Summer Style with Ash ‘n’ Fashn’s Ashley Tarkington Jackel

When it comes to the summer season, style decisions can be tricky. Do you go with practical or trendy? Floral print or bright white? Shorts or a mini skirt? Sartorial choices abound, so it’s a good thing we’ve got super chic people like Ashley Tarkington Jackel, Orange County-based founder of Ash ‘n’ Fashn. A lifestyle blogger,…

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Lido House: Everything You Need to Know

“Take a picture of the pool!” She had a broom in one hand, a bucket filled with soapy washcloths in the other. I had a clunky DSLR camera slung around my neck, click-clicking at nothing (or maybe everything) from a nearby lounge chair. It was too early in the morning for swimmers and this woman,…

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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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Seinne Fleming Will Give You a Rose at Fashion Island This Saturday

OK stop the presses (but continue this post). Our favorite heroine of romantic European interludes and on-trend cocktails dresses, Seinne Fleming, is going to be at Fashion Island in Newport Beach THIS WEEKEND and she’s here to give you her rose. Join Seinne and 7 For All Mankind Saturday, Feb. 10 from 1 p.m. to…

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Roll Up Your Sleeves and Meet Georg Roth LA

We met, as so many do, on Twitter. The conversation was brief, the clothing bright and envisioned by Georg Roth, a German designer selling his consumer-inspired menswear at GARYS in Fashion Island, Newport Beach. 

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Clothing by OWL is Here for the Right Reasons

There’s nothing wrong with being basic. Yeah, you might buy hand-sewn day planners on Etsy, dress your tiny dog in seasonally appropriate attire, take selfies with the pig-eared Snapchat filter because your eyes look awesome then caption the pic something self-effacing like, “Can’t believe it’s raining today. #Haircut.”  So what? And yes, you probably drink…

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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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Pacific Wine and Food Classic Graces Newport Beach

Morning’s fingers released their grip on the day and the early fog that had settled on the shore lifted, finally. It was bright outside, or brighter than it had been. I stood in a space large but inviting, decorated with white canopied tents that filled with wind and looked like sails along the water. A…

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