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Top Five Hidden Gems

Top Five Hidden Gems July 30, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Orange County is a big place. It’s obvious places to visit – Disneyland and the beach, for example – are large, and, well, obvious. Here are five hidden gems that you can seek out to tap into more of the local (rather than tourist) vibe, and that’ll perhaps show you another side to Orange County...

The story of Hobie: an OC original

April 28, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Hobart “Hobie” Alter was the surfboard shaping original who started off a brand name synonymous with Orange County. Mark Christy, president of Laguna Beach Properites which runs Hobie Surf shops in Dana Point and Laguna Beach, takes up the story: Hobie Sport's Mark Christy “‘Hobie’ was...

Ask the Concierge! (or the next best thing)

Ask the Concierge! (or the next best thing) April 14, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The concierge is the man in the know, the fixer, a hotel’s go-to guy. Huntington Beach’s boutiquey Shorebreak Hotel has no concierge, but it does have Rich Troiani, director of Food and Beverage, whose title sounds like he holds sway over everything tasty. So we asked this wise and powerful man...