Music Matters

When you ask Patti Compton and Anthony Small who their favorite musicians are, you won’t hear Billboard chart-toppers like Ariana Grande, George Strait or Imagine Dragons. Instead, you’ll hear names, such as Nathaniel Rateliff, Thelonious Monk, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. If you don’t know who those artists are or anything about their musical influences, a new foundation…

A Little Foam Board

The first thing I noticed as I pulled up to Tom Morey's place on the beach, was that he was waiting for me on the bench out front. The man is 83 years old, yet gave me the impression that at a moments notice if I were to have come up the street hooting and hollering about the waves being…

Interview With the Cocktail

The inspiration for a new cocktail can come from many places, but in the case of Robert Adamson’s “Eagle’s Fist,” it was a revisit on a previous cocktail attempt that hadn’t gone quite as hoped. “We were having this competition for Espolon (a Tequila brand),” Robert explains. “I created a chorizo-style cocktail with mole, agave, mescal, and a chorizo syrup…

From Trauma to Triumph

While many little kids are quizzed on the alphabet, when Lyn Hiner was growing up, her dad was quizzing her on a topic that was much faster paced. As he cruised his “earwax yellow” 1971 Porsche 912 through the streets of Santa Barbara, he was teaching his daughter all about driving a manual. “He’d be driving and say ‘All right.…

Lessons In Life

Today the phrase, “having it all” is used so often and facetiously that it has become akin to some negative joke. When the question is posed about whether women can “have it all,” the answer arrived at is typically no, along with some skeptical scolding of those women who ever had the nerve to think they could. There has been…

A Journey to Wellness

Regina Piazza, owner of Piazza Wellness Center in Dana Point, CA began her story on the East Coast side of the US. Regina was born in Scranton, PA with severe Asthma & a very compromised immune system. Taking a single breath was a struggle due to the degree of scarring in her lungs & her numerous allergies kept her isolated…

Create Soulful Connections

Some of the most popular actors in movies of the last decade have come out of the “Improv” world simply by saying “Yes, and…” to their fellow actor in scenes that are improvised. This makes the scene crackle with possibility because everyone’s in the same creative flow, living in the moment.

Kristen Ritzau and Shoreline Dental Team are the Fresh Face of Local Dentistry

Not only does Kristen Ritzau DDS have a winning smile and an engaging personality, but she also has a published book on her list of accomplishments. Her book, Distinctive Dentistry, details her personal experiences and innovative perspectives regarding her chosen profession. Ritzau credits the success of Shoreline Dental Studio for the implementation of ideals that she learned, cultivated, and has…

Sweet ~ Savory ~ Uniquely Local Dining

What A Dish Cafe and Catering…sweet, salty and sour, creating the divine balance in every meal

Farm Fresh

There is nothing better than being surrounded with great friends, good wine, and a delicious home cooked meal and one so fresh you know for sure you’re doing your body a great service.