To Envision, To Conceive, To Discover, To Build – This Defines A MAKER

Makers are not just visionaries or dreamers. Visualizing a creation in the mind’s eye is merely the first step. Then there’s the act of imagining, ruminating, and sorting out details. After which, a maker breathes life into their vision. At times, they must work against all odds and ignore the doubters, the naysayers. Afterward, they funnel their heart and soul…


Do you know where your food comes from? The fresher the better ~ it’s nice to know where that fresh basket of berries came from.

Among All the Things You’re Making, Consider a Shift in Perspective One of Them

John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you, while you’re busy making other plans”. We are always making something, aren’t we? We make appointments. We make dinner. We make love. We make a house a home. We make babies. We make time. We make friends and we make coffee. In every moment, with every breath, we make decisions that…

Curating Creativity

February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in the special communities of San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by our local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether … Continued

The Power of Color

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” ~ Wassily Kandinsky

Cars and Coffee

On Saturday mornings in San Clemente, you will find one of the biggest Cars and Coffee. From classics, customs to luxury you will find proud owners showcasing their cars. This particular Saturday the winner of "Truck Hunters" on History channel, Riccardo Salatino of RFS Motorsports let us get a good look at this restoration that … Continued

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Locally Sourced

 Restaurants/Chef’s Name:          Chef Renee  Dish Name:                                  Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Herb Dressing   

Whether it’s a Cake, Cupcake or Cake Pop, Confectious Pastries are Infectious

At five years of age little brown haired, doe eyed Nicci Julian was measuring and mixing in the kitchen of her family home. As her friends watched cartoons, with flour dusting her hair and dough stuck to her hands, Julian instead was mesmerized by the Food Network. By the age of 10, Julian was a passionate student in chef taught…