Life + Arts

Philharmonic society shares its season calendar

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County will mark its 62nd season with American and international touring orchestras, chamber ensembles, recitals and special presentations.

Red Fox boutique goes for quality, kitsch and uniqueness

Red Fox boutique goes for quality, kitsch and uniqueness

Jeremy Scruggs' passion for retail started when he was about 3-years-old.

Cuba's Malpaso troupe steps into SoCal for the first time at Laguna Dance Festival

Cuba's Malpaso troupe steps into SoCal for the first time at Laguna Dance Festival

Fernando Sáez grew up in Cuba under the embargo with the United States, and he didn't visit America until well into his 30s.

Laguna Dance Festival features master classes and performances

The Laguna Dance Festival will kick off its fall schedule Sept. 3 during First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach with two free public dance...

Pageant puts on a show for the stars

Pageant puts on a show for the stars

A star-studded red carpet, a private showing of fine art and a concert featuring Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Melissa...

Taste of Laguna, full of food, wine and beer, will be Sept. 23

Taste of Laguna, full of food, wine and beer, will be Sept. 23

Taste of Laguna, a celebration of food, wine, beer and spirits,will take place next month.

Reel Critics: Flawed characters make 'Diary' work

We are deluged with big budget blockbusters all summer long. But one of the most important movies this year is a small indie film that...

The Gossiping Gourmet: A short journey to an understated treat

Although the Irvine Spectrum has many restaurants, they are often part of a chain and very crowded.

On Theater: A majestic 'Lion' roars in Costa Mesa

Great plays frequently inspire great productions. And whether or not James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter" merits the adjective of "great,"...

Mayo Clinic: Breast reconstruction may still be an option years after mastectomy

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Six years ago, at age 37, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a lumpectomy. I remained cancer-free...

My Pet World: Dry air, not altitude, makes fleas more sparse at high elevations

Q: I live in the Sierra mountains of California because there are no fleas. I wonder if this is a phenomenon nationwide....

Art of Home: Her textiles weave tales of cultures far away

Art of Home: Her textiles weave tales of cultures far away

India, Sweden, France, Spain. These far-off lands have inspired the rich textile collections of Laguna Beach-based home-decor curator...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

 In two years, Alley has already had an eventful life. She arrived as a stray at the shelter in May, and soon it was discovered that...

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Earth and sea in a lovely setting

The Gossiping Gourmet: Earth and sea in a lovely setting

On a warm, summer evening, it is just delightful to sit and enjoy a meal on the outdoor, heated terrace of BLK Earth Sea Spirits, a new...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

The strikingly beautiful, Bengal-looking cat named Windy was part of a kitten group that grew up with a senior in a quiet home, jumping...

On Theater: International season set for Golden West

Travel to Ireland, England and back across the ocean during Golden West College's upcoming season of theatrical productions, which are...

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She had a head start on hat making

She had a head start on hat making

On the coast-hugging roadway that connects tourists to the artists' enclave is a tiny shop in Laguna Beach that caters to clients from all...