A Community Garden Built On Love

I love talking to people telling them I have a community garden in San Juan Capistrano. The response is, “Oh, I would love to have one too.”

Ramos House Cafe

Our current cities are filled with rushed traffic, busy lifestyles with many in a big hurry to get to somewhere. Do you ever sit in traffic or a busy freeway wishing you could find a delightful get-away not to far away and feel some magic in your life! I know the exact place and it's right in San Juan Capistrano,…

Fair Dinkum / The Real Deal

 Article Lindsay Linegar | Photography Timothy Reed Murphy  Taking inspiration from an Australian phrase meaning true, genuine or "the real deal"; Michael Lanzon has created an inviting space in the heart of Dana Point. Originally from Australia, Lanzon envisioned Fair Dinkum Coffee and Beer Co. as a place where people could come to escape their daily routines and experience authenticity.  “You…

Local Restaurant Creating Dishes with Local Fresh Produce

From South Coast Farms in San Juan Capistrano to an old, legendary surfer’s table at Brick restaurant in San Clemente, owner and head chef David Pratt creates a fresh, unique dining experience for each of his guests.

Who Says a Zebra Can’t Change Its Stripes

For as long as Sara Allen can remember, the bold aroma of fresh coffee beans brings her back to childhood when her father Dan Allen began roasting coffee—on a grill on their back deck. This proved successful for Dan, however, when their bbq began to taste like coffee, his wife wasn’t thrilled. Despite her mother’s distaste for coffee, Sara’s father…

Healthy Eats!

At Active Culture they strive to represent the unique culture of South Orange County the best way they know how – by providing their clientele with healthy, organic, elemental and delectable food at affordable prices. As a family owned business, they strive to focus on the little things that often get lost in today’s busy lifestyle, like getting to know…