Freedom in Creative Expression

Artist, Charmaine Olivia has been painting since she was seven years old. She fell in love with painting at 17 when she felt a magical feeling she calls flow and realized she needed to keep painting, “for always”. Now 29 years old, she’s putting on solo and group exhibitions showcasing her creations, and enjoying wild success. She was recently part of a…

Qēt Botanicals is Truly Artisanal Skin Care

Lisa Brill, creator of Qēt Botanicals, is a walking advertisement for her 100% natural skin and hygiene products. She’s a person that glows, despite the health issues that plagued her in the past. Qēt (pronounced “keet”), was born in Lisa’s kitchen in 2011, when her adult acne and rosacea became too much to bare.

Refresh and Revive Your Home for Spring

Spring is the season to refresh and renew. With the holidays behind us and the new year in full swing, it is the perfect time to revive and refresh your home with some simple tips that will take you from winter warm to coastal cool. CKH Fine Home & Estates is excited to introduce you to some of their favorite…

And the Winner’s Are

 San Clemente Lifestyle  Readers’ Choice Awards  San Clemente has spoken, and across 16 categories, they've decided who their local favorites are!  Best Burgers

LIGHT POST-WORKOUT EATS

Nutrition is the most important aspect of healthy living. Without proper nutrition, you won’t have the energy needed to stay active, and/or your body won’t be nearly as susceptible to both minor and severe illness. Whether you’ve been an athlete for as long as you can remember, or just since you woke up the first of this year, it’s crucial…

Fitness to Look Forward To

The Holidays are festive, familial and indulgent. So, as the new year gets started, people across the country vow to improve themselves. Most commonly, they resolve to lead healthier lifestyles, and undo all of the gluttony and leisure associated with winter.

Taking Steps for Small Steps for Compassion

On Monday, November 27th, 2018 Bear Coast Coffee hosted a fundraising event for Small Steps for Compassion. The goal was to raise enough money for 25 young girls at the Small Steps home in Tanzania. That goal was met and it was a fun time as you can see from the pictures in our Good Times section. We were fortunate enough to sponsor Nuru,…

The Heart At The End of This Rainbow

Creating Rainbow Sandals, Inc. was Jay “Sparky” Longley’s first great act of altruism. He began making the sandals in a garage in Laguna back in the early ’70s, out of what he saw as a necessity for a sturdy and environmentally conscious sandal for surfers like himself. He didn’t want to continue seeing the beaches lined with broken sandals or…

COA Gives Kids & Parents a Chance to Be Unabashedly Drug-Free

The Community Outreach Alliance (COA) is a local non-profit dedicated to encouraging the brightest possible futures for San Clemente’s youth. It began as a reaction to a rising problem with heroin, which was claiming the lives of several high school students. Pondo Vleisides couldn’t stand it. At the time, the San Clemente native was running Talega Life Church, where he…

The Groundbreaking Girls Project

At the beginning of 2017, Allison Adams no longer recognized the world. She had lost her husband, Vernon, or Vernon Version .02 as she calls him, two and a half years after he had been in a terrible accident. In May 2014, Vernon Version .01 was driving home on his Vespa in south San Clemente when he was hit by…