Cleanse and Renew with Erba

 Article Lisa Whittemore | Photography Gia Luciano  Wandering through the arched doorway of Erba is akin to crossing the threshold into a slice of heaven. Essences of lavender, eucalyptus, rose and verbena whirl, waft, and permeate the senses. Erba, located at 114 Avenida del Mar, is cumulous and airy. The color white is Lisa Yates’, owner since the shops inception…

Will Your Knee Pain End in a Total Knee Replacement?

 Article MICHELLE OCELNIK, MA, ATC, CSCS  One of the most common causes of knee pain in adults over 50 is osteoarthritis or “OA,” a degenerative disease where the cartilage in a joint wears down, causing pain, stiffness and disability.  At greatest risk are those who are overweight, sedentary, have a family history of osteoarthritis and anyone with a prior knee injury…

My Skincare Journey

 Article and Photography Lisa Brill  This is me. I have very sensitive skin, am prone to breakouts, have Rosacea, thyroid issues, and my skin reacts to just about everything.  I was ready to ditch the prescriptions and oral medications. In 2011, I purged every synthetic and harmful ingredient out of my bathroom. Then thought, now what?

Allison Adams

 Article Lindsay Linegar | Photography Image courtesy Allison Adams  "Through my portrait work, I aim to honor the subject as best I can—hoping to convey personality and story. I'm also interested in connection, for people to look a painting in the eyes and recognize something in themselves. I want to remind the viewer of our relentless strength and beauty as humans, the…

Boomer Boss

 Article Lindsay Linegar | Photography Gia Luciano  "There's nothing worse than feeling like your body is starting to betray you," says Baby Boomer, May Yacoob.  Yacoob has spent the past three decades as a yoga practitioner. She trained in numerous styles and philosophies and learned how to teach yoga to older students, particularly of the boomer era. Over the last…

Local Ladies: Movers & Shakers

 Article and Photography Cara Elise Taylor  The Author & Artist Consultant  Maria Brophy

Ladies Who Launch Luncheon

 Article Gina Siebert | Photography Gia Luciano  With Heart  Getting to know Elizabeth Stolrow feels like a big, warm hug. A long-time resident of Orange County and settled in San Clemente, it won’t take long for you to cross paths with her as she is deeply rooted in this community along with her three growing children. She treasures time with her family,…

Letter from the Editor

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing is so gentle as real strength.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales Welcome, San Clemente to our Women’s Issue! This month, we celebrate the women of San Clemente. Our Movers and Shakers – women like Maria Brophy, Missy Will, Alana Yarbrough, Kristen Ritzau, Stephanie Fleming, Lisa Adams and Regina … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

For Coffee Connoisseurs & More Rapport Coffee by Cafe Smith is a local delight, dedicated to serving complex and consistently delicious coffee, that promotes work done by farmers and coffee roasters. The beans they serve are roasted in L.A. at Lab Coffee, and are included in a diverse range of creative drinks. They have everything … Continued

Groundbreaking Girls by Allison Adams

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 OC Contemporary Gallery hosted the art exhibit Groundbreaking Girls by Allison Adams. In the midst of Women’s History Month, hundreds of people came together to celebrate of our legacy of inspiring women through Allison’s portraits. Fine catering was provided by Andrea Ketcham, wine tasting by Carrie McCracken and music by … Continued