Duck, Duck, Confit Quesadilla

“Hustle” is the name of the game in Asheville, a city where most folks juggle at least two jobs to make ends and dreams meet. It’s a concept Bandidos owner and chef Justin Smudde knows a thing or two about. The wily entrepreneur has a handful of businesses, including Bandidos and Blue Ridge Renovations. Over the years he’s ventured into…

From Our Home to Yours

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and 
returns home to find it. 
  -George A. Moore

We welcome March to San Clemente, and we welcome our readers to go into the pages of this month's home issue.

Thank you for everyone's contributions this month, including Garth and good friend, Ed Lloyd of Woodslab, for giving us an inside look…

Inspired by Coastal Vibes

The focal point of the Living Room is the fireplace accented by the artwork and framed in by the two Étagères. The conversation or sitting area is defined by the textured area rug. Four matching chairs surround a custom round cocktail table where you can sit and read, play games, relax, have a cocktail and enjoy the fire. The small…

Your Skin Will Thank You

Fruits and vegetables are important to anyone’s diet, partially because they contain antioxidants - the benefits of which, are abundant. Mrs. Pucker’s Lemon Shot(™) is a fantastic source of antioxidants, because our organic lemon shot consists of the peel, pith, pulp and seeds of the lemon.

You and You

Are you going to let 2018 play out in the same way all the previous years have? In that loop? The loop where you keep doing the same things over and over yet expecting a different result? What if you created time and space to delve into your own heart and mind and really discover what brings you alive? Most…

Gratitude Garden Preschool Is An Innovative Educational Home For Kids

San Clemente is home to one of Orange County’s few nature-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) schools. The students at The Gratitude Garden Preschool are inventing, building and experimenting with science in a non-toxic and nature-based environment. The Gratitude Garden is a magical and inspirational place. Each room is eco-friendly and beautifully designed, the teachers all have university degrees and credentials,…

The Importance of Estate Planning

No one can predict the future. But one thing is certain: if you leave unanswered questions about how to settle your affairs after you’re gone, life for your beneficiaries will be more difficult than it has to be. Ensure the assets you’ve worked so hard to acquire go to the loved ones you designate. This is only possible through effective…

Your Dog and Your Home

Life today is very busy. Leaving your dog at home for more than four hours every day can have a negative impact on its happiness, behavior and quality of life. For the health and well-being of your dog, you should not leave him or her alone for too long. Puppies should not be left for more than two hours. Dogs are…

Lavish Your Skin

Qēt Botanicals proudly makes and sells an amazing product called Lavish Serum Salve. We always say that if we were ever stranded on a deserted island, this would be the one product that we hoped we had with us. It is special, unique, wonderful. It’s a national beauty award winner, and it’s our only salve that we formulate. In it we include our favorite…

BOOKMARKED

 Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast   Edited by Hamish Bowles and Chloe Malle   A stunning collection of beautiful houses and gardens that have appeared in the pages of Vogue over the last decade, with 400+ full-color photographs. Lavishly illustrated, Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast is an irresistible look at some of the most spectacular houses and gardens whose owners are icons…