| May 6, 2010
Nestled in a tiny storefront on Balboa Island is a charming, romantic little bistro called Pas.tu, which means "treasure box" in Persian. A treasure box it is, with its candle-lit atmosphere, the sound of trickling water from the fountain on the terrace...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:42 PM
When was the last time you feasted on blinchiki with red caviar, freshly made burrata cheese, real sacher torte, house-made chorizo or live crabs just picked out of the tank? We have the good fortune to live in an area of great ethnic diversity, and...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:23 PM
And now for something completely different — a gift that truly keeps on giving. It comes in a box but has no ribbons. Unlike a new puppy, it takes care of itself. It isn't Godiva chocolates, but it's definitely edible. So, what is this unique and...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 4:21 PM
It seems like the vast majority of restaurants in Huntington Beach are in strip malls with generally unprepossessing exteriors. Such is the case with La Fontana, but once you step through the door, you find yourself in a warm, welcoming atmosphere created...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 5:16 PM
Huntington Beach now has its very own Cucina Alessa. Chef/owner Alessandro Pirozzi opened the first of these home-style Italian restaurants in Newport Beach two years ago to very good reviews. The incredibly energetic Pirozzi now works 18-hour days,...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 3:52 PM
If working out in a traditional gym is not your thing, consider Hidden Talents, an acclaimed studio in Huntington Beach that offers atypical fitness classes like hip-hop, go-go, burlesque, pole, pole fitness, cardio stretch, lap dance, chair, floor, hoop,...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 5:00 PM
We found out about Huntington Beach-based Dina Marie's incredible photography talents from a friend who trusted her to shoot their precious newborn and family photos. The resulting slide show was mesmerizing, and we couldn't imagine having to decide which...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:36 PM
The Camp in Costa Mesa is an innovative and fun destination with assorted sports-related shops and seven different restaurants ranging from 118 Degrees, serving raw vegan food, to Valhalla Table, featuring sausages and beer. Ecco has joined the...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:19 PM
The Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach and world-renowned ocean photographer Aaron Chang (who has a pop-up gallery in the Shorebreak lobby) have teamed up to create an experience for surf and art lovers.
Booking an "On a Mission for Art" package...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 11:24 PM
Orange County has never seen anything quite like the new Fixtures Living, a one-stop, wonderfully interactive showroom for premium kitchen, bath and outdoor living products at South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa.
It's an emporium of state-of-the-art...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:13 PM
Bruno Serato says his Italian mother is responsible for his good deeds.
It started when she spotted a boy eating potato chips at a Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim donation ceremony.
When Caterina found out the chips were all that boy and other children...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Since our last visit to the Italian restaurant Romeo Cucina, it has had a touch up and so has the menu.
The capacious room has a warm and inviting ambiance with its wood-burning oven as a focal point. The space is nicely lit and has an uncrowded...