Free Women’s Empowerment Event to Feature Disneyland Exec

Remember that three-part Women’s Empowerment Series we wrote about a few weeks ago? (As a refresher, part one featured Christina Zabat-Fran of St. John and Skyler McCurine of Le Red Balloon talking about the elements of personal branding and how community involvement plays a role in what your brand can become.) 

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Important Mother’s Day Gift Advice: Personal Shoppers at Fashion Island Are Free

You know that feeling when you thought you finished your avocado toast but aha, there’s one bite left, hidden under a small pile of shaved fennel salad? Well, same. It’s glorious, it’s uplifting and the euphoria can be replicated in a sartorial sense with the surprise-and-delight fact that Fashion Island has its very own personal shopping service.…

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Frenchies Delivers a Parisian Pastry Favorite to Orange County

Stephanie and Christophe Courtillier began Frenchies with a simple goal in mind: to share the crunchy, smooth, rum-tinged goodness of the classic canelé throughout Southern California. “Our vision is to bring friends and family together and provide a memorable experience to all who taste our canelés,” said Frenchies Founder Stephanie Courtillier. 

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Modern Artisan Marketplace Graces Newport Beach

One thing was quickly apparent at the Modern Artisan Marketplace in Lido Marina Village yesterday: This wasn’t your average, neighborhood crafts fair. Modern Artisan Marketplace is an experiential confirmation there’s stylistic virtue to be found among the confluence of simple, modern clothes and folksy, handcrafted wear. The sartorial genre—bohemian hipster chic?—is the stuff of an…

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The Cannery: Adventures of a Sushi Lover

As usual, I was late. Not because I’m usually late but because whenever there’s food hanging in the balance, time seems to swivel uncontrollably and with offbeat measure, no outfit is ever cool enough for the meal I’m about to consume, (as if the shrimp tempura is really judging my vintage James Dean tee).  Early evening last Thursday, sun…

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