The Benefits of Honey

Honey has been around for thousands of years and has been used in almost every culture around the world.  Many people use it to sweeten food and beverages, but did you know honey is one of the top superfoods used to treat countless health conditions and boost overall health?

December 2016 Publisher’s Letter

As we approach the Holiday Season for 2016, there are so many things to be thankful. For one We are grateful that we are part of the San Clemente community now.  It has been a dream for years to be able to move to “The Spanish Village by the Sea, ” and it is now a reality.  Being able to…

“Toast to the Casa”

Casa Romantica hosts Toast to the Casa annually to raise funds for its year-round public cultural and education programs. The 2016 gala, called Gran Ballo delle Mascher,e celebrated Italian culture and attracted 300 patrons. Fare from 25 local restaurants, live and silent auctions, live bands, and an art exhibition made for a memorable evening.

Miraval Life in Balance Spa Comes to the Coast

Dana Point’s newest and most enticing retreat resides within the walls of the recently transformed Monarch Beach Resort. After a $40 million reimagination, the coastal property debuted Miraval Life in Balance Spa, California’s first and only extension of the award-winning Miraval Resort experience from Tucson, Arizona.

December 2016 Around Town

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the Nutcracker ballet. This bestselling event, performed with panache by the Orange County Ballet Theatre, is a must for the whole family. The Casa Nutcracker features choreography tailored to Casa Romantica’s intimate Main Salon.

Edible Christmas Traditions

Christmas may be celebrated all over the world, but how Christmas is celebrated varies from culture to culture. Everyone has their favorite traditions whether it be starting the morning off with coffee and cake, decorating your home with colorful lights, caroling, telling classic Christmas stories, or perhaps celebrating on a day other than December 25th. Although there may be different…

Wee Thrive Pediatric Therapy Group opens in San Clemente

On October 14th, Wee Thrive Pediatric Therapy Group hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for their grand opening. The event was showcased by the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce. The chamber awarded them with several plaques and certificates from local state and government officials.

Holiday 
Gift 
Guide

Take the stress out of shopping this year for that perfect gift. The Shops on Del Mar provide gifts for all your family and friends.

A taste of Spain


To prepare the shrimp, peel off their shells, leaving the tails intact. Using a sharp knife, make a shallow slit along the top and bottom of each shrimp, then pull out the dark vein and discard. Rinse the shrimp under cold water and dry well on paper towels.

December 2016 DIY

Living in California, especially by the beach, it’s sometimes hard to get into the holiday mood with all the beautiful warm weather we experience. Here are some DIY ideas to make the scents in our home keep us in the holiday spirit all month long!