Something to Write Home About

They say that home is where the heart is, so it stands to reason that this March, here at San Clemente Lifestyle, our heart is here with you. 

This month we bring to you several ways to increase the good vibration of your home, from the colors we choose, to the artwork we hang on our walls, to creating a…

March 2017 Around Town

The San Clemente Woman’s Club is celebrating its 86th anniversary. It was founded six years after Ole Hanson realized his dream of The Spanish Village By The Sea. The SCWC is an active philanthropic and civic-minded organization that continues projects such as delivering Meals on Wheels, aiding Family Assistance Ministries, providing scholarships for outstanding college-bound high school students and meeting…

Special Spaces – Orange County

“Isn’t this odd?” she asked. “Here we are asking you what your dream is and you’re probably thinking, ‘I just want to get through this chemo and have a normal life again.’” San Clemente local Paula Oblen recounts a moment between herself and the newest recipient of a Special Spaces Orange County bedroom remodel.

Modern Art Through Geometry

According to Nikola Tesla, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” An interesting theory, perhaps, but what does it mean? Some may require several courses on science and physics to be able to fully understand what Tesla was talking about. Others may go a different route. Local San Clemente…


I am so grateful to consider my house a sanctuary. My space is serene and beautiful and contemplative. It’s quiet. There are fountains and flowers and birds outside all my windows which are usually kept open, allowing the beauty of nature to unfold itself into the lifestyle of my home. I consider my living space sacred. It is my respite—the…

Aunt Dru’s Old Fashioned Banana Bread with a Twist

One of the smells that remind me of my home is my Aunt Dru's banana bread. I make this when I want to bring back memories of my childhood, and I am sure it will for you as well.

How Do Pictures Speak to You?

You know that old phrase about a picture being worth a thousand words? Well, the reason it’s true is that when we see an image our brains immediately start processing what we are seeing. In fact, the visual cortex processes images 60,000 times faster than text alone. Images trigger a dialogue between you and your inner psyche. And whether we…

From Old to New Again

Jill’s Abode sits nestled at the end of Avenida Del Mar’s shopping milieu like an Ole Hanson-inspired punctuation point. Jill Wilson owns and operates her retail store out of a historical 1928 cottage that provides a splendid canvas for featuring the eclectic blend of artistry and whimsy found at Jill’s Abode.