” By Betsy Sanz Photography by Lana Farfan, Caught in the Moment Photography Huntington Beach – and Orange County as a whole – enjoys a unique mix of healthy commerce infrastructure with convenient access to a broad range of skilled labor and business […]

Peter Prescott: A CPA who helps you plan a SECURE FUTURE

Certified Public Accountant Peter D. Prescott is single-minded: “I strive tomake each client as tax efficient as possible. Using a client’s entire finances as a framework, we establish major goals and then combine tax savings techniques and professional financial planning to enhance the growth of their money!” Peter’s background is impressive: A business degree from […]

Absolutely local.Absolutely one-of-a-kind. Absolutely Fabulous!

By Betsy Sanz Photography by Lana Farfan, Caught in the Moment Photography Remember that TV show with the bar where everybody knows your name? Replace the bar with bling, the beer with champagne and give the proprietor electric blue eyes and a saucy British accent and you have Absolutely Fabulous, an uncommon gift and décor […]