February 2018 Lifestyle Letter

“Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with a great and strong purpose in your heart.” 
-Gordon B. Hinckley

Welcome February to San Clemente, as we unveil our Readers’ Choice Awards in an article titled 'And the Winners Are'. Also featured this month are several artists, each one with a unique way…

Celebrating the Holidays with A Larry Beard 
Photography Show: Whales In Tonga

On Saturday, December 16, OC Contemporary Gallery hosts the underwater world of Larry Beard swimming with the migrating whales in Tonga.  Everyone enjoyed hearing about, and seeing images from Larry’s magical trip.

Artist Spotlight: Paul Lawrence

"My goal is to communicate story by exploring imaging in a new arena, one which is as different from photography as watercolor is from oil," says Paul Lawrence, House Artist at OC Contemporary Gallery.

Murf Bikes: So Fun They Sell Themselves

Murf Electric Bikes is a local E-Bike shop, run by Josh Jones and Alan Kang. It began with Jones in the Summer of 2016 and has since managed to become a storefront success.

The Power of Vitamin C

Alfred E. Newman had it right when he said: “We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” 

Artist Spotlight: Susan Cox

"The reality of the scene is there in front of me to be explored," says Susan Cox, House Artist at OC Contemporary Gallery. "However, I will strive to interpret the scene with expressive brushwork that does not create a copy but rather, creates movement with patterns of light and color." 

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