EARN 11% WITH AMERICAN MORTGAGE FUND !

When you think about a company having ‘investment experience,’ what image does that conjure up? Stodgy bankers wearing suits with mountains of paperwork? Or a streamlined company full of seasoned professionals ready to take care of your assets? The team at American Mortgage Fund (AMF) is breaking the mold and putting it all back together […]

More Weekend, Less Worry Carneros Resort and Spa

If you like wine, you’re my kind of person. If you like wine and you’ve seen the 2008 flick Bottle Shock, we’re well on our way to becoming best friends. Though the film certainly took artistic license in its explanation of the famed Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, the feat remains the same in history […]

Bilingual Storytime/Cuenta Cuentos (ages 2-5) at the Orange Public Library & History Center

Families in Orange will have a new storytime option this Spring. On Thursday mornings the Orange Public Library & History Center hosts Bilingual Storytime. Rhymes, stories and songs are presented in Spanish and English following a bilingual mixed format. This means that each element and transition will be spoken in either language with instructions and […]

The Law Firm of Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie: Bringing Justice Home

My sister was hit by a snowboarder when she was sixteen. On skis, just a couple of turns from the bottom of the hill – in plain sight of a SLOW sign. The snowboarder was young; not as young as my sister, but still, a young man. My parents, long-time skiers, contacted him directly, trying […]

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 […]

Absolutely Fabulous for the Holidays!

The nature of gift purchasing has changed greatly since the advent of the internet. How has Absolutely Fabulous stayed above the fray and blossomed while the rest of the gift industry flounders? “That’s easy,” responds Diane Silverstein, owner of the iconic Huntington Beach-based Absolutely Fabulous gift boutique, “quality, selection, price range, and ease of shopping.” […]

A Mission for Michael: Setting a New Standard for Recovery

Historically, great change has been associated with fire. A great crucible, reforming lives beneath the purifying heat of flame. The sea however, with its unfathomable depths, hold a great mystery to the effects of change over time. After all, the phrase “sea change” originated from the power of the ocean to alter landscapes. Thanks to […]

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 […]

Are You Really Saving Enough for Retirement?

Why an early start (and accepting some risk) matters. Are you on track to save $1 million or more for retirement? If you are 50 or younger, you may need that much in savings to generate the kind of retirement income you prefer. Personal finance website NerdWallet recently did some math concerning this very objective. […]