Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Orange County

Looking for ways to show your support for the black community? Donate, shop and dine at the many outstanding black-run businesses throughout Orange County. BUSINESSES C|Dobbs BoutiqueCorona del Mar Plaza, 928 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, 949.427.2321. c-dobbs.com | Instagram CherryHills Market21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 800.504.6979. cherryhillsmarket.com Laguna Candles821-A Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, […]

Essence of Laguna: Art Exhibit at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

In partnership with artists of the Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival, the oceanfront resort debuts a new art exhibit. Edited by Whitney Lauren Han. (June 13, 2019 edit: This exhibit is no longer up for show at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel) With Laguna Beach being home to many art galleries and local artists, it’s no […]

Top Orange County Performances and Plays in November 2018

From Broadway vocalists and book-to-stage adaptations, check out the top performances and plays in Orange County this November. Edited by Whitney Lauren Han. Lea Michele and Darren Criss Nov. 2. Actors and vocalists Lea Michele and Darren Criss come to Segerstrom Center as they continue their wildly successful LM/DC Tour on the West Coast. 7:30 […]

Top Performances and Plays in Orange County this September

From a book-to-stage adaptation and famed comedians, check out the top performances and plays in Orange County this September. Edited by Whitney Lauren Han. “Sense and Sensibility” Sept. 1-29. Based on one of Jane Austen’s most beloved novels, follow the Dashwood sisters—Elinor and Marianne—as they chase their dreams from Devonshire to London and back in […]

Top Performances and Plays in Orange County this August

From Tony Award-winning plays to Grammy Award-winning singers, check out the top performances and plays in Orange County this August. Edited by Whitney Lauren Han. Hunter Hayes Aug. 1. Five-time Grammy Award nominee and county singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes will perform live at the OC Fair’s Pacific Amphitheatre, along with Nashville’s all-female country group Runaway June […]

Top Performances and Plays in Orange County this June

From Tony Award-winning plays to Kevin Hart’s comedic tour, check out the top performances and plays in Orange County this June. Edited by Whitney Lauren Han. “Clybourne Park” June 6-24. A spinoff of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking drama A Raisin in the Sun, this Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning satire examines race and real estate in a […]

Bloom Service: 6 Great Gardens in Orange County

By Kat Nguyen-De Angelis.Adapted from Where Orange County magazine’s spring 2018 issue. Orange County’s natural beauty is hardly limited to its breathtaking coastline. It is also home to an array of stunning gardens as diverse as botanical retreats, sculpture gardens, even retail nurseries that are attractions in their own right. One doesn’t need be a […]

At a New Stage: Orange County Boasts Three Spectacular New Performance Venues

By Laura Bleiberg. Adapted from WHERE Orange County magazine’s spring 2018 issue. In the past two years, three exciting performance venues have opened in Orange County, and they couldn’t be more different: a public plaza, a campus concert hall and a music club. Those are bare-bones descriptions of, respectively, the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza […]

7 Top-Notch Laguna Beach Art Galleries to Visit Now

Looking for ways to appreciate fine art in Orange County? Here are 7 essential Laguna Beach art galleries to visit now. Adapted from the 2017-18 WHERE Orange County magazine winter issue. 1. Dawson Cole Fine Art Established in 1993, this Laguna Beach art purveyor specializes in contemporary and modern sculpture, drawings, prints and unique works on […]