Holiday Happenings in Huntington Harbour

This December, you’ll experience the magic of the holiday season in Huntington Harbour. First, there’s the annual boat parade. This is the 54th year the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee presents a breathtaking parade enjoyed by thousands of spectators. “Symphony of Lights” is the theme this year. Dozens of boats will wind around Harbour waterways on […]

36 Hours in Atlanta Family-Friendly Fun in the Capital of the New South

Since my husband and I started our family’s admittedly ambitious endeavor to visit all 50 states as a family by the time our son (now aged 9) graduates from high school, we have captured vacation photos posing by major attractions across cities in 15 states. This summer, we crossed Georgia off the list by spending […]

St. Augustine. Experience Old World Charm in Our Nation’s Oldest City

Established in 1565, St. Augustine is a paradise for history buffs and arguably the root the nation’s oldest city’s appeal as a popular destination. When my husband, Tim, and I mapped out (pun intended) our plan to visit all 50 states as a family by the time our son (now aged 9) graduates from high […]

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

October 2016 Events Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Lauded as one of the leading acrobatic companies in the world, the award-winning Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China has been entertaining generations of audiences for five decades, both at home and abroad. For its debut at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the […]

Pacific Symphony 2016-17 Pops Season

The stars come out for seven sensational concerts showcasing major names, top talent and a plethora of indelible music for Pacific Symphony’s 2016-17 Pops season! Led for the 26th year by acclaimed Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, the lighter side of the Symphony opens with the return of multiple Grammy Award-winner Amy Grant. Then, sit […]

Odysseo by Cavalia

The World’s Largest Touring Production Returns to OC on Nov. 16 Due to strong demand in SoCal, the internationally acclaimed entertainment company Cavalia will return to Orange County two weeks earlier than originally planned with its latest production of Odysseo that is wowing North American audiences and critics alike. After stunning 90,000 spectators from Orange […]

Fifty Monkeyz Ferris Wheel Coming to the Santa Ana Zoo

At 64 Feet, the Ferris Wheel Structure Will Showcase the Santa Ana Zoo; 15 Gondolas That Seat Up To Six Riders Each will Soar Up in the Air Carrying a Projected 65,000 Riders Every Year! Cathi Decker, Executive Director of Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), revealed plans for the Zoo to add a “Fifty […]

5 Points Plaza: Surf City’s Signature Shopping & Dining Destination

One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given is this: when traveling or looking for amazing shopping and dining hotspots, always ask the locals where they go. Nothing beats a great local reputation – and few retail developments in Huntington Beach have enjoyed such a long history of success as Surf City’s […]

Destination Dining: The Ritz Prime Seafood

Paying homage to an icon, this reinvented Newport Beach restaurant offers a new generation of connoisseurs a world-class culinary experience In the months since the new Ritz Prime Seafood opened its doors to a new generation of culinary enthusiasts, much has been written about how this reinvented restaurant stacks up against the iconic Newport Beach […]

Destination Dining @ The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel

RAYA and 180blu offer inventive dishes, hand-crafted cocktails and unparalleled, awe-inspiring views Here in South Orange County, we’re pretty lucky to live so close to the coast and have an abundance of wonderful dining destinations to choose from. But for inventive cuisine coupled with awe-inspiring ocean views, there are few establishments that rival RAYA and […]