Ocean to Table by MUSE

The symbiotic relationship between an artist and their muse is one of loving and tender devotion. There is a blending of source and spirit between the two which produce a unique union. Often the lines between creator and inspiration become blurred and the result is a harmonic indivisibility. This is undoubtedly the case at Muse Sushi, located at 223 Avenida…

Pucker Urban Farm is showing The Earth True Love

In the gorgeous hills of San Juan Capistrano, there's a sprawling boutique farm, boasting far more lemons than its cultivators expected to get when they first planted the trees seven years ago. The place is called Pucker Urban Farm, and it's owned and operated by the Knape Family. When they moved in, they put in a sports court for their kids to play…

Garden-to-Table at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel takes farm-to-table to a new level with its organic garden. In it, a handful of herbs and produce are grown which ultimately make their way to a dish served in one of the restaurants. Executive Chef, Brian Sundeen and his culinary experts cultivate and maintain the organic garden throughout the year with herbs, seasonal fruits and vegetables.…

Keeping it California

California has much to offer when it comes to wine and cheese. If your conscious consumption manifests in the locality of your eating, then you can rest assured that a night at The Cellar has some things to delight you. The romantically laid-back restaurant and wine bar has some exceptional cheese and wine from Farms and vineyards in this great state.…

Feel Love, Be Love and Give Love

Tabay Atkins is the youngest certified yoga teacher in the United States, and probably the happiest. After witnessing his mother, Sahel, survive cancer and find healing through yoga, he was determined to help others heal as well. The mother-son duo teach yoga at their San Clemente studio, Care4Yoga, and they also travel the world to “spread the yoga seed” as…

Gratitude Garden Preschool Is An Innovative Educational Home For Kids

San Clemente is home to one of Orange County’s few nature-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) schools. The students at The Gratitude Garden Preschool are inventing, building and experimenting with science in a non-toxic and nature-based environment. The Gratitude Garden is a magical and inspirational place. Each room is eco-friendly and beautifully designed, the teachers all have university degrees and credentials,…

Woodslab Tables Just Wants to Make People Stoked

Garth, mastercrafter at Woodslab, grew up learning and practicing carpentry. He built homes for nearly two decades, and made furniture in the front yard of his home. In November 2016, Ed Lloyd, who owns an equipment rental store next door, approached Garth to help him turn his remarkable talent, into a thriving business. The two friends partnered up and opened…

All Things Trendy

Bringing an island inspired feel into your home doesn’t have to scream mahalo. Using clean lines and streamlined modern elements, such as a sofa or side chair as the anchor, it is easier than you think to layer tropical accents for a pop of color and texture. Be bold and cover your walls in natural, organic materials (such as bamboo) or colorful…

A Handful of Emeralds

A young man with little direction was once handed a handful of emeralds! 

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…